Notice of Availability of the Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement, Catoctin Mountain Park, MD, 67633-67634 [06-9331]

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Bound copies of the Notice of Availability of the Draft DEIS will be available at the Catoctin White-tailed Deer Management Plan Mountain Park Visitor Center located at Environmental Impact Statement, the intersection of Maryland Route 77 Catoctin Mountain Park, MD and Park Central Road, at park headquarters located approximately 2 AGENCY: National Park Service, miles west of Thurmont on Maryland Department of the Interior. Route 77, and at public libraries in ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Frederick, Thurmont, Smithsburg, and Draft White-tailed Deer Management Hagerstown, Maryland. Plan/Environmental Impact Statement FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: for Catoctin Mountain Park. Donna Swauger, Environmental SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Protection Specialists, Catoctin Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, National Park Service (NPS) announces Thurmont, Maryland 21788, (301) 416– the availability of the Draft White-tailed 0135. Deer Management Plan/Environmental SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEIS Impact Statement (DEIS) for Catoctin evaluates four alternatives for managing Mountain Park, Thurmont, Maryland. white-tailed deer in the park. The The purpose of the DEIS is to identify document describes and analyzes the a preferred white-tailed deer environmental impacts of three action management plan from a range of alternatives and the no-action alternatives that supports forest alternative. regeneration and provides for long-term Alternative A (no action) would protection, conservation, and restoration continue the existing deer management of native species and cultural resources. plan of limited fencing, use of repellents The DEIS evaluates four alternatives for in landscaped areas, monitoring, data managing white-tailed deer in the park. management, and research; no new deer The document describes and analyzes management actions would be the environmental impacts of three implemented. action alternatives and the no-action Alternative B would combine several alternative. When implemented, the non-lethal actions including large-scale plan will guide deer management exclosures (fencing), additional use of actions over the next 15 years. repellents in limited areas, and DATES: The NPS invites comments reproductive control of does to regarding the DEIS from the public. gradually reduce deer population in the Comments will be accepted for a period park. of 60 days from the date the Under Alternative C (NPS Preferred Environmental Protection Agency’s Alternative), qualified federal Notice of Availability is published in employees or contractors would directly the Federal Register. In addition, the reduce the deer population in the park NPS intends to conduct a public through sharpshooting and capture and meeting. Please check local newspapers, euthanasia, where appropriate. the park’s Web site, https://www.nps.gov/ Alternative D would combine actions cato, or contact the name listed below of Alternative C to directly reduce the to find out when and where the meeting deer population and reproductive will be held. A brochure has been control of does as under Alternative B prepared that describes the DEIS and to maintain population levels. provides information regarding the Comments will be analyzed and public meeting. responded to within the final WhiteThere are several ways to submit tailed Deer Management Plan/ comments. During the public meeting, Environmental Impact Statement. Our the NPS will accept written comments practice is to make comments, including as well as provide for verbal comments names, home addresses, home phone to be recorded. We encourage comments numbers and e-mail addresses of to be submitted electronically through respondents, available for public the NPS Planning, Environment, and review. Individual respondents may Public Comment (PEPC) Web site request that we withhold their names https://parkplanning.nps.gov. Written and/or home addresses, etc., but if you comments may also be submitted to: wish us to consider withholding this Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain information you must state this Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, prominently at the beginning of your Maryland, 21788. comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this ADDRESSES: The DEIS will be available information. This rationale must for public review online at the PEPC DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 67634 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 22, 2006 / Notices demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documental 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. Dated: October 20, 2006. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. 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A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Carnegie Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Cummin’s Place (also known as Cumming’s Place, site 3PO5) in Poinsett County, AR, by Emil Alam during a pedestrian survey of the site. Mr. Alam donated the human remains as part of a larger collection to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1984. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Cummin’s Place is a Parkin phase site of the Mississippian nucleation VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:25 Nov 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 horizon (A.D. 1350–1650). Oral history evidence presented by representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma indicates that the region including Poinsett County has long been included in the traditional ancestral homelands and hunting territory of the Quapaw. European documentation concerning the geographical range of the Quapaw people, specifically French colonial documents and maps, indicate that only the Quapaw had villages in eastern Arkansas circa A.D. 1673–1720. Descendants of the Quapaw are members of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. In addition, the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma have previously repatriated Native American human remains and associated funerary objects from the Cummin’s Place in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Officials of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. David R. Watters, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 5800 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, telephone (412) 665–2605, before December 22, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: October 23, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 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The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Pierce College professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Between April 1975 and August 1976, the human remains of a number of Native American individuals were removed from site 45–PI–07, also known as the Purdy 1 site, at Carr Inlet, Pierce County, WA, by a Pierce College instructor, Dale McGinnis, and James Forrest, a Pierce College student. The human remains were initially brought to Fort Steilacoom Community College, now called Pierce College, for storage. At an unknown date, the human remains of an unknown number of individuals were re-interred by representatives of local Indian tribes and First Nations. In 1978, the human remains of a minimum of 29 individuals were transferred to the care of Mr. Forrest. In 2006, Mr. Forrest transferred the human remains to Pierce College. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 45–PI–07 is a shell mound measuring 5 feet high, 30 feet wide, and 120 feet long. Osteological and archeological analysis indicate that the human remains removed from site 45– PI–07 are of Native American ancestry, based on the presence of extreme degrees of dental ware, marked shoveling of the exposed permanent incisors, blunt nasal sills, rounded chins, squatting facets on the talus, and their flex-kneed burial position, and site context. Archeological materials recovered from the site indicate a wide range of use during the prehistoric and historic periods. Site 45–PI–07 is located within the area long occupied by the Shotlemamish, a Southern Lushootseed speaking group. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67633-67634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9331]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability of the Draft White-tailed Deer Management 
Plan Environmental Impact Statement, Catoctin Mountain Park, MD

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft White-tailed Deer 
Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Catoctin Mountain 
Park.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the 
National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Draft 
White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) 
for Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, Maryland. The purpose of the DEIS 
is to identify a preferred white-tailed deer management plan from a 
range of alternatives that supports forest regeneration and provides 
for long-term protection, conservation, and restoration of native 
species and cultural resources. The DEIS evaluates four alternatives 
for managing white-tailed deer in the park. The document describes and 
analyzes the environmental impacts of three action alternatives and the 
no-action alternative. When implemented, the plan will guide deer 
management actions over the next 15 years.

DATES: The NPS invites comments regarding the DEIS from the public. 
Comments will be accepted for a period of 60 days from the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Availability is published 
in the Federal Register. In addition, the NPS intends to conduct a 
public meeting. Please check local newspapers, the park's Web site, 
https://www.nps.gov/cato, or contact the name listed below to find out 
when and where the meeting will be held. A brochure has been prepared 
that describes the DEIS and provides information regarding the public 
meeting.
    There are several ways to submit comments. During the public 
meeting, the NPS will accept written comments as well as provide for 
verbal comments to be recorded. We encourage comments to be submitted 
electronically through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public 
Comment (PEPC) Web site https://parkplanning.nps.gov. Written comments 
may also be submitted to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 
Foxville Road, Thurmont, Maryland, 21788.

ADDRESSES: The DEIS will be available for public review online at the 
PEPC Web site at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. Once on the PEPC Web 
site, select ``Catoctin Mountain Park'' in order to access the DEIS. 
Bound copies of the DEIS will be available at the Catoctin Mountain 
Park Visitor Center located at the intersection of Maryland Route 77 
and Park Central Road, at park headquarters located approximately 2 
miles west of Thurmont on Maryland Route 77, and at public libraries in 
Frederick, Thurmont, Smithsburg, and Hagerstown, Maryland.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Swauger, Environmental 
Protection Specialists, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, 
Thurmont, Maryland 21788, (301) 416-0135.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEIS evaluates four alternatives for 
managing white-tailed deer in the park. The document describes and 
analyzes the environmental impacts of three action alternatives and the 
no-action alternative.
    Alternative A (no action) would continue the existing deer 
management plan of limited fencing, use of repellents in landscaped 
areas, monitoring, data management, and research; no new deer 
management actions would be implemented.
    Alternative B would combine several non-lethal actions including 
large-scale exclosures (fencing), additional use of repellents in 
limited areas, and reproductive control of does to gradually reduce 
deer population in the park.
    Under Alternative C (NPS Preferred Alternative), qualified federal 
employees or contractors would directly reduce the deer population in 
the park through sharpshooting and capture and euthanasia, where 
appropriate.
    Alternative D would combine actions of Alternative C to directly 
reduce the deer population and reproductive control of does as under 
Alternative B to maintain population levels.
    Comments will be analyzed and responded to within the final White-
tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. 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

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demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. 
In the absence of exceptional, documental 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.

    Dated: October 20, 2006.
Joseph M. Lawler,
Regional Director, National Capital Region.
[FR Doc. 06-9331 Filed 11-21-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-59-M