Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Yosemite Institute Environmental Education Campus; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Availability, 26730-26731 [E9-12726]

Download as PDF 26730 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 3, 2009 / Notices Dated: March 9, 2009. Jonathan B. Jarvis, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. E9–12725 Filed 6–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FY–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Yosemite Institute Environmental Education Campus; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Availability SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500–1508), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) identifying and evaluating three alternatives for managing the Yosemite Institute Environmental Education Campus in Yosemite National Park, California. The Draft EIS for the proposed Environmental Education Campus identifies and analyzes two ‘‘action’’ alternatives and a ‘‘no-action’’ alternative. The full spectrum of foreseeable environmental consequences are assessed and suitable mitigation strategies are considered; an ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ course of action is also identified. Concurrently completion of the EIS process will fulfill the public review requirements of § 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Range of Alternatives: Under the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative (Alternative 1), there would be no change in the management direction, program, location, or conditions at the Crane Flat campus. Necessary maintenance and repairs would continue, but no major rehabilitation of facilities, construction of buildings, or improvements to utilities would occur. There would be no change in size of facilities—the number of student and staff beds (76 and 8, respectively) would remain the same. The overall number of students in the park per session would remain the same (361 students), with the majority of students in commercial lodging in Yosemite Valley. Under both ‘‘action’’ alternatives, new energy-efficient, sustainable facilities would be constructed to accommodate more students on campus, rather than using additional commercial lodging in Yosemite Valley. These improvements VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Jun 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 would provide a safer environment and provide more opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the program. All facilities would achieve fire, health, safety and accessibility standards. Under Alternative 2, the Crane Flat campus would be redeveloped, doubling its capacity (to 154 students, 14 staff), and greatly reducing reliance upon commercial lodging in Yosemite Valley. Most campus buildings would be removed and replaced. Historic structures on the campus would be retained, and some new facilities would be constructed. Utilities would be upgraded to conserve water, meet additional capacity, and achieve health, safety, and accessibility standards. The new campus would be reconstructed largely in its existing location (shifting the campus cabins upslope, away from a sensitive meadow). Under Alternative 3 (agency-preferred), a new campus would be located at Henness Ridge. New facilities would be constructed to accommodate 224 students and 20 staff and to meet park operational needs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public scoping was initiated in 2002; the park conducted two public meetings on June 26 and June 29, 2002 at the East Auditorium in Yosemite Valley. A Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft EIS for the ‘‘Crane Flat Environmental Education Campus Redevelopment’’ published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2002 established a 45-day scoping period (comments were accepted through November 14, 2002). During the scoping period, NPS held discussions and briefings with: tribes, park staff, elected officials, public service organizations, and other interested members of the public. The feedback received helped broaden the range of alternatives to include consideration of additional sites for the campus; a Scoping Summary is available and may be obtained by contacting the park as noted below. Copies of the Draft EIS will be distributed to the general public, sent directly to those who have requested it, as well as to congressional delegations, state and local elected officials, federal agencies, tribes, organizations, local businesses, public libraries, and the news media. Reference copies will be available at park headquarters in Yosemite Valley, the Office of Environmental Planning and Compliance at the NPS Maintenance Complex in El Portal, and at local and regional libraries in El Portal, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Sonora, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The complete document will be posted on the Yosemite National PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Park Web page at http:/www.nps.gov/ yose/parkmgmt/planning.htm. Additional copies can be requested by contacting the park through one of the methods listed below. Public meetings and project site visits will be scheduled during the public review period; details regarding specific dates, locations and time will be posted on the park’s planning Web page (address above) and announced via local and regional news media. Review and Comment: All written comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than July 15, 2009 (this information will also be posted on the project Web site and announced via local and regional media). All comments received will become available for public review in the park’s planning and compliance office. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, 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. All comments should be addressed to the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, and may be mailed to Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Environmental Education Campus DEIS, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389 (comments may also be sent by facsimile to (209) 379–1294, Attn: Environmental Planning and Compliance, YIEEC; or transmitted electronically to Yose_Planning@nps.gov with YIEEC typed in the subject line). Decision Process: All comments as may be received on the draft EIS will be analyzed and fully considered in preparing the Final EIS, which is anticipated to be available for public release in Fall-Winter 2009. Availability of the Final EIS will be announced in the Federal Register and via local and regional press media and direct mailings. Following a minimum 30-day waiting period, a Record of Decision will be prepared and notice of approval similarly published in the Federal Register. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for approval of the project is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region; subsequently the official responsible for project implementation would be the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 3, 2009 / Notices Dated: February 11, 2009. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior Manager. Field Office managers will provide highlights for discussion on activities in their offices. Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances. All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written or oral comments to members of the Council. At each full RAC meeting time is provided in the agenda for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM Coordinator as provided above. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Dated: May 26, 2009. Aden L. Seidlitz, District Manager. [FR Doc. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384–3393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. Items on the agenda will include update on development of the Gateway West Electrical Transmission Lines, and accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); an update on the status of Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) projects in the Boise District; discussions with RAC Members about how they could be involved in implementation of the Owyhee Public Lands Management Act of 2009, and in review of Alternatives for the EIS for the Four Rivers Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP). Discussions will also be held about existing subgroups and the charters. 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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–464 (Preliminary) and antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1160 (Preliminary) under sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of prestressed concrete steel wire strand (‘‘PC strand’’), provided for in subheading 7312.10.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and that are alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26731 to sections 702(c)(1)(B) and 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671a(c)(1)(B) and 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by July 13, 2009. The Commission’s views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by July 20, 2009. For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: May 27, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. These investigations are being instituted in response to a petition filed on May 27, 2009, by American Spring Wire Corp. (Bedford Heights, OH); Insteel Wire Products Co. (Mt. Airy, NC); and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. (Dickson, TN). Participation in the investigations and public service list. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 3, 2009)]
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National Park Service


Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Yosemite Institute 
Environmental Education Campus; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa and 
Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Availability

SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended), and the Council on 
Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the 
Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), has prepared a 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) identifying and 
evaluating three alternatives for managing the Yosemite Institute 
Environmental Education Campus in Yosemite National Park, California. 
The Draft EIS for the proposed Environmental Education Campus 
identifies and analyzes two ``action'' alternatives and a ``no-action'' 
alternative. The full spectrum of foreseeable environmental 
consequences are assessed and suitable mitigation strategies are 
considered; an ``environmentally preferred'' course of action is also 
identified. Concurrently completion of the EIS process will fulfill the 
public review requirements of Sec.  106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    Range of Alternatives: Under the ``no-action'' alternative 
(Alternative 1), there would be no change in the management direction, 
program, location, or conditions at the Crane Flat campus. Necessary 
maintenance and repairs would continue, but no major rehabilitation of 
facilities, construction of buildings, or improvements to utilities 
would occur. There would be no change in size of facilities--the number 
of student and staff beds (76 and 8, respectively) would remain the 
same. The overall number of students in the park per session would 
remain the same (361 students), with the majority of students in 
commercial lodging in Yosemite Valley.
    Under both ``action'' alternatives, new energy-efficient, 
sustainable facilities would be constructed to accommodate more 
students on campus, rather than using additional commercial lodging in 
Yosemite Valley. These improvements would provide a safer environment 
and provide more opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to 
participate in the program. All facilities would achieve fire, health, 
safety and accessibility standards.
    Under Alternative 2, the Crane Flat campus would be redeveloped, 
doubling its capacity (to 154 students, 14 staff), and greatly reducing 
reliance upon commercial lodging in Yosemite Valley. Most campus 
buildings would be removed and replaced. Historic structures on the 
campus would be retained, and some new facilities would be constructed. 
Utilities would be upgraded to conserve water, meet additional 
capacity, and achieve health, safety, and accessibility standards. The 
new campus would be reconstructed largely in its existing location 
(shifting the campus cabins upslope, away from a sensitive meadow). 
Under Alternative 3 (agency-preferred), a new campus would be located 
at Henness Ridge. New facilities would be constructed to accommodate 
224 students and 20 staff and to meet park operational needs.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public scoping was initiated in 2002; the 
park conducted two public meetings on June 26 and June 29, 2002 at the 
East Auditorium in Yosemite Valley. A Notice of Intent to prepare a 
Draft EIS for the ``Crane Flat Environmental Education Campus 
Redevelopment'' published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2002 
established a 45-day scoping period (comments were accepted through 
November 14, 2002). During the scoping period, NPS held discussions and 
briefings with: tribes, park staff, elected officials, public service 
organizations, and other interested members of the public. The feedback 
received helped broaden the range of alternatives to include 
consideration of additional sites for the campus; a Scoping Summary is 
available and may be obtained by contacting the park as noted below.
    Copies of the Draft EIS will be distributed to the general public, 
sent directly to those who have requested it, as well as to 
congressional delegations, state and local elected officials, federal 
agencies, tribes, organizations, local businesses, public libraries, 
and the news media. Reference copies will be available at park 
headquarters in Yosemite Valley, the Office of Environmental Planning 
and Compliance at the NPS Maintenance Complex in El Portal, and at 
local and regional libraries in El Portal, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Sonora, 
San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The complete document will be posted on 
the Yosemite National Park Web page at http:/www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/planning.htm. Additional copies can be requested by contacting the park 
through one of the methods listed below. Public meetings and project 
site visits will be scheduled during the public review period; details 
regarding specific dates, locations and time will be posted on the 
park's planning Web page (address above) and announced via local and 
regional news media.
    Review and Comment: All written comments must be postmarked or 
transmitted not later than July 15, 2009 (this information will also be 
posted on the project Web site and announced via local and regional 
media). All comments received will become available for public review 
in the park's planning and compliance office. Before including your 
address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying 
information, 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. All comments should be 
addressed to the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, and may be 
mailed to Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Environmental 
Education Campus DEIS, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389 
(comments may also be sent by facsimile to (209) 379-1294, Attn: 
Environmental Planning and Compliance, YIEEC; or transmitted 
electronically to Yose_Planning@nps.gov with YIEEC typed in the 
subject line).
    Decision Process: All comments as may be received on the draft EIS 
will be analyzed and fully considered in preparing the Final EIS, which 
is anticipated to be available for public release in Fall-Winter 2009. 
Availability of the Final EIS will be announced in the Federal Register 
and via local and regional press media and direct mailings. Following a 
minimum 30-day waiting period, a Record of Decision will be prepared 
and notice of approval similarly published in the Federal Register. As 
a delegated EIS, the official responsible for approval of the project 
is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region; subsequently the 
official responsible for project implementation would be the 
Superintendent, Yosemite National Park.


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    Dated: February 11, 2009.
George J. Turnbull,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.

    Editorial Note: This document was received in the Office of the 
Federal Register on May 28, 2009.
[FR Doc. E9-12726 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]
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