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Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2017-19997
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) hereby adopts new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Regulations. NCPC must comply with the requirements of FOIA when it process requests for Information submitted pursuant to FOIA.
Privacy Act Regulations
Document Number: 2017-19996
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) hereby adopts new regulations governing NCPC's implementation of the Privacy Act, as amended and the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002. NCPC must comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002 for records maintained on individuals and personal information stored as a hard copy or electronically.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2017-17973
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The current United States Code or its supplement requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service (SES). The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. The current United States Code or its supplement also requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Vicki Barber, Mary John, Paige Cottinghamstreater, and Christopher J. Roscetti from October 23, 2017 to October 22, 2019.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2017-15887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) proposes to revise its current Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Regulations. NCPC must comply with the requirements of FOIA when it process requests for Information submitted pursuant to FOIA.
Privacy Act Regulations
Document Number: 2017-15882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) proposes to adopt new regulations governing NCPC's implementation of the Privacy Act, as amended and the privacy provisions of the E- Government Act of 2002. NCPC must comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the privacy provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002 for records maintained on individuals and personal information stored as a hard copy or electronically.
National Environmental Policy Act Regulations.
Document Number: 2017-10940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) proposes to adopt new regulations governing NCPC's implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Federal agencies and NCPC on behalf of non-federal agencies must comply with the requirements of NEPA and CEQ regulations for projects submitted to the Commission for review and approval.
Proposed Submission Guidelines for Development Proposals Subject to Statutorily-Mandated Plan and Project Review
Document Number: 2017-10937
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) proposes to adopt new Submission Guidelines. The proposed Submission guidelines are available for public comment as of the date of this notice.
Public Comment on Draft, Updated Submission Guidelines
Document Number: C1-2017-09479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Comment on Draft, Updated Submission Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-09479
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) has released a draft of updated Submission Guidelines (Submission Guidelines). Federal and non-federal agency applicants whose development proposals are subject to statutory mandated Commission plan and project review must submit their proposals to the Commission following a process laid out in the Submission Guidelines. The Submission Guidelines describe the content of submissions, the submission stages, and the coordination and review process governing submissions. While the Submission Guidelines are critical to the Commission's ability to carry out its planning and review authorities, they have not been updated since October 3, 1991. As such, NCPC staff prepared recommendations to update the Submission Guidelines to ensure they are clear, consistent with agency policy and easily accessible to applicants. The proposed Guidelines accomplish three primary objectives: (1) Create clear, accessible, and efficient guidelines that are responsive to applicant needs; (2) Align NCPC's review stages and National Environmental Policy Act requirements with those of applicant agencies to save time and resources in the planning process; and (3) Allow staff to exempt from Commission review certain minor projects based on specific criteria where there is no federal interest. The draft Submission Guidelines offered for public comment are available online at www.ncpc.gov. Dates and Time: The public comment period closes on June 26, 2017. Public meetings to discuss the draft submission Guidelines will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street NW., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004.
Final Adoption of Updated Federal Elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital
Document Number: 2016-06800
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) adopted updates to the Federal Elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital (Comprehensive Plan) on February 4, 2016. The updated elements will become effective on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. NCPC is the central planning agency for the federal government in the National Capital Region and prepares and adopts a ``comprehensive, consistent, and coordinated plan for the National Capital.'' The Federal Elements guide planning and development, and address matters related to Federal properties and interests in the National Capital Region, which include the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia; and all cities within the boundaries of these counties. The Federal Elements provide the policy framework for Commission actions on plans and proposals submitted for its review. The eight Federal Elements in the Comprehensive Plan include Urban Design, Federal Workplace, Foreign Missions & International Organizations, Transportation, Parks & Open Space, Federal Environment, Historic Preservation, and Visitors & Commemoration. Dates and Time: The 2016 Federal Elements were adopted on February 4, 2016 and will become effective on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Smithsonian Institution's South Mall Campus Master Plan
Document Number: 2016-01162
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1970, as amended and implemented by the Council on Environmental, and in accordance with the Environmental Policies and Procedures adopted by the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the NCPC announces its intent along with the Smithsonian Institution (SI), and in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will provide a full and fair discussion of the potential environmental impacts resulting from implementation of SI's South Mall Campus Master Plan. NCPC will act as lead federal agency for NEPA compliance and SI is the project owner, sponsoring the preparation of the EIS. Although SI is not a ``federal agency'' within the meaning of NEPA and CEQ Regulations, SI works with federal agencies on NEPA compliance when, as here, an SI project requires federal agency approval. The South Mall Campus Master Plan (Master Plan) will evaluate opportunities to: Better align Smithsonian facilities on the South Mall Campus with SI's mission; increase public access to the museums and gardens; replace and upgrade aging building systems; upgrade security systems campus wide; rehabilitate and restore historic buildings; provide seismic retrofitting; consolidate and upgrade loading functions; enhance public space; and increase the visitor services provided in the area. The Master Plan will revitalize the South Mall Campus by interconnecting programs and services both above- and below- grade; and, by improving physical access for all through enhanced circulation, way finding, and program visibility. These improvements will provide visitors and staff with facilities, amenities, and educational experiences expected of a world class institution.
Public Comment on the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2015-25453
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has released a draft of the Federal Elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements for public review. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review required by law. The eight Federal Elements in the Comprehensive Plan include Urban Design (new element), Federal Workplace, Foreign Missions & International Organizations, Transportation, Parks & Open Space, Federal Environment, Historic Preservation, and Visitors & Commemoration. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements provide a statement of principles, goals, and planning policies for the growth and development of the national capital during the next 20 years. The draft update of the Federal Elements will be available online at http://www.ncpc.gov/ compplan.
Public Comment on the Draft Federal Urban Design Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2015-11292
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital Region, intends to release for public comment a draft new Federal Urban Design Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review required by law. The new Federal Urban Design Element provides policies that will guide the design and management of federal buildings and properties so as to enhance their adjacent public realm. It will also provide a framework for federal actions related to enhancing the overall character of the District of Columbia and the National Capital Region. All interested parties are invited to submit written comment. The draft Federal Urban Design Element will be available online at http://www.ncpc.gov/urbandesign not later than May 8, 2015. Printed copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities, Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-01167
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-23
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA or Act) and its implementing regulations, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) hereby announces an opportunity for public comment on a proposed Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Data for Planning Initiatives undertaken by the NCPC. A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.ncpc.gov. Following review and disposition of public comments, NCPC will submit this generic information request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, and additional public comment will be solicited. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Written comments will be available for public review at www.ncpc.gov.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2014-04180
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC or Commission) revises the current rule the NCPC follows for processing requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The revisions reorganize the rule to focus each section on a discrete topic. The revisions also incorporate new information in response to changes to the FOIA since NCPC's adoption of its current FOIA rule in 1982. Finally, the revisions decrease the cost charged for hard copies and increase the threshold dollar amount that must be reached before the NCPC charges members of the public a processing fee for information.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2013-19871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (``NCPC'' or ``Commission'') proposes to revise the current regulations the NCPC follows for processing Requests for Information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The revisions reorganize the regulations to focus each section on a discrete topic. The revisions also incorporate new information in response to changes to the FOIA. Finally, the revisions increase the threshold dollar amount that must be reached before the NCPC charges members of the public a processing fee for information.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members
Document Number: 2013-11435
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Deidre Flippen, Mary Johnson, Jeff Thomas and Richard E. Tontodonato from August 01, 2013 to August 01, 2015.
Public Comment and Public Meeting on Draft Revisions to the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2013-10269
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital Region, intends to release for public comment draft revisions to the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review required by law. The Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element articulates policies that guide federal actions on the location of diplomatic and international activities in Washington, DC to ensure chanceries, ambassadors' residences, and international organizations are located in a manner that is appropriate to the status and dignity of these activities, while enhancing Washington as one of the world's great capitals. The draft revised Foreign Missions and International Organizations Element will be available online at http://www.ncpc.gov/ compplan by Monday, May 6, 2013. Printed copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below.
Public Comment and Public Meeting on Draft Revisions to the Visitors Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2013-00824
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-16
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital Region, intends to release for public comment draft revisions to the Federal Visitors and Commemorative Works Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review required by law. The Federal Visitors and Commemorative Works Element articulates policies that guide federal actions on supporting visitor services to the National Capital Region as well as guiding actions related to commemoration. The draft revised Federal Visitors and Commemorative Works Element will be available online at http://www.ncpc.gov/compplan by Monday, January 14, 2013. Printed copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below.
Public Comment on the Draft Federal Urban Design Element and the Draft Update to the Federal Preservation and Historic Features Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2012-26976
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital Region, intends to release for public comment a draft new Federal Urban Design Element and draft revisions to the Preservation and Historic Features Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review required by law. The new Federal Urban Design Element provides policies that will guide the design and management of federal buildings and properties so as to enhance their adjacent public realm. It will also provide a framework for federal actions related to enhancing the overall character of the District of Columbia and the National Capital Region. The Federal Preservation and Historic Features Element articulates policies that guide federal actions preserving Washington's historic character and providing better stewardship of historic resources. All interested parties are invited to submit written comment. The draft Federal Urban Design Element and draft revised Federal Preservation and Historic Features Element will be available online at http://www.ncpc.gov/compplan not later than November 5, 2012. Printed copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below. Dates and Time: The public comment period begins on November, 5, 2012 and closes on Monday, February 4, 2012.
Public Comment and Public Meeting on Draft Revisions to the Transportation Element and Federal Workplace Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements
Document Number: 2011-18032
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-20
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the Planning Commission for the Federal Government within the National Capital Region, has released for public comment draft revisions to the Transportation and Federal Workplace Elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements. The Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements addresses matters relating to Federal Properties and Federal Interests in the National Capital Region, and provides a decision-making framework for actions the NCPC takes on specific plans and proposals submitted by Federal government agencies for the NCPC review as required by law. The Transportation Element articulates policies that guide actions on federal employee commuting, transportation investment, and integrating federal facilities into the regional transportation network. The Federal Workplace Element provides policies for the location, development and management of federal workplaces throughout the region. All interested parties are invited to submit written comments and/or attend the public meeting. The draft revised Transportation and Federal Workplace Elements are available online at http://www.ncpc.gov/ compplan. Printed copies are available upon request from the contact person noted below.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members
Document Number: 2011-11983
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Deidre Flippen, Mary Johnson, Jeff Thomas and Raymond J. Wollman from July 01, 2011 to July 01, 2013.
Intent To Prepare a Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Document Number: E9-27002
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Smithsonian Institution, Agencies and Commissions, National Capital Planning Commission
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1509), and in accordance with the Environmental Policies and Procedures implemented by the National Capital Planning Commission, the SI and NCPC announce their intent, as Joint-Lead Agencies, with NCPC as the Responsible Federal Agency, to prepare a Tier II environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the potential effects of constructing and operating the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) within the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum will be located on a 217,800 square foot (SF) or 5 acre site bounded by Constitution Avenue, Madison Drive, 14th and 15th Streets, NW., on the National Mall in Washington, DC. A public meeting will be conducted to ensure that all significant issues related to construction and operation of the proposed museum are identified for study in the EIS. SI and NCPC are conducting this NEPA process concurrent with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), section 106 process.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members
Document Number: E8-14398
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Deidre Flippen, Paula Hayes, Eric J. Gangloff and Charles Schneider from June 23, 2008, to June 23, 2010.
Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture-Public Scoping Meeting on January 4, 2007
Document Number: 06-9852
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Smithsonian Institution, Agencies and Commissions, National Capital Planning Commission
The SI and NCPC, as joint lead agencies with NCPC as the Responsible Federal Agency, are confirming the date of the public scoping meeting for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Notice of the date of the public meeting was provided in the Washington Post on December 5, 2006. The Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS initially published in the Federal Register/ Volume 71, No. 223/Monday, November 20, 2006 did not include the meeting information. In addition, the comment period, Web site URL, and contact information have changed.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-19823
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The National Capital Planning Commission is publishing this notice under the ``Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002,'' which is known as the No FEAR Act, to inform current employees, former employees, and applicants for NCPC employment of the rights and protections available to them under Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower protection and retaliation laws.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members
Document Number: E6-7493
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Kent E. Baum, Jill Crumpacker, Patricia E. Gallagher, John Lennon, Lawrence Roffee, and Charles H. Schneider from May 11, 2006 to May 11, 2008.
Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members
Document Number: 05-12865
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: National Capital Planning Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency's Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Kent E. Baum, Jill Crumpacker, Patricia E. Gallagher and Rosita Parkes from June 24, 2005 to June 24, 2007.