Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for Kings Mountain National Military Park, Blacksburg, SC, 63350-63351 [06-8951]

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E6–18208 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–9Y–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, requirements of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–625, and National Park Service Policy in Director’s Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (EIS/GMP) for Kings Mountain National Military Park (KIMO) located near Blacksburg, South Carolina. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1501.7. The statement will assess potential environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management within KIMO. The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the management of KIMO. Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural resources and visitor experiences at KIMO are encouraged. Comments may be submitted in writing to the address listed at the end of this notice or through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site, which is linked to the park’s Web site at https://www.nps.gov/ kimo. The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the PEPC Web site to present scoping issues and preliminary management concepts to the public as they are developed. Public meetings to present draft management concepts will be conducted in the local area. Specific locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media and on the PEPC Web site. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent, Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina 20702, telephone: 864–936–7921. You may also comment via the Internet to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ parkHome.cfm?parkId=390. Please submit internet comments as a plain text file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your internet message, contact us directly at 404–562–3124, extension 685. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina 20702. Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be published in local newspapers and may also be obtained by contacting the NPS Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance. This information will also be published on the GMP Web site for KIMO. DATES: Scoping suggestions should be submitted to the following addresses to ensure adequate consideration by the NPS: Superintendent, Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina, Telephone: 864–936–7921. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina, telephone: 864–936–7921. VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 The Draft and Final GMP/EIS will be made available to all known interested parties and appropriate agencies. Full public participation by Federal, State, and local agencies as well as other concerned organizations and private citizens is invited throughout the preparation process of this document. The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is the Regional Director for the Southeast Region, Patricia A. Hooks. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 11, 2006. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 06–8951 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–A3–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Environmental Impact Statement/ General Management Plan; Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Complex, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, WA; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Summary: In accord with § 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the National Park Service is undertaking a conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process for updating the General Management Plan (General Management Plan) for the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, in northwestern Washington. Ross Lake National Recreation Area is administratively managed as part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex; however, this GMP will specifically address the Ross Lake unit of the part complex. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared concurrently with the GMP. The GMP is intended to set forth the basic management philosophy for this unit of the National Park System and provide the strategies for addressing issues and achieving identified management objectives for that unit. Thus, the GMP will serve as a blueprint to guide management of natural and cultural resources and visitor use during the next 15–20 years. One or more Development Concept Plans, which guide more detailed, site-specific preservation and development actions, may be included with the GMP. Consistent with NPS Planning Program Standards, the update GMP will: (1) Describe the Ross Lake National Recreation Area’s (Ross Lake NRA) purpose, significance, and primary PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63351 interpretive themes; (2) identify the fundamental resources and values of Ross Lake NRA, its other important resources and values, and describe the condition of these resources; (3) describe desired conditions for cultural and natural resources and visitor experiences throughout the Ross Lake NRA; (4) develop management zoning to support these desired conditions; (5) develop alternative applications of these management zones to the Ross Lake NRA’s landscape (i.e., zoning alternatives); (6) address user capacity; (7) analyze potential boundary modifications; (8) ensure that management recommendations are developed in conclusion with interested stakeholders and the public and adopted by NPS after a thorough analysis of the benefits, potential environmental consequences, and economic costs of alternative courses of action; (9) develop cost estimates implementing each of the alternatives; and (10) identify and prioritize subsequent detailed studies, plans and actions that may be needed to implement the updated GMP. Scoping Process: A comprehensive scoping outreach effort is planned so as to elicit early public comment regarding issues and concerns, the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts (and as appropriate, mitigation measures), and possible alternatives that should be addressed in the preparing of the Draft EIS and proposed update to the GMP. Through the various scoping outreach activities planned, the NPS welcomes information and suggestions from the public regarding resource protection, visitor use, and land management. This notice formally initiates the public scoping comment phase for the EIS process. All written scoping comments must be postmarked not later than December 30, 2006. All comments should be addressed to: General Management Plan, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Attn: Bill Paleck, Superintendent, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 92884–1289. At this time, it is expected that public workshops will be hosted in towns near Ross Lake NRA, and the metropolitan area of Seattle, Washington the week of October 16, 2006, and the week of October 23, 2006. Detailed information regarding these meetings will be posted on the GMP Web site (https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ rola). All participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the planning team. The GMP Web site will provide the most up-to-date information regarding E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 209 (Monday, October 30, 2006)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-8951]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the General Management Plan for Kings Mountain National 
Military Park, Blacksburg, SC

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, requirements of the National Parks and Recreation 
Act of 1978, Public Law 95-625, and National Park Service Policy in 
Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 
12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-
making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (EIS/GMP) for Kings 
Mountain National Military Park (KIMO) located near Blacksburg, South 
Carolina. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 
CFR 1501.7. The statement will assess potential environmental impacts 
associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources 
management within KIMO.
    The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on 
issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the management of KIMO. 
Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural resources 
and visitor experiences at KIMO are encouraged. Comments may be 
submitted in writing to the address listed at the end of this notice or 
through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web 
site, which is linked to the park's Web site at https://www.nps.gov/
kimo.
    The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the PEPC Web site to 
present scoping issues and preliminary management concepts to the 
public as they are developed. Public meetings to present draft 
management concepts will be conducted in the local area. Specific 
locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media and on the 
PEPC Web site.

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    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent, Kings 
Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South 
Carolina 20702, telephone: 864-936-7921. You may also comment via the 
Internet to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkId=390. Please 
submit internet comments as a plain text file, avoiding the use of 
special characters and any form of encryption. If you do not receive a 
confirmation from the system that we have received your internet 
message, contact us directly at 404-562-3124, extension 685. Finally, 
you may hand-deliver comments to Kings Mountain National Military Park, 
2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina 20702.
    Our practice is to make comments, including names, home addresses, 
home phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of respondents, available for 
public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold 
their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider 
withholding this information you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale 
for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that 
disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. 
Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of 
exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be 
released. We will always make submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, 
available for public inspection in their entirety.

DATES:  Locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be 
published in local newspapers and may also be obtained by contacting 
the NPS Southeast Regional Office, Division of Planning and Compliance. 
This information will also be published on the GMP Web site for KIMO.

ADDRESSES: Scoping suggestions should be submitted to the following 
addresses to ensure adequate consideration by the NPS: Superintendent, 
Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, 
South Carolina, Telephone: 864-936-7921.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Kings Mountain 
National Military Park, 2625 Park Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina, 
telephone: 864-936-7921.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft and Final GMP/EIS will be made 
available to all known interested parties and appropriate agencies. 
Full public participation by Federal, State, and local agencies as well 
as other concerned organizations and private citizens is invited 
throughout the preparation process of this document.
    The responsible official for this Environmental Impact Statement is 
the Regional Director for the Southeast Region, Patricia A. Hooks.

    Dated: September 11, 2006.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 06-8951 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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