Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park, 12353-12354 [2013-04124]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices details on dates, times, and locations of these meetings will be published in a newsletter, announced via local and regional newspapers, and posted online on the wilderness plan Web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov/olymwild. The purpose of the public scoping meetings is to obtain pertinent environmental information, as well as to identify park stakeholder issues and concerns that should be addressed in the WSP. After the public scoping period is complete and the NPS has reviewed and considered all comments, a scoping report will be prepared and posted on the wilderness plan Web site; also, printed copies may be obtained by contacting the park (see contact information below). Following the scoping phase, the wilderness planning team will develop preliminary alternatives for wilderness stewardship. The preliminary range of alternatives will be released for public review and comment prior to the park’s determination or development of the agency-preferred alternative. Notification of the opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary alternatives will be published in local and regional newspapers, announced via direct mailings from the park, and posted online at the wilderness plan Web site. Following the preliminary alternatives outreach effort, the park will undertake preparation of the Draft EIS. The complete range of stewardship alternatives (including a ‘‘no action’’ baseline alternative) will be identified and analyzed, potential environmental consequences of each alternative (and appropriate conservation and mitigation strategies) will be assessed, and both the ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ course of action and ‘‘agency preferred’’ alternative will be identified. The status of the overall EIS process will be updated periodically on the wilderness plan Web site. 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Comments in any format (written or electronic) submitted by an individual or organization on behalf of another individual or organization 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 request in your comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the NPS cannot guarantee that we would be able to do so. Decision Process: After the analysis of all responses and information received during the scoping period, a Draft EIS will be prepared (at this time, release of the document is expected to occur during Winter 2014). Subsequently, a Final EIS will be prepared after consideration of all comments received. Thereafter, but not sooner than 30 days after the release of the Final EIS, a Record of Decision will be prepared. Because this is a delegated EIS, the official responsible for final approval of the WSP/EIS is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Thereafter, the official responsible for implementation of the approved wilderness plan is the Superintendent, Olympic National Park. Dated: February 7, 2013. Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2013–04129 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–YELL–12081; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000] Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12353 The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: Information will be 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 Final SEIS supplements the 2011 Final Winter Use Plan/EIS. Four alternatives are considered in the 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 interim regulations in place from the 2009/2010 winter season through the 2012/2013 winter season (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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12354 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices 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 voluntary 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. Sylvan Pass would remain open. More information regarding Yellowstone in the winter, including educational materials and a detailed history of winter use in Yellowstone, is available at http://www.nps.gov/yell/ planvisit/winteruse/index.htm. Dated: January 15, 2013. John Wessels, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2013–04124 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CB–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–853] Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Concerning an Initial Determination Granting a Motion To Amend Complaint and Notice of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission did not determine to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (‘‘ALJ’’) initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 17) granting a motion of complainants Technology Properties Limited LLC and Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC of Cupertino, California and Patriot Scientific Corporation of Carlsbad, California (collectively ‘‘Complainants’’) to amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation (‘‘NOI’’). The ID therefore became the determination of the Commission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2301. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on August 24, 2012, based on a complaint filed by Complainants. 77 FR 51572–573 (August 24, 2012). The complaint alleges violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,809,336. The complaint further alleges the existence of a domestic industry. The Commission’s notice of investigation named numerous respondents, including Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. of Shenzhen, China (‘‘Huawei’’); Huawei North America of Plano, Texas (‘‘Huawei North America’’); Sierra Wireless, Inc. of British Columbia, Canada and Sierra Wireless America, Inc. of Carlsbad, California (collectively ‘‘Sierra’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigation was also named as a participating party. On February 4, 2013, the Commission terminated the investigation with respect to Sierra. Notice (Feb. 4, 2013); see Order No. 17 (Jan. 15, 2013). On November 13, 2012, Complainants filed a motion to amend the Complaint and NOI to remove Huawei North America as a respondent and to add Huawei Device Co., Ltd., Huawei Device USA Inc., and Futurewei Technologies, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Proposed Respondents’’) as respondents. On November 23, 2012, the Commission investigative staff filed a response in support of the motion. On November 26, 2012, Huawei and Proposed Respondents filed a response opposing the motion. On January 8, 2013, the ALJ issued the subject ID, granting Complainants’ motion to amend the Complaint and NOI pursuant to section 210.14(b)(1) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Procedure (19 CFR 210.14(b)(1)). The ALJ found that good cause supported granting the motion because the public interest will be best served by the inclusion of all relevant parties in a single investigation. No petitions for review of this ID were filed. The subject ID became the determination of the Commission on February 8, 2013, under section 210.42(h)(3) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42(h)(3)). The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in section 210.42 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.42). Issued: February 15, 2013. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–04068 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–781] Certain Microprocessors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Termination of Investigation With a Finding of No Violation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (‘‘ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) on December 14, 2012, finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in this investigation. On review, the Commission has determined to reverse or vacate certain findings, and to terminate the investigation with a finding of no violation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2532. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12353-12354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04124]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-YELL-12081; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000]


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

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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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 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
(SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in 
Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision no 
sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental 
Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

ADDRESSES: Information will be 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 Final SEIS supplements the 2011 Final 
Winter Use Plan/EIS. Four alternatives are considered in the 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 interim regulations in place from the 
2009/2010 winter season through the 2012/2013 winter season (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

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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 voluntary 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. Sylvan Pass would remain open.
    More information regarding Yellowstone in the winter, including 
educational materials and a detailed history of winter use in 
Yellowstone, is available at http://www.nps.gov/yell/planvisit/winteruse/index.htm.

    Dated: January 15, 2013.
John Wessels,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
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