Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council, 58122 [07-5045]

Download as PDF 58122 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 197 / Friday, October 12, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Intent of Establish an Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 9(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix). Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has formally established the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations on mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Tranel, Denali National Park and Preserve, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, (907) 644– 3611, Mike_Tranel@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council has been established in accordance with the Denali National Park and Preserve’s 2006 Backcountry Management Plan and EIS. The plan concluded that air travel is an important means of access for backcountry users, and that scenic air tours are an important means for other park visitors to access and enjoy Mount McKinley and adjoining scenic peaks and glaciers. However, the cumulative impact of these tours, plus the additional aircraft traffic, must be mitigated to protect park resource values and the quality of the visitor experience. The plan calls for an aircraft overflights advisory group that will develop voluntary measures for assuring the safety of passengers, pilots, and mountaineers, and for achieving standards that represent desired future resource conditions at Denali. The National Park Service needs the advice of this group to develop effective mitigation measures that will be acceptable to stakeholders. The Council will be composed of individuals that represent a broad range of interests, including air taxi operators, commercial aviation, local landowners, the State of Alaska, the Federal Aviation Administration, climbers and other parks users, and the environmental community. Certification: I hearby certify that the administrative establishment of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Oct 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 necessary and in the public interest in connection with performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by the Act of August 25, 1916, 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq., and other statutes relating to the administration of the National Park System. Dated: September 4, 2007. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 07–5045 Filed 10–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–PF–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore Hunting Program, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts National Park Service, Department of Interior. AGENCY: Notice of availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Cape Cod National Seashore Hunting Program, Cape Cod National Seashore. ACTION: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852,853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. section 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cape Cod National Seashore Hunting Program, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. On September 18, 2007, the Regional Director, Northeast Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, and as described in the Record of Decision, the National Park Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the FEIS issued on August 10, 2007. The following course of action will occur under the preferred alternative. Cape Cod National Seashore will increase hunting opportunities for native upland game bird species; apply adaptive management to phase out the pheasant stocking and hunting program; simplify and clearly delineate hunting areas and increase the ‘‘no-hunting’’ safety buffers along bike paths; expand hunting-related outreach to hunting and non-hunting users; and undertake cooperative monitoring and management of game species. This course of action and two alternatives were analyzed in the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 on impairment of park resources and values, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 02667. Telephone: (508) 349-3785, Fax; (508) 349-9052. E-mail: CACO_Superintendent@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Dated: September 18, 2007. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 07–5050 Filed 10–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging Of Consent Decree Under The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on October 2, 2007, a proposed Consent Decree in United States and State of Oklahoma v. 3M Company, Case No. 5:07–cv–1079, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory 
Council

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent of Establish an Aircraft Overflights Advisory 
Council.

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SUMMARY: This notice is published in accordance with section 9(a) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix). 
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice 
is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has formally 
established the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights 
Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations on mitigation of 
impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Tranel, Denali National 
Park and Preserve, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, (907) 
644-3611, Mike--Tranel@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Denali National Park and Preserve 
Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council has been established in 
accordance with the Denali National Park and Preserve's 2006 
Backcountry Management Plan and EIS. The plan concluded that air travel 
is an important means of access for backcountry users, and that scenic 
air tours are an important means for other park visitors to access and 
enjoy Mount McKinley and adjoining scenic peaks and glaciers. However, 
the cumulative impact of these tours, plus the additional aircraft 
traffic, must be mitigated to protect park resource values and the 
quality of the visitor experience. The plan calls for an aircraft 
overflights advisory group that will develop voluntary measures for 
assuring the safety of passengers, pilots, and mountaineers, and for 
achieving standards that represent desired future resource conditions 
at Denali. The National Park Service needs the advice of this group to 
develop effective mitigation measures that will be acceptable to 
stakeholders. The Council will be composed of individuals that 
represent a broad range of interests, including air taxi operators, 
commercial aviation, local landowners, the State of Alaska, the Federal 
Aviation Administration, climbers and other parks users, and the 
environmental community.
    Certification: I hearby certify that the administrative 
establishment of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft 
Overflights Advisory Council is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with performance of duties imposed on the Department of the 
Interior by the Act of August 25, 1916, 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq., and other 
statutes relating to the administration of the National Park System.

    Dated: September 4, 2007.
Dirk Kempthorne,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 07-5045 Filed 10-11-07; 8:45 am]
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