Notice of 30 Day Comment Period for an Environmental Assessment on a Special Use Permit for a Wireless Telecommunication Facility, 67379 [2016-23668]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 190 / Friday, September 30, 2016 / Notices Alternative D would eliminate livestock grazing from BLM-managed lands within the Monument boundary (0 acres and 0 AUMs available) and adjust two allotment boundaries. All livestock-related developments would be removed, while some fences might be required to exclude livestock from the Monument. Alternative E would reduce AUMs available for livestock grazing by approximately 50 percent (making 19,388 AUMs available) and close Larkspur Park kipuka to grazing. This alternative would adjust two allotment boundaries and make 272,900 acres available for grazing. No net gain in livestock-related infrastructure would be allowed. The land use planning process was initiated on June 28, 2013, through a Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register, notifying the public of a formal scoping period and soliciting public participation in the planning process. Four scoping meetings were held in July 2013 in Arco, Carey, Rupert, and American Falls, Idaho. Based on public input regarding relevant issues to consider in the planning process and BLM goals and objectives, the BLM formulated the five alternatives considered and analyzed in the Draft MMP Amendment/Draft EIS. Because nominations for the designation of areas of critical environmental concern (ACECs) were previously analyzed for the 2007 MMP, the BLM did not solicit new ACEC nominations during scoping. Following the close of the public review and comment period, the Draft MMP Amendment/Draft EIS will be revised in preparation for its release as the Proposed MMP Amendment and Final EIS. The BLM will respond to substantive comments by making appropriate revisions to the document or explain why a comment did not warrant a change. 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: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2. Timothy M. Murphy, BLM Idaho State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–23566 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:49 Sep 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–MWR–THRO–21168; PPMWTHRO00/ PROIESUC1.380000] Notice of 30 Day Comment Period for an Environmental Assessment on a Special Use Permit for a Wireless Telecommunication Facility National Park Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) is announcing a 30-day review period for an environmental assessment prepared for a permit request from Verizon Wireless to obtain a right-ofway to replace an existing communication tower with a shorter tower at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. This notice is issued in accordance with the procedures of Director’s Order 53, Special Park Uses. DATES: Comments must be received on, or before October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Information on this application process can be obtained by contacting the Superintendent at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, P.O. Box 7, Medora, North Dakota, 58645– 0007, or by telephone at 701–623–4466. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Superintendent Wendy Ross at the address and telephone number listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (the Park) has received an application from Verizon Wireless to obtain a right of way to replace the park’s existing communication tower with a shorter tower to accommodate Verizon Wireless equipment and to mitigate adverse impacts to park resources. The current and proposed telecommunications site, located just northeast of U.S. Highway 85 at the park’s east boundary, is in Township 148 North, Range 99 West, in the northwest quarter of Section 26, in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The current tower accommodates U.S. Forest Service equipment as well as communications equipment belonging to the park that would be relocated to the new tower. The proposed project includes removing the current tower and blinking aviation lighting, and constructing a tower not to exceed 190 feet in height, a 12-foot by 30-foot equipment shed, a small graveled parking area, and supporting underground utilities. The new tower would not have blinking aviation lighting. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67379 The no-action alternative would result in the park continuing to maintain its current tower and require Verizon to construct a second tower just outside the park boundary. The NPS is continuing to evaluate the proposal pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Telecommunications Act of 1966, and other NPS requirements, policies, and regulations. Impact analyses, including the effects, if any, on cultural resources, will be available for public review on the NPS planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ publicHome.cfm. A 30-day public review period for the environmental assessment will be held after the publishing of this notice. Project related background material, including press releases, site photographs, public scoping material, and other project related documents previously released, are available on the PEPC Web site at the address listed above. Dated: July 13, 2016. Cameron H. Sholly, Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2016–23668 Filed 9–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–21915; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before September 2, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St. NW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-MWR-THRO-21168; PPMWTHRO00/PROIESUC1.380000]


Notice of 30 Day Comment Period for an Environmental Assessment 
on a Special Use Permit for a Wireless Telecommunication Facility

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is announcing a 30-day review 
period for an environmental assessment prepared for a permit request 
from Verizon Wireless to obtain a right-of-way to replace an existing 
communication tower with a shorter tower at Theodore Roosevelt National 
Park, North Dakota. This notice is issued in accordance with the 
procedures of Director's Order 53, Special Park Uses.

DATES: Comments must be received on, or before October 31, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Information on this application process can be obtained by 
contacting the Superintendent at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, P.O. 
Box 7, Medora, North Dakota, 58645-0007, or by telephone at 701-623-
4466.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Superintendent Wendy 
Ross at the address and telephone number listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (the Park) 
has received an application from Verizon Wireless to obtain a right of 
way to replace the park's existing communication tower with a shorter 
tower to accommodate Verizon Wireless equipment and to mitigate adverse 
impacts to park resources.
    The current and proposed telecommunications site, located just 
northeast of U.S. Highway 85 at the park's east boundary, is in 
Township 148 North, Range 99 West, in the northwest quarter of Section 
26, in McKenzie County, North Dakota. The current tower accommodates 
U.S. Forest Service equipment as well as communications equipment 
belonging to the park that would be relocated to the new tower. The 
proposed project includes removing the current tower and blinking 
aviation lighting, and constructing a tower not to exceed 190 feet in 
height, a 12-foot by 30-foot equipment shed, a small graveled parking 
area, and supporting underground utilities. The new tower would not 
have blinking aviation lighting.
    The no-action alternative would result in the park continuing to 
maintain its current tower and require Verizon to construct a second 
tower just outside the park boundary. The NPS is continuing to evaluate 
the proposal pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the 
National Historic Preservation Act, the Telecommunications Act of 1966, 
and other NPS requirements, policies, and regulations. Impact analyses, 
including the effects, if any, on cultural resources, will be available 
for public review on the NPS planning, Environment, and Public Comment 
(PEPC) Web site at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/publicHome.cfm. A 30-
day public review period for the environmental assessment will be held 
after the publishing of this notice. Project related background 
material, including press releases, site photographs, public scoping 
material, and other project related documents previously released, are 
available on the PEPC Web site at the address listed above.

    Dated: July 13, 2016.
Cameron H. Sholly,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-23668 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]
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