National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Availability of final environmental impact statement and General Management Plan for Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan (FEIS/GMP) for Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma.
The FEIS/GMP was on public review from February 15, 2001 through April 20, 2001. Responses to public comment are addressed in the FEIS/GMP. A 30-day no-action period will follow the Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Availability of the FEIS/GMP.
Copies of the FEIS/GMP are available from the Superintendent, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma, 426 E. Broadway, Cheyenne, OK 73628. Public reading copies of the FEIS/GMP will be available for review at the following locations:
Office of the Superintendent, 426 E. Broadway, Cheyenne, OK 73628, Telephone: 580-497-2742
Planning and Environmental Quality, Intermountain Support Office—Denver, National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, Telephone: (303) 969-2851
Office of Public Affairs, National Park Service, Department of Interior, 18th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: (202) 208-6843
Planning and Environmental Quality, Intermountain Support Office—Denver, National Park Service, PO Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225-0287End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The FEIS/GMP analyzes three alternatives to manage the park and balance visitor use and resource protection. Under the preferred alternative visitors would have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities. The major action of the alternative would be to locate the visitor/administrative facility offsite at the U.S. Forest Service site. Alternative A would provide visitors with offsite learning opportunities, while preserving the reflective mood at the site. Under Alternative B visitors would be provided with onsite learning opportunities through integration of the visitor facilities with the historic scene.
The FEIS/GMP in particular evaluates the environmental consequences of the proposed action and the other alternatives on cultural resources, natural resources, visitor use, and the socioeconomic environment.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Contact Superintendent, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, at the above address and telephone number.Start Signature
Dated: August 29, 2001.
Michael D. Synder,
Director, Intermountain Region, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 01-27759 Filed 11-5-01; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-70-P