Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan, 35703 [05-12214]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices include recreation patterns on public land, the relative price of the pass compared to purchasing daily (or weekly in some cases) entry, the benefits provided by the pass (e.g., number of individuals covered by a pass, whether the pass is per vehicle or per person, etc.), household income and other socioeconomic factors, the availability and prices of potential recreation substitutes, and perhaps the strength of any altruistic motives that might cause an individual to purchase the pass even though it might only be used on a limited basis. The strength of any altruistic motives could potentially be impacted by the quantity and quality of marketing associated with the pass. This study will include several focus groups and a survey of current and potential pass holders. Focus groups will be administered to gather information from recreationists about current and potential pricing and pass use. The focus group respondents will include individuals that have purchased one or more of the existing passes, which include the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Duck Stamp, and National Park Pass. The focus groups will elicit information about how individuals use passes, views on how the ATB pass should be priced, views about the benefits that the pass should provide, and the factors that might influence an individual’s decision to purchase a pass. The focus groups will be held in selected locations across the country. It is estimated that up to seven focus groups will be conducted with approximately 15 respondents each. Focus group sessions will take approximately one hour for a total burden of 105 hours. The survey of current and potential pass holders will be used to obtain information about their pass use, motives for purchasing, and socioeconomic characteristics. The survey will be designed to obtain information that will assist in determining the value (including, specifically, willingness to pay for the convenience value associated with using a pass) individuals place on the existing passes and in establishing a price for the new ATB pass. In addition, the survey will gather information concerning the factors that might influence an individual’s decision to purchase a pass. The survey will elicit information about the incremental value individuals place on an annual pass that provides access to all federal recreation sites compared to access to only NPS sites. Surveys will be conducted with approximately 3,500 individuals. The survey is estimated to take approximately 20 minutes per VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 35703 respondent for a total burden of 1,167 hours. The combined burden for this study is estimated to be 1,272 hours. Automated data collection: Data collection from respondents to the survey of pass users will include an automated option. It is estimated that up to half of the 3,500 respondents will chose the automated option. The focus groups will require face-to-face contact thus no automated data collection will take place in that portion of the study. Description of respondents: Recreationists, visitors to units of the National Park System and other public lands, potential visitors to units of the National Park System and other public lands, and current National Parks Pass or other federal recreation area pass holders. Estimated average number of respondents: 3,605 (105 for focus groups; 3,500 for survey). Estimated average number of responses: 3,605 (105 for focus groups; 3,500 for survey). Estimated average burden hours per response: One hour for focus group respondents; 1/3 hour for survey respondents. Frequency of Response: 1 time per respondent. Estimated annual reporting burden: 1,272 hours. the March 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march, traveling through Lowndes County along U.S. Highway 80, and ending at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. The document describes four management alternatives for consideration and analyzes the environmental impacts of those alternatives. These alternatives, including the preferred Alternative C, were presented in the draft EIS. DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s notice of availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS are available by contacting John Barrett, National Park Service, 100 Alabama St., SW., Atlanta, GA 30303. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barrett, 404–562–3124, extension 637. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There have been no substantive changes to the alternatives as described in the draft EIS and Alternative C remains the preferred alternative. The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Leonard E. Stowe, National Park Service Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12208 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] Dated: May 11, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–12214 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan Merced Wild and Scenic River Revised Comprehensive Management Plan and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Yosemite National Park; Tuolumne, Mariposa, and Madera Counties, California; Notice of Availability SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 the National Park Service announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 35703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12214]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail 
Comprehensive Management Plan

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 the National Park Service announces the availability 
of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Selma to 
Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan. The 
authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6.
    The document provides a framework for the management, use, and 
development of the trail by the National Park Service and its partners 
over the next 15 to 20 years. Beginning at Brown Chapel AME Church in 
Selma, Alabama, the trail follows the route of the March 1965 Selma to 
Montgomery voting rights march, traveling through Lowndes County along 
U.S. Highway 80, and ending at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. 
The document describes four management alternatives for consideration 
and analyzes the environmental impacts of those alternatives. These 
alternatives, including the preferred Alternative C, were presented in 
the draft EIS.

DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision 
(ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication of the Environmental 
Protection Agency's notice of availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS are available by contacting John 
Barrett, National Park Service, 100 Alabama St., SW., Atlanta, GA 
30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barrett, 404-562-3124, extension 
637.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There have been no substantive changes to 
the alternatives as described in the draft EIS and Alternative C 
remains the preferred alternative.
    The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is 
Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park 
Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: May 11, 2005.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 05-12214 Filed 6-20-05; 8:45 am]
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