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Document Number: 2014-20679
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes. This information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0104, which expires August 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-20631
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Rawlins Field Office, Rawlins, Wyoming, intends to establish an overnight camping fee at Corral Creek Campground within the North Platte River Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA).
Document Number: 2014-20626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof.
Document Number: 2014-20624
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service.
Document Number: 2014-20621
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Document Number: 2014-20619
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below. The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting renewal of a currently approved collection (OMB Control Number 1024-0224). This Programmatic Review and Clearance Process for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys simplifies and streamlines the information collection requests to OMB in a manner that allows the NPS to submit and request up to five times as many requests per year as we would through the regular submission route. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this ICR. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Document Number: 2014-20618
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received applications from Apache Alaska Corporation (Apache), SAExploration, Inc., LLC (SAE), and BlueCrest Energy, Inc. (BlueCrest), formerly Buccaneer Alaska Operations, LLC, for authorization under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended, to take small numbers of northern sea otters from the Southcentral stock by harassment incidental to proposed oil and gas exploration activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska. In accordance with provisions of the MMPA, we request comments on our proposed authorization for the applicant to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of northern sea otters from the Southcentral stock for a period of 1 year. We anticipate no take by injury or death and include none in this proposed authorization, which would be for take by harassment only.
Document Number: 2014-20363
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits of mourning, white-winged, and white- tipped doves; band-tailed pigeons; rails; moorhens and gallinules; woodcock; common snipe; sandhill cranes; sea ducks; early (September) waterfowl seasons; migratory game birds in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; youth waterfowl day; and some extended falconry seasons. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits taking of designated species during the 2014-15 season.
Document Number: 2014-20059
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa), an amphibian species from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. The effect of this regulation will be to add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Document Number: 2014-20479
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Oktibbeha, Winston, and Noxubee Counties, Mississippi, for public review and comment. In this Draft CCP/EA, we describe the alternative we propose to use to manage this refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP.
Document Number: 2014-20464
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act).
Document Number: 2014-20463
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 10, 2014, that designated specific areas in the terrestrial environment of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts as critical habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean distinct population segment of the loggerhead sea turtle under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. On July 23, 2014, we published another final rule that set forth additions, removal, updates, and corrections to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for marine and anadromous taxa, including the loggerhead sea turtle. Neither the July 10, 2014, final rule nor the July 23, 2014, final rule presented a complete and accurate entry for the loggerhead sea turtle in the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; the complete and accurate entry is a combination of the two, as well as an additional citation. With this document, we correct the entry for the loggerhead sea turtle in the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Document Number: 2014-20456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Document Number: 2014-20455
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Document Number: 2014-20361
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes final early-season frameworks from which the States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2014-15 migratory bird hunting seasons. Early seasons are those that generally open prior to October 1, and include seasons in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the selection of hunting seasons by the States and Territories to further the annual establishment of the early-season migratory bird hunting regulations.
Document Number: 2014-20485
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting.
Document Number: 2014-20392
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes a withdrawal created by an Executive Order insofar as it affects 40 acres of public land withdrawn from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the public land laws, including location for non-metalliferous minerals under the United States mining laws, for protection of springs and waterholes and designated as Public Water Reserve No. 107. This order also opens the land to sale to resolve an occupancy trespass.
Document Number: 2014-20387
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw, subject to valid existing rights, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 10,094.03 acres of public lands located in San Bernardino County, California, from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws or disposal under the Materials Act of 1947. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect the botanical integrity of the Coolgardie Mesa and West Paradise Conservation Areas in San Bernardino County, California as a conservation measure for the federally endangered Lane Mountain Milkvetch. This notice temporarily segregates the lands from location and entry under the United States mining law for 2 years, gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting.
Document Number: 2014-20380
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to delete the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Privacy Act system of records, ``Safety Management Information, BLM-13'' from its existing inventory of records systems. The BLM relies on the Department of the Interior ``Safety Management Information System, DOI-60'' to cover safety management program records.
Document Number: 2014-20236
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and draft environmental impact statement for the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex (refuge complex) in Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache, Colorado. In these documents, we describe alternatives, including our proposed action alternative, to manage the refuge complex for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP.
Document Number: 2014-20233
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/EIS), Gateway National Recreation Area (Gateway), New Jersey and New York. On June 11, 2014, the Regional Director, Northeast Region, signed the Record of Decision approving a new General Management Plan (GMP) for Gateway. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the selected alternative.
Document Number: 2014-20232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) concerning recreational use along the Colorado Riverspecifically the stretch between the Glen Canyon Dam and Lee's Ferry. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. A federal agency not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Document Number: 2014-20222
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to Aztec Ruins National Monument. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Document Number: 2014-20186
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-20054
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for Diplacus vandenbergensis (Vandenberg monkeyflower), a plant species from Santa Barbara County, California. The effect of this regulation will be to add this species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants.
Document Number: 2014-19927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a revised 12-month finding on a petition to list the least chub (Iotichthys phlegethontis) as an endangered or threatened species and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the least chub is not warranted at this time. Therefore, we are removing the species from our list of candidates under the Act. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning threats to the least chub or its habitat at any time.
Document Number: 2014-19558
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for Physaria globosa (Short's bladderpod), Helianthus verticillatus (whorled sunflower), and Leavenworthia crassa (fleshy- fruit gladecress) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 1,006 hectares (ha) (2,488 acres (ac)) in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designations.
Document Number: 2014-20171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), announce a 30-day extension of the comment period on a petition, submitted pursuant to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, (SMCRA or the Act), requesting that we amend our regulations governing the use of explosives to prohibit visible nitrogen oxide clouds. We are requesting comments on the merits of the petition and the rule changes suggested in the petition. Comments received will assist the Director of OSMRE in making the decision whether to grant or deny the petition.
Document Number: 2014-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.
Document Number: 2014-20049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from applicants for grazing permits and leases, and from holders of grazing permits and leases. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0041.
Document Number: 2014-19980
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 551, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the Outer Continental Shelf.
Document Number: 2014-19975
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16, and Parts 62 and 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet October 23-24, 2014, in Grand Canyon, Arizona. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program and the National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area's national significance.
Document Number: 2014-19953
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces proposed revisions to two existing categorical exclusions included in the Department of the Interior's Departmental Manual 516 DM 9. The proposed revisions to the categorical exclusions pertain to two types of activities conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): the excavation of trenches across potentially active faults to assess the history of earthquakes along those faults; and the removal of hydrologic and water-quality monitoring structures and equipment and restoration of the sites. USGS experience with these activities indicates that they do not have the potential for significant environmental impacts. The intent of the revisions is to improve the efficiency of the environmental review process.
Document Number: 2014-19924
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Document Number: 2014-19923
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Document Number: 2014-19855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2014-15 late-season hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates and times when hunting may occur and the number of birds that may be taken and possessed in late seasons. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow recreational harvest at levels compatible with population and habitat conditions.
Document Number: 2014-19782
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lead agency, with the Samish Indian Nation and the City of Anacortes, serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Samish Indian Nation Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, City of Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington. The DEIS is now available for public review and a public hearing will be held to receive comments.
Document Number: 2014-19898
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior is renewing the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee was established to advise the Department on the implementation the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which requires governments to publicly disclose their revenues from oil, gas, and mining assets, and for companies to make parallel disclosures regarding payments. The Committee serves as the Multi- Stakeholder Group and its duties include consideration and fulfillment of the tasks required to achieve EITI compliant status. The Committee reports to the Secretary of the Interior through the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Natural Resources Revenue Management.
Document Number: 2014-19848
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a notice in the Federal Register of July 5, 2013, concerning a ``Direct Sale of Public Lands in Pima County, AZ.'' That notice cited an erroneous serial number in its heading. This notice corrects that error.
Document Number: 2014-19846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7070, as corrected, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary for continued protection of the Desert National Wildlife Range in Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada, which would otherwise expire on August 3, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-19796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received two applications for transfer of permits associated with two habitat conservation plans issued under the Endangered Species Act (Act). The new landowners have agreed to assume the responsibilities of, and to be bound by, the terms and conditions of the original permits. We intend to transfer these permits as long as the applicants meet issuance criteria under the Act and all other requirements for holding a permit.
Document Number: 2014-19761
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Joint Implementation Working Group (Working Group) for the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (Strategy). The purpose of the Strategy is to inspire and enable natural resource professionals and other decision makers to take action to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystem functions, as well as the human uses and values these natural systems provide, in a changing climate. At this meeting, the Working Group will review the first Strategy Implementation Progress Report, discuss future approaches to implementation, hear comments from stakeholders, and make plans for the Fall-2014 in-person meeting. With this notice, we also initiate the Working Group's recently approved Stakeholder Engagement Plan, which commits the Working Group to open meetings going forward. This will be the only announcement of meetings made in the Federal Register. All future meetings (including logistical information) will be made only via the Strategy Web site (www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov).
Document Number: 2014-19740
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is amending its special regulations for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to designate trails in the portion of the Nabesna District located within the National Preserve where motor vehicles may be used off roads for recreational purposes. The rule prohibits the use of certain types of vehicles based upon size and weight, and closes certain areas in designated wilderness within the Nabesna District that are located outside of established trails and trail corridors to the use of motor vehicles for subsistence.
Document Number: 2014-19733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Per the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Bakken Hunter LLC, Baytex Energy USA Ltd. and Williston Hunter Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NDM 94466, Divide County, North Dakota. The lessees paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands.
Document Number: 2014-19731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to sell a 1.06-acre parcel of public land in Teton County, Wyoming, to TSR Limited under the provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, for not less than the appraised fair market value of $75,000. This parcel is in an inaccessible location that is difficult and uneconomical for the BLM to manage as it is surrounded by private lands, most of which belongs to TSR Limited, and is not suitable for management by another Federal agency.
Document Number: 2014-19730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cedar City Field Office, Cedar City, Utah, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. One parcel of public land in Beaver County, Utah, and the associated mineral estate of no known value, is being considered for disposal by direct sale under the provisions of FLPMA Sections 203 and 209.
Document Number: 2014-19727
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-19377
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On July 30, 2014, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the availability for public review and comment of a draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (draft CCP/EA) for Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. However, edits had not yet been completed on the draft CCP/EA, and the document is not yet ready for public review. We will publish a second Federal Register notice when the draft CCP/EA is ready for review.
Document Number: 2014-19353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a revised 12-month finding on a petition to list the Upper Missouri River distinct population segment (Upper Missouri River DPS) of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the Upper Missouri River DPS of Arctic grayling is not warranted at this time. The best available scientific and commercial information indicates that habitat-related threats previously identified, including habitat fragmentation, dewatering, thermal stress, entrainment, riparian habitat loss, and effects from climate change, for the Upper Missouri River DPS of Arctic grayling have been sufficiently ameliorated and that 19 of 20 populations of Arctic grayling are either stable or increasing. This action removes the Upper Missouri River DPS of the Arctic grayling from our candidate list. Although listing is not warranted at this time, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the threats to the Upper Missouri River DPS of Arctic grayling or its habitat at any time.
Document Number: 2014-19651
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt certain records of the Debarment and Suspension Program system of records from particular provisions of the Privacy Act because these records contain investigatory material.