[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 30, 2016)]
[Pages 17733-17734]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07089]



National Park Service


Notice of Availability and Request for Comments on Draft 
Director's Order #21 Concerning National Park Service Policies and 
Procedures Governing Philanthropic Partnerships

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS), under its authority at 54 
U.S.C. 100101(a) et seq., has prepared a new, revised Director's Order 
setting forth the policies and procedures that guide NPS philanthropic 
partnerships to reflect the evolving nature of this topic and updated 
terms and practices used by today's growing field of philanthropy and 
fundraising professionals. Once adopted, the policies and procedures 
will supersede and replace the policies and procedures issued in July 

DATES: Written comments will be accepted until May 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Draft Director's Order #21 is available online at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/DO-21, where readers may submit comments 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reginald Chapple, Division Chief, 
Office of Partnerships & Philanthropic Stewardship, National Park 
Service, at [email protected], or by phone at 202-354-2112.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NPS is updating its current system of 
internal written policy guidance. When these updated documents contain 
new policies or internal procedural requirements that may affect 
parties outside the NPS, the NPS, as a matter of policy, makes them 
available for public review and comment before adopting them.
    After public review and comment, the NPS will issue a new, revised 
Director's Order #21 and accompanying reference manual. Director's 
Order #21 covers topics such as criteria for reviewing, accepting, and 
recognizing donations; establishing roles and responsibilities for NPS 
employees who work with the philanthropic sector; and identifying 
agreements for fundraising and sponsorship 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 may 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.

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    Dated: March 8, 2016.
Jeffrey P. Reinbold,
Assistant Director, Partnerships and Civic Engagement, National Park 
[FR Doc. 2016-07089 Filed 3-29-16; 8:45 am]