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2022 Denali National Park Superintendent's Compendium

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This project addresses the 2022 Denali National Park and Preserve Superintendent's Compendium.

Changes to the Superintendent's Compendium for 2022 are proposed with respect to the following:

13.980 Frontcountry Developed Area Closures and Restrictions

No Current Language. Proposed New Language:
The following National Park Service administrative areas are closed to all public entry unless permission is granted by the Superintendent or their representative:
• Dog Kennels when not designated as open to the public. Public visitation hours will be posted.
• Employee Housing Areas
• Concession Housing Areas
• Maintenance and Facilities Storage areas
• Park Buildings not otherwise open to the public
All closed areas will be signed to this effect.

Why Change is Warranted:
The Superintendent has determined that these closures are necessary to provide government efficiency, ensure accountability of government equipment, reduce risk within the concessioner's land assignment, and provide a safe environment for employees.

13.50 Closures or restrictions associated with road construction in 2022 and 2023
Planning for major construction on the Park Road during 2022 and 2023 in the Polychrome area is underway as of early 2022. Proposed temporary closures or restrictions to access on sections of the Park Road will be part of the overall planning process and may be incorporated into the Superintendent's Compendium when finalized. Public notification will occur with any closure or access restrictions.

The proposed changes described above represent minor changes in amounts or types of visitor use for the purpose of ensuring visitor safety and resource protection in accordance with existing regulations.

A public comment period regarding proposed changes to the compendium will be open from January 15, 2022 - February 15, 2022.

General information about park compendiums:

The Superintendent's Compendium is the summary of park specific rules implemented under the discretionary authority of the park Superintendent. The park compendium is updated annually and is a written compilation that addresses designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions and/or specifications imposed under the discretionary authority of the superintendent. The Superintendent's Compendium is prepared in accordance with the delegated authority contained within the regulations in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter I, Parts 1 through 7, as authorized by Title 54, United States Code, Section 100101 and 100751, and establishes regulatory provisions for Denali National Park and Preserve. Parts 1 through 6 are general regulations applicable to all areas of the National Park System, and Part 13 contains special regulations specific to individual parks in Alaska.

The park compendium does not contain those regulations found in 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and other United States Codes (U.S.C.) and CFR Titles which are enforced without further elaboration at the park level.

Regulations set forth in the Superintendent's Compendium are categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 USC 4321 et seq.); Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508); U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations (43 CFR Part 46); DOI Manual part 516; and NPS Director's Order 12 - Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision-Making.