[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 131-132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33628]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-DPOL-1211-9076; 0004-SYP]


Charter Renewal for the National Park System Advisory Board

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

ACTION: Charter Renewal.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior intends to renew the charter for 
the National Park System Advisory Board, in accordance with section 
14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Sears Smith, (202) 354-3955.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board was established initially by 
section 3 of the Act of August 21, 1935 (49 Stat. 667; 16 U.S.C. 463), 
and has been in existence almost continuously since then. Pursuant to 
Public Law 111-8, the legislative authorization for the Board expired 
January 1, 2010. However, due to the importance of the issues on which 
the Board advises, the Secretary of the Interior exercised the 
authority contained in Section 3 of Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-
2(c)) to re-establish and continue the Board as a discretionary 
committee from January 1, 2010, until such time as it may be 
legislatively reauthorized. If the Board is reauthorized legislatively 
within 2 years of the date of the renewal charter, the Board will 
revert to a legislative Board.
    The advice and recommendations provided by the Board and its 
subcommittees fulfill an important need within the Department of the 
Interior and the National Park Service, and it is necessary to re-
establish the Board to ensure its work is not disrupted. The Board's 
twelve members will be balanced to represent a cross-section of 
disciplines and expertise relevant to the National Park Service 
mission. The renewal of the Board comports with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix), and 
follows consultation with the General Services Administration.
    Certification: I hereby certify that the renewal of the National 
Park System Advisory Board is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of 
the Interior by the Act of August 25, 1916, 16 U.S.C. 1 et seq., and

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other statutes relating to the administration of the National Park 
System.

    Dated: December 27, 2011.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2011-33628 Filed 12-30-11; 8:45 am]
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