Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, for the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, in Kinderhook, NY in the County of Columbia, and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, 70342 [E7-24010]

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Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, for the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, in Kinderhook, NY in the County of Columbia, and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Elk and Vegetation Management Plan, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This Final Plan analyzes five alternatives, including a no action alternative, to manage elk and vegetation within the Park. Alternative 3, the preferred alternative, would use a variety of conservation tools including fencing, redistribution of elk, vegetation restoration and lethal reduction of elk (culling). The number of elk removed would vary each year based on annual population surveys and hunter success outside the park. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection (1) online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov, (2) in the office of the Superintendent, Vaughn Baker, 1000 West Hwy. 36, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado, 80517, 970–586–1206, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Dec 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 National Park Service National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for Martin Van Buren National Historic Site and to hold public scoping meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), as amended, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (NHS) in Kinderhook, New York. This effort will result in a comprehensive general management plan that encompasses preservation of natural and cultural resources, visitor use and interpretation, park carrying capacity and any necessary facilities. The planning area includes Martin Van Buren’s home from 1839–62, Lindenwald, various out buildings and roads and the 39 acres that comprise the entire National Historic Site established by Congress in 1974. Attention will also be given to resources outside the boundaries that may affect the integrity of the site. The GMP/EIS will be prepared by planners in the NPS Northeast Region PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and park staff with assistance from advisors and consultants, and will propose a long-term approach to managing the Martin Van Buren NHS. Consistent with the site’s mission, NPS policy, and other laws and regulations, alternatives will be developed to guide the management of the Martin Van Buren NHS over the next 15 to 20 years. The GMP/EIS will address a range of management alternatives for natural and cultural resource protection, visitor use and interpretation, park carrying capacity, facilities development and operations. A ‘no-action’ alternative will also be considered and an agency preferred management alternative selected. The EIS will assess the impacts of the alternatives presented in the GMP. Meeting Notices: Public scoping meetings will be scheduled and consist of a discussion of the GMP/EIS process including ways that the public can be involved in providing and receiving information, and reviewing and commenting upon the draft GMP/EIS. The purpose of the meetings will be to solicit public input prior to formally undertaking the GMP/EIS. The place and time of public scoping meetings will be announced by the National Park Service (NPS) and noticed in local newspapers serving the area. Scoping and other periodic public meeting notices and information regarding the GMP/EIS will also be placed on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at http:// parkplanning.gov for continuing public review and comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Dattilio, Superintendent, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook, New York 12106, Telephone: 518– 758–6986. E-mail: dan_dattilio@nps.gov Peter Samuel, Community Planner/ Project Manager, National Park Service, Division of Park Planning and Special Studies, 200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Telephone: 215–597–1848. E-mail: peter_samuel@nps.gov Dated: August 28, 2007. John A. Latschar, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E7–24010 Filed 12–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W3–P E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan, 
Environmental Impact Statement, for the Martin Van Buren National 
Historic Site, in Kinderhook, NY in the County of Columbia, and To 
Conduct Public Scoping Meetings

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
for the General Management Plan for Martin Van Buren National Historic 
Site and to hold public scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), as amended, the National Park Service (NPS) is 
preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General 
Management Plan (GMP) for the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site 
(NHS) in Kinderhook, New York. This effort will result in a 
comprehensive general management plan that encompasses preservation of 
natural and cultural resources, visitor use and interpretation, park 
carrying capacity and any necessary facilities. The planning area 
includes Martin Van Buren's home from 1839-62, Lindenwald, various out 
buildings and roads and the 39 acres that comprise the entire National 
Historic Site established by Congress in 1974. Attention will also be 
given to resources outside the boundaries that may affect the integrity 
of the site.
    The GMP/EIS will be prepared by planners in the NPS Northeast 
Region and park staff with assistance from advisors and consultants, 
and will propose a long-term approach to managing the Martin Van Buren 
NHS. Consistent with the site's mission, NPS policy, and other laws and 
regulations, alternatives will be developed to guide the management of 
the Martin Van Buren NHS over the next 15 to 20 years. The GMP/EIS will 
address a range of management alternatives for natural and cultural 
resource protection, visitor use and interpretation, park carrying 
capacity, facilities development and operations. A `no-action' 
alternative will also be considered and an agency preferred management 
alternative selected. The EIS will assess the impacts of the 
alternatives presented in the GMP.
    Meeting Notices: Public scoping meetings will be scheduled and 
consist of a discussion of the GMP/EIS process including ways that the 
public can be involved in providing and receiving information, and 
reviewing and commenting upon the draft GMP/EIS. The purpose of the 
meetings will be to solicit public input prior to formally undertaking 
the GMP/EIS. The place and time of public scoping meetings will be 
announced by the National Park Service (NPS) and noticed in local 
newspapers serving the area. Scoping and other periodic public meeting 
notices and information regarding the GMP/EIS will also be placed on 
the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at 
http://parkplanning.gov for continuing public review and comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Daniel Dattilio, Superintendent, Martin Van Buren National Historic 
Site, 1013 Old Post Road, Kinderhook, New York 12106, Telephone: 518-
758-6986. E-mail: dan_dattilio@nps.gov

Peter Samuel, Community Planner/Project Manager, National Park Service, 
Division of Park Planning and Special Studies, 200 Chestnut Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19106, Telephone: 215-597-1848. E-mail: peter_
samuel@nps.gov

    Dated: August 28, 2007.
John A. Latschar,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
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