Change of Jurisdiction-National Park Service Units Within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 60377 [2016-21098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2016 / Notices contract and pending the completion of the public solicitation of a prospectus for a new concession contract, the National Park Service authorizes the extension of visitor services under the terms and conditions of the current contract as amended. The extension of operations does not affect any rights with respect to selection for award of a new concession contract. The publication of this notice merely reflects the intent of the National Park Service but does not bind the National Park Service to extend the contract identified above. Dated: August 11, 2016. Lena McDowall, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–21101 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–21656; PX.XVPAD0522.0.1] Change of Jurisdiction—National Park Service Units Within the Commonwealth of Kentucky National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of change in jurisdiction. AGENCY: On behalf of the United States, the National Park Service accepted exclusive jurisdiction from the Commonwealth of Kentucky over certain lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within Mammoth Cave National Park. The National Park Service also accepted concurrent jurisdiction between the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky on certain lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and Fort Donelson National Battlefield. DATES: Effective Date: Exclusive jurisdiction on certain lands and waters within Mammoth Cave National Park became effective on December 7, 2015. Concurrent jurisdiction on certain lands and waters of Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and Fort Donelson National Battlefield became effective on July 28, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Pierce, National Park Service, Southeast Region, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone: 404–507–5726. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Aug 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 Exclusive Jurisdiction Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA) was created by Congress in 1926. In 1930, the Commonwealth of Kentucky ceded to the United States exclusive jurisdiction over all lands and waters acquired by the United States for MACA, effective when the United States accepted such jurisdiction by statute on June 5, 1942. By Kentucky law, the cession and acceptance was limited to lands owned by the United States. On July 2, 1986, the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) notified the Governor of Kentucky that he was accepting exclusive jurisdiction over lands and waters acquired by the United States within MACA between 1942 and 1986. Since July 2, 1986, the United States has acquired additional lands for MACA. Accordingly, in a letter dated May 21, 2014, the Director of the NPS notified the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that he formally accepted on behalf of NPS exclusive jurisdiction over lands and waters within the legislated boundaries of MACA, that were acquired by the U.S. Government after July 2, 1986. Exclusive jurisdiction over these lands was established by the Governor’s acknowledgement of receipt of the letter on December 7, 2015. For the lands within MACA whereby exclusive jurisdiction had been accepted in 1942 and 1986, that acceptance remains in effect. Concurrent Jurisdiction On April 19, 1994, upon application by the NPS, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky signed Executive Order 94–355 (E.O.), ceding legislative jurisdiction on lands owned by the United States within Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (ABLI), Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BISO), and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (CUGA). The Director of the NPS accepted the cession as required by Federal law. Part IV of the E.O. provided that, in the event of an alteration of the descriptions of the lands, the NPS would transmit new descriptions to be annexed to the E.O. Since April 19, 1994, the United States has acquired additional lands in Kentucky within the legislated boundaries of ABLI and CUGA. Further, an additional unit of the National Park System, Fort Donelson National Battlefield (FODO; Fort Heiman Unit), has been established in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To bring these NPS administered lands under concurrent legislative jurisdiction, it PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60377 was necessary to update the E.O. of April 19, 1994. Therefore, the Commonwealth of Kentucky through signature on a cession instrument by the Governor ceded to the United States such measure of jurisdiction as necessary to effectuate a status of concurrent legislative jurisdiction for purposes of criminal law enforcement on these acquired lands within ABLI, CUGA, and FODO. This cession is limited to lands within each of the above-listed units which were acquired since April 19, 1994. The NPS, acting through the Director, formally accepted the described cession of concurrent jurisdiction, through his signature on the cession instrument. Concurrent legislative jurisdiction became effective with entry of the cession instrument upon the Executive Journal for the Commonwealth of Kentucky on July 28, 2016. For all other NPS administered lands within these units whereby concurrent legislative jurisdiction had been ceded in 1994, that cession remains in effect. Dated: August 23, 2016. Michael T. Reynolds, Acting Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2016–21098 Filed 8–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–EJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–21728; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate federally recognized Indian tribes, and has determined that a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day federally recognized Indian tribes cannot be reasonably traced. Representatives of any federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 170 (Thursday, September 1, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21098]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-21656; PX.XVPAD0522.0.1]


Change of Jurisdiction--National Park Service Units Within the 
Commonwealth of Kentucky

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of change in jurisdiction.

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SUMMARY: On behalf of the United States, the National Park Service 
accepted exclusive jurisdiction from the Commonwealth of Kentucky over 
certain lands and waters administered by the National Park Service 
within Mammoth Cave National Park. The National Park Service also 
accepted concurrent jurisdiction between the United States and the 
Commonwealth of Kentucky on certain lands and waters administered by 
the National Park Service within Abraham Lincoln National Historic 
Site, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and Fort Donelson 
National Battlefield.

DATES: Effective Date: Exclusive jurisdiction on certain lands and 
waters within Mammoth Cave National Park became effective on December 
7, 2015. Concurrent jurisdiction on certain lands and waters of Abraham 
Lincoln National Historic Site, Cumberland Gap National Historical 
Park, and Fort Donelson National Battlefield became effective on July 
28, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Pierce, National Park 
Service, Southeast Region, 100 Alabama Street SW., 1924 Building, 
Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone: 404-507-5726.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Exclusive Jurisdiction

    Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA) was created by Congress in 1926. 
In 1930, the Commonwealth of Kentucky ceded to the United States 
exclusive jurisdiction over all lands and waters acquired by the United 
States for MACA, effective when the United States accepted such 
jurisdiction by statute on June 5, 1942. By Kentucky law, the cession 
and acceptance was limited to lands owned by the United States. On July 
2, 1986, the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) notified the 
Governor of Kentucky that he was accepting exclusive jurisdiction over 
lands and waters acquired by the United States within MACA between 1942 
and 1986.
    Since July 2, 1986, the United States has acquired additional lands 
for MACA. Accordingly, in a letter dated May 21, 2014, the Director of 
the NPS notified the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that he 
formally accepted on behalf of NPS exclusive jurisdiction over lands 
and waters within the legislated boundaries of MACA, that were acquired 
by the U.S. Government after July 2, 1986. Exclusive jurisdiction over 
these lands was established by the Governor's acknowledgement of 
receipt of the letter on December 7, 2015.
    For the lands within MACA whereby exclusive jurisdiction had been 
accepted in 1942 and 1986, that acceptance remains in effect.

Concurrent Jurisdiction

    On April 19, 1994, upon application by the NPS, the Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Kentucky signed Executive Order 94-355 (E.O.), ceding 
legislative jurisdiction on lands owned by the United States within 
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (ABLI), Big South 
Fork National River and Recreation Area (BISO), and Cumberland Gap 
National Historical Park (CUGA). The Director of the NPS accepted the 
cession as required by Federal law. Part IV of the E.O. provided that, 
in the event of an alteration of the descriptions of the lands, the NPS 
would transmit new descriptions to be annexed to the E.O.
    Since April 19, 1994, the United States has acquired additional 
lands in Kentucky within the legislated boundaries of ABLI and CUGA. 
Further, an additional unit of the National Park System, Fort Donelson 
National Battlefield (FODO; Fort Heiman Unit), has been established in 
the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To bring these NPS administered lands 
under concurrent legislative jurisdiction, it was necessary to update 
the E.O. of April 19, 1994.
    Therefore, the Commonwealth of Kentucky through signature on a 
cession instrument by the Governor ceded to the United States such 
measure of jurisdiction as necessary to effectuate a status of 
concurrent legislative jurisdiction for purposes of criminal law 
enforcement on these acquired lands within ABLI, CUGA, and FODO.
    This cession is limited to lands within each of the above-listed 
units which were acquired since April 19, 1994. The NPS, acting through 
the Director, formally accepted the described cession of concurrent 
jurisdiction, through his signature on the cession instrument. 
Concurrent legislative jurisdiction became effective with entry of the 
cession instrument upon the Executive Journal for the Commonwealth of 
Kentucky on July 28, 2016.
    For all other NPS administered lands within these units whereby 
concurrent legislative jurisdiction had been ceded in 1994, that 
cession remains in effect.

    Dated: August 23, 2016.
Michael T. Reynolds,
Acting Director, National Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-21098 Filed 8-31-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-EJ-P