Dog Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California, 3652-3653 [2011-1085]

Download as PDF 3652 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 13 / Thursday, January 20, 2011 / Notices litigation, land use planning updates, travel plan management, Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) and Recreation RAC items. Additional topics will be scheduled as appropriate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the BLM Idaho Falls District (IFD), which covers eastern Idaho. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny Miller, Acting District Public Affairs Officer, Idaho Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone: (208) 524–7550. E-mail: Danny_Miller@blm.gov. Dated: January 4, 2011. Danny K. Miller, District Public Affairs Specialist, Acting. [FR Doc. 2011–1130 Filed 1–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [8145–8B90–SZM] Dog Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California National Park Service. Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Dog Management Plan, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2) (C), the National Park Service (NPS) is releasing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Dog Management Plan (Draft Plan/EIS), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), California. Current dog management in GGNRA is based on a number of factors. Areas covered by the GGNRA Citizens’ Advisory Commission’s 1979 pet policy are managed in accordance with the June 2, mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 2005, decision by U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (U.S. vs. Barley, Kieselhorst, and Sayad) affirming that the NPS may not enforce the NPS-wide regulation requiring onleash walking of pets (36 CFR 2.15(a)(2)) in areas that were included in the 1979 pet policy until notice and comment rulemaking under Section 1.5(b) is completed. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published for notice and comment after comments on the Draft Plan/EIS have been received, evaluated, and addressed. A final rule will be published after the Final Plan/ EIS has been published and a Record of Decision signed. The purpose of the Draft Plan/EIS is to provide a clear, enforceable policy to determine the manner and extent of dog use in appropriate areas of GGNRA. This plan will promote the following objectives: preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and natural processes, provide a variety of visitor experiences, improve visitor and employee safety, reduce user conflicts, and maintain GGNRA resources and values for future generations. The Draft Plan/EIS evaluates impacts of six alternatives for dog management in 21 areas of GGNRA. The range of alternatives includes the consensus recommendations of the GGNRA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Dog Management, the 1979 Pet Policy, 36 CFR 2.15, and voice-control dog walking. The preferred alternative combines site-specific treatments from multiple action alternatives and allows for a balanced range of visitor experiences, including areas that prohibit dogs and areas that allow onleash and voice-control dog walking. It includes the following key elements: the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee’s consensus agreements; on-leash and/or voice-control dog walking in certain, specific areas of GGNRA where impacts to sensitive resources and visitor experience are minimized; no dogs in areas of GGNRA where impacts are unacceptable and cannot be mitigated; a compliance-based management strategy measuring compliance in on-leash and voice-control dog walking areas which directs a range of management responses, including further restrictions or elimination of a use where compliance is not achieved; permits for more than three dogs in limited areas of GGNRA; and new lands closed to dog walking, but opened for on-leash dog walking by compendium if certain criteria are met. DATES: The NPS will accept comments on the Draft Plan/EIS for 90 days following publication by the PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their notice of availability of the Draft Plan/EIS. After the EPA notice has been published, the NPS will schedule four open-house style public meetings during the comment period. Dates, times, and locations of these meetings will be announced in press releases, email announcements and on the project website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ goga. Copies of the Draft Plan/EIS will be available for public review at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/goga. A limited number of printed copies will be available at Park Headquarters, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123, or a copy may be requested, as long as supplies last, from Frank Dean, General Superintendent, at the address noted above. Copies will also be available at local libraries in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin Counties, as well as in Berkeley and Oakland. ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment electronically, you may submit your comments online by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ goga, clicking on open for comment, clicking on Dog Management Plan/EIS, and then clicking on Comment on Document. If you wish to submit written comments (e.g. in a letter), you may send them by U.S. Postal Service or other mail delivery service or handdeliver them to: Frank Dean, General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123. Oral statements and written comments will also be accepted during the hearingstyle public meetings. Comments will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or in any other way than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. 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 may 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirwin Smith, Management Assistant, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 561–4947. E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 13 / Thursday, January 20, 2011 / Notices Dated: December 7, 2010. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2011–1085 Filed 1–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–SER–BICY–1217–6429; 5120–SZM] 2011 Meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee Department of the Interior, National Park Service, ORV Advisory Committee. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, 10), notice is hereby given of the meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee for 2011. SUMMARY: The Committee will meet on the following dates: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 3:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 3:30–8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011, 3:30–8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2011, 3:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 3:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 3:30–8 p.m. ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida. Written comments and requests for agenda items may be submitted electronically on the Web site http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/orvadvisory-committee.htm. Alternatively, comments and requests may be sent to: Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141–1000, Attn: ORV Advisory Committee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramos, Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141–1000; 239–695–1103, or go to the Web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ projectHome.cfm?parkId= 352&projectId=20437. DATES: The Committee was established (Federal Register, August 1, 2007, pp. 42108– 42109) pursuant to the Preserve’s 2000 Recreational Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix) to examine issues and make recommendations regarding the mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 management of off-road vehicles (ORVs) in the Preserve. The agendas for these meetings will be published by press release and on the http://parkplanning. nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId= 352&projectId=20437 Web site. The meetings will be open to the public, and time will be reserved for public comment. Oral comments will be summarized for the record. If you wish to have your comments recorded verbatim, you must submit them in writing. 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. Pedro Ramos, Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve. [FR Doc. 2011–1084 Filed 1–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–V6–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–LACL–1221–6466; 9924–PYS] Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program; Public Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice of public meeting for the National Park Service Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. AGENCY: ACTION: The Lake Clark National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on National Park Service (NPS) subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. Before SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3653 including your address, telephone 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. Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Lake Clark National Park SRC will meet at the Pedro Bay Village Council Office, 907– 850–2230 in Pedro Bay, Alaska on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If the meeting date and location are changed, a notice will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting date. SRC meeting location and dates may need to be changed based on lack of quorum, inclement weather or local circumstances. For Further Information on the Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Joel Hard, Superintendent, and Michelle Ravenmoon, Subsistence Manager, (907) 781–2119, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, 240 West 5th Avenue, Suite 236, Anchorage, Alaska 99501, or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644–3603. Proposed SRC Meeting Agenda: The proposed meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Call to order. 2. SRC Roll Call and Confirmation of Quorum. 3. Welcome and Introductions. 4. Approval of Minutes. 5. Administrative Announcements. 6. Approve Agenda. 7. Review SRC Purpose. 8. SRC Member Reports. 9. Public and Other Agency Comments. 10. Federal Subsistence Board Update. 11. Alaska Board of Game Update. 12. Old Business. a. Subsistence Uses of Horns, Antlers, Bones and Plants EA Update. b. SRC Chair’s Workshop 2010. 13. New Business. a. Subsistence Manager Report. b. Ranger Report. c. Resource Management Program Update. 14. Public and other Agency Comments. 15. SRC Work Session. 16. Set Time and Place for next SRC Meeting. E:\FR\FM\20JAN1.SGM 20JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 13 (Thursday, January 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3652-3653]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1085]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[8145-8B90-SZM]


Dog Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Golden Gate 
National Recreation Area, California

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Dog Management Plan, Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area.

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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) is releasing a 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Dog Management Plan (Draft 
Plan/EIS), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), California. 
Current dog management in GGNRA is based on a number of factors. Areas 
covered by the GGNRA Citizens' Advisory Commission's 1979 pet policy 
are managed in accordance with the June 2, 2005, decision by U.S. 
District Court for the Northern District of California (U.S. vs. 
Barley, Kieselhorst, and Sayad) affirming that the NPS may not enforce 
the NPS-wide regulation requiring on-leash walking of pets (36 CFR 
2.15(a)(2)) in areas that were included in the 1979 pet policy until 
notice and comment rulemaking under Section 1.5(b) is completed. A 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published for notice and comment 
after comments on the Draft Plan/EIS have been received, evaluated, and 
addressed. A final rule will be published after the Final Plan/EIS has 
been published and a Record of Decision signed.
    The purpose of the Draft Plan/EIS is to provide a clear, 
enforceable policy to determine the manner and extent of dog use in 
appropriate areas of GGNRA. This plan will promote the following 
objectives: preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and 
natural processes, provide a variety of visitor experiences, improve 
visitor and employee safety, reduce user conflicts, and maintain GGNRA 
resources and values for future generations.
    The Draft Plan/EIS evaluates impacts of six alternatives for dog 
management in 21 areas of GGNRA. The range of alternatives includes the 
consensus recommendations of the GGNRA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee 
for Dog Management, the 1979 Pet Policy, 36 CFR 2.15, and voice-control 
dog walking. The preferred alternative combines site-specific 
treatments from multiple action alternatives and allows for a balanced 
range of visitor experiences, including areas that prohibit dogs and 
areas that allow on-leash and voice-control dog walking. It includes 
the following key elements: the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee's 
consensus agreements; on-leash and/or voice-control dog walking in 
certain, specific areas of GGNRA where impacts to sensitive resources 
and visitor experience are minimized; no dogs in areas of GGNRA where 
impacts are unacceptable and cannot be mitigated; a compliance-based 
management strategy measuring compliance in on-leash and voice-control 
dog walking areas which directs a range of management responses, 
including further restrictions or elimination of a use where compliance 
is not achieved; permits for more than three dogs in limited areas of 
GGNRA; and new lands closed to dog walking, but opened for on-leash dog 
walking by compendium if certain criteria are met.

DATES: The NPS will accept comments on the Draft Plan/EIS for 90 days 
following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of 
their notice of availability of the Draft Plan/EIS. After the EPA 
notice has been published, the NPS will schedule four open-house style 
public meetings during the comment period. Dates, times, and locations 
of these meetings will be announced in press releases, e-mail 
announcements and on the project website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/goga.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft Plan/EIS will be available for public 
review at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/goga. A limited number of printed 
copies will be available at Park Headquarters, Fort Mason, Building 
201, San Francisco, CA 94123, or a copy may be requested, as long as 
supplies last, from Frank Dean, General Superintendent, at the address 
noted above. Copies will also be available at local libraries in San 
Mateo, San Francisco and Marin Counties, as well as in Berkeley and 
Oakland.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment electronically, you 
may submit your comments online by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov/goga, clicking on open for comment, clicking on 
Dog Management Plan/EIS, and then clicking on Comment on Document. If 
you wish to submit written comments (e.g. in a letter), you may send 
them by U.S. Postal Service or other mail delivery service or hand-
deliver them to: Frank Dean, General Superintendent, Golden Gate 
National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 
94123. Oral statements and written comments will also be accepted 
during the hearing-style public meetings. Comments will not be accepted 
by fax, e-mail, or in any other way than those specified above. Bulk 
comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of 
others will not be accepted. 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 may 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirwin Smith, Management Assistant, 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San 
Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 561-4947.


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    Dated: December 7, 2010.
George J. Turnbull,
Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. 2011-1085 Filed 1-19-11; 8:45 am]
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