Final Environmental Impact Statement; Non-Native Deer Management Plan; Point Reyes National Seashore; Marin County, CA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision, 69141-69142 [E6-20239]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 29, 2006 / Notices other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Overview of This Information Collection Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for Incidental Take of the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for T Nonimmigrant Status; Application for Immediate Family Member of T–1 Recipient; and Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–914, I–914 Supplement A, and I–914 Supplement B. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 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Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Ave., NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC, 20529. Dated: November 24, 2006. Stephen Tarragon, Deputy Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E6–20224 Filed 11–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Nov 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which analyzes the environmental impacts associated with incidental take permits that were previously issued under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), for take of the Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates). The FEIS analyzes the consequences of the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action. The incidental take permits, previously issued to Gulf Highlands LLC and Beach Club West, involve the construction, occupancy, use, operation, and maintenance of two residential/recreational condominium development projects on the Fort Morgan Peninsula in Baldwin County, Alabama. For Record of Decision (ROD) availability, see DATES. DATES: The ROD will be available no sooner than December 29, 2006. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the FEIS may obtain a copy by writing either to the Service’s Southeast Regional Office at Regional Office, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30345 (Attn: Endangered Species Permits), or to the Alabama Field Office at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1208–B Main Street, Daphne, Alabama 36526 (Attn: Darren LeBlanc). Documents will be available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at both offices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Aaron Valenta, Regional HCP Coordinator (see ADDRESSES above), telephone: 404/679–4144; or Darren LeBlanc, Alabama Field Office (see ADDRESSES above), telephone: 251/441– 5859. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 8, 2002, we advertised a notice of intent to prepare and EIS for this project and requested public comment (67 FR 62809). On October 29, 2002, we held a public scoping meeting and invited the public to provide relevant information on the project. The public comment period ended on November 22, 2002. We subsequently reopened the comment period for 15 days between PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69141 December 18, 2002 and January 2, 2003 (67 FR 77505). On April 28, 2006, we published a notice of availability for the draft EIS with a 90-day comment period on the draft EIS (71 FR 25221). We also held a public hearing on June 26, 2006. For ROD availability, see DATES. The FEIS analyzes the preferred alternative, as well as a full range of reasonable alternatives and the associated impacts of each. Alternative 5 (Preferred Alternative) concentrates the development on the eastern portion of the site and includes a 909-foot corridor connecting adjacent primary/ secondary dunes and escarpment to the Interior. This alternative provides for dedication of 100.8 acres of Permitteeowned lands into conservation status via covenants, conditions, and restrictions attached to the property, and conditions of any incidental take permit that might be issued. The environmental review of this project is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), and with other appropriate Federal laws and regulations, policies, and procedures of the Service for compliance with those regulations. Dated: November 3, 2006. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E6–20230 Filed 11–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Final Environmental Impact Statement; Non-Native Deer Management Plan; Point Reyes National Seashore; Marin County, CA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L.91–190, as amended) and the implementing regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Part 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has prepared, and the Regional Director, Pacific West Region has approved, the Record of Decision for the Non-Native Deer Management Plan for Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The formal no-action period was officially initiated August 18, 2006, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 69142 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 29, 2006 / Notices Decision: As soon as practicable the Seashore will begin to implement as its new Non-Native Deer Management Plan the Preferred Alternative (Alternative E) contained in the Draft and Final EIS. The selected plan features a deliberate, long-term strategy targeting eradication of all fallow and axis deer from the Seashore by 2021. A combined program of fertility control (using long-lasting contraceptives) and lethal removal will be instituted, as well as an intensive monitoring program extending for at least 15 years. As documented in the Final EIS, this course of action was deemed to be ‘‘environmentally preferred’’. The preferred plan and four alternatives were identified and analyzed in the Final EIS, and previously in the Draft EIS (the latter was distributed in February, 2005). The full spectrum of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified, for each alternative. Beginning with early scoping, through the preparation of the Draft and Final EIS, numerous public meetings were hosted. Approximately 2000 oral and written comments were received during the scoping phase or in response to the Draft EIS. Key consultations or other contacts which aided in preparing the Draft and Final EIS involved (but were not limited to) the California Department of Fish and Game, California State Parks, Marin County Parks and Open Space, Marin Municipal Water District, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Local communities, county and city officials, and interested organizations were contacted extensively during initial scoping and throughout the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process. Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a complete copy by contacting the Superintendent, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes, CA 94956; or via telephone request at (415) 464–5100. Dated: October 17, 2006. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. E6–20239 Filed 11–28–06; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4312–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore, South Wellfleet, Massachusetts; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, Two Hundred Fifty-Ninth; Notice of Meeting Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park; Notice of Public Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10), that a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on December 15, 2006. The Commission was reestablished pursuant to Public Law 87–126 as amended by Public Law 105–280. The purpose of the Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or her designee, with respect to matters relating to the development of Cape Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying out the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the Seashore. The Commission members will meet at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at Headquarters, Marconi Station, Wellfleet, Massachusetts for the regular business meeting to discuss the following: 1. Adoption of Agenda, 2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (September 25, 2006), 3. Reports of Officers, 4. Reports of Subcommittees, 5. Superintendent’s Report, Update on Dune Shacks and Report, ORV’s and Piping Plover nesting impact, Herring River Restoration Project, Hunting EIS, Wind Turbines/Cell Towers, Highlands Center Update, News from Washington, 6. Old Business, 7. New Business, 8. Date and agenda for next meeting, 9. Public comment and, 10. Adjournment. The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. Interested persons may make oral/ written presentations to the Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the park superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. Further information concerning the meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. Dated: November 13, 2006. George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent. [FR Doc. E6–20231 Filed 11–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–WV–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Nov 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given 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 19, 2007, at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. DATES: Friday, January 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Brandt, Superintendent, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740, telephone: (301) 714–2201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, Chairperson, Mr. Charles J. Weir, Mr. Barry A. Passett, Mr. James G. McCleaf II, Mr. John A. Ziegler, Mrs. Mary E. Woodward, Mrs. Donna Printz, Mrs. Ferial S. Bishop, Ms. Nancy C. Long, Mrs. Jo Reynolds, Dr. James H. Gilford, Brother James Kirkpatrick, Ms. Mary Ann D. Moen, Dr. George E. Lewis, Jr., Mr. Charles D. McElrath, Ms. Patricia Schooley, Mr. Jack Reeder, Ms. Merrily Pierce. 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. 4. Subcommittee Reports. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 29, 2006)]
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National Park Service


Final Environmental Impact Statement; Non-Native Deer Management 
Plan; Point Reyes National Seashore; Marin County, CA; Notice of 
Approval of Record of Decision

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec.  102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (P.L.91-190, as amended) and the implementing 
regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 
Part 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has 
prepared, and the Regional Director, Pacific West Region has approved, 
the Record of Decision for the Non-Native Deer Management Plan for Pt. 
Reyes National Seashore. The formal no-action period was officially 
initiated August 18, 2006, with the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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    Decision: As soon as practicable the Seashore will begin to 
implement as its new Non-Native Deer Management Plan the Preferred 
Alternative (Alternative E) contained in the Draft and Final EIS. The 
selected plan features a deliberate, long-term strategy targeting 
eradication of all fallow and axis deer from the Seashore by 2021. A 
combined program of fertility control (using long-lasting 
contraceptives) and lethal removal will be instituted, as well as an 
intensive monitoring program extending for at least 15 years.
    As documented in the Final EIS, this course of action was deemed to 
be ``environmentally preferred''. The preferred plan and four 
alternatives were identified and analyzed in the Final EIS, and 
previously in the Draft EIS (the latter was distributed in February, 
2005). The full spectrum of foreseeable environmental consequences was 
assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified, for each 
alternative. Beginning with early scoping, through the preparation of 
the Draft and Final EIS, numerous public meetings were hosted. 
Approximately 2000 oral and written comments were received during the 
scoping phase or in response to the Draft EIS. Key consultations or 
other contacts which aided in preparing the Draft and Final EIS 
involved (but were not limited to) the California Department of Fish 
and Game, California State Parks, Marin County Parks and Open Space, 
Marin Municipal Water District, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Animal Plant 
Health Inspection Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Local communities, county and city officials, and interested 
organizations were contacted extensively during initial scoping and 
throughout the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis 
process.
    Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of 
Decision may obtain a complete copy by contacting the Superintendent, 
Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes, CA 94956; or via telephone 
request at (415) 464-5100.

    Dated: October 17, 2006.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
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