Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah, 2686-2688 [2014-00078]

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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. Authority: Title VI, Section 205 of Pub. L. 110–343. Jody L. Weil, Deputy State Director, Office of Communications, Oregon/Washington. [FR Doc. 2014–00598 Filed 1–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P 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 (Plan/DEIS) for the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GLCA), located in Arizona and Utah. The Plan/DEIS evaluates the impacts of four action alternatives that address offroad vehicle (ORV) management. It also assesses the impacts that could result from continuing the current management framework in the no-action alternative. DATES: The NPS will accept comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement from the public for 60 days following publication by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the Notice of the Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. After the EPA Notice of Availability is published, the NPS will schedule public meetings to be held during the comment period. Dates, time, and locations of these meetings will be announced in press releases, a newsletter, and on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site for the project at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ GLCA. SUMMARY: Information will be available for public review and comment online at: http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/GLCA. Copies of the Plan/DEIS will also be available at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Headquarters, 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, Arizona 86040. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teri Tucker, Chief of Planning & Compliance, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1507, Page, Arizona 86040, by phone at 928–608– 6207, or by email at teri_tucker@ nps.gov. ADDRESSES: The purpose of this Plan/DEIS is to evaluate off-road use and on-road all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use and develop management actions that preserve Glen Canyon’s scientific, scenic, and historic features; provide for the recreational use and enjoyment of the area; and promote the resources and values for which the area was established as a unit of the national park system. This Plan/DEIS does not adjudicate, analyze, or otherwise determine the validity of R.S. 2477 (Rights-of-Way) claims. The Plan/DEIS evaluates five alternatives—a no-action alternative (A) and four action alternatives (B, C, D, and E), all of which are summarized below. Alternative E is the NPS preferred SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–GLCA; PPWONRADE2, PXXNRAD0553.00.1, PMP00EI05.YP000 ] Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2014 / Notices alternative. Alternative B is the environmentally preferable alternative. Other alternatives were explored but dismissed from detailed analysis. • Alternative A—No-Action. The noaction alternative represents the status quo and the continuation of existing management policies and actions related to off-road use in Glen Canyon. This alternative is consistent with the Glen Canyon 1979 General Management Plan (GMP) and other planning documents related to off-road travel in Glen Canyon. Under this alternative, conventional motor vehicles would continue to be allowed at 12 accessible shoreline areas including Blue Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty Devil, Farley Canyon, Neskahi, Piute Canyon, Red Canyon, Stanton Creek, Warm Creek and White Canyon, subject to water level closures. Lone Rock Beach and Lone Rock Play Area would remain open to conventional motor vehicles, street-legal ATVs and off highway vehicles (OHV) as defined by state law. Conventional motor vehicles and street legal ATVs would be allowed on GMP roads, with the exception of roads in the Orange Cliffs Management Unit, where ATVs would continue to be prohibited. Off-road use would continue on routes in the Ferry Swale area by all vehicle types. Alternative A does not include safety or noise restrictions and does not include a permit system. • Alternative B—No Off-road Vehicle Use. Under alternative B, off-road use would be managed in a manner consistent with the remote, undeveloped, and lightly traveled nature which characterizes much of Glen Canyon. The isolated and primitive characteristics of the Glen Canyon backcountry would be maintained by limiting the operation of all types of motor vehicles to designated roads. There would be no designated ORV routes or areas. All existing offroad use areas, including the accessible shorelines currently open, Lone Rock Beach and Lone Rock Beach Play Area, would be closed and restored to natural conditions. Conventional motor vehicles and street legal ATVs would be allowed on GMP roads, with the exception of roads in the Orange Cliffs Management Unit, where ATVs would continue to be prohibited. • Alternative C—Increased Motorized Access. Under this alternative, off-road use would be managed in a manner that would expand the recreational opportunities in Glen Canyon by increasing the number of ORV routes and areas. Under this alternative, conventional motor vehicles, street-legal ATVs and OHVs, as defined by state VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Jan 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 law, would be allowed at 15 accessible shorelines, including Blue Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty Devil, Farley Canyon, Hite Boat Ramp, Neskahi, Nokai Canyon, Piute Canyon, Paiute Farms, Red Canyon, Stanton Creek, Warm Creek and White Canyon, subject to water level closures. Lone Rock Beach and Lone Rock Play Area would be open to conventional motor vehicles, street-legal ATVs and OHVs. The speed limit at the accessible shorelines and Lone Rock Beach would be 15 mph and quiet hours after 10 p.m. would be enforced. A permit would be required for all off-road travel. A red or orange whip flag would be required at the Lone Rock Beach Play Area in accordance with Utah OHV regulations. ORV routes would be designated on 12.1 miles of pre-existing routes in the Ferry Swale area. Under this alternative conventional motor vehicles, street legal ATVs and OHVs would be allowed on all GMP roads, including on roads in the Orange Cliffs Management Unit. The speed limit on unpaved GMP roads would be 25 mph or as posted. All ORVs and on-road ATVs must not exceed a sound level of 96 decibels when operated. • Alternative D—Decreased Motorized Access. This alternative protects natural and cultural resources by limiting off-road use. Under this alternative, Lone Rock Beach Play Area, Blue Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Neskahi, Nokai Canyon, Piute Canyon, Paiute Farms, Red Canyon, Warm Creek and White Canyon would be closed and restored to natural conditions. Conventional motor vehicles would be permitted at four designated accessible shoreline areas, Farley Canyon, Dirty Devil, Hite Boat Ramp and Stanton Creek. Lone Rock Beach would be open only to conventional vehicles. The speed limit at the accessible shorelines and Lone Rock Beach would be 15 mph and quiet hours after 10 p.m. would be enforced. A permit would be required for all off-road use. No ATVs or OHVs would be allowed in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. All ORVs must not exceed a sound level of 96 decibels when operated. ORV routes would not be designated in the Ferry Swale area. • Alternative E—Mixed Use (NPS Preferred Alternative). Alternative E is designed to protect resources and enhance the visitor experience by identifying and designating specific areas capable of supporting on-road ATV use and off-road use while prohibiting such uses in areas where resources and values may be at risk. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2687 Under this alternative one vehicleaccessible shoreline area—Warm Creek—would be closed permanently. Fourteen areas—Blue Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty Devil, Farley Canyon, Hite Boat Ramp, Neskahi, Nokai Canyon, Piute Canyon, Paiute Farms, Red Canyon, Stanton Creek and White Canyon—would remain open to conventional motor vehicles and streetlegal ATVs, subject to water-level closures. Lone Rock Beach and Lone Rock Beach Play area would be open to conventional vehicles, street-legal ATVs and OHVs, as defined by state law. The speed limit at the accessible shorelines and Lone Rock Beach would be 15 mph and quiet hours after 10 p.m. would be enforced. Lone Rock Beach would include a no vehicle area. A red or orange whip flag would be required at the Lone Rock Beach Play Area in accordance with Utah OHV regulations. In addition, ORV routes would be designated on 12.1 miles of pre-existing routes in the Ferry Swale area. Under this alternative, conventional motor vehicles, street-legal ATVs and OHVs, as defined by state law, would be allowed on unpaved GMP roads, except ATVs and OHVs would not be allowed on roads in the Orange Cliffs Management Unit. The speed limit on unpaved GMP roads would be 25 mph or as posted. Conventional motor vehicles and street-legal ATVs would be allowed on paved GMP roads. All ORVs and on-road ATVs must not exceed a sound level of 96 decibels when operated. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Office of the Superintendent, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1507, Page, Arizona 86040. You may also submit your comments online on the PEPC Web site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ GLCA. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, Arizona 86040. Oral statements and written comments will also be accepted during the public meetings. 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) that are 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 E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 2688 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2014 / Notices 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 make all submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: July 12, 2013. John Wessels, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service, Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register January 3, 2014. [FR Doc. 2014–00078 Filed 1–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–YELL–14103; PPIMYELL82, PPMRSNR1Z.AM0000] Remote Vaccination Program To Reduce the Prevalence of Brucellosis in Yellowstone Bison, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 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 announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Remote Vaccination Program to Reduce the Prevalence of Brucellosis in Yellowstone Bison, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 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 http://parkplanning.nps.gov/YELL, and at the Yellowstone Center for Resources, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190, telephone (307) 344–2203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Carpenter or Rick Wallen, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, telephone (307) 344–2203, or by email at YELL_Bison_ Management@NPS.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The document describes three management wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Jan 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 alternatives including a no-action alternative and the NPS preferred alternative. The anticipated environmental impacts of those alternatives are analyzed. The final document also includes responses to substantive comments from the public, from traditionally associated American Indian tribes, and from government agencies. Alternative A (No Action) describes the currently authorized syringe vaccination of calves and yearlings that are periodically captured at the park boundary. Alternative B describes a proposed action to continue the syringe vaccination program and add a field program to remotely vaccinate calves and yearlings using a pneumatic rifle to deliver an absorbable projectile with a vaccine payload to muscle tissue. Alternative C describes a program to continue the syringe vaccination action and add a field program to remotely vaccinate calves, yearlings, and adult females as is described in Alternative B. The National Park Service has identified Alternative A, No Action, as its preferred alternative based on substantial uncertainties associated with vaccine efficacy, delivery, duration of the vaccine-induced protective immune response, diagnostics, and bison behavior, existing management flexibilities, and evaluation of public comments. Consistent with the 2000 Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP), the preferred alternative would continue hand-syringe vaccination of bison at capture facilities near the park boundary and conduct monitoring and research on the relationship between vaccine-induced immune responses and protection from clinical disease (e.g., abortions). Also, selective culling of potentially infectious bison based on age and diagnostic test results may be continued at capture facilities to reduce the number of abortions that maintain the disease. The preferred alternative would continue the adaptive management program, as described in the 2000 Record of Decision for the IBMP and subsequent adaptive management adjustments, to learn more about the disease brucellosis and answer uncertainties, as well as to develop or improve suppression techniques that could be used to facilitate effective outcomes, minimize adverse impacts, and lower operational costs of efforts to reduce brucellosis prevalence in the future. The National Park Service would also continue to work with other federal and state agencies, American Indian tribes, academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and other interested parties to develop holistic PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 management approaches, monitoring and research projects that could be conducted to improve the adaptive management decision process, and better vaccines, delivery methods, and diagnostics for reducing the prevalence of brucellosis in bison and elk and transmissions to cattle. Dated: October 31, 2013. Laura E. Joss, Acting Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2014–00636 Filed 1–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–SER–EVER–14535; PX.P0078991D.00.1] Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Acquisition of Florida Power and Light Company Land in the East Everglades Expansion Area, Everglades National Park, Florida National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. 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 availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Acquisition of Florida Power and Light Company Land in the East Everglades Expansion Area, Everglades National Park, Florida. DATES: The NPS will accept comments on the Draft EIS from the public for a period of 60 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. We will announce the dates, times, and location for a public meeting to solicit comments on the Draft EIS through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/EVER; the Web site of Everglades National Park at www.nps.gov/ever; and media outlets. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Draft EIS will be available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/EVER. A limited number of compact disks and printed copies will be also available at the Park headquarters, Everglades National Park, 40001 State Highway 9336, Homestead, Florida 33034–6733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brien Culhane, Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034–6733 or by telephone at (305) 242–7717. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Glen Canyon 
National Recreation Area.

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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 (Plan/DEIS) for 
the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Glen Canyon National Recreation 
Area (GLCA), located in Arizona and Utah. The Plan/DEIS evaluates the 
impacts of four action alternatives that address off-road vehicle (ORV) 
management. It also assesses the impacts that could result from 
continuing the current management framework in the no-action 
alternative.

DATES: The NPS will accept comments on the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement from the public for 60 days following publication by the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the Notice of the Availability 
of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. After the EPA Notice of 
Availability is published, the NPS will schedule public meetings to be 
held during the comment period. Dates, time, and locations of these 
meetings will be announced in press releases, a newsletter, and on the 
NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site for the 
project at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GLCA.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment 
online at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GLCA. Copies of the Plan/DEIS 
will also be available at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 
Headquarters, 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, Arizona 86040.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teri Tucker, Chief of Planning & 
Compliance, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1507, Page, 
Arizona 86040, by phone at 928-608-6207, or by email at teri_tucker@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this Plan/DEIS is to evaluate 
off-road use and on-road all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use and develop 
management actions that preserve Glen Canyon's scientific, scenic, and 
historic features; provide for the recreational use and enjoyment of 
the area; and promote the resources and values for which the area was 
established as a unit of the national park system. This Plan/DEIS does 
not adjudicate, analyze, or otherwise determine the validity of R.S. 
2477 (Rights-of-Way) claims.
    The Plan/DEIS evaluates five alternatives--a no-action alternative 
(A) and four action alternatives (B, C, D, and E), all of which are 
summarized below. Alternative E is the NPS preferred

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alternative. Alternative B is the environmentally preferable 
alternative. Other alternatives were explored but dismissed from 
detailed analysis.
     Alternative A--No-Action. The no-action alternative 
represents the status quo and the continuation of existing management 
policies and actions related to off-road use in Glen Canyon. This 
alternative is consistent with the Glen Canyon 1979 General Management 
Plan (GMP) and other planning documents related to off-road travel in 
Glen Canyon. Under this alternative, conventional motor vehicles would 
continue to be allowed at 12 accessible shoreline areas including Blue 
Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty 
Devil, Farley Canyon, Neskahi, Piute Canyon, Red Canyon, Stanton Creek, 
Warm Creek and White Canyon, subject to water level closures. Lone Rock 
Beach and Lone Rock Play Area would remain open to conventional motor 
vehicles, street-legal ATVs and off highway vehicles (OHV) as defined 
by state law. Conventional motor vehicles and street legal ATVs would 
be allowed on GMP roads, with the exception of roads in the Orange 
Cliffs Management Unit, where ATVs would continue to be prohibited. 
Off-road use would continue on routes in the Ferry Swale area by all 
vehicle types. Alternative A does not include safety or noise 
restrictions and does not include a permit system.
     Alternative B--No Off-road Vehicle Use. Under alternative 
B, off-road use would be managed in a manner consistent with the 
remote, undeveloped, and lightly traveled nature which characterizes 
much of Glen Canyon. The isolated and primitive characteristics of the 
Glen Canyon backcountry would be maintained by limiting the operation 
of all types of motor vehicles to designated roads. There would be no 
designated ORV routes or areas. All existing off-road use areas, 
including the accessible shorelines currently open, Lone Rock Beach and 
Lone Rock Beach Play Area, would be closed and restored to natural 
conditions. Conventional motor vehicles and street legal ATVs would be 
allowed on GMP roads, with the exception of roads in the Orange Cliffs 
Management Unit, where ATVs would continue to be prohibited.
     Alternative C--Increased Motorized Access. Under this 
alternative, off-road use would be managed in a manner that would 
expand the recreational opportunities in Glen Canyon by increasing the 
number of ORV routes and areas. Under this alternative, conventional 
motor vehicles, street-legal ATVs and OHVs, as defined by state law, 
would be allowed at 15 accessible shorelines, including Blue Notch, 
Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty Devil, 
Farley Canyon, Hite Boat Ramp, Neskahi, Nokai Canyon, Piute Canyon, 
Paiute Farms, Red Canyon, Stanton Creek, Warm Creek and White Canyon, 
subject to water level closures. Lone Rock Beach and Lone Rock Play 
Area would be open to conventional motor vehicles, street-legal ATVs 
and OHVs. The speed limit at the accessible shorelines and Lone Rock 
Beach would be 15 mph and quiet hours after 10 p.m. would be enforced. 
A permit would be required for all off-road travel. A red or orange 
whip flag would be required at the Lone Rock Beach Play Area in 
accordance with Utah OHV regulations. ORV routes would be designated on 
12.1 miles of pre-existing routes in the Ferry Swale area. Under this 
alternative conventional motor vehicles, street legal ATVs and OHVs 
would be allowed on all GMP roads, including on roads in the Orange 
Cliffs Management Unit. The speed limit on unpaved GMP roads would be 
25 mph or as posted. All ORVs and on-road ATVs must not exceed a sound 
level of 96 decibels when operated.
     Alternative D--Decreased Motorized Access. This 
alternative protects natural and cultural resources by limiting off-
road use. Under this alternative, Lone Rock Beach Play Area, Blue 
Notch, Bullfrog North and South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Neskahi, 
Nokai Canyon, Piute Canyon, Paiute Farms, Red Canyon, Warm Creek and 
White Canyon would be closed and restored to natural conditions. 
Conventional motor vehicles would be permitted at four designated 
accessible shoreline areas, Farley Canyon, Dirty Devil, Hite Boat Ramp 
and Stanton Creek. Lone Rock Beach would be open only to conventional 
vehicles. The speed limit at the accessible shorelines and Lone Rock 
Beach would be 15 mph and quiet hours after 10 p.m. would be enforced. 
A permit would be required for all off-road use. No ATVs or OHVs would 
be allowed in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. All ORVs must not 
exceed a sound level of 96 decibels when operated. ORV routes would not 
be designated in the Ferry Swale area.
     Alternative E--Mixed Use (NPS Preferred Alternative). 
Alternative E is designed to protect resources and enhance the visitor 
experience by identifying and designating specific areas capable of 
supporting on-road ATV use and off-road use while prohibiting such uses 
in areas where resources and values may be at risk. Under this 
alternative one vehicle-accessible shoreline area--Warm Creek--would be 
closed permanently. Fourteen areas--Blue Notch, Bullfrog North and 
South, Copper Canyon, Crosby Canyon, Dirty Devil, Farley Canyon, Hite 
Boat Ramp, Neskahi, Nokai Canyon, Piute Canyon, Paiute Farms, Red 
Canyon, Stanton Creek and White Canyon--would remain open to 
conventional motor vehicles and street-legal ATVs, subject to water-
level closures. Lone Rock Beach and Lone Rock Beach Play area would be 
open to conventional vehicles, street-legal ATVs and OHVs, as defined 
by state law. The speed limit at the accessible shorelines and Lone 
Rock Beach would be 15 mph and quiet hours after 10 p.m. would be 
enforced. Lone Rock Beach would include a no vehicle area. A red or 
orange whip flag would be required at the Lone Rock Beach Play Area in 
accordance with Utah OHV regulations. In addition, ORV routes would be 
designated on 12.1 miles of pre-existing routes in the Ferry Swale 
area. Under this alternative, conventional motor vehicles, street-legal 
ATVs and OHVs, as defined by state law, would be allowed on unpaved GMP 
roads, except ATVs and OHVs would not be allowed on roads in the Orange 
Cliffs Management Unit. The speed limit on unpaved GMP roads would be 
25 mph or as posted. Conventional motor vehicles and street-legal ATVs 
would be allowed on paved GMP roads. All ORVs and on-road ATVs must not 
exceed a sound level of 96 decibels when operated.
    If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of 
several methods. You may mail comments to Office of the Superintendent, 
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1507, Page, Arizona 
86040. You may also submit your comments online on the PEPC Web site at 
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GLCA. Finally, you may hand-deliver 
comments to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, 691 Scenic View 
Drive, Page, Arizona 86040. Oral statements and written comments will 
also be accepted during the public meetings. 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) that are 
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

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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 make all 
submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: July 12, 2013.
John Wessels,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service,

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register January 3, 2014.

[FR Doc. 2014-00078 Filed 1-14-14; 8:45 am]
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