Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas County, CA, 23337 [2011-10041]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2011 / Notices Following due consideration for all comments obtained through this scoping effort, SEKI will prepare the DEIS/WSP. This document will state the purpose and need for Federal action, describe and analyze a range of ‘‘action’’ alternatives (and a ‘‘no action’’ baseline alternative), assess potential environmental consequences of each alternative and provide appropriate impact mitigation strategies, identify the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ course of action, and explain the process and rationale for determining the ‘‘agencypreferred’’ alternative. The DEIS/WSP will also include an analysis of the extent to which commercial services in wilderness are necessary to realize Wilderness Act purposes. The release of the DEIS/WSP will be formally announced by publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, and via Web site postings and announcements in local and regional news media. Notifications will also be sent to the project mailing list, as well as to local, State, Federal, and Tribal governments. Decision Process: Following careful analysis of all responses received concerning the DEIS/WSP, a Final EIS/ WSP will be prepared and its availability similarly announced in the Federal Register. Thereafter, but not sooner than 30 days after release of the Final EIS/WSP, a Record of Decision would be prepared. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for final approval of the SEKI Wilderness Stewardship Plan is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Subsequently the official responsible for implementation of the approved plan would be the Superintendent, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Dated: January 5, 2011. Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2011–10042 Filed 4–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–X2–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–PWR–PWRO–03–15–6965; 8400– 0001–M7G] Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas County, CA National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Approval of Record of Decision for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan, Lassen Volcanic National Park. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:09 Apr 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (CSP) in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The requisite no-action ‘‘wait period’’ was initiated September 24, 2010, with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final EIS. Decision: As soon as practical the NPS will begin to implement the first phase of restoration work identified in the CSP, including incrementional lowering and removal of Dream Lake Dam, rehabilitation of drainage ditches in Drakesbad Meadow, and propagation of plant materials derived from local native species for use in revegetation. Other key project elements include rehabilitation or repair of compatible facilities in Drakesbad Guest Ranch historic district, and removal of nonconforming structures. Consolidation of concession housing (tent cabins) and services outside the core of the historic district will occur. This approved CSP was identified and analyzed as the agency-preferred Alternative 2 in the Final EIS (and includes no substantive modifications from the course of action that was described in the Draft EIS). The full ranges of foreseeable environmental consequences were assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures are incorporated in the approved plan. Both a No Action alternative and an additional ‘‘action’’ alternative were also identified and analyzed. As documented in the Draft and Final EIS, the selected alternative was deemed to be the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ course of action. Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063–0100 or via telephone request at (530) 595–4444. SUMMARY: Dated: March 11, 2011. Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2011–10041 Filed 4–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–GD–P PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23337 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [5284–TT02–371] Record of Decision National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps Project. 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 the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41) Modifications: Next Steps Project for Everglades National Park (ENP), Florida. DATES: The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, Public Law 111– 008, dated March 11, 2009, directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to construct modifications to U.S. Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) that were approved in the 2008 Limited Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment. The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act also directed the NPS to ‘‘immediately evaluate the feasibility of additional bridge length, beyond that to be constructed pursuant to the Modified Water Deliveries to ENP Project (16 U.S.C. 410r–8), including a continuous bridge, or additional bridges or some combination thereof, for the Tamiami Trail to restore more natural water flow to ENP and Florida Bay and for the purpose of restoring habitat within the ENP and the ecological connectivity between the ENP and the Water Conservation Areas.’’ The FEIS for the Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps Project provides historical information, existing conditions, alternatives for infrastructure modifications, including the preferred alternative, related impacts of the alternatives, and public involvement and consultation. The Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps Project would be implemented in accordance with the preferred alternative should it be authorized and funded by the Congress. ADDRESSES: The Record of Decision document will be available for public review online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/ever. You may SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-10041]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan/Environmental Impact 
Statement, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Plumas County, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Approval of Record of Decision for the Warner Valley 
Comprehensive Site Plan, Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec.  102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended) and the regulations 
promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), 
the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) has 
prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (CSP) in 
Lassen Volcanic National Park. The requisite no-action ``wait period'' 
was initiated September 24, 2010, with the Environmental Protection 
Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final EIS.
    Decision: As soon as practical the NPS will begin to implement the 
first phase of restoration work identified in the CSP, including 
incrementional lowering and removal of Dream Lake Dam, rehabilitation 
of drainage ditches in Drakesbad Meadow, and propagation of plant 
materials derived from local native species for use in revegetation. 
Other key project elements include rehabilitation or repair of 
compatible facilities in Drakesbad Guest Ranch historic district, and 
removal of non-conforming structures. Consolidation of concession 
housing (tent cabins) and services outside the core of the historic 
district will occur.
    This approved CSP was identified and analyzed as the agency-
preferred Alternative 2 in the Final EIS (and includes no substantive 
modifications from the course of action that was described in the Draft 
EIS). The full ranges of foreseeable environmental consequences were 
assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures are incorporated in the 
approved plan. Both a No Action alternative and an additional 
``action'' alternative were also identified and analyzed. As documented 
in the Draft and Final EIS, the selected alternative was deemed to be 
the ``environmentally preferred'' course of action.
    Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of 
Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Lassen 
Volcanic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063-0100 or via 
telephone request at (530) 595-4444.

    Dated: March 11, 2011.
Christine S. Lehnertz,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
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