National Mall & Memorial Parks; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall, 51253 [E7-17593]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 172 / Thursday, September 6, 2007 / Notices Alternative 4, the NPS preferred alternative, was developed with the aid of a process called ‘‘Choosing By Advantages’’ in which the planning team identifies and compares the relative advantages of each alternative according to a set of factors. This process also establishes the relationship between the advantages and costs of each alternative. This information is used to combine the best attributes of the preliminary alternatives into the preferred alternative giving the NPS the greatest overall benefit for the most reasonable cost. Alternative 4 would provide visitor services at the visitor center, the Gambrill Mill, and the stone house on the Thomas Farm. In addition, exhibits would be provided at the secondary house on the Best Farm and at the Worthington House. Parking at each location would be developed. There would be no alternative transportation system. Visitors would access the site via personal automobile. The maintenance facility would remain in its current structure. An existing trail from the Gambrill Mill would be extended to the site of Wallace’s headquarters, a major feature of the battlefield currently not open to visitors. Administration offices would be in the rehabilitated Thomas House. Safer access to the 14th New Jersey Monument and a designated commemorative zone for possible new monuments would be developed. Instead of a deck across I–270 connecting the Worthington and Thomas farmsteads, a small pedestrian deck would be created to allow visitors to cross between the two sites. Dated: August 13, 2007. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. E7–17594 Filed 9–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–57–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Mall & Memorial Parks; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) will be preparing an VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Sep 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall to develop a long term vision plan for the use and management of the National Mall, which has been defined by Congress as a ‘‘substantially completed work of civic art,’’ and for Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Park. In the January 16, 2007 Federal Register (72 FR 1763), the NPS announced it was developing this plan. The NPS was already holding public meetings and engaging with other government agencies. The NPS has since determined it will proceed to producing an Environmental Impact Statement as part of the planning process. DATES: Information related to public involvement opportunities will be provided at the following park Web site: http://www.nps.gov/nationalmallplan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Executive Susan Spain, who may be contacted at National Mall & Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20024, by telephone at (202) 245–4692, or by e-mail at susan_spain@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning effort will include compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws and requirements. The National Mall Plan will differ from an NPS General Management Plan in that it will cover a longer-term time frame and is not a plan for the entirety of the National Mall & Memorial Parks. National Mall & Memorial Parks includes many national park units throughout the Nation’s Capital and this plan will address only the National Mall, which is comprised of West Potomac Park, the Washington Monument and the Mall, and the related Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Park. A map of the study area is available at http://www.nps.gov/ nationalmallplan. In cooperation with the agencies with jurisdiction over properties adjoining the National Mall, attention will also be given to cumulative impacts outside its boundaries that affect the integrity of the National Mall. The Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall will address visitor use issues such as civic space, events management, national celebrations, education, programs and recreation; and will identify types, locations, and character of needed visitor facilities and services, which could include food service, seating, lighting, restrooms, recreation, signage (orientation/way finding/education), and crowd management. The Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall could also PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51253 identify desired site improvements, such as floral displays, water features, and other embellishments that are not commemorative in nature. Additional issues may be defined or added throughout planning. Public involvement and civic engagement will continue to be key components in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall. As a result of the decision to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement, there will be public scoping meetings and opportunities on a range of alternatives and other topics, concurrent with publication of several reports and newsletters addressing public comment and a draft range of alternatives. The thousands of comments already received by the NPS are also being considered in this process along with the information provided by cooperating agencies and others. Dated: August 16, 2007. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. E7–17593 Filed 9–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–39–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0020] Standard on Manlifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on Manlifts (29 CFR 1910.68(e)). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by November 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 172 (Thursday, September 6, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 51253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-17593]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


National Mall & Memorial Parks; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
and Plan for the National Mall.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(C) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) will 
be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the 
National Mall to develop a long term vision plan for the use and 
management of the National Mall, which has been defined by Congress as 
a ``substantially completed work of civic art,'' and for Pennsylvania 
Avenue National Historic Park. In the January 16, 2007 Federal Register 
(72 FR 1763), the NPS announced it was developing this plan. The NPS 
was already holding public meetings and engaging with other government 
agencies. The NPS has since determined it will proceed to producing an 
Environmental Impact Statement as part of the planning process.

DATES: Information related to public involvement opportunities will be 
provided at the following park Web site: http://www.nps.gov/
nationalmallplan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Executive Susan Spain, who may 
be contacted at National Mall & Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Drive, SW., 
Washington, DC 20024, by telephone at (202) 245-4692, or by e-mail at 
susan_spain@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning effort will include compliance 
with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other 
laws and requirements. The National Mall Plan will differ from an NPS 
General Management Plan in that it will cover a longer-term time frame 
and is not a plan for the entirety of the National Mall & Memorial 
Parks. National Mall & Memorial Parks includes many national park units 
throughout the Nation's Capital and this plan will address only the 
National Mall, which is comprised of West Potomac Park, the Washington 
Monument and the Mall, and the related Pennsylvania Avenue National 
Historic Park. A map of the study area is available at http://
www.nps.gov/nationalmallplan. In cooperation with the agencies with 
jurisdiction over properties adjoining the National Mall, attention 
will also be given to cumulative impacts outside its boundaries that 
affect the integrity of the National Mall.
    The Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the National Mall 
will address visitor use issues such as civic space, events management, 
national celebrations, education, programs and recreation; and will 
identify types, locations, and character of needed visitor facilities 
and services, which could include food service, seating, lighting, 
restrooms, recreation, signage (orientation/way finding/education), and 
crowd management. The Environmental Impact Statement and Plan for the 
National Mall could also identify desired site improvements, such as 
floral displays, water features, and other embellishments that are not 
commemorative in nature. Additional issues may be defined or added 
throughout planning.
    Public involvement and civic engagement will continue to be key 
components in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement and 
Plan for the National Mall. As a result of the decision to conduct an 
Environmental Impact Statement, there will be public scoping meetings 
and opportunities on a range of alternatives and other topics, 
concurrent with publication of several reports and newsletters 
addressing public comment and a draft range of alternatives. The 
thousands of comments already received by the NPS are also being 
considered in this process along with the information provided by 
cooperating agencies and others.

    Dated: August 16, 2007.
Joseph M. Lawler,
Regional Director, National Capital Region.
 [FR Doc. E7-17593 Filed 9-5-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-39-P