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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 73662 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices Response to, Public Comments Received on the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft CCP/EIS) for Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.’’ We present here some of the changes we made in our final CCP/EIS, which are also discussed in appendix O. 1. In response to concerns about local economic impacts, our expansion proposal replaces some fee acquisition with easement acquisition in Maine, and reduces the total number of acres. We now propose to acquire from willing sellers 47,807 acres (formerly, 49,718 acres), and change the acquisition ratio to 56 percent in fee and 44 percent in easement. Appendix A, ‘‘Land Protection Plan,’’ shows our revised proposal. 2. Two new maps clarify our proposal on the roads and trails we would open for public use on both current refuge lands and refuge expansion lands. Chapter 2, ‘‘Alternatives Considered, Including the Service-preferred Alternative,’’ clarifies them in maps 2.8 and 2.9. Item 6, below, describes them. 3. We propose to postpone our decision on whether to manage furbearer species, and whether that management could include trapping. We will conduct further analysis and prepare a more detailed Furbearer Management Plan. That change, which we propose in both alternatives B and C, is included in chapter 2, in the section ‘‘Actions Common to Alternatives B and C Only.’’ Before trapping would be permitted under a Furbearer Management Plan, we will analyze the appropriateness of this use and issue a compatibility determination, if warranted, analyzing whether this use is compatible with the mission of the NWRS and refuge purposes, and under what conditions. 4. We propose to postpone our decision on whether to expand our current hunt program to incorporate bobcat hunting in Maine and turkey hunting in Maine and New Hampshire. That action would have made our hunt program consistent with the states’ hunt programs. However, we have determined the need to conduct further analysis, in conjunction with a revised Hunt Plan and environmental assessment, and include additional public comment. We propose that change in both alternatives B and C in the same section of chapter 2. If our hunt program is expanded in the future, we will issue a new compatibility determination with any changes to the current program. 5. The same section of chapter 2 also clarifies our hunting and fishing programs. The public comments we VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:59 Dec 02, 2008 Jkt 217001 received revealed the misunderstanding that our implementing alternatives B and C would result in new restrictions in our programs. That is not the case. We now provide a better explanation, and point out that we intend to implement the same programs on any newly acquired lands. 6. We revise alternative B to allow certain public uses in designated areas that we originally planned not to allow. Those include dog sledding, horseback riding, bicycling, and collecting certain berries, fiddleheads, mushrooms, and shed antlers for personal use. 7. We modify our proposal in alternatives B and C regarding boat access, by eliminating our original proposals for a boat launch at Sturtevant Pond and major improvements at B Pond. We are scaling back our proposal at B Pond to include a small parking area near the road, away from the shore. We also propose keeping the boat launch at the current refuge headquarters on Route 16 North open to public access, instead of closing it. Public Availability of Documents In addition to the methods in above, you can view or obtain the documents at the following locations. • Our Web site, http://library.fws.gov/ ccps.htm. • The Errol Town Library, during regular hours. ADDRESSES, Dated: September 24, 2008. Wendi Weber, Acting Regional Director, Region 5, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA 01035. [FR Doc. E8–28649 Filed 12–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision on the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Pipestone National Monument, MN National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision on the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(C)), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final General PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS), Pipestone National Monument (national monument), Minnesota. On September 30, the Midwest Regional Director approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative contained in the final EIS. The NPS will implement the preferred alternative as described in the Final GMP/EIS issued on March 28, 2008. Alternative 1, the preferred alternative, will reduce the development in the heart of the national monument, preserving its setting, site history, and spiritual significance as the source of pipestone. The NPS will remove the visitor center and parking, enabling visitors to see the site much as it appeared prior to 1937. The national monument will acquire a parcel of school district land to the northeast and will seek a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to coordinate management of the 100-acre Pipestone Wildlife Management Area. American Indian ceremonial use of the Three Maidens area will be unchanged. The Hiawatha Club will continue to use the Three Maidens as a backdrop for its pageant under permit restrictions, and the area will be restored to prairie. Sun Dances will continue, but modifications of use might be made on the basis of impact and the sustainability of resources. Quarries will continue to be allocated by permit. The GMP/EIS evaluated this course of action and two other action alternatives, and a no action alternative. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences were assessed and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decisionmaking process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Glen Livermont, 36 Reservation Avenue, Pipestone, Minnesota 56164–1269, or by calling 507–825–5464. Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the above address or may be viewed online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pipe. E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 3, 2008 / Notices Dated: September 30, 2008. Ernest Quintana, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. E8–28671 Filed 12–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–AA–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–269, 50–270, and 50–287] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License and Opportunity for a Hearing The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision on the Final 
General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Pipestone 
National Monument, MN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision on the Final 
General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Pipestone 
National Monument, Minnesota.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(C)), the National Park Service (NPS) 
announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the 
Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/
EIS), Pipestone National Monument (national monument), Minnesota. On 
September 30, the Midwest Regional Director approved the ROD for the 
project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the 
preferred alternative contained in the final EIS.
    The NPS will implement the preferred alternative as described in 
the Final GMP/EIS issued on March 28, 2008. Alternative 1, the 
preferred alternative, will reduce the development in the heart of the 
national monument, preserving its setting, site history, and spiritual 
significance as the source of pipestone. The NPS will remove the 
visitor center and parking, enabling visitors to see the site much as 
it appeared prior to 1937. The national monument will acquire a parcel 
of school district land to the northeast and will seek a cooperative 
agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota 
Department of Natural Resources to coordinate management of the 100-
acre Pipestone Wildlife Management Area. American Indian ceremonial use 
of the Three Maidens area will be unchanged. The Hiawatha Club will 
continue to use the Three Maidens as a backdrop for its pageant under 
permit restrictions, and the area will be restored to prairie. Sun 
Dances will continue, but modifications of use might be made on the 
basis of impact and the sustainability of resources. Quarries will 
continue to be allocated by permit.
    The GMP/EIS evaluated this course of action and two other action 
alternatives, and a no action alternative. The full range of 
foreseeable environmental consequences were assessed and appropriate 
mitigating measures were identified.
    The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of 
other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a 
description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on 
impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to 
minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in 
the decisionmaking process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Glen Livermont, 36 
Reservation Avenue, Pipestone, Minnesota 56164-1269, or by calling 507-
825-5464. Copies of the ROD are available upon request from the above 
address or may be viewed online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pipe.


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    Dated: September 30, 2008.
Ernest Quintana,
Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. E8-28671 Filed 12-2-08; 8:45 am]
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