This website will serve as your outlet for information on the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. The Committee, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, will make recommendations to the National Park Service on the adaptive reuse of buildings within the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark, located in Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit. Here you will find critical documents, background material, meeting minutes and other useful information concerning property at Fort Hancock. All meetings are open to the public, with public comments taken at 1 pm.
The FACA law, passed by Congress in 1972, governs the operations of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee (Committee).
Timely Notice of Public Meetings
FACA requires timely notice (generally 15 calendar days notice) of each Committee meeting, to be published in the Federal Register to inform the public of the time, place and agenda of each meeting. Committee meeting notices will appear in the Federal Register, Gateway's Facebook page, National Park Service (NPS) press releases and this website.
FACA requires the Committee to hold public meetings. Interested persons may attend meetings, appear before the Committee to make public comment at specific times and to submit written statements with the Committee, subject to regulations. Written statements become part of the public record and can be posted online. They may be sent via email or mailed to:
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee
Gateway National Recreation Area
c/o Office of Business Services
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
Under FACA, the Committee is required to keep detailed minutes including a record of the persons present at the Committee meetings, and documents received, issued or approved by the Committee. Publicly available documents will be made available on this website.
To facilitate the work of the Committee, some business may be conducted by informal working groups that will make suggestions to the full Committee as appropriate.
Informal working groups can:
Informal working groups cannot:
As long as there requirements are met, FACA does not require meetings conducted by informal working groups to invite public participation or make public notices.