National Park Service February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Shenandoah National Park
Document Number: 2013-04549
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CWD Management Plan/EIS) for Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Action is needed at this time prevent the establishment of CWD in the white- tailed deer population of Shenandoah National Park and, should the disease become established, to slow the spread of the disease. To ensure that all significant issues are identified and considered, all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed scope of the project, the purpose, need, and objectives of the plan, and draft alternatives.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Clark County, NV, and Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: 2013-04538
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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 (EIS) for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Draft EIS identifies and analyzes three alternatives, as follows. Alternative 1 Continue Current Management Trends (no action alternative) reflects current management direction and serves as a baseline for comparison with the other alternatives. Existing facilities would be retained with minimal changes. Alternative 2 Implement Previous Planning Proposals would implement previous planning proposals that separate day use and marina facilities, maintain the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. Alternative 3 Enhance Visitor Experience and Park Operations (agency-preferred alternative) would enhance day-use opportunities, upgrade and expand the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. The Draft EIS also evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives, including potential impacts to native plant communities and soils, wildlife, threatened, endangered, and special status species; floodplains; archeological resources; historic structures; cultural landscape; ethnographic resources; visitor use, experience, and safety; park operations; and socioeconomic environment.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities
Document Number: 2013-04537
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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 information collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013. 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.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Proposed Mining Plan of Operations
Document Number: 2013-04530
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Act of September 28, 1976, 16 U.S.C. 1902, and in accordance with the provisions of 36 C.F.R. 9.17, notice is hereby given that Thomas and Kathryn Lamal have filed a proposed plan of operations to conduct a mining operation on lands embracing the Shamrock (AA026813) and Tony M (AA026810) unpatented placer claims within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Public Availability: This plan of operations is available for inspection during normal business hours at the following locations:
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-04490
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-04489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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 (1988), that a teleconference meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. on April 9, 2013, at the following location. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC, or may participate via teleconference.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Everglades National Park, Florida
Document Number: 2013-04342
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(a)(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 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) and East Everglades Wilderness Study (EEWS) for Everglades National Park (park). After it is finalized, the GMP/EEWS will guide the management of the park over the next 20+ years. The last comprehensive planning effort for the Park was completed in 1979. Patterns and types of visitor use have changed, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was approved, and in 1989 the East Everglades Addition of approximately 109,600 acres was added to the park to protect and restore the Northeast Shark River Slough. Recent studies have enhanced the understanding of resources, resource threats, and visitor use in the Park. The GMP will provide updated management direction for the entire park. The EEWS provides a forum for evaluating lands within the East Everglades Addition for possible recommendation to Congress for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilderness Stewardship Plan, Olympic National Park, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason County, WA
Document Number: 2013-04129
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190) Olympic National Park is initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process required to inform consideration of alternative strategies for the future management of the Olympic Wilderness. In November 1988, Congress designated about 95% (876,669 acres) of park lands as the Olympic Wilderness. Through this planning process a Wilderness Stewardship Plan (WSP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be developed to provide guidance and direction to meet the requirements of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and 2006 NPS Management Policies, as well as to implement actions identified in the park's 2008 General Management Plan (GMP). This process will include identifying and analyzing a range of alternatives for achieving wilderness stewardship objectives and conducting wilderness eligibility studies for areas identified in the GMP Record of Decision (2008). The WSP will identify standards, conditions, and thresholds to preserve wilderness character, protect cultural and natural resources, and adhere to legally mandated management and preservation requirements.
Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2013-04124
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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) announces the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Proposed Information Collection; Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program
Document Number: 2013-04119
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 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 October 31, 2013. 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.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Bicycling
Document Number: 2013-04047
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule designates the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail currently under construction within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a route for bicycle use. The approximately 27-mile-long trail will generally parallel major state highways and offer visitors safe, non-motorized access to the park. National Park Service general regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate new routes for bicycle use outside developed areas or off park roads.
Notice of March 12, 2013 Meeting for Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-03864
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the first meeting of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee.
Meeting Notice for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2013-03863
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces a schedule of upcoming meetings for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (NHP) Federal Advisory Commission.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2013-03660
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Rochester Museum & Science Center, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items listed 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 Rochester Museum & Science Center.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2013-03655
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Grand Rapids Public Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects 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 Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
Document Number: 2013-03654
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Binghamton University, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that a cultural item meets the definition of sacred object 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 item may contact Binghamton University.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-03649
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum) 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 Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Burke Museum. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2013-03632
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Grand Rapids Public Museum 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 Grand Rapids Public Museum. 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: National Guard Bureau/A7AN, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD
Document Number: 2013-03631
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD, 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 likely 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 National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-03629
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Washington, 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 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 Burke Museum acting on behalf of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology. 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 Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Springerville, AZ, and the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-03627
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and the Field Museum of Natural History have completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have 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 USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03048
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces the annual meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council. The agenda includes a presentation by Sally Snowman, 70th keeper of Boston Light, the election of officers, and a park update. Date/Time: March 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). Location: WilmerHale, 60 State Street, 26th floor, Boston, MA 02109.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, Exhibitor, Annual Review, and Amendment Forms
Document Number: 2013-03046
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. This collection will consist of four forms (General Submission, Exhibitor, Annual Review, and Amendment Forms) 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 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 ICR. 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.
Notice of February 28, 2013, Teleconference Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-02967
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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 February 28, 2013. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-02915
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-02913
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-02912
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-02910
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Acceptance of Concurrent Jurisdiction
Document Number: 2013-02483
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
On behalf of the United States, the National Park Service has accepted concurrent legislative jurisdiction from the State of Washington over lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Personal Watercraft Use at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi
Document Number: 2013-02482
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-05
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) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the impacts of Personal Watercraft (PWC) use at Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS). Personal Watercraft use emerged at GUIS in the 1980s and was permitted in units of the national park system under the same regulations as other motorized watercraft. However, on March 21, 2000, the NPS published a regulation governing PWC use within all units of the national park system (65 FR 15077, codified at 36 CFR 3.24). This regulation prohibits PWC use in all national park units unless the NPS determines that this type of water-based recreational activity is appropriate for the specific park unit based on the legislation establishing that park, the park's resources and values, other visitor uses of the area, and overall management objectives. In 2004, the NPS prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a special regulation to allow continued PWC use at GUIS. The purpose of the EA was to evaluate a range of alternatives and strategies for the management of PWC use at GUIS to ensure the protection of park resources and values, while offering recreational opportunities as provided for in the GUIS enabling legislation, purpose, mission, and goals. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed on January 25, 2006. The NPS published the final regulation for PWC use at GUIS in the Federal Register on May 4, 2006 (71 FR 26232). On May 15, 2008, a lawsuit was filed claiming that the PWC EA was deficient and violated NEPA, the NPS Organic Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. On July 8, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the impact analysis in the EA was inadequate. The court did not vacate the current PWC rule at GUIS, but remanded the case to the NPS ``so that it may have an opportunity to provide adequate reasoning for its conclusions.'' The special regulation remains in effect at GUIS and PWC are currently still allowed to operate under the restrictions identified in the park's special regulation. At this time, the NPS intends to address the deficiencies identified by the court by preparing an EIS for PWC use at GUIS, which will include supplemental documentation, impact analyses not present in the earlier EA, and may include additional alternatives.
Boundary Revision of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Document Number: 2013-02177
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 3(f)(2)(B) of the Act of November 29, 1999 (Pub. L. 106-115, 113 Stat. 1540-1543), the boundary of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota is modified to include two parcels containing approximately 28.65 acres of unimproved land more specifically identified below. The property is owned by the United States of America and presently administered by the United States Forest Service. Through a General Management Plan dated July 2, 2009, the National Park Service determined that these parcels are the appropriate location for a visitor facility and administrative site. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 406/80,011A, dated January 14, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Midwest Region Land Resources Program Center, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102; National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240; and at the Office for the Superintendent, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, 21208 SD Hwy. 240, Philip, South Dakota 57567. The legal descriptions of the two land parcels being included within Minuteman Missile National Historic Site are as follows: All that certain parcel of land situated in Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 18 East, and Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 19 East, of the Black Hills Meridian, Jackson County, South Dakota, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 19 East; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 1619.93 feet along the West section line of said Section 30 to the point of beginning; thence S87[deg]58'04''E, 1189.70 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 466.70 feet; thence N87[deg]58'04''W, 466.70 feet; thence N2[deg]01'56''E, 366.70 feet; thence N87[deg]58'04''W, 723.00 feet to a point on the section line between Sections 25 and 30, being 1719.93 feet south of the northeast corner of Section 25; thence N87[deg]58'04''W, 33.00 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 350.07 feet; thence N88[deg]05'47''W, 67.00 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 570.00 feet to a point on the quarter section line; thence N88[deg]05'47''W, 558.00 feet along said quarter section line; thence N2[deg]01'56''E, 1334.45 feet; thence S88[deg]05'47''E, 625.00 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 314.38 feet; thence S87[deg]58'04''E, 33.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said Parcel contains 25.00 acres more or less. ALSO All that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 2 South, Range 18 East, of the Black Hills Meridian, in Jackson County, South Dakota, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Section 15; thence S88[deg]54'52''E, along the north line of said NW \1/4\ of the NW \1/4\ of Section 15, a distance of 292.60 feet; thence S01[deg]01'56''W a distance of 542.90 feet; thence N88[deg]54'52''W a distance of 292.60 feet to the west line of said NW \1/4\ of the NW \1/ 4\; thence N01[deg]01'56''E, along said west line, a distance of 542.90 feet to the point of beginning. Said Parcel contains 3.65 acres more or less.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
Document Number: 2013-01997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates (final plan/EIS) at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The final plan/EIS will provide a park-wide framework to systematically guide non-native ungulate management activities in a manner that supports long-term ecosystem protection, supports natural ecosystem recovery and provides desirable conditions for active ecosystem restoration, and supports protection and preservation of cultural resources.