General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland, 16558 [2012-6757]

Download as PDF 16558 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 21, 2012 / Notices Tina Orcutt, Superintendent, Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland 21286–1397, (410) 823–1309 ext. 101. Dated: January 27, 2012. Dennis R. Reidenbach, Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. The NPS prepared a Draft GMP/EIS to evaluate alternatives to guide the development and future management of Hampton NHS. Alternative 1 would continue current management direction and visitor experience. Alternative 2 would remove post-1948 development and consolidate administrative functions in an effort to recreate the feeling of the Hampton Estate near the end of its period of greatest significance (mid to late 19th century). Alternative 3, the NPS preferred alternative, would expand the visitor experience to include the entire story of the park from the 19th century through the changes of activity and ownership in the 20th century; broaden the stories to include all those who lived and worked at the mansion, the plantations and related Ridgely family enterprises; and provide visitor services and accommodate park operations within the historic and modern buildings existing on the property now. Alternative 3 was also identified as the Environmentally Preferred Alternative. The Draft GMP/ EIS was available for public and agency review from October 11, 2010, through December 24, 2010. Printed copies of the Draft GMP/EIS were available at the locations listed above and online at the NPS PEPC Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp). Three public open houses were held in November, 2010. The Final GMP/EIS responds to, and incorporates, agency and public comments received on the Draft GMP/ EIS. Agency and public comments with NPS responses are provided on page 135 of the Final GMP/EIS. After careful review of all comments received, Alternative 3 remains the NPS preferred alternative for the new GMP for Hampton NHS. The public release of the Final GMP/EIS will be followed by a noaction period that will end no sooner than 30 days from the date of publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of a Notice of Availability of the Final GMP/EIS in the Federal Register. After the 30-day no action period, a Record of Decision will be prepared to document the selected alternative and set forth any stipulations for implementation of the GMP. BILLING CODE 4312–56–P needs and programs. Alternative 2 addresses the refuge purposes, issues, and relevant mandates, and is consistent with principles of sound fish and wildlife management. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: November 10, 2011. Hugh Morrison, Acting Regional Director, Pacific Region, Portland, Oregon. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2012–6250 Filed 3–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NER–HPPC–0206–9480; 4350–HAMP– 409] General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (Final GMP/EIS) for Hampton National Historic Site (NHS), Maryland. The Final GMP/EIS identifies Alternative 3 as the NPS preferred alternative for the new GMP for Hampton NHS. When approved, the GMP will provide guidance to park management for administration, development, and interpretation of park resources over the next 20 years. DATES: The NPS will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days after the date of publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of a Notice of Availability of the Final GMP/ EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The Final GMP/EIS is available for online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp), and the park’s Web site (http://www.nps.gov/ hamp). Printed hardcopies can be viewed at the following locations: Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland 21286. Fort McHenry National and Historic Shrine, End of East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Towson Branch Library/Baltimore County Library, 320 York Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 16558]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6757]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-NER-HPPC-0206-9480; 4350-HAMP-409]


General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, 
Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of 
the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management 
Plan (Final GMP/EIS) for Hampton National Historic Site (NHS), 
Maryland. The Final GMP/EIS identifies Alternative 3 as the NPS 
preferred alternative for the new GMP for Hampton NHS. When approved, 
the GMP will provide guidance to park management for administration, 
development, and interpretation of park resources over the next 20 
years.

DATES: The NPS will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 
30 days after the date of publication by the Environmental Protection 
Agency of a Notice of Availability of the Final GMP/EIS in the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: The Final GMP/EIS is available for online at the NPS 
Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp), and the park's Web site (http://www.nps.gov/hamp). Printed hardcopies can be viewed at the following 
locations:

Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson, Maryland 
21286.
Fort McHenry National and Historic Shrine, End of East Fort Avenue, 
Baltimore, Maryland 21230.
Towson Branch Library/Baltimore County Library, 320 York Avenue, 
Towson, Maryland 21204.
Baltimore County Tourism Office and Towson Chamber of Commerce, 44 West 
Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Orcutt, Superintendent, Hampton 
National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland 21286-1397, 
(410) 823-1309 ext. 101.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS prepared a Draft GMP/EIS to evaluate 
alternatives to guide the development and future management of Hampton 
NHS. Alternative 1 would continue current management direction and 
visitor experience. Alternative 2 would remove post-1948 development 
and consolidate administrative functions in an effort to recreate the 
feeling of the Hampton Estate near the end of its period of greatest 
significance (mid to late 19th century). Alternative 3, the NPS 
preferred alternative, would expand the visitor experience to include 
the entire story of the park from the 19th century through the changes 
of activity and ownership in the 20th century; broaden the stories to 
include all those who lived and worked at the mansion, the plantations 
and related Ridgely family enterprises; and provide visitor services 
and accommodate park operations within the historic and modern 
buildings existing on the property now. Alternative 3 was also 
identified as the Environmentally Preferred Alternative. The Draft GMP/
EIS was available for public and agency review from October 11, 2010, 
through December 24, 2010. Printed copies of the Draft GMP/EIS were 
available at the locations listed above and online at the NPS PEPC Web 
site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp). Three public open houses were 
held in November, 2010.
    The Final GMP/EIS responds to, and incorporates, agency and public 
comments received on the Draft GMP/EIS. Agency and public comments with 
NPS responses are provided on page 135 of the Final GMP/EIS. After 
careful review of all comments received, Alternative 3 remains the NPS 
preferred alternative for the new GMP for Hampton NHS. The public 
release of the Final GMP/EIS will be followed by a no-action period 
that will end no sooner than 30 days from the date of publication by 
the Environmental Protection Agency of a Notice of Availability of the 
Final GMP/EIS in the Federal Register. After the 30-day no action 
period, a Record of Decision will be prepared to document the selected 
alternative and set forth any stipulations for implementation of the 
GMP.

    Dated: January 27, 2012.
Dennis R. Reidenbach,
Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
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