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December 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 238)]
[Page 69546-69547]

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a Wilderness Suitability Study and
Environmental Impact Statement for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,


SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) will prepare a wilderness
suitability study to evaluate portions of Pictured Rocks National
Lakeshore for possible designation as wilderness. The study will be
included as part of a General Management Plan (GMP), currently in
preparation. A notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact
Statement with that GMP was published in the Federal Register of August
5, 1999 (64 FR 42713). That environmental impact statement now will be
expanded to include an evaluation of the impacts associated with
possible designation of wilderness within the lakeshore. This notice is
being furnished as required by National Environmental Policy Act
regulations 40 CFR 1501.7.
    To facilitate sound planning and analysis of environmental impact,
the NPS is gathering information necessary for the preparation of the
GMP, the wilderness suitability study, and the Associated Environmental
Impact Statement and is obtaining suggestions and information from
other agencies and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed.
Comments and participation in this scoping process are invited.

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.

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