Record of Decision, 81640-81641 [2010-32549]

Download as PDF 81640 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices handbook. These items are mandatory information collections. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Bureau-funded schools. Number of Respondents: 183. Total Number of Responses: 14,554. Frequency of Response: Quarterly, annually, or on occasion, depending on the item. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 hour to 480 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 27,355 hours. Dated: December 14, 2010. Alvin Foster, Acting Chief Information Officer—Indian Affairs. Cassidy Blythe Clinton Kelley Memorial Garden, and another improvement housing the Museum Store and Exhibit Center. With the donation of these lands and personal property, the Secretary hereby designates the site as a unit of the National Park System to be known as the ‘‘President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site,’’ effective December 14, 2010, as a unit of the National Park System and subject to all laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to such units. Dated: December 17, 2010. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2010–32550 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–51–P [FR Doc. 2010–32695 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service [NPS–SER–CAHA–1110–6213; 2310–0003– 422] [Account Number: 6365–SZM] Record of Decision President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of the Interior designates the site located at 117 South Hervey Street, Hope, Arkansas 71801, as the ‘‘President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Nick Chevance, Midwest Regional Office, at (402) 661–1844. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7002 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111– 11) includes a specific provision relating to establishment of this unit of the National Park System as follows: SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Should the Secretary of the Interior acquire, by donation only from the Clinton Birthplace Foundation, Inc., fee simple, unencumbered title to the William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home site located at 117 South Hervey Street, Hope, Arkansas, 71801, and to any personal property related to that site, the Secretary shall designate the William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home site as a National Historic Site and unit of the National Park System, to be known as the ‘‘President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site.’’ On December 14, 2010, the Clinton Birthplace Home Foundation, Inc. donated to the United States, the property known as 117 South Hervey Street, Hope, Arkansas 71801. The property includes President Clinton’s birthplace home and the personal property therein as well as the Virginia VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) has prepared and approved a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan. The ROD documents the decision by the NPS to implement Alternative F: NPS Preferred Alternative (the ‘‘selected action’’). The selected action is necessary to regulate ORV use at the Seashore in a manner that is consistent with applicable law, and appropriately addresses resource protection (including protected, threatened, or endangered species), potential conflicts among the various Seashore users, and visitor safety. The selected action provides the basis for a proposed special regulation for ORV use at the Seashore. Section 4.10(b) of the NPS regulations in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which implements Executive Orders 11644 and 11989, prohibits ORV use except on routes and areas designated in a special regulation. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ORV plan and special regulation are necessary to provide continued visitor access through the use of ORVs. The intended effects or objectives of this action are to: • Minimize impacts from ORV use to soils and topographic features, for example, dunes, ocean beach, wetlands, tidal flats, and other features; • Provide protection for threatened, endangered, and other protected species (e.g., state-listed species) and their habitats, and minimize impacts related to ORV and other uses as required by laws and policies, such as the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and NPS laws and management policies; • Minimize impacts to native plant species from ORV use; • Minimize impacts to wildlife species and their habitats from ORV use; • Protect cultural resources such as shipwrecks, archeological sites, and cultural landscapes from impacts related to ORV use; • Ensure that ORV operators are informed about the rules and regulations regarding ORV use at the Seashore; • Manage ORV use to allow for a variety of visitor use experiences; • Minimize conflicts between ORV use and other uses; • Ensure that ORV management promotes the safety of all visitors; • Identify operational needs and costs to fully implement an ORV management plan; • Identify potential sources of funding necessary to implement an ORV management plan; • Provide consistent guidelines, according to site conditions, for ORV routes, ramps, and signage; • Identify criteria to designate ORV use areas and routes; • Establish ORV management practices and procedures that have the ability to adapt in response to changes in the Seashore’s dynamic physical and biological environment; • Establish a civic engagement component for ORV management; • Establish procedures for prompt and efficient public notification of beach access status, including any temporary ORV use restrictions, for such things as ramp maintenance, resource and public safety closures, storm events, etc; • Build stewardship through public awareness and understanding of NPS resource management and visitor use policies and responsibilities as they pertain to the Seashore and ORV management. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Murray, Superintendent, Cape E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. Telephone: (252) 473–2111 ext. 148. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the selected action, the NPS will propose a special regulation based on the ROD that provides a balanced distribution of beach miles designated as ORV routes and vehicle-free areas, while providing for the protection of park resources. Driving will be prohibited off-road in the Seashore except on designated routes, and an ORV permit, with a short educational component, will be required for ORV operators. To operate off-road, ORVs must meet required vehicle characteristics and carry required equipment. The NPS will implement measures for pedestrian safety. When carrying capacity is reached or exceeded on an ORV route, it will be temporarily closed to additional vehicles. To support access to both vehicle-free areas and designated ORV routes, the NPS will construct new parking areas and pedestrian access trails, new or relocated ORV ramps, and improvements and additions to the interdunal road system. The Superintendent may issue a special use permit in certain limited circumstances for ORV use in vehicle-free areas. Vehicles operated off-road under the terms of a commercial fishing permit or commercial use authorization (CUA) issued by the superintendent would not require a separate ORV permit. The NPS will manage for protected species using the measures identified in the Final EIS. These include pre-nesting closures and standard buffers for shorebirds and night driving restrictions during the sea turtle nesting season. The NPS will employ periodic review and an adaptive management strategy, using monitoring and the systematic evaluation of results to determine if adjustments in management are necessary to reach the desired future condition for the threatened, endangered, state-listed, and special status species as described in the FEIS. The ROD briefly discusses the selected action, five other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, and measures to minimize impacts and address public concerns. The requisite no-action ‘‘wait period’’ before approval of the ROD was initiated November 19, 2010 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final EIS. As soon as practicable after the publication of the Notice of Availability and Summary of the ROD in the Federal Register, the Seashore will publish in the Federal Register for public comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 a proposed special regulation to designate ORV routes and regulate the use of ORVs in the Seashore. The ROD is not the final agency action for those elements of the plan that require promulgation of a regulation to be effective; promulgation of the regulation will constitute the final agency action for such elements of the plan. Moreover, the Seashore will not begin to implement the selected action until after promulgation of the final special regulation. Once the final special regulation is in effect, the Seashore will implement the selected action, as described in the preferred alternative (alternative F) presented in the final plan/EIS and in the ROD. Interested parties desiring to review the ROD may access it on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/caha or may obtain a copy by contacting Mike Murray, Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. Telephone: (252) 473–2111 ext. 148. Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is 40 CFR 1506.6. The responsible official for this ROD is the Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Gordon Wissinger, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2010–32549 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–X6–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [INT–DES 10–54] Odessa Subarea Special Study; Adams, Franklin, Grant, and Lincoln Counties, WA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice for extension of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the comment period for the Odessa Subarea Special Study DEIS to January 31, 2011. The original notice of availability for the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2010. The public review period was originally scheduled to end on December 31, 2010 (75 FR 65503). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81641 Written or e-mailed comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted through January 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the Draft EIS may be submitted to Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Cascades Area Office, Attention: Charles Carnohan, Activity Manager, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, Washington 98901–2058. Comments may also be submitted electronically to Odessa@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Charles Carnohan, Activity Manager, Telephone (509) 575–5848 x603. Information on this project can also be found at http://www.usbr.gov/pn/ programs/ucao_misc/odessa/ index.html. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EIS is available for public inspection at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, ColumbiaCascades Area Office, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima, WA 98901–2058; telephone: (509) 575–5848. • Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83706– 1234; telephone: (208) 378–5012. Libraries • Ritzville Public Library, 302 West Main, Ritzville, WA 99169. • Basin City Branch, Mid-Columbia Library, Basin City, WA 99343. • Benton-Franklin County Regional Law Library, Columbia Basin College, L Building, 2600 North 10th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301. • Big Bend Community College Library, Building 1800, 7611 Bolling Street, NE., Moses Lake, WA 98837. • Columbia Basin College Library, 2600 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301. • Connell Branch, Mid-Columbia Library, 118 North Columbia Avenue, Connell, WA 99362. • Coulee City Public Library, 405 West Main Street, Coulee City, WA 99115. • Ephrata City Library, 45 Alder Street Northwest, Ephrata, WA 98823– 2420. • Grant County Law Library, 35 C Street, NW., Ephrata, WA 98823. • Kahlotus Branch, Mid-Columbia Library, East 225 Weston, Kahlotus, WA 99335. • Moses Lake Community Library, 418 East 5th Avenue, Moses Lake, WA 98837–1797. • Odessa Public Library, 21 East 1st Avenue, Odessa, WA 99159. • Othello Branch, Mid-Columbia Library, 101 East Main, Othello, WA 99344. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 28, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 81640-81641]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32549]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-SER-CAHA-1110-6213; 2310-0003-422]


Record of Decision

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision on the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement/Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off-Road 
Vehicle Management Plan.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations 
(40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), the Department of the Interior, National Park 
Service (NPS) has prepared and approved a Record of Decision (ROD) for 
the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Cape 
Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management 
Plan.
    The ROD documents the decision by the NPS to implement Alternative 
F: NPS Preferred Alternative (the ``selected action'').
    The selected action is necessary to regulate ORV use at the 
Seashore in a manner that is consistent with applicable law, and 
appropriately addresses resource protection (including protected, 
threatened, or endangered species), potential conflicts among the 
various Seashore users, and visitor safety. The selected action 
provides the basis for a proposed special regulation for ORV use at the 
Seashore. Section 4.10(b) of the NPS regulations in Title 36 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which implements Executive Orders 
11644 and 11989, prohibits ORV use except on routes and areas 
designated in a special regulation. The ORV plan and special regulation 
are necessary to provide continued visitor access through the use of 
ORVs. The intended effects or objectives of this action are to:
     Minimize impacts from ORV use to soils and topographic 
features, for example, dunes, ocean beach, wetlands, tidal flats, and 
other features;
     Provide protection for threatened, endangered, and other 
protected species (e.g., state-listed species) and their habitats, and 
minimize impacts related to ORV and other uses as required by laws and 
policies, such as the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty 
Act, and NPS laws and management policies;
     Minimize impacts to native plant species from ORV use;
     Minimize impacts to wildlife species and their habitats 
from ORV use;
     Protect cultural resources such as shipwrecks, 
archeological sites, and cultural landscapes from impacts related to 
ORV use;
     Ensure that ORV operators are informed about the rules and 
regulations regarding ORV use at the Seashore;
     Manage ORV use to allow for a variety of visitor use 
experiences;
     Minimize conflicts between ORV use and other uses;
     Ensure that ORV management promotes the safety of all 
visitors;
     Identify operational needs and costs to fully implement an 
ORV management plan;
     Identify potential sources of funding necessary to 
implement an ORV management plan;
     Provide consistent guidelines, according to site 
conditions, for ORV routes, ramps, and signage;
     Identify criteria to designate ORV use areas and routes;
     Establish ORV management practices and procedures that 
have the ability to adapt in response to changes in the Seashore's 
dynamic physical and biological environment;
     Establish a civic engagement component for ORV management;
     Establish procedures for prompt and efficient public 
notification of beach access status, including any temporary ORV use 
restrictions, for such things as ramp maintenance, resource and public 
safety closures, storm events, etc;
     Build stewardship through public awareness and 
understanding of NPS resource management and visitor use policies and 
responsibilities as they pertain to the Seashore and ORV management.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Murray, Superintendent, Cape

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Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. 
Telephone: (252) 473-2111 ext. 148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the selected action, the NPS will 
propose a special regulation based on the ROD that provides a balanced 
distribution of beach miles designated as ORV routes and vehicle-free 
areas, while providing for the protection of park resources. Driving 
will be prohibited off-road in the Seashore except on designated 
routes, and an ORV permit, with a short educational component, will be 
required for ORV operators. To operate off-road, ORVs must meet 
required vehicle characteristics and carry required equipment. The NPS 
will implement measures for pedestrian safety. When carrying capacity 
is reached or exceeded on an ORV route, it will be temporarily closed 
to additional vehicles. To support access to both vehicle-free areas 
and designated ORV routes, the NPS will construct new parking areas and 
pedestrian access trails, new or relocated ORV ramps, and improvements 
and additions to the interdunal road system. The Superintendent may 
issue a special use permit in certain limited circumstances for ORV use 
in vehicle-free areas. Vehicles operated off-road under the terms of a 
commercial fishing permit or commercial use authorization (CUA) issued 
by the superintendent would not require a separate ORV permit.
    The NPS will manage for protected species using the measures 
identified in the Final EIS. These include pre-nesting closures and 
standard buffers for shorebirds and night driving restrictions during 
the sea turtle nesting season. The NPS will employ periodic review and 
an adaptive management strategy, using monitoring and the systematic 
evaluation of results to determine if adjustments in management are 
necessary to reach the desired future condition for the threatened, 
endangered, state-listed, and special status species as described in 
the FEIS.
    The ROD briefly discusses the selected action, five other 
alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, and measures to 
minimize impacts and address public concerns. The requisite no-action 
``wait period'' before approval of the ROD was initiated November 19, 
2010 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register 
notification of the filing of the Final EIS. As soon as practicable 
after the publication of the Notice of Availability and Summary of the 
ROD in the Federal Register, the Seashore will publish in the Federal 
Register for public comment a proposed special regulation to designate 
ORV routes and regulate the use of ORVs in the Seashore. The ROD is not 
the final agency action for those elements of the plan that require 
promulgation of a regulation to be effective; promulgation of the 
regulation will constitute the final agency action for such elements of 
the plan. Moreover, the Seashore will not begin to implement the 
selected action until after promulgation of the final special 
regulation. Once the final special regulation is in effect, the 
Seashore will implement the selected action, as described in the 
preferred alternative (alternative F) presented in the final plan/EIS 
and in the ROD.
    Interested parties desiring to review the ROD may access it on the 
NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment Web site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha or may obtain a copy by contacting Mike 
Murray, Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National 
Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. Telephone: (252) 473-2111 ext. 148.

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

    The responsible official for this ROD is the Regional Director, 
Southeast Region, National Park Service, 100 Alabama Street, SW., 1924 
Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Gordon Wissinger,
Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-32549 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]
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