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[Federal Register: December 15, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 241)]
[Notices]              
[Page 76055]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service

Notice of Availability of Final General Management Plan/
Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement for Sleeping Bear Dunes
National Lakeshore, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final General Management Plan/
Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement for Sleeping Bear Dunes
National Lakeshore, MI.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service
(NPS) announces the availability of the Final General Management Plan/
Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/WS/EIS) for
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Lakeshore), Michigan.

DATES: The final GMP/WS/EIS will remain available for public review for
30 days following the publishing of the notice of availability in the
Federal Register by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the Final GMP/WS/EIS should be sent
to the Superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9922
Front Street, Empire, Michigan 49630-9797. You may also view the
document via the Internet through the NPS Planning, Environment, and
Public Comment Web site (<A HREF="http://parkplanning.nps.gov";>http://parkplanning.nps.gov</A>); simply click on
the link to the Lakeshore.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS prepared a draft GMP/WS/EIS for the
Lakeshore, pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental
Policy Act of 1969, combining the plan, wilderness study, and an
environmental analysis of both. The GMP provides a framework for making
decisions about and managing the national lakeshore's resources and
visitor use for the next 15-20 years. The WS produces a wilderness
proposal that will be submitted to the NPS Director for approval and
subsequently considered by the Department of the Interior, President,
and Congress.
    The draft was made available for public review for 69 days, from
April 7, 2008 to June 15, 2008. During that time, the NPS distributed
over 700 copies of the draft. Sixteen presentations on the contents of
the draft were made upon request to various groups during the comment
period, with a total of 363 persons in attendance. The draft was also
made available at the park offices, on the Internet, and at area
libraries. Public hearings were held on June 3, 4, and 5, 2008,
attended by a total of 196 persons. Comments were received from 292
persons on the document during the public review period. Comments from
individuals, groups, and public agencies on the alternatives, the
preferred alternative, and the environmentally preferred alternative
were considered.
    The preferred alternative will provide for the preservation of
natural resources, while offering opportunities for visitor enjoyment of
natural, cultural, and recreational resources in a scenic outdoor setting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Superintendent Shultz,
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, at the address or telephone
number above.

    Dated: September 26, 2008.
Ernest Quintana,
Director, Midwest Region.
[FR Doc. E8-29514 Filed 12-12-08; 8:45 am]
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