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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.
Notice of Flight 93 Advisory Commission Meetings for Calendar Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-01729
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of the February 9; May 4; July 2; and November 2, 2013, meetings of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, Madera, Mariposa, Mono and Tuolumne Counties, California
Document Number: 2013-01464
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-25
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 Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the National Park Service has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (TRPCMP). The TRPCMP/DEIS addresses requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Pub. L. 90-542, as amended) (WSRA), and will provide long-term guidance for management of the 54 miles of the Tuolumne River that flows through Yosemite National Park. The DEIS evaluates potential environmental consequences of implementing a range of alternatives, including a no-action (continue with current management) alternative and five action alternatives. Both the agency- preferred and environmentally preferred alternatives are identified. The purpose of the TRPCMP is to guide the park in protecting the river's free-flowing character and the values that make it worthy of designation by (1) reviewing and updating river corridor boundaries and segment classifications, (2) prescribing a process for the protection of the river's free-flowing condition, (3) identifying and documenting the condition of the river's outstandingly remarkable values, (4) establishing management objectives for river values and a monitoring program for ensuring the objectives are met, (5) identifying management actions needed to protect and enhance river values, and (6) defining visitor use and user capacity for the river corridor. Portions of the 1980 Yosemite General Management Plan (GMP) addressing management inside the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River corridor also will be updated; specific GMP amendments are outlined in the DEIS. Proposal and Alternatives: Based on a thorough examination of the river's baseline conditions, the TRPCMP/DEIS presents a multi-faceted approach to river management and stewardship. Because of the WSRA mandate to ``protect and enhance'' river values, most of the plan's contents are common to all the action alternatives, including (1) all WSRA management elements (boundaries, classifications, Sec. 7 determination process), (2) an ecological restoration program and other management actions, (3) a monitoring program, and (3) a user capacity management program. As discussed in detail in the DEIS, Alternative 5 is deemed to be the environmentally preferred course of action. Since the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process began in 2005, the TRPCMP/DEIS has been methodically developed by park subject-matter experts, with attention to information provided by culturally-associated American Indian tribes, gateway communities, nonprofit organizations, and interested members of the public. Throughout the early conservation planning and environmental impact analysis effort, information was sought at over 127 public meetings, workshops, and presentations. At these events, the public was invited to share ideas that could be used in the development of a range of alternatives that would achieve NPS goals, while ensuring accessibility, public safety, resource protection, and protection and enhancement of river values. As noted above, a no-action alternative and five action alternatives for managing the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River are identified and analyzed. The five action alternatives represent the primary themes expressed during public scoping. Potential impacts are analyzed and appropriate mitigation measures are assessed for each alternative. Per WSRA direction, all of the action alternatives would protect and enhance the values for which the Tuolumne was designated, including its free-flowing condition, excellent water quality, and outstandingly remarkable values. In addition, all action alternatives would preserve and sustain wilderness character, including natural ecosystem function and opportunities for primitive recreation in the more than 90 percent of the river corridor that is classified wild per the WSRA (some portions are also located in designated wilderness). Differences among the alternatives revolve primarily around a range of desired visitor experiences, levels of facilities needed to protect and enhance river values in Tuolumne Meadows and Glen Aulin, and use levels throughout the river corridor. The scenic segment below O'Shaughnessy Dam and the Tioga Road corridor east of Tuolumne Meadows would be managed the same under all the action alternatives in a manner that is protective of river values. The guidance for those segments of the river classified as wild (which are also part of congressionally designated wilderness) are similar under all the alternatives, although differences in visitor use management are identified and assessed. All alternatives accommodate traditional cultural practices by American Indian tribes. Numeric user capacities differ among the alternatives, based on the types of visitor experiences, levels of facilities needed to protect river values, and actions taken to achieve the various objectives. Day and overnight capacities for the entire river corridorand the actions required to manage to proposed capacitiesare considered for all alternatives. No Action Alternative. Continuing current management and trends would result in additional localized impacts associated with roadside parking in Tuolumne Meadows and facilities located in sensitive riverine locations. Common to Action Alternatives. In response to public comments and in keeping with findings related to baseline conditions, all action alternatives call for an ecological restoration program, elimination of roadside parking in Tuolumne Meadows with slight expansion of existing parking areas, elimination of social trails in meadows and riparian areas, removal of concessioner housing from sensitive areas, relocation of the Cathedral Lakes trailhead to the current visitor center location, retention of the Tuolumne Meadows campground, and either no expansion or a reduction of overnight lodging. Alternative 1. Alternative 1 responds to those members of the public who advocated emphasis on primitive and self-reliant experiences in the river corridor while providing a wilderness staging area and a focal point for High Sierra interpretation and education at Tuolumne Meadows. Subalpine meadow and riparian areas would be protected from visitor-related impacts by restoring informal trails, mitigating the hydrologic impacts caused by historic trail segments, and eliminating all facilities except trails and roads from meadow and riparian areas. Most amenities and commercial services would be discontinued at Tuolumne Meadows, including the store and grill, gas station, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, and trail rides. The Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp would be removed and the area restored to natural conditions. Overall, use levels in the river corridor would be the lowest in the range of alternatives considered. Alternative 2. Alternative 2 responds to those members of the public who voiced a desire for a greater diversity of day use opportunities (including limited kayaking, by permit) and a modest increase in campground capacity, while retaining the rustic lodges at Tuolumne Meadows and Glen Aulin. This alternative would facilitate resource enjoyment and stewardship by a broad spectrum of visitors, including people discovering the area for the first time, by encouraging short interpretive walks and picnicking. To facilitate these connections, a picnic and parking area would be located across from the Parsons Lodge trailhead on Tioga Road. The visitor center and other core visitor services would be co-located at the site of the existing Tuolumne Meadows store. Overall, use levels in the river corridor would be the highest in the range of alternatives considered, and river values would be protected by directing visitors to those areas most able to withstand use. Alternative 3. Alternative 3 responds to those members of the public who desired a Tuolumne experience largely the same as today, while facilitating the changes needed to protect and enhance river values. Alternative 3 would emphasize the historic character of Tuolumne, while providing opportunities for visitors to connect with the river through its historic landscape character and traditional, unconfined experiences. Wilderness-oriented recreational opportunities would be encouraged and river-related systems would be sustained by natural ecological processes. Most facilities at Tuolumne Meadows would remain in their dispersed locations, however some may be relocated to protect sensitive areas. Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp would remain at a slightly reduced capacity. Overall, use levels would fall within the middle of the range of alternatives considered. Alternative 4. Alternative 4 responds to those members of the public who wanted visitor activities and amenities to be secondary to protecting and enhancing the integrity and connectivity of river- related ecological communities, particularly at Tuolumne Meadows. The rustic lodge at Tuolumne Meadows would be reduced to half its current capacity and other commercial services would be eliminated, including the gas station and commercial day rides. Facilities and like functions at Tuolumne Meadows would be consolidated and visitor experiences would be facilitated in a manner that connects people with the river and emphasizes the importance of protecting meadow and riparian ecosystems. Capacity at the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp would be reduced. Overall, use levels would fall within the middle of the range of alternatives considered, and management of visitor use would be intensive, including possible closures to facilitate ecological recovery. Alternative 5. Alternative 5 (agency-preferred and environmentally preferred) would combine elements from alternatives 2, 3 and 4, to balance greater protection of ecological communities while allowing for traditional wilderness-oriented visitor experiences. While most visitor services would remain, the gas station and concessioner trail rides would be eliminated. A small visitor contact station, picnic and parking area would be located across from the Parsons Lodge trailhead on Tioga Road. Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp would be reduced to nearly half its current capacity. Overall, use levels would fall within the middle of the range of alternatives considered, and management of visitor use would be intensive, including possible closures to facilitate ecological recovery. Since some portions of the DEIS planning area have historic structures or are located in designated wilderness, appendices are included which address (1) role of 1999 and 2008 programmatic agreements between Yosemite NP and the State Historic Preservation Office in protecting and managing historic structures, and (2) the extent to which commercial services are necessary in wilderness. Public Involvement. On July 10, 2006, the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register, formally initiating a 60-day public scoping period. At that time a letter from the Superintendent was sent to over 6,000 interested members of the public on the park's Planning Mailing list, soliciting ideas, issues, and concerns relating to the scope of this planning effort. Press releases were sent to local and regional newspapers announcing details of the 60-day public scoping period, including information about public meetings. In July and August 2006, a series of thirteen public scoping meetings were held; in addition, an on-site visit was hosted in Tuolumne Meadows on August 29, 2006. In addition to local and regional press media, public meetings were publicized on the park's Web site, through emailed notices on the park's electronic newsletter, and on various state-wide online bulletin boards. The scoping period was extended for an additional two weeks in deference to public requests. Overall there were 457 public responses (including letters, faxes, emails, comment forms, and public meeting flip-chart notes), and over 4,000 individual comments. From 2006-2010 over 127 public meetings, presentations, workshops, field visits, and open houses were conducted in support of preparation of the Tuolumne River Plan. These included all-tribes meetings, public work sessions to parallel planning team work sessions (known as ``Planner-for-a-Day'' workshops), socioeconomic workshops held in gateway communities, open houses and other public forums, meetings with park staff, and presentations to other land management agencies and stakeholder groups. The park's Web site served as a central repository for not only information about the plan's status, but various products for public commentincluding two separate workbooks devoted to release of preliminary concepts and early alternatives. How to Comment: All comments must be transmitted or postmarked not later than 60 days from the date the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes their notice of filing of the DEIS in the Federal Register. Immediately upon confirmation of this date it will be announced via local and regional news media, through direct mailings, and posted on the project Web sites. Written comments should be mailed to: Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, Attn: Tuolumne River Plan DEIS, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389. If preferred, comments also may be transmitted electronically through the http:// parkplanning.nps.gov/yosetrp Web site. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. During the public review period public meetings will be hosted in Yosemite gateway communities, as well as in Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows; Web-based meetings will also take place. Public site visits may be offered during the public review period, depending upon weather conditions. All meeting and site visit locations and dates will be announced similarly as noted above for the comment due date, and will be included in the Yosemite electronic newsletter and posted on the Yosemite National Park Web site http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/ trp.htm. Limited printed and CD copies of the TRPCMP/DEIS will be available, and may be requested by email (yose_planning@nps.gov) or telephone at (209) 379-1110. The document will be sent directly to congressional delegations, state and local elected officials, federal and state agencies, tribes, organizations, local businesses, public libraries, and the news media. Printed copies can be viewed at local and regional libraries (i.e., El Portal, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Sonora, San Francisco, and Los Angeles). Electronic versions will be available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/yosetrp, or may be accessed through the Yosemite National Park Web site http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/ trp.htm. Decision Process: All comments received on the TRPCMP/DEIS will be duly considered in preparing the Final EIS. The Final EIS is expected to be available in early 2013; availability of the document will be announced in a manner similar to that used for the DEIS, including publication of a notice of availability in the Federal Register. A Record of Decision would be prepared not sooner than 30 days after release of the Final EIS. Because this is a delegated EIS, the official responsible for approving the final plan is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region, National Park Service; subsequently the official responsible for implementation of the approved Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan will be the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan, Yosemite National Park, Madera and Mariposa Counties, CA
Document Number: 2013-01461
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Merced River Plan). The Merced River Plan will fulfill the requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 16 U.S.C. 1271-1287, and will provide long-term protection of river values and a user capacity management program for 81 miles of the Merced River that flow through Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. Consistent with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA), the purposes of the Merced River Plan/DEIS are to protect the Merced River's free- flowing conditions, and to: (1) Review, and if necessary revise, the river corridor boundaries and segment classifications, and provide a process for protection of the river's free-flowing condition in keeping with the WSRA; (2) Refine descriptions of the river's outstandingly remarkable values (ORVs), which are the unique, rare, or exemplary in a regional or national context, and the river-related/river-dependent characteristics that make the river eligible for inclusion in the national wild and scenic rivers system; (3) Identify management objectives for the river, and specific management measures that will be implemented to achieve protection and enhancement of river values; (4) Establish a user capacity program that addresses the kinds and amounts of public use that the river corridor can sustain while protecting and enhancing the river's ORVs; (5) Commit to a program of ongoing studies and monitoring to ensure that the ORVs are protected and enhanced over the life of the plan. The Merced River Plan/DEIS evaluates the potential adverse and beneficial environmental consequences of implementing a range of five action alternatives, including a no action alternative in accordance with NEPA; and for the potential to cause adverse effects to historic properties in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Both the agency preferred and environmentally preferred alternatives are identified. Actions called for in the 1980 Yosemite General Management Plan (GMP) addressing management within the Merced Wild and Scenic River corridor would be amended and are outlined in the Merced River Plan/DEIS.
Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Texas
Document Number: 2013-01434
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) is releasing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Off- Road Vehicle Management Plan (Plan), Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR), Texas. The Plan/DEIS evaluates the impacts of four alternatives that address off-road vehicle (ORV) management in the national recreation area. It also assesses the impacts that could result from continuing the current management framework in the no action alternative. The selected alternative will guide ORV management at LAMR for the next 15 years.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas State University Museum, Jonesboro, AR
Document Number: 2013-01350
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arkansas State University Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), 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 Arkansas State University 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: Arkansas State University Museum, Jonesboro, AR
Document Number: 2013-01347
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arkansas State University Museum has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), 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 Arkansas State University Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 2013-01324
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Utah State Office, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural item meets the definition of both a sacred object and an object 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 item may contact the BLM Utah State Office at the below address.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-01323
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
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.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-01321
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, 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 acting on behalf of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Open Public Meetings for the National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2013-01319
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, 86 Stat. 770), the NPS is hereby giving notice that the Aniakchak National Monument SRC, Denali National Park SRC, and the Wrangell-St. Elias SRC will hold meetings to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487. 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 meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Katmai National Park Office in the King Salmon Mall in King Salmon, AK. SRC meeting locations and dates may change based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. If the meeting date and location are changed, the Superintendent may issue a press release and use local newspapers and radio stations to announce the meeting. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Proposed Meeting Agenda: The proposed meeting agenda includes the following:
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Findings Related to the Return of Cultural Items in the Possession of the Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK
Document Number: 2013-01314
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
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 a 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 return of cultural items, and to facilitate the resolution of such a dispute, the Review Committee heard a dispute between the Wrangell Cooperative Association, joined by Sealaska Corporation, and the Alaska State Museum. The issue before the Review Committee was whether, in response to a request for the repatriation of a cultural item in the possession of the Alaska State Museum, the Alaska State Museum presented evidence proving that the Museum has a ``right of possession'' to the cultural item, as this term is defined in the NAGPRA regulations. The Review Committee found that the Alaska State Museum had not presented evidence proving that the Museum has a ``right of possession'' to the cultural item. The Review Committee meeting transcript containing the dispute proceedings and Review Committee deliberation and finding is available from the National NAGPRA Program upon request (NAGPRA_Info@nps.gov).
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-01312
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
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 may contact the Burke Museum acting on behalf of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Minor Boundary Revision at Governors Island National Monument
Document Number: 2013-01305
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-23
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 Governors Island National Monument is modified to include an additional 0.13-acre of adjacent submerged land identified as Tract 01-106. Upon inclusion in the national monument, the tract will be conveyed at no cost to the United States for use in maintaining a dock necessary to provide safe waterborne access to the island. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 019/107522A dated August 17, 2011. 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.
Notice of February 1, 2013, Meeting for Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2013-00919
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets the date of February 1, 2013, meeting of the Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission.
Submission of U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List
Document Number: 2013-00918
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of the Interior is submitting a nomination to the World Heritage List for the Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. This is the third notice required by the National Park Service's World Heritage Program regulations.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina
Document Number: 2013-00691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-15
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Blue Ridge Parkway (parkway). Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose of the parkway, the FEIS/GMP will guide the management of the parkway over the next 20+ years.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights
Document Number: 2013-00524
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
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 February 28, 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: 2013-00505
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-00504
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-00503
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2013-00456
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, also known as the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, 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 Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office, Oak Ridge, TN; Correction
Document Number: 2013-00453
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary object published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on November 16, 2012. This notice corrects the list of tribes culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object identified in the earlier notice. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object may contact the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Indian tribes stated below may proceed may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Fort Collins, CO
Document Number: 2013-00451
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (formerly The Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 2013-00449
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Natural History Museum of Utah 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 Natural History Museum of Utah. 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: Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Document Number: 2013-00448
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Natural History Museum of Utah 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 Natural History Museum of Utah. 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: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Document Number: 2013-00446
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Illinois State Museum has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a likely 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 Illinois State Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Russellville, AR; Correction
Document Number: 2013-00445
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has corrected two Notices of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2012. This notice corrects the association of the individuals identified in those notices.
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2013-00437
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
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 Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 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 Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2013-00417
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Meetings for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2013-00333
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice for the 2013 schedule of meetings for the Advisory Committee to the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park General Management Plan. The Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (NHP) Federal Advisory Commission was authorized by Congress and signed by the President on March 30, 2009, (Pub. L. 111-11, Title VII, Subtitle A, Section 7001, Subsection e) ``to advise the Secretary in the development and implementation of the management plan.'' Agendas for these meetings will be provided on the Paterson Great Falls NHP Web site (http://www.nps.gov/pagr/ parkmgmt/federal-advisory-commission.htm).