Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State Historic Park General Plan/Resource Management Plan, 6736-6737 [E8-2071]

Download as PDF 6736 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2008 / Notices under the number of COC–072069) are available for review during normal business hours in the public room of the BLM State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215, and at the Uncompahgre Field Office, 2505 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401. The written notice to participate in the exploration plan should be sent to both Kurt M. Barton, CO–921, Solid Minerals Staff, Division of Energy, Lands and Minerals, Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215; and, Collin Stewart, Bowie Resources, LLC, P.O. Box 483, Paonia, CO 81428. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This coal exploration license will be issued by the BLM. The exploration program is fully described and is being conducted pursuant to an exploration plan approved by the BLM. 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E8–2045 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am] Rescind 1990 Cruise Ship Management Policy, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Aug<31>2005 Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW163874 effective August 1, 2007, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. 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PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State Historic Park General Plan/Resource Management Plan Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact. Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) as lead agencies have made available for public review and comment a joint Draft EIS/ EIR for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State Historic Park General Plan/ E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 5, 2008 / Notices Resource Management Plan (GP/RMP). The Draft EIS/EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of four alternatives, including no action, for future use of the project area for recreation and resource protection and management. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on environmental issues addressed in the Draft EIS/EIR. Written comments will be accepted from individuals and organizations on the Draft EIS/EIR. DATES: Two public hearings will be held: • Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7 to 9 p.m., Granite Bay, CA. • Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7 to 9 p.m., Folsom, CA. Submit written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR (see ADDRESSES Section) on or before March 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at: • Granite Bay at the Cavitt Junior High School gymnasium, 7200 Fuller Drive, Granite Bay, CA 95746. • Folsom at Folsom Middle School auditorium, multi-purpose room, 500 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Send written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR to: Jim Micheaels, Staff Park and Recreation Specialist, State Parks, 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Send requests for a compact disk or a bound copy of the Draft EIS/EIR to Jim Micheaels, State Parks, at the above address; telephone: 916–988–0513. Copies of the Draft GP/RMP and EIS/ EIR will be available for review at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?PROJECT_ID=543 and at the State Parks Web site at http://www.parks.ca.gov/ ?page_id=22322. See Supplementary Information Section for locations where copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Caballero, Natural Resources Manager, Reclamation, at 916–989– 7172; or Jim Micheaels, Staff Park and Recreation Specialist, State Parks, at 916–988–0513. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GP/ RMP is being prepared for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area through a cooperative agreement between Reclamation and State Parks. This planning activity encompasses approximately 20,000 acres of publicly accessible water and land owned by Reclamation and managed by State Parks’ Gold Fields District. The GP/RMP will be the primary management document for the park unit, providing a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 Feb 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 defined purpose, vision, long-term goals, and management guidelines. It will be used by State Parks as a framework for guiding decision-making related to future development potential, on-going management, and public use of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. The GP/RMP attempts to enhance and expand the recreation opportunities while also providing more active protection and management of natural and cultural resources. The GP/RMP is intended to be implemented over an extended period as determined by both user demand and need. To do so, the GP/RMP provides both park wide goals and guidelines relating to natural, cultural and visual resources, water quality, circulation, visitor services, interpretation and operations as well as direction for specific zones of the park. The GP/RMP designates 34 geographic management zones, with 12 on Lake Natoma and 22 on Folsom Lake. Each zone has a specific management emphasis and is designated with one of five land use designations: RecreationHigh, Recreation-Medium, Conservation, Preservation, or Administration. The preferred alternative includes 12 recreation zones, 17 conservation zones, 3 preservation zones, and 2 administration zones. Based on this area, the management emphasis is for recreation on 91% of the aquatic area and 20% of the land area, and conservation on 74% of the land area and 9% of the aquatic area; however, it will ultimately be the responsibility of State Parks and the Parks and Recreation Commission and Reclamation to select a preferred plan for adoption, once the environmental review processes have been completed. The EIS/EIR is a program-level analysis of the potential environmental impacts associated with adoption of the GP/RMP. The GP/RMP is intended to be predominantly self-mitigating through implementation of GP/RMP policies and management strategies, and the EIS/EIR will also include measures intended to reduce the adverse effects of the GP/ RMP. Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the following locations: • California State Parks, Folsom Lake SRA Office, 7806 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630. • Sacramento Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95542. • Folsom Public Library, Georgia Murray Building, 411 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630. • El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6737 • Placer County Library, Auburn Branch, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603. • Placer County Library, Granite Bay Branch, 6475 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA 95746. If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please contact Ms. Laura Caballero at 916–989–7172 (email: lcaballero@mp.usbr.gov). Please notify Ms. Caballero as far in advance of the hearings as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Before including your name, 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. Dated: December 18, 2007. Richard M. Johnson, Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E8–2071 Filed 2–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Final Public Meeting for Reclamation’s Managing for Excellence Project Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is holding a workshop to inform the public about the close-out of the Managing for Excellence project. The meeting to be held will inform the public about the results of the Managing for Excellence action plan and seek final public input and feedback. DATES: February 29, 2008, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESS: Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debbie Byers at 303–445–2790. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Managing for Excellence—An Action Plan for the 21st Century Bureau of Reclamation, outlined a process and timeframe for the project which identified and addressed the specific 21st Century challenges Reclamation must meet to fulfill its mission to manage, develop, and protect E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6736-6737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-2071]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State 
Historic Park General Plan/Resource Management Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact. 
Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (as amended) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), 
the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department 
of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) as lead agencies have made 
available for public review and comment a joint Draft EIS/EIR for the 
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State Historic 
Park General Plan/

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Resource Management Plan (GP/RMP). The Draft EIS/EIR describes and 
presents the environmental effects of four alternatives, including no 
action, for future use of the project area for recreation and resource 
protection and management. The purpose of the public meeting is to 
provide the public with an opportunity to comment on environmental 
issues addressed in the Draft EIS/EIR. Written comments will be 
accepted from individuals and organizations on the Draft EIS/EIR.

DATES: Two public hearings will be held:
     Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7 to 9 p.m., Granite Bay, CA.
     Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7 to 9 p.m., Folsom, CA.
    Submit written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR (see ADDRESSES 
Section) on or before March 24, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at:
     Granite Bay at the Cavitt Junior High School gymnasium, 
7200 Fuller Drive, Granite Bay, CA 95746.
     Folsom at Folsom Middle School auditorium, multi-purpose 
room, 500 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630.
    Send written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR to: Jim Micheaels, Staff 
Park and Recreation Specialist, State Parks, 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road, 
Folsom, CA 95630.
    Send requests for a compact disk or a bound copy of the Draft EIS/
EIR to Jim Micheaels, State Parks, at the above address; telephone: 
916-988-0513.
    Copies of the Draft GP/RMP and EIS/EIR will be available for review 
at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?PROJECT_ID=543 
and at the State Parks Web site at http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page--
id=22322.
    See Supplementary Information Section for locations where copies of 
the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Caballero, Natural Resources 
Manager, Reclamation, at 916-989-7172; or Jim Micheaels, Staff Park and 
Recreation Specialist, State Parks, at 916-988-0513.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GP/RMP is being prepared for the Folsom 
Lake State Recreation Area through a cooperative agreement between 
Reclamation and State Parks.
    This planning activity encompasses approximately 20,000 acres of 
publicly accessible water and land owned by Reclamation and managed by 
State Parks' Gold Fields District. The GP/RMP will be the primary 
management document for the park unit, providing a defined purpose, 
vision, long-term goals, and management guidelines. It will be used by 
State Parks as a framework for guiding decision-making related to 
future development potential, on-going management, and public use of 
the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.
    The GP/RMP attempts to enhance and expand the recreation 
opportunities while also providing more active protection and 
management of natural and cultural resources. The GP/RMP is intended to 
be implemented over an extended period as determined by both user 
demand and need. To do so, the GP/RMP provides both park wide goals and 
guidelines relating to natural, cultural and visual resources, water 
quality, circulation, visitor services, interpretation and operations 
as well as direction for specific zones of the park. The GP/RMP 
designates 34 geographic management zones, with 12 on Lake Natoma and 
22 on Folsom Lake. Each zone has a specific management emphasis and is 
designated with one of five land use designations: Recreation-High, 
Recreation-Medium, Conservation, Preservation, or Administration.
    The preferred alternative includes 12 recreation zones, 17 
conservation zones, 3 preservation zones, and 2 administration zones. 
Based on this area, the management emphasis is for recreation on 91% of 
the aquatic area and 20% of the land area, and conservation on 74% of 
the land area and 9% of the aquatic area; however, it will ultimately 
be the responsibility of State Parks and the Parks and Recreation 
Commission and Reclamation to select a preferred plan for adoption, 
once the environmental review processes have been completed.
    The EIS/EIR is a program-level analysis of the potential 
environmental impacts associated with adoption of the GP/RMP. The GP/
RMP is intended to be predominantly self-mitigating through 
implementation of GP/RMP policies and management strategies, and the 
EIS/EIR will also include measures intended to reduce the adverse 
effects of the GP/RMP.
    Copies of the Draft EIS/EIR are available for public review at the 
following locations:
     California State Parks, Folsom Lake SRA Office, 7806 
Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630.
     Sacramento Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 
95542.
     Folsom Public Library, Georgia Murray Building, 411 
Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630.
     El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, 
CA 95667.
     Placer County Library, Auburn Branch, 350 Nevada Street, 
Auburn, CA 95603.
     Placer County Library, Granite Bay Branch, 6475 Douglas 
Boulevard, Granite Bay, CA 95746.
    If special assistance is required at the public hearings, please 
contact Ms. Laura Caballero at 916-989-7172 (e-mail: 
lcaballero@mp.usbr.gov). Please notify Ms. Caballero as far in advance 
of the hearings as possible to enable Reclamation to secure the needed 
services. If a request cannot be honored, the requestor will be 
notified.
    Before including your name, 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.

    Dated: December 18, 2007.
Richard M. Johnson,
Acting Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E8-2071 Filed 2-4-08; 8:45 am]
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