15-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Planned Additions to the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List and Proposed Future U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List, 89143-89145 [2016-29528]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices December 9, 2016. An electronic copy of the Plan/FEIS will be available for public inspection at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/dogplan. A limited number of hard copies will be available at Park Headquarters, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Savidge, Park Headquarters, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123; phone (415) 561– 4725. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current dog management in the park is based on a number of factors. Areas included in the GGNRA Citizens’ Advisory Commission’s 1979 pet policy, followed by the park for over twenty years, are currently managed in accordance with the June 2, 2005, decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (U.S. vs. Barley, 405 F.Supp. 2d 1121 (2005)) which prohibited the NPS from enforcing the NPS-wide regulation requiring on leash walking of pets (36 CFR 2.15(a)(2)) in areas where the park had previously allowed off leash use until notice and comment rulemaking under 36 CFR 1.5(b) is completed. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published for a 90-day notice and public comment period on February 24, 2016. A final rule will be published after a 30-day no action period on the FEIS, and after a Record of Decision has been signed. The purpose of the Plan/FEIS is to determine the manner and extent of dog use in appropriate areas of the park, provide a clear, enforceable dog management policy, preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and natural processes, provide a variety of visitor experiences, improve visitor and employee safety, and reduce user conflicts. The Plan/FEIS evaluates the impacts of six alternatives for dog management in 22 areas of GGNRA. The range of alternatives includes the consensus recommendations of the GGNRA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Dog Management, the 1979 Pet Policy, the current NPS policy 36 CFR 2.15, voice and sight-control dog walking and commercial dog walking. The preferred alternative includes site specific treatments from multiple action alternatives that together allow for a balanced range of visitor experiences, including areas that prohibit dogs, and areas that allow on-leash and voice and sight-control dog walking. It includes the following key elements: The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee’s consensus agreement on overarching DATES: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 plan guidelines and committee recommendations on commercial dog walking limits; on-leash and/or voice and sight-control—dog walking in multiple specific areas of the park where impacts to sensitive resources and visitor experience were minimized; no dogs in areas of the park where impacts would be unacceptable and could not be mitigated; a monitoringbased management program measuring compliance in on-leash and voice and sight-control dog walking areas which will provide information that can result in a range of management responses as needed, including further restrictions, training requirements or temporary or long-term closures to a use if that use approaches an unacceptable level; and permit requirements for both private and commercial dog walkers for more than three dogs, with a maximum of six, in limited areas of the park. Dated: December 2, 2016. Laura E. Joss, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2016–29529 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–OIA–22277; PIN00IO14.XI0000] 15-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Planned Additions to the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List and Proposed Future U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: This is a First Notice for the public to comment on the next potential U.S. nominations from the existing U.S. World Heritage Tentative List (‘‘Tentative List’’) to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, and announces additions to the Tentative List. The public may also make suggestions for additions to the Tentative List. This notice complies with Sec. 73.7(c) of the World Heritage Program regulations (36 CFR part 73). DATES: Comments will be accepted on or before December 27, 2016. There have been several opportunities for public comment on this subject in past notices, and the National Park Service has also received suggestions from the public and through other channels since 2008 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89143 and throughout the process of revising the Tentative List in 2015 and 2016. ADDRESSES: Please provide all comments directly to Jonathan Putnam, Office of International Affairs, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW. (0050), Washington, DC 20005 or by Email to: jonathan_putnam@nps.gov . Phone: 202–354–1809. Fax 202–371– 1446. Comments: Comments on whether to nominate any of the properties on the Tentative List must address: (i) How well the property(ies) would meet the World Heritage nomination criteria, requirements for authenticity, integrity, legal protection and management. Information on these criteria and requirements can be found on the Web site noted below; and (ii) The readiness and ability of the property owner(s) to prepare a satisfactory nomination document. Suggestions for additions to the Tentative List not previously submitted must address: (i) How the property(ies) would meet the World Heritage nomination criteria, requirements for authenticity, integrity, legal protection and management. Information on these criteria and requirements can be found on the Web site noted below; and (ii) The U.S. legal prerequisites that include the agreement of all property owners to the nomination of their property, an official determination that the property is nationally significant (such as by designation as a National Historic or National Natural Landmark), and effective legal protection. All previous suggestions for the Tentative List made during previous comment periods or otherwise submitted since 2008, have been retained and considered and should not be resubmitted at this time. All public comments will be summarized and provided to Department of the Interior officials, who will obtain the advice of the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage before making any selection of properties for World Heritage nomination. The selection may include the following considerations: (i) How well the particular type of property (i.e., theme or region) is represented on the World Heritage List in both the United States and other nations; (ii) The balance between cultural and natural properties already on the List and those under consideration; (iii) Opportunities that the property affords for public visitation, interpretation, and education; E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 89144 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices (iv) Potential threats to the property’s integrity or its current state of preservation; (v) Likelihood of being able to complete a satisfactory nomination; and (vi) Other relevant factors, including the possible implications of the fact that the United States is currently prohibited by law from providing any funding to UNESCO, including UNESCO and World Heritage member dues. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Putnam, 202–354–1809. General information about U.S. participation in the World Heritage Program and the process used to develop the Tentative List is posted on the Office of International Affairs Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ internationalcooperation/ worldheritage.htm. To request a paper copy of the U.S. Tentative List, please contact April Brooks, Office of International Affairs, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW., (0050) Washington, DC 20005. Email: april_brooks@nps.gov. For the World Heritage nomination format, see the World Heritage Centre Web site at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/ nominations. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The World Heritage List is an international list of cultural and natural properties nominated by the signatories to the World Heritage Convention (1972), an international treaty for the preservation of natural and cultural heritage sites of global significance. The United States has served several terms on the elected 21nation World Heritage Committee, but is not currently on the Committee. There are 1,052 sites in 165 of the 192 signatory countries. Currently there are 23 World Heritage Sites in the United States. U.S. participation and the roles of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are authorized by Title IV of the Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 and conducted in accordance with 36 CFR part 73—World Heritage Convention. The National Park Service serves as the principal technical agency for the U.S. Government to the Convention and manages all or parts of 18 of the 23 U.S. World Heritage Sites currently listed. A Tentative List is a national list of natural and cultural properties appearing to meet the World Heritage Committee eligibility criteria for nomination to the World Heritage List. It is a list of candidate sites which a country intends to consider for nomination within a given time period, but does not guarantee future VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 nomination. The World Heritage Committee’s Operational Guidelines ask participating nations to provide Tentative Lists, which aid in evaluating properties for the World Heritage List on a comparative international basis and help the Committee to schedule its work over the long term. A country cannot nominate a property unless it has been on its Tentative List for a minimum of a year. Countries also are limited at this time to nominating no more than one site in any given year. Neither inclusion in the Tentative List nor inscription as a World Heritage Site imposes legal restrictions on owners or neighbors of sites, nor does it give the United Nations any management authority or ownership rights in U.S. World Heritage Sites, which continue to be subject to U.S. laws. Current U.S. World Heritage Tentative List: The current U.S. World Heritage Tentative List was transmitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on January 24, 2008. Since 2008, five properties on the Tentative List have been nominated to the World Heritage List: Three have been successfully inscribed on the World Heritage List, and are therefore no longer included on the Tentative List. On June 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced in the Federal Register (77 FR 38079) that it intended to update the Tentative List in 2016. To accomplish this, it made use of an expert Working Group established as a sub-committee of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, a Federal Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of State. The organizations comprising the Working Group (see below) were selected to provide expertise in the full range of subject areas that can be considered for World Heritage; they also included the member agencies of the Federal Interagency Panel on World Heritage, which advises the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. The Working Group completed its work in October 2016 and the full U.S. National Commission for UNESCO endorsed its recommendations on October 11, 2016 in an open teleconference. On October 17, 2016, the Department of State transmitted the recommendations to the Department of the Interior. Agencies and Organizations on the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List Working Group Smithsonian Institution U.S. National Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Bureau of Land Management PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) U.S. National Park Service Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Society of Architectural Historians American Historical Association National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geological Society of America National Geographic Society U.S. Department of State The current Tentative List includes the following properties: Cultural Sites Civil Rights Movement Sites, Alabama Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery Bethel Baptist Church, Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Dayton Aviation Sites, Ohio Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, Ohio Fort Ancient State Memorial, Warren County Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, near Chillicothe Newark Earthworks State Historic Site, Newark and Heath Jefferson (Thomas) Buildings, Virginia (Proposed Jointly as an Extension to the World Heritage Listing of Monticello and the University of Virginia Historic District) Poplar Forest, Bedford County Virginia State Capitol, Richmond Mount Vernon, Virginia Serpent Mound, Ohio Wright (Frank Lloyd) Buildings [Nominated in 2015; Additional Information has Been Requested by the World Heritage Committee] Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, Illinois Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Madison, Wisconsin Natural Sites National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (Formerly Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa) E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2016 / Notices Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona White Sands National Monument, New Mexico Proposed Additions to U.S. World Heritage Tentative List Cultural Sites Ellis Island, New Jersey and New York Chicago Early Skyscrapers, Illinois, Including: [Other Properties May Be Added in the Course of Developing a Nomination] —Rookery —Auditorium Building —Monadnock Building —Ludington Building —Marquette Building —Old Colony Building —Schlesinger & Mayer (Carson, Pirie Scott) Department Store —Second Leiter Building —Fisher Building Central Park, New York Brooklyn Bridge, New York Moravian Bethlehem District, Pennsylvania Natural Sites Marianas Trench National Monument, U.S. Territory, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam Central California Current, California, Including —Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary —Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary —Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary —Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge —Point Reyes National Seashore —Golden Gate National Recreation Area committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and a report by an expert from the World Commission on Protected Areas on places in the U.S. identified as priorities for global conservation and which may have potential for World Heritage listing. The ICOMOS international secretariat provided, under contract with the National Park Service, preliminary evaluations of a short list of cultural candidate sites, which also informed the Working Group’s recommendations. The United States Department of the Interior is now considering whether to initiate the preparation of draft nominations for any of the remaining properties on the current Tentative List to the World Heritage List. Brief descriptions of the properties appear on the National Park Service, Office of International Affairs Web site: https:// www.nps.gov/subjects/ internationalcooperation/ worldheritage.htm. All comments will be a matter of public record. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a comment, members of the public should be aware that the entire comment—including personal identifying information—may be made public at any time. While commenters can request that personal identifying information be withheld from public review, it may not be possible to comply with this request. Authority: 54 U.S.C. 307101; 36 CFR part 73. Dated: November 30, 2016. Michael J. Bean, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2016–29528 Filed 12–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, U.S. Territorial Waters mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Big Bend National Park, Texas National Park Service In developing recommendations for additions to the Tentative List, the Working Group considered all the suggestions that had been submitted to the Department of the Interior since the current Tentative List was developed in 2008, during both formal comment periods and through other channels. There were well over 100 of these suggestions, including both specific properties and thematic ideas. The Working Group also considered additional suggestions contained in the January 2016 ‘‘U.S. World Heritage Gap Study Report’’ by the U.S. national VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 [NPS–NERO–PAGR–22339; PX.PR166532I.00.1] Notice of the 2017 Meeting Schedule for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1–16), the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice for the 2017 meeting schedule for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89145 Park Advisory Commission. The Commission is authorized by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act, (16 U.S.C. 410lll), ‘‘to advise the Secretary in the development and implementation of the management plan.’’ Agendas for these meetings will be provided on the Commission Web site at http://www.nps.gov/pagr/ parkmgmt/federal-advisorycommission.htm. The Commission will meet on the following dates in 2017: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. (snow date: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) (EASTERN); Thursday, April 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. (EASTERN); Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EASTERN); and Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. (EASTERN). ADDRESSES: The January and July meetings will be held at the Rogers Meeting Center, 32 Spruce Street, Paterson, NJ 07501; and the April and October meetings will be held at The Paterson Museum, 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darren Boch, Superintendent and Designated Federal Officer, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501, (973) 523–2630, or email darren_boch@ nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Topics to be discussed include updates on the status of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park General Management Plan. The meetings will be open to the public and time will be reserved during each meeting for public comment. Oral comments will be summarized for the record. If individuals wish to have their comments recorded verbatim, they must submit them in writing. Written comments and requests for agenda items may be sent to: Federal Advisory Commission, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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. All comments will be made part of the public record and DATES: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-OIA-22277; PIN00IO14.XI0000]


15-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Planned 
Additions to the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List and Proposed Future 
U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This is a First Notice for the public to comment on the next 
potential U.S. nominations from the existing U.S. World Heritage 
Tentative List (``Tentative List'') to the United Nations Educational, 
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, and 
announces additions to the Tentative List. The public may also make 
suggestions for additions to the Tentative List. This notice complies 
with Sec. 73.7(c) of the World Heritage Program regulations (36 CFR 
part 73).

DATES: Comments will be accepted on or before December 27, 2016. There 
have been several opportunities for public comment on this subject in 
past notices, and the National Park Service has also received 
suggestions from the public and through other channels since 2008 and 
throughout the process of revising the Tentative List in 2015 and 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please provide all comments directly to Jonathan Putnam, 
Office of International Affairs, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street 
NW. (0050), Washington, DC 20005 or by Email to: 
jonathan_putnam@nps.gov . Phone: 202-354-1809. Fax 202-371-1446.
    Comments: Comments on whether to nominate any of the properties on 
the Tentative List must address:
    (i) How well the property(ies) would meet the World Heritage 
nomination criteria, requirements for authenticity, integrity, legal 
protection and management. Information on these criteria and 
requirements can be found on the Web site noted below; and
    (ii) The readiness and ability of the property owner(s) to prepare 
a satisfactory nomination document.
    Suggestions for additions to the Tentative List not previously 
submitted must address:
    (i) How the property(ies) would meet the World Heritage nomination 
criteria, requirements for authenticity, integrity, legal protection 
and management. Information on these criteria and requirements can be 
found on the Web site noted below; and
    (ii) The U.S. legal prerequisites that include the agreement of all 
property owners to the nomination of their property, an official 
determination that the property is nationally significant (such as by 
designation as a National Historic or National Natural Landmark), and 
effective legal protection.
    All previous suggestions for the Tentative List made during 
previous comment periods or otherwise submitted since 2008, have been 
retained and considered and should not be resubmitted at this time.
    All public comments will be summarized and provided to Department 
of the Interior officials, who will obtain the advice of the Federal 
Interagency Panel for World Heritage before making any selection of 
properties for World Heritage nomination. The selection may include the 
following considerations:
    (i) How well the particular type of property (i.e., theme or 
region) is represented on the World Heritage List in both the United 
States and other nations;
    (ii) The balance between cultural and natural properties already on 
the List and those under consideration;
    (iii) Opportunities that the property affords for public 
visitation, interpretation, and education;

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    (iv) Potential threats to the property's integrity or its current 
state of preservation;
    (v) Likelihood of being able to complete a satisfactory nomination; 
and
    (vi) Other relevant factors, including the possible implications of 
the fact that the United States is currently prohibited by law from 
providing any funding to UNESCO, including UNESCO and World Heritage 
member dues.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Putnam, 202-354-1809. General 
information about U.S. participation in the World Heritage Program and 
the process used to develop the Tentative List is posted on the Office 
of International Affairs Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/internationalcooperation/worldheritage.htm.
    To request a paper copy of the U.S. Tentative List, please contact 
April Brooks, Office of International Affairs, National Park Service, 
1201 Eye Street NW., (0050) Washington, DC 20005. Email: 
april_brooks@nps.gov.
    For the World Heritage nomination format, see the World Heritage 
Centre Web site at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/nominations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The World Heritage List is an international list of 
cultural and natural properties nominated by the signatories to the 
World Heritage Convention (1972), an international treaty for the 
preservation of natural and cultural heritage sites of global 
significance. The United States has served several terms on the elected 
21-nation World Heritage Committee, but is not currently on the 
Committee. There are 1,052 sites in 165 of the 192 signatory countries. 
Currently there are 23 World Heritage Sites in the United States.
    U.S. participation and the roles of the Department of the Interior 
and the National Park Service are authorized by Title IV of the 
Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980 and conducted in 
accordance with 36 CFR part 73--World Heritage Convention.
    The National Park Service serves as the principal technical agency 
for the U.S. Government to the Convention and manages all or parts of 
18 of the 23 U.S. World Heritage Sites currently listed.
    A Tentative List is a national list of natural and cultural 
properties appearing to meet the World Heritage Committee eligibility 
criteria for nomination to the World Heritage List. It is a list of 
candidate sites which a country intends to consider for nomination 
within a given time period, but does not guarantee future nomination. 
The World Heritage Committee's Operational Guidelines ask participating 
nations to provide Tentative Lists, which aid in evaluating properties 
for the World Heritage List on a comparative international basis and 
help the Committee to schedule its work over the long term. A country 
cannot nominate a property unless it has been on its Tentative List for 
a minimum of a year. Countries also are limited at this time to 
nominating no more than one site in any given year.
    Neither inclusion in the Tentative List nor inscription as a World 
Heritage Site imposes legal restrictions on owners or neighbors of 
sites, nor does it give the United Nations any management authority or 
ownership rights in U.S. World Heritage Sites, which continue to be 
subject to U.S. laws.
    Current U.S. World Heritage Tentative List: The current U.S. World 
Heritage Tentative List was transmitted to the UNESCO World Heritage 
Centre on January 24, 2008. Since 2008, five properties on the 
Tentative List have been nominated to the World Heritage List: Three 
have been successfully inscribed on the World Heritage List, and are 
therefore no longer included on the Tentative List.
    On June 26, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced in 
the Federal Register (77 FR 38079) that it intended to update the 
Tentative List in 2016. To accomplish this, it made use of an expert 
Working Group established as a sub-committee of the U.S. National 
Commission for UNESCO, a Federal Advisory Committee for the U.S. 
Department of State. The organizations comprising the Working Group 
(see below) were selected to provide expertise in the full range of 
subject areas that can be considered for World Heritage; they also 
included the member agencies of the Federal Interagency Panel on World 
Heritage, which advises the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for 
Fish and Wildlife and Parks. The Working Group completed its work in 
October 2016 and the full U.S. National Commission for UNESCO endorsed 
its recommendations on October 11, 2016 in an open teleconference. On 
October 17, 2016, the Department of State transmitted the 
recommendations to the Department of the Interior.

Agencies and Organizations on the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List 
Working Group

Smithsonian Institution
U.S. National Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage 
(TICCIH)
U.S. National Park Service
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Society of Architectural Historians
American Historical Association
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Geological Society of America
National Geographic Society
U.S. Department of State

    The current Tentative List includes the following properties:

Cultural Sites

Civil Rights Movement Sites, Alabama

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery
Bethel Baptist Church, Birmingham
16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham

Dayton Aviation Sites, Ohio

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, Ohio

Fort Ancient State Memorial, Warren County
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, near Chillicothe
Newark Earthworks State Historic Site, Newark and Heath

Jefferson (Thomas) Buildings, Virginia (Proposed Jointly as an 
Extension to the World Heritage Listing of Monticello and the 
University of Virginia Historic District)

Poplar Forest, Bedford County
Virginia State Capitol, Richmond

Mount Vernon, Virginia

Serpent Mound, Ohio

Wright (Frank Lloyd) Buildings [Nominated in 2015; Additional 
Information has Been Requested by the World Heritage Committee]

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona
Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California
Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California
Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, Illinois
Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House, Madison, Wisconsin

Natural Sites

National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (Formerly Fagatele Bay 
National

Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa)

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Proposed Additions to U.S. World Heritage Tentative List

Cultural Sites

Ellis Island, New Jersey and New York

Chicago Early Skyscrapers, Illinois, Including: [Other Properties May 
Be Added in the Course of Developing a Nomination]

--Rookery
--Auditorium Building
--Monadnock Building
--Ludington Building
--Marquette Building
--Old Colony Building
--Schlesinger & Mayer (Carson, Pirie Scott) Department Store
--Second Leiter Building
--Fisher Building

Central Park, New York

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Moravian Bethlehem District, Pennsylvania

Natural Sites

Marianas Trench National Monument, U.S. Territory, Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands, Guam

Central California Current, California, Including

--Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
--Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
--Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
--Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
--Point Reyes National Seashore
--Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, U.S. Territorial Waters

    In developing recommendations for additions to the Tentative List, 
the Working Group considered all the suggestions that had been 
submitted to the Department of the Interior since the current Tentative 
List was developed in 2008, during both formal comment periods and 
through other channels. There were well over 100 of these suggestions, 
including both specific properties and thematic ideas. The Working 
Group also considered additional suggestions contained in the January 
2016 ``U.S. World Heritage Gap Study Report'' by the U.S. national 
committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) 
and a report by an expert from the World Commission on Protected Areas 
on places in the U.S. identified as priorities for global conservation 
and which may have potential for World Heritage listing. The ICOMOS 
international secretariat provided, under contract with the National 
Park Service, preliminary evaluations of a short list of cultural 
candidate sites, which also informed the Working Group's 
recommendations.
    The United States Department of the Interior is now considering 
whether to initiate the preparation of draft nominations for any of the 
remaining properties on the current Tentative List to the World 
Heritage List. Brief descriptions of the properties appear on the 
National Park Service, Office of International Affairs Web site: 
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/internationalcooperation/worldheritage.htm.
    All comments will be a matter of public record. Before including an 
address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying 
information in a comment, members of the public should be aware that 
the entire comment--including personal identifying information--may be 
made public at any time. While commenters can request that personal 
identifying information be withheld from public review, it may not be 
possible to comply with this request.

    Authority: 54 U.S.C. 307101; 36 CFR part 73.

    Dated: November 30, 2016.
Michael J. Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
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