General Management Plan: Lava Beds National Monument, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA; Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement, 61440-61441 [E8-24503]

Download as PDF 61440 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 201 / Thursday, October 16, 2008 / Notices occur pursuant to U.S. Code Title 40 Section 8124 (40 U.S.C. 8124), which authorizes transfers of jurisdiction in the District of Columbia. The 376-acre Fort Dupont Park is one of the Civil War Defenses of Washington and is one of the Fort Circle Parks managed by the NPS. In 2004, the NPS completed the Management Plan and an action to transfer these lands to the District would likely result in amendment of that plan. The EA studies the potential impacts of the proposed transfer to the District, of the approximately 15 acres situated on the north side of Fort Dupont Park along Ely Place in Southeast Washington, DC. In addition to the indoor ice skating arena, the Project Area contains ballfields, basketball and tennis courts and a parking lot, among other features. The Project Area is not in an area of Fort Dupont Park that is associated with the Civil War Defense of Washington, and does not contain earthworks or other historic or archeological resources. Once transferred, the Project Area would no longer be part of the Park and no longer be managed or administered by the NPS. The NPS is using this EA to decide whether to go forward with this transfer to the District, and the EA contains the information currently known about the District’s plans for the Project Area if the transfer does occur. The EA evaluates two alternatives: The no action alternative (Alternative 1), and the preferred alternative (Alternative 2), which proposes to transfer jurisdiction of the Project Area to the District. Alternative 2, to transfer jurisdiction, provides four separate options for the possible configuration of the Fort Dupont Ice Arena expansion and three separate options on how the proposed Youth Baseball Academy facilities could be configured on the site, with one option that maintains the multi-purpose sports field within the Project Area. Under Alternative 2, the Fort Dupont Ice Arena would be expanded to approximately twice its current size and a Youth Baseball Academy would be established on site. The Youth Baseball Academy would require the construction of a building to support administrative functions and three ball fields, including one regulation sized baseball field, two softball fields, and associated parking. One of the options presented under Alternative 2 also includes a multi-purpose sports field such as a football/soccer field. The three existing basketball courts and four existing tennis courts located within the Project Area would remain, with responsibility for the facilities there, including the indoor ice skating arena transferred from NPS to the District along with the land which would no longer be part of Fort Dupont Park. The transfer of jurisdiction would necessitate amending the Management Plan, which provides a managerial framework for decisions about use and development within the Fort Circle Parks, including Fort Dupont Park. On the other hand, under Alternative 1, which is the no action alternative, the current layout, condition, and management of Fort Dupont Park would not change. The proposed development would not occur and the Management Plan would not be amended. Information and comments gathered during public meetings and an extended scoping period were considered in the preparation of this EA to identify the range of issues and potential impacts of this proposed action. The NPS also coordinated and consulted with the District and federal agencies to identify issues and concerns related to the natural and cultural resources. Dated: October 6, 2008. Lisa A. Mendelson-Ielmini, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. E8–24500 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–JU–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan: Lava Beds National Monument, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA; Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement SUMMARY: The National Park Service is terminating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, California. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2006. The National Park Service has since determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate environmental documentation for the GMP; this determination includes careful consideration of all public and other agencies’ comments during the scoping period. The new GMP for Lava Beds National Monument will update long-term guidance for resource management, visitor services and interpretive programming. Background: The planning team originally scoped the GMP update as an EIS, however no concerns or issues expressed during public scoping and preliminary development of the GMP alternatives convey either the potential for controversy or identify potential significant impacts. In summer of 2007, the planning team drafted three ‘‘action’’ alternatives for the GMP. These preliminary alternatives explored ways to enhance long-term preservation of park resources and provide new recreational and educational opportunities. The planning team produced a newsletter and comment form to seek public input on the preliminary alternatives in winter of 2008. All feedback consistently affirmed that the planning team provided an appropriate range of future management directions for the monument. Most of the public comments on the preliminary alternatives were supportive of various aspects of the proposed ‘‘action’’ concepts and desired conditions. To date, no major concerns or issues have been expressed during public involvement for the GMP that would convey the potential for public controversy. Initial analysis of the alternatives has revealed potential for neither major nor significant effects on the human environment or any potential for impairing park resources and values. Most of the potential impacts from the alternatives are expected to be negligible to moderate in magnitude. Many of the actions proposed in the GMP will have benefits to the monument’s ecosystems, cultural landscapes and visitor experiences. For these reasons, the NPS determined the appropriate level of conservation planning and environmental impact analysis for the GMP is an EA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft GMP and EA will be integrated. The combined document is expected to be distributed for a 60-day public review period by spring/summer of 2009. The NPS will notify the public by mail, Web site postings, local and regional media, and other means, to provide regularly updated information on where and how to obtain a copy of the GMP/EA, how to provide comments, and the confirmed dates and locations for local public meetings. For further information contact Dave Kruse, Superintendent, Lava Beds National Monument, 1 Indian Well Headquarters, Tulelake, CA 96134 (telephone: 530–667–8101; e-mail: Dave_Kruse@nps.gov). Following release of the GMP/EA and due consideration of all comments as may be received, a decision regarding selection of a preferred vision for the new GMP is expected to be made in winter 2009/2010. The official responsible for the final decision is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service. Subsequently the official responsible for implementing Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 201 / Thursday, October 16, 2008 / Notices the new GMP would be the Superintendent, Lava Beds National Monument. Dated: August 14, 2008. Cicely A. Muldoon, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E8–24503 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–641] In the Matter of Certain Variable Speed Wind Turbines and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainant’s Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation and Extending the Target Date U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. 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(collectively, ‘‘MHI’’) as respondents. On July 31, 2008, GE filed a motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to add allegations of infringement for claims 1–19 of U.S. Patent No. 7,321,221. MHI opposed the motion, but requested that, in the event complainant’s motion was granted, the procedural schedule deadlines be pushed back a minimum of three months. The Commission investigative attorney supported complainant’s motion on the condition that the target date be extended. On September 16, 2008, the ALJ issued the subject ID, granting GE’s motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation and extending the target date by four months from June 30, 2009 to October 30, 2009. No petitions for review of this ID were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the ALJ’s ID. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.42 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42). Issued: October 8, 2008. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–24554 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—ASTM International— Standards Notice is hereby given that, on September 9, 2008, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), ASTM International (‘‘ASTM’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously 61441 with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 201 (Thursday, October 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61440-61441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24503]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan: Lava Beds National Monument, Siskiyou 
and Modoc Counties, CA; Notice of Termination of the Environmental 
Impact Statement

SUMMARY: The National Park Service is terminating the preparation of an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, 
Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, California. A Notice of Intent 
to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 
2006. The National Park Service has since determined that an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate 
environmental documentation for the GMP; this determination includes 
careful consideration of all public and other agencies' comments during 
the scoping period. The new GMP for Lava Beds National Monument will 
update long-term guidance for resource management, visitor services and 
interpretive programming.
    Background: The planning team originally scoped the GMP update as 
an EIS, however no concerns or issues expressed during public scoping 
and preliminary development of the GMP alternatives convey either the 
potential for controversy or identify potential significant impacts. In 
summer of 2007, the planning team drafted three ``action'' alternatives 
for the GMP. These preliminary alternatives explored ways to enhance 
long-term preservation of park resources and provide new recreational 
and educational opportunities. The planning team produced a newsletter 
and comment form to seek public input on the preliminary alternatives 
in winter of 2008. All feedback consistently affirmed that the planning 
team provided an appropriate range of future management directions for 
the monument. Most of the public comments on the preliminary 
alternatives were supportive of various aspects of the proposed 
``action'' concepts and desired conditions.
    To date, no major concerns or issues have been expressed during 
public involvement for the GMP that would convey the potential for 
public controversy. Initial analysis of the alternatives has revealed 
potential for neither major nor significant effects on the human 
environment or any potential for impairing park resources and values. 
Most of the potential impacts from the alternatives are expected to be 
negligible to moderate in magnitude. Many of the actions proposed in 
the GMP will have benefits to the monument's ecosystems, cultural 
landscapes and visitor experiences. For these reasons, the NPS 
determined the appropriate level of conservation planning and 
environmental impact analysis for the GMP is an EA.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft GMP and EA will be integrated. The 
combined document is expected to be distributed for a 60-day public 
review period by spring/summer of 2009. The NPS will notify the public 
by mail, Web site postings, local and regional media, and other means, 
to provide regularly updated information on where and how to obtain a 
copy of the GMP/EA, how to provide comments, and the confirmed dates 
and locations for local public meetings. For further information 
contact Dave Kruse, Superintendent, Lava Beds National Monument, 1 
Indian Well Headquarters, Tulelake, CA 96134 (telephone: 530-667-8101; 
e-mail: Dave_Kruse@nps.gov).
    Following release of the GMP/EA and due consideration of all 
comments as may be received, a decision regarding selection of a 
preferred vision for the new GMP is expected to be made in winter 2009/
2010. The official responsible for the final decision is the Regional 
Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service. Subsequently the 
official responsible for implementing

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the new GMP would be the Superintendent, Lava Beds National Monument.

    Dated: August 14, 2008.
Cicely A. Muldoon,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. E8-24503 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]
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