Federal Register: December 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 244)
DOCID: fr20de07-81 FR Doc 07-6102
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
ACTION: Environmental statements; record of decision:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ecological Restoration Plan, Bandelier National Monument.
Ecological Restoration Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42
U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability
of the Record of Decision for the Ecological Restoration Plan for
Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico. On September 18, 2007, the
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, approved the Record of
Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park
Service will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in
the FEIS issued on August 17, 2007. Alternative B was selected as the
Park's preferred alternative; it maximizes work efficiency and
minimizes resource impacts by implementing restoration treatments in
the most systematic and timely fashion possible given available
funding. This course of action, the noaction alternative, and one
action alternative were analyzed in the Draft and Final Environmental
Impact Statements. Alternative C focused on treating subbasins
containing the highest priority cultural resource sites within
pi[ntilde]onjuniper woodland. The full range of foreseeable
environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigating
measures were identified. The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision
made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, a finding of no impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decisionmaking process.
Bandelier National Monument, NM; ecological restoration plan,
Copies of the Record of Decision may be
obtained from the contact listed above or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov .
Dated: September 18, 2007.
Michael D. Snyder,
Regional Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 076102 Filed 121907; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
John Mack, Chief of Resource Management, Bandelier National Monument, 15 Entrance Road, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 87544, 5056723861, extension 540, firstname.lastname@example.org.