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[Federal Register: June 17, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 116)]
[Page 33091-33092]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Park Service

Keweenaw National Historical Park

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: Availability of Final General Management Plan/Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Keweenaw National Historical 
Park in Houghton County, Michigan.
    Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the 
availability of the final General Management Plan/Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (GMP/FEIS) for Keweenaw National Historical Park. The 
draft General Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 
the park was on a 60-day public review from August 29, 1997, to October 
31, 1997.
    The NPS will manage resources it owns in the Quincy and Calumet 
Units and provide interpretive and other services in conjunction with 
the programs of Keweenaw National Historical Park as described in the 
GMP/FEIS. The action is in response to a mandate by Congress in Public 
Law 102-543, an Act to establish Keweenaw National Historical Park (16 
U.S.C. 410yy et seq.). The GMP/FEIS was prepared by the NPS.
    The NPS's preferred alternative for Keweenaw National Historical 
Park is identified in the GMP/FEIS as Alternative 4 (The Proposed 
Action). Under the preferred alternative, the NPS would manage NPS-
owned resources and work cooperatively with landowners, local and state 
government agencies, and others to protect cultural and historical 
resources associated with the copper-mining heritage of the park. 
Alternative 4 includes a combination of technical and financial 
assistance, and a traditional park concept. The goal is to create a 
dynamic national park area where the NPS has a strong public presence 
and, through community assistance, is a contributing member of a very 
organized and active partnership of local government and community 
groups. The park boundary will remain unchanged. Any recommendations to 
revise the park's boundary would be developed through a future boundary 
study process that would include public involvement. Congressional 
approval would be required for any boundary changes.
    Three other alternatives are also considered: Alternative 1--No 
Action, projects a scenario of static or reduced fiscal resources 
available for the management of the park resulting in a caretaker mode 
of operation. Alternative 2--Community Assistance, emphasizes community 
assistance and partnership cooperation to manage and protect

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resources; the local communities would be in the forefront of 
implementing preservation actions and interpretative and educational 
programs at sites throughout the park. Alternative 3--Traditional Park 
in the Core Industrial Areas emphasizes a much more traditional park 
experience in the core industrial areas. The NPS would invest 
substantially in each of the core industrial areas by acquiring 
significant properties, conducting resource preservation and 
interpretive programs, and adaptively using the structures.

DATES: The ``no-action'' period for this FEIS will end thirty (30) days 
after the Environmental Protection Agency has listed the availability 
of the document in the Federal Register. A record of decision will 
follow the no action period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Keweenaw National 
Historical Park, Frank C. Fiala, P.O. Box 471, Calumet, Michigan 49913-
0471, 906-337-3168.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Keweenaw National Historical Park was 
established by Public Law 102-543 on October 27, 1992.

    Dated: June 10, 1998.
William W. Schenk,
Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 98-16084 Filed 6-16-98; 8:45 am]

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