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[Federal Register: August 31, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 169)]
[Notice]               
[Page 50393-50394]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr31au07-129]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement,
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
for an Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV)
Management Plan for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and
Utah. This effort will result in an ORV Management Plan/EIS to guide
the management of ORV use at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
(NRA). The ORV Management Plan/EIS may also form the basis for a
special regulation pursuant to 36 CFR 4.10 to regulate ORV use at Glen
Canyon NRA.
    The ORV Management Plan/EIS would address three spheres of ORV use
at Glen Canyon: (1) At the Lone Rock Beach area; (2) at 14 designated
accessible shoreline areas; and (3) on 388 miles of park roads. The ORV
Management Plan/EIS will assess potential environmental impacts
associated with a range of reasonable alternatives for managing ORV
impacts on park resources such as threatened and endangered species,
soils, vegetation, wildlife, cultural resources, and other appropriate
topics. Socioeconomic impacts and effects on visitor experience and
public safety will also be analyzed.

DATES: To determine significant issues related to ORV management at
Glen Canyon NRA, and to identify a range of alternatives for ORV
management, the National Park Service will hold public scoping
workshops in Page, Arizona, Escalante, Utah, and Monticello, Utah.

[[Page 50394]]

Dates and times of these meetings will be announced publicly. The Park
Service will accept comments from the public through October 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Information will be available for public review and comment
online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov, and at Glen Canyon NRA
headquarters, 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, Arizona. Phone number (928)
608-6200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Schneider, Management Assistant,
Glen Canyon NRA, 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, Arizona. Phone number
(928) 608-6208.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A scoping brochure has been prepared that
discusses the purpose and need for action and details the issues
identified to date. Copies of the scoping brochure may be obtained from
Glen Canyon NRA, 691 Scenic View Drive, Page, Arizona. The phone number
is (928) 608-6200. You may also obtain the scoping brochure or via the
Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov.
    If you wish to comment on the scoping brochure or on any other
issues associated with the plan, you may submit your comments by any
one of several methods. You may mail comments to ORV Management Plan/
EIS, Glen Canyon NRA, PO Box 1507, Page, Arizona 86040. You may also
comment via the Internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. If you do not
receive a confirmation from the system that we have received your
Internet message, contact us directly at phone number (928) 608-6200.
Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to Glen Canyon NRA, 691 Scenic
View Drive, Page, Arizona. Before including your address, phone number,
e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any
time.
    While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we
will be able to do so.

    Dated: August 6, 2007.
Michael D. Snyder,
Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 07-4273 Filed 8-30-07; 8:45 am]

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