National Park Service August 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Inventory Completion: St. Lawrence University, Department of Anthropology, Canton, NY
Document Number: E8-20111
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
Document Number: E8-20109
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
Document Number: E8-20108
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Document Number: E8-20103
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Document Number: E8-20099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
Document Number: E8-20097
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN
Document Number: E8-20093
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: E8-19800
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that meetings of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held to discuss the development of the Park's general management plan. Dates and Locations: September 18, 2008, at the Strasburg Town Hall Council Chambers, 174 East King St., Strasburg, VA; December 18, 2008, at the Middletown Town Hall Council Chambers, 7875 Church St., Middletown, VA; March 19, 2009, at the Warren County Government Center, 220 N. Commerce Ave., Front Royal, VA; and June 18, 2009, at the Strasburg Town Hall. All meetings will convene at 9 a.m. and are open to the public.
Draft General Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Stanwix National Monument, NY
Document Number: E8-19622
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c) the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Draft General Management Plan (GMP) for Fort Stanwix National Monument, located in the city of Rome, New York. Consistent with National Park Service rules, regulations, and policies, and the park's mission, the Draft GMP/EIS describes and analyzes two alternatives to guide the management and development of Fort Stanwix National Monument over the next 15 to 20 years. The alternatives incorporate various management prescriptions to ensure protection and enjoyment of the park's resources. The Draft GMP/EIS evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing the alternatives. Impact topics include cultural and natural resources, visitor experience, park operations, and the socioeconomic environment. NPS regional planning staff and staff at Fort Stanwix NM collaborated in the development of the Draft GMP/EIS. The main issues that the Draft GMP/EIS has focused on have included protection of cultural resources, visitor services, partnership opportunities, carrying capacity, and the lack of a properly defined boundary. Alternative 1: No Action focuses on basically maintaining current management, protection, and interpretive practices and interpreting the siege of Fort Stanwix in the Revolutionary War. Alternative 2: Action Alternative seeks to broaden interpretation of Fort Stanwix in the context of the Northern Frontier, the Mohawk Valley, and American Indian history; forge new partnerships; upgrade exhibits and waysides; expand the interpretive role of the Marinus Willett Center; and develop an 18th-century cultural landscape treatment plan for the site. After public review of the Draft GMP/EIS, the National Park Service will consider public comments, and a Final GMP/EIS will be prepared. The Final GMP/EIS is scheduled for completion in 2008.
Winter Use Plans, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Record of Decision Amendment-Sylvan Pass Management, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-19620
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision AmendmentSylvan Pass Management for the Winter Use Plans, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Wyoming. On July 16, 2008, the Director, Intermountain Region, approved the Record of Decision AmendmentSylvan Pass Management for the project. On November 20, 2007, a Record of Decision was signed on the Winter Use Plans/Final Environmental Impact Statement for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. The November 20, 2007, Record of Decision (on page 6) addressed management of Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park, stating:
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E8-19601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-19429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a proposed new collection of information (1024-xxxx).
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-19427
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a proposed new collection of information (1024-xxxx).
Notice of Meetings for the National Park Service (NPS) Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program Within the Alaska Region
Document Number: E8-19437
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The NPS announces the SRC meeting schedules for the following areas: Aniakchak National Monument, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The purpose of each meeting is to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. Each meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. Each meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from each Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Pub. L. 96-487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Herring River Restoration, Environmental Impact Statement, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
Document Number: E8-19436
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for the Herring River Restoration Project, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. This restoration project is being developed in partnership with the Town of Wellfleet and the Town of Truro, and in cooperation with Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. In addition to satisfying the requirements and intent of the NEPA, this Environmental Impact Statement will also be developed in compliance with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and thus will result in a combined Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The purpose of this project and EIS/EIR is to provide for the restoration of over 1100 acres of salt-marsh and estuarine habitat in the Herring River which has been degraded by diking and drainage since 1909. Restoration is needed to: (1) Re-establish the physical connection between the estuary and Cape Cod Bay for natural material exchange and for access by marine animals including migratory fish; (2) restore aquatic habitat and ecosystem services both within the estuary and in receiving waters of Wellfleet Harbor by reversing the water- quality impacts of 100 years of diking and drainage; (3) replace existing invasive exotic plant species with native salt-marsh species through the reestablishment of natural estuarine salinity; (4) restore ecosystem productivity through the reestablishment of naturally high tidal range; (5) minimize the long-term management and social costs of continued diking in the face of current, and likely accelerating, sea- level rise; and (6) guide a phased, carefully monitored and adaptively managed long-term restoration program. The EIS/EIR will examine a range of feasible alternatives and evaluate potential impacts on natural resources, cultural resources, and the human environment. The public is invited to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, preliminary alternatives, or any other issues associated with the plan. A scoping newsletter has been prepared that details the purpose, need, and issues identified to date. The newsletter is available on-line at http://parkplanning.nps.gov. Select ``Cape Cod NS'' and follow the link to the Herring River Restoration EIS. Paper copies may also be obtained by e-mailing CACO_Herring_River@nps.gov, or from Carrie Phillips, Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667, 508-349-3785.
Notice of Meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Within the Alaska Region
Document Number: E8-19433
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces a meeting of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments. The meeting will be recorded and a summary will be available upon request from the Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is authorized to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: McWane Science Center, Birmingham, AL
Document Number: E8-19323
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: McWane Science Center, Birmingham, AL
Document Number: E8-19320
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, Little Rock, AR
Document Number: E8-19314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Document Number: E8-19310
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Special Resource Study of the River Raisin Battlefield in Monroe, MI
Document Number: E8-19047
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)), the National Park Service (NPS) is announcing its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Special Resource Study (SRS) of the River Raisin Battlefield. Public Law 109-429, passed on December 20, 2006, directed the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an SRS of sites in Monroe County, Michigan, relating to the Battles of the River Raisin on January 18 and 22, 1813, and their aftermath. To facilitate sound planning and environmental assessment, the NPS intends to gather information necessary for the preparation of an BIS and obtain suggestions and information from other Agencies and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the 515. Comments and participation in this scoping process are invited. Participation in the planning process will be encouraged and facilitated by various means, including newsletters and open house meetings. The NPS will conduct public scoping meetings to explain the planning process and to solicit opinions about issues to address in the SRS/EIS. Notification of all such meetings will be announced in the local press and in the NPS newsletters. Based on the information received during scoping, and the development of preliminary alternatives and impact analysis, the NPS may decide that an environmental assessment would better suit the process. The NPS would announce that decision publicly.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E8-18862
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE
Document Number: E8-18695
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Northwest Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: E8-18692
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: E8-18691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Kingman Museum, Incorporated, Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: E8-18690
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE
Document Number: E8-18688
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: E8-18681
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Northwest Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: E8-18677
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service