[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 72824]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25545]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-NCR-WHHO-22097; PPNCWHHO00, PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000]


Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comments; The National 
Christmas Tree Lighting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice/request for public meeting and public comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service is seeking public comments and 
suggestions on the planning of the 2016 National Christmas Tree 
Lighting and the subsequent 31-day event. The general plan and theme 
for the event is the celebration of the holiday season with the display 
of the traditional American symbols of Christmas.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016. Written 
comments will be accepted until November 4, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on November 4, 2016, 
in Room 234 of the National Capital Region Headquarters Building, at 
1100 Ohio Drive SW., Washington, DC (East Potomac Park). Written 
comments may be sent to Peter Lonsway, Manager, President's Park, 
National Park Service, 1100 Ohio Drive SW., Washington, DC 20242. Due 
to delays in mail delivery, it is recommended that comments be provided 
by telefax at (202) 208-1643 or by email to Peter_Lonsway@nps.gov. 
Comments may also be delivered by messenger to the White House Visitor 
Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., in Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Lonsway, Manager, President's 
Park, National Park Service, weekdays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m., at 
(202) 208-1631.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Park Service is seeking public 
comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2016 National Christmas 
Tree Lighting and the subsequent 31-day event, which opens on December 
1, 2016, on the Ellipse (President's Park), south of the White House. 
The general plan and theme for the event is the celebration of the 
holiday season, where the park visitor will have the opportunity to 
view that lighting of the National Christmas tree, attend musical 
presentations and visit the yuletide displays of the traditional and 
familiar American symbols of Christmas, a national holiday. As in the 
past, these traditional and familiar American symbols will be the 
National Christmas Tree, the smaller trees representing the various 
states, District of Columbia and the territories, various seasonal 
musical presentations, and a traditional cr[egrave]che which is not 
owned by the Government.
    In order to facilitate this process the National Park Service will 
hold a meeting at 9 a.m. on November 4, 2016, in Room 234 of the 
National Capital Region Headquarters Building, at 1100 Ohio Drive SW., 
Washington, DC (East Potomac Park).
    Persons who would like to comment at the meeting should notify the 
National Park Service by November 4, 2016, by calling the White House 
Visitor Center weekdays between 9 a.m., and 4 p.m., at (202) 208-1631.
    In addition, public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 
2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting and the subsequent 31-day event 
may be submitted in writing. Written comments may be sent to the 
Manager, President's Park, National Park Service, 1100 Ohio Drive SW., 
Washington, DC 20242, and will be accepted until November 4, 2016. 
Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask in your 
comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Alma Ripps,
Chief, Office of Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-25545 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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