Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park, 53908-53909 [2012-21829]

Download as PDF 53908 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices USFS to the BLM for the following described NFS land which is currently withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not the mineral leasing laws: Principal Meridian, Montana tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Fort Howes Work Center T. 6 S., R. 45 E., section 24, and T. 6 S., R. 46 E., section 19, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the E1⁄4 section corner of section 24, T. 6 S., R. 45 E., Principal Meridian Montana; thence S. 18°50′00″ E., 317.36 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap at the point of beginning; thence N. 76°54′06″ W., 405.51 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap; thence N. 41°06′39″ W., 128.12 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap; thence N. 6°31′31″ E., 56.77 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap; thence N. 28°24′35″ E., 138.99 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap; thence N. 48°56′30″ E., 326.99 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap; thence S. 76°44′47″ E., 263.17 feet to a 5⁄8 in. rebar with a plastic cap; thence S. 10°26′26″ W., 530.30 feet to the point of beginning. The area described contains 5.16 acres, more or less, in Powder River County. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal modification and transfer of administrative jurisdiction is to protect the significant Federal investment in the administrative and fire facilities to be built. The BLM would be the primary agency with responsibility and liability for the uses and activities on the land. The use of a right-of-way, interagency or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate protection. There are no suitable alternative sites available. Water will not be needed to fulfill the purpose of the withdrawal modification and transfer of administrative jurisdiction. On or before December 3, 2012, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal modification and transfer of administrative jurisdiction may present their views in writing to the BLM Miles City Field Manager at the address above. Comments and records relating to the proposed withdrawal, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review in the BLM Miles City Field Office at the address indicated above during regular business hours. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. This withdrawal modification application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Gary P. Smith, Acting Chief, Branch of Land Resources. [FR Doc. 2012–21672 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMRO–YELL–11188; 2310–0070–422] Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice of additional comment period for draft supplemental environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 opening of an additional comment period on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public for 30 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of the additional comment period. ADDRESSES: Information is available for public review and comment online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL (click on the link to the 2012 Supplemental Winter Use Plan EIS), and at Yellowstone National Park headquarters, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wade Vagias, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190; telephone (307) 344–2035. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS has decided, in response to numerous requests from members of the public, to open an additional comment period on the Draft SEIS. The original comment period was open for 45 days, ending on August 20, 2012. The NPS Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIS was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012 (77 FR 38824–38825) and the EPA Notice of Availability, which PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 formally opened the comment period, was published on July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40037). The NPS held public meetings on the Draft SEIS in Jackson, Wyoming, on July 16, 2012; West Yellowstone, Montana, on July 17, 2012; Bozeman, Montana, on July 18, 2012; and Cody, Wyoming, on July 19, 2012. The NPS is opening an additional public comment period that will run for 30 days from the date the EPA publishes its notice of the additional comment period in the Federal Register. Four alternatives are considered in the Draft SEIS. Alternative 1, the noaction alternative, would not permit public over-snow vehicle (OSV) use in Yellowstone but would allow for approved non-motorized 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 2011/2012 interim rule (318 best available technology (BAT) snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day). Sylvan Pass would remain open. Alternative 3 would initially allow for the same level of use as alternative 2 (318 BAT snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day), but would transition to snowcoaches only over a three-year period beginning in the 2017/ 2018 winter season. Upon complete transition, there would be 0 snowmobiles and up to 120 snowcoaches per day in the park, and Sylvan Pass would be closed. Alternative 4 is the NPS preferred alternative. This alternative would manage OSV use by transportation events. A total of 110 transportation events would be allowed in the park each day. A transportation event would initially equal one snowcoach or one group of snowmobiles (average of 7 snowmobiles per group, averaged over the winter use season; groups could not exceed a maximum of 10 snowmobiles). Operators would decide whether to use their daily allocation of transportation events for snowmobiles or snowcoaches, but no more than 50 daily transportation events could come from snowmobiles. OSV use would continue to be 100 percent guided, with four transportation events per day (one per gate) of up to 5 snowmobiles each allocated for noncommercially guided access. BAT requirements for snowmobiles would remain the same as the BAT requirements in the 2011/2012 interim regulation until the 2017/2018 winter season, at which time additional sound and air emission requirements would be implemented. BAT requirements for snowcoaches would also be implemented beginning in the 2017/ 2018 season. If OSVs meet additional E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 4, 2012 / Notices established standards for air and sound emissions beyond those required for BAT, the group size of snowmobiles would be allowed to increase from an average of 7 to an average of 8 per transportation event, and snowcoaches would be allowed to increase from one to two snowcoaches per transportation event. These changes would allow for an increase in visitation while reducing transportation-generated noise and air impacts. Sylvan Pass would remain open. If you wish to comment on the Draft SEIS, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. We encourage you to comment via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ YELL (click on the link to the 2012 Supplemental Winter Use Plan EIS). You may also comment by mail to: Yellowstone National Park, Winter Use Draft SEIS, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone NP, WY 82190. Finally, you may hand deliver your comments to: Management Assistant’s Office, Headquarters Building, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, 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, 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. Dated: August 30, 2012. Herbert C. Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21829 Filed 8–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CT–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–365–366 and 731–TA–734–735 (Third Review)] Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey; Institution of Five-year Reviews Concerning the Countervailing and Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey United States International Trade Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Aug 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 ACTION: Notice. The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is October 4, 2012. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by November 19, 2012. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207), as most recently amended at 74 FR 2847 (January 16, 2009). DATES: Effective Date: September 4, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.— On July 24, 1996, the Department of Commerce issued countervailing and antidumping duty orders on imports of certain pasta from Italy and Turkey (61 FR 38544). Following the first five-year reviews by SUMMARY: 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 12–5–274, expiration date June 30, 2014. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53909 Commerce and the Commission, effective November 16, 2001, Commerce issued a continuation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on imports of certain pasta from Italy and Turkey (66 FR 57703). Following the second five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective October 12, 2007, Commerce issued a continuation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey (72 FR 58052). The Commission is now conducting third reviews to determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct full or expedited reviews. The Commission’s determinations in any expedited reviews will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions.—The following definitions apply to these reviews: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year reviews, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Countries in these reviews are Italy and Turkey. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original and subsequent five-year review determinations, the Commission defined the Domestic Like Product as all dry pasta. One Commissioner defined the Domestic Like Product differently in the original and expedited first five-year review determinations. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original and subsequent five-year review determinations, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all domestic producers of dry pasta. One Commissioner defined the Domestic Industry differently in the original and expedited first five-year review determinations. (5) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMRO-YELL-11188; 2310-0070-422]


Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement, Yellowstone National Park

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of additional comment period for draft supplemental 
environmental impact statement.

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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 opening of an additional comment period on the 
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for a 
Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, 
Montana, and Wyoming.

DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public for 30 days from 
the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of 
the additional comment period.

ADDRESSES: Information is available for public review and comment 
online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL (click on the link to the 
2012 Supplemental Winter Use Plan EIS), and at Yellowstone National 
Park headquarters, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wade Vagias, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone 
National Park, WY 82190; telephone (307) 344-2035.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS has decided, in response to numerous 
requests from members of the public, to open an additional comment 
period on the Draft SEIS. The original comment period was open for 45 
days, ending on August 20, 2012. The NPS Notice of Availability of the 
Draft SEIS was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012 (77 
FR 38824-38825) and the EPA Notice of Availability, which formally 
opened the comment period, was published on July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40037). 
The NPS held public meetings on the Draft SEIS in Jackson, Wyoming, on 
July 16, 2012; West Yellowstone, Montana, on July 17, 2012; Bozeman, 
Montana, on July 18, 2012; and Cody, Wyoming, on July 19, 2012. The NPS 
is opening an additional public comment period that will run for 30 
days from the date the EPA publishes its notice of the additional 
comment period in the Federal Register.
    Four alternatives are considered in the Draft SEIS. Alternative 1, 
the no-action alternative, would not permit public over-snow vehicle 
(OSV) use in Yellowstone but would allow for approved non-motorized 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 2011/2012 interim rule (318 best available technology 
(BAT) snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day). Sylvan Pass would remain 
open. Alternative 3 would initially allow for the same level of use as 
alternative 2 (318 BAT snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day), but 
would transition to snowcoaches only over a three-year period beginning 
in the 2017/2018 winter season. Upon complete transition, there would 
be 0 snowmobiles and up to 120 snowcoaches per day in the park, and 
Sylvan Pass would be closed.
    Alternative 4 is the NPS preferred alternative. This alternative 
would manage OSV use by transportation events. A total of 110 
transportation events would be allowed in the park each day. A 
transportation event would initially equal one snowcoach or one group 
of snowmobiles (average of 7 snowmobiles per group, averaged over the 
winter use season; groups could not exceed a maximum of 10 
snowmobiles). Operators would decide whether to use their daily 
allocation of transportation events for snowmobiles or snowcoaches, but 
no more than 50 daily transportation events could come from 
snowmobiles. OSV use would continue to be 100 percent guided, with four 
transportation events per day (one per gate) of up to 5 snowmobiles 
each allocated for non-commercially guided access. BAT requirements for 
snowmobiles would remain the same as the BAT requirements in the 2011/
2012 interim regulation until the 2017/2018 winter season, at which 
time additional sound and air emission requirements would be 
implemented. BAT requirements for snowcoaches would also be implemented 
beginning in the 2017/2018 season. If OSVs meet additional

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established standards for air and sound emissions beyond those required 
for BAT, the group size of snowmobiles would be allowed to increase 
from an average of 7 to an average of 8 per transportation event, and 
snowcoaches would be allowed to increase from one to two snowcoaches 
per transportation event. These changes would allow for an increase in 
visitation while reducing transportation-generated noise and air 
impacts. Sylvan Pass would remain open.
    If you wish to comment on the Draft SEIS, you may submit your 
comments by any one of several methods. We encourage you to comment via 
the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL (click on the link to 
the 2012 Supplemental Winter Use Plan EIS). You may also comment by 
mail to: Yellowstone National Park, Winter Use Draft SEIS, P.O. Box 
168, Yellowstone NP, WY 82190. Finally, you may hand deliver your 
comments to: Management Assistant's Office, Headquarters Building, 
Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Comments will 
not be accepted by fax, email, 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, 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.

    Dated: August 30, 2012.
Herbert C. Frost,
Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science National 
Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21829 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]
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