Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, 70097 [05-22947]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 223 / Monday, November 21, 2005 / Notices over time as additional funding and resources are secured. Under Alternative D, Fort King would highlight the site’s strong association with nationally significant historical events and interpretive themes. Alternative D takes an aggressive approach to site development. Its larger initial investment in cultural landscape rehabilitation and visitor service infrastructure is intended to quickly establish the name recognition and credibility necessary to attract higher profile partners and compete for private and public financing. 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. Anonymous comments will not be considered. We will make 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. However, individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and addresses from the public record, and we will honor such requests to the extent allowed by law. If you wish to withhold your name/address, you must state that request prominently at the beginning of your comment. The responsible official for the DEIS is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: October 11, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 05–22946 Filed 11–18–05; 8:45 am] alternative, and public involvement in the decision-making process. The ROD was approved by the Southeast Regional Director on August 30, 2005. The CMP/ EIS provides a framework for the management, use, and development of the National Historic Trail by the NPS and its partners over the next 15 to 20 years. Beginning at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama, the trail follows the route of the March 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march, traveling through Lowndes County along U.S. Highway 80, and ending at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. The CMP/EIS describes four management alternatives for consideration and analyzes the environmental impacts of those alternatives. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the plan and the preferred alternative, known as Alternative C. Of the four alternatives presented in the plan, Alternative C stresses the broadest range of interpretive themes relating to the events of March 1965 and provides an extensive plan for resource preservation, protection, and commemoration. Among its priorities is the coordinated protection of historically intact viewsheds along US Highway 80, the most extensive certification of commemorative sites and streetscapes, design proposals for new park spaces, and marked walking and biking rails. Alternative C also outlines a strategy for establishing interpretive centers and development of corresponding interpretive programs in Selma, Montgomery, and Lowndes County. The ROD was signed by the Southeast Regional Director on August 30, 2005. DATES: BILLING CODE 4312–52–M Copies of the ROD are available by contacting John Barrett, National Park Service, 100 Alabama St., SW., Atlanta, GA 30303. An electronic copy of the ROD is available on the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/sero/ planning/semo_cmp/ semo_cmpdraft.htm. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement 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 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (CMP/EIS). The ROD provides the background of the CMP/EIS, other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, the environmentally preferable VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Nov 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 John Barrett, 404–562–3124, extension 637. The responsible official for the ROD and the CMP/EIS is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (PL 92–463) that the Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, December 7, 2005. The meeting will convene at 4 p.m. at the Boston Children’s Museum, 300 Congress Street, Dewey Room, Boston, MA. The Advisory Council was appointed by the Director of National Park Service pursuant to Public Law 104–333. The 28 members represent business, educational/cultural, community and environmental entities; municipalities surrounding Boston Harbor; Boston Harbor advocates; and Native American interests. The purpose of the Council is to advise and make recommendations to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership with respect to the development and implementation of a management plan and the operations of the Boston Harbor Islands national park area. The Agenda for this meeting is as follows: 1. Call to Order, Introductions of Advisory Council members present 2. Review and approval of minutes of the September meeting 3. Analysis of 5-year Strategic Plan 4. Preparation for the March Elections 5. Park Update • Summer Review • Outer Brewster 1. New Business 2. Public Comment 3. Adjourn The meeting is open to the public. Further information concerning Council meetings may be obtained from the Superintendent, Boston Harbor Islands. Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the Council or file written statements. Such requests should be made at least seven days prior to the meeting to: Superintendent, Boston Harbor Islands NRA, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, 02110, telephone (617) 223–8669. Dated: October 11, 2005. Bruce Jacobson, Superintendent, Boston Harbor Islands NRA. [FR Doc. 05–22945 Filed 11–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P Dated: September 21, 2005. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision for the Selma to 
Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan and 
Final Environmental Impact Statement

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 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Selma to 
Montgomery National Historic Trail Comprehensive Management Plan and 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (CMP/EIS). The ROD provides the 
background of the CMP/EIS, other alternatives considered, the basis for 
the decision, the environmentally preferable alternative, and public 
involvement in the decision-making process. The ROD was approved by the 
Southeast Regional Director on August 30, 2005. The CMP/EIS provides a 
framework for the management, use, and development of the National 
Historic Trail by the NPS and its partners over the next 15 to 20 
years. Beginning at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama, the 
trail follows the route of the March 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting 
rights march, traveling through Lowndes County along U.S. Highway 80, 
and ending at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. The CMP/EIS 
describes four management alternatives for consideration and analyzes 
the environmental impacts of those alternatives. As soon as 
practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the plan and the preferred 
alternative, known as Alternative C. Of the four alternatives presented 
in the plan, Alternative C stresses the broadest range of interpretive 
themes relating to the events of March 1965 and provides an extensive 
plan for resource preservation, protection, and commemoration. Among 
its priorities is the coordinated protection of historically intact 
viewsheds along US Highway 80, the most extensive certification of 
commemorative sites and streetscapes, design proposals for new park 
spaces, and marked walking and biking rails. Alternative C also 
outlines a strategy for establishing interpretive centers and 
development of corresponding interpretive programs in Selma, 
Montgomery, and Lowndes County.

DATES: The ROD was signed by the Southeast Regional Director on August 
30, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available by contacting John Barrett, 
National Park Service, 100 Alabama St., SW., Atlanta, GA 30303. An 
electronic copy of the ROD is available on the Internet at http://
www.nps.gov/sero/planning/semo_cmp/semo_cmpdraft.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Barrett, 404-562-3124, extension 
637.
    The responsible official for the ROD and the CMP/EIS is Patricia A. 
Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 
Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: September 21, 2005.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
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