Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order #77-10 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Benefits Sharing, 75655 [2012-30830]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 246 / Friday, December 21, 2012 / Notices rescinded earlier if the roads become passable. The BLM will post closure signs at main entry points to the closed roads. This closure will be posted in the Boise District BLM Office and Owyhee Field Office. Maps of the affected area and other documents associated with this closure are available at 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho, 83705 and 20 First Avenue West, Marsing, Idaho, 83639. Area Closure In addition to the road closure, a portion of the affected area will be closed to all public use. This closure affects public lands located in Owyhee County, Idaho approximately 10 miles northeast of Murphy, which burned June 13–16, 2012. The closure is found in: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Boise Meridian, Idaho T. 1 S., R. 1 W., secs. 34, and 35, and T. 2 S., R. 1 W., sec. 2, generally located south of a non-motorized trail and north of the canyon rim, encompassing approximately 225 acres, as shown on the ‘‘Con Shea Closures’’ map. This closure is necessary to allow seeded shrub, forb, and grass species to become established; and allow existing plants to recover from the effects of the fire. The BLM will post closure signs at main entry points to the closed areas and/or other locations on-site. This closure will be posted in the Boise District BLM Office and Owyhee Field Office. Maps of the affected area and other documents associated with this closure are available at 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho, 83705, and 20 First Avenue West, Marsing, Idaho, 83639. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce the following rules within the Con Shea fire closure: Motorized vehicles must not be used on closed roads. Public entry into the 225 acre closed area is restricted. Exemptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, State, and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire-fighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and entities with valid existing use authorizations, i.e. rights-of-way, leases and permits. Penalties: Any person who violates the above rule may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Violators VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Dec 20, 2012 Jkt 229001 may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for in 18 U.S.C. 3571. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. Loretta Chandler, Owyhee Field Manager. Patricia Roller, Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey NCA Manager. [FR Doc. 2012–30751 Filed 12–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–DPOL–11034; PPWODIREP0/ PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000] Notice of Availability of Draft Director’s Order #77–10 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Benefits Sharing National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to adopt a Director’s Order setting forth policies and procedures that guide NPS practices to implement benefits sharing in accordance with the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 5935(d)) that authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into negotiations with the research community and private industry for equitable, efficient benefits-sharing arrangements. Benefits sharing occurs when NPS receives monetary or other benefits from a discovery or invention with a commercial application resulting from research originating under an NPS Scientific Research and Collecting Permit, or other permit or authorization. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until January 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Draft Director’s Order #77– 10 is available on the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/applications/ npspolicy/DOrders.cfm where readers may comment on the draft. In lieu of the above preferred process, requests for paper copies of and written comments on the draft Director’s Order should be sent to Ann Hitchcock, Senior Advisor for Scientific Collections, 1201 Eye Street NW., (Room 1247), Washington, DC 20005. We will not accept comments by fax, e-mail, or in any other way other than those specified above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Hitchcock at (202) 354–2271 or John G. Dennis at (202) 513–7174. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Draft Director’s Order #77–10 addresses SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75655 benefits sharing stemming from research results derived from NPS-permitted research and the relationship between NPS benefits sharing and NPS technology transfer activities under authority of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related legislation (15 U.S.C. 3710 et seq.). This Order clarifies National Park Service Management Policies 2006 4.2.4, defines NPS benefits sharing, lists fundamental benefits-sharing principles, describes basic benefits-sharing procedures, addresses related ethics and confidentiality, assigns responsibilities for administering benefits sharing, and outlines reporting requirements. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: December 18, 2012. Herbert C. Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science. [FR Doc. 2012–30830 Filed 12–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–11808; 2200–3200– 665] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before November 24, 2012. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Comments may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service,1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 246 (Friday, December 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-30830]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-DPOL-11034; PPWODIREP0/PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000]


Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order 77-10 
Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing 
Benefits Sharing

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to adopt a 
Director's Order setting forth policies and procedures that guide NPS 
practices to implement benefits sharing in accordance with the National 
Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 5935(d)) that 
authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into negotiations 
with the research community and private industry for equitable, 
efficient benefits-sharing arrangements. Benefits sharing occurs when 
NPS receives monetary or other benefits from a discovery or invention 
with a commercial application resulting from research originating under 
an NPS Scientific Research and Collecting Permit, or other permit or 
authorization.

DATES: Written comments will be accepted until January 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Draft Director's Order 77-10 is available on the 
Internet at http://www.nps.gov/applications/npspolicy/DOrders.cfm where 
readers may comment on the draft. In lieu of the above preferred 
process, requests for paper copies of and written comments on the draft 
Director's Order should be sent to Ann Hitchcock, Senior Advisor for 
Scientific Collections, 1201 Eye Street NW., (Room 1247), Washington, 
DC 20005. We will not accept comments by fax, e-mail, or in any other 
way other than those specified above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Hitchcock at (202) 354-2271 or 
John G. Dennis at (202) 513-7174.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Draft Director's Order 77-10 
addresses benefits sharing stemming from research results derived from 
NPS-permitted research and the relationship between NPS benefits 
sharing and NPS technology transfer activities under authority of the 
Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 and related legislation (15 
U.S.C. 3710 et seq.). This Order clarifies National Park Service 
Management Policies 2006 4.2.4, defines NPS benefits sharing, lists 
fundamental benefits-sharing principles, describes basic benefits-
sharing procedures, addresses related ethics and confidentiality, 
assigns responsibilities for administering benefits sharing, and 
outlines reporting requirements.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: December 18, 2012.
Herbert C. Frost,
Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science.
 [FR Doc. 2012-30830 Filed 12-20-12; 8:45 am]
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