Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Shenandoah National Park
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CWD Management Plan/EIS) for Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Action is needed at this time prevent the establishment of CWD in the white- tailed deer population of Shenandoah National Park and, should the disease become established, to slow the spread of the disease. To ensure that all significant issues are identified and considered, all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed scope of the project, the purpose, need, and objectives of the plan, and draft alternatives.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Clark County, NV, and Mohave County, AZ
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Draft EIS identifies and analyzes three alternatives, as follows. Alternative 1 Continue Current Management Trends (no action alternative) reflects current management direction and serves as a baseline for comparison with the other alternatives. Existing facilities would be retained with minimal changes. Alternative 2 Implement Previous Planning Proposals would implement previous planning proposals that separate day use and marina facilities, maintain the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. Alternative 3 Enhance Visitor Experience and Park Operations (agency-preferred alternative) would enhance day-use opportunities, upgrade and expand the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. The Draft EIS also evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives, including potential impacts to native plant communities and soils, wildlife, threatened, endangered, and special status species; floodplains; archeological resources; historic structures; cultural landscape; ethnographic resources; visitor use, experience, and safety; park operations; and socioeconomic environment.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities
We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Proposed Mining Plan of Operations
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Act of September 28, 1976, 16 U.S.C. 1902, and in accordance with the provisions of 36 C.F.R. 9.17, notice is hereby given that Thomas and Kathryn Lamal have filed a proposed plan of operations to conduct a mining operation on lands embracing the Shamrock (AA026813) and Tony M (AA026810) unpatented placer claims within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Public Availability: This plan of operations is available for inspection during normal business hours at the following locations:
Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2013. The meetings are open to the public.
Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold two meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2013. The meetings are open to the public.
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), that a teleconference meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. on April 9, 2013, at the following location. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC, or may participate via teleconference.
Notice of Availability of the Colorado Plateau Rapid Ecoregional Assessment
This notice announces the availability of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) first Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) covering land in four western states. The Colorado Plateau REA includes parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. It has an area of 32,387 square miles and includes all or portions of 16 BLM field offices.