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Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment for the Dunn-Murdock Well #1 Redrill by Kindee Oil and Gas Texas, LLC, Padre Island National Seashore, TX
Document Number: 06-6538
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, of a Plan of Operations submitted by Kindee Oil and Gas Texas, LLC, for the Dunn-Murdock 1 Well Redrill in Padre Island National Seashore, Kenedy County, Texas. Additionally, the NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment for this proposal.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Document Number: E6-12030
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Document Number: E6-12027
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
30-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: E6-12021
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 3507), and 5 CFR Part 1320, Report and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service invites public comments on a submitted request for the Office of Managment and Budget (OMB) to approve a revision of a currently approved collection. (OMB 1024-0009). The Primary Purpose of the Information Collection Request is to request approval for Federal tax incentives for historic preservation contained in Section 47 of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 47 of the Code requires that the Secretary of the Interior certify to the Secretary of the Treasury upon application by owners of historic properties for Federal tax benefits, (a) the historic character of the property, and (b) that the rehabilitation work is consistent with that historic character. The NPS administers the program in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service. The Historic Preservation Certification Application is used by the NPS to evaluate the condition and historic significance of buildings undergoing rehabilitation for continued use, and to evaluate whether the rehabilitation work meets the Secretary of the Interior's ``Standards for Rehabilitation.''
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: E6-12020
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that meetings of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held to discuss the development of the Park's general management plan. Dates and Locations: September 21, 2006 at the Warren County Government Center, 220 N. Commerce Ave., Front Royal VA; November 16, 2006 at the Strasburg Town Hall Council Chambers, 174 East King St., Strasburg, VA; January 18, 2007 at the Middletown Town Hall Council Chambers, 7875 Church St., Middletown, VA; March 15, 2007, at the Warren County Government Center; May 17, 2007 at the Strasburg Town Hall; and July 19, 2007 at the Middletown Town Hall. All meetings will convene at 9 a.m. and are open to the public.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT
Document Number: E6-12000
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: E6-11999
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
30-Day Notice of Request for Clearance of Collection of Information to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 06-6502
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service invites comments on a proposed new collection of information (1024-xxxx).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E6-11896
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Minor Boundary Revision at Fire Island National Seashore
Document Number: 06-6476
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is given that that the western boundary of Fire Island National Seashore is revised to include Tract No. 17-04 as depicted on map number 615/81,487 prepared by the National Park Service in October 2005. This map and other supporting documentation are available for inspection at the National Park Service, Northeast Region, Land Resources Division, New England Office, 222 Merrimack Street, Suite 400E, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852, and in the Offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Hovenweep National Monument, Colorado and Utah
Document Number: 06-6473
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Hovenweep National Monument, Colorado and Utah. A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for the Hovenweep National Monument General Management Plan was published in Vol. 68, No. 167, of the August 28, 2003, Federal Register (2351). 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E6-11741
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Construction of New Utah Museum of Natural History, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Salt Lake County, UT
Document Number: 06-6322
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service and the University of Utah announce the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of a Proposed New Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah.
Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan; Minidoka Internment National Monument; Jerome County, ID; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E6-11520
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior, has prepared an abbreviated final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed General Management Plan (GMP) for Minidoka Internment National Monument located in southern Idaho. This FEIS describes and analyzes four GMP alternatives that respond to both NPS planning requirements and to the public's concerns and issues, identified during the extensive scoping and public involvement process. Each alternative presents management strategies for resource protection and preservation, education and interpretation, visitor use and facilities, land protection and boundaries, and long-term operations and management of the national monument. The potential environmental consequences of all the alternatives, and mitigation strategies, are identified and analyzed in the FEIS. In addition to a ``no-action'' alternative, an ``environmentally preferred'' alternative is identified. Background: A Notice of Intent formally initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process was published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2002. Early public involvement methods included news releases, public meetings and workshops, presentations and meetings with interested publics, newsletter mailings, and Web site postings. This strong public outreach was deemed necessary for successful planning, given the nature and sensitivity of the national monument's history, the speed in which the national monument was established, as well as its remote location. Preceding the formal planning process, NPS staff conducted informational meetings about the national monument with Japanese American organizations, community organizations, various governmental entities, potential stakeholder groups, and individuals during the spring, summer and early fall of 2002. Approximately 50 meetings were held in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska during this time, and approximately 2,000 people were contacted. The purpose of these initial meetings was to provide information about the establishment of Minidoka Internment National Monument as a new unit of the National Park System and to help characterize the scale and extent of the conservation planning process. The NPS encouraged public involvement during three phases of the EIS process. The initial scoping phase was intended to elicit issues, concerns, and suggestions deemed necessary to address during the overall planning. Nine public workshops were held in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon in November 2002 (250 people provided comments in workshops, and another 225 people provided written comments). In the second phase the NPS engaged the public in developing preliminary alternatives; these alternatives were intended to address the specific issues and concerns that surfaced during the public scoping. Eleven public workshops were held in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon in July and August 2003 (215 people provided comments in the workshops, and another 50 people provided written comments). The third phase of involvement afforded the opportunity for public review of the Draft EIS/GMP, which was released on June 21, 2005. Government entities and the public were invited to submit comments by regular mail, e-mail, fax, and online. In addition, the NPS held ten public meetings in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California in July and August 2005 to provide further opportunity to learn about the proposed plan and to offer comments; over 200 people attended these meetings. During the formal public comment period, which closed on September 19, 2005, the NPS received comments from over 365 individuals and organizations, including 150 written responses (all substantive comments, and responses, are documented in the abbreviated Final EIS). Throughout the planning process, the public's comments and recommendations have provided the foundation for the new GMP, represented in the national monument's purpose, significance, interpretive themes, alternatives, and particularly as incorporated in the proposed action. Proposed Plan and Alternatives: Alternative A is the ``no-action'' alternative and would continue current management practices, maintaining general management guidance for incremental and minimal changes in park operations, staffing, visitor services, and facilities to accommodate visitors. While the historic resources of the site would continue to be protected, only minor additional site work would be anticipated. The ``no-action'' alternative is the baseline for evaluating and comparing the changes and impacts of the three ``action'' alternatives. Alternative B emphasizes the development and extensive use of outreach and partnerships to assist NPS staff in telling the Minidoka story to the American people. Off-site visitor education and interpretation would be conducted through diverse comprehensive programs developed in cooperation with partners, including school districts, museums, and educational and legacy organizations and institutions. Alternative B would focus on identifying off-site facilities for education and interpretation with minimal new development at the national monument site. Historic structures would be adaptively reused for visitor and monument functions and for minimal administrative and operational needs. Key historic features would be delineated, restored, or rehabilitated. On-site education and interpretation would be accomplished through a range of self- exploratory visitor experiences. Alternative C, the NPS's proposed action, emphasizes on-site education and interpretation and the extensive treatment and use of cultural resources in telling the Minidoka story. On-site education and interpretation would be accomplished through a wide range of visitor experiences, including immersion into the historic scene, interaction with a variety of educational and interpretive media and personal services, and participation in creative and self-directed activities. Off-site visitor education and interpretation would be conducted through diverse programs developed in cooperation with partners, including school districts, museums, and educational and legacy organizations and institutions. The proposed plan would use various preservation techniques to protect and enhance historic resources, such as delineation, stabilization, restoration, rehabilitation, and limited reconstruction. These historic resources would be used for interpretive purposes to accurately and authentically convey the history and significance of the national monument. The establishment of one complete barracks block exhibit in its original location and configuration would be the cornerstone of interpretive services and facilities at the national monument, essential for understanding and appreciation of the incarceration experience and the significance of the national monument. A visitor contact facility and maintenance area would be developed by adaptively reusing existing historic buildings. There would be minimal new development. Alternative C is also the ``environmentally preferred'' alternative. The proposed plan would require congressional legislation to authorize a boundary adjustment to include areas where barracks historically stood in order to reestablish a complete residential block in an original historic location. Additionally, the NPS would request congressional legislation to transfer the historic Minidoka Relocation Center landfill, located 1 mile north of the national monument, from the BLM to the NPS. Alternative C recommends a name change to Minidoka National Historic Site, to be more reflective of its historic value. Alternative D identifies several actions that would focus on education and interpretation on-site, specifically through the development of new visitor facilities. The east end site would be used to develop new facilities and to provide space for a new visitor center, education and research functions, along with a new Issei memorial and garden. On-site education and interpretation would be accomplished through a wide range of visitor experiences, including interaction with a variety of educational and interpretive media, participation in creative and self-guided activities, and limited access of the historic scene. Visitor education programs, adaptive reuse of historic structures for park use, and the establishment of formal partnerships for education and outreach purposes would complement the new construction. Alternative D would focus on sound cultural resource management through preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of certain historic features. Several actions would provide for the protection and enhancement of natural and scenic resources. Other actions would establish administrative and operational capabilities in terms of facilities and staffing. Most national monument staff activities would be on-site to manage resources and provide for visitor understanding and appreciation of the national monument. However, some off-site educational programs would complement the on-site programs through partnerships. Copies: The Abbreviated Final EIS/GMP is now available. This document's abbreviated format requires that the material presented therein be integrated with the Draft EIS to fully describe the proposed GMP, potential environmental impacts, and public comments that have been received and evaluated. Interested persons and organizations wishing to express any concerns or provide relevant information may obtain the Abbreviated Final EIS/GMP by contacting the Superintendent, Minidoka Internment National Monument, P.O. Box 570, Hagerman, Idaho 83332-0570, or via telephone at (208) 837-4793 (copies of the Draft EIS are also available, if needed). This document may also be reviewed at area libraries, or obtained electronically via the following Web site at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/miin. Please note that names and addresses of all respondents will become part of the public record. It is our practice to make comments, including names, home addresses, home phone numbers, and email addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their names and/or home addresses, etc., but if you wish us to consider withholding this information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. In addition, you must present a rationale for withholding this information. This rationale must demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documentable circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Decision Process: Following release of the Abbreviated Final GMP/ EIS, a Record of Decision will be prepared and approved not sooner than 30 days after the EPA has published its notice of filing of the document in the Federal Register. A notice of the approved GMP would be similarly published. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service. Subsequently, the official responsible for implementing the approved GMP would be the Superintendent, Minidoka Internment National Monument.
Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision on the final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Ohio
Document Number: E6-11428
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site. The Midwest Regional Director approved the Record of Decision for this final GMP/ EIS on May 17, 2006. The purpose of the GMP is to set forth the basic management philosophy for the park and to provide strategies for addressing issues and achieving identified management objectives. The final GMP/EIS described and analyzed the environmental impacts of four alternatives for the future management direction of the park. The Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site is an affiliated area of the National Park System, managed by the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area. The park consists of three units, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield, the Fallen Timbers State Monument, and Fort Miamis. The park commemorates an important period in the development of the United States and the opening of the northwest frontier. It represents the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The preferred alternative in the final GMP/EIS was selected for implementation. Under this action, Toledo Metroparks will work with the NPS and other partners to protect cultural resources and interpret historic events. Various types of interpretive programs will be developed to encourage visitors to learn about the importance of the park units and the historic events. Most interpretation will take place at the edges of historic resources in order to ensure their preservation. A new visitor center will be built with local funding near the battlefield, and interpretive programs will cover all three units and the American Indian, British, and American perspectives of the time period. Links will be established between the units. Partnerships will be pursued with a wide variety of agencies and organizations to protect view sheds outside the park and to share programming, information, and materials. The selected action best protects and preserves Fallen Timbers and Fort Miamis National Historic Site's cultural resources while also providing for visitor understanding and appreciation of the site's historic significance. The preferred alternative will not result in impairment of resources and values. The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, the rationale for why the selected action is the environmentally preferred alternative, a finding of no impairment of park resources and values, and an overview of public involvement in the decisionmaking process.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana
Document Number: E6-11427
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) on the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP), Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana. The Midwest Regional Director approved the ROD for this final GMP/EIS on June 20, 2006. Specifically, the NPS has selected the preferred alternative as described in the GMP/ EIS. Under the selected action, the NPS would emphasize a greater array of interpretive opportunities, with the focus on the history of the Lincoln family in southern Indiana, and on the natural and sociopolitical environment of the times. The Lincoln Living Historical Farm would retain its current character, but the interpretive program would provide visitors with interpretive opportunities and demonstrations directly related to the Lincoln story and the way in which the family likely lived in Indiana. The memorial building and court would remain largely unchanged, but new administrative offices would be added to the rear of the structure. Where possible, some elements of the cloister could be returned to their original design. The new addition or structure would harmonize in size, scale, proportion, and materials with the extant structure and would not intrude on the historic scene. The selected action and two other alternatives were analyzed in the draft and final EIS. A full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed. Among the alternatives the NPS considered, the selected action best protects Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial's natural and cultural resources, while also providing a range of quality interpretive and educational experiences. It also meets the NPS goals for managing the memorial and meets national environmental policy goals. The preferred alternative will not result in the impairment of resources and values. The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, the rationale for why the selected action is the environmentally preferred alternative, a finding of no impairment of park resources and values, and an overview of public involvement in the decisionmaking process.
Announcement of the National Park Service (NPS) Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Meetings Within the Alaska Region
Document Number: E6-11426
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the SRC meeting schedule for the following NPS areas: Denali National Park and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The purpose of each meeting is to develop and continue work on subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. Each meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments to the SRC. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808, of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Pub. L. 96-487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Draft meeting minutes will be available upon request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting.
Announcement of the National Park Service (NPS) Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Meetings Within the Alaska Region
Document Number: E6-11425
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the SRC meeting schedule for the following NPS areas: Aniakchak National Monument and Lake Clark National Park. The purpose of each meeting is to develop and continue work on subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. Each meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments to the SRC. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808, of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Draft meeting minutes will be available upon request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting.
Notice of National Natural Landmark Designation for Ashfall Fossil Beds, Antelope County, NE
Document Number: 06-6350
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Acting Secretary of the Interior has determined that Ashfall Fossil Beds, located near Orchard in Antelope County, Nebraska, meets the criteria for national significance and has designed this site a National Natural Landmark.
Plan of Operations, Categorical Exclusion, Big Thicket National Preserve, TX
Document Number: 06-6323
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, that the National Park Service (NPS) has received from Kerr McGee Oil and Gas Onshore LP, a Plan of Operations to conduct the Kountze 3-D ``Cable-Only'' Seismic Survey within the Big Sandy Creek Corridor, Lance Rosier, Turkey Creek and Village Creek Corridor Units of Big Thicket National Preserve, in Hardin County, Texas. The NPS has prepared a Categorical Exclusion on this proposal.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort King Special Resource Study
Document Number: 06-6315
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Fort King Special Resource Study. The document describes ways that the NPS may assist in preserving the Fort King site by outlining four management alternatives for consideration by Congress, including a no- action alternative. The FEIS analyzes the environmental impacts of those alternatives considered for the future protection, interpretation, and management of the site's cultural resources. The 37-acre study area is located in the city of Ocala, Marion County, Florida.
Notice of Availability for the Abbreviated Final General Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement for Pea Ridge National Military Park, AR
Document Number: 06-6314
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability for the Abbreviated Final General Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Pea Ridge National Military Park (Pea Ridge).
Notice of Multiple National Natural Landmark Boundary Changes and De-designations
Document Number: 06-6313
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Secretarial action on May 9, 2006, formally removed National Natural Landmark (NNL) designations in response to owner requests. This action resulted in boundary changes to 66 NNLs and complete de- designation of 8 NNLs.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision on the First Ladies National Historic Site General Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement, First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio
Document Number: 06-6312
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) on the final General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for the First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio. On May 22, 2006, the Regional Director, Midwest Region, approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative contained in the final GMP/EIS issued on April 7, 2006. The following course of action will occur under the preferred alternative. Cultural resources will be preserved and various types of interpretive programs will be developed to encourage visitors to learn about the importance of the First Ladies and the historic events associated with First Ladies. Interpretive programs will focus on the roles of First Ladies in both their public and private lives. Partnerships will be pursued with a wide variety of agencies and organizations to publicize the site and to share programming, information, and exhibits. Most of the Saxton House (House) will be managed as an historic zone. Visitor access would be limited mostly to interpretive tours. The story of the First Ladies will be interpreted at both the House and the Education and Research Center (ERC). Exhibits of artifacts will support the interpretive program. Onsite interpretation will be provided at the House through guided tours, with further information available in programs in the ERC Theater and during special programs. Most of the ERC will be managed as a library zone, where resources are maintained at a high level of preservation. Visitor use will be restricted to portions of two floors. Implementing this alternative will cost approximately $395,000 in one-time upgrade and construction expenses. This course of action and three other alternatives were analyzed in the draft and final GMP/EIS. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferred alternative, a finding on impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, an overview of public involvement in the decision making process, and a conclusion.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E6-11124
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Advisory Commission Meeting
Document Number: E6-11098
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Commission Act that a meeting of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Advisory Commission will be held at 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following location and date.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan; Olympic National Park; Clallam County, WA
Document Number: 06-6224
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Department of the Interior�09
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) and the Council of Environmental Quality implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500- 08), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan (Draft EIS/GMP) for Olympic National Park. The purpose of the Draft EIS/GMP is to set forth the basic management philosophy for the park, to define resource conditions, wilderness objectives, and visitor experiences to be achieved within the park, and to provide the framework for addressing issues and achieving identified management objectives for the next 15 to 20 years. In addition to a ``no-action'' alternative (which would maintain current management), the Draft EIS/GMP describes and analyzes three ``action'' alternatives that respond to public concerns and issues identified during the scoping process, as well as NPS's conservation planning requirements. These alternatives present varying management strategies that address visitor use and the preservation of cultural and natural resources within the park. The potential environmental consequences of each alternative, and mitigation strategies, are identified and analyzed. Scoping Background: A Notice of Intent announcing the preparation of the Draft EIS/GMP was published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2001. Public engagement has included public meetings, newsletter mailings, local press releases, and website postings. In June 2001 a scoping newsletter was distributed to approximately 800 people on the park's mailing list. In addition, during September and October 2001, public scoping meetings were held in several locations around the Olympic Peninsula and in Seattle and Silverdale, Washington. Hundreds of comments were received during the scoping process. In January 2002, a newsletter was distributed to summarize the planning issue and concerns brought forward during scoping, and to announce five workshops that were held in the area in late January to seek public assistance in developing alternatives. This was followed by the releases of a preliminary alternatives newsletter (distributed in May 2003) and a park update newsletter (distributed November 2004) to the project mailing list, which had reached approximately 1,200 individuals, agencies, and organizations. Proposed Plan and Alternatives: The Draft EIS/GMP describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of the ``no-action'' alternative and three ``action'' alternatives. The Draft EIS/GMP also includes alternative maps which include specific information for each front country area of the park, and identifies the ``environmentally preferred'' alternative (Alternative D) Alternative A constitutes the no-action alternative and serves as an environmental baseline to facilitate comparisons between ``action'' alternatives. This alternative assumes that existing programs, faculties, staffing, and funding would generally continue at their current levels, and current management practices would continue. Alternative B emphasizes cultural and natural resource protection, and natural processes would have priority over visitor access in certain areas of the park. In general, the park would be managed as a large ecosystem preserve emphasizing wilderness management for resource conservation and protection, with a reduced number of faculties to support visitation. Some roads and faculties would be moved or closed to protect natural processes, and visitor access and services in sensitive areas would be reduced. Alternative C emphasizes increased recreational and visitor opportunities. The natural and cultural resources would be protected through management actions and resource education programs. However, maintaining access to existing faculties would be a priority, and access would be retained to all existing front country areas, and increased by improving park roads to extend the season of use. New or expanded interpretation and educational faculties would be constructed. Alternative D is the park's preferred alternative. It was developed using components of the other alternatives, emphasizing both the protection of park resources and improving visitor experiences. Management activities would use methods to minimize adverse effects on park resources to the extent possible. Access would be maintained to existing front country areas, but roads might be modified or relocated for resource protection and/or to maintain vehicular access. Visitor education and interpretative faculties would be improved or developed to improve visitor opportunities. The preferred alternative also proposes three boundary adjustments, which includes a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service and partnering with Washington Department of Natural Resources, and acquiring private land by willing seller only. Public Review and Comment: The Draft EIS/GMP is now available for public review. The document can be found on the Internet on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) System Web site at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/public. Paper and electronic copies on CD-ROM are also available by request. Interested persons and organizations can obtain a copy by writing to Olympic National Park, c/o William G. Laitner, Superintendent, 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362, by telephoning 360-565-3004, or by e-mail to olymgmp@nps.gov. The document is also available to be picked up in person during normal business hours at the headquarters of Olympic National Park, 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362, and at the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest Information Station in Forks, WA. In addition, the document may be reviewed at branches of the North Olympic Library System, Timberland Regional Libraries, Jefferson County Libraries, and area college and university libraries. All written comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than September 15, 2006. All comments will become part of the public record. Persons wishing to comment may do so by one of several ways. Responses are encouraged online using the electronic comment form at the NPS PEPC Web site (https://parkplanning.nps.gov). In addition, written comments can be mailed or faxed to Olympic National Park GMP, National Park Service, Denver Service Center, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225 (fax: 303-969-2736). Comments may also be hand delivered during normal business hours to the headquarters of Olympic National Park at 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or may be transmitted to the park by e-mail to olymgmp@nps.gov. In addition, oral and written comments may be offered at one of several public open houses to be conducted in August 2006. Confirmed details on dates, locations, and times for these open houses will be announced in local newspapers, on the park's Web site (https://www.nps.gov/olym), or may be obtained by telephone at (360) 565-3130. Regardless of how written comments are submitted, please note that names and addresses of all respondents will become part of the public record. It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review following the conclusion of the NEPA process. Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/ or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do so, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your letter or written response. For those commentators who wish to use the PEPC Web site, such a request can be made by checking the box ``keep my contact information private''. NPS will honor all such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Decision Process: Following the release of the Draft EIS/GMP, all public and agency comments received will be carefully considered in preparing the final document. The final plan and EIS is anticipated to be completed during winter 2006-07 and its availability will be similarly announced in the Federal Register and via local and regional press media. Not sooner than 30 days following the release of the Final EIS/GMP a Record of Decision would be prepared. Completion of the Final EIS/GMP does not guarantee funds and staff for implementing the approved plan. The NPS recognizes that this is along-term plan, and, in the framework of the plan, park managers would take incremental steps to reach park management goals and objectives. While some of the actions can be accomplished with little or no funding, some actions would require more detailed implementation plans, site specific environmental analysis and/or cultural compliance, and additional funds. The park would actively seek alternative sources of funding, but there is no guarantee that all the components of the plan would be implemented. As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the final decision is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region; subsequently the official with responsibility for implementing the approved plan would be the Superintendent, Olympic National Park.
Great Sand Dunes National Park Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 06-6076
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve announces a meeting of the Great Sand Dunes National Park Advisory Council, which was established to provide guidance to the Secretary on long-term planning for Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Advisory Council Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 06-6075
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
General Management Plan for Lava Beds National Monument Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, California; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-6074
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190) and Council on Environmental Quality's implementing regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)), the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS), is initiating the scoping phase of the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process for updating the General Management Plan (GMP) for lava Beds National Monument (Monument). Following the scoping phase and consideration of public concerns and other agency comments, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the GMP will be prepared and released for public review. The GMP will address desired conditions for the Monument, uses or treatment needs for resource protection, visitor use and other management goals; it will serve as a ``blueprint'' to guide future management for the next 15-20 years. The purpose of the scoping outreach efforts is to elicit early public comment regarding issues and concerns, the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts (and as appropriate, mitigation measures), and alternatives which should be addressed in the plan update. Consistent with NPS Planning Program Standards the updated GMP will: (1) Describe the Monument's purpose, significance, and primary interpretive themes; (2) identify the fundamental resources and values of the Monument, its other important resources and values, and describe the condition of these resources; (3) describe desired conditions for cultural and natural resources and visitor experiences throughout the Monument; (4) develop management zoning to support these desired conditions; (5) develop alternative applications of these management zones to the Monument landscape (i.e., zoning alternatives); (6) address user capacity; (7) analyze potential boundary modifications; (8) ensure that management recommendations are developed in consultation with interested stakeholders and the public and adopted by NPS leadership after an adequate analysis of the benefits, environmental impacts, and economic costs of alternative courses of action; and (9) identify and prioritize subsequent detailed studies, plans and actions that may be needed to implement the updated GMP. Scoping: Through the outreach activities planned in the scoping phase, the NPS welcomes information and suggestions from the public regarding resource protection, visitor use, and land management. This notice formally initiates the public scoping comment phase for the EIS process for the GMP update. All scoping comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than September 2, 2006. All written responses should be submitted to the following address: General Management Plan, Lava Beds National Monument, Attn.: Craig Dorman, Superintendent, 1 Indian Well Headquarters, Tulelake, CA 96134. As noted, a key purpose of the scoping process is to elicit early public comment on matters which should be considered in updating the GMP in order to inform the development of the Draft EIS. At this time it is expected that three public meetings will be hosted in towns near the Monument during June 5-8, 2006. Detailed information regarding these meetings will be posted on the GMP Web site (https://parkplanning.nps.gov/labe). All attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the planning team. The GMP Web site will provide the most up-to-date information regarding the project, including project description, planning process updates, meeting notices, reports and documents, and useful links associated with the project. It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review. NPS will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organzations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do this, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Respondents using the Web site can make such a request by checking the box: ``keep my contact information private.'' NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.
Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Tuolumne Meadows Concept Plan, Yosemite National Park; Madera, Mariposa, Mono and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-6073
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Pub. L. 90-542), the National Park Service is initiating a public scoping process as necessary to obtain information which will aid in the preparation of the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan and Tuolumne Meadows Concept Plan for Yosemite National Park, California. The purpose of this scoping phase is to elicit early public comments regarding issues and concerns to be addressed in preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), including a suitable range of alternatives, the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts, and appropriate mitigation strategies. During the ensuing conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process, the National Park Service (NPS) will develop a range of management alternatives that is intended to: (1) Provide broad guidance for the protection and enhancement of the river's Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs); (2) address river boundaries and classifications pursuant to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act; (3) define a user capacity program for the river which includes the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection framework; (4) prescribe management zones for the river corridor (i.e., desired conditions); and (5) establish the section 7 determination process. The plan/EIS will also make technical corrections to the description and mapping of the Dana Fork headwaters, and clarify the language for definition of river segments below Hetch Hetchy; these corrections will be in accordance with the directives of the Wild and Scenic Rivers. In addition, the Tuolumne Meadows Concept Plan will address such factors as day use parking and transportation, water collection and wastewater treatment facility needs, optimal spatial organization of park and concession facilities, and options for enhancing visitor information services. In some cases a site-specific environmental impacts analysis may be included to facilitate possible future relocation, rehabilitation, addition or removal of facilities and opportunities for site restoration. In cooperation with Mariposa, Madera, Tuolumne, Mono, and Inyo Counties, attention will also be given to the potential socio-economic impacts on these counties. Additionally, in consultation with culturally-associated American Indians, attention will also be given to the Traditional Cultural Resources to which these groups attach significance. Alternatives to be considered will include a No Action and an undetermined number of action alternatives; among these an ``environmentally preferred'' alternative will be identified.
Final Environment Impact Statement for Reconstruction of the Furnace Creek Water Collection System, Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 06-6072
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, Sec. 102(2)(c), and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and its cooperating agency have completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed reconstruction of the Furnace Creek Water Collection System. This water collection system reconstruction project is located in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park, California. The proposed project would rebuild the outdated water collection system in the Furnace Creek area to deliver a safe and reliable potable and nonpotable water supply to the park's main visitor use area. The FEIS was prepared in accordance with the National Park Service NEPA guidelines (Director's Order 12).
30-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 06-6070
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C., chapter 3507) and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record keeping Requirements, the National Park Service invites public comments on a submitted request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a request to reinstate, with change, a previously approved collection for which approval has expired (OMB 1024- 0226). The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the requested information collection, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments within 30 days of the date on which this notice is published in the Federal Register.
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 06-6069
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved information collection (OMB 1024-0125).
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Document Number: E6-10524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT
Document Number: E6-10522
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E6-10510
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT
Document Number: E6-10509
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Document Number: E6-10507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E6-10494
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E6-10322
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Document Number: E6-10013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service