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

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2012-23941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument, 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 remains and any present-day tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact Walnut Canyon National Monument. Disposition of the human remains to the tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2012-23930
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument 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 Walnut Canyon National Monument. 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: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA
Document Number: 2012-23927
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Stanford University Archaeology Center 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 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 Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA
Document Number: 2012-23924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Stanford University Archaeology Center 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 a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Garrison, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2012-23922
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Army Garrison, Redstone Arsenal, 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 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 Redstone Arsenal. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-23920
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony and repatriation to the Indian tribe 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 San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program.
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-23918
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program 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 San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program. 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: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-23915
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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 to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2012-23914
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wupatki National Monument, 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 remains and any present-day tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact Wupatki National Monument. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2012-23906
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Wupatki National Monument, 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 remains and any present-day tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact Wupatki National Monument. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2012-23903
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Walnut Canyon National Monument, 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 remains and any present-day tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact Walnut Canyon National Monument. Disposition of the human remains to the tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Open Public Meeting/Teleconference
Document Number: 2012-23880
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Aniakchak National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) will meet to develop and continue work on National Park Service (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 be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: The meeting/teleconference 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. The meeting will be recorded and summary 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. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC meeting/teleconference will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. or until business is completed at the NPS Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Office in King Salmon, AK, at (907) 246-3305. Contact Mary McBurney, Subsistence Program Manager, at (907) 235-7891 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to receive teleconference call-in numbers and information. Should a quorum not be available on October 1, 2012, the alternate meeting date is Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For Further Information on SRC Meeting Contact: Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 235-7891 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at (907) 246-3305 or visit the Aniakchak National Monument Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/ania/contacts.htm.
Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board; November 28-29, 2012
Document Number: 2012-23812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
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, and Parts 62 and 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet November 28-29, 2012, in Fort Monroe, Virginia. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks Program and the National Natural Landmarks Program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area's national significance.
Notice of Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Commission Meeting Closure
Document Number: 2012-23692
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given for the partial closure of the September 26, 2012, meeting of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Commission. The federally appointed Commission serves as the guiding body for Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, Annual Review, and Exhibitor Forms
Document Number: 2012-23674
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
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. This collection currently consist of three forms (General Submission, Annual Renewal, Exhibitor Submission) used by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR), and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles for projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and/or exhibition. 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. The PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.) provides that 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 and current expiration date.
Information Collection Activities: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor and Community Survey
Document Number: 2012-23671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
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. This collection will consist of a survey and a focus group script that will be used to collect visitors and local community members' perceptions and evaluations of four management issues (1) Cave tour size and frequency; (2) ticketing procedure and fees; (3) concession service quality and selection; and (4) safety concerns on park trails. 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.
Teleconference for the National Park Service Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission Program
Document Number: 2012-23414
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Lake Clark National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on National Park Service (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 be announced in the Federal Register. 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 SRC. The meetings will be recorded and summary 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. Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Lake Clark National Park SRC meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until business is completed at the NPS Visitor Center in Port Alsworth, AK. Should a quorum not be available, a new meeting date and location will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations. SRC meeting dates and locations may need to be changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. For Further Information on the Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Lee Fink, Acting Superintendent, at (907) 644-3626 or Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 235-7891 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Lake Clark National Park SRC membership contact the Superintendent at 240 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 236 Anchorage 99501, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/ lacl/contacts.htm. Proposed Lake Clark National Park A SRC Meeting Agenda:
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-22763
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grasslands, Fort Collins, CO
Document Number: 2012-22751
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) 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 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 ARP. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes described below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Lawton, OK
Document Number: 2012-22747
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, 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 Fort Sill Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below occurred on April 12, 2004.
Federal Register Notification of Redesignation of Potential Wilderness as Wilderness, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Washington
Document Number: 2012-22722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The 1988 Washington Parks Wilderness Act (Pub. L. 100-668, November 16, 1988) designated 634,614 acres of North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area as the Stephen Mather Wilderness. Due to the potential for hydroelectric development, the Act also designated an additional 5,226 acres of potential wilderness within Ross Lake National Recreation Area, including approximately 1,667 acres of land within the Lower Big Beaver Valley and 3,559-acres of the Lower Thunder Creek Valley. Seattle City Light (SCL), a hydroelectric utility with the City of Seattle, retained rights, through Section 505 of the Act of October 2, 1968 (82 Stat. 930; 16 U.S.C. 90d-4) as amended under Title II, Section 202 of Public Law 100-668, for hydroelectric development
Draft Shoreline Restoration Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Document Number: 2012-22557
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
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., Section 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Draft Shoreline Restoration Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System; Mammoth Cave National Park, Bicycle Routes
Document Number: 2012-22438
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule designates four bicycle routes within Mammoth Cave National Park to address the interest and demand of the visiting public for bicycling opportunities without compromising the National Park Service's mandate ``to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life'' in the park. This rule will implement portions of the park's Comprehensive Trail Management Plan and satisfy the requirement of National Park Service general regulations that a special regulation be promulgated to allow off-road bicycle use on routes outside of developed areas. This rule allows bicycle use on a new Connector Trail in the vicinity of Maple Springs; a new Big Hollow Trail in the hilly country of the park north of the Green River; the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail; and the White Oak Trail.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-22407
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Minor Boundary Revision at Virgin Islands National Park
Document Number: 2012-22406
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4601- 9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park is modified to include an additional 3.57 acres of unimproved land identified as Tract 03-157, which will then be donated to the United States. The land is located at Estate Haulover on the east end of 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 March 2011. 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-22096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland
Document Number: 2012-21955
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 102 (2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS), Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative as contained in the Final GMP/EIS issued by the NPS on March 23, 2012, and summarized in the Record of Decision. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed below or online at the park's Web site (http:// www.nps.gov/hamp) or the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp).
Temporary Concession Contract for the Operation of Lodging, Food and Beverage and Retail Services in Canyon de Chelly National Mounument
Document Number: 2012-21937
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service intends to award a temporary concession contract to a qualified person for the conduct of certain visitor services within Canyon de Chelly National Mounument for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services include lodging, food and beverage and retail.
Minor Boundary Revision at Big Thicket National Preserve
Document Number: 2012-21925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Act of October 11, 1974 (Pub. L. 93- 439, 88 Stat. 1245), the boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve is modified to include 9 tracts of lands listed as follows: Tract 119-07, 123.07 acres; Tract 219-12, 6.45 acres; Tract 219- 13, 177.28 acres; Tract 221-15, 8.51 acres; Tract 221-16, 4.29 acres; Tract 224-16, 648.01 acres; Tract 225-20, 41.40 acres; Tract 227-04, 52.74 acres; and Tract 230-01, 1,141.87 acres; for a total of 2,203.62 acres. These lands are located in Hardin County, Polk County, and Tyler County, Texas, immediately adjacent to the existing boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 175/106,913A dated August, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Intermountain Region Land Resources Program Center, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80225-0287 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2012-21829
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
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) announces the opening of an additional comment period on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2012-21828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule would implement an amended Record of Decision for the 2011 Winter Use Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and would govern winter visitation and certain recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park for the 2012-2013 winter season. The rule proposes to retain, for one additional year, the regulation and management framework that have been in place for the past three winter seasons (2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012). Specifically, the rule would retain provisions that require most recreational snowmobiles operating in the park to meet certain National Park Service air and sound emissions requirements; require snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone to be accompanied by a commercial guide; set daily entry limits on the numbers of snowmobiles (up to 318) and snowcoaches (up to 78) that may enter the park; and prohibit traveling off designated oversnow routes.