Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, 49474-49475 [E8-19268]

Download as PDF 49474 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Crystal Arroyo, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–19382 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Barbara Opp Waldal, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E8–19385 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. ADDRESSES: Robert Childers, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E8–19389 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [F–14903–E; AK–964–1410–KC–P] [F–14941–A, F–14941–A2; AK–965–1410– KC–P] Bureau of Land Management Alaska Native Claims Selection Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management AGENCY: AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. Interior. Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. ACTION: ACTION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Toghotthele Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Nenana, Alaska, and are located in: SUMMARY: Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska T. 3 S., R. 9 W., Secs. 25 to 29, inclusive; Secs. 32 to 36, inclusive. Containing approximately 6,400 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until September 22, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 Bureau of Land Management, SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Stony River Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Stony River, Alaska, and are located in: T. 20 N., R. 41 W., Secs. 4 to 9, inclusive. Containing 3,757.97 acres. T. 20 N., R. 42 W., Secs. 25 and 35. Containing 1,280 acres. Total Aggregating 5,037.97 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to The Kuskokwim Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Tundra Drums. The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until September 22, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [OR–110–08–1610–DR] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the ROD for the CascadeSiskiyou National Monument Resource Management Plan (RMP) located in Jackson County in southwestern Oregon. The ROD serves as a final decision for the land use plan decisions described in the approved RMP and becomes effective on the date the ROD is signed. ADDRESSES: Copies of the CascadeSiskiyou National Monument ROD/RMP are available upon request from the BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504 or by calling (541) 618–2245. It may also be available on the Internet at: http:// www.or.blm.gov/Medford/CSNM. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Hunter, Assistant Monument Manager, BLM, Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504 or at (541) 618–2256. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument ROD/RMP was developed with broad public participation through a six-year E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices collaborative planning process. This ROD/RMP addresses management of approximately 52,947 acres of public land. The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument ROD/RMP is designed to meet the primary goal of protecting, maintaining, restoring or enhancing the long-term ecological integrity of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The management actions detailed in the RMP address vegetation management, transportation and access, livestock grazing, recreation, visitor use, facilities, and rights-of-way. No further administrative remedies are available at this time for land use decisions made in the RMP. With one exception, the approved Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument RMP is very similar to the proposed management in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Proposed RMP/ Final EIS (FEIS) published in February 2005. The BLM received 12 protests on the Proposed RMP/FEIS. In response to one of the protests, a decision was made to allow flexibility to lift the peregrine falcon seasonal restrictions on the south and east sides of Pilot Rock, from February 1 to July 30 each year, if it is determined by the BLM that peregrine falcons are not nesting, or that their young have been confirmed to have fledged and moved a sufficient distance from the rock face to avoid disturbance by climbers. Other minor modifications to the proposed plan corrected errors that were noted during review of the Proposed RMP/FEIS and provide further clarification for some of the decisions. Edward W. Shepard, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–19268 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Herring River Restoration, Environmental Impact Statement, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Herring River Restoration, Cape Cod National Seashore. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the Herring River Restoration Project, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. This VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 restoration project is being developed in partnership with the Town of Wellfleet and the Town of Truro, and in cooperation with Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. In addition to satisfying the requirements and intent of the NEPA, this Environmental Impact Statement will also be developed in compliance with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and thus will result in a combined Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The purpose of this project and EIS/ EIR is to provide for the restoration of over 1100 acres of salt-marsh and estuarine habitat in the Herring River which has been degraded by diking and drainage since 1909. Restoration is needed to: (1) Re-establish the physical connection between the estuary and Cape Cod Bay for natural material exchange and for access by marine animals including migratory fish; (2) restore aquatic habitat and ecosystem services both within the estuary and in receiving waters of Wellfleet Harbor by reversing the water-quality impacts of 100 years of diking and drainage; (3) replace existing invasive exotic plant species with native salt-marsh species through the reestablishment of natural estuarine salinity; (4) restore ecosystem productivity through the reestablishment of naturally high tidal range; (5) minimize the long-term management and social costs of continued diking in the face of current, and likely accelerating, sea-level rise; and (6) guide a phased, carefully monitored and adaptively managed long-term restoration program. The EIS/ EIR will examine a range of feasible alternatives and evaluate potential impacts on natural resources, cultural resources, and the human environment. The public is invited to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, preliminary alternatives, or any other issues associated with the plan. A scoping newsletter has been prepared that details the purpose, need, and issues identified to date. The newsletter is available on-line at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov. Select ‘‘Cape Cod NS’’ and follow the link to the Herring River Restoration EIS. Paper copies may also be obtained by e-mailing CACO_Herring_River@nps.gov, or from Carrie Phillips, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, 508–349–3785. DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public regarding this Notice of PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49475 Intent until October 31, 2008. In addition, public scoping meetings will be held in Wellfleet beginning in August 2008. Dates and times will be advertised in local newspapers, the park Web site (http://www.nps.gov/caco), the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov) or contact Carrie Phillips, Cape Cod NS, at the address shown below. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail or hand delivery to Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667. Comments may be submitted electronically at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov, or by e-mail to CACO_Herring_River@nps.gov. Comments may also be provided at the public scoping meetings which will be held at the Wellfleet Senior Center (Council on Aging), 715 Old Kings Highway, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Before including your 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Phillips, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, 508–349–3785; e-mail: CACO_Herring_River@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Herring River estuary comprised over half of the tidal marshes of Wellfleet Harbor prior to diking in 1909, provided 1100 acres of feeding, spawning and nursery habitat to thousands of species of resident and migratory marine and estuarine animals, and exported foods that promoted the high productivity of receiving waters throughout Wellfleet Bay. In particular, the river’s herring and eel runs and shellfish beds were an economic and social focus of the maritime community. Thus the 1909 diking was controversial, and is increasingly so in light of the high ecological and social values of natural salt marshes identified over the past few decades. Since 1961, 80 percent of this estuary has been incorporated within the boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore, a unit of the National Park Service responsible for preserving and restoring native ecosystems. Nearly 30 years of ecological research by National Park Service and cooperating scientists into the effects of E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 163 (Thursday, August 21, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49474-49475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-19268]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR-110-08-1610-DR]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Cascade-
Siskiyou National Monument Resource Management Plan/Environmental 
Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) policies, the BLM announces the availability of the ROD for the 
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Resource Management Plan (RMP) 
located in Jackson County in southwestern Oregon. The ROD serves as a 
final decision for the land use plan decisions described in the 
approved RMP and becomes effective on the date the ROD is signed.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument ROD/RMP are 
available upon request from the BLM Medford District Office, 3040 
Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504 or by calling (541) 618-2245. It may 
also be available on the Internet at: http://www.or.blm.gov/Medford/
CSNM.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Howard Hunter, Assistant Monument 
Manager, BLM, Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 
97504 or at (541) 618-2256.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument ROD/
RMP was developed with broad public participation through a six-year

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collaborative planning process. This ROD/RMP addresses management of 
approximately 52,947 acres of public land. The Cascade-Siskiyou 
National Monument ROD/RMP is designed to meet the primary goal of 
protecting, maintaining, restoring or enhancing the long-term 
ecological integrity of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The 
management actions detailed in the RMP address vegetation management, 
transportation and access, livestock grazing, recreation, visitor use, 
facilities, and rights-of-way. No further administrative remedies are 
available at this time for land use decisions made in the RMP.
    With one exception, the approved Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument 
RMP is very similar to the proposed management in Cascade-Siskiyou 
National Monument Proposed RMP/Final EIS (FEIS) published in February 
2005. The BLM received 12 protests on the Proposed RMP/FEIS. In 
response to one of the protests, a decision was made to allow 
flexibility to lift the peregrine falcon seasonal restrictions on the 
south and east sides of Pilot Rock, from February 1 to July 30 each 
year, if it is determined by the BLM that peregrine falcons are not 
nesting, or that their young have been confirmed to have fledged and 
moved a sufficient distance from the rock face to avoid disturbance by 
climbers. Other minor modifications to the proposed plan corrected 
errors that were noted during review of the Proposed RMP/FEIS and 
provide further clarification for some of the decisions.

Edward W. Shepard,
State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-19268 Filed 8-20-08; 8:45 am]
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