Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska, 52910-52911 [E7-18219]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 52910 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 179 / Monday, September 17, 2007 / Notices questions designed to evaluate the respondents’ motivation in selecting a preferred program. Surveys will be conducted with approximately 800 individuals. For this pilot study, 16 neighborhoods will be selected in two metropolitan areas (Phoenix, AZ and Syracuse, NY). Each neighborhood sample will be split into two groups, with 50 households assigned to a mail survey group and 50 households assigned to an in-person survey group. The in-person survey will be conducted in a manner that minimizes the differences between the two survey modes. Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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. Frequency of collection: Once. Description of Respondents: Residents of Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Sacramento, CA (focus groups) and Phoenix, AZ and Syracuse, NY (response rate pilot study). Estimated average number of respondents: Focus groups: 1,200 in recruitment and 120 in pre-testing activities. Pilot study: 480 mail refusals, 320 in-person refusals, and 800 respondents. Estimated average number of responses: 900 (120 responses for focus groups; 800 responses for pilot study). Estimated average time burden per respondent: Focus groups: 3 minutes per recruitment, 30 minutes traveling to focus group, and 2 hours for participating in focus group. Pilot study: 5 minutes per mail refusal, 3 minutes per in-person refusal, and 24 minutes per respondent. Frequency of response: 1 time per respondent. Estimated total annual reporting burden: 736 hours. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Sep 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: September 10, 2007. Leonard E. Stowe, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–4589 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska National Park Service, Department of the Interior. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a General Management Plan (GMP) for the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (Monument). The GMP will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained at the Monument over the next 15 to 20 years. To facilitate sound planning and environmental assessment, the NPS intends to gather information necessary for the preparation of the EIS and obtain suggestions and information from other Agencies and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Comments and participation in this scoping process are invited. Participation in the planning process will be encouraged and facilitated by various means, including newsletters and public meetings. The NPS will conduct public scoping meetings to explain the planning process and to solicit opinion about issues to address in the GMP/EIS. Notification of all such meetings will be announced in the local press and in NPS newsletters. ADDRESSES: Additionally, if you wish to comment on any issues associated with the GMP, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail or hand-deliver comments to the Superintendent, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River Road, Harrison, Nebraska 69346– 2743. You also may provide comments electronically by entering them into the NPS’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment Web site http:// parkplanning.nps.gov. Information will be available for public review and comment from the Office of the Superintendent at the above address. Requests to be added to the project mailing list should be sent by mail to Pamela Carey, Agate Fossil Beds AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Monument, 301 River Road, Harrison, Nebraska 69346–2743, by telephone 308–668–2211 or by e-mail to Pamela_Carey@nps.gov. Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comments (including your personal identifying information) may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials, or organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Blanca Stransky, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River Road, Harrison, Nebraska 69346– 2743, telephone 308–668–2211. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, located in western Nebraska, was established in 1965 to preserve paleontological and geological sites and to protect and exhibit a collection of American Indian artifacts. The park is currently operating under a 1965 Master Plan, which is outdated because of several additions to the infrastructure that require new management direction. The park also needs to identify major program areas, provide a context for activities, and program planning. The GMP will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the Monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The clarification of what must be achieved according to law and policy will be based on review of the unit’s purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of laws and policies directing park management. Based on determinations of desired conditions, the GMP will outline kinds of resource management activities, visitor activities, and appropriate future development. A range of reasonable management alternatives will be developed through this planning process and will include, at a minimum, a no-action alternative, and a preferred alternative. To facilitate sound analysis of environmental impacts, the NPS is gathering information necessary for the preparation of an associated EIS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 179 / Monday, September 17, 2007 / Notices Dated: July 20, 2007. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. E7–18219 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–BR–P National Park Service National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss currently authorized and proposed memorials in the District of Columbia and its environs. In addition to discussing general matters and conducting routine business, the Commission will review the status of legislative proposals intoduced in the 110th Congress to establish memorials in the District of Columbia and its environs, as follows: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Action Items (1) Legislation currently under consideration by the 110th Congress. H.R. 3026, to authorize the Military Spouse Legacy Association, Inc., to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor all those who have put their country first as military spouses throughout our Nation’s history. Other Business (1) General matters and routine business. The meeting will be open to the public. Any person may file with the Commission a written statement concerning the matters to be discussed. Persons who wish to file a written statement or testify at the meeting or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Ms. Nancy Young, Secretary to the Commission. DATES: Tuesday, October 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy Young, Secretary to the Commission, by telephone at (202) 619– 17:00 Sep 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 The Commission was established by Public Law 99–652, the Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. Chapter 89 et seq.), to advise the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the Administrator, General Services Administration, (the Administrator) on policy and procedures for establishment of, and proposals to establish, commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs, as well as such other matters as it may deem appropriate concerning commemorative works. The Commission examines each memorial proposal for conformance to the Commemorative Works Act, and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator and to Members and Committees of Congress. The Commission also serves as a source of information for persons seeking to establish memorials in Washington, DC and its environs. The members of the Commission are as follows: Director, National Park Service. Administrator, General Services Administration. Chairman, National Capital Planning Commission. Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts. Mayor of the District of Columbia. Architect of the Capitol. Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission. Secretary of Defense. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Aug<31>2005 7097, by e-mail at nancy_young@nps.gov, by telefax at (202) 619–7420, or by mail at the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Room 220, Washington, DC 20242. Dated: August 24, 2007. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 07–4588 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–JK–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before September 1, 2007. Pursuant to § 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 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52911 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 or faxed comments should be submitted by October 2, 2007. J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National, Historic Landmarks Program. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA District of Columbia Asbury, Francis, Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 309-b, 16th & Mt. Pleasant Sts., NW., Washington, 07001052. Cuban Friendship Urn, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 332, Ohio Dr. at 14th St. Bridge SW., Washington, 07001053. Gibbons, James, Cardinal, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 309–G, 16th St. & Park Rd., NW., Washington, 07001051. Gompers, Samuel, Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Massachusetts Ave., 10th & L Sts., NW., Reservation 69, Washington, 07001054. Hahnemann, Samuel, Monument, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 64, Massachusetts & Rhode Island Aves. at Scott Cir., NW., Washington, 07001055. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 150, Connecticut Ave., M & 18th Sts., NW., Washington, 07001056. Marconi, Guglielmo, Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 309A, 16th & Lamont Sts., NW., Washington, 07001057. Newlands, Francis Griffith, Memorial Fountain, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Chevy Chase Cir., Connecticut & Western Aves., NW., (Res. 335A), Washington, 07001058. Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, Roughly bounded by Constitution Ave., 15th, F & 3rd Sts., Washington, 07001050. Temperance Fountain, (Memorials in Washington, DC) 7th St. & Indiana Ave., NW., Washington, 07001061. Titanic Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 717, SW Waterfront Park, Water & P Sts., SW., Washington, 07001060. Union Station Plaza and Columbus Fountain (Boundary Increase), (Memorials in Washington, DC) Massachusetts, Louisiana & Delaware Aves. & 1st St., NW., Washington, 07001062. Webster, Daniel, Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 62, Massachusetts & Rhode Island Aves. at Scott Cir., NW., Washington, 07001063. de San Martin, General Jose, Memorial, (Memorials in Washington, DC) Reservation 106, Virginia Ave. & 20th St., NW., Washington, 07001059. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 179 (Monday, September 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52910-52911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement for Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 
Nebraska

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the National Park Service (NPS) is 
preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a General 
Management Plan (GMP) for the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument 
(Monument). The GMP will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor 
experiences that are to be achieved and maintained at the Monument over 
the next 15 to 20 years.
    To facilitate sound planning and environmental assessment, the NPS 
intends to gather information necessary for the preparation of the EIS 
and obtain suggestions and information from other Agencies and the 
public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Comments and 
participation in this scoping process are invited. Participation in the 
planning process will be encouraged and facilitated by various means, 
including newsletters and public meetings. The NPS will conduct public 
scoping meetings to explain the planning process and to solicit opinion 
about issues to address in the GMP/EIS. Notification of all such 
meetings will be announced in the local press and in NPS newsletters.

ADDRESSES: Additionally, if you wish to comment on any issues 
associated with the GMP, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail or hand-deliver comments to the 
Superintendent, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River Road, 
Harrison, Nebraska 69346-2743. You also may provide comments 
electronically by entering them into the NPS's Planning, Environment, 
and Public Comment Web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Information 
will be available for public review and comment from the Office of the 
Superintendent at the above address.
    Requests to be added to the project mailing list should be sent by 
mail to Pamela Carey, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River 
Road, Harrison, Nebraska 69346-2743, by telephone 308-668-2211 or by e-
mail to Pamela--Carey@nps.gov.
    Before including your address, telephone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be 
aware that your entire comments (including your personal identifying 
information) may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or 
businesses, from individuals identifying themselves as representatives 
or officials, or organizations or businesses, available for public 
inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Blanca Stransky, Agate 
Fossil Beds National Monument, 301 River Road, Harrison, Nebraska 
69346-2743, telephone 308-668-2211.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, located 
in western Nebraska, was established in 1965 to preserve 
paleontological and geological sites and to protect and exhibit a 
collection of American Indian artifacts. The park is currently 
operating under a 1965 Master Plan, which is outdated because of 
several additions to the infrastructure that require new management 
direction. The park also needs to identify major program areas, provide 
a context for activities, and program planning.
    The GMP will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor 
experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the Monument over 
the next 15 to 20 years. The clarification of what must be achieved 
according to law and policy will be based on review of the unit's 
purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of laws and 
policies directing park management. Based on determinations of desired 
conditions, the GMP will outline kinds of resource management 
activities, visitor activities, and appropriate future development. A 
range of reasonable management alternatives will be developed through 
this planning process and will include, at a minimum, a no-action 
alternative, and a preferred alternative. To facilitate sound analysis 
of environmental impacts, the NPS is gathering information necessary 
for the preparation of an associated EIS.


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    Dated: July 20, 2007.
Ernest Quintana,
Regional Director, Midwest Region.
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