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[Federal Register: August 5, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 150)]
[Notices]               
[Page 42713-42714]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr05au99-118]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a general management plan and 
environmental impact statement for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, 
Michigan.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) will prepare a general 
management plan (GMP) and an associated environmental impact statement 
(EIS) for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan, in accordance 
with section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA). This notice is being furnished as required by NEPA Regulations 
40 CFR 1501.7.
    To facilitate sound planning and environmental assessment, the NPS 
intends to gather information necessary for the preparation of the EIS, 
and to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies and the 
public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS. Comments and 
participation in this scoping process are invited.
    Participation in the planning process will be encouraged and 
facilitated by various means, including newsletters and open houses. 
The NPS will conduct a series of public scoping meetings to explain the 
planning process and to solicit opinion about issues to address in the 
GMP/EIS. Notification of all such meetings will be announced in the 
local press and in NPS newsletters or other mailings. Current GMP 
information also will be provided on the park's web site, http://
www.nps.gov/piro/

DATES: Public open houses will be held from Friday, August 27, through

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Wednesday, September 1. All open houses are tentatively scheduled for 
afternoon or evening hours. Open houses will be held in the following 
cities: August 27--Detroit, Michigan; August 28--Grand Rapids, 
Michigan; August 30--Grand Marais, Michigan; August 31--Marquette, 
Michigan; and September 1--Green Bay, Wisconsin. The specific locations 
for the open houses have not been finalized. More information about the 
open houses is available from the Superintendent, Pictured Rocks 
National Lakeshore, at the address and telephone number below.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and information concerning the scope of the 
EIS and other matters, or requests to be added to the project mailing 
list should be directed to: Mr. Grant Petersen, Superintendent, 
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, P.O. Box 40, Munising, Michigan 
49862. Telephone: 906-387-2607, E-mail: piro__superintendent@nps.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Pictured Rocks 
National Lakeshore, at the address and telephone number above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pictured Rocks is nationally recognized for 
the geographic and scientifically significant Lake Superior shoreline 
and related features it encompasses. The area became the first of 
America's authorized national lakeshores on October 15, 1966. The 
national lakeshore today encompasses 71,405 acres of land and water. A 
GMP prepared approved in 1981 currently guides management and 
development of the national lakeshore. Many provisions of that plan 
have now been accomplished. A revised GMP is necessary to address 
changes in resource conditions, knowledge about resources, policies, 
and laws that have occurred since 1981.
    In accordance with NPS Park Planning policy, the GMP will ensure 
the Memorial has a clearly defined direction for resource preservation 
and visitor use. It will be developed in consultation with Servicewide 
program managers, interested parties, and the general public. It will 
be based on an adequate analysis of existing and potential resource 
conditions and visitor experiences, environmental impacts, and costs of 
alternative courses of action.
    The environmental review of the GMP/EIS for historic site will be 
conducted in accordance with requirements of the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4371 
et seq.), NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), other appropriate 
Federal regulations, and National Park Service procedures and policies 
for compliance with those regulations.

    Dated: July 27, 1999.
William W. Schenk,
Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 99-20209 Filed 8-4-99; 8:45 am]
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