Notice of Intent (NOI) to Expand the Scope of the General Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Being Prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument, 36026 [07-3204]

Download as PDF 36026 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices and appropriate agencies. Full public participation by Federal, State, and local agencies as well as other concerned organizations and private citizens is invited throughout the preparation process of this document. The responsible official for this EIS is the Regional Director for the Southeast Region, Patricia A. Hooks. Dated: May 29, 2007. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 07–3205 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Notice of Intent (NOI) to Expand the Scope of the General Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Being Prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is expanding the scope of the GMP/EIS being prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument. As part of this planning effort, the NPS will include a wilderness study to determine if any portions of the park should be recommended for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System as defined in the Wilderness Act of 1964. The study will be included as part of the GMP/EIS currently in preparation. A NOI to prepare an EIS for the GMP was originally published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2005, (Volume 70, Number 36). That EIS now will be expanded to include an evaluation of the impacts associated with possible designation of wilderness at Fort Pulaski. This notice is being furnished as required by National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations 40 CFR 1501.7. To facilitate sound planning and analysis of environmental impact, the NPS is gathering information necessary for the preparation of the GMP, the wilderness study, and the associated EIS and is obtaining suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed. Comments and participation in this scoping process are invited. DATES: Open house meeting places and times will be announced by press release to print, radio and television organizations through the Savannah area, including The Savannah Morning News, the major commercial broadcast network affiliates, public broadcasting stations, and on the part Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/fopu. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several methods. They may attend the open houses noted above. They may mail comments to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Attention: Superintendent, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410-0757. They may also comment via the Internet at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov. Finally, they may hand-deliver comments to the Fort Pulaski National Monument headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. 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. ADDRESSES: Fort Pulaski National Monument, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410–0757, 912–786–5787. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons who previously submitted comments on the scope of the EIS as it relates to the GMP need not resubmit those comments. The NPS already is considering that input as planning continues. However, persons who have not previously submitted comments on the scope of the EIS, or who wish to submit additional comments related to the scope of the EIS in consideration of the wilderness study are encouraged to do so. The environmental review of the GMP, wilderness study, and EIS for Fort Pulaski National Monument will be conducted in accordance with requirements of the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1500–1508), other appropriate Federal regulations, and NPS procedures and policies for compliance with those regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR 1506.6. The responsible official for the FEIS is Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: April 16, 2007. Patricia A. Hooks, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 07–3204 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–5L–M PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park General Management Plan Amendment National Park Service, Department of the Interior. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park General Management Plan Amendment, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Ohio. On May 16, the Regional Director, Midwest Region, approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the Final EIS issued on April 13. The following course of action will occur under the Preferred Alternative. The park will continue to serve traditional visitors to national parks; however, the primary goal will be to increase regional involvement, particularly in interpretation, education, and outreach. Visitors can expect an active participatory experience that will broaden and expand the park’s literary and aviation significance. There will be a new at-grade entrance to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field and a maintenance facility shared by the park and partners. This course of action and two other alternatives were analyzed in the Draft and Final EIS. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, an overview of public involvement in the decisionmaking process, and a conclusion. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Lawrence Blake, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, 16 South Williams Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402, telephone 937–225–7705. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent (NOI) to Expand the Scope of the General 
Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Being 
Prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument

SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is expanding the scope of the 
GMP/EIS being prepared for Fort Pulaski National Monument. As part of 
this planning effort, the NPS will include a wilderness study to 
determine if any portions of the park should be recommended for 
inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System as defined in 
the Wilderness Act of 1964. The study will be included as part of the 
GMP/EIS currently in preparation.
    A NOI to prepare an EIS for the GMP was originally published in the 
Federal Register on February 24, 2005, (Volume 70, Number 36). That EIS 
now will be expanded to include an evaluation of the impacts associated 
with possible designation of wilderness at Fort Pulaski. This notice is 
being furnished as required by National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
regulations 40 CFR 1501.7.
    To facilitate sound planning and analysis of environmental impact, 
the NPS is gathering information necessary for the preparation of the 
GMP, the wilderness study, and the associated EIS and is obtaining 
suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the 
scope of issues to be addressed. Comments and participation in this 
scoping process are invited.

DATES: Open house meeting places and times will be announced by press 
release to print, radio and television organizations through the 
Savannah area, including The Savannah Morning News, the major 
commercial broadcast network affiliates, public broadcasting stations, 
and on the part Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/fopu.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to comment may do so by any one of several 
methods. They may attend the open houses noted above. They may mail 
comments to Fort Pulaski National Monument, Attention: Superintendent, 
P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410-0757. They may also comment via 
the Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. Finally, they may hand-
deliver comments to the Fort Pulaski National Monument headquarters in 
Savannah, Georgia.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fort Pulaski National Monument, P.O. 
Box 30757, Savannah, Georgia 31410-0757, 912-786-5787.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Persons who previously submitted comments on 
the scope of the EIS as it relates to the GMP need not resubmit those 
comments. The NPS already is considering that input as planning 
continues. However, persons who have not previously submitted comments 
on the scope of the EIS, or who wish to submit additional comments 
related to the scope of the EIS in consideration of the wilderness 
study are encouraged to do so.
    The environmental review of the GMP, wilderness study, and EIS for 
Fort Pulaski National Monument will be conducted in accordance with 
requirements of the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), NEPA regulations (40 
CFR 1500-1508), other appropriate Federal regulations, and NPS 
procedures and policies for compliance with those regulations.

    Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR 
1506.6.

    The responsible official for the FEIS is Patricia A. Hooks, 
Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama 
Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: April 16, 2007.
Patricia A. Hooks,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 07-3204 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]
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