Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota; Notice of Availability, 9773 [E7-3769]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 42 / Monday, March 5, 2007 / Notices South 452.78 feet; thence South 89°59′47″ West 341.52 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 3.519 acres, more or less, Less and Except minerals. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Land Acquisitions; Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of final agency determination to take land into trust under 25 CFR part 151. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P erjones on PRODPC74 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Associate Deputy Secretary made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 3.519 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on February 9, 2007. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Skibine, Office of Indian Gaming, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 3657–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR part 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public of the Secretary’s decision to acquire land in trust at least 30 days prior to signatory acceptance of the land into trust. The purpose of the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR part 151.12(b) is to afford interested parties the opportunity to seek judicial review of final administrative decisions to take land in trust for Indian tribes and individual Indians before transfer of title to the property occurs. On February 9, 2007, the Associate Deputy Secretary decided to accept approximately 3.519 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The 3.519 parcel is located within the former reservation boundaries of the Cherokee Nation near the City of Roland, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. The parcel will be used as additional parking for the Cherokee Casino facility. The 3.519 acre parcel is located near the City of Roland, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma is described as follows: Part of the SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 of Section 23, Township 11 North, Range 26 East, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the N 1⁄2 SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 of said Section 23; thence East along the South line of N 1⁄2 SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4 of, 660.00 feet; thence North 00°52′00″ East 454.22 feet to the North line of the SW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4; thence South 89°45′59″ East along said North line, 334.64 feet; thence VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Mar 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: February 9, 2007. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–3715 Filed 3–2–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota; Notice of Availability National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the availability of the draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/ EIS) for Pipestone National Monument. DATES: The GMP/EIS will remain available for public review for 60 days following the publishing of the notice of availability in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency. Public meetings will be held in the cities of Pierre and Yankton, South Dakota, and Marshall and Pipestone, Minnesota. Meeting places and times will be announced through the local media and on the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov.gov/pipe. ADDRESSES: Copies of the GMP/EIS are available by request by writing to the Superintendent at Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Avenue, Pipestone, MN 56164. The document is also available to be reviewed in person at the park. Finally, the document can be found at the following Web site: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/. This Web site allows the public to review and comment directly on this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation Avenue, Pipestone, MN 56164. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pipestone National Monument offers an opportunity to explore American Indian culture and the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie. Established by Congress in 1937 to protect the historic pipestone quarries, the site is considered sacred by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use, American Indians continue to quarry PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9773 pipestone, which they carve into sacred pipes. The GMP/EIS analyzes the impacts of a no-action and three action alternatives. The no-action alternative describes the existing conditions and trends of park management and serves as a basis for comparison in evaluating the other alternatives. The focus of alternative one is the removal of development from the heart of the national monument. Alternative two focuses on updating the existing facilities and increasing the interpretive emphasis on quarrying. Alternative three was developed to meld the most advantageous features of the other two action alternatives by removing some park operations from the national monument and updating existing facilities. Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several methods. They may attend the public hearing or open houses noted above. They may mail comments directly to Pipestone National Monument. They also may comment via the Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/. Finally, they may hand-deliver comments to the Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone, Minnesota. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments please be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials or organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety. The responsible official is Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. Dated: November 29, 2006. David N. Given, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 42 (Monday, March 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement 
for Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the 
availability of the draft General Management Plan and Environmental 
Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Pipestone National Monument.

DATES: The GMP/EIS will remain available for public review for 60 days 
following the publishing of the notice of availability in the Federal 
Register by the Environmental Protection Agency. Public meetings will 
be held in the cities of Pierre and Yankton, South Dakota, and Marshall 
and Pipestone, Minnesota. Meeting places and times will be announced 
through the local media and on the park Web site at: http://
www.nps.gov.gov/pipe.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the GMP/EIS are available by request by writing to 
the Superintendent at Pipestone National Monument, 36 Reservation 
Avenue, Pipestone, MN 56164. The document is also available to be 
reviewed in person at the park. Finally, the document can be found at 
the following Web site: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/. This Web site 
allows the public to review and comment directly on this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Pipestone National 
Monument, 36 Reservation Avenue, Pipestone, MN 56164.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pipestone National Monument offers an 
opportunity to explore American Indian culture and the natural 
resources of the tallgrass prairie. Established by Congress in 1937 to 
protect the historic pipestone quarries, the site is considered sacred 
by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use, American Indians 
continue to quarry pipestone, which they carve into sacred pipes.
    The GMP/EIS analyzes the impacts of a no-action and three action 
alternatives. The no-action alternative describes the existing 
conditions and trends of park management and serves as a basis for 
comparison in evaluating the other alternatives. The focus of 
alternative one is the removal of development from the heart of the 
national monument. Alternative two focuses on updating the existing 
facilities and increasing the interpretive emphasis on quarrying. 
Alternative three was developed to meld the most advantageous features 
of the other two action alternatives by removing some park operations 
from the national monument and updating existing facilities.
    Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several methods. 
They may attend the public hearing or open houses noted above. They may 
mail comments directly to Pipestone National Monument. They also may 
comment via the Web site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/. Finally, they 
may hand-deliver comments to the Pipestone National Monument in 
Pipestone, Minnesota.
    Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments please be aware 
that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or 
businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials or organizations or businesses available 
for public inspection in their entirety.
    The responsible official is Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, 
Midwest Region.

    Dated: November 29, 2006.
David N. Given,
Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. E7-3769 Filed 3-2-07; 8:45 am]
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