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Director's Orders and Related Documents
 

The National Park Service has several sources of detailed written guidance to help managers make day-to-day decisions. The primary source of guidance is the 2006 edition of Management Policies, which is also the foremost element of the Service’s directives system. Other elements include Director's Orders, Handbooks and Reference Manuals. (See Policy Development for information on how these documents relate to one another.) The listing below shows the status of Director's Orders, Handbooks and Reference Manuals. It also shows related memoranda, directives and guidelines that remain in effect until superseded.

Guidance Document
Title
Status
Director's Order 1
Reissued 11/14/08
 
Available
Director's Order 2
Not available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 2-1
60-day review closed 5/18/04
Director's Order 3
Delegations of Authority
Being developed.
Director's Order 4
Reissued 5/4/03.
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 5
Approved 7/10/00
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 6
Approved 1/19/2005
Director's Order 7
Approved 6/13/2005
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 8
Budget and Programming
Being developed.
Director's Order 9
Re-issued 3/23/06
 
Available -- Public/Unrestricted Access
 
Available -- Internal/Restricted Access
Director's Order 10A
Approved 4/15/03
 
Reference Manual 10A
Being developed
Director's Order 10B
Approved 4/8/10
 
Available
Director's Order 11A
Approved 4/4/5
Director's Order 11B
Approved 10/16/02
 
Available
 
Available
 
Review period closed 11/15/08
Director's Order 11C
Web Publishing PDF
30-day review closed 6-19-6
Director's Order 11D
Approved 1/06/12
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 12
Approved 10/5/11
 
IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CAT EXCL GUIDANCE
 
Available
 
Available
 
IMPORTANT UPDATE TO CAT EXCL GUIDANCE
 
NEPA's 40 Most Asked Questions
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 13A
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available
Director's Order 13B
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Being developed
 
Available
Director's Order 14
Approved 9/28/04
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 15
Approved 11/8/99
 
Available for 30-day review until 9/12/2014. Restricted access
Director's Order 16A
Approved 5/4/99
Director's Order 16B
Approved 3/29/2012
 
Approved 3/29/2012
 
Available
Director's Order 16C
Discrimination Complaints Process
Being developed
Director's Order 16D
Renewed 12/28/11
 
Renewed 12/28/11
 
Available
Director's Order 16E
Renewed 12/28/11
 
Renewed 12/28/11
Director's Order 16F
Approved 12/28/11
 
Approved 12/28/11
Director's Order 17
Approved 9/28/99
Director's Order 18
Approved 1/16/08
 
Available
 
 
 
PDF version of Director's Order #18 PDF
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 19
Superseded by Director's Order #11D
Director's Order 20
Renewed 7/23/03
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 21
Reissued 7/11/08
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 22
Approved 5/14/10
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 24
Reissued 9/03/08
 
Available
 
 
Director's Order 25
Approved 1/19/01
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 26
Approved 11/08/02
Director's Order 27
Challenge Cost-share Program
Being developed.
Director's Order 28
Sunset 6/11/02. (Now being updated.)
 
Available
 
Available
 
Approved 2/10/14
Director's Order 28A
Approved 10/12/04
 
Available
Director's Order 28B
Ethnography
Being developed
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Reference Manual 28B
Being developed
Director's Order 28C
60-day review closed 5/10/4
 
DRAFT Handbook for Oral History in the NPS
Available for review
Director's Order 29
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 30
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 31A
Travel Procedures
Being developed.
 
Available
Director's Order 31B
Approved 1/31/11
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 32
Renewed 6/07/10
 
Available (being revised)
Director's Order 33
Approved 11/14/08
Director's Order 34
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 35A
Renewed 7/8/04
Director's Order 35B
Approved 12/31/11
 
Available
 
Available (password required)
Director's Order 36
Approved 8/5/09
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 37
 
Director's Order 38
Approved 1/19/06
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available
 
Approved 5/29/07
Director's Order 39
Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
Being developed.
 
Available (restricted access)
 
RM 39-2--Beach Nourishment Guidance
Available (https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2185115)
 
RM 39-3--NPS Fishing Reference Manual
Being developed.
 
Shoreline Length and Water Area in Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Parks
Available (https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2180595)
Director's Order 40
Approved 5/25/10
Director's Order 41
Approved 5/13/13
 
Available
Director's Order 42
Approved 11/3/00.
 
Available
Director's Order 43
Approved 10/1/00
 
Available
Director's Order 44
Approved 2/08/08
 
Available
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 45
Approved 5/24/13
 
Reference Manual 45
Being developed
Director's Order 46
60-day review closes 6/18/14
Director's Order 47
Approved 12/1/00
Director's Order 48A
Concession Management
60-day review closed 1/5/04
 
Available
 
Approved 5/29/07
Director's Order 48B
Commercial Use Authorizations
Being developed
Director's Order 49
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 50A
Approved 3/30/98
Director's Order 50B
Reissued 9/3/08
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 50C
Approved 5/7/10
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 50D
Renewed 6/29/09
Director's Order 51
Approved 9/19/05
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 52A
Approved 1/31/01
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 52B
60-day review closes 6/1/12
 
Available for internal testing
Director's Order 52C
Approved 9/29/03
 
Available
 
Review of revised draft closed 6/14/10
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 52D
45-day review closes 5/24/12
Director's Order 53
Re-issued 2/23/2010
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 54
30-day review closed 5/23/03
 
Available
Director's Order 55
Approved 1/2/08
 
Comment period closed 11/30/07
Director's Order 55*
Obsolete--superseded by guidance in section 1.4 of Management Policies
Director's Order 56
Available
Director's Order 57A
Approved 1/9/14
 
Available
Director's Order 57B
Employee Fitness
Being developed
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 58
Renewed 4/22/10
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 59
Search and Rescue
Being developed
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 60
Approved 7/3/2012
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 61
Approved 7/29/10
 
Available
Director's Order 62
Property Acquisition
Being developed
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 63
60-day review closed 4/06/09
 
Available
Director's Order 64
Commemorative Works and Plaques
Being developed
Director's Order 65
Approved 5/25/99
 
Available
Director's Order 66
FOIA and Protected Resource Information (draft for internal NPS use only--public draft will follow)
60-day review closed 2/11/05
 
Reference Manual 66A: FOIA Processing (draft for internal NPS use only--public draft will follow)
Review and comment period closed 2/11/05
 
Reference Manual 66B: Handling Protected Information (draft for internal NPS use only--public draft will follow)
Review and comment period closed 2/11/05
Director's Order 67
Copyright and Trademarks
Being developed
Director's Order 68
Approved 1/5/98
Director's Order 69
Serving on Boards of Directors
Being developed
Director's Order 70
Approved 1/8/01
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 71A
(See section 1.11 of Management Policies 2006)
 
Available
Director's Order 71B
Indian Sacred Sites
Being developed
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 72
Reissued 10/29/04
Director's Order 73
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 74
Studies and Collecting
Being developed
Director's Order 75A
Renewed 8/30/07
 
Renewed 8/30/07
Director's Order 75B
Media Relations
Being developed
 
Available (internal NPS document)
Director's Order 76
Approved 3/11/05
 
Available
Director's Order 77
Natural Resource Protection
Being developed.
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 77-1
Re-issued 10/30/2002
 
Available
Director's Order 77-10
Approved 12/19/13
Director's Order 77-2
Approved 9/8/03
 
Procedural Manual 77-2
 
Director's Order 77-3
Domestic and Feral Livestock Management
Being developed
Director's Order 77-4
14-day review closed 7/21/02.
Director's Order 77-5
Bioengineered Organisms
Being developed
Director's Order 77-6
Cooperative Research and Development Agreements
Being developed
Director's Order 77-7
Integrated Pest Management
Being developed
 
Available
Director's Order 77-8
Endangered Species
Being developed
Director's Order 77-9
In-park Borrow Material
Being developed
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 78
Approved 10/7/02
Director's Order 79
Approved 9/19/12
 
Available
Director's Order 80
Approved 11/20/06
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 81
Employee Surveys
Being developed.
Director's Order 82
60-day review closed 2/16/04.
Director's Order 83
Reissued 10/21/4
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 84
Library Management
Being developed
Director's Order 85
Garnishments and Levies
Being developed
Director's Order 86
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 87A
Park Roads and Parkways
Being developed
 
Available
 
Available
Director's Order 87B
Alternative Transportation Systems
Being developed
 
Available (internal NPS document)
 
Available (internal NPS site)
Director's Order 87C
(unassigned)
 
Director's Order 87D
Approved 12/14/00
Director's Order 88
Documents Needed for Litigation PDF
14-day review closed 7/21/03
 
Standardized guidance
Director's Order 89
Approved 3/5/03.
Director's Order 90
Approved 10/2/02
 
Available
 
 
 
Available (restricted access)
 
Available (restricted access)
Director's Order 91
Advisory Committees
Being developed.
 
Available
Director's Order 92
Approved 3/30/10
 
 
 
NPS Human Resources Home Page
 
Director's Order 93
Approved 7/3/01.
 
Available
 
Available
 
 
Director's Order 94
Appeals and Hearings
Being developed