Fire Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Chiricahua National Monument, AZ, 53684-53685 [05-17852]

Download as PDF 53684 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Notices Center, Reston, VA 20192, telephone: (703) 648–4437, fax: (703) 648–5470. H. Eligible Programs of the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) The Department of the Interior has responsibility for what may be the largest land trust in the world, approximately 56 million acres. OST oversees the management of these trust assets as well as maintains, invests, disburses, and reports to individual Indians and tribes on financial asset transactions generated from leasing and other commercial activities on these lands. The mission of the OST is to serve Indian communities by fulfilling Indian fiduciary trust responsibilities. This is to be accomplished through the implementation of a Comprehensive Trust Management Plan (CTM) that is designed to improve trust beneficiary services, ownership information, management of trust fund assets, and self-governance activities. A tribe operating under selfgovernance may include the following programs, services, functions, and activities or portions thereof in a funding agreement: 1. Financial Trust Services (Individual Indian Monies Financial Services) 2. Appraisal Services Responsibilities for the operation of these programs have been shifted from BIA to OST. Tribes/Consortia that currently perform these programs under a Self-Governance funding agreement with the Indian Affairs, may negotiate a separate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OST that outlines the roles and responsibilities for management of these programs. The MOU between the Tribe/Consortium and OST outlines the roles and responsibilities for the performance of the OST program by the Tribe/ Consortium. If those roles and responsibilities are already fully articulated in the existing SelfGovernance funding agreement, an MOU is not required. To the extent that any necessary elements are missing from the funding agreement, however, an MOU will be negotiated between the Tribe/Consortium and OST. Other Self-Governance Tribes/ Consortia that do not perform these programs may be eligible to enter into a self-governance funding agreement with OST. In such cases, the Tribe/ Consortium would negotiate a funding agreement with OST and the funding would come from OST program dollars. These funding agreements would stipulate the roles and responsibilities of the Tribe/Consortium and OST and no separate MOU would be necessary. VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:19 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 For questions regarding selfgovernance, contact Carrie Moore, Director, Office of External Affairs, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (MS–5140 MIB), 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240– 0001, phone: (202) 208–4866, fax: (202) 208–7545. IV. Programmatic Targets During Fiscal Year 2006, upon request of a self-governance tribe, each non-BIA bureau will negotiate funding agreements for its eligible programs beyond those already negotiated. Dated: August 24, 2005. James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–17914 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–10–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–939–04–1610–00] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the California Coastal National Monument Resource Management Plan Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, and Presidential Proclamation No. 7264, the BLM announces the availability of the RMP/ ROD for the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) located off the coast of California. The California State Director has signed the RMP/ROD, which becomes effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Resource Management Plan/Record of Decision (RMP/ROD) are available upon request from the Monument Manager, CCNM Office, Bureau of Land Management, 299 Foam Street, Monterey, California or via the Internet at http:// www.ca.blm.gov. Copies may also be obtained at: California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA; Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA; Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA; Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, CA, Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA; Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office, 690 W. Garnet Ave., North Palm Springs, CA; and California Desert District PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Hanks, (831) 372–6105. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCNM RMP provides direction for managing the approximate 1000 acres of offshore rocks, small islands, exposed reefs, and pinnacles that comprise the Monument. The Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation No. 7264 on January 11, 2000, under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. The Monument lies within the jurisdiction of 15 California counties and five BLM field offices, and at least 25% of the coastal portion of the mainland adjacent to the Monument is contained within the California State Parks System. Planning for the Monument officially began with a Federal Register notice on April 24, 2002 initiating scoping. The California Department of Fish and Game, the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the United States Air Force, and the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, a federally recognized tribe, are cooperating agencies in the development of this RMP. BLM sought public and governmental participation in the development of this RMP and will continue to pursue partnerships in the management of the Monument. Because of the unique nature of the CCNM, many governmental entities have jurisdiction over resources immediately adjacent to the monument and are integrally important to meeting the goals and objectives for the Monument, as established in the RMP. Dated: August 5, 2005. Mike Pool, State Director. [FR Doc. 05–17921 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Fire Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Chiricahua National Monument, AZ National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Fire Management Plan, Chiricahua National Monument. AGENCY: Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 174 / Friday, September 9, 2005 / Notices National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Fire Management Plan, Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona. On August 2, 2005 the Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the FEIS issued on July 1, 2005. The following course of action will occur under the preferred alternative, the Watershed Alternative. This course of action and 2 alternatives were analyzed in the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Dennett, 13063 E. Bonita Canyon Road, Willcox, AZ 85643, (520) 824– 3560 Carrie_Dennett@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://www.nps.gov/CHIR. Dated: August 2, 2005. Kate Cannon, Acting Deputy, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 05–17852 Filed 9–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–07–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Environmental Impact Statement; Notice of Availability National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability of the Stream Management Plan, draft environmental impact statement, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the stream management plan draft environmental impact statement (EIS) VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:19 Sep 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 for Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa. DATES: There will be a 60-day public review period for comments on this document. Comments on the EIS must be received no later than 60 days after the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability in the Federal Register. A public open house for information about, or to make comment on, the draft EIS will be announced in the local media and the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site’s (Park) Web site when it is scheduled. Information about meeting time and place will be available by contacting the Park at 319–643–2541, visiting the Park’s Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/ heho/creek.htm, and at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/. The document will also be available for review at each of these Web sites; the latter Web site allows the public to review and comment directly on this document. ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft EIS are available by request by writing to the Superintendent, Stream Management Plan Draft EIS, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, P.O. Box 607, West Branch, Iowa 52358, by phone 319–643– 2541, at the Web site addresses mentioned above, and by e-mail message at HEHO_Resource_Management@nps.gov. The document can be picked-up in person at park headquarters at 110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, Iowa. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Stream Management Plan Draft EIS, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, P.O. Box 607, West Branch, Iowa 52358, or by calling 319– 643–2541. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During Herbert Hoover’s early childhood, a small meandering stream ran near his birthplace cottage. This tributary of the west branch of the Wapsinonoc River has no official name and for ease of reference, it will be called Hoover Creek throughout the plan. Hoover Creek runs through the center of the historic site and has overflowed its banks and flooded park facilities 18 times in 11 years. These facilities include all of the prime historic structures associated with President Hoover as well as the visitor center and maintenance facility. Hoover Creek bank erosion and stream migration threaten to destabilize historic structures identified in the enabling legislation and the foundation of the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. Slippery mud banks rise vertically 8 to 10 feet above the water level and present a safety hazard to PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53685 visitors and employees. The Cultural Landscape Report (1995) states: ‘‘* * * the stream is a degraded, yet character defining feature of the site * * *’’ and recommends the restoration of the natural characteristics of the stream. Stream rehabilitation would restore stream and riparian function and protect critical resources. Therefore, the Park is proposing to restore the riparian area and proper functioning condition of the stream to allow for reduction of the power of the stream and create greater holding capacity with a meandering stream and floodplain. The draft EIS describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of alternatives and their associated impacts. In the Park’s Preferred Alternative (Alternative 5—Provide 50year protection), this alternative would include changes to the stream channel dimensions, re-meandering and channel relocation, and installation of a grade control structure to control down cutting. This alternative would also include construction of a detention basin in the upstream reaches of Hoover Creek. Three additional action alternatives and a no action alternative are evaluated in this EIS. Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several methods. They may attend the public hearing or open house noted above. They may mail comments to the Superintendent, Stream Management Plan Draft EIS, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, P.O. Box 607, West Branch, Iowa 52358. They also may comment via e-mail to HEHO_Resource_Management@nps.gov (please include name and return address in the e-mail message). They may review and comment on the document directly at the PEPC Web site http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/. Finally, they may hand-deliver comments to the Superintendent, Stream Management Plan Draft EIS, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, 110 Parkside Drive, West Branch, Iowa. It is the practice of the NPS 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 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 E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 174 (Friday, September 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53684-53685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17852]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Fire Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Chiricahua National Monument, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Fire Management Plan, Chiricahua 
National Monument.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec.  102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 
4332(2)(C), the

[[Page 53685]]

National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of 
Decision for the Fire Management Plan, Chiricahua National Monument, 
Arizona. On August 2, 2005 the Director, Intermountain Region approved 
the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the 
National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative 
contained in the FEIS issued on July 1, 2005. The following course of 
action will occur under the preferred alternative, the Watershed 
Alternative. This course of action and 2 alternatives were analyzed in 
the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of 
foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate 
mitigating measures were identified.
    The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, 
synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, 
a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding 
on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to 
minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in 
the decision-making process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Dennett, 13063 E. Bonita Canyon 
Road, Willcox, AZ 85643, (520) 824-3560 Carrie--Dennett@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be 
obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://www.nps.gov/
CHIR.

    Dated: August 2, 2005.
Kate Cannon,
Acting Deputy, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 05-17852 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-07-P