General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Saguaro National Park, AZ, 10284-10285 [E8-3570]

Download as PDF 10284 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2008 / Notices Federal law. The Bureau of Land Management will not intervene in disputes between rival locators over possessory rights since Congress has provided for such determinations in local courts. Dated: February 6, 2008. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–3608 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Proposed Rule Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Preparation of an environmental assessment (EA). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The MMS is issuing this notice to advise the public, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., that the MMS intends to prepare an EA for the Alternative Energy and Alternate Use (AEAU) proposed rule. The MMS is issuing this notice to facilitate public involvement. The preparation of this EA is an important step in the rulemaking process. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2005. A Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) analyzed the establishment of the MMS AEAU program, of which rulemaking is a component. The Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Alternative Energy Development and Production and Alternate Use of Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf was published on November 6, 2007 (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007–046). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James F. Bennett, Minerals Management Service, MS 4042, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170. You may also contact Mr. Bennett by telephone at (703) 787–1660. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In August 2005, Congress enacted the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) amended section 8 of the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA), 43 U.S.C. 1337, to give the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) authority to issue a lease, easement, or right-of-way on the OCS for activities that are not otherwise authorized by the OCSLA, or other applicable law, if those activities (1) VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:29 Feb 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 produce or support production, transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil and gas or (2) use, for energy-related purposes or other authorized marine-related purposes, facilities currently or previously used for activities authorized under the OCSLA. Subsection 8(p) of the OCSLA (42 U.S.C. 1337(p)) requires that the Secretary, in consultation with other relevant agencies, develop and issue any necessary regulations to implement its new authority. The Secretary delegated this authority to the Director, MMS. Public Comments: Interested parties are requested to send, within 30 days of this Notice’s publication, comments regarding any new information or issues that should be addressed in the EA. Comments may be submitted in one of the following two ways: 1. In written form enclosed in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments on Alternative Energy Rulemaking EA’’ and mailed (or hand carried) to the Branch Chief, Environmental Assessment Branch, Minerals Management Service, MS 4042, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170. 2. Electronically to the MMS e-mail address: alternative@mms.gov. To obtain single copies of the Programmatic EIS published on November 7, 2007, you may contact Mr. James F. Bennett, Minerals Management Service, MS 4042, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170. You may also view the Programmatic EIS on the MMS Web site at: ocsenergy.anl.gov. Dated: February 21, 2008. Renee Orr, Acting Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–3625 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Saguaro National Park, AZ National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Park Service announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Saguaro National Park, Arizona. This action follows the National PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(c). The document will provide a framework for management, visitor use, and facility development of the national park by the National Park Service for the next 15 to 25 years. The document describes three management alternatives including a no-action alternative and the preferred alternative of the National Park Service. In addition, the National Park Service analyzes anticipated environmental impacts of the alternatives. The National Park Service considered comments from the public, from traditionally associated American Indian tribes, and from government agencies on the draft plan when preparing the final. Alternatives Three management alternatives, including the no action alternative, were proposed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and have been carried forth into the Final Environmental Statement. Alternative 1, the no action alternative, would be a continuation of current management trends and serves as a basis of comparison with the action alternatives. Alternative 2, the preferred alternative, would emphasize protecting and preserving ecological processes and biological diversity by connecting dispersed wildlife and plant habitats with habitat corridors. The concept was developed to help protect biological and ecological diversity from being compromised by habitat fragmentation. Alternative 3, the second action alternative, would emphasize providing a wider range of opportunities for visitor use that is compatible with protecting and preserving park resources and wilderness characteristics. The concept was developed because of public interest in expanding park programs and visitor-use opportunities for an increasingly diverse visitor population. Date of Record of Decision: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days after publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of this notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Environmental Impact Statement/ General Management Plan are available from Superintendent Sarah Craighead, Saguaro National Park, 3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730–5601; e-mail address sarah_craighead@nps.gov; or telephone number 520–733–5100. An electronic copy of the document is available on the E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2008 / Notices Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ sagu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Superintendent Sarah Craighead of Saguaro National Park at the address, telephone number, or electronic mail address shown above. Dated: November 2, 2007. Michael D. Snyder, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E8–3570 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] Interested persons may make oral/ written presentations to the Commission during the business meeting or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the park superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. Further information concerning the meeting may be obtained from the Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: January 10, 2008. George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent. [FR Doc. E8–3599 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–WV–P National Park Service mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Cape Cod National Seashore; South Wellfleet, MA; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission; Two Hundredth Sixty Fourth Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10), that a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will be held on February 25, 2008. The Commission was reestablished pursuant to Public Law 87–126 as amended by Public Law 105–280. The purpose of the Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or her designee, with respect to matters relating to the development of Cape Cod National Seashore, and with respect to carrying out the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Act establishing the Seashore. The Commission members will meet at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at Headquarters, Marconi Station, Wellfleet, Massachusetts for the regular business meeting to discuss the following: 1. Adoption of Agenda. 2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (December 11, 2007). 3. Reports of Officers. 4. Reports of Subcommittees. Improved Properties/Town Bylaws. Wind Turbines/Cell Towers. 5. Superintendent’s Report. Herring River Restoration update. Update on Dune Shacks and Report. Highlands Center Update. Alternate Transportation Funding. Centennial Challenge. 6. Old Business. 7. New Business. 8. Date and agenda for next meeting. 9. Public comment and 10. Adjournment. The meeting is open to the public. It is expected that 15 persons will be able to attend the meeting in addition to Commission members. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:29 Feb 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Preservation Technology and Training Board—National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: Meeting National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988)), that the Preservation Technology and Training Board (Board) of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), National Park Service will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15–16, 2008, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Board was established by Congress to provide leadership, policy advice, and professional oversight to the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (National Center) in compliance with section 404 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470x– 2(e)). The Board will meet at Lee H. Nelson Hall, the headquarters of NCPTT, at 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457—telephone (318) 356–7444. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 15 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 16. The Board’s meeting agenda will include: review and comment on National Center FY2007 accomplishments and operational priorities for FY2008; FY2008 and FY2009 National Center budget and initiatives; proposed Conference on Sustainability in Preservation; revitalization of the Center’s Friends group, and Board workgroup reports. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10285 The Board meeting is open to the public. Facilities and space for accommodating members of the public are limited, however, and persons will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Any member of the public may file a written statement concerning any of the matters to be discussed by the Board. Persons wishing more information concerning this meeting, or who wish to submit written statements, may contact: Mr. Kirk A. Cordell, Executive Director, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457—telephone (318) 356–7444. In addition to U.S. Mail or commercial delivery, written comments may be sent by fax to Mr. Cordell at (318) 356–9119. Minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection no later than 90 days after the meeting at the office of the Executive Director, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457—telephone (318) 356–7444. Dated: January 23, 2008. Kirk A. Cordell, Executive Director, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E8–3609 Filed 2–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–632] In the Matter of Certain Refrigerators and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 23, 2008, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Whirlpool Patents Company of St. Joseph, Michigan; Whirlpool Manufacturing Corporation of St. Joseph, Michigan; Whirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor, Michigan; and Maytag Corporation of Benton Harbor, Michigan. A supplement to the complaint was filed on February 11, 2008. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3570]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Saguaro National Park, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability, Final Environmental Impact Statement 
for the General Management Plan, Saguaro National Park, Tucson, 
Arizona.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service announces the availability of the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the General Management 
Plan (GMP) for Saguaro National Park, Arizona. This action follows the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(c).
    The document will provide a framework for management, visitor use, 
and facility development of the national park by the National Park 
Service for the next 15 to 25 years. The document describes three 
management alternatives including a no-action alternative and the 
preferred alternative of the National Park Service. In addition, the 
National Park Service analyzes anticipated environmental impacts of the 
alternatives. The National Park Service considered comments from the 
public, from traditionally associated American Indian tribes, and from 
government agencies on the draft plan when preparing the final.

Alternatives

    Three management alternatives, including the no action alternative, 
were proposed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and have been 
carried forth into the Final Environmental Statement.
    Alternative 1, the no action alternative, would be a continuation 
of current management trends and serves as a basis of comparison with 
the action alternatives.
    Alternative 2, the preferred alternative, would emphasize 
protecting and preserving ecological processes and biological diversity 
by connecting dispersed wildlife and plant habitats with habitat 
corridors. The concept was developed to help protect biological and 
ecological diversity from being compromised by habitat fragmentation.
    Alternative 3, the second action alternative, would emphasize 
providing a wider range of opportunities for visitor use that is 
compatible with protecting and preserving park resources and wilderness 
characteristics. The concept was developed because of public interest 
in expanding park programs and visitor-use opportunities for an 
increasingly diverse visitor population.
    Date of Record of Decision: The National Park Service will execute 
a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days after publication by 
the Environmental Protection Agency of this notice of availability of 
the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Environmental Impact Statement/General 
Management Plan are available from Superintendent Sarah Craighead, 
Saguaro National Park, 3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730-
5601; e-mail address sarah_craighead@nps.gov; or telephone number 520-
733-5100. An electronic copy of the document is available on the

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Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/sagu.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Superintendent Sarah Craighead 
of Saguaro National Park at the address, telephone number, or 
electronic mail address shown above.

    Dated: November 2, 2007.
Michael D. Snyder,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
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