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

Notice of February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, Meetings for Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-31430
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of the February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, meetings of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko- Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission.
2013 Meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-31427
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
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 of the meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee for 2013.
Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order #77-10 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Benefits Sharing
Document Number: 2012-30830
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to adopt a Director's Order setting forth policies and procedures that guide NPS practices to implement benefits sharing in accordance with the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 5935(d)) that authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into negotiations with the research community and private industry for equitable, efficient benefits-sharing arrangements. Benefits sharing occurs when NPS receives monetary or other benefits from a discovery or invention with a commercial application resulting from research originating under an NPS Scientific Research and Collecting Permit, or other permit or authorization.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-30758
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act
Document Number: 2012-30561
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national park system where an operator has requested authority to provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 amended various provisions of NPATMA. One provision exempted national park units with 50 or fewer annual flights from the provisions of NPATMA and requires FAA and NPS to jointly publish a list of exempt parks. This notice includes an initial list of parks that are exempt from the provisions of the NPATMA.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Southern Oregon Historical Society, Medford, OR; Correction
Document Number: 2012-30464
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Southern Oregon Historical Society has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on August 24, 2012. This notice corrects the list of tribes consulted and the tribes eligible to receive disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects listed in the earlier notice. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Disposition 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 Montana, Missoula, MT; Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; and University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, Laramie, WY
Document Number: 2012-30463
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Montana, the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and have 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 University of Montana, which is acting on its own behalf and for the Museum of the Rockies and the University of Wyoming. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2012-30460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology 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 the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University. Repatriation of the human remains associated funerary items to the tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Document Number: 2012-30455
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The New York State Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of 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 New York State Museum.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Document Number: 2012-30451
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College (formerly the Pratt Museum of Natural 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 Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Document Number: 2012-30448
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology 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 Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Findings Related to the Identity and Return of Cultural Items in the Possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2012-30443
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) was established by Section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA; 25 U.S.C. 3006), and is an advisory body governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 App. U.S.C. 1-16). At its November 17-19, 2010 public meeting in Washington, DC, and acting pursuant to its statutory responsibility to convene the parties to a dispute relating to the identity and return of cultural items, and to facilitate the resolution of such a dispute, the Review Committee heard a dispute between the Hoonah Indian Association, joined by the Huna Totem Corporation, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The issues before the Review Committee were (1) whether, in their request for the repatriation of 38 catalogued objects deriving from the Snail House and one catalogued object deriving from the Eagle's Nest House that are in the possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the requestors proved that all the requested objects are both ``sacred objects'' and objects of ``cultural patrimony,'' as these terms are defined in NAGPRA; and (2) whether, in response to the request for the repatriation of the 39 catalogued objects, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology presented evidence proving that the Museum has a ``right of possession'' to any of the objects, as this term is defined in the NAGPRA regulations. The Review Committee found that all of the requested objects are both sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony, and that the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology does not have a right of possession to any of those cultural items. The Review Committee meeting transcript containing the dispute proceedings and Review Committee deliberation and findings is available from the National NAGPRA Program upon request (NAGPRA_Info@nps.gov).
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30440
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
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), of a telephonic meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). This meeting will be open to the public. The agenda for the meeting will be limited to finalization of the Review Committee Report to Congress for 2012, the appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee's Report to the Congress for 2013, and discussion of the scope of the Report.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Fort Sill, OK, and Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK
Document Number: 2012-30438
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, and the Museum of the Great Plains have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representative of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Fort Sill Museum. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of February 4, 2013, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-30435
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets the date of February 4, 2013, meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
Notice of January 14, 2013, Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-30317
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the Two Hundred Eighty- Seventh Meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-30173
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-30172
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final White-Tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana
Document Number: 2012-30037
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS), Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Indiana Dunes), Indiana.
Winter Use Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement Amended Record of Decision, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-29914
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Amended Record of Decision for the Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. On December 3, 2012, the Regional Director, Intermountain Region, approved the Amended Record of Decision for the plan. The NPS will implement this decision through an implementing regulation that will take effect on December 15, 2012.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2012-29911
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule implements the amended Record of Decision for the 2011 Winter Use Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and governs winter visitation and certain recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park for the 2012-2013 winter season. The rule retains, 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 retains provisions that require most recreational snowmobiles operating in the park to meet certain National Park Service air and sound emissions requirements; requires snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone to be accompanied by a commercial guide; sets daily entry limits on the numbers of snowmobiles (up to 318) and snowcoaches (up to 78) that may enter the park; and prohibits traveling off designated oversnow routes.
Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts
Document Number: 2012-29186
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to extend the following expiring concession contracts for a period of up to 1 (one) year, or until such time as a new contract is executed, whichever occurs sooner.
Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services
Document Number: 2012-29185
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the terms of existing concession contracts, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service intends to request a continuation of visitor services for the periods specified below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-29168
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Minor Boundary Revision of Saratoga National Historical Park
Document Number: 2012-29099
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of Saratoga National Historical Park is modified to include approximately 21.06 acres of adjacent unimproved land identified as Tract 01-157 (18.89 acres) and Tract 01-158 (2.17 acres). The tracts, owned respectively by Open Space Conservancy, Inc., and the State of New York, will be donated to the United States. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 374/112,692 and dated February 2012. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Northeast Land Resources Program Center, New England Office, 115 John Street, Fifth Floor, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.