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

Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Document Number: 2013-12848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-12767
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina
Document Number: 2013-12759
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
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 the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Blue Ridge Parkway (parkway). On April 13, 2013, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Scorpion Pier Replacement Project, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, California
Document Number: 2013-12745
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-08), the National Park Service (NPS) is initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process for the proposed replacement and potential relocation of the existing Scorpion Pier at Santa Cruz Island's eastern waterfront. The NPS is the lead federal agency for environmental review under NEPA. The lead state agency for environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act is currently being determined. As described in 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NPS is also using the NEPA process to fulfill certain provisions of Sec. 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act related to consultation and public involvement.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Social Values of Ecosystem Services at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Document Number: 2013-12444
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below. This collection will be used to survey two subsets of visitor groups and local community members about the values they place on cultural and natural resources at Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO). 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. A Federal agency 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.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program
Document Number: 2013-12075
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) 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 May 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-11890
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-11725
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Approval of Record of Decision for Extending F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, City and County of San Francisco, California
Document Number: 2013-11569
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended) and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Part 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, in collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the Presidio Trust, and the Federal Transit Administration, has prepared the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for extending the F-Line historic streetcar service to Fort Mason Center. The requisite no-action ``wait period'' was initiated on February 24, 2012, with the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing and public release of the Final EIS. Decision: Golden Gate National Recreation Area and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park intend to authorize SFMTA to construct, maintain, and operate an extension of the F-Line historic streetcar service onto National Park Service (NPS) property. The actions to be authorized by NPS include: retrofitting of the historic State Belt Railroad tunnel for single track streetcar use; constructing a turnaround terminus at the Fort Mason Center; and installing appurtenant features such as signals, crossings, wires and poles, and new platforms and designated stops. The complete Project elements and resource stewardship strategies are identified and analyzed in the Preferred Alternative (Alternative 2 and Turnaround Option 2A) presented in the Final EIS (available on-line at http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/streetcar). The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified. The selected alternative was deemed to be the ``environmentally preferred'' course of action. Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Building 201, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123 or via telephone request at (415) 561-2841.
Notice of Approval of Record of Decision for Plan To Protect and Restore Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Document Number: 2013-11447
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR Part 1505), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, has prepared the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the subject non-native ungulates management plan. The ROD includes a statement of the decision made, a summary of other alternatives considered, discussion of the environmental consequences and measures to minimize harm, the basis for the decision, and a summary of public and agency involvement in the environmental decision-making process. The requisite no-action ``wait period'' was initiated on January 25, 2013, with the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing and public release of the Final EIS. Decision: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has selected and will implement Alternative D (identified as the agency preferred alternative in the Final EIS). Alternative D provides for a comprehensive, park- wide management plan that will ensure maximum flexibility to manage non-native ungulates. The selected actions include a systematic progression of management phases, monitoring, and the considered use of management tools, with a defined population objective of zero non- native ungulates. In addition to fencing, management tools will rely primarily on lethal methods, but non-lethal methods such as relocation may be considered. Qualified volunteers may be used to assist with certain non-native ungulate management activities. In addition to Alternative D, a no-action alternative and three other alternatives were identified and analyzed in the Final EIS (available on-line at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/havo). The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigation measures identified. Interested parties desiring to review the Record of Decision may obtain a copy by contacting the Superintendent, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, P.O. Box 52, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052 or via telephone request at (808) 985-6098.
Notice of 2013 Meeting Schedule for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2013-11443
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of meetings of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission occurring in 2013.
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe, NM; Correction
Document Number: 2013-11231
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 21, 2001. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects From Lake Texoma, OK, in the Possession of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, Tulsa, OK; Correction
Document Number: 2013-11230
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 24, 1997. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects from site 34JN30, Lake Texoma, Johnston County, OK. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe, NM; Correction
Document Number: 2013-11229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on March 20, 2001. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe, NM; Correction
Document Number: 2013-11228
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on November 5, 2001. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Document Number: 2013-11221
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Special Regulations of the National Park Service, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Snowmobiles and Off-Road Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2013-10979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service proposes to amend its special regulations for Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado, to designate routes, water surfaces, and areas where snowmobiles or motor vehicles may be used off park roads. Unless authorized by special regulation, the operation of snowmobiles and the operation of motor vehicles off road within areas of the National Park System are prohibited. The other existing special regulations for Curecanti National Recreation Area would remain in effect.
Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project, Fort Funston, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco County, CA
Document Number: 2013-10914
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15082, the National Park Service, together with the City of Daly City, intends to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project (Project). The EIS/EIR will address proposed improvements to Daly City's infrastructure to address storm-related flooding in the Vista Grande Watershed Drainage Basin and the effects of coastal erosion. The National Park Service (NPS) is the lead agency for the environmental review under NEPA. The City of Daly City is the lead agency for the environmental review under CEQA.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-10586
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
General Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas
Document Number: 2013-10423
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
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 General Management Plan, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas.
Notice of Availability of the Final Trail Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
Document Number: 2013-10422
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (TMP/ EIS) for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio.
Proposed Information Collection; Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program Grants
Document Number: 2013-10362
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
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.
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS; Correction; Correction
Document Number: 2013-10221
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion Correction in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005. This notice corrects the number of additional associated funerary objects from the Bynum Mounds site. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has occurred.
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Funerary Objects in the Possession of Big Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service, Ochopee, FL; Correction
Document Number: 2013-10220
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Big Cypress National Preserve has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 26, 1996. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number of associated funerary objects. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has occurred.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL
Document Number: 2013-10219
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-10218
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
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 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.