Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan, General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement, 37108 [05-12750]

Download as PDF 37108 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 28, 2005 / Notices Notice of Intent to Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee. ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan, General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement National Park Service, Interior. Extension of the public comment period. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces that the public comment period for the Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan, General Management Plan Amendment, and Environmental Impact Statement for Denali National Park and Preserve, published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 (70 FR 103), has been extended to July 15, 2005. The original comment period was through June 30, 2005. DATES: Comments on the revised draft plan and EIS will be accepted through July 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the revised draft plan and EIS should be submitted to the Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve, Post Office Box 9, Denali Park, Alaska 99755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Tranel, Chief of Planning, Denali National Park and Preserve, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501. Telephone (907) 644–3611, Fax (907) 644–3803. Electronic Access and Filing Addresses Submit electronic comments to dena_bc_plan_comment@nps.gov. The revised draft EIS may be viewed online by following the Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan link on the Denali homepage at http:// www.nps.gov/dena. Hard copies or CDs of the Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan and General Management Plan Amendment and EIS are available by request from the aforementioned address. Dated: June 22, 2005. Anne D. Castellina, Acting Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 05–12750 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:46 Jun 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior is giving notice of her intent to establish the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNR) to negotiate and develop a special regulation (proposed rule) for dog management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian O’Neill, Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, California, 94123; 415–561–4720. DATES: Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposal to create this Committee. In addition, any persons who believe that they will be affected significantly by the special regulation and who believe their interests will not be represented adequately by the persons identified in this Notice are invited to apply for or nominate another person for membership on the Committee. Each application must contain the information described in he ‘‘Application for Membership’’ section below. Applications or nominations for membership on the Committee must be received by close of business on July 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments and applications for membership must be submitted to Brian O’Neill, Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, California 94123 (Attn: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee). As an alternative, comments and applications may be submitted by electronic mail to GOGAlReglNeg@nps.gov. Please Put ‘‘Negotiated Rulemaking Committee’’ in the subject line. Comments and applications received will be available for inspection at the address listed above from 8:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., p.s.t., Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The establishment of this committee is in the public interest and supports the National Park Service (NPS) in performing its duties and responsibilities under the NPS Organic Act, 16 U.S.C. 1 et. seq., the Endangered species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Act, 16 U.S.C. 460bb et seq. The Committee will negotiate to reach consensus on concepts and language to use as the basis for a special regulation for dog management at GGNRA. The NPS’s existing regulation, codified at 36 CFR 2.15, has not been effective in resolving longstanding, controversial PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 resource management and public use conflicts and safety issues at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. With the participation of knowledgeable and affected parties, NPS expects to develop practical approach to resolve conflicts and issues which include: the protection of cultural and natural resources; competing visitor uses; the safety of visitors and staff; and the public desire to walk their dogs offleash in certain areas of GGNRA. Scope of the Proposed Rule. Within the constraints of NPS authorities, policies, planning guidelines, and information on park setting, natural and cultural resources, public safety, and context of the unique urban environment within which GGNRA fits, the Committee will address key issues during the negotiations, including, but not limited to: areas of the park that could be designated for off-leash dog walking areas; periods of use and times of day and year during which off-leash areas may be used; use limits and other conditions that would govern off-leash use within GGNRA, including the use and limits of professional dog walking. The following areas of the park, in which pets have never been allowed (i.e., there is not history of dog walking use and/or it has not been an issue) or have been restricted due to sensitivity of resources, are precluded from consideration by the Committee for off leash uses: Alcatraz; China Beach; Crissy Beach tidal marsh and wildlife protection area as designated by the 1996 Crissy Field Plan Environment Assessment; East Fort Baker Pier; areas closed to visitor and pet access at Fort Funston; Kirby Cove; Muir Woods; Phleger Estate; Fort Point historic structure; the beach at Stinson Beach; Tennessee Valley; Muir Beach Lagoon; Rodeo Lagoon; Rodeo Lake; Redwood Creek; all trails in undeveloped areas; all areas closed to off-trail travel; and all freshwater bodies in the park. On-leash dog walking could be considered in areas with threatened and endangered species only if it is demonstrated that adverse effects or impacts are minimal and could be mitigated. New NPS lands that come under the management of GGNRA in the future will be evaluated for appropriate recreational uses, including dog walking, and any approved dog walking use will be consistent with the new special regulation for dogwalking in GGNRA. The legal sideboards within which recommendations on dog management in GGNRA must be formed include, but may not be limited to the following: • GGNRA enabling legislation (Public Law 92–589) E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Revised Draft 
Backcountry Management Plan, General Management Plan Amendment and 
Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Extension of the public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces that the public 
comment period for the Revised Draft Backcountry Management Plan, 
General Management Plan Amendment, and Environmental Impact Statement 
for Denali National Park and Preserve, published in the Federal 
Register on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 (70 FR 103), has been extended to 
July 15, 2005. The original comment period was through June 30, 2005.

DATES: Comments on the revised draft plan and EIS will be accepted 
through July 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the revised draft plan and EIS should be 
submitted to the Superintendent, Denali National Park and Preserve, 
Post Office Box 9, Denali Park, Alaska 99755.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Tranel, Chief of Planning, Denali 
National Park and Preserve, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 
99501. Telephone (907) 644-3611, Fax (907) 644-3803.

Electronic Access and Filing Addresses

    Submit electronic comments to dena_bc_plan_comment@nps.gov. The 
revised draft EIS may be viewed online by following the Revised Draft 
Backcountry Management Plan link on the Denali homepage at http://
www.nps.gov/dena. Hard copies or CDs of the Revised Draft Backcountry 
Management Plan and General Management Plan Amendment and EIS are 
available by request from the aforementioned address.

    Dated: June 22, 2005.
Anne D. Castellina,
Acting Regional Director, Alaska Region.
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