Burr Trail Modifications, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 25597-25598 [05-9565]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 92 / Friday, May 13, 2005 / Notices degrees, 57 minutes, 24 seconds West, 194.00 feet; thence South 03 degrees, 27 minutes, 58 seconds East, 431.00 feet; thence North 86 degrees, 57 minutes, 24 seconds East, 240.00 feet; thence South 03 degrees, 27 minutes, 58 seconds East, 325.00 feet to the point of beginning. Dated: March 23, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–9566 Filed 5–12–05; 8:45 am] Parcel Identification No(s). 03–24–019– 026–20 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Commonly Known As: 1123 129th Avenue, Bradley, Michigan. National Park Service Dated: May 2, 2005. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–9605 Filed 5–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Minor Boundary Revision At Virgin Islands National Park AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. Announcement of park boundary revision. ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is given that the boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park has been revised pursuant to the Acts as specified below, to encompass lands depicted on Drawing 161/ 92,009A, Segment 07, Virgin Islands National Park, revised March 30, 2004, prepared by the National Park Service. The revision to the boundary includes tract 07–123, as depicted on the map. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Virgin Islands National Park, 1300 Cruz Bay Creek, St. John, Virgin Islands 00830. The Act of August 2, 1956 (70 Stat. 940) authorized the establishment of the Virgin Islands National Park. Sections 7(c)(i) and 7(c)(ii) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, as amended by the Act of June 10, 1977 (Pub. L. 95–42, 91 Stat. 210), and the Act of March 10, 1980 (Pub. L. 103–333, 110 Stat. 4194) further authorized the Secretary of Interior to make minor revisions in the boundaries whenever the Secretary determines that it is necessary for the preservation, protection, interpretation or management of an area. The map is on file and available for inspection in the Land Resources Program Center, Southeast Regional Office, 100 Alabama Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, and in the Offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington DC 20013–7127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:59 May 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 BILLING CODE 4312–52–P Burr Trail Modifications, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Burr Trail Modifications, Capitol Reef National Park. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Burr Trail Modifications for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. DATES: The DEIS will remain available for public review for sixty days July 12, 2005 from the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability of this Draft Environmental Impact Statement. No public meetings are scheduled. Copies of the DEIS are available from Al Hendricks, Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah 84775, (435) 425–3791. Public reading copies of the DEIS will be available for review at the following locations: Office of the Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, Park Headquarters, Jct. Hwy 24 & Scenic Drive, Torrey, Utah 84775; Telephone: (435) 425–3791. Planning and Environmental Quality, Intermountain Support Office—Denver National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228; Telephone: (303) 969–2851. Office of Public Affairs, National Park Service, Department of Interior, 18th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone: (202) 208–6843. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Al Hendricks, Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, at the above address and telephone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Park Service has prepared this draft environmental impact statement with three cooperating agencies: the State of Utah, Garfield County, Utah, and the Federal Highway Administration. The proposed action is ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25597 the product of the environmental compliance process that was needed to fulfill the May 30, 2001, settlement agreement that established a mutually agreeable procedure among the National Park Service, the State of Utah, and Garfield County, Utah to address road modifications that Garfield County would like to make to the Burr Trail. This draft environmental impact statement evaluates four alternatives. Three of these involve road modifications that stabilize parts of the road surface using gravel base material (some with geotextile fabric), install or improve drainage facilities at creek crossings, modify the road at mile point 0.65 to accommodate two-way traffic, and install slope protection along portions of the northern bank of Sandy Creek. The fourth alternative, the No Action Alternative, describes continuation of current conditions. This was the baseline condition against which the other alternatives were compared. Environmental consequences of the actions were evaluated to determine their potential effects to air quality; geologic features and landforms; biological soil crusts and soils; vegetation; wildlife; surface water, hydrology, and floodplains; natural soundscapes; ethnographic and ethnographic landscape resources; public health and safety; visitor use and experience; socioeconomics; park operations; Garfield County road maintenance operations; and sustainability and long-term management. Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah 84775. You may also comment via the Internet to care_planning@nps.gov. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include ‘‘Attn: Burr Trail DEIS’’ and your name and return address in your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your Internet message, contact Sharon Gurr, Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah 84775; (435) 425– 3791 extension 101. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Office of the Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, Park Headquarters, Jct. Hwy 24 & Scenic Drive, Torrey, Utah 84775. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 25598 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 92 / Friday, May 13, 2005 / Notices the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the 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. Dated: March 24, 2005. Stephen P. Martin, Director, Intermountain Region, , National Park Service. [FR Doc. 05–9565 Filed 5–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–DL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Environmental Statements; Notice of Intent: Virginia Key Beach Park, FL National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Special Resource Study for Virginia Key Beach Park, Biscayne Bay, Florida. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director’s Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making), the NPS will prepare an EIS for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for Virginia Key Beach Park. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. The NPS will conduct public scoping meetings in the local area to receive input from interested parties on issues, concerns and suggestions believed to be relevant to the management of Virginia Key Beach Park and its potential inclusion as a unit of the National Park System. Of particular interest to the NPS are suggestions and ideas for managing cultural and natural resources, interpretation, and the visitor experience at Virginia Key Beach Park. The DEIS will formulate and evaluate environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management at the site. DATES: The dates and times of the public scoping meetings will be published in local newspapers and on the SRS Web site for Virginia Key Beach Park. These VerDate jul<14>2003 15:59 May 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 dates and times may also be obtained by contacting the NPS Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance. Scoping suggestions will be accepted throughout the planning process but are urged to be submitted prior to July 1, 2005. The NPS anticipates that the Draft EIS will be available for public review by July 2006. The locations of the public scoping meetings will be published in local newspapers and on the NPS Southeast Region planning Web site at http://www.nps.gov/sero/planning/ vakey_srs/vakey_info.htm. These locations may also be obtained by contacting the NPS Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance. Suggestions and ideas should be submitted in writing to the following address: Planning Team Leader, Virginia Key Beach Park Special Resource Study, NPS Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 6th Floor, 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Wirsching, Planning Team Leader, Virginia Key Beach Park Special Resource Study, (404) 562–3124, extension 607. Issues currently being considered for the SRS/ EIS include a determination of Virginia Key Beach Park’s national significance and an assessment of the site’s suitability and feasibility as a potential addition to the National Park System. The Draft EIS will identify cultural and natural resources of Virginia Key Beach Park and evaluate a range of potential management options that might adequately protect these resources. Our practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. If you wish for us to withhold your name and/ or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. The NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowed by applicable law. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. 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. The responsible official for this EIS is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 21, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–9569 Filed 5–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Meetings: National Park Subsistence Resource Commission National Park Service, Interior. Announcement of the National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the SRC meeting schedule for the following NPS areas within the Alaska Region: Denali National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The purpose of each meeting is to develop and continue work on subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. Each meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments to the SRC. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808, of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Draft meeting minutes will be available for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The meeting times and locations are: 1. Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC, Tuesday, May 17, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, May 19, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Park Service Coldfoot Visitor’s Center, Telephone: (907) 678–2004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Dave Mills, Superintendent, at Telephone (907) 457–5752 or, Fred Andersen, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 455–0621. Address: 201 First Ave., Fairbanks, AK, 99701. 2. Denali National Park SRC, Friday, August 12, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. at the Nord Haven Motel at Mile 249 on the Parks Highway in Healy, AK. Telephone: (907) 683– 4500. DATES: E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 92 (Friday, May 13, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Burr Trail Modifications, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for Burr Trail Modifications, Capitol Reef National Park.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of 
a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Burr Trail 
Modifications for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

DATES: The DEIS will remain available for public review for sixty days 
July 12, 2005 from the date that the Environmental Protection Agency 
publishes the Notice of Availability of this Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement. No public meetings are scheduled.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the DEIS are available from Al Hendricks, 
Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah 
84775, (435) 425-3791. Public reading copies of the DEIS will be 
available for review at the following locations:

Office of the Superintendent, Capitol Reef National Park, Park 
Headquarters, Jct. Hwy 24 & Scenic Drive, Torrey, Utah 84775; 
Telephone: (435) 425-3791.
Planning and Environmental Quality, Intermountain Support Office--
Denver National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 
80228; Telephone: (303) 969-2851.
Office of Public Affairs, National Park Service, Department of 
Interior, 18th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 20240; Telephone: 
(202) 208-6843.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Al Hendricks, Superintendent, 
Capitol Reef National Park, at the above address and telephone number.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Park Service has prepared this 
draft environmental impact statement with three cooperating agencies: 
the State of Utah, Garfield County, Utah, and the Federal Highway 
Administration. The proposed action is the product of the environmental 
compliance process that was needed to fulfill the May 30, 2001, 
settlement agreement that established a mutually agreeable procedure 
among the National Park Service, the State of Utah, and Garfield 
County, Utah to address road modifications that Garfield County would 
like to make to the Burr Trail.
    This draft environmental impact statement evaluates four 
alternatives. Three of these involve road modifications that stabilize 
parts of the road surface using gravel base material (some with 
geotextile fabric), install or improve drainage facilities at creek 
crossings, modify the road at mile point 0.65 to accommodate two-way 
traffic, and install slope protection along portions of the northern 
bank of Sandy Creek. The fourth alternative, the No Action Alternative, 
describes continuation of current conditions. This was the baseline 
condition against which the other alternatives were compared. 
Environmental consequences of the actions were evaluated to determine 
their potential effects to air quality; geologic features and 
landforms; biological soil crusts and soils; vegetation; wildlife; 
surface water, hydrology, and floodplains; natural soundscapes; 
ethnographic and ethnographic landscape resources; public health and 
safety; visitor use and experience; socioeconomics; park operations; 
Garfield County road maintenance operations; and sustainability and 
long-term management.
    Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by 
any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent, 
Capitol Reef National Park, HC 70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah 84775. You may 
also comment via the Internet to care_planning@nps.gov. Please submit 
Internet comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption. Please also include ``Attn: Burr 
Trail DEIS'' and your name and return address in your Internet message. 
If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your 
Internet message, contact Sharon Gurr, Capitol Reef National Park, HC 
70, Box 15, Torrey, Utah 84775; (435) 425-3791 extension 101. Finally, 
you may hand-deliver comments to Office of the Superintendent, Capitol 
Reef National Park, Park Headquarters, Jct. Hwy 24 & Scenic Drive, 
Torrey, Utah 84775. Our practice is to make comments, including names 
and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during 
regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we 
withhold their home address from

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the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There 
also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the 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.

    Dated: March 24, 2005.
Stephen P. Martin,
Director, Intermountain Region, , National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 05-9565 Filed 5-12-05; 8:45 am]
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