Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Fort Pulaski National Monument, GA, 30319-30320 [2012-12398]

Download as PDF 30319 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Notices Avg. time per response (hours) Total annual responses Total annual burden hours Newly Proposed MPS Cover Document (Forms 10–900-b and 10–900–a) State, Local, and Tribal Governments ......................................................................................... 15 150 2,250 Individuals or Households ........................................................................................................... 417 150 62,550 Totals: ................................................................................................................................... 882 ........................ 111,150 New Nominations (Forms 10–900 and 10–900–a) III. Request for Comments Dated: May 17, 2012. Robert M. Gordon, Manager, Washington Administrative Program Center, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–12371 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–51–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–SER–FOPU–07794; 5017–7187–409] Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Fort Pulaski National Monument, GA National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan, Wilderness Study, and Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 21, 2012 Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) and Wilderness Study for Fort Pulaski National Monument (monument). Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose of the monument, the DEIS/ GMP/Wilderness Study describes three alternatives including the NPS preferred alternative—Alternative B—to guide the management of the monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The preferred alternative incorporates various management prescriptions to ensure protection, access and enjoyment of the monument’s resources. An up-to-date GMP is needed to address how visitors access and use the monument and the facilities needed to support those uses, how resources are managed, and how the NPS manages its operations. Recent studies have enhanced the NPS’s understanding of resources, resource threats, and visitor use in the monument. DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public on the DEIS/GMP for at least 60 days, starting from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability and ending 3 to 4 weeks after public meetings conclude. The date, time, and location of the public meetings will be announced through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site: http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/FOPU and media outlets. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the draft DEIS/GMP/Wilderness Study will be available online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/FOPU. To request a copy, contact Fort Pulaski National Monument, Superintendent Randy Wester, P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410–0757. A limited number of compact disks and printed copies of the DEIS/GMP will be made available at Fort Pulaski National SUMMARY: We invite comments concerning this ICR on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Please note that the comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, email 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. Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Monument headquarters, P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410–0757. Comments may be submitted by several methods. The preferred method is commenting via the Internet on the PEPC Web site, http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/FOPU. An electronic public comment form is provided on this Web site. You may also mail comments to Superintendent, P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410–0757. Finally, you may handdeliver comments to the monument. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please 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. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public meetings, newsletters, and Internet updates have kept the public informed and involved throughout the planning process. The DEIS/GMP/Wilderness study provides a framework for management, use, and development of the monument for the next 15 to 20 years. It presents and analyzes three alternatives: Alternative A (no action) provides a baseline for evaluating changes and impacts of the three action alternatives. Alternative B would focus management on the April 1862 period of significance in terms of the landscape and interpretive programs. This alternative includes landscape restoration and interpretation of the construction village. Alternative B is the NPS Preferred Alternative. The concept for management under alternative C is to manage the monument with a much E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 30320 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Notices broader interpretive mandate than in Alternative B to include a wider range of themes and historic periods as well as natural resource themes. The three alternatives are described in detail in chapter 2 of the draft plan. The key impacts of implementing the three alternatives are detailed in chapter 4 and summarized in chapter 2. Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Randy Wester, P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410–0757 or telephone at (912) 786– 5787. The responsible official for this Draft EIS is the Regional Director, NPS Southeast Region, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dated: May 16, 2012. Gordon Wissinger, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. 2012–12398 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–5L–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–0411–10062: 9082– NOCA–409] General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice of approval of Record of Decision for General Management Plan. service projects identified and analyzed as the Preferred Alternative (Alternative B) described in the Final EIS. The NPS will recommend legislation to change the name of this unit to North Cascades National Recreation Area (NRA). Other plan elements include: (1) Management focus on the NRA as a gateway to millions of acres of wilderness, (2) provision for continued seaplane access with noise abatement procedures, (3) limited expansion of overnight facilities and concessions, and (4) conversion of 3,559 acres of Thunder Creek Potential Wilderness Area to designated wilderness, pursuant to the Washington Park Wilderness Act of 1988. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences from implementing the proposed actions were assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified. In addition, a No Action alternative and two other alternatives were identified and analyzed. Alternative B was determined 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, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284; or via telephone request at (360) 854–7200. Dated: May 4, 2012. Patricia L. Neubacher, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2012–12376 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–GX–P AGENCY: ACTION: 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 part 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 new General Management Plan (GMP) for Ross Lake National Recreation Area, part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex (Complex). The requisite noaction ‘‘wait period’’ was initiated December 16, 2011, with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS). Decision: As soon as practical the NPS will begin to implement the stewardship strategies, park operations, and visitor srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–GAAR–0512–10281; 9924–PYS] National Park Service Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission National Park Service, Interior. Notice of open public meeting and teleconference for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) program. AGENCY: ACTION: The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee Act. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This teleconference 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 the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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. Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC teleconference meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or until business is completed at the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve office, 4175 Geist Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, telephone (907) 457–5752. Should a quorum not be available on June 19, 2012, alternate teleconference meeting dates have been scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2012, and Tuesday, June 26, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If the meeting dates 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 locations and dates may need to be changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. Teleconference Meeting Registration: Space for the teleconference meeting is limited, and you are encouraged to register early if you plan to participate via telephone. Teleconference meeting participants should contact Marcy Okada, Subsistence Manager, via email (Marcy_Okada@nps.gov) or by telephone at (907) 455–0639 between June 11–18, 2012, to receive a toll-free call-in telephone number and code. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent or Marcy Okada, Subsistence Manager at (907) 457–5752 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644–3603. If you are interested in applying for Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30319-30320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12398]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-SER-FOPU-07794; 5017-7187-409]


Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, 
Fort Pulaski National Monument, GA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan, 
Wilderness Study, and Environmental Impact Statement.

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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) announces the 
availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
General Management Plan (GMP) and Wilderness Study for Fort Pulaski 
National Monument (monument).
    Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose 
of the monument, the DEIS/GMP/Wilderness Study describes three 
alternatives including the NPS preferred alternative--Alternative B--to 
guide the management of the monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The 
preferred alternative incorporates various management prescriptions to 
ensure protection, access and enjoyment of the monument's resources.
    An up-to-date GMP is needed to address how visitors access and use 
the monument and the facilities needed to support those uses, how 
resources are managed, and how the NPS manages its operations. Recent 
studies have enhanced the NPS's understanding of resources, resource 
threats, and visitor use in the monument.

DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public on the DEIS/GMP for 
at least 60 days, starting from the date the Environmental Protection 
Agency publishes the Notice of Availability and ending 3 to 4 weeks 
after public meetings conclude. The date, time, and location of the 
public meetings will be announced through the NPS Planning, 
Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/FOPU and media outlets.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the draft DEIS/GMP/Wilderness Study 
will be available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/FOPU. To 
request a copy, contact Fort Pulaski National Monument, Superintendent 
Randy Wester, P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410-0757. 
A limited number of compact disks and printed copies of the DEIS/GMP 
will be made available at Fort Pulaski National Monument headquarters, 
P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410-0757.
    Comments may be submitted by several methods. The preferred method 
is commenting via the Internet on the PEPC Web site, http://parkplanning.nps.gov/FOPU. An electronic public comment form is 
provided on this Web site. You may also mail comments to 
Superintendent, P.O. Box 30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410-
0757. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the monument. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, please 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. We will 
always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials 
of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in 
their entirety.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public meetings, newsletters, and Internet 
updates have kept the public informed and involved throughout the 
planning process. The DEIS/GMP/Wilderness study provides a framework 
for management, use, and development of the monument for the next 15 to 
20 years. It presents and analyzes three alternatives: Alternative A 
(no action) provides a baseline for evaluating changes and impacts of 
the three action alternatives. Alternative B would focus management on 
the April 1862 period of significance in terms of the landscape and 
interpretive programs. This alternative includes landscape restoration 
and interpretation of the construction village. Alternative B is the 
NPS Preferred Alternative. The concept for management under alternative 
C is to manage the monument with a much

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broader interpretive mandate than in Alternative B to include a wider 
range of themes and historic periods as well as natural resource 
themes. The three alternatives are described in detail in chapter 2 of 
the draft plan. The key impacts of implementing the three alternatives 
are detailed in chapter 4 and summarized in chapter 2.

    Authority: The authority for publishing this notice is contained 
in 40 CFR 1506.6.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Randy Wester, P.O. Box 
30757, Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA 31410-0757 or telephone at (912) 
786-5787.
    The responsible official for this Draft EIS is the Regional 
Director, NPS Southeast Region, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Dated: May 16, 2012.
Gordon Wissinger,
Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-12398 Filed 5-21-12; 8:45 am]
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