Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Texas, 58377-58378 [2014-23038]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a noncompetitive (direct) sale of .44-acres in Washington County, Utah, at not less than the appraised value of $16,720 to the Ridgepointe Homeowners Association South, Inc., whose members own homes on the adjoining private land. The sale parcel will be offered pursuant to Section 203 and Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the applicable BLM land-sale regulations. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed sale of public land until November 13, 2014. The public sale would not occur prior to November 28, 2014. Comments may be mailed, hand delivered, or faxed to 435–688–3252. Telephone calls and email will not be accepted. SUMMARY: Submit written comments to the BLM, St. George Field Office, Field Manager, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Burke by email: tsburke@ blm.gov, or by telephone: 435–688– 3326. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM proposes to offer for direct sale the following described public land: ADDRESSES: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Salt Lake Meridian, Utah T. 42 S., R. 15 W., Sec. 13, lots 6 and 7. The area described aggregate .44-acres. This direct sale is in conformance with the St. George Resource Management Plan (RMP), approved in March 1999. The parcel is identified for disposal in the RMP Record of Decision (decision LD–06), and is not needed for any other Federal purpose. The sale parcel was analyzed in a site-specific Environmental Analysis numbered DOI–BLM–UT–C030–2011–0005–EA. The parcel is being offered as a direct sale to Ridgepointe Homeowners Association South, Inc., in order to resolve inadvertent development by multiple homeowners on a 20-foot strip of public land that adjoins the Ridgepointe Subdivision. The BLM found the unauthorized use when preparing the adjoining BLM acreage for a competitive sale. The .44-acre parcel is the smallest legal subdivision that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 would wholly encompass the unauthorized improvements. 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a) provides for a direct sale to protect the existing equities or where there is a need to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized use or occupancy of the land. A mineral potential report concluded the parcel contains no known mineral values; therefore, the mineral interest would be conveyed with the surface. Revenue from the sale would be deposited in the Washington County Land Acquisition Account, pursuant to the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Subtitle O. The conveyance documents for the parcel identified above will contain the following reservations, terms, and conditions: 1. A right-of-way reservation for ditches or canals constructed by authority of the United States under the Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. The conveyance will be subject to all valid existing rights of record. 3. An appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the patentee’s use, occupancy, or occupations on the patented land. On publication of this notice and until completion of the sale, the BLM is no longer accepting land use applications affecting the parcel identified for sale. The parcel was segregated for a 2-year period from appropriation under the public land and mining laws on August 7, 2012 (77 FR 47090). Publication of this notice serves to extend the segregation period for an additional 2 years pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.1–2(d). On July 1, 2014, the State Director determined in writing that this extension is necessary in order to provide adequate time to complete the land sale process. Information concerning the sale, including the appraisal, planning and environmental documents, and mineral report are available for review during business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Monday through Friday, at the BLM, St. George Field Office, except during Federal holidays. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in any comment, be aware that your entire comment, including any personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time. Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Any adverse comments regarding the proposed sale will be reviewed by the BLM Utah State Director or other authorized official of the Department of PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58377 the Interior, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Authority: 43 CFR 2710, 43 CFR 2711, and 43 CFR 2720. Jenna Whitlock, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2014–23068 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–LAMR–16172; PX.PD104097E.00.1] Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Texas National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service announces the availability of the final environmental impact statement for the general management plan for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. The general management plan will guide the management of the park units over the next 15 to 20 years. DATES: The NPS 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 environmental impact statement for the general management plan in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the final environmental impact statement and the draft environmental impact statement will be available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LAMR. To request a hard copy, contact Superintendent Robert Maguire, 419 East Broadway, Fritch, Texas, 79036, (806) 857–0300. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief of Resources Arlene Wimer, P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, Texas, 79036; telephone (806) 857–0309. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have prepared the final environmental impact statement for the general management plan (FEIS/GMP) and we are publishing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C). The final environmental impact statement for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 58378 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices general management plan (FEIS/GMP) responds to and incorporates agency and public comments received on the draft EIS/plan, which was available for public review from March 29, 2013, through May 28, 2013. Two public meetings were held, one in Amarillo, Texas on April 30, 2013, and the other in Fritch, Texas on May 1, 2013, to gather input on the draft EIS/plan; 27 members of the public attended these meetings. We received approximately 25 comments during the public review period. Few of the comments were substantive and none required more than minor responses such as factual corrections. For this reason we have prepared an abbreviated final EIS that includes our response to comments and an errata sheet. This abbreviated FEIS/ GMP and the text of the DEIS/GMP together constitute the Final EIS/GMP. The FEIS/GMP evaluates three alternatives for managing Lake Meredith NRA and three alternatives for managing Alibates Flint Quarries NM. The NPS-preferred alternative for Lake Meredith NRA would promote both traditional and nontraditional uses, developing facilities and opportunities to address changing lake conditions and visitor uses. The national recreation area would become a destination for semiprimitive outdoor recreation opportunities and would strengthen partnerships to improve visitor experience. The preferred alternative for Alibates Flint Quarries NM would provide a greater understanding and appreciation for archeological protection through enhanced educational opportunities and research. It also would accommodate a wider range of visitor uses and experiences by zoning part of the national monument for unrestricted visitor access by foot. The responsible official for this FEIS/ GMP is the Regional Director, NPS Intermountain Region, 12795 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228. Dated: September 11, 2014. Sue E. Masica, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2014–23038 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CB–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–IMR–BITH–16171; PX.PD109246J.00.1] Final Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas National Park Service, Interior. Notice of Availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the general management plan for Big Thicket National Preserve. Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose of the parkway, the general management plan will guide the management of the park over the next 15–20 years. DATES: The NPS will sign a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency of its Notice of Availability of the general management plan in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: Electronic copies of the general management plan will be available online at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/BITH. To request a copy, contact Superintendent Doug Neighbor, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625, 409–951–6801, and at the following location: Fire Management Office, 860 CR 1040, Woodville, TX 75997. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Doug Neighbor, Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625; telephone (409) 951–6801. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have prepared the final environmental impact statement for the general management plan (FEIS/GMP) and we are publishing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C). The FEIS/GMP responds to, and incorporates, agency and public comments received on the draft EIS/plan, which was available for public review from May 3, 2013, through July 1, 2013. Three public meetings were held from May 14–16, 2013, to gather input on the draft EIS/ plan. The meetings were held at the preserve visitor center in Kountze, Texas, and in Woodville and Beaumont, Texas. There were 16 pieces of correspondence received during the public review period. The NPS responses to substantive agency and public comments are provided in PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Chapter 5: Consultation and Coordination’’ of the FEIS/GMP. The FEIS/GMP evaluates four alternatives for managing use and development of the park. The preferred alternative (alternative 2) would expand opportunities for diverse, low-impact visitor activities by increasing the number of hiking and water-based trails and access points, especially on the newly acquired lands and linking existing trails to trails in the park. Natural resource management activities would focus on minimizing the effects of habitat fragmentation using a number of techniques including fire management, voluntary actions for oil and gas operations in the preserve, and land management agreements with partners. Partnerships are important for implementation of the preferred alternative including protection of natural flow regimes, preventing illegal dumping and other illegal activities as well as noncompatible land uses, and encouraging compatible resource management approaches. Infrastructure development is focused on providing access into the preserve and making existing facilities more sustainable. When approved, the plan will guide the management of the park over the next 15 to 20 years. The responsible official for this FEIS/ GMP is the Regional Director, NPS Intermountain Region, 12795 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228. Dated: September 11, 2014. Sue E. Masica, Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2014–23039 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–CB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–16712;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 September 5, 2014. Pursuant to § 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. Comments may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 188 (Monday, September 29, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-IMR-LAMR-16172; PX.PD104097E.00.1]


Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management 
Plan, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Alibates Flint Quarries 
National Monument, Texas

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service announces the availability of the 
final environmental impact statement for the general management plan 
for Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries 
National Monument. The general management plan will guide the 
management of the park units over the next 15 to 20 years.

DATES: The NPS 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 environmental impact statement for 
the general management plan in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the final environmental impact 
statement and the draft environmental impact statement will be 
available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LAMR. To request a hard 
copy, contact Superintendent Robert Maguire, 419 East Broadway, Fritch, 
Texas, 79036, (806) 857-0300.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief of Resources Arlene Wimer, P.O. 
Box 1460, Fritch, Texas, 79036; telephone (806) 857-0309.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have prepared the final environmental 
impact statement for the general management plan (FEIS/GMP) and we are 
publishing this notice pursuant to the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C). The final environmental impact 
statement for the

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general management plan (FEIS/GMP) responds to and incorporates agency 
and public comments received on the draft EIS/plan, which was available 
for public review from March 29, 2013, through May 28, 2013. Two public 
meetings were held, one in Amarillo, Texas on April 30, 2013, and the 
other in Fritch, Texas on May 1, 2013, to gather input on the draft 
EIS/plan; 27 members of the public attended these meetings. We received 
approximately 25 comments during the public review period. Few of the 
comments were substantive and none required more than minor responses 
such as factual corrections. For this reason we have prepared an 
abbreviated final EIS that includes our response to comments and an 
errata sheet. This abbreviated FEIS/GMP and the text of the DEIS/GMP 
together constitute the Final EIS/GMP.
    The FEIS/GMP evaluates three alternatives for managing Lake 
Meredith NRA and three alternatives for managing Alibates Flint 
Quarries NM. The NPS-preferred alternative for Lake Meredith NRA would 
promote both traditional and nontraditional uses, developing facilities 
and opportunities to address changing lake conditions and visitor uses. 
The national recreation area would become a destination for semi-
primitive outdoor recreation opportunities and would strengthen 
partnerships to improve visitor experience.
    The preferred alternative for Alibates Flint Quarries NM would 
provide a greater understanding and appreciation for archeological 
protection through enhanced educational opportunities and research. It 
also would accommodate a wider range of visitor uses and experiences by 
zoning part of the national monument for unrestricted visitor access by 
foot.
    The responsible official for this FEIS/GMP is the Regional 
Director, NPS Intermountain Region, 12795 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, 
Colorado 80228.

    Dated: September 11, 2014.
Sue E. Masica,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-23038 Filed 9-26-14; 8:45 am]
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