General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado, 49308 [E7-16994]

Download as PDF 49308 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 28, 2007 / Notices park would provide a core message and experience for all visitors that are primarily immersive and focus on the encampment and the American Revolution. A self-discovery approach would illustrate additional areas of the park, as well as historical and natural resources themes and topics. The Draft GMP/EIS was available for public and agency review from November 3, 2006 through April 10, 2007. Copies of the document were sent to individuals, agencies, organizations, and local libraries. The document was also made available for review at the park and on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov). Public meetings were held on February 21 and 22, 2007. Eight presentations of the plan were made to civic and interest groups and local governments. The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. DATES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov, at the Valley Forge NHP Welcome Center, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 610–783–1099 and at the following locations: Lower Providence Community Library, 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403–1171. Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford-Wayne, PA 19087–2052. Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell Street, Norristown, PA 19401. Upper Merion Township Library, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Deirdre Gibson, Valley Forge NHP, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406, Deirdre_gibson@nps.gov. Dated: August 1, 2007. John A. Latschar, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E7–16993 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DJ–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of a record of decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado. On July 19, 2007, the Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the FEIS issued on June 15, 2007. The NPS preferred alternative was developed with substantial public, interagency, and staff participation between 2002 and 2006. The NPS preferred option includes options for new trails to allow for dispersed hiking and horseback riding and educational opportunities on the expansion lands. Cooperative or joint facilities, such as future access routes and trailheads with the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and private partners are emphasized. A large portion of the park expansion lands was studied and will be recommended for future wilderness designation. Additional wilderness in the Great Sand Dunes National Park was very popular with the public. This course of action and three alternatives were analyzed in the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. The Record of Decision 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 of no impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process, and a Statement of Findings. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Art Hutchinson, Superintendent, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, 11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146– 9798, phone: (719) 378–6311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 9, 2007. Michael D. Snyder, Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E7–16994 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0114 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Final Environmental 
Impact Statement, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a record of decision on the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan/
Wilderness Study, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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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 announces the availability 
of the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Great Sand 
Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado. On July 19, 2007, the 
Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision 
for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will 
begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the FEIS 
issued on June 15, 2007. The NPS preferred alternative was developed 
with substantial public, interagency, and staff participation between 
2002 and 2006. The NPS preferred option includes options for new trails 
to allow for dispersed hiking and horseback riding and educational 
opportunities on the expansion lands. Cooperative or joint facilities, 
such as future access routes and trailheads with the U.S. Forest 
Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and private partners are 
emphasized. A large portion of the park expansion lands was studied and 
will be recommended for future wilderness designation. Additional 
wilderness in the Great Sand Dunes National Park was very popular with 
the public.
    This course of action and three alternatives were analyzed in the 
Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of 
foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate 
mitigating measures were identified.
    The Record of Decision 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 
of no impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to 
minimize environmental harm, an overview of public involvement in the 
decision-making process, and a Statement of Findings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Art Hutchinson, Superintendent, Great 
Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, 11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 
81146-9798, phone: (719) 378-6311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be 
obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://
parkplanning.nps.gov.

    Dated: August 9, 2007.
Michael D. Snyder,
Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. E7-16994 Filed 8-27-07; 8:45 am]
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