Notice of Availability of Guidance for Compliance With the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act by National Park Service Offices and Units
The National Park System Advisory Board completed a servicewide review of the process used by NPS to determine the cultural affiliation of human remains and other cultural items as required under the Native American Graves and Protection Repatriation Act (25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.) in June 2002. The final report contains five recommendations that are being implemented by revising and updating Appendix R of the Cultural Resource Management Guideline under Director's Order 28. The revised draft ``Guidance for Compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act by National Park Service Offices and UnitsNPS Cultural Resource Management Guideline, Appendix R'' is now available for public comment.
General Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, General Management Plan for Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas. On February 8, 2005, the Associate Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. As soon as practicable, the National Park Service will begin to implement the General Management Plan, described as the Preferred Alternative contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued on January 7, 2005. The following course of action will occur under the preferred alternative. The protection of natural and cultural resources will be emphasized throughout the river corridor, as well as providing opportunities for traditional visitor uses. As mandated by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, a permanent boundary for the wild and scenic river is established for protection and management of the outstandingly remarkable values. The National Park Service will negotiate and implement cooperative agreements with nonfederal landowners that specify the rights and responsibilities of the National Park Service and each landowner. A river use plan and resource management plan will be developed for the entire river. The NPS will cooperate with other U.S agencies and the appropriate agencies in Mexico to maintain or enhance water quality and minimum flows in the river. The preferred alternative also recommends to Congress that the upstream segment of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park be designated as part of the Wild and Scenic River. The selected action and one other alternative were analyzed in the draft and final environmental impact statements. A full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed. The full Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a finding of non- impairment of park resources and values, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the planning process.
Notice of Boundary Revision, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN
This notice announces a revision of the boundaries of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, to include four (4) parcels of land within the boundaries of the National Lakeshore. This action is taken under the authority of 16 U.S.C. 460u-19 (Pub. L. 94-549, enacted October 18, 1976).
Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
This notice sets forth the date of the April 16, 2005, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.