U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List; 15-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment, 1999-2000 [2021-00310]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Elizabeth K. Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–00317 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–OIA–31249; PIN00IO14.XI0000] U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List; 15-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice requests public comment on the next potential U.S. nominations from the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List (‘‘Tentative List’’) to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. The public may also make suggestions for future additions to the Tentative List. This notice complies with applicable World Heritage Program regulations. DATES: Comments will be accepted on or before January 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Mail to: Jonathan Putnam, Office of International Affairs, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. • Email to: jonathan_putnam@ nps.gov. Phone: (202) 354–1809. Comments will not be accepted in any way other than those specified above. Information on the U.S. World Heritage program can be found 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, 1849 C Street NW, Room 2415, Washington, DC 20240 (202) 354–1808, or Email: april_brooks@ nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Putnam, (202) 354–1809. For the World Heritage nomination format, see the World Heritage Centre jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 website at: http://whc.unesco.org/en/ nominations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1999 Dayton Aviation Sites, Ohio —Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 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. 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. 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 may 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. 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 Current U.S. World Heritage Tentative List The current U.S. World Heritage Tentative List includes the following properties: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico 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 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 National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (Formerly Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa) Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona Marianas Trench National Monument, U.S. Territory, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam Cultural Sites Central California Current, California, Including Civil Rights Movement Sites, Alabama [other properties would be added for a complete nomination] —Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery —Bethel Baptist Church, Birmingham —16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham —Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary —Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary —Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary —Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 2000 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2021 / Notices —Point Reyes National Seashore —Golden Gate National Recreation Area Big Bend National Park, Texas Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, U.S. Territorial Waters Notes: (1) A nomination for the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks was authorized for preparation in May 2018 by the Department of the Interior and is now under development. (2) The Department has requested and is now awaiting advice from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on adding other properties to the proposal for the Civil Rights Movement Sites and its overall justification. (3) The government of the German state of Saxony is proposing an extension to the World Heritage listing of Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement in Denmark, that would include Herrnhut in Germany, the Moravian Bethlehem District in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and potentially other historic Moravian settlements in other countries. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Request for Public Comments Comments on whether to authorize the preparation of a World Heritage nomination for any of the properties on the Tentative List should address 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 website noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice; 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. Selection and Nomination 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 authorization to prepare a VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:36 Jan 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 World Heritage nomination. The selection may include relevant factors, such as the likelihood of being able to complete a satisfactory nomination, and the fact that the United States is currently prohibited by law from providing any funding to UNESCO, including UNESCO and World Heritage member dues. Once authorized, the property owners may prepare a draft nomination. The Department does not have a fixed schedule for completing or submitting World Heritage nominations. No more than one nomination from any country may be submitted per year, per the UNESCO World Heritage Operational Guidelines. Completed nominations, if approved by the Department for submission, may be submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre by February 1 of any year. Public Availability of Comments 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. George Wallace, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2021–00310 Filed 1–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#-31331; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 25, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted electronically by January 26, 2021. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments are encouraged to be submitted electronically to National_Register_Submissions@ nps.gov with the subject line ‘‘Public Comment on property or proposed district name, (County) State.’’ If you have no access to email you may send them via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before December 25, 2020. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Before including your address, phone 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 can 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. Nominations submitted by State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: ADDRESSES: CALIFORNIA Orange County Johnson, Hugh Edgar, House, 444 W. Brookdale Pl., Fullerton, SG100006089 FLORIDA Monroe County Matecumbe Methodist Church Cemetery, 81801 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada, SG100006117 Pinellas County House at 827 Mandalay Avenue, 827 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater, SG100006118 Sumter County Wild Cow Prairie Cemetery, 5822 Cty. Rd. 673, Bushnell vicinity, SG100006119 Volusia County Wright, James W., Building, 258 West Voorhis Ave., DeLand, SG100006120 Walton County Herman Lodge No. 108 Free & Accepted Masons of Florida, 314 Madison St., Freeport, SG100006121 ILLINOIS Cook County Irving, James B., House, 2771 Crawford Ave., Evanston, SG100006102 E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-OIA-31249; PIN00IO14.XI0000]


U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List; 15-Day Notice of 
Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice requests public comment on the next potential U.S. 
nominations from the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List (``Tentative 
List'') to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural 
Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. The public may also make 
suggestions for future additions to the Tentative List. This notice 
complies with applicable World Heritage Program regulations.

DATES: Comments will be accepted on or before January 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Mail to: Jonathan Putnam, Office of International Affairs, 
National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.
     Email to: [email protected]. Phone: (202) 354-1809.
    Comments will not be accepted in any way other than those specified 
above.
    Information on the U.S. World Heritage program can be found 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, 
1849 C Street NW, Room 2415, Washington, DC 20240 (202) 354-1808, or 
Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Putnam, (202) 354-1809.
    For the World Heritage nomination format, see the World Heritage 
Centre website 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. 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.
    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 may 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 includes the 
following properties:

Cultural Sites

Civil Rights Movement Sites, Alabama [other properties would be added 
for a complete nomination]

--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

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

National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (Formerly Fagatele Bay 
National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa)

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

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

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--Point Reyes National Seashore
--Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Big Bend National Park, Texas

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

    Notes: (1) A nomination for the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks was 
authorized for preparation in May 2018 by the Department of the 
Interior and is now under development. (2) The Department has requested 
and is now awaiting advice from the International Council on Monuments 
and Sites (ICOMOS) on adding other properties to the proposal for the 
Civil Rights Movement Sites and its overall justification. (3) The 
government of the German state of Saxony is proposing an extension to 
the World Heritage listing of Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church 
Settlement in Denmark, that would include Herrnhut in Germany, the 
Moravian Bethlehem District in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and potentially 
other historic Moravian settlements in other countries.

Request for Public Comments

    Comments on whether to authorize the preparation of a World 
Heritage nomination for any of the properties on the Tentative List 
should address 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 website noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this notice; 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.

Selection and Nomination

    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 authorization to prepare a World Heritage nomination. 
The selection may include relevant factors, such as the likelihood of 
being able to complete a satisfactory nomination, and the fact that the 
United States is currently prohibited by law from providing any funding 
to UNESCO, including UNESCO and World Heritage member dues. Once 
authorized, the property owners may prepare a draft nomination.
    The Department does not have a fixed schedule for completing or 
submitting World Heritage nominations. No more than one nomination from 
any country may be submitted per year, per the UNESCO World Heritage 
Operational Guidelines. Completed nominations, if approved by the 
Department for submission, may be submitted to the UNESCO World 
Heritage Centre by February 1 of any year.

Public Availability of Comments

    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.

George Wallace,
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
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