Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, & Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX, 9105-9106 [05-3503]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices will be made available to all known interested parties and appropriate agencies. Full public participation by Federal, State, and local agencies as well as other concerned organizations and private citizens is invited throughout the preparation process of this document. The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–3501 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability for a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service policy in Director’s Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan (FEIS/ GMP) for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA), Kentucky and Tennessee. The FEIS/GMP analyzes three action alternatives and one no-action alternative for guiding management of the park over the next 15 to 20 years. The three action alternatives incorporate various management prescriptions to ensure resource protection and quality visitor experiences. The agency preferred alternative proposes a system of seven management zones and a formal, designated roads and trails system. The FEIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives. Limited numbers of copies of the FEIS/GMP are available from the Superintendent, Big South Fork NRRA, 4564 Leatherwood Ford Road, Oneida, TN 37841, or by calling (423) 569–9778. An electronic copy of the FEIS/GMP is available on the Internet at http:// www.nps.gov/biso. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 The National Park Service held a series of community and focus group meetings to gather stakeholder input during the preparation of the Supplemental Draft EIS/GMP. The meetings assisted the National Park Service in developing alternatives for managing the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of Big South Fork NRRA. The four alternatives were incorporated into the Supplemental Draft EIS/GMP and presented at community forums in March 2003. Responses from the meetings, plus 170 written comments from the public and other agencies helped refine the alternatives. The FEIS/GMP differs from the Supplemental Draft by providing some additional recreational opportunities and proposing trail standards that are more protective of the backcountry environment. For example, the final plan allows bicycles on 13 miles of lowuse, existing trails; provides a new access point for equestrians; proposes an additional horse trail on an existing alignment; and strengthens trail standards regarding slope and water management. The foregoing changes will not result in environmental impacts different from those analyzed in the Supplemental Draft EIS/GMP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Stubbs, Community Planner, Big South Fork NRRA, 4564 Leatherwood Ford Road, Oneida, TN 37841. Telephone: (423) 569–9778. The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 7, 2005. Francis Peltier, Associate Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–3504 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, & Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment for a 30-day public review at Lake Meredith National Recreation AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9105 Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Plan of Operations, prepared by Luxor Oil and Gas, Inc., to re-enter an existing natural gas well and directionally drill a lateral sidetrack leg, at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. The NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment on this proposal. The above documents are available for public review and comment for 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. DATES: The documents are available for review in the Office of the Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 419 E. Broadway, Fritch, Texas. Copies of the Plan of Operations are available, for a duplication fee; and copies of the Environmental Assessment are available upon request, and at no cost, from the Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, Texas 79306–1460. ADDRESSES: Paul Eubank, Acting Chief, Resource Management, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, telephone: 806–857– 0309. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you wish to submit comments on these documents within the 30 days, mail comments to the post office address provided above, or you may handdeliver comments to the park at the street address provided above. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of responders, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the decision-making record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the decision-making record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 9106 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 36 / Thursday, February 24, 2005 / Notices Dated: October 27, 2004. John T. Crowley, Acting Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 05–3503 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–KE–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Meeting of Concessions Management Advisory Board ACTION: AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10), notice is hereby given that the Concessions Management Advisory Board (the Board) will hold its 13th meeting on March 9, 2005, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at the Madison Hotel located at 1177 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m.. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board was established by Title IV, Section 409 of the National Park Omnibus Management Act of 1998, November 13, 1998 (Pub. L. 105–391). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters relating to management of concessions in the National Park System. The Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. for the regular business meeting for continued discussion on the following subjects: • The ‘‘core menu’’ concept for the Pricing Program • Concession Program Training for Superintendents • Department of the Interior Central Reservation System • Concession Oversight System • Regional Concession Chiefs Update The meeting will be open to the public, however, facilities and space for accommodating members of the public are limited, and persons will be accommodated on a first-come-firstserve basis. Assistance to Individuals With Disabilities at the Public Meeting The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you plan to attend and will require an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or material in an alternate format, notify the contact person listed in this notice at least 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Attempts will be made to meet any request(s) we receive after that date, VerDate jul<14>2003 18:49 Feb 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 however, we may not be able to make the requested auxiliary aid or service available because of insufficient time to arrange for it. Anyone may file with the Broad a written statement concerning matters to be discussed. The Board may also permit attendees to address the Board, but may restrict the length of the presentations, as necessary to allow the board to complete its agenda within the allotted time. Such requests should be made to the Director, National Park Service, Attention: Manager, Concession Program, at least 7 days prior to the meeting. Further information concerning the meeting may be obtained from National Park Service, Concession Program, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: 202/513–7144. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection approximately 6 weeks after the meeting, at the Concession Program Office located at 1201 Eye Street, NW., 15th Floor, Washington, DC. Dated: February 14, 2005. Michael Snyder, Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 05–3502 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Land Exchange at Petersburg National Battlefield National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: I. The following described federally owned land administered by the National Park Service has been determined to be suitable for exchange. The authority for this exchange is the Act of July 15, 1968 (16 U.S.C. 460l– 22b) and Executive Order No. 7329, dated March 30, 1936. Petersburg National Battlefield (Battlefield) Tract 04–107 is a 0.14-acre parcel of federally owned land needed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to improve Route 613 by widening and paving the existing roadway. The tract is located within the boundary of the Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia and will remain so after consummation of the exchange. There are no threatened or endangered species or other species of management concern present on the tract. No cultural or archeological resources are known to exist on the tract. The exchange will protect park resources and facilitate the PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administration of the park. The United States of America will retain mineral rights. A reverter clause will be included in the deed to VDOT whereby the property will revert at the option of the United States of America in the event that the Commonwealth of Virginia was to abandon said road. Title will be conveyed subject to reservations and exceptions as contained in the original deeds as well as existing easements for public roads and highways, public utilities and pipelines. VDOT is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the respective roads. II. In exchange for the land identified in Paragraph I, the United States will acquire Tract 01–150, a 0.85-acre parcel situated outside the boundary of the Battlefield near The Crater, an historic site within the boundary of the Battlefield. Federal acquisition of this tract will allow for protection of the visual integrity of the landscape from The Crater and the Crater Battlefield, a significant and threatened park resource. Executive Order No. 7329, dated March 30, 1936, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire this tract because of its proximity to The Crater property. The value of the properties to be exchanged shall be determined by a current fair market value appraisal and if they are not appropriately equal, the values shall be equalized by payment of cash as circumstances require. For a period of 45 calendar days from the date this notice is first published, interested parties may submit comments to the Superintendent listed below. Adverse comments will be evaluated, and this action may be modified or vacated accordingly. In the absence of any action to modify or vacate, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to convey to VDOT 0.14-acre of federally owned land at Petersburg National Battlefield in exchange for 0.85-acre of land owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia as authorized by the Act of July 15, 1968 (16 U.S.C. 460l–22b), and Executive Order No. 7329, dated March 30, 1936. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Detailed information concerning this exchange, including precise legal descriptions, Land Protection Plan, environmental assessments, cultural reports and Finding of No Significant Impact are available at the following address: Superintendent, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, 1539 Hickory Hill Road, Petersburg, VA 23803. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 36 (Thursday, February 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9105-9106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3503]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, Lake Meredith 
National Recreation Area, & Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, 
TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Plan of Operations and Environmental 
Assessment for a 30-day public review at Lake Meredith National 
Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, the National Park Service (NPS) 
announces the availability of a Plan of Operations, prepared by Luxor 
Oil and Gas, Inc., to re-enter an existing natural gas well and 
directionally drill a lateral sidetrack leg, at Lake Meredith National 
Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. The NPS 
has prepared an Environmental Assessment on this proposal.

DATES: The above documents are available for public review and comment 
for 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: The documents are available for review in the Office of the 
Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 
419 E. Broadway, Fritch, Texas. Copies of the Plan of Operations are 
available, for a duplication fee; and copies of the Environmental 
Assessment are available upon request, and at no cost, from the 
Superintendent, Karren Brown, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 
P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, Texas 79306-1460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Eubank, Acting Chief, Resource 
Management, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, telephone: 806-857-
0309.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to submit comments on these 
documents within the 30 days, mail comments to the post office address 
provided above, or you may hand-deliver comments to the park at the 
street address provided above. Our practice is to make comments, 
including names and home addresses of responders, available for public 
review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may 
request that we withhold their home address from the decision-making 
record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also 
may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the decision-
making record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. If you wish 
us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all 
submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.


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    Dated: October 27, 2004.
John T. Crowley,
Acting Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 05-3503 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]
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