Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 32441 [2013-12848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices Affairs Specialist for the Twin Falls District BLM at (208) 736–2352. Dated: May 20, 2013. Mel M. Meier, District Manager. [FR Doc. 2013–12835 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–ROMO–11943; PPIMROMO60 PAN00AN53.NM0000] Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Rocky Mountain National Park. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. DATES: The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/romo, in the office of the Superintendent, Vaughn Baker, 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517–8397, 970–586– 1200 and at the Public Information Office, Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, Colorado 80517–8397. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Office, Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, Colorado 80517–8397, (970) 586–1206. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The document describes five management alternatives including a no-action alternative and the National Park Service preferred alternative. The anticipated environmental impacts of those alternatives are analyzed. The final document also includes responses to substantive comments from the public, cooperating agencies, and government agencies. The no-action TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 32441 alternative, alternative A, would extend existing conditions and management trends into the future. This alternative serves as a basis of comparison for evaluating the action alternatives. Minimal restoration, alternative B, would emphasize less intensive management activity to restore portions of the impacted area. This alternative would focus actions on areas that are unstable and present a high potential of continued degradation of ecosystem resources and services. High restoration, alternative C, would involve more intensive management actions over large portions of the impacted area. This alternative would focus actions on unstable areas that present a high to moderate potential of continued degradation of existing ecosystem resources and services. The preferred alternative, alternative D, would emphasize the removal of large debris deposits in the alluvial fan area and in the Lulu City wetland. Actions would be conducted to stabilize limited areas of unstable slopes and banks throughout the upper portions of the restoration area. Hydrology through the Lulu City wetland would be restored in the historical central channel through removal of large deposits of debris, relying on the historical channel to transport river flow. Small-scale motorized equipment would be employed for stabilization and revegetation activities, while larger equipment would be employed for excavation of large debris deposits and reconfiguration of the Colorado River through the Lulu City wetland. This alternative would include stabilization of zone 1A under the preferred option, option 1. Maximum restoration, alternative E, would involve extensive management activity and use of motorized equipment over large portions of the impacted area to restore the damage. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: December 20, 2012. John Wessels, Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. ALASKA [FR Doc. 2013–12848 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] MINNESOTA BILLING CODE 4312–CB–P St. Louis County PO 00000 National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–13048; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before May 4, 2013. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 104 (Thursday, May 30, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-ROMO-11943; PPIMROMO60 PAN00AN53.NM0000]


Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Final Environmental Impact 
Statement, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Rocky Mountain 
National Park.

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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 announces the availability 
of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach 
Restoration, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public inspection online 
at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/romo, in the office of the 
Superintendent, Vaughn Baker, 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, CO 80517-
8397, 970-586-1200 and at the Public Information Office, Rocky Mountain 
National Park, 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, Colorado 80517-8397.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Office, Rocky 
Mountain National Park, 1000 US Highway 36, Estes Park, Colorado 80517-
8397, (970) 586-1206.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The document describes five management 
alternatives including a no-action alternative and the National Park 
Service preferred alternative. The anticipated environmental impacts of 
those alternatives are analyzed. The final document also includes 
responses to substantive comments from the public, cooperating 
agencies, and government agencies. The no-action alternative, 
alternative A, would extend existing conditions and management trends 
into the future. This alternative serves as a basis of comparison for 
evaluating the action alternatives. Minimal restoration, alternative B, 
would emphasize less intensive management activity to restore portions 
of the impacted area. This alternative would focus actions on areas 
that are unstable and present a high potential of continued degradation 
of ecosystem resources and services. High restoration, alternative C, 
would involve more intensive management actions over large portions of 
the impacted area. This alternative would focus actions on unstable 
areas that present a high to moderate potential of continued 
degradation of existing ecosystem resources and services. The preferred 
alternative, alternative D, would emphasize the removal of large debris 
deposits in the alluvial fan area and in the Lulu City wetland. Actions 
would be conducted to stabilize limited areas of unstable slopes and 
banks throughout the upper portions of the restoration area. Hydrology 
through the Lulu City wetland would be restored in the historical 
central channel through removal of large deposits of debris, relying on 
the historical channel to transport river flow. Small-scale motorized 
equipment would be employed for stabilization and revegetation 
activities, while larger equipment would be employed for excavation of 
large debris deposits and reconfiguration of the Colorado River through 
the Lulu City wetland. This alternative would include stabilization of 
zone 1A under the preferred option, option 1. Maximum restoration, 
alternative E, would involve extensive management activity and use of 
motorized equipment over large portions of the impacted area to restore 
the damage.

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
John Wessels,
Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-12848 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]
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