National Capital Region; Notice/Request for Public Meeting and Public Comments-the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the Subsequent 29 Day Event
The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2009 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 29 day event.
Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee
The Secretary of the Interior is giving notice of the renewal of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee to offer recommendations, alternatives and possible solutions to management of off-road vehicles at Big Cypress National Preserve.
Minor Boundary Revision of Lassen Volcanic National Park
This notice announces the revision to the boundary of Lassen Volcanic National Park, pursuant to the authority specified below, to include two adjacent and contiguous tracts totaling 79.97 acres. Tract 01-171 contains 62.77 acres, is located in Tehama County, and is further identified by Tehama County Assessor's Parcel Number 015-040-13. Tract 01-172 contains 17.20 acres, is located in Plumas County, and is further identified by Plumas County Assessor's Parcel Number 011-010- 02.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Hancock Town Council Chambers at 126 West High Street, Hancock, Maryland 21750.
Notice of Availability of Final Elk Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
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) announces the availability of a Final Elk Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS) for Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota (Park).
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Partnership Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 217, Boston, MA.
Cape Cod National Seashore; South Wellfleet, MA; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10) of a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Notice of Availability of the Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia.
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241), the trail consists of ``a series of water routes extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. This meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register via email at Christine_Lucero@nps.gov or telephone: (757) 258-8914. For those wishing to make comments, please provide a written summary of your comments prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Official for the Advisory Council is John Maounis, Superintendent, Captain John Smith National Historic Trail, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
Notice of Public Meeting for the National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
The Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (GAAR 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 the meeting. The NPS SRC 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.
Restoring Native Species to High Elevation Aquatic Ecosystems; Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Tulare and Fresno Counties, CA; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the National Park Service is initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process for a plan to restore high elevation aquatic ecosystems and mountain yellow-legged frogs within their historic range in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. In addition to satisfying the requirements and intent of the NEPA, the Environmental Impact Statement which will be prepared will comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and thus will result in an integrated Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) document.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System
The National Park Service (NPS) is closing the historic residence of President of the United States Truman at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site to all public use through May 30, 2010. This action is necessary because the house is undergoing major repairs and restoration. All furniture and artifacts that are key to interpretive tours for the public will be removed for the project to protect them. The restoration and repair activities will also create conditions that are a hazard to the public health and safety. Closure of the home will allow completion of a process that will restore to original appearance and protect and conserve the historic home of President Truman and its contents.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Grand Teton National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to designate certain multi-use pathways in Grand Teton National Park as routes for bicycle use; NPS regulations require issuance of a special regulation to designate routes for bicycle use when it will be off park roads and outside developed areas. Several segments of multi-use pathways have been constructed, or are planned for construction, and are located parallel to and generally within about 50 feet of existing park roads. Moving bicycle traffic off the lanes of motor vehicle travel will reduce real and perceived safety hazards, which will enhance opportunities for non-motorized enjoyment of the park, and encourage the use of alternate transportation by park employees and visitors. In addition, the NPS is proposing revisions to its regulations regarding fishing and boating in certain park waters of Grand Teton National Park to reflect current operating practices and management objectives.
Notice of November 7, 2009 Meeting for Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
This notice sets the date of the November 7, 2009 meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC; Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed West Potomac Park Levee Project
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Park Service (NPS) NEPA guidelines, NPS prepared and, from January 30 to March 2, 2009, made available for a 30-day public review an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the potential impacts of proposed improvements to the existing West Potomac Park Levee System which extends from 23rd Street, NW., to the grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. The goal of this project is to improve the reliability of the existing levee in order to meet the current post- Hurricane Katrina standards for flood protection as required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The existing levee protects much of the monumental core and large portions of downtown Washington, DC.
Rock Creek Park; Notice of extension of public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Rock Creek Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is extending the public comment period through November 2, 2009, for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Rock Creek Park.