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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 8, 2008 / Notices Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Jackson Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Gary Taylor, telephone (601) 977–5413; or e-mail Gary_Taylor@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM Field Office, Jackson, Mississippi, intends to prepare a RMP with an associated EIS for the BLM resources located in the Southeastern United States and intends to hold public scoping meetings that will be announced at a later date with public notice prior to those meetings. The planning area is located in the States of: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. This planning activity encompasses approximately 2,000,000 acres of public lands and resources. The plan will fulfill the needs and obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and BLM management policies. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. Coal resources exist in the State of Kentucky. This notice serves as a call for coal reserve information. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and EIS alternatives. These issues also guide the planning process. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To be most helpful, you should submit formal scoping comments within 30 days after the last public meeting. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and/or address from public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. The BLM will honor such requests to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Oct 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, are available for public inspection in their entirety. Preliminary issues and management concerns have been identified by BLM personnel, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and user groups. They represent the BLM’s knowledge to date regarding the existing issues and concerns with current land management. The major issues that will be addressed in this planning effort include: future management of the Federal resources in the southeast; protection of resources such as wetlands, sensitive species habitat and historic properties while allowing oil and gas development and mining; and management of surface lands within the planning area. Because of the scattered public land ownership pattern and small size of most parcels, land tenure adjustments have the potential to provide greater efficiencies in management and reduce workloads and costs. Some of the lands may be suitable for disposal under a variety of authorities. Some may be retained in public ownership and possibly transferred to other agencies. After public comments as to what issues the plan should address are gathered, they will be placed in one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan. The BLM will provide an explanation in the plan as to why we placed an issue in category two or three. In addition to these major issues, a number of management questions and concerns will be addressed in the plan. The public is encouraged to help identify these questions and concerns during the scoping phase. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: minerals and geology, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology and economics. Dated: October 2, 2008. Juan Palma, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–23803 Filed 10–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58977 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Capital Region Notice/Request for Comments— The Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event. ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event. The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event, which opens on December 4, 2008, on the Ellipse (President’s Park), south of the White House. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on November 12, 2008 in Room 234 of the National Capital Region Headquarters Building, at 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC (East Potomac Park). Persons who would like to comment at the meeting should notify the National Park Service by November 7, 2008 by calling the White House Visitor Center weekdays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m., at (202) 208–1631. Written comments may be sent to the Park Manager, White House Visitor Center, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20242, and will be accepted until November 12, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be held on November 12, 2008. Written comments will be accepted until November 12, 2008. DATES: The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on November 12, 2008, in room 234 of the National Capital Region Headquarters Building, at 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC (East Potomac Park). Written comments may be sent to the Park Manager, White House Visitor Center, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20242. Due to delays in mail delivery, it is recommended that comments be provided by telefax at 202–208–1643 or by e-mail to Scott_Tucker@nps.gov. Comments may also be delivered by messenger to the White House Visitor Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., in Washington, DC. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Tucker at the White House Visitor Center weekdays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m., at (202) 208–1631. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 58978 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 8, 2008 / Notices Dated: September 18, 2008. Maria Santo, Acting Deputy National Park Service Liaison to the White House. [FR Doc. E8–23773 Filed 10–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Notice of Recreation User Fee for Tours at Glen Canyon Dam Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Recreation User Fee for Tours at Glen Canyon Dam, Coconino County, Arizona. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will begin charging a recreation user fee to take the guided tour of Glen Canyon Dam and Powerplant. Reclamation has determined that the new fee is reasonable and appropriate to specifically offset at least, in part, increased costs associated with public visitation to the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. The Visitor Center, located 700 feet above the Colorado River overlooking Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge, accommodates about one million visitors each year. The Visitor Center is jointly operated by Reclamation and the National Park Service. The new fee will initially be $5.00 per adult with a reduced fee schedule for certain groups as follows: seniors (age 62 and over) will be $4.00, children ages 7–16 will be $2.50, members of the U.S. military will be $4.00, and school groups will be $0.50 per person. There will be no fee charged for children six years of age and under. These fees will be reviewed and adjusted, as appropriate, in subsequent years. DATES: The new recreation user fee for tours at Glen Canyon Dam will become effective on Monday, January 5, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kay Cowan, Administrative Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, Glen Canyon Field Division, Page, Arizona, at (928) 645–0403. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Glen Canyon Natural History Association, a non-profit educational organization, in cooperation with Reclamation, provides guided tours through Glen Canyon Dam on a year-round basis. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and are limited to 20 persons per tour (including infants and children). Before the scheduled tour, each person or party must register at the reservation desk VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Oct 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 located inside the Visitor Center. Group tours are available for large parties including schools, travel clubs, universities, and other organizations. Group tours are limited to 40 persons per tour and reservations must be made in advance. For additional information about tours at Glen Canyon Dam, you may contact the Glen Canyon Natural History Association Tour Program at (928) 608–6072. The Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Title XXVIII, Pub. L. 102–575, Sec. 2805) gives Reclamation the authority to charge a recreation user fee for public tours at Glen Canyon Dam. Fees collected from the dam tours will be deposited in the Basin Fund account as directed by the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956. Dated: September 18, 2008. Larry Walkoviak, Regional Director, Upper Colorado Region. [FR Doc. E8–23804 Filed 10–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act Notice is hereby given that on September 25, 2008, a proposed Consent Decree with Livingston & Company, Inc. (‘‘Consent Decree’’) in United States v. A-L Processors, f.k.a. Atlas-Lederer Co., et al., Civil Action No. C–3–91–309 was lodged with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. In this action, the United States sought reimbursement of response costs in connection with the United Scrap Lead Superfund Site in Troy, Miami County, Ohio (‘‘the Site’’) pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘‘CERCLA’’), 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq. The Consent Decree resolves the United States’ claims against Defendant Livingston & Company, Inc. (‘‘Livingston’’) for response costs incurred as a result of the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at the Site. This is an ‘‘ability-to-pay’’ settlement based on financial analyses conducted by the Department’s Antitrust Corporate Finance Unit. Livingston will pay the United States $1,609,732 over a threeyear period with half of the payment ($847,228) being paid within 20 days of entry of the settlement. The United States’ remaining outstanding costs exceed $7.5 million and are being PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sought from the remaining defendants in this case. The Consent Decree also resolves the United Scrap Lead Respondent Group’s (‘‘Respondent Group’’) CERCLA claims against Livingston for response costs incurred by the Respondent Group in cleaning up the Site under an earlier Consent Decree. Livingston will pay the Respondent Group $290,268 over approximately a one-year period. The Department of Justice will receive for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of this publication comments relating to the 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 P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer United States v. A-L Processors, f.k.a. AtlasLederer Co., et al., D.J. Ref. 90–11–3– 279B. The Consent Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, Federal Building Room 602, 200 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio, or at the Region 5 Office of the Environmental Protection Agency, 77 West Jackson Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604–3590. During the public comment period, the proposed Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, to http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html . A copy of the proposed Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611 or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation number (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy from the Consent Decree Library, please enclose a check in the amount of $6.25 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the U.S. Treasury or, if by e-mail or fax, forward a check in that amount to the Consent Decree Library at the stated address. William Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. E8–23744 Filed 10–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58977-58978]
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[FR Doc No: E8-23773]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


National Capital Region

ACTION: Notice/Request for Comments--The Lighting of the National 
Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service is seeking public comments and 
suggestions on the planning of the 2008 Lighting of the National 
Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Park Service is seeking public 
comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2008 Lighting of the 
National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event, which opens on 
December 4, 2008, on the Ellipse (President's Park), south of the White 
House. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on November 12, 2008 in Room 
234 of the National Capital Region Headquarters Building, at 1100 Ohio 
Drive, SW., Washington, DC (East Potomac Park).
    Persons who would like to comment at the meeting should notify the 
National Park Service by November 7, 2008 by calling the White House 
Visitor Center weekdays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m., at (202) 208-1631. 
Written comments may be sent to the Park Manager, White House Visitor 
Center, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20242, and will be 
accepted until November 12, 2008.

DATES: The meeting will be held on November 12, 2008. Written comments 
will be accepted until November 12, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on November 12, 2008, 
in room 234 of the National Capital Region Headquarters Building, at 
1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC (East Potomac Park). Written 
comments may be sent to the Park Manager, White House Visitor Center, 
1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20242. Due to delays in mail 
delivery, it is recommended that comments be provided by telefax at 
202-208-1643 or by e-mail to Scott_Tucker@nps.gov. Comments may also 
be delivered by messenger to the White House Visitor Center at 1450 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., in Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Tucker at the White House 
Visitor Center weekdays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m., at (202) 208-1631.


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    Dated: September 18, 2008.
Maria Santo,
Acting Deputy National Park Service Liaison to the White House.
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