29 March 2006


[Federal Register: March 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 60)]
[Page 15760-15761]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Park Service

Dog Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Golden 
Gate National Recreation Area, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo 
Counties, CA; Notice of Extension of Scoping Period

SUMMARY: In accordance with section 102(2)(C) of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (40 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the National Park 
Service (NPS) is undertaking concurrent negotiated rulemaking and 
conservation planning-environmental impact analysis efforts to identify 
and evaluate alternatives for clear and enforceable guidelines to 
determine the manner and extent of dog-walking use in appropriate areas 
of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). As announced 
February 22, 2006 in the Federal Register 
(V71[bs]N35[bs]PP9147-48), the NPS is 
preparing an environmental impact statement for a GGNRA Dog Management 
Plan (plan/EIS) and has initiated a public scoping process to aid 
preparation of the plan/EIS.
    The public scoping period is being extended from the original March 
24, 2006 deadline to April 24, 2006.

DATES: Comments on issues and concerns and any environmental 
information relevant to the preparation of an Environmental Impact 
Statement for a Dog Management Plan will be accepted through April 24, 
2006. All written comments must be transmitted or postmarked not later 
than 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, April 24, 2006. Respondents to 
the original Notice need not re-submit their comments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested individuals, organizations, and 
agencies that wish to comment on the scope of this plan/EIS should 
submit written comments via one of the two following options: (1) 
Online through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment Web site 
(http://parkplanning.nps.gov); select Golden Gate National Recreation 

Area, click on ``EIS/Dog Management Plan for GGNRA'' and follow the 
instructions on the website; or (2) mail written comments directly to 
Superintendent, GGNRA, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 
    Please note that names and addresses of people who comment become 
part of the public record. If individuals commenting request that their 
name or[bs]and address be withheld from public 
disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such 
requests must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. 
There also may be circumstances wherein the NPS will withhold from the 
record a respondent's identity, as allowable by law. As always: The NPS 
will make

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available to public inspection all submissions from organizations or 
businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives 
or officials of organizations and businesses; and, anonymous comments 
may not be considered.
    A public scoping Newsletter, providing a preliminary synopsis of 
the project status, will be distributed in early March. In addition, 
two public scoping meetings are scheduled to be held on April 4 (in 
Sausalito) and April 5 (in San Francisco); both will occur from 4-7:30 
pm. For details on meeting location, to request being added to the 
project mailing list, or for other current information updates, please 
contact the GGNRA Negotiated Rulemaking Information Line at (415) 561-
    As a delegated EIS, the official responsible for approval of the 
Record of Decision is the NPS Regional Director, Pacific West Region; 
subsequently the official who will be responsible for implementation is 
the Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

    Dated: February 23, 2006.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
Regional Director, Pacific West Region.
[FR Doc. E6-4544 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]