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

Extension of Public Scoping Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Adoption of a Long-term Experimental and Management Plan for the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam
Document Number: 2011-33538
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation
The Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Park Service, is extending the public scoping period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Adoption of a Long-term Experimental and Management Plan (LTEMP) for the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam to January 31, 2012. The Notice to Solicit Comments and Hold Public Scoping Meetings was published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2011 (76 FR 64104). The public scoping period was originally scheduled to end on Friday, December 30, 2011.
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission; Cape Cod National Seashore, South Wellfleet, MA
Document Number: 2011-33399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10) of a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, WA
Document Number: 2011-33398
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, the National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (Final EIS) for the proposed General Management Plan for Ross Lake National Recreation Area (Ross Lake NRA) in Washington State. This Final EIS describes and analyzes four alternatives for resource protection and preservation, education and interpretation, visitor use and facilities, land protection and boundaries, and long-term operations and management of the Ross Lake NRA.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-33022
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA
Document Number: 2011-32833
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service has prepared a Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/DEIS). The Plan/DEIS evaluates four alternatives for updating the current approach to management in Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) and Muir Woods National Monument. The original Notice of Availability (published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2011) announced a 60-day public comment period. In recognition of the complexity of the proposed plan alternatives, and with deference to interest from the public and interested organizations, the comment period has been reopened and extended through December 9, 2011.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2011-32456
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-32211
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Description of Boundary Addition, Noatak National Preserve
Document Number: 2011-32135
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets out the legal description of the Noatak National Preserve and Wilderness Addition.
Revised Descriptions of Park, Preserve and Wilderness Boundaries, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
Document Number: 2011-32134
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets out the revised legal descriptions of the boundaries of an expanded Gates of the Arctic National Park and a revised Gates of the Arctic Wilderness. For the sake of completeness this notice also sets out the unrevised description of the boundary of an unchanged Gates of the Arctic National Preserve.
Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2011-31701
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
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.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2011-31781
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule implements the Record of Decision for the 2011 Winter Use Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and governs winter visitation and certain recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park for the 2011-2012 winter season. The rule retains, for one additional year, the regulations and management framework that have been in place for the past two winter seasons (2009-2010 and 2010- 2011). Specifically, the rule retains provisions that: require most recreational snowmobiles operating in the park to meet certain National Park Service air and sound emissions requirements; require snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone to be accompanied by a commercial guide; set daily entry limits on the numbers of snowmobiles (up to 318) and snowcoaches (up to 78) that may enter the park; and prohibit traveling off designated oversnow routes.
Winter Use Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2011-31780
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 83 Stat. 852, 853, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. On December 5, 2011, the Director, Intermountain Region, approved the Record of Decision for the plan. The National Park Service (NPS) will implement this Decision through regulation that will take effect on December 15, 2011. The Record of Decision selects Alternative 8 for implementation. The NPS will allow oversnow vehicle use in the park for the winter of 2011/2012 at the same levels that were allowed under the interim regulation in place for the winters of 2009/2010 and 2010/2011. Up to 318 commercially guided, best-available-technology snowmobiles and 78 commercially guided snowcoaches will be allowed in the park per day. All snowmobiles and snowcoaches will be 100% commercially guided and Sylvan Pass will remain open under the same conditions as the past two winter seasons. The Final Environmental Impact Statement analyzed eight alternatives, including a no-action alternative. The full range of foreseeable environmental consequences was assessed, and appropriate mitigating measures were identified. 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 preferred alternative, a listing of measures to minimize environmental harm, and an overview of public involvement in the decision-making process.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-31751
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ and Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2011-31614
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 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 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. 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 Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2011-31077
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 human 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. 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: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2011-31075
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2011-31074
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2011-31072
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects is to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2011-31071
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Kingman Museum, Inc., Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 2011-31070
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Kingman Museum, Inc., in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, 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 the Kingman Museum, Inc.
Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2011-31068
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the University of California, San Diego, have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have 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 California, San Diego. 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 Meeting, National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2011-31042
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will meet at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street NW., Washington, DC, on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 10 a.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Document Number: 2011-31040
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is expanding the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that is being prepared for updating the General Management Plan (GMP) for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. As part of this conservation planning and environmental impact analysis effort, the Draft EIS will include a wilderness study to determine if any additional portions of the park should be recommended for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System (currently the park contains 130,790 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness).
Environmental Impact Statement for Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne Counties, CA
Document Number: 2011-31024
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. This EIS addresses implementation of actions called for in the 1980 General Management Plan (GMP), presenting comprehensive design alternatives for restoring natural conditions in the Mariposa Grove, as well as improving visitor experience and access within the Grove and at the nearby South Entrance to the park. The NPS is initiating public scoping and consultation with interested members of the public, agencies, and federally recognized American Indian Tribes traditionally associated with the area to help identify topics, issues, and concerns for consideration in the EIS.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-30961
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service