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DOI - 20656 - CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number20656
Original Establishment Date12/19/2002Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.nps.gov/cebe/parkmgmt/park-advisory-...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date6/5/2012Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Superintendent/Park Manager, Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Patrick
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Kenney
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 107-373Designated Federal Officer Phone*(540) 999-3500 ext.3100
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*(540) 869-4527
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*patrick_kenney@nps.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) in the preparation and implementation of a General Management Plan and to advise the Secretary with respect to the identification of sites of significance outside the national park boundary deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of this Act. The General Management Plan was completed in June 2011, and the Commission may continue to meet to advise on the implementation of the plan.
How is membership balanced?*15 Members representing the following entities: a) one representative from the Commonwealth of Virginia;b) one representative each from the local governments of Strasburg, Middletown, Frederick County, Shenandoah County, and Warren County;(c) two representatives of private landowners within the Park;(d) one representative from a citizen interest group;(e) one representative from the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation;(f) one representative from Belle Grove, Incorporated;(g) one representative from the National Trust for Historic Preservation;(h) one representative from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation;(i) one ex-officio representative from the National Park Service; and(j) one ex-officio representative from the United States Forest Service.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4. Each of the meetings will focus on some aspect of implementing the General Management Plan.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The enabling legislation for the Park directs the National Park Service to develop a general management plan and to establish a park advisory commission to advise in the development and implementation of that plan and the identification of sites of significance outside the national park boundary deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of this Act.The General Management Plan was completed in June 2011, and the Commission may continue to meet to advise on the implementation of the plan.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe committee did not meet in Fiscal Year 2020.

The Commission is subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1994), and may take no action unless the charter filing requirements of Section 9 (a) of the Act have been complied with. The provisions of section 14(b) of FACA requiring a biennial rechartering are inapplicable to the Commission pursuant to section 301 of Public Law 102-525, October 26, 1992. However, there will be a biennial review of the Commission to determine if its goals and objectives are being fulfilled.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe national park has focused its funding and staffing priorities and resources to continued development and installation of interpretive signage, the shared graphic identity, implement a trails management strategy, and shared partnership projects including outreach to students as a result of the commission's recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentTrust in Government: Representatives of several local governments, non profit entities, Federal agencies, private landowners and civic organizations are represented on the Commission. Their representation on the Commission increase public trust that their concerns will be taken into account in the development, management and operation of the national park. Improved Delivery Service: The Commission will advise on desired experiences for national park visitors, and the staffing and facilities requirements to support those experiences. Increased Customer Satisfaction: Representation of this wide spectrum of entities will facilitate coordination and integration of the management plan with local government comprehensive plans, objectives of nonprofit organizations, and needs of private landowners in and around the national park.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNot applicable.
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendation in FY 2020.

The committee did not meet in fiscal year 2019, so there were no recommendations.

In fiscal year 2018, the committee met twice and recommended that park staff put the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the NPS American Battlefield Protection Program on notice regarding the Virginia Department of Transportation I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan study and potential detrimental effects of widening on Valley Battlefields; the group concurred with the Foundation Document Planning and Data Needs priorities with the change from medium to high for Partnership Action Plan, which will be reflected in the final document printing.

In fiscal year 2017, the FAC only met 2 out of the 4 scheduled meetings due to the Department of the Interior's review of all Federal Advisory Commissions, and therefore, the commission did not provide any recommendations this year.

In fiscal year 2016, the FAC provided input on the park's significance, interpretive themes and fundamental and other important park resources for the park's foundation document.

In fiscal year 2015, the advisory commission advised on three issues: the nomination of the Civil War Trust to fill the citizen's group membership vacancy, a suggested list of short and long-term park priorities, and a preference for the colors of the shared graphic identity.

In fiscal year 2014, the advisory commission advised on several issues: the development of directional signage for the park, a new unigrid brochure, a trail system through the park, a shared graphic identity, Route 11 bridge project, I-81 bridge project, 150th Civil War anniversary planning, and land preservation and acquisition.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*95.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe FAC's input on the park's foundation document was fully accepted and integrated into the document. The advisory commissions recommendation for the colors of the shared graphic identity was adopted by the partners. A staff person from the Civil War Trust was nominated and appointed to fill the citizen's group membership vacancy. The recommendation regarding the directional signage was fully implemented in June, 2014. The recommendation on the shared graphic identify for the park is fully implemented. The new unigrid was completed and printed in May, 2014, it was updated in 2018 to include the new shared graphic logo. The committee recommended courses of action for the Route 11 bridge project and the I-81 bridge and subsequent meetings and actions occurred in May, 2014. The recommendations on the 150th anniversary helped shape the event planning and are currently being implemented. The recommendations on trail development have been incorporated into the draft trail management strategy document. The commission's recommendations on land preservation and acquisition have been incorporated into the park's land management strategies. The trail management strategy has been finalized. The 150th Anniversary planning concluded with a successful set of events for the park and partners. The nomination for Paul Coussan from the Civil War Trust has been forwarded for formal review; he has been appointed by the Secretary.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentImplementation of the 2014 short- and long-term priorities.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentA public review copy of all meeting agendas, minutes and handouts are kept at park headquarters for public review. Meeting agendas, list of handouts and meeting minutes are posted on the agency web site at http://www.nps.gov/cebe/parkmgmt/park-advisory-commission.htm.
Agency Feedback Comment*Yes. The DFO and regional park staff provide feedback and updates on recommendations at quarterly commission meetings.Narrative Description*The Commission will advise the agency on the development and implementation of the General Management Plan. The General Management Plan was completed in June 2011, and the Commission may continue to meet to advise on the implementation of the plan.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$4,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$600.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$4,600.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Cost RemarksNo costs were incurred for FY 2020.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Land
Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035321CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2019
 COM-033208CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2018
 COM-001413CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2017
 COM-002846CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2016
 COM-003681CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2015
 COM-004982CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2014
 COM-005736CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2013
 COM-007174CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2012
 COM-007890CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2011
 COM-009140CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2010
 COM-009978CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2009
 COM-011100CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2008
 COM-011700CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2007
 COM-012984CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2006
 COM-013525CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2005
 COM-014827CEDAR CREEK AND BELLE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK2004