Yosemite Valley Plan; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa, Madera, and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Revised Record of Decision, 39581-39582 [2010-16834]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices Regulations contained in 43 CFR 2711.3–3 make allowances for direct sales when a competitive sale is inappropriate and when the public interest would best be served by a direct sale, including the need to recognize an authorized use, such as an existing business which could suffer a substantial economic loss if the tract were purchased by someone other than the authorized user. In accordance with 43 CFR 2710, the BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would best be served by authorizing the direct sale to the Western Mortgage and Realty Company, which would allow the identified lands to be consolidated with Western Mortgage and Realty Company’s adjacent private property to continue to be used for agricultural purposes. 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Normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. Public Comments Public comments regarding the proposed sale may be submitted in writing to the BLM Shoshone Field Manager (see ADDRESSES above) on or before August 23, 2010. Comments received in electronic form, such as email or facsimile, will not be considered. Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM Idaho State Director or other authorized official of the Department of the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action in whole or in part. In the absence of timely filed objections, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal indentifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a) and (c). Ruth A. Miller, Shoshone Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2010–16712 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Yosemite Valley Plan; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa, Madera, and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Revised Record of Decision SUMMARY: On December 29, 2000, the National Park Service (NPS) executed a Record of Decision selecting Alternative 2 from the Final Yosemite Valley Plan/ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for implementation (as noticed in the Federal Register on January 12, 2001). As explained below, the NPS has subsequently approved a revised Record of Decision for the Final Yosemite Valley Plan and will implement Modified Alternative 2 instead. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39581 Decision: The NPS has approved adoption of a Modified Alternative 2 which consists of completed actions and projects that conform to four broad purposes and goals. These are to restore natural processes in Yosemite Valley, to ameliorate environmental impacts, to preserve cultural resource values, and to continue providing opportunities for high-quality visitor experiences. Excluded from the approved Modified Alternative 2 were certain projects yet to be initiated, including but not limited to consolidation of some parking and facilities in the eastern end of Yosemite Valley, relocation of equestrian facilities, removal of Sugar Pine Bridge, and several traffic recirculation plans. Also revised were Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI decisions) for Yosemite Lodge area redevelopment and improvements at Curry Village and East Yosemite Valley campgrounds. Background: In 2006, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the 2000 Final Yosemite Valley Plan. Concurrently, the NPS was involved in a separate lawsuit filed by the same plaintiffs challenging the 2005 Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Merced River Plan). Because the Yosemite Valley Plan and the Merced River Plan were integrally related, the NPS and the plaintiffs agreed to suspend proceedings on the Yosemite Valley Plan lawsuit until the courts reached a final decision on the Merced River Plan lawsuit. In March 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling affirming that the 2005 Merced River Plan did not adequately fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act nor the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Following that decision, the NPS and the plaintiffs began settlement discussions to resolve the two lawsuits and to establish a framework for moving forward on a new version of the Merced River Plan. A settlement was reached in September 2009 (the Settlement Agreement is available on the park’s Web site: http://www.nps.gov/yose/ parkmgmt/upload/ mrpsettlementagreement.pdf). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the NPS agreed to revise the Record of Decision for the Yosemite Valley Plan, as well as two related FONSI decisions. The three revised documents were filed with the District Court on January 29, 2010. Copies: Interested parties may review the revised Record of Decision and FONSI decisions on the park’s Web site, and copies can also be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, P. O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389; via E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 39582 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices telephone request at (209) 372–0261; or via e-mail request at yose_planning@nps.gov. Dated: June 7, 2010. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2010–16834 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Commander’s overview of current project issues within the Memphis District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. 9 a.m., August 20, 2010. On board MISSISSIPPI V at Cenac Towing Dock, Houma, LA. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the New Orleans District, and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mr. Stephen Gambrell, telephone 601–634–5766. TIME AND DATE: PLACE: MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Mississippi River Commission. TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., August 13, 2010. PLACE: On board MISSISSIPPI V at Port of Rosedale, Rosedale, MS. STATUS: Open to the public. 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MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Summary report by President of the Commission on national and regional issues affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Commission programs and projects on the Mississippi River and its tributaries; (2) District Commander’s overview of current project issues within the Memphis District; and (3) Presentations by local organizations and members of the public giving views or comments on any issue affecting the programs or projects of the Commission and the Corps of Engineers. George T. Shepard, Secretary, Mississippi River Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–16870 Filed 7–7–10; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m., August 17, 2010. On board MISSISSIPPI V at Mud Island, Memphis, TN. STATUS: Open to the public. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39581-39582]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Yosemite Valley Plan; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa, Madera, 
and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Revised Record of Decision

SUMMARY: On December 29, 2000, the National Park Service (NPS) executed 
a Record of Decision selecting Alternative 2 from the Final Yosemite 
Valley Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for 
implementation (as noticed in the Federal Register on January 12, 
2001). As explained below, the NPS has subsequently approved a revised 
Record of Decision for the Final Yosemite Valley Plan and will 
implement Modified Alternative 2 instead.
    Decision: The NPS has approved adoption of a Modified Alternative 2 
which consists of completed actions and projects that conform to four 
broad purposes and goals. These are to restore natural processes in 
Yosemite Valley, to ameliorate environmental impacts, to preserve 
cultural resource values, and to continue providing opportunities for 
high-quality visitor experiences. Excluded from the approved Modified 
Alternative 2 were certain projects yet to be initiated, including but 
not limited to consolidation of some parking and facilities in the 
eastern end of Yosemite Valley, relocation of equestrian facilities, 
removal of Sugar Pine Bridge, and several traffic recirculation plans. 
Also revised were Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI decisions) 
for Yosemite Lodge area redevelopment and improvements at Curry Village 
and East Yosemite Valley campgrounds.
    Background: In 2006, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court 
for the Eastern District of California challenging the 2000 Final 
Yosemite Valley Plan. Concurrently, the NPS was involved in a separate 
lawsuit filed by the same plaintiffs challenging the 2005 Merced Wild 
and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Merced River Plan). 
Because the Yosemite Valley Plan and the Merced River Plan were 
integrally related, the NPS and the plaintiffs agreed to suspend 
proceedings on the Yosemite Valley Plan lawsuit until the courts 
reached a final decision on the Merced River Plan lawsuit. In March 
2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling 
affirming that the 2005 Merced River Plan did not adequately fulfill 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act nor the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers Act. Following that decision, the NPS and the plaintiffs 
began settlement discussions to resolve the two lawsuits and to 
establish a framework for moving forward on a new version of the Merced 
River Plan. A settlement was reached in September 2009 (the Settlement 
Agreement is available on the park's Web site: http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/upload/mrpsettlementagreement.pdf). Pursuant to the Settlement 
Agreement, the NPS agreed to revise the Record of Decision for the 
Yosemite Valley Plan, as well as two related FONSI decisions. The three 
revised documents were filed with the District Court on January 29, 
2010.
    Copies: Interested parties may review the revised Record of 
Decision and FONSI decisions on the park's Web site, and copies can 
also be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Yosemite National 
Park, P. O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389; via

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telephone request at (209) 372-0261; or via e-mail request at yose_planning@nps.gov.

    Dated: June 7, 2010.
George J. Turnbull,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
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