Notice of Assessment of Suitability and Non-Suitability for Further Study of Lands Within the Mineral King Addition, the Chimney Rock (AKA Jennie Lakes) Addition, and the Dillonwood Addition of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for Consideration as Wilderness Areas, 11901-11902 [07-1181]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 14, 2007 / Notices Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988)), that the Preservation Technology and Training Board (Board) of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), National Park Service will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4–5, 2007, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Board was established by Congress to provide leadership, policy advice, and professional oversight to the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Center) in compliance with Section 404 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470x– 2(e)). The Board will meet at Lee H. Nelson Hall, the headquarters of NCPTT, at 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457—telephone (318) 356–7444. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 4 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 5. The Board’s meeting agenda will include: review and comment on National Center FY2006 accomplishments and operational priorities for FY2007; FY2007 and FY2008 National Center budget and initiatives; proposed Wingspread Conference on Sustainability in Preservation; revitalization of the Center’s Friends group, and Board workgroup reports. The Board meeting is open to the public. Facilities and space for accommodating members of the public are limited, however, and persons will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Any member of the public may file a written statement concerning any of the matters to be discussed by the Board. Persons wishing more information concerning this meeting, or who wish to submit written statements, may contact: Mr. Kirk A. Cordell, Executive Director, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457—telephone (318) 356–7444. In addition to U.S. Mail or commercial delivery, written comments may be sent by fax to Mr. Cordell at (318) 356–9119. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection no later than 90 days after the meeting at the office of the Executive Director, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457—telephone (318) 356–7444. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:03 Mar 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: February 21, 2007. Kirk A. Cordell, Executive Director, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E7–4640 Filed 3–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Assessment of Suitability and Non-Suitability for Further Study of Lands Within the Mineral King Addition, the Chimney Rock (AKA Jennie Lakes) Addition, and the Dillonwood Addition of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for Consideration as Wilderness Areas SUMMARY: Pursuant to the California Wilderness Act of 1984, and in accordance with National Park Service (NPS) Management Policies 2006 section 6.2.1, the NPS has completed a Wilderness Suitability Assessment (assessment) to determine if the Mineral King, Chimney Rock (AKA Jennie Lakes), and Dillonwood additions to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks meet criteria indicating suitability for preservation as wilderness. The assessment divided the Mineral King addition into two segments, the ‘‘backcountry’’ or undeveloped/ unroaded segment, and the ‘‘developed’’ segment, which includes the Mineral King Road and its associated developments. Each of these two segments was separated evaluated for wilderness suitability. The assessment found that the ‘‘backcountry’’ segment of the Mineral King Addition, and the Chimney Rock Addition: (1) Are predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are greater than 5000 acres in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable their preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) meet the five wilderness character criteria listed in the 2006 NPS Management Policies. The assessment also found that the ‘‘developed’’ segment of the Mineral King Addition, and the Dillonwood Addition: (1) Are not predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are not greater than 5000 acres in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable their preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) do not meet the five wilderness character criteria listed in the 2006 NPS Management Policies. Based on the findings of this Assessment, the NPS has concluded that the ‘‘backcountry’’ segment of the Mineral King Addition and the Chimney PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11901 Rock Addition meet the criteria necessary for wilderness designation and therefore warrant further study for inclusion in wilderness. The NPS has also concluded that based on the findings of this Assessment, the ‘‘developed’’ segment of the Mineral King Addition and the Dillonwood Addition do not meet the criteria necessary for wilderness designation and therefore do not warrant further study for inclusion in wilderness. A transition zone between the Suitable (non-developed) and NonSuitable (developed) segments in the Mineral King Addition, to allow for existing non-wilderness uses, is appropriate to consider in boundary delineation during the wilderness study process. ADDRESSES: A copy of the Wilderness Suitability Assessment can be obtained by writing to: Superintendent, Attention: Wilderness Suitability Assessment, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for further information on the Wilderness Suitability Assessment should be directed to: Wilderness Coordinator, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These actions are in accordance with long standing policy and law. The Wilderness Act of 1964 and NPS Management Policies (2006; Chapter 6, Wilderness Preservation) require that the National Park Service review roadless and undeveloped areas, including new areas or expanded boundaries within the National Park system to determine whether they are suitable or not suitable for preserving as wilderness. The assessment standards outlined in the 2006 NPS Management Policies to determine if a roadless, undeveloped area is suitable for preservation as wilderness are that it is over 5000 acres in size or of sufficient size to make practicable its preservation and use in an unimpaired condition, and meets five wilderness character criteria: (1) The earth and its community of life are untrammeled by humans, where humans are visitors and do not remain; (2) the area is undeveloped and retains its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation; (3) the area generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of humans’ work substantially unnoticeable; (4) the area is protected and managed so as to preserve its E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 11902 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 14, 2007 / Notices natural condition; and (5) the area offers outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation. As part of the Wilderness Suitability Assessment, the parks solicited public input on the suitability of the subject area for designation as Wilderness: a press release was sent out on August 12, 2002 informing the public of the process with a description of the parcels, the criteria that need to be meet to merit inclusion, and an intitial September 27, 2002 closing date; in concert with the distribution of the press release, some 3,200 copies of the release were mailed to interested individuals and groups on the park’s General Management Plan mailing list. The public comment period was then extended to October 18, 2002. Dated: March 6, 2007. Daniel N. Wenk, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 07–1181 Filed 3–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–69–M INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–597] In the Matter of Certain Bassinet Products; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. 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ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Mar 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http:// www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Joffre, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205–2550. Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2006). Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on March 8, 2007, ordered that: (1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain bassinet products by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1–2, 5, 10–14, 16, and 18–19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,931,677 and claims 1–2, 10, 15–16, 24, 29–31, and 48–49 of U.S. Patent No. Re. 39,136, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337; (2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served: (a) The complainant is—Arm’s Reach Concepts, Inc., 27162 Sea Vista Drive, Malibu, California 90625. (b) The respondent is the following entity alleged to be in violation of section 337, and is the party upon which the complaint is to be served: Simplicity, Inc., 501 South Ninth Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19602. (c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is Erin Joffre, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 401, Washington, DC 20436; and (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Charles E. Bullock is designated as the presiding administrative law judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondent in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of the respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of a limited exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11901-11902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1181]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Assessment of Suitability and Non-Suitability for 
Further Study of Lands Within the Mineral King Addition, the Chimney 
Rock (AKA Jennie Lakes) Addition, and the Dillonwood Addition of 
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for Consideration as Wilderness 
Areas

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the California Wilderness Act of 1984, and in 
accordance with National Park Service (NPS) Management Policies 2006 
section 6.2.1, the NPS has completed a Wilderness Suitability 
Assessment (assessment) to determine if the Mineral King, Chimney Rock 
(AKA Jennie Lakes), and Dillonwood additions to Sequoia and Kings 
Canyon National Parks meet criteria indicating suitability for 
preservation as wilderness. The assessment divided the Mineral King 
addition into two segments, the ``backcountry'' or undeveloped/unroaded 
segment, and the ``developed'' segment, which includes the Mineral King 
Road and its associated developments. Each of these two segments was 
separated evaluated for wilderness suitability.
    The assessment found that the ``backcountry'' segment of the 
Mineral King Addition, and the Chimney Rock Addition: (1) Are 
predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are greater than 5000 acres 
in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable their preservation 
and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) meet the five wilderness 
character criteria listed in the 2006 NPS Management Policies.
    The assessment also found that the ``developed'' segment of the 
Mineral King Addition, and the Dillonwood Addition: (1) Are not 
predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are not greater than 5000 
acres in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable their 
preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) do not meet 
the five wilderness character criteria listed in the 2006 NPS 
Management Policies.
    Based on the findings of this Assessment, the NPS has concluded 
that the ``backcountry'' segment of the Mineral King Addition and the 
Chimney Rock Addition meet the criteria necessary for wilderness 
designation and therefore warrant further study for inclusion in 
wilderness.
    The NPS has also concluded that based on the findings of this 
Assessment, the ``developed'' segment of the Mineral King Addition and 
the Dillonwood Addition do not meet the criteria necessary for 
wilderness designation and therefore do not warrant further study for 
inclusion in wilderness. A transition zone between the Suitable (non-
developed) and Non-Suitable (developed) segments in the Mineral King 
Addition, to allow for existing non-wilderness uses, is appropriate to 
consider in boundary delineation during the wilderness study process.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the Wilderness Suitability Assessment can be 
obtained by writing to: Superintendent, Attention: Wilderness 
Suitability Assessment, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 
Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for further information on 
the Wilderness Suitability Assessment should be directed to: Wilderness 
Coordinator, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 47050 Generals 
Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These actions are in accordance with long 
standing policy and law. The Wilderness Act of 1964 and NPS Management 
Policies (2006; Chapter 6, Wilderness Preservation) require that the 
National Park Service review roadless and undeveloped areas, including 
new areas or expanded boundaries within the National Park system to 
determine whether they are suitable or not suitable for preserving as 
wilderness.
    The assessment standards outlined in the 2006 NPS Management 
Policies to determine if a roadless, undeveloped area is suitable for 
preservation as wilderness are that it is over 5000 acres in size or of 
sufficient size to make practicable its preservation and use in an 
unimpaired condition, and meets five wilderness character criteria: (1) 
The earth and its community of life are untrammeled by humans, where 
humans are visitors and do not remain; (2) the area is undeveloped and 
retains its primeval character and influence, without permanent 
improvements or human habitation; (3) the area generally appears to 
have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint 
of humans' work substantially unnoticeable; (4) the area is protected 
and managed so as to preserve its

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natural condition; and (5) the area offers outstanding opportunities 
for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation.
    As part of the Wilderness Suitability Assessment, the parks 
solicited public input on the suitability of the subject area for 
designation as Wilderness: a press release was sent out on August 12, 
2002 informing the public of the process with a description of the 
parcels, the criteria that need to be meet to merit inclusion, and an 
intitial September 27, 2002 closing date; in concert with the 
distribution of the press release, some 3,200 copies of the release 
were mailed to interested individuals and groups on the park's General 
Management Plan mailing list. The public comment period was then 
extended to October 18, 2002.

    Dated: March 6, 2007.
Daniel N. Wenk,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 07-1181 Filed 3-13-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-69-M