Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site General Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/FEIS), 71729-71730 [2010-29539]

Download as PDF 71729 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices TABLE 1—SPECIES FOR WHICH WE ARE INITIATING A STATUS REVIEW TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE APPROPRIATELY LISTED UNDER THE U.S. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT—Continued Common name Scientific name Status Where listed No common name ................. Stenogyne kanehoana ..................... Endangered ...... U.S.A. (HI) ............................. Wire-lettuce, Malheur ............. Stephanomeria malheurensis .......... Endangered ...... U.S.A. (OR) ............................ No common name ................. Tetramolopium filiforme ................... Endangered ...... U.S.A. (HI) ............................. No common name ................. Tetramolopium lepidotum ssp. lepidotum. Trematolobelia singularis ................. Endangered ...... U.S.A. (HI) ............................. Endangered ...... U.S.A. (HI) ............................. Endangered ...... U.S.A. 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While you can ask us in your comment PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final listing rule 57 FR 20592; 1992. 47 FR 50881; 1982. 56 FR 55770; 1991. 56 FR 55770; 1991. 61 FR 53089; 1996. 56 FR 55770; 1991. 5/13/ 11/10/ 10/29/ 10/29/ 10/10/ 10/29/ to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the offices where the comments are submitted. VIII. Completed and Active Reviews A list of all completed and currently active 5-year reviews addressing species for which the Pacific Region of the Service has lead responsibility is available at: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ ecoservices/endangered/recovery/ 5year.html. IX. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: November 2, 2010. David Patte, Acting Regional Director, Region 1 Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–29584 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site General Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/FEIS) National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 71730 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 24, 2010 / Notices 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 the ROD for the GMP/ FEIS for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee, Alabama. On August 11, 2010, the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project. The ROD includes a description of the project’s background, a decision statement, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the final decision, findings on impairment of the site’s resources and values, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, and an overview of public and agency involvement in the planning process. DATES: The ROD was signed by the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast Region, on August 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available by contacting the Park Superintendent at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (NHS), 1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee, Alabama 36083; telephone: 334–727– 6390. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Five alternatives were evaluated in the EIS. Alternative A, the no-action alternative, described current management of the site and served as a basis for comparison in evaluating the other alternatives. Alternative B emphasized the natural environment by keeping Tuskegee Airmen NHS largely undeveloped and natural in character outside of the core historic area. Alternative C aims to restore much of the Park to its historic 1945 appearance. Alternative D is the selected alternative. It preserves and protects cultural resources and the core historic area while offering the most diversity of visitor interpretive programs, natural areas, and recreational opportunities. Alternative E preserved the core historic area and offered the most recreational opportunities. Among the five alternatives considered, the selected alternative best protects the diversity of Park resources while also maintaining a range of quality visitor experiences, meets NPS purposes and goals for the Tuskegee Airmen NHS, and meets National Environmental Policy Act goals. The selected alternative will not result in the impairment of Park resources and will allow the NPS to conserve Park resources and provide for their enjoyment by visitors. Authority : The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR. 1506.6. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 23, 2010 Jkt 223001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the Superintendent, Tuskegee Airmen NHS, at the address and telephone number shown above. An electronic copy of the ROD is available on the Internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov. The responsible official for this ROD is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, NPS, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: September 20, 2010. David Vela, Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2010–29539 Filed 11–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–KB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2031–A046–409] General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan/ Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (FEIS/GMP/WS/ORV Plan), Big Cypress National Preserve (Preserve) Addition. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 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: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: The document will be available for public review online at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 http://www.parkplanning.nps.gov/bicy. In addition, 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 seven newsletters were used to keep the public informed and involved throughout the planning process for the Addition. The Draft GMP/WS/ORV Plan/EIS was distributed to other agencies, interested organizations, and individuals for their review and comment during the summer of 2009. Four public meetings and wilderness hearings were held. The draft document was revised as a result of public and agency feedback received during the public comment period. The Final GMP/WS/ORV Plan/ EIS 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 the current management framework. 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 concept for management under alternative B would be to enable visitor participation in a wide variety of outdoor recreational experiences. It would nearly maximize motorized access to sustainable trails (up to 132 miles of motorized trails), provide the least amount of proposed wilderness (about 37,567 acres), and develop limited new hiking-only trails. The entire off-road vehicle (ORV) trail system would be implemented without phased establishment and the assessment of monitoring results. New visitor and operations facilities along the I–75 corridor would also be provided. Preferred Alternative: The preferred alternative would provide diverse frontcountry and backcountry recreational opportunities, enhance day E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the 
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site General Management Plan and 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/FEIS)

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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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

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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 the ROD for the GMP/FEIS 
for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee, Alabama. On 
August 11, 2010, the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast Region, approved 
the ROD for the project. The ROD includes a description of the 
project's background, a decision statement, synopses of other 
alternatives considered, the basis for the final decision, findings on 
impairment of the site's resources and values, a description of the 
environmentally preferable alternative, and an overview of public and 
agency involvement in the planning process.

DATES: The ROD was signed by the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast 
Region, on August 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available by contacting the Park 
Superintendent at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (NHS), 
1616 Chappie James Avenue, Tuskegee, Alabama 36083; telephone: 334-727-
6390.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Five alternatives were evaluated in the EIS. 
Alternative A, the no-action alternative, described current management 
of the site and served as a basis for comparison in evaluating the 
other alternatives. Alternative B emphasized the natural environment by 
keeping Tuskegee Airmen NHS largely undeveloped and natural in 
character outside of the core historic area. Alternative C aims to 
restore much of the Park to its historic 1945 appearance. Alternative D 
is the selected alternative. It preserves and protects cultural 
resources and the core historic area while offering the most diversity 
of visitor interpretive programs, natural areas, and recreational 
opportunities. Alternative E preserved the core historic area and 
offered the most recreational opportunities.
    Among the five alternatives considered, the selected alternative 
best protects the diversity of Park resources while also maintaining a 
range of quality visitor experiences, meets NPS purposes and goals for 
the Tuskegee Airmen NHS, and meets National Environmental Policy Act 
goals. The selected alternative will not result in the impairment of 
Park resources and will allow the NPS to conserve Park resources and 
provide for their enjoyment by visitors.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the Superintendent, Tuskegee 
Airmen NHS, at the address and telephone number shown above. An 
electronic copy of the ROD is available on the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.
    The responsible official for this ROD is the Regional Director, 
Southeast Region, NPS, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30303.

    Dated: September 20, 2010.
David Vela,
Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2010-29539 Filed 11-23-10; 8:45 am]
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