Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa, 22961-22962 [E9-11370]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 93 / Friday, May 15, 2009 / Notices 67.7 miles in length. The routes cross portions of Juab, Utah and Tooele Counties. Limber to Oquirrh: There are six alternative transmission line routes that connect the future Limber Substation to the existing Oquirrh Substation with a double-circuit 345kV transmission line, ranging from 28.9 to 49.0 miles in length. The routes cross portions of Tooele and Salt Lake Counties. Limber to Terminal: There are two alternative transmission line routes that connect the future Limber Substation to the existing Terminal Substation with a double-circuit 345kV transmission line, ranging from 40.0 to 45.1 miles in length. The routes cross portions of Tooele and Salt Lake counties. The proposed transmission line(s) right-of-way (ROW) alignment would fall outside of current utility corridors designated by the BLM in the SLFO Pony Express RMP. For the project to be in conformance with the Pony Express RMP, this RMP would be amended to designate a new utility corridor. The DEIS addresses the establishment of a new utility corridor that would accommodate the proposed transmission line ROW. The planning issues for the RMP amendment include: • Access to and transportation on the public lands. • Existing and planned land uses, including recreation, transportation, agriculture, grazing, rights-of-way, and other authorized land uses. • Wildlife habitat and management of summer and winter ranges and migration corridors for antelope, mule deer, and elk. • Cumulative effects of land uses and human activities on threatened, endangered, candidate, and sensitive species and their habitats. • Vegetation, including impacts of invasive non-native species. • Cultural, historic and paleontological resources and tribal values. • Management objectives in the North Oquirrh Management Area. • Visual resource management. • Air, soil, and water resources. • Sociology and economics. • Human health and safety. An interdisciplinary approach was used to develop the DEIS, in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. An amendment to the Pony Express RMP would be based upon the following planning criteria: • The amendment will be completed in compliance with the Federal Land Policy Management Act, NEPA, and all other relevant Federal law, Executive VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 May 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Orders, and management policies of the BLM; • Where existing planning decisions are still valid, those decisions will remain unchanged and be incorporated into the new amendment; and • The amendment will recognize valid existing rights. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. Selma Sierra, State Director. [FR Doc. E9–11297 Filed 5–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa National Park Service. Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Draft General Management Plan (GMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Effigy Mounds National Monument (Monument), Iowa. DATES: The GMP/EIS will remain available for public review for 60 days following the publishing of the notice of availability in the Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Public meetings will be held during the 60-day review period on the GMP/EIS, and specific dates and locations will be announced in local PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22961 and regional media sources of record and on the NPS planning Web site at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/efmo. ADDRESSES: Copies of the GMP/EIS are available by request by writing to Superintendent Phyllis Ewing, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146, or by telephoning 563–873–3491. The document is also available to be pickedup in person at the address above. The document can be found on the Internet on the NPS Planning Web site at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/efmo. You may submit your comments by any of several methods. You may comment via the Internet through the NPS planning Web site https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/efmo; simply click on the link to the Effigy Mounds National Monument. You may mail comments to Superintendent Ewing, Effigy Mounds National Monument, at the address above. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the park headquarters at the address above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Phyllis Ewing, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146, telephone 563–873–3491. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monument was established by presidential proclamation on October 25, 1949 to protect significant prehistoric earth mounds found in northeast Iowa. Subsequent legislation expanded the purpose and significance by specifying the wildlife, scenic, and other natural values of the area. The Monument’s authorized boundary was expanded in 1961 and again in 2000 until it now encompasses a total of 2,256 acres. The purpose of the GMP is to set forth the basic management philosophy for the Monument and to provide strategies for addressing issues and achieving identified management objectives. The GMP/EIS describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of the proposed action and one other action alternative for the future management direction of the Monument. A no action alternative is also evaluated. The preferred alternative (Alternative B) in the draft General Management Plan would provide an enhanced visitor experience with increasing understanding of the monument while protecting and preserving natural and cultural resources. An overall goal for the park would be to serve as a catalyst for mound research and management in the region. A new multi-purpose facility in the visitor center area would accommodate research needs and a small visitor contact station on newly E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 22962 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 93 / Friday, May 15, 2009 / Notices acquired land contiguous to the Sny Magill unit would allow visitors regular access to this area. In addition to the recommended boundary addition at Sny Magill, the draft plan also recommends three other tracts be added in order to protect resources and to support park operations. Before including your address, telephone number, electronic mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: April 2, 2009. David N. Given, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. E9–11370 Filed 5–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–93–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WO–260–09–1060–XQ–24 1A] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. DATES: The Advisory Board will meet Monday, June 15, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time. This will be a one day meeting. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet in Sacramento, California at the Red Lion Hotel at Arden Village. The Red Lion’s address is 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento, California 95815. Their phone number is 1–916–922–8041 and their e-mail is https:// www.redlionsac.com. Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting should be sent to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 May 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Program, WO–260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502–7147. Submit written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting no later than close of business June 10, 2009. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access and filing address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775– 861–6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. DeLorme at any time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Meeting Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation’s public lands. The tentative agenda for the meeting is: Monday, June 15, 2009 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.) 8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions: 8:15 a.m. Old Business: Approval of March 2009 Minutes. Update Pending Litigation. 8:45 a.m. Program Updates: Gathers; Adoptions; Facilities; Forest Service Update. Break (9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.) 9:45 a.m. Program Updates (continued): Program Accomplishments; BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations. Lunch (11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.) 1 p.m. New Business: Break (2:45 p.m.–3 p.m.) 3 p.m. Public Comments 4 p.m. Board Recommendations 4:45 p.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site 5 p.m. Adjourn. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange it. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations [41 CFR 101– 6.1015(b),] require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date. II. Public Comment Procedures Members of the public may make oral statements to the Advisory Board on June 15, 2009 at the appropriate point in the agenda. This opportunity is anticipated to occur at 3 p.m., local time. Persons wishing to make statements should register with the BLM by noon on June 15, 2009 at the meeting location. Depending on the number of speakers, the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At previous meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in length. Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section or bring a written copy to the meeting. Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments, but those most useful and likely to influence decisions on management and protection of wild horses and burros are those that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations. Except for comments provided in electronic format, speakers should submit two copies of their written comments where feasible. The BLM will not necessarily consider comments received after the time indicated under the DATES section or at locations other than that listed in the ADDRESSES section. In the event there is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a copy of your comments, the BLM will make them available in their entirety, including your name and address. 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. The BLM will release all submissions from organizations or E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 93 (Friday, May 15, 2009)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11370]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement for Effigy Mounds National Monument, 
Iowa

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effigy Mounds National 
Monument, Iowa.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service 
announces the availability of a Draft General Management Plan (GMP)/
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Effigy Mounds National 
Monument (Monument), Iowa.

DATES: The GMP/EIS will remain available for public review for 60 days 
following the publishing of the notice of availability in the Federal 
Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Public meetings 
will be held during the 60-day review period on the GMP/EIS, and 
specific dates and locations will be announced in local and regional 
media sources of record and on the NPS planning Web site at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/efmo.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the GMP/EIS are available by request by writing to 
Superintendent Phyllis Ewing, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 
Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146, or by telephoning 563-873-3491. 
The document is also available to be picked-up in person at the address 
above. The document can be found on the Internet on the NPS Planning 
Web site at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/efmo.
    You may submit your comments by any of several methods. You may 
comment via the Internet through the NPS planning Web site https://parkplanning.nps.gov/efmo; simply click on the link to the Effigy 
Mounds National Monument. You may mail comments to Superintendent 
Ewing, Effigy Mounds National Monument, at the address above. Finally, 
you may hand-deliver comments to the park headquarters at the address 
above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Phyllis Ewing, Effigy 
Mounds National Monument, 151 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146, 
telephone 563-873-3491.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Monument was established by presidential 
proclamation on October 25, 1949 to protect significant prehistoric 
earth mounds found in northeast Iowa. Subsequent legislation expanded 
the purpose and significance by specifying the wildlife, scenic, and 
other natural values of the area. The Monument's authorized boundary 
was expanded in 1961 and again in 2000 until it now encompasses a total 
of 2,256 acres.
    The purpose of the GMP is to set forth the basic management 
philosophy for the Monument and to provide strategies for addressing 
issues and achieving identified management objectives. The GMP/EIS 
describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of the proposed action 
and one other action alternative for the future management direction of 
the Monument. A no action alternative is also evaluated.
    The preferred alternative (Alternative B) in the draft General 
Management Plan would provide an enhanced visitor experience with 
increasing understanding of the monument while protecting and 
preserving natural and cultural resources. An overall goal for the park 
would be to serve as a catalyst for mound research and management in 
the region. A new multi-purpose facility in the visitor center area 
would accommodate research needs and a small visitor contact station on 
newly

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acquired land contiguous to the Sny Magill unit would allow visitors 
regular access to this area. In addition to the recommended boundary 
addition at Sny Magill, the draft plan also recommends three other 
tracts be added in order to protect resources and to support park 
operations.
    Before including your address, telephone number, electronic mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 
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 comments to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations 
or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available 
for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: April 2, 2009.
David N. Given,
Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. E9-11370 Filed 5-14-09; 8:45 am]
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