General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Effigy Mounds National Monument, IA, 32847 [05-11140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / Notices 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: April 29, 2005. Michael D. Snyder, Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 05–11143 Filed 6–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the general management plan, Effigy Mounds National Monument. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an environmental impact statement for a general management plan for Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. The environmental impact statement will be approved by the Director, Midwest Region. The general management plan will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The clarification of what must be achieved according to law and policy will be based on review of the monument’s purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of laws and policies directing park management. Based on determinations of desired conditions, the general management plan will outline the kinds of resource management activities, visitor activities, and development that would be appropriate in the future. A range of reasonable management alternatives will be developed through this planning process and will include, at a minimum, no-action and the preferred alternative. Major issues to be addressed in the plan include: Cultural and natural resources of the park, visitor use of facilities and programs, staff access for resource patrols and visitor protection, SUMMARY: 14:25 Jun 03, 2005 Information on the planning process and copies of newsletters will be available from the office of the Superintendent, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146–7519. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Phyllis Ewing, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146–7519, telephone 563–873–3491. ADDRESSES: General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Effigy Mounds National Monument, IA VerDate jul<14>2003 trail development, vegetation control, management of threatened and endangered species, management of the Yellow River, and land protection. DATES: Any comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS should be received no later than December 30, 2005. Public meetings regarding the general management plan will be held during the scoping period. Specific dates, times, and locations will be made available in the local media, on the Effigy Mounds National Monument Web site (http://www.nps.gov/efmo), on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (parkplanning.nps.gov/ publicHome.cfm), or by contacting the Superintendent. Jkt 205001 If you wish to comment on any issues associated with the plan, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to: Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146–7519. You may also comment via e-mail to efmo_superintendent@nps.gov. Please submit e-mail comments as a text file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Be sure to include your name and return street address in your Internet message. You may provide comments electronically by entering them into the PEPC Web site at the address above. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the monument headquarters located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa, on Highway 76. 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 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 address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32847 individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: April 29, 2005. Ernest Quintana, Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 05–11140 Filed 6–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Receipt of Application for Telecommunication Site National Park Service, Theodore Roosevelt National Park. ACTION: Notice of receipt of application for telecommunication site. AGENCY: SUMMARY: (Authority: 47 U.S.C. 332 (Telecommunications Act of 1996); 16 U.S.C. 5; other applicable authorities and Director’s Order 53). Theodore Roosevelt National Park (THRO) has received an application from Verizon Wireless to rebuild the THRO’s South Unit radio tower near Medora, North Dakota to accommodate Verizon Wireless equipment. The location of the proposed telecommunication site is Township 140 North, Range 102 West, W1⁄2 of the NW1⁄4 of Section 16, Billings County, North Dakota. The proposed site may include a rebuilt tower not to exceed 180 feet in height, a 12′ x 30′ equipment building, and necessary utilities. The staff at THRO is currently evaluating the proposal and conducting a review and analysis pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and National Park Service (NPS) requirements, policy and regulations. Once completed, the NEPA analysis, including the effects, if any, on cultural resources, will be available for public review at: http://www.nps.gov/thro, and at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ publicHome.cfm. This Web site allows the public to review and comment directly on this document. Comments: Comments on the proposal may be mailed to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, P.O. Box 7, Medora, North Dakota 58645, Attention Wireless Telecommunications Facility; by e-mail to thro_forum@nps.gov, or directly through the PEPC Web site. DATES: Review and analysis pursuant to the NEPA and the NHPA are currently being conducted in the THRO and will E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 107 (Monday, June 6, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-11140]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, 
Effigy Mounds National Monument, IA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement 
for the general management plan, Effigy Mounds National Monument.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an 
environmental impact statement for a general management plan for Effigy 
Mounds National Monument, Iowa. The environmental impact statement will 
be approved by the Director, Midwest Region.
    The general management plan will prescribe the resource conditions 
and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the 
monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The clarification of what must 
be achieved according to law and policy will be based on review of the 
monument's purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of 
laws and policies directing park management. Based on determinations of 
desired conditions, the general management plan will outline the kinds 
of resource management activities, visitor activities, and development 
that would be appropriate in the future. A range of reasonable 
management alternatives will be developed through this planning process 
and will include, at a minimum, no-action and the preferred 
alternative.
    Major issues to be addressed in the plan include: Cultural and 
natural resources of the park, visitor use of facilities and programs, 
staff access for resource patrols and visitor protection, trail 
development, vegetation control, management of threatened and 
endangered species, management of the Yellow River, and land 
protection.

DATES: Any comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS 
should be received no later than December 30, 2005. Public meetings 
regarding the general management plan will be held during the scoping 
period. Specific dates, times, and locations will be made available in 
the local media, on the Effigy Mounds National Monument Web site 
(http://www.nps.gov/efmo), on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public 
Comment (PEPC) Web site (parkplanning.nps.gov/publicHome.cfm), or by 
contacting the Superintendent.

ADDRESSES: Information on the planning process and copies of 
newsletters will be available from the office of the Superintendent, 
151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146-7519.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Phyllis Ewing, Effigy 
Mounds National Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146-
7519, telephone 563-873-3491.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on any issues 
associated with the plan, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to: Effigy Mounds National 
Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146-7519. You may also 
comment via e-mail to efmo_superintendent@nps.gov. Please submit e-
mail comments as a text file avoiding the use of special characters and 
any form of encryption. Be sure to include your name and return street 
address in your Internet message. You may provide comments 
electronically by entering them into the PEPC Web site at the address 
above. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the monument 
headquarters located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa, on Highway 
76.
    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 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 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: April 29, 2005.
Ernest Quintana,
Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 05-11140 Filed 6-3-05; 8:45 am]
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