Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 12828-12829 [07-1311]

Download as PDF 12828 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 52 / Monday, March 19, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ General Management Plan for Walnut Canyon National Monument. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ General Management Plan (FEIS/GMP) for Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona. DATES: The FEIS/GMP was on public review from November 6, 2001 through January 7, 2002. Responses to public comment are addressed in the documents. A 30-day no-action period will follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability of the FEIS/GMP. ADDRESSES: Copies of the FEIS/GMP are available from the Superintendent, Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Walnut Canyon), 6400 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004. Public reading copies of the FEIS/GMP will be available for review at the following locations: Office of the Superintendent, 6400 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004, Telephone: 928–526–1157. Planning and Environmental Quality, Intermountain Support Office— Denver (Room 20), National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, Telephone: (303) 969–2377. Office of Public Affairs, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, 18th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: (202) 208– 6843. The Walnut Canyon FEIS/GMP evaluates the environmental consequences of the proposed action and the other alternatives on archeological resources, historic character of the built environment, long-term integrity of ethnographic resources, natural systems and processes, and threatened, endangered, and sensitive species. Impacts are also detailed on visitors’ ability to experience park resources; park neighbors, local, state, and tribal land management plans and land/ ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:50 Mar 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 resource managing agencies; and operational efficiency. The preferred alternative would preserve untrailed expanses, unfragemented natural systems, and relatively pristine conditions throughout the park. it would protect Walnut Canyon as a critical wildlife corridor. Visitation would be managed with the goal of providing quality learning opportunities in an intimate atmosphere while maintaining the health of the canyon ecosystem. The natural soundscape and tranquil setting of the canyon would be enhanced through strategic placement of facilities. The park would remain day use only. Efforts would be made to provide a broader range of educational offerings, and a greater number of archeological sites would be available for visitation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Superintendent, Flagstaff Area National Monuments at the address listed above. Dated: November 15, 2006. Michael D. Snyder, Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Services. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register March 14, 2007. [FR Doc. 07–1314 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–04–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great Smoky Mountains National Park AGENCIES: National Park Service; and Federal Highway Administration. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Highway Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division will serve as joint lead agencies in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Section 8B is located in Sevier and Cocke Counties, Tennessee. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This effort will analyze the impacts of alternatives for this section of the Foothills Parkway. The public scoping process for this EIS has been initiated with issuance of this notice. The purpose of the scoping process is to elicit public comment regarding the full spectrum of public issues and concern that should be addressed in the EIS process, including a suitable range of alternatives, the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts, and appropriate mitigation strategies. A suitable range of alternatives will be considered along with the no-action alternative, including, but not limited to construction of a road through this section of the Parkway corridor, construction of a trail instead of a road, and construction of a combination road and trail. A scoping newsletter will be prepared in spring 2007 that will detail the issues identified to date. Copies of the newsletter when available may be obtained from the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site: http:// parkplanning.nps.gov. Beginning in spring 2007, public information meetings will be held in the vicinity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The location, date, and time of the meetings and deadlines for written comments will be announced via local and regional media. Announcements will also be placed on the following Web sites: http:// parkplanning.nps.gov and http:// www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend these meetings to comment verbally or provide written comments and suggestions during the scoping period. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov and in the office of the Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738, Telephone: 865–436– 1207. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Foothills Parkway Section 8B EIS, Attention: Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738. Telephone: 865–436– 1207. Federal Highways, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, Jack Van Dop, Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 21400 DATES: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 52 / Monday, March 19, 2007 / Notices Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Telephone: 703–404–6282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the scoping newsletter or on any other issues associated with this action, you may mail or hand-deliver comments to the address listed above, or you may comment via the NPS PEPC Web site. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 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 comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. The responsible officials for this EIS are Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, and Donald R. Tuggle, Director of Program Administration, Federal Highways Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Dated: January 17, 2007. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. Dated: January 11, 2007. Donald R. Tuggle, Director of Program Administration, FHWA– EFLHD. [FR Doc. 07–1311 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am] National Park Service Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision (ROD) on the Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (FGMP/EIS), Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Copies of the ROD are available from the Superintendent, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748–9707; telephone: 270–358–3137. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National Historic Landmarks Program. ARIZONA Coconino County Grand Canyon Airport Historic District, Approx. 2.6 E of jct. of U.S. 180 and Forest Rd. 305, Tusayan, 07000278 Maricopa County Margarita Place Historic District, Bounded by Thomas Rd., Windsor Ave., 15th and 16th Ave., Phoenix, 07000279 FLORIDA Volusia County St. Rita’s Colored Catholic Mission, 314 Duss St., New Smyna Beach, 07000280 INDIANA Superintendent, Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site, at the address and telephone number shown above. Monroe County Hinkle Garton Farmstead, 2920 E. 10th St., Bloomington, 07000282 The responsible official for the ROD is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. IOWA Dated: January 16, 2007. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. E7–4909 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am] KENTUCKY BILLING CODE 4310–5C–P Franklin County Weehawken, 1 Weehawken Ln., Jett, 07000283 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Pottawattamie County Lincoln—Fairview Historic District, Roughly bounded by W. Kanesville Blvd., Oakland Ave., Fairview Cemetery, and N. 1st St., Council Bluffs, 07000281 Butler County Carson—Annis Ferry Farm, 1086 Annis Ferry Rd., Morgantown, 07000286 SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the ROD on the FGMP/EIS for Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, Kentucky. This is being done pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332. On November 29, 2006, the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the FGMP/EIS, described as the Preferred Alternative contained in the FGMP/EIS issued on October 20, Jkt 211001 Garrard County Paint Lick School, 10973 Richmond Rd., Paint Lick, 07000284 National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 15:50 Mar 16, 2007 The ROD was signed by the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast Region, on November 29, 2006. DATES: or faxed comments should be submitted by April 3, 2007. National Park Service BILLING CODE 4310–8A–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 2006. The approved plan will enhance opportunities for visitors to interact with and appreciate all of the national historic site’s resources while providing for the preservation or adaptive use of cultural resources when implemented. The approved plan also recommends that the official name of the site be changed to ‘‘Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.’’ 12829 Madison County Union Bus Station, 127 S. Third St., Richmond, 07000285 Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before March 3, 2007. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St., NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written Woodford County Cleveland House, 140 Park St., Versailles, 07000287 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MASSACHUSETTS Barnstable County Paul Palmer (Shipwreck and Remains), Address Restricted, Provincetown, 07000288 NEW YORK Albany County Van Ostrande—Radliff House, 48 Hudson Ave., Albany, 07000291 Onondaga County Martisco Station, Martisco Rd., N of Lyons Rd., Martisco, 07000292 Snow, C.W., & Company Warehouse, 230 W. Willow St., Syracuse, 07000290 Stone Aravia School, 6453 NY 31, Cicero, 07000289 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 52 (Monday, March 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12828-12829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-1311]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

AGENCIES: National Park Service; and Federal Highway Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great Smoky Mountains National 
Park.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal 
Highway Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division will 
serve as joint lead agencies in the preparation of an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Foothills Parkway Section 8B, Great 
Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. Section 8B is located in 
Sevier and Cocke Counties, Tennessee. This effort will analyze the 
impacts of alternatives for this section of the Foothills Parkway.
    The public scoping process for this EIS has been initiated with 
issuance of this notice. The purpose of the scoping process is to 
elicit public comment regarding the full spectrum of public issues and 
concern that should be addressed in the EIS process, including a 
suitable range of alternatives, the nature and extent of potential 
environmental impacts, and appropriate mitigation strategies.
    A suitable range of alternatives will be considered along with the 
no-action alternative, including, but not limited to construction of a 
road through this section of the Parkway corridor, construction of a 
trail instead of a road, and construction of a combination road and 
trail.
    A scoping newsletter will be prepared in spring 2007 that will 
detail the issues identified to date. Copies of the newsletter when 
available may be obtained from the NPS Planning, Environment, and 
Public Comment (PEPC) Web site: http://parkplanning.nps.gov.

DATES: Beginning in spring 2007, public information meetings will be 
held in the vicinity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 
location, date, and time of the meetings and deadlines for written 
comments will be announced via local and regional media. Announcements 
will also be placed on the following Web sites: http://
parkplanning.nps.gov and http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov. All interested 
individuals, organizations, and agencies are invited to attend these 
meetings to comment verbally or provide written comments and 
suggestions during the scoping period.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov and in the office of the 
Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park 
Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738, Telephone: 865-436-
1207.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Foothills 
Parkway Section 8B EIS, Attention: Superintendent, Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, 
Tennessee 37738. Telephone: 865-436-1207.
    Federal Highways, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, Jack Van 
Dop, Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, 21400

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Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, Virginia 20166. Telephone: 703-404-6282.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the scoping 
newsletter or on any other issues associated with this action, you may 
mail or hand-deliver comments to the address listed above, or you may 
comment via the NPS PEPC Web site. Before including your address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should 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 comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 
1506.6.
    The responsible officials for this EIS are Patricia A. Hooks, 
Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama 
Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, and Donald R. 
Tuggle, Director of Program Administration, Federal Highways 
Administration, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, 21400 Ridgetop 
Circle, Sterling, Virginia 20166.

    Dated: January 17, 2007.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
    Dated: January 11, 2007.
Donald R. Tuggle,
Director of Program Administration, FHWA-EFLHD.
[FR Doc. 07-1311 Filed 3-16-07; 8:45 am]
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