Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan for Crater Lake National Park, Douglas, Jackson & Klamath Counties, Oregon; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision, 60852 [05-20923]

Download as PDF 60852 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan for Crater Lake National Park, Douglas, Jackson & Klamath Counties, Oregon; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision Notice of Availability of Draft National Park Service Management Policies Summary: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan, Crater Lake National Park. The new GMP replaces the 1977 Master Plan, and will serve as a blueprint for guiding operations, resource protection, and visitor services in the park for the next 10–15 years. The requisite no-action ‘‘wait period’’ was initiated June 10, 2005, with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Decision: As soon as practical the National Park Service will begin to implement the actions and programs identified and analyzed as the Preferred Alternative (Alternative 2) contained in the FEIS. This alternative was deemed to be the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ alternative. This course of action and three alternatives (including no-action) were identified and analyzed in the Final and Draft Environmental Impact Statements (the opportunity for public review of the latter was announced in the Federal Register on August 3, 2004). The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures have been identified. Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Crater Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, Oregon 97604; or via telephone request at (541) 594–2211. Dated: August 31, 2005. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 05–20923 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to update the policies that guide the management of the national park system. The policies are being updated to improve their clarity and to keep pace with changes in laws, regulations, socio-economic factors and technology. The revised policies will also improve understandings among NPS managers, and between NPS managers and the public, regarding how decisions are made in protecting park resources and providing opportunities for public enjoyment of the parks. Public comment is invited for a 90-day period, which closes January 19, 2006. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until January 19, 2006. ADDRESSES: The draft Management Policies document is available on the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ waso. Hard copies may be reviewed in the Department of the Interior library (at the C Street entrance of the Main Interior Building, Washington, DC) and at NPS regional offices in Philadelphia, PA; Oakland, CA; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; Omaha, NE; and Anchorage, AK. A limited number of single hard copies of the draft may be obtained by calling 202–208–7456. Comments can be submitted in the following ways: 1. Via the Web page at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/waso. This is the preferred way. 2. Via e-mail to waso_policy@nps.gov. Or, 3. Via surface mail to Bernard Fagan, National Park Service, Office of Policy, Room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Fagan at (202) 208–7456, or via e-mail at waso_policy@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS has completed a comprehensive review and revision of the policies that currently guide the management of the national park system. The policies are compiled in a book called Management Policies, last published in 2001. Park superintendents, planners, and other NPS employees use management policies as a reference source when making decisions that will affect units of the national park system. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Policies includes the National Park Service’s interpretation of the key legislation that underlies the policies, and chapters that address: park planning; park protection; interpretation and education; use of the parks; park facilities; commercial visitor services; and the management of natural resources, cultural resources, and wilderness. The policies are being updated to improve their clarity and to keep pace with changes in laws, regulations, socioeconomic factors and technology. The new policies will also improve understandings among NPS managers, and between NPS managers and the public, regarding how decisions are made in protecting park resources and providing opportunities for public enjoyment of the parks. Among other things, the draft policy document: • More clearly defines important terms and concepts, enabling park managers to better anticipate and articulate how impairment of park resources can be prevented. • More accurately reflects the NPS’s commitment to tourism and public enjoyment. • Emphasizes employee development and safety. • Provides guidance in response to changing recreation uses and technology. • Encourages management excellence by using better baseline scientific data, cooperative conservation, civic engagement, and good business practices. • Recognizes new challenges facing the NPS, such as Homeland Security. • Retains key authorities and decision making as the responsibility of the NPS. The NPS hereby invites comments on the draft policies from any and all who may be interested. Comments will be accepted during a 90-day period which ends January 19, 2006. Comments should be specific as to how a policy might be changed or strengthened. All comments will be reviewed, and appropriate suggestions will be incorporated into the revised final version of Management Policies. The final document will be available for public review via the Internet and in printed form. A notice of availability of the final document, and an explanation of how comments were addressed, will appear in the Federal Register. Dated: October 14, 2005. Loran Fraser, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 05–20917 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan 
for Crater Lake National Park, Douglas, Jackson & Klamath Counties, 
Oregon; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision

    Summary: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended) and the 
regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 
1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has 
prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement and General Management Plan, Crater Lake National 
Park. The new GMP replaces the 1977 Master Plan, and will serve as a 
blueprint for guiding operations, resource protection, and visitor 
services in the park for the next 10-15 years. The requisite no-action 
``wait period'' was initiated June 10, 2005, with the Environmental 
Protection Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing of the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
    Decision: As soon as practical the National Park Service will begin 
to implement the actions and programs identified and analyzed as the 
Preferred Alternative (Alternative 2) contained in the FEIS. This 
alternative was deemed to be the ``environmentally preferred'' 
alternative. This course of action and three alternatives (including 
no-action) were identified and analyzed in the Final and Draft 
Environmental Impact Statements (the opportunity for public review of 
the latter was announced in the Federal Register on August 3, 2004). 
The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, 
and appropriate mitigation measures have been identified.
    Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of 
Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Crater 
Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, Oregon 97604; or via 
telephone request at (541) 594-2211.

    Dated: August 31, 2005.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 05-20923 Filed 10-18-05; 8:45 am]
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