Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland, 54922-54923 [2012-21955]

Download as PDF 54922 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4146, MSC 7824, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1153, revzina@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology: Collaborative Applications. Date: October 5, 2012. Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Palomar Hotel, 2121 P Street NW., Washington, DC 20037. Contact Person: George Vogler, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, PSE IRG, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 3140, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–0694, voglergp@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7206, Bethesda, MD 20892–7924, 301–435– 0303, ssehnert@nhlbi.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.233, National Center for Sleep Disorders Research; 93.837, Heart and Vascular Diseases Research; 93.838, Lung Diseases Research; 93.839, Blood Diseases and Resources Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) the lease as set out in Section 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM is proposing to reinstate lease OKNM 119314, effective the date of termination, December 1, 2011, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: August 30, 2012. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. JulieAnn Serrano, Land Law Examiner, Fluids Adjudication Team. [FR Doc. 2012–21892 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease OKNM 119314, Oklahoma [FR Doc. 2012–21893 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project Grant in Hypoxia and Sleep Medicine. Date: September 28, 2012. Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 9201, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Shelley S Sehnert, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA, National Heart, Lung, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease OKNM 119314 from the lessee Jones Energy, Ltd., for lands in Woodward County, Oklahoma. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JulieAnn Serrano, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502–0115 or at 505–954–2149. 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 business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued that affects the lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year and 16–2/3 percent, respectively. The lessee paid the required $500 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $159 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessee met all the requirements for reinstatement of SUMMARY: National Institutes of Health PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to 102 (2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS), Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative as contained in the Final GMP/EIS issued by the NPS on March 23, 2012, and summarized in the Record of Decision. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed below or online at the park’s Web site (http://www.nps.gov/ hamp) or the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Orcutt, Superintendent, Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Road, Towson, Maryland 21286–1397, telephone (410) 823–1309 ext. 101. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 2012, the Regional Director of the NPS’s Northeast Region signed the Record of Decision selecting Alternative 3 as the approved General Management Plan (GMP) for Hampton National Historic Site (NHS). The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park SUMMARY: ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Park Service [NPS–NER–HPPC–10580; 4350–HAMP–409] [LLNM920000 L13100000 FI0000; OKNM 119314] Dated: August 30, 2012. Carolyn A. Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P [FR Doc. 2012–21934 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process. The selected alternative, Alternative 3—Broadening the Hampton Experience, was identified as the agency’s preferred alternative in the Final GMP/EIS. Under this alternative, the visitor experience will be expanded to include the entire story of the park, from its beginnings in the 18th century to its heyday in the 19th century, and through the changes of activity and ownership in the 20th century. It will broaden the stories to include all those who lived and worked at the mansion, the plantations, and related Ridgely family enterprises. It will provide visitor services and accommodate park operations within the historic and modern buildings existing on the property, including a new collections storage building and a small visitor contact building in the Support Zone on the mansion side of the property. Modern and historic buildings will be rehabilitated to provide for visitor services—orientation, group programming, restrooms and bookstore—along with limited storage, and administrative and partnership offices, all within walking distance of the mansion. While this approach could disperse interpretation and administrative functions throughout the park, every effort will be made to group these operational functions near one another to enhance the ‘campus feeling,’ encourage organizational efficiency, and minimize their intrusion into the historic scene. The modular buildings currently housing administrative and partner offices will be removed. One critical feature missing from the landscape and essential to the visitor experience, the corn crib, will be reconstructed, if Department of the Interior/NPS documentation needs are met in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and used for interpretation on the farm side. Relocation of the modern entrance drive on the mansion side and changes to the access road to the farm will provide safer access to new visitor orientation areas on both sides of Hampton Lane. Exhibits, media, programs, and scholarship will reflect the breadth of lives and events experienced by all of Hampton’s residents and workers, free and enslaved, and will connect those stories with visitors’ lives today. Park boundaries will remain unchanged, although minor adjustments will be VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 considered through donation and willing seller acquisitions. The NPS selected Alternative 3 because it best fulfills the purposes of the park and conveys the greatest number of beneficial results in comparison with the other alternatives. The selected alternative will expand the visitor experience to include the entire story of the park and would broaden the stories to include all those who lived and worked at the estate. It will provide visitor services and accommodate park operations, including group activities and tours, while preserving park resources. Partnerships will enhance relevance of the park to local visitors and better enable the NPS to respond to concerns of local residents, preservation organizations, academics, and the general public about how the park is managed. Overall, the selected alternative provides the highest degree of protection of the park’s natural and cultural resources and it provides the most exceptional opportunities for visitors. In addition, the selected alternative offers the best value balancing costs against improvements to preservation and visitor services. This planning process was initiated in 1998 and included extensive involvement with key stakeholders, agencies, resource experts, and members of the public. Information was disseminated through newsletters and press releases, and all interested parties were provided with opportunities to provide input and feedback during public meetings, workshops, and document review periods. The Draft GMP/EIS was available for public and agency review from October 11, 2010, through December 24, 2010, with three public open houses were held in November 2010. The Final GMP/EIS responded to, and incorporated, agency and public comments received on the Draft GMP/EIS. No changes were made to the alternatives or to the impact analysis presented in the Draft GMP/ EIS; therefore, Alternative 3 remained the NPS Preferred Alternative and the environmentally preferred alternative in the Final GMP/EIS. Dated: August 1, 2012. Michael A. Caldwell, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21955 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–56–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54923 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–BITH–10384; 7880–726] Minor Boundary Revision at Big Thicket National Preserve National Park Service, Interior. Notification of Boundary Revision. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Act of October 11, 1974 (Pub. L. 93- 439, 88 Stat. 1245), the boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve is modified to include 9 tracts of lands listed as follows: Tract 119–07, 123.07 acres; Tract 219–12, 6.45 acres; Tract 219- 13, 177.28 acres; Tract 221– 15, 8.51 acres; Tract 221–16, 4.29 acres; Tract 224–16, 648.01 acres; Tract 225– 20, 41.40 acres; Tract 227–04, 52.74 acres; and Tract 230–01, 1,141.87 acres; for a total of 2,203.62 acres. These lands are located in Hardin County, Polk County, and Tyler County, Texas, immediately adjacent to the existing boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 175/106,913A dated August, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Intermountain Region Land Resources Program Center, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80225–0287 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240. DATES: The effective date of this boundary revision is September 6, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Chief Realty Officer, Intermountain Region Resources Program Center, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80225–0827, at (303) 969–2610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Act of October 11, 1974, as amended, established the Big Thicket National Preserve and provided that after notifying the House Committee on Resources and the Senate Committee on Energy and Resources, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make this boundary revision. The Committees have been notified of this boundary revision. This boundary revision will make a significant contribution toward the preservation and protection of the ecological crossroads of Southeast Texas for which the preserve was established. The acquisition of these parcels will provide connectivity between the various units and will aid in maintaining wildlife migration corridors and the management of the park. These SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54922-54923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21955]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-NER-HPPC-10580; 4350-HAMP-409]


Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Final 
Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, 
Maryland

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Pursuant to 102 (2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969 (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the 
availability of the Record of Decision for the Final General Management 
Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS), Hampton National 
Historic Site, Maryland. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to 
implement the preferred alternative as contained in the Final GMP/EIS 
issued by the NPS on March 23, 2012, and summarized in the Record of 
Decision. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the 
contact listed below or online at the park's Web site (http://www.nps.gov/hamp) or the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment 
(PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 2012, the Regional Director of 
the NPS's Northeast Region signed the Record of Decision selecting 
Alternative 3 as the approved General Management Plan (GMP) for Hampton 
National Historic Site (NHS). The Record of Decision includes a 
statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives 
considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the 
environmentally preferable alternative, a finding on impairment of park

[[Page 54923]]

resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental 
harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making 
process.
    The selected alternative, Alternative 3--Broadening the Hampton 
Experience, was identified as the agency's preferred alternative in the 
Final GMP/EIS. Under this alternative, the visitor experience will be 
expanded to include the entire story of the park, from its beginnings 
in the 18th century to its heyday in the 19th century, and through the 
changes of activity and ownership in the 20th century. It will broaden 
the stories to include all those who lived and worked at the mansion, 
the plantations, and related Ridgely family enterprises. It will 
provide visitor services and accommodate park operations within the 
historic and modern buildings existing on the property, including a new 
collections storage building and a small visitor contact building in 
the Support Zone on the mansion side of the property.
    Modern and historic buildings will be rehabilitated to provide for 
visitor services--orientation, group programming, restrooms and 
bookstore--along with limited storage, and administrative and 
partnership offices, all within walking distance of the mansion. While 
this approach could disperse interpretation and administrative 
functions throughout the park, every effort will be made to group these 
operational functions near one another to enhance the `campus feeling,' 
encourage organizational efficiency, and minimize their intrusion into 
the historic scene.
    The modular buildings currently housing administrative and partner 
offices will be removed. One critical feature missing from the 
landscape and essential to the visitor experience, the corn crib, will 
be reconstructed, if Department of the Interior/NPS documentation needs 
are met in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards 
for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and used for interpretation 
on the farm side. Relocation of the modern entrance drive on the 
mansion side and changes to the access road to the farm will provide 
safer access to new visitor orientation areas on both sides of Hampton 
Lane.
    Exhibits, media, programs, and scholarship will reflect the breadth 
of lives and events experienced by all of Hampton's residents and 
workers, free and enslaved, and will connect those stories with 
visitors' lives today. Park boundaries will remain unchanged, although 
minor adjustments will be considered through donation and willing 
seller acquisitions.
    The NPS selected Alternative 3 because it best fulfills the 
purposes of the park and conveys the greatest number of beneficial 
results in comparison with the other alternatives. The selected 
alternative will expand the visitor experience to include the entire 
story of the park and would broaden the stories to include all those 
who lived and worked at the estate. It will provide visitor services 
and accommodate park operations, including group activities and tours, 
while preserving park resources. Partnerships will enhance relevance of 
the park to local visitors and better enable the NPS to respond to 
concerns of local residents, preservation organizations, academics, and 
the general public about how the park is managed. Overall, the selected 
alternative provides the highest degree of protection of the park's 
natural and cultural resources and it provides the most exceptional 
opportunities for visitors. In addition, the selected alternative 
offers the best value balancing costs against improvements to 
preservation and visitor services.
    This planning process was initiated in 1998 and included extensive 
involvement with key stakeholders, agencies, resource experts, and 
members of the public. Information was disseminated through newsletters 
and press releases, and all interested parties were provided with 
opportunities to provide input and feedback during public meetings, 
workshops, and document review periods. The Draft GMP/EIS was available 
for public and agency review from October 11, 2010, through December 
24, 2010, with three public open houses were held in November 2010. The 
Final GMP/EIS responded to, and incorporated, agency and public 
comments received on the Draft GMP/EIS. No changes were made to the 
alternatives or to the impact analysis presented in the Draft GMP/EIS; 
therefore, Alternative 3 remained the NPS Preferred Alternative and the 
environmentally preferred alternative in the Final GMP/EIS.

    Dated: August 1, 2012.
Michael A. Caldwell,
Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21955 Filed 9-5-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-56-P