Transportation Plan, Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement, Arches National Park, UT, 73796 [E5-7267]

Download as PDF 73796 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 13, 2005 / Notices extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. 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: Superintendent, Rock Creek Park, 3545 Williamsburg Lane NW., Washington, DC 20008–1207, (202) 895–6004. Dated: September 23, 2005. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 05–23966 Filed 12–12–05; 8:45 am] 2006 when it is ready for public review. The NPS will notify the public by mail, website, and other means and will include where or how to obtain a copy of the EA, how to comment on the EA, and the length of the public comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Joss, Superintendent, Arches National Park, PO Box 907, Moab, UT 84532–0907; Tel: (435) 719–2201; FAX (435) 719–2305; e-mail: laura_joss@nps.gov. Dated: November 1, 2005. Kate Cannon, Acting Deputy Director, Intermountain Region. [FR Doc. E5–7267 Filed 12–12–05; 8:45 am] AGENCY: The Keyhole and Sundance Boat Club permits will expire December 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: The Keyhole State Park Recreation Master Plan is available for review on WSPHS’s Web site at: http:// wyoparks.state.wy.us/keyholerecreation-master-plan.pdf or can be obtained by writing to: Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck ND 58502. SUMMARY: The permits between the State of Wyoming, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, Division of State Parks and Historic Sites (WSPHS) and the Keyhole and Sundance Boat Clubs at Keyhole Reservoir in northeast Wyoming will not be renewed after their expiration on December 31, 2005. The Bureau of Reclamation is the Federal agency responsible for administering lands and resources associated with Keyhole Reservoir. Keyhole State Park (Park) is managed by Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites through a Memorandum of Understanding with Reclamation that provides WSPHS with the authority to issue permits for limited recreation activities. Permits have been issued by WSPHS to Keyhole and Sundance boat clubs since 1967 to conduct recreation activities as boat clubs. These two boat clubs occupy a total of 18 contiguous acres on Cottonwood Bay and currently have 20 private seasonal occupancy trailers in the permit area, hereafter referred to as the ‘‘area’’. This administrative decision results from a review to determine if the existence of the boat clubs conflicts with the best public use of the area as outlined in Part 21.4(a)(1) of 43 CFR Part 21, Occupancy of Cabin Sites on FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Hall, Chief, Resource Management Division, Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58502; Telephone: 701–250–4242 extension 3615; or FAX to 701–250–4326. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information supporting the review to determine if the existence of the boat clubs conflicts with the best public use of the area as outlined in 43 CFR 21.4 was gathered during the development of the 2003 Keyhole State Park Recreation Master Plan (Plan), an update of the Keyhole State Park Master Plan developed by WSPHS in 1981. The Plan assesses existing conditions and establishes a framework to develop and implement appropriate improvements for a 20-year period, until 2023. Development of the Plan included extensive public involvement using surveys, newsletters, public meetings, press releases, and stakeholder groups, and coordination with the Wyoming congressional delegation. Plans for development of a campground at the area including: recreational vehicle and tent sites, comfort stations, vault toilets, playground equipment, and boat launching and parking facilities were completed to meet existing and projected recreation demand as described in the Plan. Construction of the campground will begin in 2006. In December 2003, boat club members were notified that new permits issued to BILLING CODE 4312–06–P BILLING CODE 4312–52–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation National Park Service Transportation Plan, Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement, Arches National Park, UT National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Transportation Plan, Arches National Park. AGENCY: In a Notice of Intent published May 7, 2003 (68 FR 24501), the National Park Service (NPS) announced its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Transportation Plan at Arches National Park. The NPS has since determined that it is appropriate at this time to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA), rather than an EIS, for the Transportation Plan. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS had begun working on the EIS following publication of the Notice of Intent after preliminary analysis of the plan alternatives revealed there could be potential for significant impacts. Based on the potential costs of the plan, the NPS Washington Office of Alternative Transportation Planning Program Management requested a much smaller scale ‘‘Transportation Implementation Plan’’. This plan would include only those transportation strategies that could be implemented within a 5 to 6 year timeframe. Based on these changes and preliminary analysis of impacts of the new strategies, the NPS has determined that it is appropriate at this time to prepare an EA. DATES: The EA will be distributed for public comment in winter 2005/spring SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:22 Dec 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 Public Conservation and Recreation Areas. Consideration was given to the following factors listed in 43 CFR 21.4 (a)(1)(i-iv): existing and projected public need for the area, compatibility between public uses and private cabin sites, development potential and plans for the area, and other relevant factors. An analysis of each of these factors is given in ‘‘Supplemental Information’’. From this analysis it has been determined that public need for the area currently occupied by Keyhole and Sundance boat clubs has grown to a point where continued use of the area by the boat clubs is no longer in the best public interest. Notice of Intent of Non-Renewal of Permits to Keyhole and Sundance Boat Clubs, Keyhole Reservoir, WY Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent of non-renewal of permits to Keyhole and Sundance Boat Clubs, Keyhole Reservoir, Wyoming. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 13, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Transportation Plan, Termination of the Environmental Impact 
Statement, Arches National Park, UT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Transportation Plan, Arches National Park.

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SUMMARY: In a Notice of Intent published May 7, 2003 (68 FR 24501), the 
National Park Service (NPS) announced its intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Transportation Plan at 
Arches National Park. The NPS has since determined that it is 
appropriate at this time to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA), 
rather than an EIS, for the Transportation Plan.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS had begun working on the EIS 
following publication of the Notice of Intent after preliminary 
analysis of the plan alternatives revealed there could be potential for 
significant impacts. Based on the potential costs of the plan, the NPS 
Washington Office of Alternative Transportation Planning Program 
Management requested a much smaller scale ``Transportation 
Implementation Plan''. This plan would include only those 
transportation strategies that could be implemented within a 5 to 6 
year timeframe. Based on these changes and preliminary analysis of 
impacts of the new strategies, the NPS has determined that it is 
appropriate at this time to prepare an EA.

DATES: The EA will be distributed for public comment in winter 2005/
spring 2006 when it is ready for public review. The NPS will notify the 
public by mail, website, and other means and will include where or how 
to obtain a copy of the EA, how to comment on the EA, and the length of 
the public comment period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Joss, Superintendent, Arches 
National Park, PO Box 907, Moab, UT 84532-0907; Tel: (435) 719-2201; 
FAX (435) 719-2305; e-mail: laura_joss@nps.gov.

    Dated: November 1, 2005.
Kate Cannon,
Acting Deputy Director, Intermountain Region.
 [FR Doc. E5-7267 Filed 12-12-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-06-P