[Federal Register: February 8, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 25)]
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National Park Service

Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order Concerning 
National Park Service (NPS) Policies and Procedures for Recovering 
Costs Associated With Providing Utility Services to Non-NPS Users

AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Modification to notice of availability (re-opening of public 
comment period).


SUMMARY: The National Park Service is proposing to adopt a Director's 
Order setting forth the policies and procedures under which the NPS 
will recover expenses for providing utilities to non-NPS entities. 
These expenses include, but are not limited to, annual operating costs, 
cyclical repair and rehabilitation costs, and capital investment cost. 
16 U.S.C. lb(4) provides authority for the NPS to furnish ``on a 
reimbursement of appropriation basis, all types of utility services to 
concessioners, contractors, permittees, or other users of such 
services, within the National Park System''. The Director's Order 
provides policies and procedures for consistent application of this 
guidance throughout the National Park Service.

DATES: In recognition of obstacles imposed by the presence of two major 
holidays within the original public comment period, and to ensure full 
participation by all concerned entities, the period for acceptance of 
written comments has been re-opened. Comments will be accepted until 
March 6, 2010. All comments submitted between the close of the initial 
comment period and the re-opening of the comment period will be 

ADDRESSES: Draft Director's Order 35B is available on the 
Internet at http://www.nps.gov/policy/DO-35Bdraft.htm. Requests for 
copies of, and written comments on, the Director's Order should be sent 
to Tim Harvey, Chief, Park Facility Management Division, 1849 C Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20240, or to his Internet address: tim 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Harvey at (202) 513-7044.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When the NPS adopts documents containing new 
policy or procedural requirements that may affect parties outside the 
NPS, the documents are first made available for public review and 
comment before being adopted. A number of contacts have been made, 
prior to the issuance of this notice, to solicit input from potentially 
impacted groups and organizations.
    Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, 
phone number, e-mail 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.

    Dated: December 9, 2009.
Stephen E. Whitesell,
Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands.
[FR Doc. 2010-2234 Filed 2-5-10; 8:45 am]