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[Federal Register: December 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 238)]
[Page 69545-69546]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Park Service

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Historic Properties
Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore, Benzie and Leelanau Counties, Michigan.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2) of the National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the
availability of the Draft Historic Properties Management Plan/Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (DHPMP/DEIS) for Sleeping Bear Dunes
National Lakeshore.
     The DHPMP/DEIS describes and analyzes three alternative future
directions for the management of selected historic properties within
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The alternatives were based on
the Lakeshore's enabling legislation and recent investigations into the
significance of historic properties in the Lakeshore. The DHPMP/DEIS is
intended to provide a blueprint to guide park management decisions
regarding these historic properties for the next 10-20 years. The
DHPMP/DEIS is a conceptual document that establishes and articulates a
management philosophy and framework for decision making and problem
solving. Since partners would implement many preservation and adaptive
use activities, this plan will function as a guide for both the
National Park Service and potential partners.
     Alternative I is the no-action alternative. It provides a baseline
for comparison of the other alternatives. Each of the action
alternatives would strive to achieve all desired conditions for the
Lakeshore relating to select historic properties. The primary
difference between the two action alternatives is their central
emphasis. Alternative II would emphasize preservation of the exteriors
of structures, through partnership agreements, with no adaptive uses by
partners. The Preferred Alternative (Proposed Action), Alternative III,
would emphasize the rehabilitation and adaptive use of historic
structures through partnership agreements. It would also permit limited
compatible uses of cultural landscapes. Under all alternatives, the
National Park Service may adapt historic structures for its use.

DATES: There will be a 60-day public review period for comments on this
document. Comments on the DHPMP/DEIS must be received no later than
February 15, 2000.

ADDRESSES: If you wish to comment, you may submit your comment by any
one of several methods. You may mail comments to Superintendent,
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922 Front Street, Empire,
Michigan 49630. You also may comment via e-mail to slbe__hpmp@nps.gov.
If you attach a file to your e-mail, please ensure the file is in ASCII
format avoiding the use of

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special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your
name and return address in your e-mail message. If you do not receive a
confirmation from the system that we have received your e-mail message,
contact the plan coordinator, Michael Duwe, directly at (231) 326-5134,
ext. 502. Finally, you may hand-deliver comments to the Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore headquarters at the address above. Our
practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of
respondents, available for public review during regular business hours.
Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address
from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law.
There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the
record a respondent's identify, as allowable by law. If you wish us to
withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at
the beginning of your comment. However, we will not consider anonymous
comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or
businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as
representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available
for public inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes
National Lakeshore, at the address and telephone listed above.

     Dated: December 3, 1999.
William W. Schenk,
Regional Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. 99-32158 Filed 12-10-99; 8:45 am]

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