National Park Service November 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA and the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2011-30629
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The United States Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribes 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 U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology, Ann Arbor, MI
Document Number: 2011-30626
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Michigan 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 University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research. 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: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2011-30625
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology (WSU) 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 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 WSU. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2011-30624
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology (WSU), in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribes 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 WSU.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-30623
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2011-30618
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum (McClung Museum), in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, have determined that the cultural items in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects, and repatriation to the Indian tribes 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 TVA and McClung Museum.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2011-30617
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum (McClung Museum) 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 TVA and McClung Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA
Document Number: 2011-30615
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Paul H. Karshner Memorial 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 Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA and the Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2011-30613
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The United States Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology, have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present- day Indian tribes. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Document Number: 2011-30170
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The park's current management plan for non-native ungulate control was developed nearly 40 years ago. The new plan will provide a park-wide framework to systematically guide non- native ungulate management activities over the next 15-20 years. The Draft EIS presents five alternatives for managing non-native ungulates 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Reinstatement with Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Visibility Valuation Survey: Pilot Study
Document Number: 2011-30168
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: National Park Service, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we (the National Park Service) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for a proposed new collection. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection. 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.
Minor Boundary Revision at Colorado National Monument
Document Number: 2011-30167
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1), the boundary of Colorado National Monument is modified to include an additional two and forty-five hundredths (2.45) acres of land identified as Tract 01-140, tax parcel number 2697-343-04-009. The land is located in Mesa County, Colorado, immediately adjacent to the current eastern boundary of Colorado National Monument. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 119/106,532 dated January 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Intermountain Land Resources Program Center, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80225-0287 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-29949
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Document Number: 2011-29947
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As authorized by Section 7001 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11 (codified at 16 U.S.C. 410lll), the National Park Service announces that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has established, in the State of New Jersey, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-kilovolt Transmission Line
Document Number: 2011-29943
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service announces the availability of the draft environmental impact statement for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-kilovolt transmission line, which will affect the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.
Record of Decision, Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study/Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement, National Trails Intermountain Region, NM
Document Number: 2011-29354
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
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 the Record of Decision for the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, prepared by National Trails Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, New Mexico. On August 3, 2011, the Regional Director, Intermountain Region approved the Record of Decision for the project. Four alternatives and their respective environmental consequences were presented in the study. The Record of Decision identifies the preferred alternative as alternative A, no-action. Under the no-action alternative, a national historic trail would not be designated. Interpretation and protection of Long Walk-related events and resources would not be coordinated by a single, overarching federal agency. State, county, and tribal laws for historic preservation would continue to apply; no new federal actions would be taken to protect other significant resources. In the feasibility study, the National Park Service found that the Long Walk routes fully meet the criteria for national historic trails. The overall nature of public comments during the review period supported designation of a national historic trail. The National Park Service decision to support the no action alternative as the selected action is based on the lack of support for designation by the Navajo Nation Tribal Council and the Mescalero Apache Tribe. The Record of Decision includes a statement of the decision made, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process. Impairment and measures to minimize environmental harm are not addressed in the Record of Decision because the study involved no park resources.
Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, NJ
Document Number: 2011-29206
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces its intent to prepare a General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (NHP), New Jersey. In the park's enabling legislation, Congress established the Paterson Great Falls NHP Advisory Commission to advise in the development and implementation of the GMP. The Paterson Great Falls NHP Advisory Commission will be involved early in the planning process and will remain actively involved throughout the development of the plan. Prepared by planners in the NPS Northeast Region, with assistance from advisors and consultants, the GMP/EIS will propose a long-term approach to managing Paterson Great Falls NHP.
Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2011-29205
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of April 19, 2012 and September 6, 2012 of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-28976
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28948
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Winter Use Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2011-28582
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The EIS evaluates eight alternatives, and identifies the Preferred Alternative as Alternative 8, a one-year plan to allow oversnow vehicle use in the park for the winter of 2011/2012, at the same levels (up to 318 commercially guided, best available technology snowmobiles and 78 commercially guided snowcoaches per day) that were allowed under the interim regulation in place for the winters of 2009/ 2010 and 2010/2011. NPS intends to supplement this EIS next year, in order to make a long-term decision prior to the 2012/2013 winter season.
Ungulate Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO
Document Number: 2011-28579
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
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 is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ungulate Management Plan, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado. The purpose of this plan/EIS is to establish a framework for the management of elk, bison, and other ungulates that supports attainment of desired habitat conditions at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and is compatible with conditions and management activities across the broader eastern San Luis Valley landscape. This planning effort is needed to identify desired future habitat conditions on newly acquired park land and future land transfers, using the best available science to guide management decisions and responses to changing conditions. A scoping brochure has been prepared that details the issues identified to date and includes the purpose, need, and objectives of the EIS. Copies of that information may be obtained online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ grsa-ungulates or Great Sand Dunes National Park, 11500 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146-9798, (719) 378-6300.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-28331
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service