Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Implementation; Olympic National Park, Clallam County, WA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision, 71556 [05-23398]

Download as PDF 71556 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 29, 2005 / Notices 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 draft general management plan and environmental impact statement (GMP/ EIS) for Pea Ridge National Military Park (Park). DATES: The GMP/EIS will remain available for public review for 60 days following the publishing of the notice of availability in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency. Public meetings will be held at the Park visitor center, Arkansas. Meeting places and times will be announced through the local media and on the Park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov.gov/peri. ADDRESSES: Copies of the GMP/EIS are available by request by writing to the superintendent at Pea Ridge National Military Park, 15930 Highway 62, Garfield, Arkansas, 72732. The document is also available to be reviewed in person at park headquarters with an appointment, which can be scheduled at 479–451–8122. Finally, the document can be found on the Internet at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/. This Web site allows the public to review and comment directly on this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Pea Ridge National Military Park, 15930 Highway 62, Garfield, Arkansas, 72732. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Park is a unit of the national park system and was established to commemorate the national significance of the Battle of Pea Ridge, the largest Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi. The Park protects and preserves nearly 90 percent of the actual battlefield. The draft GMP/EIS describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of the proposed management action (preferred alternative) and two other action alternatives for the future management direction of the Park, including the impacts of the boundary modifications. A no-action management alternative is also evaluated. Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several methods. They may attend the public meetings noted above. They may mail comments to the Pea Ridge Planning Team, National Park Service, Denver Service Center, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225. They also may comment via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/. Finally, they may hand-deliver comments to the Pea Ridge National Military Park headquarters at 15930 Highway 62, Garfield, Arkansas, 72732. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There may also be circumstances where 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 businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials or organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. The responsible official is Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. Dated: October 20, 2005. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 05–23382 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–BY–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Implementation; Olympic National Park, Clallam County, WA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision Summary: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c)) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Part 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for Elwha River ecosystem restoration at Olympic National Park. The Final SEIS supplements the 1996 implementation EIS, and will serve as a blueprint in guiding implementation of the Elwhat River ecosystem restoration initiative as called for in the 1992 Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register published notification of the filing of the Final EIS on September 2, 2005. Decision: As soon as practical Olympic National Park will begin to implement the restoration strategies, mitigations, and projects identified and analyzed as the Preferred Alternative contained in the Final SEIS. This course of action and alternative options were PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 addressed in the Final and Draft SEIS (the availability of the latter for public review was announced in the Federal Register on November 16, 2004). The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences were assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified. Both a No Action alternative and ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ options were identified and analyzed. Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Olympic National Park, 600 East Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362; or via telephone request at (360) 565–3000. Dated: October 21, 2005. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 05–23398 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–KS–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2006, at park headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland. The Commission was established by Public Law 91–664 to meet and consult with the Secretary of the Interior on general policies and specific matters related to the administration and development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The members of the Commission are as follows: Mrs. Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld, Chairman. Mr. Charles J. Weir. Mr. Barry A. Passett. Mr. Terry W. Hepburn. Ms. JoAnn M. Spevacek. Mrs. Mary E. Woodward. Mrs. Donna Printz. Mrs. Ferial S. Bishop. Ms. Nancy C. Long. Mrs. Reynolds. Dr. James H. Gilford. Brother James Kirkpatrick. Topics that will be presented during the meeting include: 1. Update on park operations. 2. Update on major construction/ development projects. 3. Update on partnership projects. The meeting will be open to the public. Any member of the public may E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Elwha River 
Ecosystem Restoration Implementation; Olympic National Park, Clallam 
County, WA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision

    Summary: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c)) and the 
regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 
Part 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has 
prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for Elwha River ecosystem 
restoration at Olympic National Park. The Final SEIS supplements the 
1996 implementation EIS, and will serve as a blueprint in guiding 
implementation of the Elwhat River ecosystem restoration initiative as 
called for in the 1992 Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration 
Act. The Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register published 
notification of the filing of the Final EIS on September 2, 2005.
    Decision: As soon as practical Olympic National Park will begin to 
implement the restoration strategies, mitigations, and projects 
identified and analyzed as the Preferred Alternative contained in the 
Final SEIS. This course of action and alternative options were 
addressed in the Final and Draft SEIS (the availability of the latter 
for public review was announced in the Federal Register on November 16, 
2004). The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences were 
assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified. Both a No 
Action alternative and ``environmentally preferred'' options were 
identified and analyzed.
    Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of 
Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Olympic 
National Park, 600 East Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362; or via 
telephone request at (360) 565-3000.

    Dated: October 21, 2005.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
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