National Park Service March 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of a Record of Decision, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Document Number: 2012-7744
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative as contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement issued by the NPS on August 27, 2010, and summarized in the Record of Decision. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed below or online at www.nps.gov/hafe.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-7262
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Government-to-Government Telephonic Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2012-7261
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service announces two telephonic government- to-government consultation meetings with Indian tribes that will be held to obtain initial input on issues related to programs of the National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. The meetings will also provide an opportunity for input into the development of a consultation planning process for future consultation. The meetings are intended for every Indian tribe that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges pursuant to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (25 U.S.C. 479a), and are in accordance with Executive Order 13175Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (Nov. 6, 2000), the President's Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the implementation of Executive Order 13175 (Nov. 5, 2009), and the Secretary of the Interior's Order No. 3317Department of the Interior Policy on Consultation With Indian Tribes (Dec. 1, 2011).
General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland
Document Number: 2012-6757
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (Final GMP/EIS) for Hampton National Historic Site (NHS), Maryland. The Final GMP/EIS identifies Alternative 3 as the NPS preferred alternative for the new GMP for Hampton NHS. When approved, the GMP will provide guidance to park management for administration, development, and interpretation of park resources over the next 20 years.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-6482
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2012-6334
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, have determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Document Number: 2012-6330
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Colorado College, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact The Colorado College.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-6326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The San Francisco State University, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural item meets the definition of a sacred object and repatriation to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural item may contact the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2012-6323
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In furtherance of notices sent to Federally-recognized tribes in 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 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 a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Regional Office. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA
Document Number: 2012-6322
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Central Washington University Department of Anthropology 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 Central Washington University Department of Anthropology. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-6321
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The California Department of Parks and Recreation 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 California Department of Parks and Recreation. 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 Public Meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-5908
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. 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. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This 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. 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. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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. If the meeting date and location are changed, a notice will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting date. SRC meeting locations and dates may need to be changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, and Thursday, April 19, 2012. Each day the meeting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information on the Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent, or Marcy Okada, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 457-5752 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at 4175 Geist Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/gaar/contacts.htm.
Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2012-5889
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability and requests comments on a draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed General Management Plan, Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito and Monterey Counties, CA
Document Number: 2012-5852
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is terminating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Pinnacles National Monument, California. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the General Management Plan (GMP) was published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2007. Based in part on the minimal nature of public response to the Notice of Intent, the National Park Service has since determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS will suffice as the documentation for the environmental analysis for this general management planning effort.
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2012-5723
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
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 (1988)], that a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on May 15, 2012, at the following location. The meeting will continue beginning at 9 a.m. on May 16, 2012.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-5721
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Grand Ditch Breach Restoration Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Document Number: 2012-5696
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
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 a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The purpose of this environmental impact statement is to guide management actions in the park to restore the hydrological processes, ecological services, and wilderness character of the area in the Upper Kawuneeche Valley impacted by the 2003 Grand Ditch breach. The National Park Service is obligated by law and policy to maintain and restore, to the extent possible, the natural conditions and processes in park units (NPS Management Policies 2006, section 4.1.5). The following objectives for restoring the area impacted by the 2003 Grand Ditch breach are identified in the environmental impact statement: restore appropriate stream and groundwater processes, restore appropriate native plant communities, restore the stability of the hillside below the breach site, restore wilderness character, restore wildlife habitat, restore aquatic habitat, and restore water quality in the affected area and downstream. Five alternatives are being considered: Alternative A, ``the no action alternative,'' would continue current management activities within the impacted area, following existing management policies and NPS guidance. Alternative B, minimal restoration, would emphasize less intensive management activity to restore portions of the impacted area. This alternative would focus actions on areas that are unstable and present a high potential of continued degradation of existing ecosystem resources and services. Management activities would be conducted using hand tools to reduce impact on wilderness character. This alternative would include stabilization of zone 1A, the road-cut hillside immediately below the Grand Ditch, under one of two stabilization options. Alternative C, high restoration, would involve more intensive management actions over large portions of the impacted area. This alternative would focus actions on unstable areas that present a high to moderate potential of continued degradation of existing ecosystem resources and services. Restoration methods would be used to stabilize banks, slopes, and disturbed areas; to improve channel stability in portions of Lulu Creek and the Colorado River; and to reduce sediment transport over a larger portion of the project area. This alternative would involve the use of heavy equipment and possibly reusing excavated debris for restoration and stabilization actions both within and between zones. This alternative would include stabilization of zone 1A under one of two stabilization options. Alternative D, the preferred alternative, would emphasize the removal of large debris deposits in the alluvial fan area and in the Lulu City wetland. Actions would be conducted to stabilize limited areas of unstable slopes and banks throughout the upper portions of the restoration area. Hydrology through the Lulu City wetland would be restored in the historical central channel through removal of large deposits of debris, relying on the historical channel to transport river flow. Small-scale motorized equipment would be employed for stabilization and revegetation activities, while larger equipment would be employed for excavation of large debris deposits and reconfiguration of the Colorado River through the Lulu City wetland. This alternative would include stabilization of zone 1A under the preferred option, option 1. Alternative E, maximum restoration, would involve extensive management activity and use of motorized equipment over large portions of the impacted area to restore the damage. Engineered solutions would be used to stabilize banks and slopes to approximate pre-breach contours and to reduce transport of sediments over a larger portion of the impacted area. Extensive changes would be made to the Colorado River channel to route the river to its historical alignment through the center of the Lulu City wetland. To facilitate movement of heavy mechanized equipment and excavated debris from the wetland to upland disposal areas, a temporary haul road would be constructed. This alternative would include stabilization of zone 1A under one of two stabilization options. All action alternatives would have substantial beneficial impacts to wilderness character; surface and groundwater hydrology; stream channel, floodplain and wetland morphology and function; water quality; riparian and wetland communities; aquatic habitat; visitor experience; and long-term resource productivity.
Notice of Meeting, National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-5693
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
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, March 29, 2011, at 1 p.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2012-5587
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2012-5586
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: USDA Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY
Document Number: 2012-5583
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: 2012-5581
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: 2012-5577
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-5192
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northeastern University, Forsyth Street, Shillman Hall, Room 220, Boston, MA. The agenda will include: A presentation about the geology of Boston Harbor Islands; elections of officers; bylaws review; park update; and, public comment. The meeting will be open to the public. Any person may file with the Superintendent a written statement concerning the matters to be discussed. Persons who wish to file a written statement at the meeting or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Superintendent Bruce Jacobson at Boston Harbor Islands, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228, Boston, MA 02110, or (617) 223-8667. Before including your address, phone number, email 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.
U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List; 15-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-5191
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This is a First Notice for the public to comment on the next potential U.S. nominations from the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List to the UNESCO World Heritage List, and on possible additions to the Tentative List. This notice complies with Sec. 73.7(c) of the World Heritage Program regulations (36 CFR part 73). The U.S. World Heritage Tentative List (formerly referred to as the Indicative Inventory) appears at the end of this notice. The current Tentative List was transmitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on January 24, 2008 and includes 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. Any property nominated to the World Heritage List must have been on the Tentative List for at least a year prior to its nomination, according to the Operational Guidelines of the World Heritage Committee. On Thursday, July 14, 2011, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that it had requested the preparation of draft World Heritage nominations for two properties or groups of properties on the Tentative List: The Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings and Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument. These draft nominations are currently in preparation. The United States Department of the Interior is now considering whether to initiate the preparation of draft nominations for any of the remaining properties on the Tentative List to the World Heritage List. The Department will consider both public comments received during this comment period and the advice of the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage (the Panel) in making a final decision on any future nominations. The United States is currently prohibited by law from providing any funding to UNESCO, including UNESCO and World Heritage member dues. The Panel will consider possible implications of this status in making its recommendation on future nominations. Comments may also be made on suggestions for additions to the Tentative List, although the Department is not required to make additions to the List. All previous suggestions made during the public comment period held from December 14, 2010-January 14, 2011, as well as those made since that time, are still on file for consideration and should not be resubmitted at this time.
Proposed Information Collection; Proposed Sale of Concession Operations
Document Number: 2012-5158
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
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 (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Regulations
Document Number: 2012-5128
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (U.S. National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection 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 IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number.
Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-5099
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
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. The Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is authorized to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Public Availability of Comments: These meetings are open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. Each 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. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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.
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for New River Gorge National River, West Virginia
Document Number: 2012-5096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan for New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. The Record of Decision selects the approved general management plan for New River Gorge National River for the next 15 to 20 years.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Saguaro National Park, Bicycle Route
Document Number: 2012-5025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to designate the Hope Camp Trail as a bicycle route within Saguaro National Park (Park). The National Park Service general regulation at 36 CFR 4.30(b) requires promulgation of a special regulation to designate bicycle routes outside of developed areas and special use zones.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-5007
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service