Notice of Availability of a Draft General Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Great Falls Park, Virginia, a Site Within George Washington Memorial Parkway, 47853 [05-16078]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 156 / Monday, August 15, 2005 / Notices 800.3 to gather advice and feedback on desired outcomes for the future management of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. The meetings assisted the National Park Service in developing alternatives for managing the cultural and natural resources and for creating interpretive and educational programs. Responses from the meetings were incorporated into the alternatives described in the plan. Following the public comment period, all comments will be available for public review during regular business hours. 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 their name and/or home address be withheld from the rulemaking record. The National Park Service will honor these requests to the extent allowed by law. If you wish 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gordie Wilson, (904) 829–6506, extension 221, or David Libman (404) 562–3124, extension 685. 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: July 18, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–16081 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–75–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability of a Draft General Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Great Falls Park, Virginia, a Site Within George Washington Memorial Parkway National Park Service, National Capital Region. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy VerDate jul<14>2003 13:17 Aug 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the availability of a draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/ EIS) for Great Falls Park, McLean, Virginia. The GMP/EIS evaluates two alternatives for the park. The document describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of one action alternative and a no-action alternative. When approved, the plan will guide management actions during the next 15– 20 years. Alternatives: In Alternative A, the no action alternative, Great Falls Park would be maintained as evolved thus far. There would not be any major changes in resources management, visitor programs, or facilities beyond regular maintenance. In Alternative B, the preferred alternative, the visitor center would be rehabilitated to improve exhibits and establish an education component on resource protection; a trail management plan and climbing management plan would be developed to reduce potential damage to sensitive cultural and natural resources. One new facility would be constructed to replace existing maintenance buildings and United States Park Police (USPP) trailer that would all be removed. The new building would accommodate park staff offices (relocated from the visitor center), maintenance personnel and equipment, law enforcement staff offices, and a holding cell. The park would also construct a USPP horse stable off Jackson Lane within the park. All of the restroom facilities would be improved and expanded at current locations. Public Review: A 60-day public review period for comment on the draft document will begin after publication of this notice. In order to facilitate the review process, public reading copies of the GMP/EIS will be available for review at the following locations: Great Falls Park, Visitor Center, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102; George Washington Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, Virginia 22101; Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia 22066. In addition, the document will be posted on the National Park Service Planning site under: http:// www.nps.gov/gwmp/grfa. Comments on the draft DGMP/EIS should be received (or transmitted by e-mail) no later than 60 days after publication of this Federal Register Notice. Written comments may be submitted to: Deborah Feldman, Park Planner, George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, Turkey Run Park, McLean, Virginia 22101 or e- PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47853 mailed to: GWMP_Superintendent@nps.gov. All comments received will be available for public review at George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters. If individuals submitting comments request that their name and/ or address be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such request must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. There also may be circumstances wherein the National Park Service will withhold a respondent’s identity as allowable by law. As always, the National Park Service will make available for public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses. Anonymous comments may not be considered. There will also be a public meeting with a date and location to be determined. The meeting will take place no later than two weeks prior to the closing of the public comment period. The date, time and location of the meeting will be identified in local newspapers as well as on the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/gwmp/grfa. Decision Process: Notice of the availability of the final document will be published in the Federal Register. Subsequently, notice of an approved Record of Decision will be published in the Federal Register not sooner than 30 days after the final document is distributed. The official responsible for the decision is the Regional Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service; the official responsible for implementation is the Superintendent of George Washington Memorial Parkway. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Audrey F. Calhoun, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, Virginia 22101, phone 703–289–2500, fax 703– 289–2598, e-mail: GWMP_Superintendent@nps.gov. Dated: July 5, 2005. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 05–16078 Filed 8–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 156 (Monday, August 15, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 47853]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16078]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability of a Draft General Management Plan, Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement for Great Falls Park, Virginia, a Site 
Within George Washington Memorial Parkway

AGENCY: National Park Service, National Capital Region.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the 
availability of a draft General Management Plan and Environmental 
Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Great Falls Park, McLean, Virginia. The 
GMP/EIS evaluates two alternatives for the park. The document describes 
and analyzes the environmental impacts of one action alternative and a 
no-action alternative. When approved, the plan will guide management 
actions during the next 15-20 years.
    Alternatives: In Alternative A, the no action alternative, Great 
Falls Park would be maintained as evolved thus far. There would not be 
any major changes in resources management, visitor programs, or 
facilities beyond regular maintenance. In Alternative B, the preferred 
alternative, the visitor center would be rehabilitated to improve 
exhibits and establish an education component on resource protection; a 
trail management plan and climbing management plan would be developed 
to reduce potential damage to sensitive cultural and natural resources. 
One new facility would be constructed to replace existing maintenance 
buildings and United States Park Police (USPP) trailer that would all 
be removed. The new building would accommodate park staff offices 
(relocated from the visitor center), maintenance personnel and 
equipment, law enforcement staff offices, and a holding cell. The park 
would also construct a USPP horse stable off Jackson Lane within the 
park. All of the restroom facilities would be improved and expanded at 
current locations.
    Public Review: A 60-day public review period for comment on the 
draft document will begin after publication of this notice. In order to 
facilitate the review process, public reading copies of the GMP/EIS 
will be available for review at the following locations: Great Falls 
Park, Visitor Center, 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102; 
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, Virginia 
22101; Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia 
22066.

    In addition, the document will be posted on the National Park 
Service Planning site under: http://www.nps.gov/gwmp/grfa. Comments on 
the draft DGMP/EIS should be received (or transmitted by e-mail) no 
later than 60 days after publication of this Federal Register Notice. 
Written comments may be submitted to: Deborah Feldman, Park Planner, 
George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, Turkey Run 
Park, McLean, Virginia 22101 or e-mailed to: GWMP--
Superintendent@nps.gov.
    All comments received will be available for public review at George 
Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters. If individuals submitting 
comments request that their name and/or address be withheld from public 
disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such 
request must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. 
There also may be circumstances wherein the National Park Service will 
withhold a respondent's identity as allowable by law. As always, the 
National Park Service will make available for public inspection all 
submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
and businesses. Anonymous comments may not be considered. There will 
also be a public meeting with a date and location to be determined. The 
meeting will take place no later than two weeks prior to the closing of 
the public comment period. The date, time and location of the meeting 
will be identified in local newspapers as well as on the Internet at 
http://www.nps.gov/gwmp/grfa.
    Decision Process: Notice of the availability of the final document 
will be published in the Federal Register. Subsequently, notice of an 
approved Record of Decision will be published in the Federal Register 
not sooner than 30 days after the final document is distributed. The 
official responsible for the decision is the Regional Director, 
National Capital Region, National Park Service; the official 
responsible for implementation is the Superintendent of George 
Washington Memorial Parkway.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Audrey F. Calhoun, 
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Turkey Run Park, McLean, Virginia 
22101, phone 703-289-2500, fax 703-289-2598, e-mail: GWMP--
Superintendent@nps.gov.

    Dated: July 5, 2005.
Joseph M. Lawler,
Regional Director, National Capital Region.
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