Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement, National Trails Intermountain Region, NM, 77897 [2010-31308]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 14, 2010 / Notices threshold that causes harm to marshes, and substantially restore the flow patterns associated with a healthy ridge and slough landscape in Northeast Shark River Slough. • Common to all action alternatives: The remaining highway embankments along stretches of the road that are not bridged would be reconstructed to raise the crown elevation to 12.3 feet, the minimum required based on the design high water of 9.7 feet and the roadway cross-section geometry. Preferred Alternative: Alternative 6e was determined to be the preferred alternative (and environmentally preferable alternative) by the NPS and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR 1506.6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Everglades National Park at the address and telephone number shown above. The responsible official for this Final EIS is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, NPS, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: December 2, 2010. Gordon Wissinger, Deputy Regional Director, Chief of Staff, Southeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2010–31307 Filed 12–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–XH–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [7700–1104–SZS] Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement, National Trails Intermountain Region, NM National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, National Trails Intermountain Region, New Mexico. Four alternatives and their respective environmental consequences were presented in the feasibility study. Under alternative A, the no-action alternative, current practices and policies would srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 13, 2010 Jkt 223001 continue. A national historic trail would not be designated, and interpretation and protection of Long Walk-related events and resources would not be coordinated. Under alternative B, Congress would designate two national historic trails (dual designations) to emphasize the unique removal experiences of the Mescalero Apache and Navajo tribes within the contextual history. An auto tour route would be established. Interpretation and education would emphasize the distinctive tribal and individual removal histories. Under alternative C (Environmentally Preferable Alternative) one national historic trail would be designated, emphasizing the removal experiences common to both tribes. An auto tour route would be established. Interpretation and education would emphasize overviews of the Long Walk events. Under alternatives B and C, the Secretary of the Interior would administer the trail through partnerships, primarily with the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Navajo Nation. Under alternative D, Congress would provide a grant program to the tribes focusing on interpretation and education projects and resource protection on tribal lands. All decisions about strategy, level of protection, etc., would be made by the tribes. A national historic trail would not be designated. No other alternatives were considered during the course of the study. The feasibility study determined the Long Walk routes fully meet the criteria for designation as national historic trails. The overall nature of public comments during the review period for the draft study supported designation. Neither the draft feasibility study nor the abbreviated final environmental impact statement identified a preferred alternative. The National Park Service has subsequently identified Alternative A, the no-action alternative, to be the preferred alternative after requesting and considering comments on the draft plan from the Navajo Nation. 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 Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement. DATES: Information will be available for public inspection online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ntir, in the office of the Superintendent, Aaron Mahr, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service, PO Box 728, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504–0728; (505) 988–6098. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77897 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon A. Brown, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service, PO Box 728, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504–0728; (505) 988–6717. Dated: November 26, 2010. John Wessels, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2010–31308 Filed 12–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–36–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, that meet the definitions of sacred objects and/or objects of cultural patrimony under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The eight Tlingit objects are one wooden box drum (catalogue number NA6828); one hide robe (catalogue number NA6829); two carved wooden masks (catalogue numbers NA6831 and NA6832); one carved wooden headdress (catalogue number NA6835); one head cover (catalogue number NA6836); one carved wooden rattle (catalogue number NA6845); and one carved wooden pipe (catalogue number NA6862). The first cultural item is a drum (NA6828) made of two pieces of cedar wood, called Old-Man-of-War Box Drum. One narrow side is carved to represent the ‘‘old-man-of-war’’ and the opposing side is open; the broad sides are painted in geometric figures in red and black. The drum measures approximately 65.0 cm long, 32.0 cm wide and 85.0 cm high. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[7700-1104-SZS]


Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, Abbreviated 
Final Environmental Impact Statement, National Trails Intermountain 
Region, NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Abbreviated Final Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility 
Study.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 
(NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the 
availability of the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, National 
Trails Intermountain Region, New Mexico.
    Four alternatives and their respective environmental consequences 
were presented in the feasibility study. Under alternative A, the no-
action alternative, current practices and policies would continue. A 
national historic trail would not be designated, and interpretation and 
protection of Long Walk-related events and resources would not be 
coordinated. Under alternative B, Congress would designate two national 
historic trails (dual designations) to emphasize the unique removal 
experiences of the Mescalero Apache and Navajo tribes within the 
contextual history. An auto tour route would be established. 
Interpretation and education would emphasize the distinctive tribal and 
individual removal histories. Under alternative C (Environmentally 
Preferable Alternative) one national historic trail would be 
designated, emphasizing the removal experiences common to both tribes. 
An auto tour route would be established. Interpretation and education 
would emphasize overviews of the Long Walk events. Under alternatives B 
and C, the Secretary of the Interior would administer the trail through 
partnerships, primarily with the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Navajo 
Nation. Under alternative D, Congress would provide a grant program to 
the tribes focusing on interpretation and education projects and 
resource protection on tribal lands. All decisions about strategy, 
level of protection, etc., would be made by the tribes. A national 
historic trail would not be designated. No other alternatives were 
considered during the course of the study.
    The feasibility study determined the Long Walk routes fully meet 
the criteria for designation as national historic trails. The overall 
nature of public comments during the review period for the draft study 
supported designation.
    Neither the draft feasibility study nor the abbreviated final 
environmental impact statement identified a preferred alternative. The 
National Park Service has subsequently identified Alternative A, the 
no-action alternative, to be the preferred alternative after requesting 
and considering comments on the draft plan from the Navajo Nation.

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 Abbreviated 
Final Environmental Impact Statement.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online 
at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ntir, in the office of the 
Superintendent, Aaron Mahr, National Trails Intermountain Region, 
National Park Service, PO Box 728, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0728; 
(505) 988-6098.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon A. Brown, National Trails 
Intermountain Region, National Park Service, PO Box 728, Santa Fe, New 
Mexico 87504-0728; (505) 988-6717.

    Dated: November 26, 2010.
John Wessels,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31308 Filed 12-13-10; 8:45 am]
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