[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
[Page 22309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08697]



National Park Service


Notice of Availability for Public Review of Mining Plan of 
Operations for Claims Within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and 
Preserve, Alaska

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: In accordance with provisions of 36 CFR 9.17, the National 
Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that Vern Fiehler has filed 
a proposed plan to conduct mining operations on the Gold Run claims, a 
group of unpatented placer claims in the Chisana Mining District near 
Chisana, Alaska. The claims are located within the boundaries of 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

ADDRESSES: This plan of operation is available for inspection during 
normal business hours at the following locations:

Office of the Superintendent, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and 
Preserve, Headquarters Mile 106.5 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, 
Alaska 99573.
National Park Service Alaska Regional Office--Natural Resources 
Division, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Veach, Acting Superintendent, at 
(907) 822-7202, [email protected], Michael Loso, Physical Scientist, 
at (907) 822-7247, [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations at 36 CFR part 9, subpart A 
implement 54 U.S.C. 100731-737, which was originally enacted as the 
Mining in the Parks Act. These regulations are applicable to all 
mineral activities in park units related to unpatented and patented 
mining claims under the Mining Law of 1872 (30 U.S.C. 21 et seq.). 
Under the regulations, mining claim operations in parks require NPS 
approval of a plan of operations. The plan of operations serves as the 
blueprint for the operation.
    The claim owner, Vern Fiehler, has submitted a proposed plan of 
operations. The Regional Director is currently evaluating the proposed 
plan under the standards of 36 CFR 9.10. If the plan meets the 
standards, the NPS may approve the plan as submitted, or approve the 
plan with terms and conditions. Under 36 CFR 9.17(a), the NPS is 
required to publish a notice in the Federal Register advising the 
availability of the proposed plan for public review.

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
Herbert C. Frost,
 Regional Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2016-08697 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]