Determination of Eligibility for Consideration as Wilderness Areas, Obed Wild and Scenic River, 49760 [2019-20560]

Download as PDF 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]
[Page 49760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20560]


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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

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of determination of wilderness eligibility for lands in 
Obed Wild and Scenic River.

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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 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 [email protected], or by mail at Big South Fork 
National River and Recreation Area, 4564 Leatherwood Road, Oneida, 
Tennessee 37841.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.

    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