Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan for Little River Canyon National Preserve, AL, 42099-42100 [05-14350]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 139 / Thursday, July 21, 2005 / Notices Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the general management plan, Lincoln Home National Historic Site. ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(C), the National Park Service is preparing an environmental impact statement for a general management plan for Lincoln Home National Historic Site (LIHO). 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 at LIHO 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 site’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: Issues surrounding preserving park resources (such as developing management strategies to preserve and maintain historic structures and cultural landscapes and protect archaeological sites in the face of a predicted increase in visitation); issues surrounding visitor understanding, education and appreciation of park resources (such as enhancing and expanding meaningful visitor experiences as alternatives to the LIHO tour); and, issues surrounding organizational effectiveness (such as identifying potential partnerships with the city of Springfield, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and others). Dates: Any comments on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS should be received no later than November 15. 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 LIHO Web site (http://www.nps.gov/ liho), on the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (parkplanning.nps.gov/ SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 19:42 Jul 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 publicHome.cfm), or by contacting the Superintendent. Information on the planning process and copies of newsletters will be available from the office of the Superintendent, 413 South Eighth Street, Springfield, IL 62701–1905. 42099 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Acting Superintendent, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 413 South Eighth Street, Springfield, IL 62701–1905. 217– 492–4241. 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 Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 413 South Eighth Street, Springfield, IL 62701–1905. You may also comment via e-mail to liho_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 413 South Eighth Street in Springfield, IL. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 8, 2005. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 05–14355 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–BM–P PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan for Little River Canyon National Preserve, AL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. 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 Decisionmaking), the NPS will prepare an EIS for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Little River Canyon National Preserve. 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 pertinent to the management of Little River Canyon National Preserve. Suggestions and ideas for managing cultural and natural resource conditions and visitor experiences at the national preserve are encouraged. The comment period for each of these meetings will be announced at the meetings and will be published on the GMP web site for Little River Canyon National Preserve at http://www.nps.gov/sero/planning/ liri_gmp/liri_info.htm. DATES: Locations, dates, and times of public scoping meetings will be published in local newspapers and may also be obtained by calling Little River Canyon National Preserve. This information will also be published on the GMP Web site for Little River Canyon National Preserve. ADDRESSES: Scoping suggestions should be submitted to the following address to ensure adequate consideration by the NPS: Superintendent, Little River Canyon National Preserve, 2141 Gault Avenue North, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Little River Canyon National Preserve, (256) 845–9605. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS has announced that an EIS on GMPs will be prepared for all park units. To comply with this policy, a formal scoping period is announced. Comments are invited on any issue believed to be relevant to the management of Little River Canyon E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 42100 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 139 / Thursday, July 21, 2005 / Notices National Preserve and should be submitted to the Superintendent whose address is given above. Public scoping meetings will be held in the local area and the dates and times may be obtained from local newspapers or by calling Little River Canyon National Preserve. We urge that comments and suggestions be made in writing. The plan will identify desired future conditions for cultural and natural resources and visitor experiences for various management zones within Little River Canyon National Preserve. Central to these desired future conditions is the determination of the national preserve’s mission, purpose, and significance. A draft GMP/EIS will be prepared and presented to the public for review and comment, followed by preparation and availability of the final GMP/EIS. 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. 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. development of the park, including but not limited to the acquisition of lands and interests in lands (including conservation easements on islands) and termination of rights of use and occupancy. The meeting will convene at the Schooner Club, Schoodic Education and Research Center, Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine, at 1 p.m. to consider the following agenda: 1. Review and approval of minutes from the meeting held June 6, 2005. 2. Committee reports: —Land Conservation. —Park Use. —Science and Education. —Historic. 3. Old business. 4. Superintendent’s report. 5. Public comments. 6. Proposed agenda for next Commission meeting, February 5, 2005. The meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral/ written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 139 (Thursday, July 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42099-42100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14350]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan for Little River Canyon 
National Preserve, AL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 
Decisionmaking), the NPS will prepare an EIS for the General Management 
Plan (GMP) for Little River Canyon National Preserve. 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 pertinent to the management of Little River Canyon National 
Preserve. Suggestions and ideas for managing cultural and natural 
resource conditions and visitor experiences at the national preserve 
are encouraged. The comment period for each of these meetings will be 
announced at the meetings and will be published on the GMP web site for 
Little River Canyon National Preserve at http://www.nps.gov/sero/
planning/liri_gmp/liri_info.htm.

DATES: Locations, dates, and times of public scoping meetings will be 
published in local newspapers and may also be obtained by calling 
Little River Canyon National Preserve. This information will also be 
published on the GMP Web site for Little River Canyon National 
Preserve.

ADDRESSES: Scoping suggestions should be submitted to the following 
address to ensure adequate consideration by the NPS: Superintendent, 
Little River Canyon National Preserve, 2141 Gault Avenue North, Fort 
Payne, Alabama 35967.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Little River Canyon 
National Preserve, (256) 845-9605.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS has announced that an EIS on GMPs 
will be prepared for all park units. To comply with this policy, a 
formal scoping period is announced.
    Comments are invited on any issue believed to be relevant to the 
management of Little River Canyon

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National Preserve and should be submitted to the Superintendent whose 
address is given above. Public scoping meetings will be held in the 
local area and the dates and times may be obtained from local 
newspapers or by calling Little River Canyon National Preserve. We urge 
that comments and suggestions be made in writing.
    The plan will identify desired future conditions for cultural and 
natural resources and visitor experiences for various management zones 
within Little River Canyon National Preserve. Central to these desired 
future conditions is the determination of the national preserve's 
mission, purpose, and significance. A draft GMP/EIS will be prepared 
and presented to the public for review and comment, followed by 
preparation and availability of the final GMP/EIS.
    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. 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.

    Dated: May 11, 2005.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 05-14350 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]
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