Change of Use for the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access, New Melones Lake, Tuolumne County, CA, 8363-8364 [08-650]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices local and regional press media. All attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the planning team. The Web site noted above will provide the most upto-date information regarding the project, including project description, planning process updates, meeting reports and documents, and informational links associated with the project. Decision Process: Following the scoping phase and due consideration of public concerns and other agency comments, a Draft EIS for the Nonnative Ungulate Management Plan will be prepared and released for public review. Availability of the forthcoming Draft EIS for pubic review and written comment will be formally announced through the publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, as well as through local and regional news media, direct mailing to the project mailing list, and via the internet at the project Web site. At this time it is expected that the Draft EIS/plan may be available for public release during summer-fall, 2009. Following due consideration of all agency and public comment as may be forthcoming after release of the draft document, a Final EIS will be prepared. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision on the proposed non-native ungulate management plan is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National park Service. Subsequently, the official directly responsible for implementation of the approved plan would be the Superintendent, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Dated: December 3, 2007. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 08–628 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–KU–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Change of Use for the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access, New Melones Lake, Tuolumne County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change in use of public access. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation’s New Melones Recreation Resource Office will change public use of the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access, located within a special use area, near the Park Administration and Visitor Center at new Melones Lake. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 public use will change from launching of trailered boats of any size to launching of small boats by hand only. Boats will be limited to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, skiffs, or small boats with up to a ten horsepower motor that can be hand carried. With this change in use, vehicles, including motorcycles, will no longer be permitted to drive to the water’s edge to launch boats or for other purposes. The location of vehicle access will vary due to fluctuating water level of the lake, irregularity of the shoreline and eroded nature of the former roadway which is used for lake access. However, Reclamation intends to manage vehicle access to allow public vehicles to within approximately 100– 200 feet of the water. Other authorized recreation activities will not be affected. This change in use will serve to enhance public safety and water quality, while providing for recreation and protection of cultural and natural resources in the area. EFFECTIVE DATES: The change of use will become effective April 1, 2008 and continue indefinitely. ADDRESSES: A map of the proposed change is available at Reclamation’s New Melones Lake Visitor Center, located at 6840 Studhorse Flat road, Sonora, California 95370. The Visitor Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The map is also on the New Melones Web site at: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/ new_melones/index.html. To have a map mailed to you, fax your request to 209–536–9652 or send your request to the address above, Attention: Mark Twain Change of Use Map Request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Public Affairs Office, at 916– 978–5100, or contact Peggi Brooks, Resource Manager, New Melones Recreation Resource Office via e-mail at pbrooks@mp.usbr.gov or by telephone at 209–536–9094. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is being taken under 43 CFR part 423 to protect public safety and prevent additional resource degradation. Reclamation will change public use of the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access, located within a special use area near the Park Administration and Visitor Center at New Melones Lake. The public use will change from launching of trailered boats of any size to launching of small boats by hand only. Boat launching will be limited to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, skiffs, or small boats with up to a ten horsepower motor that can be hand carried. With this change in use, vehicles, including PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8363 motorcycles, will no longer be permitted to drive to the water’s edge to launch boats or for other purposes. The location of vehicle access will vary due to fluctuation water level of the lake, irregularity of the shoreline, and eroded nature of the former roadway which is used for lake access. However Reclamation intends to manage vehicle access to allow public vehicles to within approximately 100–200 feet of the water. Boats entering the Mark Twain cove from the lake will be required to comply with the posted ‘‘No Wake’’ zone to provide for public safety. Presently this area is being used for shoreline fishing, swimming, hiking and launching of boats of all sizes via trailers and by hand. These multi-use activities have caused visitor conflict issues in addition to health and safety hazards to the public. The narrow access roadway to the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access is via old State Highway 49 which ends directly at the reservoir. Below gross pool level, the former road is severely degraded with uneven pavement, steep drop-offs, ruts and gullies making it unsafe for launching of trailered vessels. Unrestricted vehicle access to the water’s edge has resulted in illegal dumping of refuse and hazardous materials into the lake, jeopardizing water quality, and public health. Cultural and natural resources in this area are also being damaged by vehicles traveling illegally off-road and wave erosion due to operation of boats at high speeds. In addition, during periods of peak use the design capacity of this area is often exceeded, making it unsafe to operate vehicles, restricting access for emergency medical services, and endangering visitors. This congestion is causing visitors to park on the adjacent State Highway 49 road shoulders in an unsafe manner. The Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access will remain open to other authorized public recreational activities including but not limited to fishing, had launching of boats under ten horsepower, wildlife viewing, hiking, and sightseeing. Public foot and bicycle access will not be impeded. Reclamation will implement the change of use by placing vehicle barriers across the roadway to restrict public vehicle access to approximately 100– 200 feet away from the water’s edge. The exact placement of barriers will vary depending on lake elevation and physical constraints which could impact public safety and/or resource protection. Removable locking posts will be installed at different elevations to allow for emergency access. The public will be notified of the changes E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 8364 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices through signage, newspaper press releases, and website postings. This order is posted in accordance with 43 CFR 423.60. Violation of this prohibition or any prohibition listed in 43 CFR part 423 is punishable by fine or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Dated: January 14, 2008. Robert Schroeder, Acting Area Manager, Central California Area Office. [FR Doc. 08–650 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Change of Use for the Waterway Between Smittle Creek Day Use Area, Oak Shores Day Use Area, and Big Island at Lake Berryessa, Napa, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change in public use. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office will change public use of the Big Island area at Lake Berryessa, specifically the waterway between the Smittle Creek Day Use Area, the Oak Shores Day Use Area, and Big Island. Use will change from a gasolinepowered motorized zone to an electric trolling motor-only zone. DATES: The change of use will become effective February 1, 2008 and continue indefinitely. ADDRESSES: A map of the proposed change is available at Reclamation’s Lake Berryessa Visitor Center, located at 5520 Knoxville Rd., Napa, California 94558. The Visitor Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The map is also on Lake Berryessa’s Web site at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/ field_offices/lake_berryessa/docs/ map_resort.pdf. To have a map mailed to your address, fax your request to 707– 966–0409 or send your request to the above address, Attention: Big Island Change of Use Map Request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region Public Affairs Office, at 916– 978–5100, or contact Janet Rogers, Park Manager, Lake Berryessa Recreation Resource Branch at 707–966–2111 or via e-mail at jlrogers@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is being taken under 43 CFR part 423 to protect safety and prevent additional resource degradation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Reclamation will change public use of the Big Island Area, located within a special use area between Smittle Creek and Oak Shores Day Use Area. This change in use is consistent with the Record of Decision (ROD) for Future Recreation Use and Operations of Lake Berryessa, issued in June of 2006, section III. 6, Land and Water Use Classification. This change will serve to reduce the impacts of noise on visitors and wildlife, provide the opportunity for a more primitive recreation experience, and enhance public safety, while helping to protect the natural resources in this area. Presently, this area is a 5 mph boating zone and is used for swimming, boating, both motorized and non-motorized, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Reclamation will designate the change of use area by placing a series of signs on buoys identifying the non-gasoline motorized zone. The public will be notified of the changes through signage, newspaper press releases, and Web site postings. This order is posted in accordance with 43 CFR 423.60. Violation of this prohibition or any prohibition listed in 43 CFR part 423 is punishable by fine or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. Dated: January 25, 2008. Robert Schroeder, Acting Area Manager, Central California Area Office. [FR Doc. 08–649 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–M DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act Notice is hereby given that on January 28, 2008 a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. VIP Properties, LLC, George L. and Toni Dufour Living Trust, Edward Anderson d/b/a Edric Associates, 50th Penn, LLC, David C. Brown, Hillsboro Homes, LLC, Richard O. Hanousek, Victor Yalom, Bisanz Family Limited and Jersey Company, Civil Action No. 08–CV–246 (PJS/RLE) was lodged with the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The consent decree settles claims against the owners and management company of approximately 10 residential properties containing approximately 292 units located in the area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The claims were brought on behalf of the Environmental Protection PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency (‘‘U.S. EPA’’) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (‘‘HUD’’) under the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, 42 U.S.C. 4851 et seq. (‘‘Lead Hazard Reduction Act’’). The United States alleged in the complaint that the defendant failed to make one or more of the disclosures or to complete one or more of the disclosure activities required by the Lead Hazard Reduction Act. Under the Consent Decree, the Defendants will certify that they are complying with residential lead paint notification requirements. They also have agreed to hire contractors to complete risk assessments and have agreed to abate all lead-based paint hazards identified in all of the residential properties managed by VIP. Defendants will pay a civil penalty of $7,500. In addition, Defendants have agreed to perform a child health improvement project (‘‘CHIP’’) designed to reduce incidences of childhood lead poisoning in the Twin Cities metropolitan area where Defendants’ housing properties are located at a cost of $50,000. Specifically, Defendants will work with the St. Paul Health Department and a not-for-profit community development organization to replace all of the windows in at least 35 properties in very low income, owner-occupied homes with children under the age of 6 in the Thomasdale, Rice Street, and Lower East Side of St. Paul neighborhoods. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the Proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. VIP Properties, et al., D.J. Ref. # 90–5–2–1– 09280. The Proposed Consent Decree may be examined at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, 451 7th St. NW., Room 9262, Washington, DC 20410; at the office of the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota, 600 U.S. Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415 (Attn. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker); and at U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8363-8364]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 08-650]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Change of Use for the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access, New 
Melones Lake, Tuolumne County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of change in use of public access.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation's New Melones Recreation Resource 
Office will change public use of the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake 
Access, located within a special use area, near the Park Administration 
and Visitor Center at new Melones Lake. The public use will change from 
launching of trailered boats of any size to launching of small boats by 
hand only. Boats will be limited to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, skiffs, 
or small boats with up to a ten horsepower motor that can be hand 
carried. With this change in use, vehicles, including motorcycles, will 
no longer be permitted to drive to the water's edge to launch boats or 
for other purposes. The location of vehicle access will vary due to 
fluctuating water level of the lake, irregularity of the shoreline and 
eroded nature of the former roadway which is used for lake access. 
However, Reclamation intends to manage vehicle access to allow public 
vehicles to within approximately 100-200 feet of the water. Other 
authorized recreation activities will not be affected. This change in 
use will serve to enhance public safety and water quality, while 
providing for recreation and protection of cultural and natural 
resources in the area.

EFFECTIVE DATES: The change of use will become effective April 1, 2008 
and continue indefinitely.

ADDRESSES: A map of the proposed change is available at Reclamation's 
New Melones Lake Visitor Center, located at 6840 Studhorse Flat road, 
Sonora, California 95370. The Visitor Center is open to the public from 
10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. The map is also on the 
New Melones Web site at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/
new_melones/index.html. To have a map mailed to you, fax your request 
to 209-536-9652 or send your request to the address above, Attention: 
Mark Twain Change of Use Map Request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific 
Region, Public Affairs Office, at 916-978-5100, or contact Peggi 
Brooks, Resource Manager, New Melones Recreation Resource Office via e-
mail at pbrooks@mp.usbr.gov or by telephone at 209-536-9094.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is being taken under 43 CFR part 
423 to protect public safety and prevent additional resource 
degradation. Reclamation will change public use of the Mark Twain 
Recreation Area Lake Access, located within a special use area near the 
Park Administration and Visitor Center at New Melones Lake. The public 
use will change from launching of trailered boats of any size to 
launching of small boats by hand only. Boat launching will be limited 
to canoes, kayaks, rowboats, skiffs, or small boats with up to a ten 
horsepower motor that can be hand carried. With this change in use, 
vehicles, including motorcycles, will no longer be permitted to drive 
to the water's edge to launch boats or for other purposes. The location 
of vehicle access will vary due to fluctuation water level of the lake, 
irregularity of the shoreline, and eroded nature of the former roadway 
which is used for lake access. However Reclamation intends to manage 
vehicle access to allow public vehicles to within approximately 100-200 
feet of the water. Boats entering the Mark Twain cove from the lake 
will be required to comply with the posted ``No Wake'' zone to provide 
for public safety.
    Presently this area is being used for shoreline fishing, swimming, 
hiking and launching of boats of all sizes via trailers and by hand. 
These multi-use activities have caused visitor conflict issues in 
addition to health and safety hazards to the public. The narrow access 
roadway to the Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access is via old State 
Highway 49 which ends directly at the reservoir. Below gross pool 
level, the former road is severely degraded with uneven pavement, steep 
drop-offs, ruts and gullies making it unsafe for launching of trailered 
vessels. Unrestricted vehicle access to the water's edge has resulted 
in illegal dumping of refuse and hazardous materials into the lake, 
jeopardizing water quality, and public health. Cultural and natural 
resources in this area are also being damaged by vehicles traveling 
illegally off-road and wave erosion due to operation of boats at high 
speeds. In addition, during periods of peak use the design capacity of 
this area is often exceeded, making it unsafe to operate vehicles, 
restricting access for emergency medical services, and endangering 
visitors. This congestion is causing visitors to park on the adjacent 
State Highway 49 road shoulders in an unsafe manner.
    The Mark Twain Recreation Area Lake Access will remain open to 
other authorized public recreational activities including but not 
limited to fishing, had launching of boats under ten horsepower, 
wildlife viewing, hiking, and sightseeing. Public foot and bicycle 
access will not be impeded.
    Reclamation will implement the change of use by placing vehicle 
barriers across the roadway to restrict public vehicle access to 
approximately 100-200 feet away from the water's edge. The exact 
placement of barriers will vary depending on lake elevation and 
physical constraints which could impact public safety and/or resource 
protection. Removable locking posts will be installed at different 
elevations to allow for emergency access. The public will be notified 
of the changes

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through signage, newspaper press releases, and website postings.
    This order is posted in accordance with 43 CFR 423.60. Violation of 
this prohibition or any prohibition listed in 43 CFR part 423 is 
punishable by fine or imprisonment of not more than six months, or 
both.

    Dated: January 14, 2008.
Robert Schroeder,
Acting Area Manager, Central California Area Office.
[FR Doc. 08-650 Filed 2-12-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-MN-M