Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve and Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve Trust Boar

• Management of the Reserve as provided in the Comprehensive Plan for the Reserve and in accordance with the Cooperative Agreement between the NPS and the Trust Board
• Administration and protection of sites, facilities and interests in land acquired and retained by
the NPS, and by mutual written agreement between the Trust Board and a land-owner, other lands within the Reserve.
• Administration of programs within the scope of the Reserve purposes.
• Monitoring and evaluation of compliance with and effectiveness of various conservation measures being used within the Reserve.
• Participation in the land use review process of both Island County and the Town of Coupeville, to assure protection of valuable resources of the Reserve.
• Cooperation with Town and County departments and staff to assure awareness and protection of valuable resources of the Reserve during routine government activities.
• Entering into contracts to provide necessary material and services to develop and maintain facilities and enhance and protect the resources of the Reserve.
• Entering into contracts with individuals, private organizations and local community and governmental bodies to protect, research enhance document and interpret the resources of the Reserve.
• The Trust Board shall have the authority to accept and expend funds from the parties to this agreement and from other public and private sources for activities and purposes related to the operation of the Reserve, subject to the limitations established by the granting authority, organization or individual.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Rehabilitation of Coupeville Wharf Kiosk, Ebey s Forever Heritage Program, 30th Anniversary Conference.

Fiscal Year 2013: No current data available.

Fiscal Year 2014: No current data available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Mark Preiss, Reserve Manager
PO Box 774
Coupeville, WA 98239
360-678-6084
Mark_Preiss@partner.nps.gov

Craig Holmquist, Operations Manager
Ebey"s Landing National Historical Reserve
Reuble Farmstead
593 Fort Casey Road
Coupeville, Washington 98239
360-678-5787
Craig_holmquist@nps.gov

Barry Fetzer
Supervisory Contract Specialist
North Cascades National Park
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-854-7219
Barry_fetzer@nps.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: Host Preservation Field School, Replaced various ineffective signs throughout Ebey s Landing NHR, Replaced failing fences. Fiscal Year 2013: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2014: No current data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve was established in 1978 "to preserve and protect a rural community which provides an unbroken historical record from nineteenth century exploration and settlement in Puget Sound to the present time." (National Parks and Recreation Act 1978, PL 95-625).



The Trust Board of Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve was established to manage and administer the Reserve.

The Trust Board is comprised of nine members, from Island County (3), Town of Coupeville (3), State Parks (1), and the National Park Service (1).

Discretionary appropriated funds shall be made available for Task Agreements on a case-specific basis.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The authorizing legislation for Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve states that the Secretary of Interior is authorized to transfer management and administration of the Reserve to an appropriate unit of local government.

A joint administrative board called the Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve Trust Board (Trust Board), was created in accordance with the provision of RCW 39.34.030.

The Trust Board consists of nine members: Three representatives of Island County, residing in the Reserve, three representatives from the Town of Coupeville, one [Washington] State Park representative, and one National Park Service representative.

The Trust Board complies with the Open Public Meeting Act Chapter 42.30 RCW and members of the Trust Board are enrolled as Volunteers in Parks (VIP).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Other Public Institution/organization.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

All funded projects will be developed collaboratively between the National Park Service and the Trust Board and executed in accordance with availability of appropriations, application law and regulations including DOI Regulations regarding Financial Assistance awards at 43 CFR Part 12.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Projects will be documented in task agreements to be issued under the terms and conditions of a master Cooperative Management Agreement. Each project will include the appropriate documentation for a Financial Assistance award in accordance with National Park Service and DOI policy and regulation.

Award Procedures

Projects will be selected based on criteria developed with the partners and as approved by the Deputy Regional Director, Pacific West Regional Office. All awards will be made in accordance with Department of Interior Policy, Departmental Manual 505DM2 based upon Unique Qualifications.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

16 USC §1g provides that the National Park Service may enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of National Park Service appropriated funds to State, local and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out National Park Service programs pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 6305 to carry out public purposes of National Park Service programs.

The Outdoor Recreation Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C.,4601-1(f), (1988), states that the Secretary is authorized to sponsor, engage in, and assist in research, undertake studies through cooperative agreements, and cooperate with educational institutions in establishing educational programs and activities relating to outdoor recreation.

PL 95-625 authorizes the Secretary of Interior to transfer management and administration of the Reserve to an appropriate unit of local government, known as the Ebey s Landing National Historical Reserve. The Comprehensive Plan for the Reserves calls for a Cooperative Agreement between Island County, the Town of Coupeville, the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission (State Parks), and the United States Department of the Interior.

The Interlocal Cooperation Act (Chapter 39.34 RCW) permits local governmental units to enter into joint powers agreements with each other, with State Parks and the National Park Service (RCW 39.34.030).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

In accordance with applicable law and regulation.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: The US Department of the interior through the National Park Service shall request an appropriation through customary budgetary procedures to defray a portion - not to exceed 50%--of annual operational costs of the Reserve. The remaining costs, which may consist of direct financial contributions or in-kind services, will be provided for from other sources.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Reports, if any, shall be specified in each Task Agreement and DOI regulations (OMB Circular A-110 and the Common Rule 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, Paragraphs 12.951 through 12.953, and 12.971 through 12.973) and subsequent modifications as implemented by OMB.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

The Trust Board is a unit of Local Government. The Cooperative Management Agreement and each task agreement will specify requirements, and all applicable regulatory record keeping applies.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1036-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $180,000; FY 13 est $194,000; and FY 14 est $194,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Insert the range of your awards Operations $108,100 - $180,000; Average award - $155,620.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The following OMB Circulars and other regulations will be incorporated by reference into the Cooperative Agreement:

(a) OMB Circular A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations."

(b) 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart D, "Government-wide Debarment and Suspension (Non-procurement) and Government-wide Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants)."

(c) 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart E, "Buy American Requirements for Assistance Programs." FAR Clause 52.203-12, Paragraphs (a) and (b), "Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions."

2. Non-Discrimination - All activities pursuant to this Agreement shall be in compliance with the requirements of Executive Order 11246; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, (78 Stat. 252; 42 U.S.C. §§2000d et seq.); Title V, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, (87 Stat. 394; 29 U.S.C. §794); the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (89 Stat. 728; 42 U.S.C. §§6101 et seq.); and with all other federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on grounds of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disabilities, religion, age, or sex.

3. Lobbying Prohibition - 18 U.S.C. §1913, Lobbying with Appropriated Moneys, as amended by Public Law 107-273, Nov. 2, 2002 - No part of the money appropriated by any enactment of Congress shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, a jurisdiction, or an official of any government, to favor, adopt, or oppose, by vote or otherwise, any legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation, whether before or after the introduction of any bill, measure, or resolution proposing such legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriation; but this shall not prevent officers or employees of the United States or of its departments or agencies from communicating to any such Members or official, at his request, or to Congress or such official, through the proper official channels, requests for legislation, law, ratification, policy, or appropriations which they deem necessary for the efficient conduct of the public business, or from making any communication whose prohibition by this section might, in the opinion of the Attorney General, violate the Constitution or interfere with the conduct of foreign policy, counter-intelligence, intelligence, or national security activities. Violations of this section shall constitute violations of section 1352(a) of title 31.

4. Anti-Deficiency Act - 31 U.S.C. §1341 - Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as binding the NPS to expend in any one fiscal year any sum in excess of appropriations made by Congress for the purposes of this Agreement for that fiscal year, or other obligation for the further expenditure of money in excess of such appropriations.

5. Minority Business Enterprise Development - Executive Order 12432 - It is national policy to award a fair share of contracts to small and minority firms. The NPS is strongly committed to the objectives of this policy and encourages all recipients of its Cooperative Agreements to take affirmative steps to ensure such fairness by ensuring procurement procedures are carried out in accordance with 43 CFR §12.944 for Institutions of Higher Education; Hospitals and other Non-Profit Organizations, and 43 CFR §12.76 for State and Local Governments.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Mark Preiss, Reserve Manager
PO Box 774
Coupeville, WA 98239
360-678-6084
Mark_Preiss@partner.nps.gov

Craig Holmquist, Operations Manager
Ebey"s Landing National Historical Reserve
Reuble Farmstead
593 Fort Casey Road
Coupeville, Washington 98239
360-678-5787
Craig_holmquist@nps.gov

Barry Fetzer
Supervisory Contract Specialist
North Cascades National Park
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
360-854-7219
Barry_fetzer@nps.gov.

Headquarters Office

Pacific West Regional Office 909 First Ave #500, Seattle, Washington 98104 Phone: 206-220-4000

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Projects will be accomplished in cooperation with the three partners and be in accordance with established priorities. Funding source will determine criteria for prioritization.



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