Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Stanwix National Monument, NY, 34774-34775 [E9-17071]

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ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Stanwix National Monument, New York. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Fort Stanwix National Monument, located in the city of Rome, New York. Consistent with National Park Service rules, regulations, and policies, and the park’s mission, the proposed federal action to establish a programmatic framework for park management in the form of a general management plan that is consistent with the purposes of the park as set forth in the park’s enabling legislation An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a National Monument on the Site of Fort Stanwix in the State of New York (Pub. L. 74–291). The Final GMP/EIS analyzes alternatives to guide the management and development of Fort Stanwix National Monument over the next 15 to 20 years, consistent with the park’s mission and NPS policy and other laws and regulations. NPS regional planning staff and staff at Fort Stanwix NM collaborated in the development of the Final GMP/EIS. The main issues that the Final GMP/EIS has focused on include protection of cultural resources, visitor services, partnership opportunities, carrying capacity, and the park boundary. The Final GMP/EIS analyzes two alternatives to guide the management E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 136 / Friday, July 17, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES and development of Fort Stanwix National Monument. Alternative 1: No Action focuses on basically maintaining current management, protection, and interpretive practices and interpreting the siege of Fort Stanwix in the Revolutionary War. Alternative 2: Action Alternative seeks to broaden interpretation of Fort Stanwix in the context of the Northern Frontier, the Mohawk Valley, and American Indian history; forge new partnerships; upgrade exhibits and waysides; expand the interpretive role of the Marinus Willett Center; and develop an 18th-century cultural landscape treatment plan for the site. Alternative 2 is the preferred alternative because it best supports the park’s purpose, significance and goals, while also providing management direction that best protects resources and offers high-quality visitor experiences. The Final GMP/EIS describes the affected environment and evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives. Impact topics include cultural and natural resources, visitor experience, park operations, and the socioeconomic environment. The Draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/ EIS) was made available for public review between September 15 and December 1, 2008. On August 26, 2008, a ‘‘Notice of Availability’’ formally announcing the public availability of the Draft GMP/EIS was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 50343). A public meeting was held in Rome, NY, on October 23, 2008. During the comment period, 14 written comments were received by the planning team. Most respondents supported the preferred alternative. DATES: The National Park Service will prepare a Record of Decision concerning the selection of a management alternative no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of Notice of Availability of the Final GMP/ EIS in the Federal Register. Further Information and Addresses: The Final General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement for Fort Stanwix National Monument is available public online at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov. Copies are available upon request by contacting Superintendent Debbie Conway, Fort Stanwix National Monument,112 East Park Street, Rome, NY 13440; phone VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:20 Jul 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 315–338–7730; Debbie_Conway@nps.gov. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. E9–17071 Filed 7–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–D2–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Tumacacori Mission in Santa Cruz County, AZ. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the superintendent, Tumacacori National Historical Park. A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by Tumacacori National Historical Park and Western Archeological and Conservation Center professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. The Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona did not attend the consultation meetings but was represented by the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona. The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Tonto PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34775 Apache Tribe of Arizona; and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona were contacted but did not participate in the consultation meetings. In 1965, human remains representing a minimum of 20 individuals were removed from Tumacacori Mission in Santa Cruz County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 32 associated funerary objects are 1 stone ball/hammerstone, 1 unifacial flaked stone tool (knife), 23 beads and 1 box of beads, 1 box of textile fragments, 1 crucifix, 2 metal fragments, 1 majolica sherd, and 1 soil sample. The historic period burials are Christianized Indian interments in and around a church used during the Jesuit and Franciscan Periods. The church from which the burials were removed was built between A.D. 1753 and A.D. 1757, but the burials could have taken place anywhere from A.D. 1753 to A.D. 1824. The Jesuit Period ended in 1767, but a new Franciscan church was not built until 1822. After 1822, burials were in the Franciscan cemetery and church. However, individuals could have been buried in the Jesuit church after the Franciscan church was built. One of the burials included in this inventory was removed 6 inches above the Jesuit church floor. The latest possible date for these burials is 1848, when the last residing Native Americans departed for San Xavier del Bac north of Tumacacori. The human remains listed above have been identified as Native American and determined to be culturally affiliated with the tribes listed below based on analyses by a physical anthropologist, an analysis of regional and archeological contexts, and information from Spanish burial records in mission registers. During the Mission Period individuals were buried under church floors if they were in good standing with the Catholic Church, or by relatives after the priests left. Church burial records show that there were very few Anglo or Spanish priest burials at Tumacacori, and most individuals were identified as O’odham. Oral history, tradition, archeological evidence, and written Spanish documents show that, historically, the Native American groups at Tumacacori included all present day O’odham tribes, nations, and communities. The Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Reservation, Arizona consists primarily of Akimel and Tohono O’odham, with a few families of Hia-Ced O’odham. The Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, 
Fort Stanwix National Monument, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final General Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Stanwix National Monument, New 
York.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the 
availability of a Final General Management Plan and Environmental 
Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Fort Stanwix National Monument, located 
in the city of Rome, New York. Consistent with National Park Service 
rules, regulations, and policies, and the park's mission, the proposed 
federal action to establish a programmatic framework for park 
management in the form of a general management plan that is consistent 
with the purposes of the park as set forth in the park's enabling 
legislation An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a National 
Monument on the Site of Fort Stanwix in the State of New York (Pub. L. 
74-291).
    The Final GMP/EIS analyzes alternatives to guide the management and 
development of Fort Stanwix National Monument over the next 15 to 20 
years, consistent with the park's mission and NPS policy and other laws 
and regulations. NPS regional planning staff and staff at Fort Stanwix 
NM collaborated in the development of the Final GMP/EIS. The main 
issues that the Final GMP/EIS has focused on include protection of 
cultural resources, visitor services, partnership opportunities, 
carrying capacity, and the park boundary.
    The Final GMP/EIS analyzes two alternatives to guide the management

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and development of Fort Stanwix National Monument. Alternative 1: No 
Action focuses on basically maintaining current management, protection, 
and interpretive practices and interpreting the siege of Fort Stanwix 
in the Revolutionary War. Alternative 2: Action Alternative seeks to 
broaden interpretation of Fort Stanwix in the context of the Northern 
Frontier, the Mohawk Valley, and American Indian history; forge new 
partnerships; upgrade exhibits and waysides; expand the interpretive 
role of the Marinus Willett Center; and develop an 18th-century 
cultural landscape treatment plan for the site. Alternative 2 is the 
preferred alternative because it best supports the park's purpose, 
significance and goals, while also providing management direction that 
best protects resources and offers high-quality visitor experiences.
    The Final GMP/EIS describes the affected environment and evaluates 
potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives. 
Impact topics include cultural and natural resources, visitor 
experience, park operations, and the socioeconomic environment.
    The Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement 
(GMP/EIS) was made available for public review between September 15 and 
December 1, 2008. On August 26, 2008, a ``Notice of Availability'' 
formally announcing the public availability of the Draft GMP/EIS was 
published in the Federal Register (73 FR 50343). A public meeting was 
held in Rome, NY, on October 23, 2008. During the comment period, 14 
written comments were received by the planning team. Most respondents 
supported the preferred alternative.

DATES: The National Park Service will prepare a Record of Decision 
concerning the selection of a management alternative no sooner than 30 
days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of 
Notice of Availability of the Final GMP/EIS in the Federal Register.
    Further Information and Addresses: The Final General Management 
Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Fort Stanwix National Monument 
is available public online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov. Copies are 
available upon request by contacting Superintendent Debbie Conway, Fort 
Stanwix National Monument,112 East Park Street, Rome, NY 13440; phone 
315-338-7730; Debbie_Conway@nps.gov.

Dennis R. Reidenbach,
Regional Director, Northeast Region.
[FR Doc. E9-17071 Filed 7-16-09; 8:45 am]
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