Notice of Availability for a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Feasibility Study on the Preservation of Civil War Battlefields and Related Historic Sites Along the Vicksburg Campaign Trail (VCT) in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, 20592-20593 [05-7912]

Download as PDF 20592 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 20, 2005 / Notices Roy L. Masinton, Field Manager, or Leah Quesenberry, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at the above address and phone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public lands affected by the change in designation, closure and supplementary rules are identified as follows: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Certain public lands located within the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan area in El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller Counties, Colorado Colorado, Sixth Principal Meridian T. 15 S., R. 70 W. through 72 W. T. 16 S., R. 68 W. through 72 W. T. 17 S., R. 68 W. through 72 W. T. 18 S., R. 68 W. through 71 W. These supplementary rules do not apply to emergency, law enforcement, and Federal or other government vehicles while being used for official or other emergency purposes, or to any other vehicle use that is expressly authorized or otherwise officially approved by BLM. Violation of order and rules is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months and/ or a fine as defined in 18 U.S.C. 3571. This notice with detailed maps will be posted at the Royal Gorge Field Office. Linda McGlothlen, Acting Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–7815 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Special Resource Study; San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, CA; Notice of Extension of Public Scoping Period Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to provide written comments—to be considered any response must now be postmarked or transmitted no later than May 20, 2005. At this time five public meetings are scheduled to be held during March 18– 24; complete details including times and locations are available at http:// www.nps.gov/pwro/sangabriel. All written responses should be addressed to the National Park Service, Attn: San Gabriel SRS, 1111 Jackson St., Ste. 700, Oakland, CA 94607 (or may be sent electronically in care of pwr_sangabriel@nps.gov). If individuals submitting comments request that their name or/and address be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such requests must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. There also may be circumstances wherein the NPS will withhold a respondent’s identity as allowable by law. As always NPS will make available to public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses, and, anonymous comments may not be considered. Availability of the pending draft study for review and comment will be announced by local and regional news media, the above listed website, and direct mailing. At this time it is anticipated that the draft study will be released by late 2006 or early 2007 for public review and comment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 11, 2005. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 05–7913 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91–190 as amended), and as authorized by Pub. L. 108–042, the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, has initiated public scoping for a study of the San Gabriel River surrounding watershed and San Gabriel Mountains so as to evaluate significance of the area’s resources and assess the possible suitability and feasibility of the area to be considered for inclusion in the National Park System. Originally the public scoping period was set to conclude on April 19, 2005 (per Federal Register notice dated January 19, 2005). In deference to public interest expressed to date from local governmental agencies, organizations, and other interested parties, the scoping period has been extended. SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Apr 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability for a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Feasibility Study on the Preservation of Civil War Battlefields and Related Historic Sites Along the Vicksburg Campaign Trail (VCT) in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making), the NPS announces the availability of a PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEIS for the Feasibility Study on the Preservation of Civil War Battlefields and Related Historic Sites along the VCT in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Feasibility Study examines almost 500 sites with a view to how they might best be preserved and linked. ADDRESSES: Limited numbers of copies of the FEIS/Feasibility Study are available from Harlan Unrau, National Park Service, Denver Service Center— Planning, P.O. Box 25287, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80225– 0287, or by calling (303)–969–2254. An electronic copy of the FEIS/Feasibility Study is available on the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/vick. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Feasibility Study identified approximately 500 sites in five states that were associated with the Vicksburg Campaign. The study then evaluated and rated each site according to criteria established by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields (1993); sites were rated as Tier One (Decisive/ Major), Tier Two (Formative), and Tier Three (Limited). As of May 2003, 19 Tier One, 26 Tier Two, 131 Tier Three, and 315 associated sites had been identified, for a total of 491 sites included in the VCT Feasibility Study. The FEIS describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of three alternatives, including a no action alternative, for the future management direction of the VCT Initiative. NPS Preferred Alternative is Alternative C— Comprehensive Preservation. The intent of the proposed action is to link all sites associated with the VCT in a formally designated VCT Initiative. Legislation would be needed to establish the VCT Initiative, modeled after the legislation establishing the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. Emphasis would be placed on protection of all sites associated with the VCT that have been recognized as being nationally significant, i.e., the Tier One Sites, through acquisition in fee or easement by Federal, State, or local agencies, and private organizations. It also anticipates that three of the sites (Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Fort Heiman) encompassing approximately 2,000 acres could be added to the National Park System as boundary adjustments at existing units if authorized by Congress. In other cases the NPS could assist other managing authorities in the protection and preservation of other Tier One sites (e.g., Fort Pillow). Protection of the Tier One sites would be part of a comprehensive effort that E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 20, 2005 / Notices extends to the Tier Two and Three sites as well. For the Tier Two and Three sites, emphasis would be placed on protecting significant resource values through cooperation with public and private landowners to encourage compatible uses. Only if owners offered to sell and State, local, or private entities had funds available, would acquisition of fee or easement be considered. The VCT Initiative would be established through congressional action with an overall management entity/advisory committee supplemented with working task forces from each State. The draft Environmental Impact Statement for the VCT was released to the public on April 26, 2004. The public comment period ended June 24, 2004. No substantive comments were received on the draft document; consequently, no changes were made to the alternatives or environmental consequences. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183, (601) 636–0583, or Harlan Unrau, National Park Service, Denver Service Center—Planning, P.O. Box 25287, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80225–0287, (303) 969– 2254. The responsible official for this FEIS is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: February 1, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–7912 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] exit 49. Take State Road 434 West to Wekiwa Springs Rd. Call (407) 884– 2006 or visit http:// www.floridastateparks.org/ wekiwasprings for additional information on this facility. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Fosburgh, Rivers Program Manager, Northeast Region—Boston, 15 State Street, Boston, MA 02109, telephone (617) 223–5191. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public. The agenda will include: Introductions; Review of Commission Charter and Purpose; Review of Management Plan Scope and Purpose; Commission Operating Logistics; and related topics. Any member of the public may file with the Commission a written statement concerning agenda items. The statement should be addressed to the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Commission, National Park Service, 15 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. The Wekiva River System Advisory Management Commission was established by Pub. L. 106–299 to assist in the development of the comprehensive management plan for the Wekiva River System and provide advice to the Secretary in carrying out management responsibilities of the Secretary under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274). Dated: April 6, 2005. Jamie Fosburgh, Rivers Program Manager. [FR Doc. 05–7914 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M Wekiva River System Advisory Management Commission Meeting National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a May 3, 2005 initial meeting of the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Commission. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wekiwa Springs State Park, Youth Camp Classroom, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712. Wekiwa Springs State Park is located off Interstate 4 at 16:34 Apr 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 District of Columbia District of Columbia Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Historic District, (Parkways of the National Capital Region MPS) Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Washington, 05000367 Florida Volusia County Tarragona Tower, Tarragona Way and International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, 05000368 Louisiana East Feliciana Parish Bank of Slaughter, 3323 Church St., Slaughter, 05000369 Missouri Jackson County Hiland Telephone Exchange Building, 1020 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, 05000373 Woolworth, F.W., Building, 3120–3122 Troost Ave., Kansas City, 05000372 St. Louis County Hi-Pointe—De Mun Historic District, Roughly bounded by S. Skinker Blvd., Clayton Rd., Seminary Place, De Mun Ave., and Northwood Ave., Clayton, 05000370 St. Louis Independent City Lindenwood School, 2815 McCausland Ave., St. Louis (Independent City), 05000371 Baltusrol Golf Club, 201 Shunpike Rd., Springfield, 05000374 North Carolina National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service VerDate jul<14>2003 Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. Union County DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service DATES: or faxed comments should be submitted by May 5, 2005. New Jersey BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 20593 Buncombe County Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before March 26, 2005. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR Part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written Carteret County PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Smith, Whitford G., House, 263 Haywood St., Asheville, 05000375 Salter—Battle Hunting and Fishing Lodge, Sheep Island, Ocracoke, 05000381 Cumberland County Capitol, The, 126 Hay St., Fayetteville, 05000376 Greene County Zachariah School, NC 1239, 0.6 mi. S o NC 1244, Wooten’s Crossroads, 05000377 Guilford County Wilson, Lucy and J. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20592-20593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7912]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability for a Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS) for the Feasibility Study on the Preservation of Civil War 
Battlefields and Related Historic Sites Along the Vicksburg Campaign 
Trail (VCT) in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and 
Tennessee

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director's 
Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, 
and Decision-making), the NPS announces the availability of a FEIS for 
the Feasibility Study on the Preservation of Civil War Battlefields and 
Related Historic Sites along the VCT in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Feasibility Study examines almost 500 
sites with a view to how they might best be preserved and linked.

ADDRESSES: Limited numbers of copies of the FEIS/Feasibility Study are 
available from Harlan Unrau, National Park Service, Denver Service 
Center--Planning, P.O. Box 25287, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, 
CO 80225-0287, or by calling (303)-969-2254. An electronic copy of the 
FEIS/Feasibility Study is available on the Internet at http://
www.nps.gov/vick.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Feasibility Study identified 
approximately 500 sites in five states that were associated with the 
Vicksburg Campaign. The study then evaluated and rated each site 
according to criteria established by the Civil War Sites Advisory 
Commission Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields (1993); sites 
were rated as Tier One (Decisive/Major), Tier Two (Formative), and Tier 
Three (Limited). As of May 2003, 19 Tier One, 26 Tier Two, 131 Tier 
Three, and 315 associated sites had been identified, for a total of 491 
sites included in the VCT Feasibility Study.
    The FEIS describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of three 
alternatives, including a no action alternative, for the future 
management direction of the VCT Initiative. NPS Preferred Alternative 
is Alternative C--Comprehensive Preservation. The intent of the 
proposed action is to link all sites associated with the VCT in a 
formally designated VCT Initiative. Legislation would be needed to 
establish the VCT Initiative, modeled after the legislation 
establishing the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.
    Emphasis would be placed on protection of all sites associated with 
the VCT that have been recognized as being nationally significant, 
i.e., the Tier One Sites, through acquisition in fee or easement by 
Federal, State, or local agencies, and private organizations. It also 
anticipates that three of the sites (Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and 
Fort Heiman) encompassing approximately 2,000 acres could be added to 
the National Park System as boundary adjustments at existing units if 
authorized by Congress. In other cases the NPS could assist other 
managing authorities in the protection and preservation of other Tier 
One sites (e.g., Fort Pillow).
    Protection of the Tier One sites would be part of a comprehensive 
effort that

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extends to the Tier Two and Three sites as well. For the Tier Two and 
Three sites, emphasis would be placed on protecting significant 
resource values through cooperation with public and private landowners 
to encourage compatible uses. Only if owners offered to sell and State, 
local, or private entities had funds available, would acquisition of 
fee or easement be considered.
    The VCT Initiative would be established through congressional 
action with an overall management entity/advisory committee 
supplemented with working task forces from each State.
    The draft Environmental Impact Statement for the VCT was released 
to the public on April 26, 2004. The public comment period ended June 
24, 2004. No substantive comments were received on the draft document; 
consequently, no changes were made to the alternatives or environmental 
consequences.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Vicksburg National 
Military Park, 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183, (601) 636-0583, 
or Harlan Unrau, National Park Service, Denver Service Center--
Planning, P.O. Box 25287, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80225-
0287, (303) 969-2254.
    The responsible official for this FEIS is Patricia A. Hooks, 
Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama 
Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: February 1, 2005.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 05-7912 Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]
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