National Park Service 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Deer Management Plan, Antietam National Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefield, MD, and Manassas National Battlefield Park, VA
Document Number: 2011-18150
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-19
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) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for a Deer Management Plan (EIS and Plan) covering Antietam National Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland, and Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia. The purpose of this EIS and Plan is to develop a deer management strategy that supports preservation of the cultural and natural landscapes through the protection and restoration of native vegetation and other natural and cultural resources, and that provides for management of Chronic Wasting Disease at the parks.
Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Manassas National Battlefield Park
Document Number: 2011-18149
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (FEIS/GMP), Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia.
Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission Meeting, July 26, 2011
Document Number: 2011-17779
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets the date of July 26, 2011, meeting of the Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission.
Drafting of U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List
Document Number: 2011-17769
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice constitutes the Second Notice in the Federal Register referred to in Sec. 73.7(f) of the World Heritage Program regulations (36 CFR Part 73). It sets forth the decision to request that draft World Heritage nominations for 11 ``Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings'' (in Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) and ``Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument,'' Louisiana, be prepared, thereby notifying the owners and the public of this decision. On December 14, 2010 (75 FR 77901), the Department of the Interior requested public comment on which property or properties on the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List should be nominated next by the United States to the World Heritage List. This was the First Notice in the Federal Register, pursuant to 36 CFR 73.7(c). The Tentative List consists of properties that appear to qualify for World Heritage status and which may be considered for nomination by the United States to the World Heritage List. The current Tentative List was transmitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on January 24, 2008. After review of the comments provided by the public and consultation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage, the Department, in accordance with 36 CFR Part 73, has selected ``Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings'' and ``Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument'' from the Tentative List as proposed nominations to the World Heritage List. With the assistance of the Department, the owners of these sites are encouraged to prepare complete nomination documents for the sites in accordance with 36 CFR Part 73 and the nomination format required by the World Heritage Committee. A discussion of the decision, the nomination process and schedule and a summary of the comments as received follows.
Vegetation and Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey
Document Number: 2011-17761
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
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 is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Vegetation and Deer Management Plan at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP), New Jersey. The purpose of this plan is to provide the framework for managing vegetation and deer browsing in order to promote a naturally regenerating hardwood forest with mixed-aged classes of trees that reflect the historic and naturally diverse character of the park. Action is needed now to meet the Congressional intent and the direction in the park's general management plan (GMP) of maintaining a naturally regenerating and sustainable forested landscape.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-17239
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Public Scoping on the Adoption of a Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan for the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam
Document Number: 2011-16926
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation
On December 10, 2009, Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) Ken Salazar announced that the development of a Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) for Glen Canyon Dam was needed. The Secretary emphasized the inclusion of stakeholders, particularly those in the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP), in the development of the LTEMP. The Department of the Interior (Department), through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the National Park Service (NPS), will prepare a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and conduct public scoping for the adoption of a LTEMP for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam. The Department's decision to develop the LTEMP is a component of its efforts to continue to comply with the ongoing requirements and obligations established by the Grand Canyon Protection Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-575) (GCPA). Reclamation and the NPS will co-lead this effort because Reclamation has primary responsibility for operation of Glen Canyon Dam and the NPS has primary responsibility for Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Document Number: 2011-16878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to designate routes where off-road vehicles (ORVs) may be used within Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), North Carolina. Under NPS general regulations, the operation of motor vehicles off of roads within areas of the national park system is prohibited unless otherwise provided for by special regulation. The proposed rule would authorize ORV use at the Seashore, manage it to protect and preserve natural and cultural resources and natural processes, and provide a variety of safe visitor experiences while minimizing conflicts among various users.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2011-16786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing this rule to establish a management framework that allows the public to experience the unique winter resources and values at Yellowstone National Park. The proposed rule would provide a variety of use levels and experiences for visitors by establishing maximum numbers of snowmobiles and snowcoaches permitted in the park on a given day. It also would require that most snowmobiles and snowcoaches operating in the park meet air and sound requirements and be accompanied or operated by a commercial guide.
Minor Boundary Revision at Virgin Islands National Park
Document Number: 2011-16644
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4601- 9(c)(1), the boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park is modified to include an additional 215.03 acres of land identified as Tract 04-116. The land is located at Estate Beverhourdtsberg on the Island of St. John, immediately adjacent to the current boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 161/92,009A dated October 2010. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Southeast Region Land Resources Program Center, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30301 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Draft General Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona
Document Number: 2011-16643
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona. A notice of intent to prepare the EIS for the Tumacacori National Historical Park General Management Plan was published in the January 9, 2009, Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 6). The National Park Service has since determined that an environmental assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate level of environmental documentation for the plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-16321
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection request (ICR) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR which is an extension of a currently approved collection of information (OMB 1024-0224). We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
2011-16248
Document Number: 2011-16248
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-15767
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL
Document Number: 2011-15440
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Document Number: 2011-15438
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan. Repatriation of the human remains to the tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2011-15437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI; Correction
Document Number: 2011-15436
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In a Notice of Inventory Completion (75 FR 67998, Thursday, November 4, 2010), Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, was listed as being culturally affiliated to human remains and associated funerary objects removed from the Gyftakis site (20MK51), Mackinac County, MI, however, since publication, additional consultation has resulted in a determination that the human remains and associated funerary objects are culturally unidentifiable. Therefore, this Notice of Inventory Completion corrects the affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects that were removed from the Gyftakis site (20MK51), Mackinac County, MI, described in the previously published Notice of Inventory Completion to that of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2011-15434
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Fowler Museum at UCLA has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Disposition of the human remains to the tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID
Document Number: 2011-15433
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District, Prineville, OR and University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 2011-15430
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 2011-15429
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe(s) stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2011-15428
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Temporary Concession Contract for Big South Fork National Recreation Area, TN/KY
Document Number: 2011-15062
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.24, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service (NPS) proposes to award a temporary concession contract for the conduct of certain visitor services within Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Tennessee and Kentucky, for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services include providing backcountry lodging accommodations, food and beverage, and retail sales at Charit Creek Lodge. The NPS is awarding the contract on an emergency basis to avoid extended visitor services interruptions as a result of the prior concession contract expiring on December 31, 2010.
Temporary Concession Contract for Blue Ridge Parkway
Document Number: 2011-15060
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.24, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service (NPS) proposes to award temporary concession contracts for the conduct of certain visitor services within the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia, for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services range from lodging accommodations, food and beverage, retail sales, boat rentals, and other services at Crabtree Falls, Price Lake, Bluffs, Mabry Mills, and Rocky Knob. This action is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services.
Cancellation of June 23, 2011, Meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-15068
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, 10), notice is hereby given that the June 23, 2011, meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee previously announced in the Federal Register, Vol. 76, January 20, 2011, p. 3653, is cancelled.
Deer and Vegetation Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Fire Island National Seashore, New York
Document Number: 2011-15064
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
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 is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Deer and Vegetation Management Plan at Fire Island National Seashore, New York. The purpose of taking action at this time is to address issues associated with the abundance and distribution of white-tailed deer at Fire Island National Seashore (Seashore). The issues include impacts from deer on the natural and cultural resources of the Seashore as well as impacts resulting from deer-human interaction. Actions addressing these issues will be designed and undertaken in support of the long-term protection, preservation, and restoration of Seashore resources. Information collected as part of research conducted at the Seashore has indicated the need for a management plan to address changes in deer abundance and deer behavior due to the presence of human food sources and habituation to the unthreatening presence of humans; adverse impacts on native vegetation resulting from current levels of deer browsing; and adverse impacts on natural and cultural resources at the William Floyd Estate resulting from current deer population levels.
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-15063
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on the Star-Spangled Banner 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 ``water and overland routes totaling approximately 290 miles, extending from Tangier Island, Virginia, through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River, Potomac River, and north to the Patapsco River, and Baltimore, Maryland, commemorating the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 (including the British invasion of Washington, District of Columbia, and its associated feints, and the Battle of Baltimore in summer 1814).'' 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 e-mail 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, Chesapeake Bay Office, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-15036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado), Denver, CO
Document Number: 2011-14764
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Colorado Historical Society has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes. Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Colorado Historical Society. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Minor Boundary Revision of Boston National Historical Park
Document Number: 2011-14761
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1), the boundary of Boston National Historical Park is modified to include 0.50 acre of adjacent land identified as Tract 101-13. This tract is unimproved, submerged land owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth ceded it to the United States of America without cost by enactment of Chapter 37 of the Laws of 2009, on July 23, 2009, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions in the act. Tract 101-13 is depicted as the ``Proposed Area'' on Map Number 457/80,800 prepared by the National Park Service in March 2008.
Draft Oil and Gas Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River
Document Number: 2011-14752
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior, announces the availability of the draft oil and gas management plan/environmental impact statement (OGMP/DEIS) for the proposed Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BISO) and Obed Wild and Scenic River (OBRI). This OGMP/DEIS will guide the various actions that could be implemented for current and future management of oil and gas operations in BISO and OBRI. It analyzes alternative approaches, defines a strategy, and provides guidance for activities taken by owners and operators of private oil and gas rights to ensure these activities are conducted in a manner that protects park resources and values, visitor use and experience, and human health and safety.
Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-14458
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System Advisory Board will conduct a teleconference meeting on June 30, 2011. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC. During this teleconference, the Board will make recommendations to the Director of the National Park Service concerning the National Park Service's 2016 centennial anniversary.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-14373
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Extension of Time for Inventory
Document Number: 2011-13396
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-14052
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2011-13999
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will meet at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs
Document Number: 2011-13378
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on a General Management Plan Amendment/Wilderness Study for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Document Number: 2011-13242
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332(C)), and the Wilderness Act of 1964 (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an environmental impact statement for a general management plan amendment, including a wilderness study, for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The environmental impact statement will be approved by the Regional Director, Alaska Region. The general management plan amendment will establish the overall direction for both the park and preserve (referred to hereafter as the park), setting broad management goals for managing the area during the next 15 to 20 years. The plan will prescribe desired resource conditions and visitor experiences that are to be achieved and maintained throughout the park based on such factors as the park's purpose, significance, special mandates, the body of laws and policies directing park management, resource analysis, and the range of public expectations and concerns. The plan also will outline the kinds of resource management activities, visitor activities, and developments that would be appropriate in the park in the future. In addition, the plan will generally address visitor-use related issues and provide management direction for the three designated wild rivers within the park. The wilderness study will evaluate portions of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve for possible designation as wilderness. The wilderness study will be included as part of the general management plan. A range of reasonable alternatives for managing the park will be developed through this planning process and will include, at a minimum, a no-action and an NPS-preferred alternative. Major issues the plan will address include: Visitor access and use of the park; the adequacy and sustainability of existing visitor facilities and park operations; and the management of wilderness, natural and cultural resources, commercial services, and cabins. The environmental impact statement will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the alternative management approaches and the possible designation of wilderness within the park. All interested persons, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to submit comments and suggestions on issues and concerns that should be addressed in the general management plan amendment/wilderness study/ environmental impact statement, and the range of appropriate alternatives that should be examined.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-13116
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Acquisition of Land Currently Owned by Florida Power and Light Company in Everglades National Park, Florida
Document Number: 2011-13114
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In June 2009, the National Park Service (NPS) initiated public scoping for an environmental assessment (EA) that was being prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, to evaluate the environmental impacts of a potential land acquisition or exchange between NPS and Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) in Everglades National Park (Park). The NPS decision to be made at the conclusion of the process was to have been whether to exchange NPS lands for FPL's lands within the boundary of the Park or to acquire FPL's lands by purchase or eminent domain. After careful consideration of the issues and analysis developed during the EA process, the NPS has determined that there is potential for significant impacts to the human environment from this decision, and NPS therefore intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS). This notice initiates the public scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues regarding the potential land acquisition or land exchange in the Park.
Historic Preservation Certifications for Federal Income Tax Incentives
Document Number: 2011-12754
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is amending its procedures for obtaining historic preservation certifications for rehabilitation of historic structures. Individuals and corporations must obtain these certifications to be eligible for tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This rule incorporates references to the revised sections of the Internal Revenue Code containing the requirements for obtaining a tax credit; replaces references to NPS's regional offices with references to its Washington Area Service Office (WASO); requires NPS to accept appeals for denial of certain certifications; and removes the certification fee schedule from the regulation. These latter two revisions provide an additional avenue for appeals and allow NPS to update fees by publishing a notice in the Federal Register as administrative costs change.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida
Document Number: 2011-11969
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Floodplain Statement of Findings for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida. On February 4, 2011, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Minor Boundary Revision at Rocky Mountain National Park
Document Number: 2011-12497
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4601-9(c)(1), the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park is modified to include an additional 0.13 acres of land identified as Tract 03-137, tax parcel number 119304204001. The land is located in Grand County, Colorado, immediately adjacent to the current western boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park and northeast of Grand Lake. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 121/105,475 dated August 2010. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Intermountain Region Land Resources Program Center, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80225-0287 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2011-12249
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Burke Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the tribe named below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-12128
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Mammoth Cave National Park
Document Number: 2011-12038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to designate four bicycle routes within Mammoth Cave National Park. This proposed rule is necessary to implement portions of the park's Comprehensive Trail Management Plan and the requirements of the NPS general regulations require that a special regulation be promulgated in order to allow off- road bicycle use on routes outside of developed park areas. Authorizing routes for bicycling will address the significant interest of the visiting public for bicycling in the park. This proposed rule would allow bicycle use on a new Connector Trail in the vicinity of Maple Springs; the Big Hollow Trail, a new bike trail in the hilly country of the park north of the Green River; the nine-mile Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail; and the White Oak Trail.
Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study-Alameda, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura Counties, CA, and Maricopa and Yuma Counties, AZ
Document Number: 2011-11978
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub L. 91-190) and Council on Environmental Quality's implementing regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)), the National Park Service (NPS) has initiated the public scoping phase for a conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process needed to identify and assess potential impacts of alternatives for resource protection and other considerations concerning sites associated with Cesar Chavez and the farm labor movement throughout California and Arizona, including but not necessarily limited to Alameda, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura Counties of California, and Yuma and Maricopa Counties of Arizona. The purpose of the scoping phase is to elicit early public comment regarding issues and concerns, preliminary alternatives, and the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts (and as appropriate, mitigation measures) which should be addressed. Background: As authorized by the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-229-May 2008), the NPS is conducting a special resource study of the sites in the State of Arizona, the State of California, and other states that are significant to the life of Cesar Chavez and the farm labor movement in the western United States. The authorizing statute directs the NPS to consult with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, the United Farm Workers Union, state and local historical associations and societies, and state historic preservation offices. In conducting the Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study, the NPS will evaluate the significance of the sites' resources and assess the sites' suitability and feasibility to be a unit of the national park system. Factors which the NPS will evaluate include: Whether the sites posses nationally significant cultural resources; whether the sites include types or quality of resources not already adequately represented in the National Park System; whether long-term protection and public use of sites are feasible; and whether sites can be adequately protected and administered at a reasonable cost. Recommendations may vary for different sites. The NPS will also consider: alternative strategies for the management, protection and use of significant resources, including management by other public agencies or the private sector; technical or financial assistance available from established programs or special initiatives and partnerships; alternative designations to a national park unit; and cooperative management by NPS and other entities. Public Involvement: The NPS will develop a range of management alternatives, and conduct an environmental review of the alternatives and their potential impacts as part of the Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study. At this time, it has not been determined whether an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared, however, this scoping effort will aid in the preparation of either document. In addition to this opportunity to comment and participate from the beginning of the study process, the public will be afforded the opportunity to review the environmental document and submit additional comments. For initial scoping and alternatives development, the most useful comments are those that provide the NPS with assistance in identifying issues and concerns which should be addressed, or providing important information germane to this study. All responses to this Scoping Notice will also be used to establish a mailing list of interested persons, organizations, and agencies that desire to receive further information as the environmental document is developed. The public scoping period for the Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study will conclude June 16, 2011. Scoping meetings (public workshops) will be held in the vicinity of key sites, likely in or near San Jose, the Salinas Valley, Delano, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Yuma and Phoenix in April and May of 2010. A news release will be distributed announcing the public meetings. The dates, times and locations of the meetings will be posted on both the project Web site (address below) and the Web site for NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment, and will be advertised in a newsletter which will be distributed to stakeholders and interested parties. Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies wishing to provide written comments on issues or concerns should respond to: National Park Service, Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study, Park Planning and Environmental Compliance, 1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607. Comments may also be submitted electronically by e-mail (address below) or through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site. This site can be accessed through the study's Web site listed below. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT
Document Number: 2011-11869
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service