National Park Service October 19, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan for Crater Lake National Park, Douglas, Jackson & Klamath Counties, Oregon; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision
Document Number: 05-20923
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan, Crater Lake National Park. The new GMP replaces the 1977 Master Plan, and will serve as a blueprint for guiding operations, resource protection, and visitor services in the park for the next 10-15 years. The requisite no-action ``wait period'' was initiated June 10, 2005, with the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Decision: As soon as practical the National Park Service will begin to implement the actions and programs identified and analyzed as the Preferred Alternative (Alternative 2) contained in the FEIS. This alternative was deemed to be the ``environmentally preferred'' alternative. This course of action and three alternatives (including no-action) were identified and analyzed in the Final and Draft Environmental Impact Statements (the opportunity for public review of the latter was announced in the Federal Register on August 3, 2004). The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures have been identified. Copies: Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Crater Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, Oregon 97604; or via telephone request at (541) 594-2211.
Minor Boundary Revision at Fort Moultrie Unit of Fort Sumter National Monument
Document Number: 05-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is given that the boundary of the Fort Moultrie Unit of Fort Sumter National Monument has been revised pursuant to the Acts specified below to encompass lands depicted on drawing 392/92,002A of Fort Sumter National Monument (which includes Fort Moultrie) prepared by the National Park Service. The revision to the boundary includes tract 01-109, as depicted on the map.
Notice of Availability of Draft National Park Service Management Policies
Document Number: 05-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to update the policies that guide the management of the national park system. The policies are being updated to improve their clarity and to keep pace with changes in laws, regulations, socio-economic factors and technology. The revised policies will also improve understandings among NPS managers, and between NPS managers and the public, regarding how decisions are made in protecting park resources and providing opportunities for public enjoyment of the parks. Public comment is invited for a 90-day period, which closes January 19, 2006.
Public Notice
Document Number: 05-20916
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the terms of existing concession contracts, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service intends to request a continuation of visitor services for a period not-to-exceed 1 year from the date of contract expiration.
Public Notice
Document Number: 05-20915
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.23, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to extend the following expiring concession contracts for a period of up to one year, or until such time as a new contract is executed, whichever occurs sooner.
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information: Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 05-20912
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) Office of International Affairs (OIA) proposes to collect information from property owners who volunteer for their properties to be included in a list of sites (Tentative List) that will be considered for nomination by the United States to the World Heritage List. In order to manage the U.S. World Heritage Program (37 CFR 73) effectively and in a timely manner NPS must prepare and submit through the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of State to the World Heritage Centre by February 1, 2007, a Tentative List of properties that appear to meet the criteria for nomination to the World Heritage List and which the United States intends to nominate during the ensuing decade (2007-2017). Only sites that have been found to be of national significance and that have such legal protections as are necessary to ensure the preservation of the properties and their environment may be considered for nomination by the United States. By law, all property owners must also concur in any World Heritage nomination. In order to gather the required information for the preparation of the Tentative List, it is proposed that an expanded and annotated version of the ``World Heritage Nomination Format'' (or form, hereinafter referred to as the ``Application'') be made available to owners who wish to apply for inclusion in the U.S. Tentative List. It would be made available on the Internet at http://www.nps.gov/oia and http://www.georgewright.org. Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the NPS invites comments on the need for and proposed manner of gathering the information in the study. Comments are invited on: (1) The practical utility of the information being gathered; (2) the accuracy of the burden hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of information collection to respondents, including the use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Environmental Statements; Availability, etc.; Badlands National Park, SD
Document Number: 05-20910
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the draft General management plan and environmental impact statement (GMP/EIS) for the North Unit of Badlands National Park (BADL).