Folsom Dam Road Restricted Access, Folsom, CA, 21441-21442 [05-8238]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 26, 2005 / Notices and contribute to further refinement of these modifications the National Park Service is publishing a Revised Draft. This draft contains four new alternatives and an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement. A Record of Decision is expected in the fall of 2005. Alternative 1 (No Action): Current and projected conditions under this alternative provide a baseline for evaluating the changes and impacts of the other action alternatives. The NPS would continue the present management direction, guided by the 1986 General Management Plan, the 1997 Entrance Area and Road Corridor Development Concept Plan, the 1997 South Side Denali Development Concept Plan, the 1997 Strategic Plan, and backcountry management plans from 1976 and 1982. Recreational use and access patterns would continue to develop, and NPS would respond as necessary on a case-by-case basis. No new services or facilities would be developed to meet increased levels of use in the backcountry, except for those identified in the Entrance Area or South Side plans. This alternative represents ‘‘no action’’ for this plan. For all activities, the NPS would respond to changing use patterns as necessary to protect park resources, visitor safety, and visitor experience. Alternative 2: This alternative would distinguish a unique Denali experience based on dispersed use in a wilderness landscape with few sights or sounds of people or mechanized civilization. There would be few services, facilities, or signs of management presence. This alternative would most clearly distinguish the backcountry experience in Denali from the surrounding lands, providing a place primarily for visitors who are very self-reliant, and would include many opportunities for extended expeditions in very remote locations. Backcountry users seeking other experiences would find those opportunities on neighboring lands. Alternative 3: This alternative would provide opportunities for a variety of wilderness recreational activities by establishing areas to serve those visitors who want to experience the wilderness resource values of the Denali backcountry but require services, assistance, or have a limited amount of time. The areas would be the minimum necessary to provide these experiences based on present demand and would be focused along the park road in the Old Park and Kantishna and at the existing high activity areas at the Ruth Glacier and the Kahiltna Base Camp. The majority of the backcountry would be managed for dispersed, self-reliant travel and would include opportunities VerDate jul<14>2003 11:52 Apr 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 for extended expeditions in very remote locations. Alternative 4 (NPS Preferred Alternative): This alternative would also provide opportunities for a variety of wilderness recreational activities and experiences by establishing areas to serve those visitors who want to experience the wilderness resource values of the Denali backcountry but require services, assistance, or have a limited amount of time. However, the areas would be of sufficient size to accommodate anticipated growth in the next 20 years and would be focused along the park road in the Old Park and Kantishna; at the Ruth, Tokositna, and Kahiltna Glaciers; and in the Dunkle Hills/Broad Pass area. The remainder of the backcountry would be managed for dispersed, self-reliant travel and would include opportunities for extended expeditions in very remote locations. Alternative 5: This alternative would create two distinct geographic areas that provide different kinds of visitor experiences in the Denali backcountry. The Old Park and the Denali additions north of the Alaska Range would be primarily managed for dispersed, selfreliant travel although no areas would be managed specifically to preserve opportunities for extended expeditions in remote locations. Areas along the park road and in Kantishna that presently receive a relatively high volume of use and large parts of the additions south of the Alaska Range would be managed for a greater intensity and variety of appropriate recreational activities and would have more visible management presence and opportunities for more services and facilities. Informational and Public Meetings Informational meetings and public hearings will be scheduled in Alaska at the following locations: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Healy, Susitna Valley, and Cantwell. The specific dates and times of the meetings and public hearings will be announced in local media. It is the practice of the National Park Service to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. An individual respondent may request that we withhold his or her address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. If you wish to have NPS withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. NPS will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21441 organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: April 20, 2005. Anne. D. Castellina, Acting Regional Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 05–8308 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HT–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Kaloko-Konokohau National Historical Park; Advisory Commission; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Na Hoapili O Kaloko Honokohau, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9 a.m., May 7, 2005, at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park headquarters, KailuaKona, Hawaii. The agenda will be on discussions on the results of the Planning and Development of the Live-In Cultural Center workshop. The meeting is open to the public. Disabled persons requiring special assistance should contact the Superintendent at (808) 329–6881 ext 7, 7 days prior to the meeting. Minutes will be recorded for documentation and transcribed for dissemination. Minutes of the meeting will be available to the public after approval of the full Advisory Commission. Transcripts will be available after 30 days of the meeting. For copies of the minutes, contact KalokoHonokohau National Historical Park at (808) 329–6881. Dated: March 10, 2005. Geraldine K. Bell, Superintendent, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. [FR Doc. 05–8307 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–6H–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Folsom Dam Road Restricted Access, Folsom, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 21442 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 26, 2005 / Notices a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Folsom Dam Road Restricted Access action. The action would entail a long-term decision on the closure of Folsom Dam Road to public access. A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on Friday, December 3, 2004 (69 FR 70278). The written comment period on the Draft EIS ended on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. The Final EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period. DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. At the end of the 30-day period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. A compact disk or copy of the Final EIS may be requested from Ms. Lynnette Wirth, Reclamation, by mail at 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; by e-mail at lwirth@mp.usbr.gov or by calling 916–978–5102. The final document is available online at http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/roadeis. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Final EIS are available for review and inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Schroeder, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916–989– 7274. ADDRESSES: The Final EIS addresses impacts from restricted access across Folsom Dam Road based on security issues and potential disaster flood inundation. The Preferred Alternative is the Restricted Access Alternative number two. The EIS also addresses a No-Action alternative that would reopen the road to public use similar to pre-2003 conditions, an alternative to keep the Road closed permanently to public access and two restricted access alternatives that includes the preferred alternative, and that restrict Folsom Dam Road access using a combination of vehicle inspections and restrictions on type and number of vehicles, and time of use. The Final EIS has identified the key issues to include traffic and circulation, socioeconomics, air quality, and recreation. In addition to the key issues listed above, Reclamation has identified other items that have also been included in the EIS. These include biology, water quality, cultural resources, ground water, water supply, power supply, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 11:52 Apr 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 municipal and industrial land uses, demographics, visual resources, public health, social well-being, power consumption and production, and cumulative effects. Public hearings were held on the following dates and locations: Tuesday, January 4, 2005, in Sacramento, CA and Wednesday, January 5, 2005, in Folsom, CA. Copies of the final documents are available for public inspection and review at the following locations: • Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. • Folsom Public Library, 300 Persifer Street, Folsom, CA 95630. • Rancho Cordova Community Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95827. • Arden-Dimick Community Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864. • Fair Oaks Community Library, 11601 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. • Orangevale Neighborhood Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Suite L, Orangevale, CA 95662. • Granite Bay Branch Library, 6475 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA 95746. • Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Public Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825–1898; telephone: 916–978–5100. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There may also be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, 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 disclosure in their entirety. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 11, 2005. Kirk C. Rodgers, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 05–8238 Filed 4–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; FY 2005 Community Policing Discretionary Grants Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announces the availability of funds over the Tribal Resources Grant Program. This program is designed to meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Indian communities through a comprehensive grant program that will offer a variety of funding options including: New, additional police officer positions; basic and/or specialized training for sworn law enforcement officers; training in community policing, grants management and computer training; uniforms and basic issue equipment; department-wide technology; and police vehicles. This program, which complements the COPS Office’s efforts to fund and support innovative community policing, will enhance law enforcement infrastructures and community policing efforts in tribal communities which have limited resources and are affected by high rates of crime and violence. Applications should reflect the department’s most serious law enforcement needs and must link these needs to the implementation or enhancement of community policing. All federally recognized tribes with established police departments are eligible to apply. Federally recognized tribes may also apply as a consortium with a written partnership agreement that names a lead agency and describes how requested resources will serve the consortium’s population. In addition, tribes that are currently served by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement may request funding under this grant program to supplement their existing police services. Tribes whose law enforcement services are exclusively provided by local policing agencies through a contract agreement are not eligible under the COPS TRGP program. DATES: Applications will be available in April 2005. Federal recognized tribes or villages that wish to apply may request E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 26, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21441-21442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Folsom Dam Road Restricted Access, Folsom, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared

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a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Folsom Dam Road 
Restricted Access action. The action would entail a long-term decision 
on the closure of Folsom Dam Road to public access.
    A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on Friday, December 3, 2004 (69 FR 70278). The written 
comment period on the Draft EIS ended on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. The 
Final EIS contains responses to all comments received and reflects 
comments and any additional information received during the review 
period.

DATES: Reclamation will not make a decision on the proposed action 
until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. At the end of 
the 30-day period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision 
(ROD). The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will 
discuss all factors leading to the decision.

ADDRESSES: A compact disk or copy of the Final EIS may be requested 
from Ms. Lynnette Wirth, Reclamation, by mail at 2800 Cottage Way, 
Sacramento, CA 95825; by e-mail at lwirth@mp.usbr.gov or by calling 
916-978-5102. The final document is available online at http://
www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/roadeis. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
for locations where copies of the Final EIS are available for review 
and inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Schroeder, Project Manager, 
Bureau of Reclamation, at 916-989-7274.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS addresses impacts from 
restricted access across Folsom Dam Road based on security issues and 
potential disaster flood inundation. The Preferred Alternative is the 
Restricted Access Alternative number two. The EIS also addresses a No-
Action alternative that would reopen the road to public use similar to 
pre-2003 conditions, an alternative to keep the Road closed permanently 
to public access and two restricted access alternatives that includes 
the preferred alternative, and that restrict Folsom Dam Road access 
using a combination of vehicle inspections and restrictions on type and 
number of vehicles, and time of use. The Final EIS has identified the 
key issues to include traffic and circulation, socioeconomics, air 
quality, and recreation. In addition to the key issues listed above, 
Reclamation has identified other items that have also been included in 
the EIS. These include biology, water quality, cultural resources, 
ground water, water supply, power supply, municipal and industrial land 
uses, demographics, visual resources, public health, social well-being, 
power consumption and production, and cumulative effects.
    Public hearings were held on the following dates and locations: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2005, in Sacramento, CA and Wednesday, January 5, 
2005, in Folsom, CA.
    Copies of the final documents are available for public inspection 
and review at the following locations:
     Sacramento Public Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 
95814.
     Folsom Public Library, 300 Persifer Street, Folsom, CA 
95630.
     Rancho Cordova Community Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., 
Sacramento, CA 95827.
     Arden-Dimick Community Library, 891 Watt Avenue, 
Sacramento, CA 95864.
     Fair Oaks Community Library, 11601 Fair Oaks Boulevard, 
Fair Oaks, CA 95628.
     Orangevale Neighborhood Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, 
Suite L, Orangevale, CA 95662.
     Granite Bay Branch Library, 6475 Douglas Boulevard, 
Granite Bay, CA 95746.
     Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron 
Park, CA 95682.
     U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, 
Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, 
CO 80225.
     U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Public Affairs, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-1898; telephone: 916-978-5100.
     Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 
20240-0001.

    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home address from public 
disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There 
may also be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent's 
identity from public disclosure, 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 disclosure in 
their entirety.

    Dated: April 11, 2005.
Kirk C. Rodgers,
Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
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