Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Donelson National Battlefield, TN, 66670-66671 [E8-26704]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 66670 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 218 / Monday, November 10, 2008 / Notices Aside from approximately 83 individual statements recorded on the meeting flip charts and 21 comment sheets completed at the meetings, the NPS received 40 written communications. No comments received from interested individuals and groups, area residents and businesses, and public agencies required the NPS to add other alternatives, significantly alter existing alternatives, or make changes to the impact analysis of the effect of any alternative. Thus, an abbreviated format is used to fully document all responses to comments in the Final CMP/EIS in compliance with the CEQ implementing regulations (40 CFR 1503.4[c]) for the National Environmental Policy Act. Proposed Plan and Alternatives: Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, assumes that existing programs, facilities, staffing, and funding would generally continue at their current levels. The Ala Kahakai NHT would consist of trail segments within the four national parks through which it passes and only a few other segments (e.g., on state lands). As recommended in the Ala Kahakai National Trail Study and Environmental Impact Statement, January 1998, (Feasibility Study) on which national trail status was based, a continuous trail would be the goal but would not be implemented, even in the long-term. However, an auto tour would be completed that would lead visitors to 18 sites associated with the trail. Recreation along the trail and interpretation of its history would generally be limited to these sites. Alternative B proposes the completion of a single continuous trail comprised of unaltered or verified ancient and historic portions of the ala loa (coastal trail around the island) linked as needed by later pre-1892 trails, pathways, and modern connector trails. Within the planning period of 15 years, the goal would be to complete the linear trail within the priority zone from Kawaihae through Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Park to Ho’okena and to protect other segments outside of that area as feasible. In the long-term, cultural and natural resources along the entire trail tread and agreed upon adjacent areas would be protected and interpreted to the public. The NPS would administer the trail, but management outside of the national parks would remain with the land managing agency or landowner. The NPS would offer technical assistance and limited financial assistance to these management partners. Partnerships with state and county agencies, community organizations, and private individuals would help protect trail resources and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Nov 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 provide appropriate trail user services. An auto tour would be completed as in Alternative A. Alternative C, the NPS proposed action and the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ alternative, is based on the traditional Hawaiian trail system in which multiple trail alignments within the ahupua’a (mountain to sea land division) are integral to land use and stewardship. The linear trail would be protected as in Alternative B, but on publicly-owned lands the Ala Kahakai NHT includes inland portions of ala loa or other historic trails that run lateral to the shoreline and would be connected to ancient or historic mauka-makai (mountain to sea) trails that would have traditionally been part of the ahupua’a system. As with Alternative B, during the 15-year planning period, the priority zone from Kawaihae to Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Park through Ho’okena would be the focus of administration and management, but sections outside of that zone would protected as feasible. Through an agreement, the state of Hawaii could convey to the NPS a less-than-fee management interest in trail segments that are state-owned under the Highways Act of 1892 within the Ala Kahakai NHT corridor. The NPS would then be responsible for managing these segments and federal law would fully apply. However, in cooperation with the NPS, local communities of the ahupua’a would be encouraged to take responsibility for trail management using the traditional Hawaiian principles of land management and stewardship. The Ala Kahakai Trail Association would be expected to be robust enough play a major part in trail management, promotion, and funding. An auto tour would be completed similarly as in the other alternatives. Copies: The abbreviated Final EIS/ CMP is now available, and may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Ala Kahakai NHT, 73– 4786 Kanalani Street, #14, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 or by telephone at 808–326– 6012. Copies of the Draft EIS/CMP are available, if needed. The Final EIS/CMP may also be reviewed electronically via the Web site http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/alka or at area libraries. Decision Process: Following the release of the abbreviated Final EIS/ CMP, a Record of Decision will be prepared not sooner than 30 days after the EPA has published its notice of filing of the document in the Federal Register. Announcement of the approved CMP would be similarly published. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service. Subsequently, the official responsible for implementing the approved CMP would be the Superintendent, Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. Dated: June 13, 2008. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Editorial Note: This document was received in the Office of the Federal Register on November 11, 2008. [FR Doc. E8–26702 Filed 11–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Donelson National Battlefield, TN SUMMARY: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-Making) the NPS is preparing an EIS for a GMP for Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Tennessee. The GMP will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the national battlefield over the next 20 years. The clarification of what must be achieved according to law and policy will be based on review of the battlefield’s purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of laws and policies directing park management. Based on determinations of desired conditions, the GMP will outline the types of resource management activities, visitor activities, and development that would be appropriate in the future. A range of reasonable management alternatives will be developed through this planning process and will include, at a minimum, a no-action alternative and a preferred alternative. Issues to be addressed will include but are not limited to the following: Management of Fort Henry and Fort Heiman properties and tracts adjacent to the boundary that were recently added to the national battlefield; potential impacts from outside development including the Highway 79 realignment; and the inventory and preservation of cultural and natural resources. DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than 60 days after publication E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 218 / Monday, November 10, 2008 / Notices of this notice. Public meetings regarding the GMP will be held throughout the planning process. Specific dates, times, and locations will be made available in the local media, on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site: (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/fodo), or by contacting the Superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Information on the planning process and copies of newsletters will be available from the office of the Superintendent, P.O. Box 434, Dover, Tennessee 37058–0434. ADDRESSES: Public and agency involvement will be solicited at several key steps in the planning process including initial scoping, alternatives development, and the draft plan. If you wish to comment on any issues associated with the plan, you may submit your comments to the planning team by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Fort Donelson National Battlefield, P.O. Box 434, Dover, Tennessee 37058–0434. You may also comment electronically at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fodo. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the national battlefield headquarters located in Dover, Tennessee. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Superintendent Steven McCoy, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, P.O. Box 434, Dover, Tennessee 37058–0434; telephone: 931–232–5348. The responsible official for this EIS is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: September 8, 2008. David Vela, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. E8–26704 Filed 11–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–LN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Nov 07, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 66671 103–135 New Zion Rd., Georgetown, 08001118 National Park Service Wayne County National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Battle of Mill Springs Historic Areas (Boundary Increase), Four discontinuous areas; two along KY 235 and two along the Cumberland River, Mill Springs, 08001121 Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before October 25, 2008. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR Part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St., NW., 8th Floor, Washington DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by November 25, 2008. J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National Historic Landmarks Program. ALABAMA MARYLAND Baltimore Independent city Park Circle Historic District, Roughly bounded by Overview Ave., Shirley Ave., Cottage Ave., and Henry G. Parks Jr. Circle, Baltimore, 08001124 Cecil County Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge, MD Rt. 272, North East, 08001125 MASSACHUSETTS Dukes County Tashmoo Springs Pumping Station, 325 W. Spring St., Tisbury, 08001126 Franklin County Leverett Center Historic District, Amherst, Montague, Depot, and Shutesbury Rds., Leverett, 08001127 Norfolk County Wollaston Congregational Church, (Quincy MRA) 47–57 Lincoln Ave., Quincy, 08001128 Lee County Sunny Slope, 1031 S. College St., Auburn, 08001116 MISSOURI Mobile County ILA Hall, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Mobile, 08001117 Jones, Henry, Farmstead, 17000 Hwy. EE, Sedalia, 08001129 St. Louis Independent city More Automobile Company Building, (AutoRelated Resources of St. Louis, Missouri MPS) 2801 Locust St., St. Louis, 08001130 Peabody Coal Company National Headquarters, 301 N. Memorial Dr., St. Louis, 08001131 KENTUCKY Fayette County New Zion Historic District, 4972 Newtown Pike through 5200 Newtown Pike, and 103–135 New Zion Rd., Georgetown, 08001118 Green County Creel, Elijah, House, (Green County MRA) E. Columbia Ave., Greensburg, 08001123 Greenup County Wurtland Union Church, 325 Wurtland Ave., Wurtland, 08001119 Jefferson County Stoddard Johnston Elementary School, 2301 Bradley Ave., Louisville, 08001122 Marshall County Cherokee State Park, 542 Kenlake Rd., Hardin, 08001120 Pettis County NEBRASKA Butler County St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, School and Grottoes, 336 W. Pine St., Dwight, 08001132 Hamilton County United Brethren Church, 1103 K St., Aurora, 08001133 Madison County First United Presbyterian Church, 104 E. 4th St., Madison, 08001134 NEW MEXICO Pulaski County Battle of Mill Springs Historic Areas (Boundary Increase), Four discontinuous areas; two along KY 235 and two along the Cumberland River, Nancy, 08001121 Bernalillo County Scott County New Zion Historic District, 4972 Newtown Pike through 5200 Newtown Pike, and Roosevelt County Courthouse, (New Deal in New Mexico MPS) 100 W. 2nd St., Portales, 08001136 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Relief Model Map of the State of New Mexico, (New Deal in New Mexico MPS) 600 2nd St., NW, Albuquerque, 08001135 Roosevelt County E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 218 (Monday, November 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66670-66671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26704]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Donelson National 
Battlefield, TN

SUMMARY: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and Director's Order Number 12 (Conservation 
Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-Making) the NPS 
is preparing an EIS for a GMP for Fort Donelson National Battlefield, 
Tennessee.
    The GMP will prescribe the resource conditions and visitor 
experiences that are to be achieved and maintained in the national 
battlefield over the next 20 years. The clarification of what must be 
achieved according to law and policy will be based on review of the 
battlefield's purpose, significance, special mandates, and the body of 
laws and policies directing park management. Based on determinations of 
desired conditions, the GMP will outline the types of resource 
management activities, visitor activities, and development that would 
be appropriate in the future. A range of reasonable management 
alternatives will be developed through this planning process and will 
include, at a minimum, a no-action alternative and a preferred 
alternative.
    Issues to be addressed will include but are not limited to the 
following: Management of Fort Henry and Fort Heiman properties and 
tracts adjacent to the boundary that were recently added to the 
national battlefield; potential impacts from outside development 
including the Highway 79 realignment; and the inventory and 
preservation of cultural and natural resources.

DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than 60 days after 
publication

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of this notice. Public meetings regarding the GMP will be held 
throughout the planning process. Specific dates, times, and locations 
will be made available in the local media, on the NPS Planning, 
Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site: (http://
parkplanning.nps.gov/fodo), or by contacting the Superintendent of Fort 
Donelson National Battlefield.

ADDRESSES: Information on the planning process and copies of 
newsletters will be available from the office of the Superintendent, 
P.O. Box 434, Dover, Tennessee 37058-0434.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public and agency involvement will be 
solicited at several key steps in the planning process including 
initial scoping, alternatives development, and the draft plan.
    If you wish to comment on any issues associated with the plan, you 
may submit your comments to the planning team by any one of several 
methods. You may mail comments to Fort Donelson National Battlefield, 
P.O. Box 434, Dover, Tennessee 37058-0434. You may also comment 
electronically at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/fodo. Finally, you may 
hand-deliver comments to the national battlefield headquarters located 
in Dover, Tennessee. Before including your address, phone number, e-
mail address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, be advised 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 from public review 
your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will 
be able to do so.

    Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is contained 
in 40 CFR 1506.6.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Steven McCoy, Fort 
Donelson National Battlefield, P.O. Box 434, Dover, Tennessee 37058-
0434; telephone: 931-232-5348. The responsible official for this EIS is 
the Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 
Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: September 8, 2008.
David Vela,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. E8-26704 Filed 11-7-08; 8:45 am]
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