Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY, 68278-68279 [E9-30355]

Download as PDF 68278 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 23, 2009 / Notices Dated: December 17, 2009. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E9–30552 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal SelfGovernance Program in Fiscal Year 2011 or Calendar Year 2011 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of Self-Governance, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Application Deadline. SUMMARY: In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2010, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2011 or calendar year 2011. DATES: Completed application packages must be received by the Director, Office of Self-Governance, by March 1, 2010. ADDRESSES: Application packages for inclusion in the applicant pool should be sent to Sharee M. Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 355–G–SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kenneth D. Reinfeld, Office of SelfGovernance, Telephone 202–208–5734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Tribal Self-Governance Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–413), as amended by the Fiscal Year 1997 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (Pub. L. 104–208), the Director, Office of Self-Governance may select up to 50 additional participating tribes/consortia per year for the tribal self-governance program, and negotiate and enter into a written funding agreement with each participating tribe. The Act mandates that the Secretary submit copies of the funding agreements at least 90 days before the proposed effective date to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to each tribe that is served by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agency that is serving the tribe that is a party to the funding agreement. Initial negotiations with a tribe/consortium located in a region and/or agency which has not previously been involved with self-governance negotiations, will take approximately 2 months from start to finish. Agreements for an October 1 to September 30 funding year need to be VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Dec 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 signed and submitted by July 1. Agreements for a January 1 to December 31 funding year need to be signed and submitted by October 1. Purpose of Notice 25 CFR sections 1000.10 to 1000.31 will be used to govern the application and selection process for tribes/ consortia to begin their participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2011 and calendar year 2011. Applicants should be guided by the requirements in these subparts in preparing their applications. Copies of these subparts may be obtained from the information contact person identified in this notice. Tribes/consortia wishing to be considered for participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2011 or calendar year 2011 must respond to this notice, except for those tribes/consortia which are: (1) Currently involved in negotiations with the Department; (2) one of the 99 tribal entities with signed agreements; or (3) one of the tribal entities already included in the applicant pool as of the date of this notice. Information Collection This information collection is authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0143, Tribal Self-Governance Program, which expires November 30, 2009. A request for renewal was submitted to OMB on August 26, 2009. Dated: December 14, 2009. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–30472 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W8–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, New York. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the National Park Service announces the availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GMP/EIS) for Roosevelt- PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, New York. Consistent with National Park Service laws, regulations, and policies, and the purposes of the National Historic Sites, the Draft GMP/EIS describes and analyzes three alternatives (No-Action, Action Alternative One, and Action Alternative Two) to guide the management of the National Historic Sites over the next 20 years. The Draft GMP/EIS covers the three units of the national park system that compose Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The three national historic sites are combined into a single administrative unit, but each was established by separate legislation and each has its own purpose and significance. At present, management of the National Historic Sites is guided by three separate planning documents. Although a GMP was needed for each of the sites, a single unifying plan was deemed to be the most expeditious and critical for continued coordinated management. Primary planning issues include preservation and treatment of cultural resources, provision of visitor services, and partnership opportunities. The alternatives incorporate various management prescriptions to ensure protection, access, and enjoyment of the parks’ resources. The No Action Alternative would continue the current management direction. Action Alternative One would emphasize restoring historic appearance and encouraging visitors to explore more of the estate buildings and landscape. Action Alternative Two would seek to make the parks relevant to more audiences by encouraging greater civic participation in park activities, while significantly enhancing the historic character of park resources. Action Alternative Two is the National Park Service’s preferred alternative. The Draft GMP/EIS evaluates the potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives. Impact topics include the cultural, natural, and socioeconomic environments. DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments on the Draft GMP/EIS from the public for a period of 60 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The National Park Service will also hold a public forum to solicit comments on the Draft GMP/EIS during the public review period. The date, time and location will be announced in local E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 23, 2009 / Notices newspapers, on the parks’ Web sites (https://www.nps.gov/hofr, https:// www.nps.gov/elro, https://www.nps.gov/ vama, https:// www.parkplanning.nps.gov/rova), and can also be obtained by calling 845.229.9116 extension x 10. ADDRESSES: There are several ways to view the document, which will be publicly available on or about December 1, 2009: • An electronic version of the document will be available for public review and comment on the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/rova. • Copies of the document can be viewed at Bellefield, the RooseveltVanderbilt headquarters, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY, and at the Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY. • Copies of the document can be requested by contacting the park at 845.229.9116 extension 10. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method of comment is via the Internet at https:// parkplanning.nps.gov/rova. You may also mail written comments to Superintendent Sarah Olson, RooseveltVanderbilt National Historic Sites, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. You may also fax your comments to 845.229.7115. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: 845.229.9116 ext. 33, Sarah_Olson@nps.gov. Together the sites include over 1,100 acres of federally owned land, along with 40 historic buildings (including four furnished historic homes), 14 miles of roads and trails, 35 acres of forest plantations set out by FDR, five historic gardens, nearly 100 acres of open fields, and over 25,000 objects and artifacts. The parks are supported by an annual budget of over $5 million and the work of hundreds of volunteers and they srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:26 Dec 22, 2009 Jkt 220001 attract more than half a million visitors every year. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site preserves and interprets the birthplace, lifelong home, and memorial gravesite of FDR, so that current and future generations can appreciate the life and legacy of the U.S. president who led the nation through the Great Depression and World War II. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site commemorates and perpetuates the life work of Eleanor Roosevelt, and preserves and interprets the place most central to her emergence as a public figure, so that current and future generations can appreciate her life and legacy as a champion of democracy and human rights. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site preserves and interprets the country estate of Frederick W. and Louise Vanderbilt as a premier example of an ‘‘American country place,’’ which illustrates important economic, social, and cultural developments resulting from America’s industrialization following the Civil War. The Draft GMP/EIS sets forth alternative visions (management alternatives) for the preservation and operation of Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites. This plan is the product of a process that integrates the aspirations of the public with the unique capabilities of the NPS to provide for the preservation and public enjoyment of the National Historic Sites over the next 20 years. Michael T. Reynolds, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. E9–30355 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 68279 one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.029% (.00029). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris White, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1441 L Street, NW., Suite 9100, Washington, DC 20005; telephone (202) 632–7003; fax (202) 632–7066 (these are not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) established the National Indian Gaming Commission which is charged with, among other things, regulating gaming on Indian lands. The regulations of the Commission (25 CFR part 514), as amended, provide for a system of fee assessment and payment that is self-administered by gaming operations. Pursuant to those regulations, the Commission is required to adopt and communicate assessment rates; the gaming operations are required to apply those rates to their revenues, compute the fees to be paid, report the revenues, and remit the fees to the Commission on a quarterly basis. The regulations of the Commission and the final rate being adopted today are effective for calendar year 2009. Therefore, all gaming operations within the jurisdiction of the Commission are required to self administer the provisions of these regulations, and report and pay any fees that are due to the Commission by December 31, 2009. December 17, 2009. George Skibine, Acting Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission. [FR Doc. E9–30466 Filed 12–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7565–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORS04000.L63320000.FV0000.241A.00 HAG 9–0043] NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION Fee Rate AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.1(a)(3), that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.058% (.00058) for tier 2 for calendar year 2009. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the final fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2009 shall be PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Marion County, OR Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. SUMMARY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq., the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Salem District Office is proposing to collect day-use fees beginning in the summer of 2010 at the Canyon Creek Recreation Site on the Little North Santiam River, in Marion County, Oregon (Township 9 S, Range 3 E, section 7). E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 245 (Wednesday, December 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30355]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, 
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement for Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National 
Historic Sites, Hyde Park, New York.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the National Park Service announces the 
availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental 
Impact Statement (Draft GMP/EIS) for Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National 
Historic Sites, New York.
    Consistent with National Park Service laws, regulations, and 
policies, and the purposes of the National Historic Sites, the Draft 
GMP/EIS describes and analyzes three alternatives (No-Action, Action 
Alternative One, and Action Alternative Two) to guide the management of 
the National Historic Sites over the next 20 years. The Draft GMP/EIS 
covers the three units of the national park system that compose 
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites: Home of Franklin D. 
Roosevelt National Historic Site; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic 
Site; and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The three national 
historic sites are combined into a single administrative unit, but each 
was established by separate legislation and each has its own purpose 
and significance. At present, management of the National Historic Sites 
is guided by three separate planning documents. Although a GMP was 
needed for each of the sites, a single unifying plan was deemed to be 
the most expeditious and critical for continued coordinated management.
    Primary planning issues include preservation and treatment of 
cultural resources, provision of visitor services, and partnership 
opportunities. The alternatives incorporate various management 
prescriptions to ensure protection, access, and enjoyment of the parks' 
resources. The No Action Alternative would continue the current 
management direction. Action Alternative One would emphasize restoring 
historic appearance and encouraging visitors to explore more of the 
estate buildings and landscape. Action Alternative Two would seek to 
make the parks relevant to more audiences by encouraging greater civic 
participation in park activities, while significantly enhancing the 
historic character of park resources. Action Alternative Two is the 
National Park Service's preferred alternative. The Draft GMP/EIS 
evaluates the potential environmental consequences of implementing the 
alternatives. Impact topics include the cultural, natural, and 
socioeconomic environments.

DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments on the Draft GMP/
EIS from the public for a period of 60 days following publication of 
the Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Availability in the 
Federal Register. The National Park Service will also hold a public 
forum to solicit comments on the Draft GMP/EIS during the public review 
period. The date, time and location will be announced in local

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newspapers, on the parks' Web sites (https://www.nps.gov/hofr, https://www.nps.gov/elro, https://www.nps.gov/vama, https://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/rova), and can also be obtained by calling 
845.229.9116 extension x 10.

ADDRESSES: There are several ways to view the document, which will be 
publicly available on or about December 1, 2009:
     An electronic version of the document will be available 
for public review and comment on the National Park Service Planning, 
Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/rova.
     Copies of the document can be viewed at Bellefield, the 
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt headquarters, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, 
NY, and at the Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY.
     Copies of the document can be requested by contacting the 
park at 845.229.9116 extension 10.

If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. The preferred method of comment is via the Internet at 
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/rova. You may also mail written comments to 
Superintendent Sarah Olson, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic 
Sites, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. You may also fax 
your comments to 845.229.7115. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt 
National Historic Sites, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, 
Phone: 845.229.9116 ext. 33, Sarah_Olson@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Together the sites include over 1,100 acres 
of federally owned land, along with 40 historic buildings (including 
four furnished historic homes), 14 miles of roads and trails, 35 acres 
of forest plantations set out by FDR, five historic gardens, nearly 100 
acres of open fields, and over 25,000 objects and artifacts. The parks 
are supported by an annual budget of over $5 million and the work of 
hundreds of volunteers and they attract more than half a million 
visitors every year.
    Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site preserves and 
interprets the birthplace, lifelong home, and memorial gravesite of 
FDR, so that current and future generations can appreciate the life and 
legacy of the U.S. president who led the nation through the Great 
Depression and World War II.
    Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site commemorates and 
perpetuates the life work of Eleanor Roosevelt, and preserves and 
interprets the place most central to her emergence as a public figure, 
so that current and future generations can appreciate her life and 
legacy as a champion of democracy and human rights.
    Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site preserves and interprets 
the country estate of Frederick W. and Louise Vanderbilt as a premier 
example of an ``American country place,'' which illustrates important 
economic, social, and cultural developments resulting from America's 
industrialization following the Civil War.
    The Draft GMP/EIS sets forth alternative visions (management 
alternatives) for the preservation and operation of Roosevelt-
Vanderbilt National Historic Sites. This plan is the product of a 
process that integrates the aspirations of the public with the unique 
capabilities of the NPS to provide for the preservation and public 
enjoyment of the National Historic Sites over the next 20 years.

Michael T. Reynolds,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. E9-30355 Filed 12-22-09; 8:45 am]
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