Privacy Act of 1974; Amendments to Existing Systems of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Park Service, Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to amend 19 existing Privacy Act system of records notices to add a new routine use to authorize the disclosure of records to individuals involved in responding to a breach of Federal data.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Notice is hereby given that Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council will hold a scoping meeting for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Marriott's Custom House, 3 McKinley Square, Aruba Room, Boston, MA 02109. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public and interested agencies and organizations an opportunity to learn about a project to replace the existing pier on Georges Island and provide comments early in the project planning process. The meeting will be held in an open house format and will not include a scheduled presentation. The public is invited to visit at any point in the scheduled time to review the materials and comment. The meeting will be open to the public. Comments regarding potential issues and concerns, alternatives, potential environmental impacts, and mitigation strategies that should be considered during the planning process are welcome. Comments can be provided at the meeting, by mail or online. Persons who wish to mail a written statement or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Superintendent Bruce Jacobson at (617) 223-8667. To provide comments online, please go to the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/BOHA and follow the appropriate links to Georges IslandEvaluate and Design Hub Island Pier. Commentators are asked to please note that their entire comment including any personal identifying information, such as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addressesmay be made publicly available at any time. While reviewers can ask the NPS in their comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the NPS cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
Notice of Meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Within the Alaska Region
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 meeting notes will be available upon request from the Superintendent 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.
Fire Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fire Management Plan for Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The document describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of several action alternatives including the preferred alternative for management of fire in Grand Canyon National Park. The preferred alternative analyzes the use of prescribed fire, wildland fire use, suppression fire and manual and mechanical thinning. A no action alternative was also evaluated.
Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services
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.
Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.23, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to extend the following expiring concession contract for a period of up to 1 year, or until such time as a new contract is executed, whichever occurs sooner.
General Management Plan: Lava Beds National Monument, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA; Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement
The National Park Service is terminating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, California. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2006. The National Park Service has since determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate environmental documentation for the GMP; this determination includes careful consideration of all public and other agencies' comments during the scoping period. The new GMP for Lava Beds National Monument will update long-term guidance for resource management, visitor services and interpretive programming. Background: The planning team originally scoped the GMP update as an EIS, however no concerns or issues expressed during public scoping and preliminary development of the GMP alternatives convey either the potential for controversy or identify potential significant impacts. In summer of 2007, the planning team drafted three ``action'' alternatives for the GMP. These preliminary alternatives explored ways to enhance long-term preservation of park resources and provide new recreational and educational opportunities. The planning team produced a newsletter and comment form to seek public input on the preliminary alternatives in winter of 2008. All feedback consistently affirmed that the planning team provided an appropriate range of future management directions for the monument. Most of the public comments on the preliminary alternatives were supportive of various aspects of the proposed ``action'' concepts and desired conditions. To date, no major concerns or issues have been expressed during public involvement for the GMP that would convey the potential for public controversy. Initial analysis of the alternatives has revealed potential for neither major nor significant effects on the human environment or any potential for impairing park resources and values. Most of the potential impacts from the alternatives are expected to be negligible to moderate in magnitude. Many of the actions proposed in the GMP will have benefits to the monument's ecosystems, cultural landscapes and visitor experiences. For these reasons, the NPS determined the appropriate level of conservation planning and environmental impact analysis for the GMP is an EA.
Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment on a Proposed Transfer of Jurisdiction of a Portion of Fort Dupont Park, Washington, DC
In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., (NEPA), and the National Park Service's Director's Order 12: Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-making, the National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for transferring jurisdiction of a portion of NPS property within Fort Dupont Park, one of the Fort Circle Parks, to the District of Columbia (District) for recreational development and uses, and resulting in the possible amendment of the NPS' 2004 Final Management Plan for Fort Circle Parks (Management Plan).
Notice of a Meeting for Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission
The Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will meet to develop and continue work on National Park Service (NPS) subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. 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 to the SRC. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The NPS subsistence resource commission program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96- 487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Vehicle Management for Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, section 10), that the meeting location has been changed and an additional public comment time added for the eighth and ninth meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. These meetings were noticed on July 8, 2008 at 73 FR 38954. (See DATES section.)
National Capital Region
The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event.
Resource Protection Study, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Resource Protection Study for Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado.