General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida, 34030-34031 [E9-16661]

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E9–16550 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (DEIS/GMP/WS/ORV Plan), Big Cypress National Preserve (Preserve) Addition. SUMMARY: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director’s Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director’s Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making), the NPS announces the availability of a DEIS/GMP/WS/ORV Plan for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida. The 1991 GMP for the original Preserve contains no guidance for the approximately 147,000 acres added to the Preserve in 1988 by Public Law 100– 301 (the Addition). A GMP is needed to clearly define resource conditions and visitor experiences to be achieved in the Addition. DATES: There will be a 60-day comment period beginning with the Environmental Protection Agency’s publication of its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Public meetings will be held during the review period. The date, time, and location of public meetings will be announced through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site https:// parkplanning.nps.gov and in a mailed announcement to be released in the summer of 2009. ADDRESSES: The document will be available for public review and comment online at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov. A limited number of CDs and hard copies will be made available at Preserve headquarters. You may also request a hard copy or CD by contacting Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141–1000; telephone 239–695–1103. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public scoping was initiated in the summer of 2001. Public meetings and six newsletters were used to keep the public informed and involved E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / Notices throughout the planning process for the Addition. The resulting document provides a framework for management, use, and development options for the Addition by the NPS for the next 15 to 20 years. It describes four management alternatives for consideration, including a no-action alternative that continues current management policies, and the NPS’s preferred alternative. The three action alternatives present a range of ORV opportunities, proposed wilderness, and visitor facilities. The document analyzes the environmental impacts of the alternatives. The four alternatives (with names as they appear in the document) are as follows: Alternative A: No-Action Alternative—the continuation of current management practices and trends. The enabling legislation would be the longterm document to guide management and development of the Preserve. Alternative B: The general theme is to enable visitor participation in a wide variety of challenging outdoor recreational experiences. This alternative would provide access to up to 140 miles of sustainable primary ORV trails, while proposing a relatively small amount of wilderness. Secondary ORV trails, as defined in the plan, could be designated in any of the backcountry recreation areas, approximately 94,817 acres or 65 percent of the Addition. Preferred Alternative: The general theme is to provide a diversity of frontcountry and backcountry recreational opportunities, enhance day use opportunities along road corridors, and preserve opportunities for selfreliant recreation. This alternative would provide access to up to 140 miles of sustainable primary ORV trails, while proposing a modest amount of wilderness. Secondary ORV trails, as defined in the plan, could be designated only in the ORV trail corridors and other backcountry recreation areas, approximately 52,431 acres or 36 percent of the Addition. Alternative F: The general theme is to emphasize resource preservation, restoration, and research while providing recreational opportunities with limited facilities and services. This alternative would provide no ORV trails. It would propose for wilderness designation all lands found eligible for designation in the Wilderness Eligibility Assessment. If you wish to comment on the DEIS/ GMP/WS/ORV Plan, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method for submitting comments is via the Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation from the VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 system that we have received your internet message, please contact us directly at the address above. You may also mail comments to the Preserve at the address shown above. Finally, you may present your comments in person at the public meetings to be held during the public review period or at the address listed above. 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. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials or organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR § 1506.6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Big Cypress National Preserve at the address and telephone number shown above. The responsible official for this Draft EIS is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, NPS, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: June 30, 2009. David Vela, Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E9–16661 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, Alameda County, CA AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) and notice of public hearings. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, has made available for public review and comment the Delta-Mendota Canal/ California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie) Draft EIS. The Intertie is a proposed action in the August 2000 CALFED BayDelta Program Programmatic Record of Decision. The Intertie Draft EIS PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34031 evaluates constructing and operating a pipeline connecting the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) and the California Aqueduct. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to improve the DMC conveyance conditions that restrict the CVP Jones Pumping Plant to less than its authorized pumping capacity of 4,600 cubic feet per second. The Draft EIS describes and presents the environmental effects of the No-Action Alternative and three action alternatives. Two public hearings will be held to receive comments from agencies, individuals, and organizations on the Draft EIS. DATES: Two public hearings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments regarding environmental effects: • Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 1 p.m.–3 p.m., Sacramento, CA. • Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Stockton, CA. The Draft EIS will be available for a 45-day public review and comment period. Comments are due by Monday, August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: The public hearings will be held at the following locations: • Sacramento, CA—Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Bureau of Indian Affairs Conference Room W– 2620. • Stockton, CA—Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Avenue (in Panella Park at Amaretto Street). Send written comments on the Draft EIS to Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 700, Sacramento, CA 95825. Copies of the Draft EIS may be requested from Mr. Louis Moore, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825; by calling 916–978–5189 (TDD 916–978– 5608); or by e-mailing wmoore@usbr.gov. The Draft EIS is also accessible from the following Web site: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=1014. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Louis Moore, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916–978–5189 (TDD 916–978–5608) or wmoore@usbr.gov. The Draft EIS documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects to the physical, biological, and socioeconomic environment that may result from the construction and operation of the Intertie facilities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 133 (Tuesday, July 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34030-34031]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16661]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle 
Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Big Cypress 
National Preserve Addition, Florida

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road 
Vehicle Management Plan (DEIS/GMP/WS/ORV Plan), Big Cypress National 
Preserve (Preserve) Addition.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director's 
Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 12 
(Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-
making), the NPS announces the availability of a DEIS/GMP/WS/ORV Plan 
for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida.
    The 1991 GMP for the original Preserve contains no guidance for the 
approximately 147,000 acres added to the Preserve in 1988 by Public Law 
100-301 (the Addition). A GMP is needed to clearly define resource 
conditions and visitor experiences to be achieved in the Addition.

DATES: There will be a 60-day comment period beginning with the 
Environmental Protection Agency's publication of its Notice of 
Availability in the Federal Register. Public meetings will be held 
during the review period. The date, time, and location of public 
meetings will be announced through the NPS Planning, Environment, and 
Public Comment (PEPC) Web site https://parkplanning.nps.gov and in a 
mailed announcement to be released in the summer of 2009.

ADDRESSES: The document will be available for public review and comment 
online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. A limited number of CDs and hard 
copies will be made available at Preserve headquarters. You may also 
request a hard copy or CD by contacting Big Cypress National Preserve, 
33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141-1000; telephone 239-
695-1103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public scoping was initiated in the summer 
of 2001. Public meetings and six newsletters were used to keep the 
public informed and involved

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throughout the planning process for the Addition. The resulting 
document provides a framework for management, use, and development 
options for the Addition by the NPS for the next 15 to 20 years. It 
describes four management alternatives for consideration, including a 
no-action alternative that continues current management policies, and 
the NPS's preferred alternative. The three action alternatives present 
a range of ORV opportunities, proposed wilderness, and visitor 
facilities. The document analyzes the environmental impacts of the 
alternatives.
    The four alternatives (with names as they appear in the document) 
are as follows:
    Alternative A: No-Action Alternative--the continuation of current 
management practices and trends. The enabling legislation would be the 
long-term document to guide management and development of the Preserve.
    Alternative B: The general theme is to enable visitor participation 
in a wide variety of challenging outdoor recreational experiences. This 
alternative would provide access to up to 140 miles of sustainable 
primary ORV trails, while proposing a relatively small amount of 
wilderness. Secondary ORV trails, as defined in the plan, could be 
designated in any of the backcountry recreation areas, approximately 
94,817 acres or 65 percent of the Addition.
    Preferred Alternative: The general theme is to provide a diversity 
of frontcountry and backcountry recreational opportunities, enhance day 
use opportunities along road corridors, and preserve opportunities for 
self-reliant recreation. This alternative would provide access to up to 
140 miles of sustainable primary ORV trails, while proposing a modest 
amount of wilderness. Secondary ORV trails, as defined in the plan, 
could be designated only in the ORV trail corridors and other 
backcountry recreation areas, approximately 52,431 acres or 36 percent 
of the Addition.
    Alternative F: The general theme is to emphasize resource 
preservation, restoration, and research while providing recreational 
opportunities with limited facilities and services. This alternative 
would provide no ORV trails. It would propose for wilderness 
designation all lands found eligible for designation in the Wilderness 
Eligibility Assessment.
    If you wish to comment on the DEIS/GMP/WS/ORV Plan, you may submit 
your comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method for 
submitting comments is via the Internet at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. 
If you do not receive a confirmation from the system that we have 
received your internet message, please contact us directly at the 
address above. You may also mail comments to the Preserve at the 
address shown above. Finally, you may present your comments in person 
at the public meetings to be held during the public review period or at 
the address listed above.
    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. We will always make submissions from organizations or 
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives of or officials or organizations or businesses, 
available for public inspection in their entirety.

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


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Big Cypress National Preserve at the 
address and telephone number shown above.
    The responsible official for this Draft EIS is the Regional 
Director, Southeast Region, NPS, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 
Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: June 30, 2009.
David Vela,
Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. E9-16661 Filed 7-13-09; 8:45 am]
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