General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, New River Gorge National River, WV
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) announces its intent to prepare a General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for the New River Gorge National River, located in Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers Counties of southern West Virginia. The GMP will allow the park to develop a unified approach to managing the major changes in and adjacent to the park since the 1982 GMP was prepared, to focus on protecting park natural, cultural, and scenic resources, and to identify opportunities to facilitate appropriate forms of visitor education, interpretation and use. The GMP will provide an opportunity to inform the public regarding the park's significance and resources, and develop partnerships with various stakeholder groups for their preservation. Prepared by NPS staff at the park and the Northeast Region, and with the assistance of consultants, the GMP/EIS will propose a long-term approach to managing the New River Gorge National River.
Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma. A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for the Chickasaw National Recreation Area General Management Plan was published in Vol. 67, No. 184, of the September 23, 2002, Federal Register (59530). The National Park Service has since determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate environmental documentation for the general management plan.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
This notice announces three public meetings of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Citizen Advisory Commission. Notice of these meetings is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2).
National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decisionmaking) the NPS announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan Amendment (Draft EIS/GMPA) for the Elkmont Historic District within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The authority for publishing this notice is contained in 40 CFR 1506.6. The document provides a framework for management, use, and development options for the historic district by the NPS for the next 15 to 20 years. The document describes seven management alternatives for consideration, including a no-action alternative that is tiered to the existing Park GMP, and analyzes the environmental impacts of those alternatives. The Elkmont Historic District is located within the Little River Watershed in Sevier County, Tennessee, approximately 6 miles from the Sugarlands Visitor Center and approximately 8 miles from the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.