Determination of Eligibility for Consideration as Wilderness Areas, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, 49759-49760 [2019-20559]

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AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Wilderness Act of 1964, and in accordance with National Park Service (NPS) Management Policies (2006), Section 6.2.1, the NPS has completed a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment to determine if lands within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (Big South Fork NRRA) meet criteria indicating eligibility for preservation as wilderness. The lands subject to the assessment were those identified in the park’s General Management Plan as being within the Natural Environment Recreation Zone and the Sensitive Resource Protection Zone. All other zones in the plan are development zones. Based on the assessment, the NPS has concluded that the assessed lands: (1) Are not predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are not greater than 5,000 acres in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable their preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) do not meet the wilderness character criteria SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49759 listed in the Wilderness Act and NPS Management Policies (2006). As a result of these findings, the NPS has determined that lands within Big South Fork NRRA do not warrant further study for possible designation as wilderness at this time. An updated eligibility assessment may be warranted in the future as lands in the park recover from past human disturbance. ADDRESSES: A map of the lands assessed is on file at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Headquarters, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, by phone at 423– 569–9778, via email at BISO_ Superintendent@nps.gov, or by mail at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Big South Fork NRRA comprises 125,310 acres on the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Tennessee and southern Kentucky. Of this total, 116,309 acres are in Federal ownership. Big South Fork NRRA has been affected by past extractive activities, including farming, logging, sub-surface coal mining, and drilling for oil and gas. Staff of the Big South Fork NRRA reviewed the Primary Eligibility Criteria found in Section 6.2.1.1 of NPS Management Policies to evaluate the park’s wilderness eligibility. The eligibility assessment initially identified seven areas in the park that are undeveloped, appear to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, and offer opportunities for solitude and an unconfined type of recreation. These areas range in size from 279.2 acres to 3,655.7 acres. None is over 5,000 acres in size, or, given the nature of adjacent recreational and management activities, of sufficient size to make practicable its preservation and use as wilderness in an unimpaired condition. Furthermore, none of these areas is untrammeled. Due to their small size, each must be actively managed to control the effects of fire, deal with invasive species, and ameliorate the impacts of prior human disturbance. Accordingly, the NPS has determined that none of the acreage administered by the NPS at Big South Fork NRRA is eligible for designation as wilderness. A public notice announcing the NPS’s intention to conduct this eligibility assessment was placed in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016. A previous press release had been issued to local media on March 6, 2007 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 49760 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2019 / Notices informing the public of the assessment process. The NPS received no comments on either the press release or the subsequent notice. Given that no lands at Big South Fork NRRA currently eligible for wilderness consideration, no wilderness study will be undertaken pursuant to Management Policies Section 2.2.2 to develop a recommendation to Congress for wilderness designation. Dated: August 5, 2019. Robert A. Vogel, Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2019–20559 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–SERO–OBRI–NPS0027212; PPSESEROC3, PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000] Determination of Eligibility for Consideration as Wilderness Areas, Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park Service, Interior. Notice of determination of wilderness eligibility for lands in Obed Wild and Scenic River. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the Wilderness Act of 1964, and in accordance with National Park Service (NPS) Management Policies (2006), Section 6.2.1, the NPS has completed a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment to determine if lands within Obed Wild and Scenic River (Obed WSR) meet criteria indicating eligibility for preservation as wilderness. Based on the assessment, the NPS has concluded that the assessed lands: (1) Are not predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are not greater than 5,000 acres in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable their preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) do not meet the wilderness character criteria listed in the Wilderness Act and NPS Management Policies (2006). As a result of these findings, the NPS has determined that lands within the Obed WSR do not warrant further study for possible designation as wilderness. ADDRESSES: A map of the lands assessed is on file at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Headquarters, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas, Obed Wild and Scenic River, by phone at 423–569–9778, via email at OBRI_Superintendent@nps.gov, or by jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 mail at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Obed WSR comprises approximately 5,530 acres on the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Tennessee. The wild and scenic designation encompasses 45 miles of the Obed River and its tributaries, including Clear Creek, Daddys Creek, and the Emory River. Of the total acreage within the boundary, only about 2,664 acres, in noncontiguous tracts, are owned in fee by the Federal government. The Primary Eligibility Criteria found in Section 6.2.1.1 of NPS Management Policies was reviewed to evaluate Obed WSR’s wilderness eligibility. Based on this review, the NPS has determined that none of the acreage administered by the NPS at Obed Wild and Scenic River is eligible for designation as wilderness. While parts of the wild and scenic river are roadless, undeveloped, and appear to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, no single area is over 5,000 acres in size or is of sufficient size to make practicable its preservation and use as wilderness in an unimpaired condition. Areas owned in fee by the NPS are interspersed with lands owned by the State of Tennessee and by private parties. The fragmentation of the NPS fee lands and their small size precludes their effective management as wilderness. A public notice announcing the NPS’s intention to conduct this eligibility assessment was placed in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016. A previous press release had been issued to local media on August 22, 2016 informing the public of the assessment process. The NPS received no comments on either the press release or the subsequent notice. Given that lands at Obed WSR are not eligible for wilderness consideration, a wilderness study will not be prepared pursuant to Management Policies Section 2.2.2. [Docket No. ONRR–2012–0006; DS63644000 DR2000000.CH7000 190D1113RT; OMB Control Number 1012–0005] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 5, 2019. Robert A. Vogel, Regional Director. [FR Doc. 2019–20560 Filed 9–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Natural Resources Revenue Agency Information Collection Activities: Federal Oil and Gas Valuation Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. ONRR seeks renewed authority to collect information pertaining to (1) the Federal oil and gas valuation regulations, which include transportation and processing regulatory allowance limits; and (2) the accounting and auditing relief for marginal properties. SUMMARY: You must submit your written comments on or before November 22, 2019. DATES: You may submit comments on this Information Collection Request (ICR) to ONRR by using one of the following three methods (please reference ‘‘ICR 1012–0005’’ in the subject line of your comments): 1. Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ‘‘ONRR– 2012–0006’’ and then click ‘‘Search.’’ Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR will post all comments. 2. Email comments to Mr. Armand Southall, Regulatory Specialist, at armand.southall@onrr.gov. 3. Hand-carry or mail comments, using an overnight courier service, to ONRR. Our courier address is Building 85, MS 64400B, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on technical issues, contact Mr. Peter Christnacht, Royalty Valuation, ONRR, telephone at (303) 233–2225, or email to Peter.Christnacht@onrr.gov. For other questions, contact Mr. Armand Southall, telephone at (303) 231–3221, or email to Armand.Southall@onrr.gov. You may also contact Mr. Southall to obtain copies (free of charge) of (1) the ICR, (2) any associated forms, and (3) the regulations requiring the subject collection of information. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49759-49760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20559]


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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-SERO-BISO-NPS0027182; PPSESEROC3, PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000]


Determination of Eligibility for Consideration as Wilderness 
Areas, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of determination of wilderness eligibility for lands in 
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Wilderness Act of 1964, and in accordance with 
National Park Service (NPS) Management Policies (2006), Section 6.2.1, 
the NPS has completed a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment to determine 
if lands within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (Big 
South Fork NRRA) meet criteria indicating eligibility for preservation 
as wilderness. The lands subject to the assessment were those 
identified in the park's General Management Plan as being within the 
Natural Environment Recreation Zone and the Sensitive Resource 
Protection Zone. All other zones in the plan are development zones. 
Based on the assessment, the NPS has concluded that the assessed lands: 
(1) Are not predominantly roadless and undeveloped; (2) are not greater 
than 5,000 acres in size or of sufficient size as to make practicable 
their preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (3) do not 
meet the wilderness character criteria listed in the Wilderness Act and 
NPS Management Policies (2006). As a result of these findings, the NPS 
has determined that lands within Big South Fork NRRA do not warrant 
further study for possible designation as wilderness at this time. An 
updated eligibility assessment may be warranted in the future as lands 
in the park recover from past human disturbance.

ADDRESSES: A map of the lands assessed is on file at Big South Fork 
National River and Recreation Area Headquarters, 4564 Leatherwood Road, 
Oneida, Tennessee 37841.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Niki Stephanie 
Nicholas, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, by phone 
at 423-569-9778, via email at [email protected], or by mail 
at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood 
Road, Oneida, Tennessee 37841.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Big South Fork NRRA comprises 125,310 acres 
on the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Tennessee and southern Kentucky. 
Of this total, 116,309 acres are in Federal ownership. Big South Fork 
NRRA has been affected by past extractive activities, including 
farming, logging, sub-surface coal mining, and drilling for oil and 
gas.
    Staff of the Big South Fork NRRA reviewed the Primary Eligibility 
Criteria found in Section 6.2.1.1 of NPS Management Policies to 
evaluate the park's wilderness eligibility. The eligibility assessment 
initially identified seven areas in the park that are undeveloped, 
appear to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, and 
offer opportunities for solitude and an unconfined type of recreation. 
These areas range in size from 279.2 acres to 3,655.7 acres. None is 
over 5,000 acres in size, or, given the nature of adjacent recreational 
and management activities, of sufficient size to make practicable its 
preservation and use as wilderness in an unimpaired condition. 
Furthermore, none of these areas is untrammeled. Due to their small 
size, each must be actively managed to control the effects of fire, 
deal with invasive species, and ameliorate the impacts of prior human 
disturbance. Accordingly, the NPS has determined that none of the 
acreage administered by the NPS at Big South Fork NRRA is eligible for 
designation as wilderness.
    A public notice announcing the NPS's intention to conduct this 
eligibility assessment was placed in the Federal Register on December 
20, 2016. A previous press release had been issued to local media on 
March 6, 2007

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informing the public of the assessment process. The NPS received no 
comments on either the press release or the subsequent notice.
    Given that no lands at Big South Fork NRRA currently eligible for 
wilderness consideration, no wilderness study will be undertaken 
pursuant to Management Policies Section 2.2.2 to develop a 
recommendation to Congress for wilderness designation.

    Dated: August 5, 2019.
Robert A. Vogel,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 2019-20559 Filed 9-20-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P