Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement Extension, Environmental Assessment, Grand Teton National Park, WY, 76862 [E5-7884]

Download as PDF 76862 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices Dated: November 3, 2005. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. E5–7893 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–FE–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement Extension, Environmental Assessment, Grand Teton National Park, WY National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement Extension, Grand Teton National Park. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Assessment for the Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement Extension for Grand Teton National Park, WY. This effort addresses a request from the Jackson Hole Airport Board to amend the use agreement between the Department of Interior and the Airport Board in order to ensure that the airport remains eligible for funding through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Alternatives to be considered include Alternative 1: No Action—The airport would continue operations under the existing use agreement which currently has an expiration date of April 27, 2033; Alternative 2: Extend Agreement— Jackson Hole Airport Board proposal to extend the use agreement for an additional two 10-year terms, bringing the expiration date to April 27, 2053; and Alternative 3: Update and Extend Agreement—Extend the use agreement for an additional two 10-year terms with minor modifications as mutually agreed to by the NPS and the Airport Board. The Jackson Hole Airport is located within Grand Teton National Park on 533 acres of land under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Park Service. The airport operates under the terms and conditions of a use agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Jackson Hole Airport Board. The agreement, executed in 1983, was for a primary term of 30 years, with options for two 10-year extensions, both of which have been exercised. The agreement also includes a provision that further extensions, amendments, or modifications could be negotiated by the parties on mutually satisfactory VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 terms, and that the parties agree that upon expiration of the agreement, a mutually satisfactory extension of the agreement would be negotiated. Since the FAA requires that the airport have more than 20 years remaining on its use agreement in order to remain eligible for Airport Improvement Program funds, an extension of the use agreement is needed to provide assurance that the airport will remain eligible for funding beyond the year 2013. The National Park Service will accept scoping comments from the public through January 9, 2006. DATES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov, at Grand Teton National Park Headquarters Visitor Center in Moose, Wyoming, and at the Reference Desk of the Teton County Library in Jackson, Wyoming. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Wilson, Grand Teton National Park, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 83012–0170, (370) 739–3390, margaret_wilson@nps.gov. A scoping brochure has been prepared that describes the purpose and need for the project and issues identified to date. A copy of the brochure may be obtained at one of the addresses described above. If you wish to provide comments, you may do so by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to the Superintendent Office, Attention: Airport EA, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 83012–0170. You may comment via the Internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Grand Teton National Park Headquarters Visitor Center at Moose, Wyoming. Our practice is 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 22, 2005. Michael D. Snyder, Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E5–7884 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan/ Wilderness Study, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore National Park Service, Department of the Interior. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332 (2)(C), and the Wilderness Act of 1964, 16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq., the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a general management plan/ wilderness study (GMP/WS) for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan. The EIS will be approved by the Regional Director, Midwest Region. This planning effort is a new start, not a restart of the planning effort that ended in 2002. With the publication of this notice of intent, the earlier planning effort has been terminated. The GMP will establish the overall direction for the park, setting broad management goals for managing the area over the next 15 to 20 years. The plan will prescribe desired resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained throughout the park based on such factors as the park’s purpose, significance, special mandates, the body of laws and policies directing park management, resource analysis, and the range of public expectations and concerns. The plan also will outline the kinds of resource management activities, visitor activities, and developments that would be appropriate in the park in the future. The wilderness study will evaluate portions of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Lakeshore) for possible designation as wilderness. The study will be included as a part of the general management plan. A range of reasonable alternatives for managing the Lakeshore will be developed through this planning process and will include, at a minimum, a no-action and a preferred alternative. Major issues the plan will address include access to the Lakeshore, wilderness, management of areas new to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement Extension, Environmental 
Assessment, Grand Teton National Park, WY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment for the 
Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement Extension, Grand Teton National 
Park.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an 
Environmental Assessment for the Jackson Hole Airport Use Agreement 
Extension for Grand Teton National Park, WY. This effort addresses a 
request from the Jackson Hole Airport Board to amend the use agreement 
between the Department of Interior and the Airport Board in order to 
ensure that the airport remains eligible for funding through the 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Alternatives to be considered 
include Alternative 1: No Action--The airport would continue operations 
under the existing use agreement which currently has an expiration date 
of April 27, 2033; Alternative 2: Extend Agreement--Jackson Hole 
Airport Board proposal to extend the use agreement for an additional 
two 10-year terms, bringing the expiration date to April 27, 2053; and 
Alternative 3: Update and Extend Agreement--Extend the use agreement 
for an additional two 10-year terms with minor modifications as 
mutually agreed to by the NPS and the Airport Board.
    The Jackson Hole Airport is located within Grand Teton National 
Park on 533 acres of land under the administrative jurisdiction of the 
National Park Service. The airport operates under the terms and 
conditions of a use agreement between the Department of the Interior 
and the Jackson Hole Airport Board. The agreement, executed in 1983, 
was for a primary term of 30 years, with options for two 10-year 
extensions, both of which have been exercised. The agreement also 
includes a provision that further extensions, amendments, or 
modifications could be negotiated by the parties on mutually 
satisfactory terms, and that the parties agree that upon expiration of 
the agreement, a mutually satisfactory extension of the agreement would 
be negotiated.
    Since the FAA requires that the airport have more than 20 years 
remaining on its use agreement in order to remain eligible for Airport 
Improvement Program funds, an extension of the use agreement is needed 
to provide assurance that the airport will remain eligible for funding 
beyond the year 2013.

DATES: The National Park Service will accept scoping comments from the 
public through January 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov, at Grand Teton National Park 
Headquarters Visitor Center in Moose, Wyoming, and at the Reference 
Desk of the Teton County Library in Jackson, Wyoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Wilson, Grand Teton National 
Park, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 83012-0170, (370) 739-3390, 
margaret_wilson@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A scoping brochure has been prepared that 
describes the purpose and need for the project and issues identified to 
date. A copy of the brochure may be obtained at one of the addresses 
described above. If you wish to provide comments, you may do so by any 
one of several methods. You may mail comments to the Superintendent 
Office, Attention: Airport EA, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 83012-
0170. You may comment via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. 
Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Grand Teton National Park 
Headquarters Visitor Center at Moose, Wyoming. Our practice is 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 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.

     Dated: November 22, 2005.
Michael D. Snyder,
Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
 [FR Doc. E5-7884 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]
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