Final General Management Plan, Wilderness Management Plan, and Final Environmental Impact Statement; Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, 27086-27087 [2011-11412]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 27086 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 90 / Tuesday, May 10, 2011 / Notices 1004–0169 for the paperwork requirements in 43 CFR subpart 3715, which pertain to use and occupancy under the mining laws. DATES: Please submit your comments to the BLM at the address below on or before July 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street, NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: to Jean Sonneman at 202–912– 7181. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0169’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact Adam Merrill at 202–912– 7044. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339, to contact Mr. Merrill. 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Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Final General Management Plan, Wilderness Management Plan, and Final Environmental Impact Statement; Apostle Islands National Lakeshore National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final General Management Plan/ Wilderness Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP)/Wilderness Management Plan for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin (Lakeshore). DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 90 / Tuesday, May 10, 2011 / Notices sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/apis, or by writing to Ms. Julie Van Stappen, Chief of Planning and Resource Management, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Route 1, Box 4, Bayfield, WI 54814; telephone: 715–779–3398, extension 211. Information also can be picked-up in person at the park’s headquarters at 415 Washington Avenue, Bayfield, Wisconsin. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides a framework for management of the Lakeshore and the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness, including its resources, visitors, and facilities, for the next 15–20 years. The document describes four alternatives for management of the park, including a noaction alternative, and analyzes the environmental impacts of those alternatives. The NPS preferred alternative (Alternative 2) would focus on providing opportunities for more people to have an island experience. Additional transportation opportunities would be sought to encourage visitors to come to Sand, Basswood, and Oak islands. Some additional visitor facilities would be developed on these islands. There would be no change in the number of public docks in the park, but some docks would be relocated, improved, or expanded. The Bayfield visitor center would be moved closer to the water to improve contact with visitors and to be located with an operations center. The Little Sand Bay Visitor Center would be replaced with a visitor contact station. A new ranger station and accessible beach ramp would be developed at Meyers Beach. Two light stations would be restored or rehabilitated, similar to the Raspberry Island light station. The wilderness area would continue to be managed as it is now, with the exception of the Oak Island group campsite being removed and the site restored. Other alternatives considered included the no action alternative (Alternative 1) where the NPS would continue to manage the Lakeshore as it has been managed since the 1989 general management plan was approved and the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness was designated in 2004. Alternative 3, which would focus on providing primitive, lake-oriented recreation and education opportunities, with some new and different opportunities provided. Under VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 May 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 alternative 4, the emphasis would be on providing a greater variety of structured recreation opportunities for visitors. More visitor facilities would be provided in island non-wilderness areas, and mainland visitor opportunities would be expanded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Van Stappen, Chief of Planning and Resource Management Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Route 1, Box 4, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814, and by calling 715–779–3198, extension 211. Dated: March 10, 2011. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2011–11412 Filed 5–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plan, Yellowstone National Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. SUMMARY: The National Park Service will accept comments from the public for 60 days after the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability. For information on meeting and webinar dates, see the SUPPLEMENTRY INFORMATION section below. DATES: Information will be available for public review and comment online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL (click on the link to the Winter Use Plan), and in the office of Superintendent Dan Wenk, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. If you wish to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. • Internet: We encourage you to comment via the Internet at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL (click on the link to the Winter Use Plan). • Mail: You may also comment by mail to Yellowstone National Park, Winter Use Draft EIS, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone NP, WY 82190. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27087 • Hand Delivery: Finally, you may hand deliver your comments to Management Assistant’s Office, Headquarters Building, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicki Regula, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, (307) 344– 2019, yell_winter_use@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Park Service intends to hold public meetings as follows: • Jackson, WY on June 1, 2011. • Cody, WY on June 2, 2011. • West Yellowstone, MT on June 7, 2011. • Bozeman, MT. on June 8, 2011. • Lakewood, CO on June 21, 2011. • Washington, DC on June 23, 2011. In addition, two webinars will be held during the comment period. The first will be on June 21, 2011 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. The second will be June 22, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Details regarding the exact times and locations of these meetings, and how to participate in the webinars, will be announced on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site, at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL (click on the link to the Winter Use Plan), and through local media. Seven alternatives were considered in the DEIS. Alternative 1 would not permit public over-snow vehicle (OSV) use in Yellowstone after the interim rule expires (after the winter 2010/2011), but would allow for approved nonmotorized use to continue. Alternative 1 has been identified as the environmentally preferable alternative. Alternative 2 would manage OSV use at the same levels as the 2008 interim rule (318 snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day). Alternative 3 would allow for snowmobile and snowcoach use levels to increase to the levels set forth in the 2004 plan (720 snowmobiles and 78 E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 90 (Tuesday, May 10, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27086-27087]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11412]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Final General Management Plan, Wilderness Management Plan, and 
Final Environmental Impact Statement; Apostle Islands National 
Lakeshore

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final General Management Plan/
Wilderness Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), the National Park Service 
(NPS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP)/Wilderness 
Management Plan for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin 
(Lakeshore).

DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision 
(ROD) no

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sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental 
Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online 
at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/apis, or by writing to Ms. Julie Van 
Stappen, Chief of Planning and Resource Management, Apostle Islands 
National Lakeshore, Route 1, Box 4, Bayfield, WI 54814; telephone: 715-
779-3398, extension 211. Information also can be picked-up in person at 
the park's headquarters at 415 Washington Avenue, Bayfield, Wisconsin.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides a framework for 
management of the Lakeshore and the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness, 
including its resources, visitors, and facilities, for the next 15-20 
years. The document describes four alternatives for management of the 
park, including a no-action alternative, and analyzes the environmental 
impacts of those alternatives.
    The NPS preferred alternative (Alternative 2) would focus on 
providing opportunities for more people to have an island experience. 
Additional transportation opportunities would be sought to encourage 
visitors to come to Sand, Basswood, and Oak islands. Some additional 
visitor facilities would be developed on these islands. There would be 
no change in the number of public docks in the park, but some docks 
would be relocated, improved, or expanded. The Bayfield visitor center 
would be moved closer to the water to improve contact with visitors and 
to be located with an operations center. The Little Sand Bay Visitor 
Center would be replaced with a visitor contact station. A new ranger 
station and accessible beach ramp would be developed at Meyers Beach. 
Two light stations would be restored or rehabilitated, similar to the 
Raspberry Island light station. The wilderness area would continue to 
be managed as it is now, with the exception of the Oak Island group 
campsite being removed and the site restored.
    Other alternatives considered included the no action alternative 
(Alternative 1) where the NPS would continue to manage the Lakeshore as 
it has been managed since the 1989 general management plan was approved 
and the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness was designated in 2004. Alternative 
3, which would focus on providing primitive, lake-oriented recreation 
and education opportunities, with some new and different opportunities 
provided. Under alternative 4, the emphasis would be on providing a 
greater variety of structured recreation opportunities for visitors. 
More visitor facilities would be provided in island non-wilderness 
areas, and mainland visitor opportunities would be expanded.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Van Stappen, Chief of 
Planning and Resource Management Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, 
Route 1, Box 4, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814, and by calling 715-779-3198, 
extension 211.

    Dated: March 10, 2011.
George J. Turnbull,
Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2011-11412 Filed 5-9-11; 8:45 am]
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