Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Merced River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, California, 25889 [2014-10367]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 87 / Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / Notices 16 U.S.C. 460o–2(b) states that the Secretary of the Interior may make adjustments in the boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area by publication of the amended description thereof in the Federal Register: provided, that the area encompassed by such revised boundary shall not exceed the acreage included within the detailed boundary first described in the Federal Register on June 7, 1977 (Vol. 42, No. 109, pp 29071–29103). This boundary adjustment does not exceed the acreage of the detailed boundary so described. The Conservation Fund owns or holds an option for these properties and will convey their fee interests to the United States without cost to help mitigate the effects of the upgrade and expansion of the existing Susquehanna-Roseland electric transmission line across approximately 4.3 miles of the National Recreation Area. Dated: March 28, 2014. Michael Caldwell, Acting Regional Director, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2014–10370 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–WV–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PWR–PWRO–15430; PX.P0131800B.00.1] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Merced River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, California National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability of Record of Decision. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to § 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Merced River Comprehensive Management Plan. Approval of the Merced River Comprehensive Management Plan culminates an extensive conservation planning and environmental impact analysis effort which began over 15 years ago. The requisite no-action ‘‘wait period’’ was initiated on February 18, 2014, with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Register notice of the filing of the Final EIS. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 May 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 Decision: The NPS has selected Alternative 5 (identified as both ‘‘agency preferred’’ and ‘‘environmentally preferred’’ in the Final EIS) for implementation as the approved Merced River Comprehensive Management Plan. Under the selected alternative, peak visitation could reach levels experienced in recent years— approximately 20,100 people per day in East Yosemite Valley. West Yosemite Valley will retain its overall natural character, with limited facilities and visitor services provided. Improvements to river access in the Valley, coupled with meadow enhancements and extensive riverbank restoration (189 acres of meadow and riparian habitat will be restored), will result in substantially improved visitor experiences. Visitors to Wawona will continue to enjoy the historic hotel and facilities; recreational options in this area will include tennis and golf, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and boating on the South Fork of the Merced River. The El Portal Administrative Site will continue to serve as a hub for park operations, and remote parking to reduce summer traffic congestion will be provided. Selected key components of the approved plan are as follows: (1) Provide for 72 campsites at Upper and Lower River Campgrounds and 482 lodging units at Curry Village; (2) increase parking at El Portal Remote Parking Area to 300 spaces and reduce parking at Yosemite Village Day-use Parking Area to 750 spaces; (3) provide for raft and bicycle rentals at locations outside the river corridor; (4) retain Sugar Pine Bridge and remove Residence One (the Superintendent’s House) through relocation or demolition; (5) adverse effects to cultural resources will be ameliorated according to a Programmatic Agreement executed with the State Historic Preservation Officer; and (6) undertake a rigorous adaptive management program of ecological restoration and monitoring actions in order to improve hydrologic flows, water infiltration, and reduce erosion. Five other alternatives were evaluated, the full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures were identified. Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Attn: Division of Project Management, Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 700– W, 5083 Foresta Road, El Portal, CA 95318 or via telephone request at (209) 379–1202. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25889 Dated: March 31, 2014. Christine S. Lehnertz, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2014–10367 Filed 5–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–85,057] Hyosung USA, Inc, Utica Plant, a Subsidiary of Hyosung Holdings USA, Inc., Utica, New York; Notice of Negative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration By application dated March 26, 2014, a State of New York workforce official requested administrative reconsideration of the Department of Labor’s negative determination regarding eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), applicable to workers and former workers of Hyosung USA, Inc., Utica Plant, a subsidiary of Hyosung Holdings USA, Inc., Utica, New York (subject firm). The negative determination was signed on February 26, 2014. The petition stated: ‘‘Richard Guzda . . . will be laid off on 3/31/2014. He has been the maintenance man and watchman for the vacant building. Hyosung has an Agreement . . . to keep someone on site until the end of the lease on 3/31/14.’’ The determination was based on the Department’s finding that there was not a worker group as defined by 29 CFR 90 at the subject firm during the one-year period prior to the date of the petition (February 6, 2014). Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(c) reconsideration may be granted under the following circumstances: (1) If it appears on the basis of facts not previously considered that the determination complained of was erroneous; (2) If it appears that the determination complained of was based on a mistake in the determination of facts not previously considered; or (3) If in the opinion of the Certifying Officer, a mis-interpretation of facts or of the law justified reconsideration of the decision. In the request for reconsideration, the state workforce official stated that ‘‘Mr. Guzda has been fully connected with 81 other workers certified under petition 80085. I believe that TAA petition 80085 should be re-opened and the expiration date should be changed from May 5th, 2013 to at least April 1st, 2014 E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 87 (Tuesday, May 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-PWR-PWRO-15430; PX.P0131800B.00.1]


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for Merced River 
Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, California

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec.  102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended) and the regulations 
promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), 
the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), has 
prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Merced River Comprehensive 
Management Plan. Approval of the Merced River Comprehensive Management 
Plan culminates an extensive conservation planning and environmental 
impact analysis effort which began over 15 years ago. The requisite no-
action ``wait period'' was initiated on February 18, 2014, with the 
Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register notice of the filing 
of the Final EIS.
    Decision: The NPS has selected Alternative 5 (identified as both 
``agency preferred'' and ``environmentally preferred'' in the Final 
EIS) for implementation as the approved Merced River Comprehensive 
Management Plan. Under the selected alternative, peak visitation could 
reach levels experienced in recent years--approximately 20,100 people 
per day in East Yosemite Valley. West Yosemite Valley will retain its 
overall natural character, with limited facilities and visitor services 
provided. Improvements to river access in the Valley, coupled with 
meadow enhancements and extensive riverbank restoration (189 acres of 
meadow and riparian habitat will be restored), will result in 
substantially improved visitor experiences. Visitors to Wawona will 
continue to enjoy the historic hotel and facilities; recreational 
options in this area will include tennis and golf, hiking, picnicking, 
horseback riding, and boating on the South Fork of the Merced River. 
The El Portal Administrative Site will continue to serve as a hub for 
park operations, and remote parking to reduce summer traffic congestion 
will be provided.
    Selected key components of the approved plan are as follows: (1) 
Provide for 72 campsites at Upper and Lower River Campgrounds and 482 
lodging units at Curry Village; (2) increase parking at El Portal 
Remote Parking Area to 300 spaces and reduce parking at Yosemite 
Village Day-use Parking Area to 750 spaces; (3) provide for raft and 
bicycle rentals at locations outside the river corridor; (4) retain 
Sugar Pine Bridge and remove Residence One (the Superintendent's House) 
through relocation or demolition; (5) adverse effects to cultural 
resources will be ameliorated according to a Programmatic Agreement 
executed with the State Historic Preservation Officer; and (6) 
undertake a rigorous adaptive management program of ecological 
restoration and monitoring actions in order to improve hydrologic 
flows, water infiltration, and reduce erosion.
    Five other alternatives were evaluated, the full range of 
foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate 
mitigation measures were identified.
    Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may 
obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Attn: Division of 
Project Management, Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 700-W, 5083 
Foresta Road, El Portal, CA 95318 or via telephone request at (209) 
379-1202.

    Dated: March 31, 2014.
Christine S. Lehnertz,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
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