Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
In accordance with Title 1—General Provisions, Chapter I—Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, Part 12—Official Distribution Within Federal Government, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 12.2 (a)(4):
"Each Federal executive agency will be provided with the number of copies needed for official use, not to exceed 300 copies of individual titles per agency, based on a written request from the agency Federal Register authorizing officer. . .."
The U.S. Department of the Interior Publishing Council works collectively to solicit the Department's annual CFR requirements. On an annual basis, typically in August, the Publishing Council receives a written announcement from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announcing the opportunity for the Department to submit the next fiscal year CFR publication request.
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) takes the lead in coordinating the response for the Department and the Bureaus. Reclamation sends out a written announcement to each Bureau announcing the opportunity for each Bureau to submit back their organization's requirements for a consolidation submission.
Each Bureau's CFR requirements are compiled into a consolidated request to NARA for the Department's 300 free copies of individual titles. If any particular title exceeds the 300 free copies, each Bureau is provided a breakdown of the CFR titles and is requested to order directly from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) via a SF-1 when Rider Order opportunities are announced during the year via GPO Circular Letters.
If you have any questions on the Department's 300 free CFR copies, please contact Reclamation's Printing Officer.