Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland, 63851-63852 [2010-25833]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 200 / Monday, October 18, 2010 / Notices Dated: October 12, 2010. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. Background [FR Doc. 2010–26156 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–R–2009–N279; [93261–1263–000– 5C] Draft Friends Organizations Policy Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to establish a policy to guide Service employees to increase efficiency and effectiveness in achieving the Service’s mission through partnerships with Friends organizations (volunteer/ advocate). Today, Friends organizations play a vital role in helping to fulfill the Service’s mission of ‘‘working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.’’ This draft policy provides guidance for Service employees who work with Friends organizations to increase community involvement in our programs. Specifically, it includes guidance regarding financial and administrative practices, Friends Partnership Agreements, and revenue generating operations. We propose to incorporate this draft policy as Part 633, chapters 1–4 of the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by December 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this draft policy by any of the following methods: U.S. Mail or Hand Delivery: Kevin Kilcullen, Visitor Services, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 635, Arlington, VA 22203; Fax: 703–358–2517; or E-mail: refugesystempolicycomments@fws.gov. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Kilcullen, at address or fax above, or telephone: 703–358–2382. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft guidance document which is the subject of this notice is available at: http:// www.fws.gov/refuges/friends. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Oct 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 The National Wildlife Refuge System Volunteer and Community Partnership Enhancement Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 742f) amended the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to promote volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges. The Act states that we will ‘‘encourage the use of volunteers in the management of refuges and facilitate partnerships between the Refuge System and non-Federal entities to promote public awareness of the resources of the Refuge System and public participation in the conservation of those resources.’’ The National Fish Hatchery System Volunteer Act of 2006 (16 U.S.C. 760aa) provides for the expansion of volunteer projects and community partnerships of the National Fish Hatchery System. The Act states that we will ‘‘enhance an existing volunteer program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and promote community partnerships for the benefit of national fish hatcheries and fisheries program offices.’’ Both Acts direct us to work with volunteers and partners to promote public awareness and participation in our conservation programs. This draft policy for Friends organizations was based on these statutory requirements. The National Friends Program was established in 1996 to encourage and organize community involvement in Service activities. The program works to expand the number and effectiveness of community-based Friends organizations which assist us in delivering our mission. During the last decade, the Friends program has grown substantially in size and complexity. There are more than 230 Friends organizations, with an estimated total of 40–60,000 members. These organizations significantly strengthen the work of refuges, waterfowl production areas, and fish hatcheries and program offices across the country. 63851 Chapter 2 describes the information we need when we consider the financial and administrative activities under Friends agreements, including the practices and activities that the Service may allow on Government property. Chapter 3 describes the major components of, and process for developing and modifying, the legal Friends Partnership Agreement between Friends organizations and the Service. Chapter 4 describes how we work with Friends organizations to manage revenue-generating operations on Service property. Request for Public Comments We seek public comments on the draft Friends policy, and will consider comments and any additional information we receive during the comment period (see DATES). You may submit comments to any of the places cited in ADDRESSES. Please submit Internet comments as an ASCII file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Public Availability of Comments 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. Dated: October 4, 2010. Daniel M. Ashe, Deputy Director, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–26080 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Draft Policy We recognize that Friends provide many vital services to our sites and programs. This draft policy provides guidance on roles and responsibilities for both the Service and Friends organizations. The purpose of this draft policy is to provide Service employees with guidance when working with Friends organizations. Chapter 1 of this draft policy identifies the authorities for working with Friends organizations; describes the relationship between the Service and Friends organizations; and describes the responsibilities of Service employees and Friends organizations. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332 (2) (C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 63852 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 200 / Monday, October 18, 2010 / Notices availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (Draft GMP/EIS) for Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland. The purpose of the Draft GMP/EIS is to provide a clear definition of the park’s purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and the direction that will guide and coordinate all subsequent planning and management. DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments on the Draft GMP/EIS from the public for 60 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Public meetings will be held during the 60-day review period to solicit comments on the Draft GMP/EIS. Dates, times, and locations will be announced on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp), the park website (http://www.nps.gov/ hamp), in local papers, and can also be obtained by contacting the park at (410) 823–1309. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft GMP/EIS will be available for public review and comment online at the NPS PEPC Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ hamp), and at the park’s Web site (http://www.nps.gov/hamp). Printed copies (in limited quantity) and CDs can be requested by calling the park at (410) 823–1309. Printed hardcopies can be viewed at the following locations: Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland 21286; Fort McHenry National and Historic Shrine, End of East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21230; Towson Branch Library/Baltimore County Library, 320 York Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204; Baltimore County Tourism Office and Towson Chamber of Commerce, 44 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gay Vietzke, Superintendent, Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland, 21286–1397, (410) 823–1309. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with National Park Service laws, regulations, and policies, and the purpose of the National Historic Site, the Draft GMP/EIS describes and analyzes three alternatives (1–3) to guide the management of the National Historic Site over the next 15 to 20 years. The alternatives incorporate various management prescriptions to ensure protection, access and enjoyment of the park’s resources. Alternative 1, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Oct 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 the no action alternative, proposes to maintain the current interpretive focus, visitor experience and management direction. Construction of a new collections storage building, that has begun, would be completed. Alternative 2: Experiencing the Past proposes to remove post-1948 development and consolidate administrative functions to recreate the feeling of the Hampton Estate near the end of its period of greatest significance. Historic structures and cultural landscapes would be rehabilitated, to the greatest extent possible, to facilitate this visitor experience. Alternative 3: Broadening the Hampton Experience, the NPS preferred alternative, proposes to expand the visitor experience to include the entire story of the park from the 18th century through today, to rehabilitate select historic structures and cultural landscapes for interpretation and to rehabilitate the remaining park historic and modern buildings for visitor services and park operations. The Draft GMP/EIS evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing the three alternatives. It describes the affected natural, cultural, scenic, and socioeconomic environments within and near the park and analyzes potential impacts on park resources and values. Resource impact topics analyzed include: cultural landscapes, historic structures, archeological resources, ethnography, wetlands, water quality, vegetation, wildlife, land use, visitor experience, and operations and maintenance. If you wish to comment on the Draft GMP/EIS, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method to comment is to submit comments electronically through the NPS PEPC Web site at (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp). You may also send written comments to Superintendent Gay Vietzke, Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland, 21286. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2010–25833 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–56–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLID9570000.LL14200000.BJ0000] Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9 a.m., on the dates specified. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho, 83709–1657. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management to meet their administrative needs. The lands surveyed are: The plat, in two sheets, representing the entire survey record of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of sections 12 and 13, T. 7 S., R. 34 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1148, was accepted July 15, 2010. The plat constituting the entire survey record of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of sections 8, 9, and 17, T. 6 S., R. 35 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1283, was accepted August 24, 2010. The supplemental plat in section 19, T. 2 N., R. 10 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1337, was prepared to show amended lottings, was accepted September 30, 2010. These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to meet their administrative needs. The lands surveyed are: The field notes representing the remonumentation of the 1⁄4 section corner of sections 31 and 32, T. 36 N., R. 1 E., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1000, was accepted July 2, 2010. The plat constituting the entire survey record of the dependent resurvey of a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 200 (Monday, October 18, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, 
Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement for Hampton National Historic Site, 
Maryland.

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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

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availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 
General Management Plan (Draft GMP/EIS) for Hampton National Historic 
Site, Maryland. The purpose of the Draft GMP/EIS is to provide a clear 
definition of the park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources 
and values, and the direction that will guide and coordinate all 
subsequent planning and management.

DATES: The National Park Service will accept comments on the Draft GMP/
EIS from the public for 60 days from the date the Environmental 
Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal 
Register. Public meetings will be held during the 60-day review period 
to solicit comments on the Draft GMP/EIS. Dates, times, and locations 
will be announced on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment 
(PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp), the park website 
(http://www.nps.gov/hamp), in local papers, and can also be obtained by 
contacting the park at (410) 823-1309.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft GMP/EIS will be available for public 
review and comment online at the NPS PEPC Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp), and at the park's Web site (http://www.nps.gov/hamp). Printed copies (in limited quantity) and CDs can be 
requested by calling the park at (410) 823-1309. Printed hardcopies can 
be viewed at the following locations:
Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland 
21286;
Fort McHenry National and Historic Shrine, End of East Fort Avenue, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21230;
Towson Branch Library/Baltimore County Library, 320 York Avenue, 
Towson, Maryland 21204;
Baltimore County Tourism Office and Towson Chamber of Commerce, 44 West 
Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gay Vietzke, Superintendent, Hampton 
National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland, 21286-1397, 
(410) 823-1309.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with National Park Service laws, 
regulations, and policies, and the purpose of the National Historic 
Site, the Draft GMP/EIS describes and analyzes three alternatives (1-3) 
to guide the management of the National Historic Site over the next 15 
to 20 years. The alternatives incorporate various management 
prescriptions to ensure protection, access and enjoyment of the park's 
resources. Alternative 1, the no action alternative, proposes to 
maintain the current interpretive focus, visitor experience and 
management direction. Construction of a new collections storage 
building, that has begun, would be completed. Alternative 2: 
Experiencing the Past proposes to remove post-1948 development and 
consolidate administrative functions to recreate the feeling of the 
Hampton Estate near the end of its period of greatest significance. 
Historic structures and cultural landscapes would be rehabilitated, to 
the greatest extent possible, to facilitate this visitor experience. 
Alternative 3: Broadening the Hampton Experience, the NPS preferred 
alternative, proposes to expand the visitor experience to include the 
entire story of the park from the 18th century through today, to 
rehabilitate select historic structures and cultural landscapes for 
interpretation and to rehabilitate the remaining park historic and 
modern buildings for visitor services and park operations.
    The Draft GMP/EIS evaluates potential environmental consequences of 
implementing the three alternatives. It describes the affected natural, 
cultural, scenic, and socioeconomic environments within and near the 
park and analyzes potential impacts on park resources and values. 
Resource impact topics analyzed include: cultural landscapes, historic 
structures, archeological resources, ethnography, wetlands, water 
quality, vegetation, wildlife, land use, visitor experience, and 
operations and maintenance.
    If you wish to comment on the Draft GMP/EIS, you may submit your 
comments by any one of several methods. The preferred method to comment 
is to submit comments electronically through the NPS PEPC Web site at 
(http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp). You may also send written comments 
to Superintendent Gay Vietzke, Hampton National Historic Site, 535 
Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland, 21286.
    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.

Dennis R. Reidenbach,
Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-25833 Filed 10-15-10; 8:45 am]
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