[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2012)]
[Page 5568]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2437]



National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-DPOL-1111-8900; 0004-SYM]

Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order 79 
Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing 
Integrity of Scientific and Scholarly Activities

AGENCY: Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to adopt a 
Director's Order setting forth policies and procedures that guide NPS 
practices to ensure the integrity of NPS scientific and scholarly 
activities. This NPS guidance will ensure proper application in the NPS 
of Department of the Interior guidance on Integrity of Scientific and 
Scholarly Activities, which is found in Part 305, Chapter 3, of the 
Department of the Interior Manual (on the Internet at http://elips.doi.gov/app_dm/act_getfiles.cfm?relnum=3889).

DATES: Written comments will be accepted until April 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Draft Director's Order 79 is available on the 
Internet at http://www.nps.gov/policy/DO-79draft.pdf. Requests for 
copies of, and written comments on, the draft Director's Order should 
be sent to Dr. Gary Machlis, Science Advisor to the Director, 1849 C 
Street NW., Washington DC 20240, or to his Internet address: gary_machlis@nps.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Machlis at (202) 219-8933 or John 
G. Dennis at (202) 513-7174 (or john_dennis@nps.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Draft Director's Order 79 addresses 
Code of Scientific and Scholarly Conduct; reporting and resolving 
allegations regarding loss of scientific and scholarly integrity; 
whistleblower protections; ombudsman responsibilities; participation of 
NPS employees as officers or members on the board of directors of 
professional societies or other non-federal organizations; 
participation by non-NPS employees on NPS scientific and scholarly 
boards, panels, and advisory groups; and maintenance of a reference 
manual regarding integrity of scientific and scholarly activities.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may 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.

Gary Machlis,
Science Advisor to the Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-2437 Filed 2-2-12; 8:45 am]