Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for Sites Related to the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Near Franklin, Tennessee, 36025-36026 [07-3205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices petitioner nor any other party submitted new evidence that demonstrates that the group’s membership descends from a historical Indian tribe. The FD affirms the PF’s conclusion that the petitioner did not meet criterion 83.7(e). Criterion 83.7(f) requires that the membership of the petitioning group be composed principally of persons who are not members of any acknowledged North American Indian tribe. A review of the available documentation for the PF and the FD shows that the SSA petitioner is composed principally of persons who are not members of any acknowledged North American Indian tribe. Therefore, the petitioner meets the requirements of criterion 83.7(f). Criterion 83.7(g) requires that neither the petitioner nor its members be the subject of congressional legislation that has expressly terminated or forbidden the Federal relationship. The available documentation for the PF and the FD provided no evidence that the petitioning group was the subject of congressional legislation to terminate or prohibit a Federal relationship as an Indian tribe. Therefore, the petitioner meets the requirements of criterion 83.7(g). A report summarizing the evidence, reasoning, and analyses that are the bases for the FD will be provided to the petitioner and interested parties, and is available to other parties upon written request. After the publication of notice of the FD, the petitioner or any interested party may file a request for reconsideration with the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) under the procedures set forth in section 83.11 of the regulations. The IBIA must receive this request no later than 90 days after the publication of the FD in the Federal Register. 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E7–12727 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for Sites Related to the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Near Franklin, Tennessee SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service policy in Director’s Order 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park Service (NPS) will prepare an EIS for the SRS for sites related to the Civil War Battle of Franklin (BoF) located in Franklin, Tennessee. The statement will assess potential environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management for sites related to the BoF. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6 which prescribes the regulations for implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. The process by which the Secretary of the Interior will conduct SRSs is contained in 16 U.S.C. 1a–5. New areas are typically added to the National Park System by an Act of Congress. The National Park Service is often tasked by Congress to evaluate potential new areas for compliance with the established criteria for designation. The NPS documents its findings in a SRS Report. On December 1, 2005, Congress passed the Franklin National Battlefield Study Act (Pub. L. 109–120) directing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a SRS for certain sites in Tennessee including the cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Triune, Thompson Station, and Spring Hill, Tennessee. The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the BoF. Suggestions and ideas for managing the cultural and natural resources associated with the BoF are encouraged. Comments may be submitted in writing to the address listed at the end of this notice or through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov. The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the PEPC Web site to present scoping issues and preliminary management concepts to the public as they are developed. Public meetings to present management concepts will be conducted in the local PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36025 area. Specific locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media and on the PEPC Web site. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to: Tim Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin SRS, NPS Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division, 100 Alabama Street, 6th Floor 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. You may also comment via the Internet to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/sero. Please submit Internet comments as a plain text file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at 404–562–3124, extension 693. 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. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. DATES: Locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be published in local newspapers and may also be obtained by contracting the NPS Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division. This information will also be published on the PEPC Web site. ADDRESSES: Tim Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin SRS, NPS Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division, 100 Alabama Street, 6th Floor 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Telephone: 404–562–3124 extension 693. Tim Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin SRS, NPS Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division, 100 Alabama Street, 6th Floor 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Telephone: 404–562–3124 extension 693. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Draft and Final SRS and EIS will be made available to all known interested parties SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 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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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 126 (Monday, July 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36025-36026]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for Sites Related 
to the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Near Franklin, Tennessee

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service policy in Director's Order 
2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order 12 (Conservation Planning, 
Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making) the National Park 
Service (NPS) will prepare an EIS for the SRS for sites related to the 
Civil War Battle of Franklin (BoF) located in Franklin, Tennessee. The 
statement will assess potential environmental impacts associated with 
various types and levels of visitor use and resources management for 
sites related to the BoF.
    The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 
1506.6 which prescribes the regulations for implementing the provisions 
of the National Environmental Policy Act. The process by which the 
Secretary of the Interior will conduct SRSs is contained in 16 U.S.C. 
1a-5.
    New areas are typically added to the National Park System by an Act 
of Congress. The National Park Service is often tasked by Congress to 
evaluate potential new areas for compliance with the established 
criteria for designation. The NPS documents its findings in a SRS 
Report. On December 1, 2005, Congress passed the Franklin National 
Battlefield Study Act (Pub. L. 109-120) directing the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a SRS for certain sites in Tennessee including the 
cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Triune, Thompson Station, and Spring 
Hill, Tennessee.
    The NPS is currently accepting comments from interested parties on 
issues, concerns, and suggestions pertinent to the BoF. Suggestions and 
ideas for managing the cultural and natural resources associated with 
the BoF are encouraged. Comments may be submitted in writing to the 
address listed at the end of this notice or through the NPS Planning, 
Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at https://
parkplanning.nps.gov. The NPS will publish periodic newsletters on the 
PEPC Web site to present scoping issues and preliminary management 
concepts to the public as they are developed. Public meetings to 
present management concepts will be conducted in the local area. 
Specific locations, dates, and times will be announced in local media 
and on the PEPC Web site. If you wish to comment, you may submit your 
comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to: Tim 
Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin SRS, NPS Southeast Regional Office, 
Planning and Compliance Division, 100 Alabama Street, 6th Floor 1924 
Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. You may also comment via the Internet 
to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/sero. Please submit Internet comments as 
a plain text file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form 
of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your 
Internet message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the system 
that we have received your Internet message, contact us directly at 
404-562-3124, extension 693.
    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. We will always make submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, 
available for public inspection in their entirety.

DATES: Locations, dates, and times of public meetings will be published 
in local newspapers and may also be obtained by contracting the NPS 
Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division. This 
information will also be published on the PEPC Web site.

ADDRESSES: Tim Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin SRS, NPS Southeast 
Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division, 100 Alabama Street, 
6th Floor 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Telephone: 404-562-
3124 extension 693.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Bemisderfer, Battle of Franklin 
SRS, NPS Southeast Regional Office, Planning and Compliance Division, 
100 Alabama Street, 6th Floor 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. 
Telephone: 404-562-3124 extension 693.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft and Final SRS and EIS will be made 
available to all known interested parties

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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.
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