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68164 Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

217 / Friday, November 8, 2002 / Notices

the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, by Reclamation and is managed for would be balanced with passive
officials of Whitman Mission National recreational purposes by the City’s Parks recreation uses and maintenance of
Historic Site have determined that, and Recreation Department (PRD) under quality habitat areas. Two other
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (2), a 1986 Recreation Land Use Agreement alternative action alternatives are
there is a relationship of shared group (RLUA). The final EIS describes the considered: One that would provide less
identity that can be reasonably traced anticipated environmental effects active recreation-oriented development
between these Native American human associated with a new recreation master and emphasizes passive recreation-
remains and the Confederated Tribes of plan for Reach 11. A proposed action oriented activities (Alternative 1), and
the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. and two action alternative master plans one that would maximize development
Representatives of any other Indian have been considered in the EIS. A No of active-recreation oriented recreation
tribe that believes itself to be culturally Action Alternative is also described, facilities (Alternative 2). The No Action
affiliated with these human remains and which provides a baseline for Alternative assumes the existing 1987
associated funerary objects should comparing the impacts of the three master plan, (which does not meet
contact Superintendent Francis T. action alternatives. current PRD district park standards),
Darby, Whitman Mission National DATES: No decision will be made on the would continue to be implemented. The
Historic Site, 328 Whitman Mission proposed action until 30 days after the
Road, Walla Walla, Washington 99362- alternative ultimately selected and
release of the final EIS. After the 30-day implemented is expected to be
9699, telephone (509) 522-6360, before waiting period, Reclamation will
December 9, 2002. Repatriation of these developed in phases by PRD, as funding
complete a Record of Decision (ROD). becomes available.
human remains and associated funerary
ADDRESSES: Copies of the final EIS are
objects to the Confederated Tribes of the The draft EIS was issued November 9,
available for public inspection and
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon may begin 2001. Responses to comments received
review at the locations listed in the
after that date if no additional claimants from interested organizations and
Supplementary Information section
come forward. individuals on the draft EIS are
below.
Whitman Mission National Historic addressed in the final EIS.
Site is responsible for notifying the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms.
Sandra Eto, Bureau of Reclamation, Locations for public inspection and
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Reservation, Oregon that this notice has Phoenix Area Office (PXAO–1500), PO review of the final EIS:
been published. Box 81169, Phoenix, AZ 85069–1169, • Department of the Interior, Natural
Dated: October 7, 2002.
telephone 602–216–3857. Resources Library, 1849 C Street, NW,
Paula Molloy, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final Washington, DC 20240.
EIS considers the effects of approving a • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
new Recreation Master Plan for Reach Office Library, Building 67, Room 167,
[FR Doc. 02–28521 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am]
11. Reach 11 is managed for recreational Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling,
BILLING CODE 4310–70–S
purposes by the PRD, consistent with Denver CO 80225.
the 1986 RLUA pursuant to Title 28,
Federal Water Project Recreation Act of • Arizona Department of Library
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Archives and Public Records, 1700 West
1965 (Pub. L. 89–72, as amended). The
Bureau of Reclamation current master plan was approved in Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85007.
1987. The City and Reclamation • North Central Regional County
[INT–FES–02–34] determined a comprehensive planning Library, 17811 N. 32nd St., Phoenix AZ
effort for a new master plan should be 85032.
Reach 11 Recreation Master Plan,
carried out, due to the major population
Central Arizona Project, Arizona
growth that has occurred and future • Phoenix Public Library (Burton Barr
AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, growth anticipated for the area. This Central), 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Interior. effort included conducting a recreation AZ 85004.
ACTION: Notice of availability of a final needs assessment to inventory existing • Government Document Service,
environmental impact statement (EIS). facilities in the vicinity of Reach 11, and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
evaluating needs based upon 85281.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National established park standards, existing
• Arizona State University—West
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of capacity, and public interest in or
Library, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd.,
1969, as amended, and the Council on opposition to various recreation uses.
Glendale AZ 85306.
Environmental Quality’s Regulations for The purpose and need for a new
Implementing the Procedural Provisions Recreation Master Plan is to optimize After release of the final EIS and the
of NEPA, the Bureau of Reclamation recreational use of Reach 11 based upon end of the 30-day waiting period,
(Reclamation), in conjunction with the the needs of the City and community, Reclamation will complete a Record of
City of Phoenix (City), has prepared a while ensuring compatibility with the Decision (ROD). The ROD will state the
final EIS for a Recreation Master Plan primary flood control function of Reach action that will be implemented and
for the Reach 11 Recreation Area (Reach 11. A master plan would accommodate will discuss all factors leading to the
11), located in the northeast portion of and respect the full range of current and decision.
the city of Phoenix, Maricopa County, future recreation demands of this Dated: Ocotber 11, 2002.
Arizona. The final EIS considers the growing area of Phoenix, Arizona. The
proposed approval and implementation final EIS considers three alternative Lorri Gray,
of a recreation master plan for a 1,500- master plan scenarios. All three provide Acting Regional Director, Lower Colorado
acre area adjacent to the Central Arizona a level of development established for a Region.
Project (CAP) canal, between Cave Creek City district park. Under the Proposed [FR Doc. 02–28509 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am]
and Scottsdale roads. The land is owned Action, high-demand recreation needs BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P

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