General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas, 17464 [05-6830]

Download as PDF 17464 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 6, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service Notice of Boundary Revision, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas SUMMARY: This notice announces a revision of the boundaries of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, to include four (4) parcels of land within the boundaries of the National Lakeshore. This action is taken under the authority of 16 U.S.C. 460u–19 (Pub. L. 94–549, enacted October 18, 1976). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 1100 North Mineral Springs Road, Porter, Indiana 46304–1299, or by telephone at 219–926–7561, extension 410. Notice is hereby provided that the boundaries of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are revised. This revision is to include certain parcels of real property situated in Porter County, Indiana, and is effective upon publication of this notice. These parcels will be donated to the United States of America and they are contiguous to the National Lakeshore boundaries. These parcels contain, in aggregate, 0.82 of an acre of land, more or less. The parcels are identified as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tract 20–136 and Tract 20–137 on Segment Map 20, Drawing No. 626/ 35,020. Tract 100–29 on Segment Map 100, Drawing No. 626/35,100. Tract 101–15 on Segment Map 101, Drawing No. 626/35,101. All of the above-cited segment maps are dated July 14, 2004. These maps are on file at the following locations: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Region, Land Resources, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102–2571; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 1100 North Mineral Springs Road, Porter, Indiana 46304–1299. Dated: October 5, 2004. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on April 1, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–6829 Filed 4–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:17 Apr 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, General Management Plan for Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas. On February 8, 2005, the Associate Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the General Management Plan, described as the Preferred Alternative contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued on January 7, 2005. The following course of action will occur under the preferred alternative. The protection of natural and cultural resources will be emphasized throughout the river corridor, as well as providing opportunities for traditional visitor uses. As mandated by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, a permanent boundary for the wild and scenic river is established for protection and management of the outstandingly remarkable values. The National Park Service will negotiate and implement cooperative agreements with nonfederal landowners that specify the rights and responsibilities of the National Park Service and each landowner. A river use plan and resource management plan will be developed for the entire river. The NPS will cooperate with other U.S agencies and the appropriate agencies in Mexico to maintain or enhance water quality and minimum flows in the river. The preferred alternative also recommends to Congress that the upstream segment of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park be designated as part of the Wild and Scenic River. The selected action and one other alternative were analyzed in the draft and final environmental impact statements. A full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed. The full Record of Decision PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a finding of non-impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the planning process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John H. King, Superintendent, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, P.O. Box 129, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834– 0129, (432) 477–1102. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision are available from the contact listed above. Dated: February 8, 2005. Bob Moon, Associate Regional Director, Resource, Stewardship, and Research, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 05–6830 Filed 4–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–KF–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday April 15, 2005, Camp Kanawha, end of Rock Hall Road in Point of Rocks Maryland. The Commission was established by Public Law 91–644 to meet and consult with the Secretary of the Interior on general policies and specific matters related to the administration and development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The members of the Commission are as follows: Mrs. Shelia Rabb Weidenfeld, Chairman; Mr. Charles J. Weir; Mr. Barry A. Passett; Mr. Terry W. Hepburn; Ms. Elise B. Heinz; Ms. JoAnn M. Spevacek; Mrs. Mary E. Woodward; Mrs. Donna Printz; Mrs. Ferial S. Bishop; Ms. Nancy C. Long; Mrs. Jo Reynolds; Dr. James H. Gilford; Mrs. Sue Ann Sullivan; Brother James Kirkpatrick. Topics that will be presented during the meeting include: 1. Update on park planning and design projects. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 6, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a Record of Decision on the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Rio 
Grande Wild and Scenic River.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the 
National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of 
Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, General 
Management Plan for Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas. On 
February 8, 2005, the Associate Regional Director, Intermountain Region 
approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as 
practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the 
General Management Plan, described as the Preferred Alternative 
contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued on January 
7, 2005.
    The following course of action will occur under the preferred 
alternative. The protection of natural and cultural resources will be 
emphasized throughout the river corridor, as well as providing 
opportunities for traditional visitor uses. As mandated by the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act, a permanent boundary for the wild and scenic river 
is established for protection and management of the outstandingly 
remarkable values. The National Park Service will negotiate and 
implement cooperative agreements with nonfederal landowners that 
specify the rights and responsibilities of the National Park Service 
and each landowner. A river use plan and resource management plan will 
be developed for the entire river. The NPS will cooperate with other 
U.S agencies and the appropriate agencies in Mexico to maintain or 
enhance water quality and minimum flows in the river. The preferred 
alternative also recommends to Congress that the upstream segment of 
the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park be designated as part of the 
Wild and Scenic River.
    The selected action and one other alternative were analyzed in the 
draft and final environmental impact statements. A full range of 
foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed. The full Record of 
Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other 
alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a finding of non-
impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to 
minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in 
the planning process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John H. King, Superintendent, Rio 
Grande Wild and Scenic River, P.O. Box 129, Big Bend National Park, TX 
79834-0129, (432) 477-1102.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision are 
available from the contact listed above.

    Dated: February 8, 2005.
Bob Moon,
Associate Regional Director, Resource, Stewardship, and Research, 
Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
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