Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Cross Plains, Wisconsin, 14567-14568 [2012-5889]

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The Committee will meet at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 West Main, Escalante, Utah. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs Officer, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bureau of Land Management, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah, 84741; phone (435) 644– 1209. ADDRESSES: The 15member GSENMAC was appointed by the Secretary of Interior on August 2, 2011, pursuant to the Monument Management Plan, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). As specified in the Monument Management Plan, the GSENMAC will have several primary tasks (1) Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team and make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall objectives. (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make recommendations on project necessity and validity. 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AGENCY: ACTION: Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability and requests comments on a draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Wisconsin SUMMARY: The draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will remain available for public review and comment for 60 days following the Environmental Protection Agency’s publication in the ‘‘Federal Register’’ of a notice of availability. Public meetings will be held during the 60-day review period on the GMP/EIS in the Cross Plains, Wisconsin area. ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft GMP/EIS are available from the Superintendent, 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. Meeting times and locations will be announced in the local press, sent out to the mailing list for this project, and uploaded to the plan Web site at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/iatr. You may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may comment via the Internet through the Web site above. You may also send comments to Superintendent, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. You may contact the DATES: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 14568 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 48 / Monday, March 12, 2012 / Notices Superintendent by phone at 402–441– 5610 or by facsimile at 608–441–5606. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail headquarters at the address above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. Telephone 402–441–5610. This GMP/EIS is a joint state and federal effort addressing lands within the Cross Plains Unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve as well as the Interpretive Site for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail; these lands are referred to as the ‘‘Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains’’ for the purpose of this planning effort. This plan will guide the management of the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains for the next 25 years. The draft GMP/EIS considers five draft conceptual alternatives—a noaction and four action alternatives, including the NPS-preferred alternative. The draft GMP/EIS assesses impacts of the alternatives on soil resources, water quality, soundscapes, vegetation and wildlife, socioeconomics, and visitor use and experience. The preferred alternative focuses on providing visitors with interpretation of the evolution of the complex from the last glacial retreat to the present and opportunities to enjoy appropriate low-impact outdoor recreation. Ecological resources would largely be managed to reveal the glacial landscape. The most sensitive ecological areas would be carefully protected, and visitor access would be highly controlled in these areas. Visitors would experience a wide variety of indoor and outdoor interpretive programming. Under this alternative, the Ice Age Complex would serve as the headquarters for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Before including your address, telephone number, electronic mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 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 comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:55 Mar 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: February 17, 2012. Michael T. Reynolds, Regional Director, Midwest Region. [FR Doc. 2012–5889 Filed 3–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–KN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–0105–9223; 9082–P704– 409] Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed General Management Plan, Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito and Monterey Counties, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is terminating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Pinnacles National Monument, California. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the General Management Plan (GMP) was published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2007. Based in part on the minimal nature of public response to the Notice of Intent, the National Park Service has since determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS will suffice as the documentation for the environmental analysis for this general management planning effort. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This new GMP will update the overall direction for the national monument, setting broad goals for managing the area over the next 15 to 20 years. As noted above, the GMP was originally scoped as an EIS. However, few substantive comments were received during the public scoping process, and no issues having potential for significant or controversial impacts were identified. The current Master Plan was approved in 1975. In the general management planning process to date, the NPS planning team developed four preliminary alternatives for the management of the monument, none of which would result in substantial changes in the operation and management of the area. The three ‘‘action’’ alternatives define desired future conditions for new lands recently acquired, and address parkwide cultural and natural resource protection, wilderness stewardship, administration and operations, and opportunities for expanding interpretation and visitor opportunities where appropriate. Preliminary analysis of the alternatives has revealed no potential for major (nor SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 significant) effects on the quality of the human environment, nor any potential for impairment of monument resources and values. Most of the impacts which could result from the alternatives are expected to be negligible to minor in magnitude, with the remainder being of a minor to moderate level. For these reasons the NPS has determined that the requisite conservation planning and environmental impact analysis necessary for developing the GMP may be completed through preparation of an EA. For further information about this determination or other aspects of the GMP process, please contact: Karen Beppler-Dorn, Superintendent, Pinnacles National Monument, 5000 Highway 146, Paicines, CA 95043 (telephone: (831) 389–4486x222; email: PINN_Superintendent@nps.gov). Decision Process: The draft general management plan/EA is expected to be distributed for public comment in the spring of 2012. The NPS will notify the public about release of the draft general management plan/EA by mail, local and regional media, Web site postings, and other means. All announcements will include information on where and how to obtain a copy of the EA, how to comment on the EA, and the inclusive dates of the public comment period. Following due consideration of public comments and agency consults, at this time a decision is expected be made in the fall of 2012. The official responsible for the final decision on the GMP is the Regional Director; subsequently the responsible official for implementing the approved GMP is the Superintendent, Pinnacles National Monument. Dated: February 28, 2012. Christine S. Lehnertz, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2012–5852 Filed 3–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–EP–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–503] Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic, Third Annual Review U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of opportunity to provide written comments in connection with the Commission’s third annual review. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Cross Plains, Wisconsin

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the 
National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability and requests 
comments on a draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Wisconsin

DATES: The draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement 
(GMP/EIS) will remain available for public review and comment for 60 
days following the Environmental Protection Agency's publication in the 
``Federal Register'' of a notice of availability. Public meetings will 
be held during the 60-day review period on the GMP/EIS in the Cross 
Plains, Wisconsin area.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft GMP/EIS are available from the 
Superintendent, 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53711.
    Meeting times and locations will be announced in the local press, 
sent out to the mailing list for this project, and uploaded to the plan 
Web site at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/iatr.
    You may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may 
comment via the Internet through the Web site above. You may also send 
comments to Superintendent, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, 700 Rayovac 
Drive, Suite 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. You may contact the

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Superintendent by phone at 402-441-5610 or by facsimile at 608-441-
5606. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Ice Age National 
Scenic Trail headquarters at the address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Ice Age National 
Scenic Trail, 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. 
Telephone 402-441-5610.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This GMP/EIS is a joint state and federal 
effort addressing lands within the Cross Plains Unit of the Ice Age 
National Scientific Reserve as well as the Interpretive Site for the 
Ice Age National Scenic Trail; these lands are referred to as the ``Ice 
Age Complex at Cross Plains'' for the purpose of this planning effort. 
This plan will guide the management of the Ice Age Complex at Cross 
Plains for the next 25 years.
    The draft GMP/EIS considers five draft conceptual alternatives--a 
no-action and four action alternatives, including the NPS-preferred 
alternative. The draft GMP/EIS assesses impacts of the alternatives on 
soil resources, water quality, soundscapes, vegetation and wildlife, 
socioeconomics, and visitor use and experience. The preferred 
alternative focuses on providing visitors with interpretation of the 
evolution of the complex from the last glacial retreat to the present 
and opportunities to enjoy appropriate low-impact outdoor recreation. 
Ecological resources would largely be managed to reveal the glacial 
landscape. The most sensitive ecological areas would be carefully 
protected, and visitor access would be highly controlled in these 
areas. Visitors would experience a wide variety of indoor and outdoor 
interpretive programming. Under this alternative, the Ice Age Complex 
would serve as the headquarters for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
    Before including your address, telephone number, electronic mail 
address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, 
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 comments to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so. We will make all submissions from organizations 
or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as 
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available 
for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: February 17, 2012.
Michael T. Reynolds,
Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-5889 Filed 3-9-12; 8:45 am]
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