National Park Service April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument, Counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo, CA
Document Number: 2014-09883
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the proposed General Management Plan (GMP) for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument. The Final EIS/GMP evaluates four alternatives for managing Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods, and upon approval the GMP will serve as a blueprint to guide management of these units of the National Park System over the next 20 years.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-09379
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Park Service Concessions Management Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-08834
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Secretary of the Interior is giving notice of renewal of the National Park Service Concessions Management Advisory Board. This action is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of statutory duties imposed upon the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.
Areas of the National Park System; General Provisions, Resource Protection, Public Use and Recreation, Pets and Service Animals; Special Regulations of the National Park System, Olympic National Park, Isle Royale National Park
Document Number: 2014-08563
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is proposing to define and differentiate service animals, from pets, domestic animals, feral animals, livestock, and pack animals, and describe the circumstances under which service animals would be allowed in a park area. Special regulations for Olympic National Park and Isle Royale National Park would be amended to conform with the proposed service-wide rule.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08818
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08816
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08815
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University 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 Texas A&M University. 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: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08814
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08811
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University 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 Texas A&M University. 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: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08809
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08807
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08804
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08800
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08797
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University 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 Texas A&M University. 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: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08793
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University 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 Texas A&M University. 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: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08786
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Document Number: 2014-08780
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas A&M University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Texas A&M University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Proposed Information Collection; Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs
Document Number: 2014-08728
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. 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; State, Tribal, and local government partners; and, other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2014. 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-08700
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-08096
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Submission of U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List
Document Number: 2014-07832
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of the Interior is submitting a nomination to the World Heritage List for the San Antonio Missions in Texas, consisting of most of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park as well as the Alamo, a National Historic Landmark. This is the third notice required by the National Park Service's World Heritage Program regulations.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation
Document Number: 2014-07660
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee must be a traditional Indian religious leader. Nominations must include the following information. 1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must state that he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader. 2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 3. A nomination must include the following information: a. the nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address; b. nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board; and c. that the nominee meets the definition of traditional religious leader found at 10 CFR 10.2(d)(3).
Notice of Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-07662
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Council for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting, June 3, 2014. Designated through amendments to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241 to 1251, as amended), the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail consists of ``a series of water routes extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay and the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. This meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register via email at Christine_Lucero@nps.gov or telephone (757) 258- 8914. For those wishing to make comments, please provide a written summary of your comments prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Official for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council is Jonathan Doherty, Assistant Superintendent, telephone (410) 260-2477.
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07661
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in furtherance of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), that a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. on May 28, 2014, at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. The meeting will continue beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 29, 2014, at the National Park Service Washington Office. Please note the two different meeting locations.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-07631
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Change of Jurisdiction-National Park Service Units within the State of South Carolina
Document Number: 2014-07613
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
On behalf of the United States, the National Park Service accepted exclusive jurisdiction from the State of South Carolina, and retroceded and relinquished to the State of South Carolina, the measure of legislative jurisdiction necessary to establish concurrent jurisdiction between the United States and the State of South Carolina on certain lands administered by the National Park Service within the State of South Carolina.
Environmental Impact Statement for a Bison Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-07349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
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) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a plan to address the impacts of the current abundance, distribution, and movement of bison on the natural and cultural resources of the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA).
Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Devils Postpile National Monument, Mono and Madera Counties, California
Document Number: 2014-07488
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is terminating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes, California. A Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS for the General Management Plan (GMP) was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2009. The National Park Service has since determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate environmental documentation for the GMP. This determination includes due consideration of all public comment and other agency information received during the public scoping period. Background: The new GMP for Devils Postpile National Monument will provide long-term guidance for resource management, visitor services and interpretive programming. The planning team originally scoped the GMP as an EIS and a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2009. No concerns or issues expressed during public scoping process and subsequently during development of preliminary GMP alternatives convey either the potential for controversy or identify potential significant impacts. In 2011, the planning team developed three action alternatives for the GMP. These three alternatives explored ways to enhance long-term preservation of park resources and provide new recreational and educational opportunities. The planning team produced a newsletter and comment form to seek public input on the preliminary alternatives in the summer of 2011. Feedback on the preliminary alternatives affirmed that the planning team provided an appropriate range of future management directions for the monument. Most of the public comments on the preliminary alternatives were supportive of various aspects of the proposed alternative concepts and desired conditions. To date, no major concerns or issues have been expressed during public involvement for the GMP that would convey the potential for public controversy. Initial analysis of the alternatives has revealed no potential for either major or significant effects on the human environment, nor any potential for impairing park resources and values. The foreseeable potential impacts which may occur from implementing any of the alternatives are expected to be negligible to moderate in magnitude. For these reasons, the NPS determined that the appropriate level of conservation planning and environmental impact analysis for the GMP is an EA. It is also noted that many of the actions proposed in the GMP will have benefits to the monument's resources, operational needs, and visitor experiences.
Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order #46 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Its Wild and Scenic Rivers Program
Document Number: 2014-07161
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Director's Order setting forth its policies and procedures governing its Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSRs) program. When adopted, the policies and procedures will apply to all National Wild and Scenic River System responsibilities, including: (1) Designated WSRs that are part of the national park system, partnership WSRs, and rivers in NPS units with protective language similar to that of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in their enabling legislation; and (2) section 7 (16 U.S.C. 1278) responsibilities for State-administered components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. This order also advises on responsibilities related to WSR planning studies and the Nationwide Rivers Inventory. It supersedes and replaces the policies and procedures previously issued.