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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
Document Number: 2017-17397
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-17
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 for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained.
Closure on Public Lands of Yellowstone Bridge in Linn County, OR
Document Number: 2017-17324
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a closure of the Yellowstone Bridge to motorized vehicles is in effect on public lands administered by the Cascades Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0039; Underground Mining Permit Applications-Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plans
Document Number: 2017-17293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for Underground Mining Permit ApplicationsMinimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plans.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0107; Subsidence Insurance Program Grants
Document Number: 2017-17292
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information relating to Subsidence Insurance Program Grants.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Permanent Program Performance Standards-Surface and Underground Mining Activities
Document Number: 2017-17291
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for the permanent program performance standardssurface mining activities and underground mining activities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0063; Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund-Fee Collection and Coal Production Reporting and Form OSM-1, Coal Reclamation Fee Report
Document Number: 2017-17290
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the continued collection of information for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation FundFee Collection and Coal Production Reporting and the form it implements, the OSM-1, Coal Reclamation Fee Report. This collection was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029-0063.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0054; Abandoned Mine Reclamation Funds
Document Number: 2017-17289
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed authority for the collection of information relating to abandoned mine reclamation funds.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0083; Certification of blasters in Federal Program States and on Indian Lands
Document Number: 2017-17288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval to collect information for the certification of blasters in Federal program states and on Indian lands, and the related form.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2017-17260
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 22, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the OCS-General
Document Number: 2017-17209
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in BSEE's regulations concerning, Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the OCS General. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2017-17208
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
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 species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for BAE Hollister Test Facility, San Benito County, California
Document Number: 2017-17205
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received a request from BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox and the threatened California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander, incidental to otherwise lawful soil remediation activities associated with the BAE Hollister Test Facility Habitat Conservation Plan. We invite public comment.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Approval of Corrosion-Inhibited Copper Shot as Nontoxic for Waterfowl Hunting
Document Number: 2017-17175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Having completed our review of the application materials for corrosion-inhibited copper shot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) proposes to approve the shot for hunting waterfowl and coots. We have concluded that this type of shot left in terrestrial or aquatic environments is unlikely to adversely affect fish, wildlife, or their habitats. Approving this shot formulation would increase the nontoxic shot options for hunters.
Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Olympia Subspecies of the Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington
Document Number: 2017-17082
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), received an application from Mr. Steven McLain (applicant) for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The applicant requests an ITP that would authorize ``take'' of the threatened Olympia subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher incidental to otherwise lawful construction of a single-family home in Thurston County, Washington. The application includes a draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) with measures to minimize and mitigate the impacts of the taking on the covered species. We have also prepared a draft Environmental Action Statement (EAS) for our preliminary determination that the HCP and permit decision may be eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We invite comments from all interested parties regarding the permit application, draft HCP, and the draft EAS.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Teleconference
Document Number: 2017-16841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public teleconference 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, sporting conservation organizations, states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting.
Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail; Rothman Parcel, Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California
Document Number: 2017-16976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Philip R. Rothman and Pamela J. Rothman for a 10-year incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The application addresses the potential for ``take'' of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail likely to occur incidental to the construction and maintenance of a single-family residence on an existing legal parcel and associated infrastructure/ landscaping in the unincorporated community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. We invite comments from the public on the application package, which includes a draft low-effect habitat conservation plan (HCP) and draft low-effect screening form and environmental action statement, which constitutes our proposed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2017-16947
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
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 and threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2017-16910
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Land Acquisitions; The Cherokee Nation
Document Number: 2017-16906
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 45.92 acres, more or less, located in Cherokee County, Oklahoma (Cherokee Springs Site) in trust for the Cherokee Nation for gaming and other purposes on January 19, 2017.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 6-Month Extension of Final Determination on the Proposed Endangered Status for Texas Hornshell (Popenaias popeii)
Document Number: 2017-16887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to add the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii), a freshwater mussel species from New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico, to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We are also reopening the comment period on the proposed rule to list the species, for an additional 30 days. We are taking this action to extend the final determination based on substantial disagreement regarding the status of Texas hornshell in Mexico. We will submit a final listing determination to the Federal Register on or before February 10, 2018.
2017-2018 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Document Number: 2017-16374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to increase the hunting activities available at nine National Wildlife Refuges (NWR), open one NWR to sport fishing for the first time, and add pertinent refuge-specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2017-2018 season.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2017-16716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 15, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee; Postponement of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The July 2017 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee meeting has been postponed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC; and University of Nevada, Reno, Anthropology Research Museum, Reno, NV
Document Number: 2017-16626
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the University of Nevada, Reno, Anthropology Research Museum, have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-16625
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2017-16624
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology, Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2017-16623
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present- day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Call for Nominations and Comments for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2017-16604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on all unleased tracts for the upcoming National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPR-A) Oil and Gas Lease Sale, including tracts currently unavailable for leasing under the 2013 NPR-A Integrated Activity Plan.
Repeal of Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform
Document Number: 2017-16571
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is repealing the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Final Rule, published July 1, 2016, and effective January 1, 2017. Simultaneously, ONRR is reinstating the valuation regulations governing the valuation of Federal oil, Federal gas, and Federal and Indian coal that were in effect before January 1, 2017.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2017-16555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Notice of Webinar; Announcement of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Geospatial Program (NGP) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY17 Informational Training Webinars in Preparation for the Upcoming Release of the USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)
Document Number: 2017-16541
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey is proposing program sponsored informational training webinars to provide scripted training to prospective applicants. This 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) training has been developed to encourage applications from federal agencies, states, tribes and communities across the nation to support the acquisition of high-quality topographic data and a wide range of other three- dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.
Foreign Endangered Species; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2017-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Cape Wind Energy Project MMAA104000
Document Number: 2017-16422
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. This supplement to the 2009 Final EIS has been prepared in response to a 2016 remand order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Hopper (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details).
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Geological and Geophysical Activities on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf MMAA104000
Document Number: 2017-16421
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for evaluating potential environmental effects of geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in OCS waters of the GOM. The Final Programmatic EIS analyzes potential impacts of the proposed action, provides an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, and identifies BOEM's preferred alternative. The Final Programmatic EIS considers G&G activities for BOEM's three programs, i.e., Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, and Marine Minerals. These activities include, but are not limited to, seismic surveys (deep-penetration and high- resolution geophysical), sidescan-sonar surveys, electromagnetic surveys, and geological and geochemical sampling. The Final Programmatic EIS also evaluates mitigation measures to reduce potential impacts of G&G activities on marine resources, such as sound impacts to marine species and bottom-disturbance impacts on benthic communities and cultural resources. The Final Programmatic EIS is available on BOEM's Web sites at http://www.boem.gov/GOM-G-G-PEIS and http://www.boem.gov/nepaprocess/. BOEM will primarily distribute digital copies of the Final Programmatic EIS on compact discs. You may request a paper copy or the location of a library with a paper copy of the Final Programmatic EIS from Mr. Greg Kozlowski by telephone at (504) 736-2512 or by email at greg.kozlowski@boem.gov.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2018-19 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations (Preliminary) With Requests for Indian Tribal Proposals; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2017-16353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter the Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2018-19 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory schedule, announces the Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings, describes the proposed regulatory alternatives for the 2018-19 duck hunting seasons, and requests proposals from Indian tribes that wish to establish special migratory game bird hunting regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. Migratory bird hunting seasons provide opportunities for recreation and sustenance; aid Federal, State, and tribal governments in the management of migratory game birds; and permit harvests at levels compatible with migratory game bird population status and habitat conditions.
Lost Hills Solar Project, Kern County, California; Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2017-16251
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (draft EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. We also announce receipt of an application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and receipt of a draft habitat conservation plan (draft HCP). CED Lost Hills Solar, LLC has applied for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act for the Lost Hills Solar Project in Kern County, California. The permit would authorize the take of the federally endangered San Joaquin kit fox incidental to the construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of the solar project. Application for the permit requires the preparation of an HCP with measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the impacts of incidental take to the maximum extent practicable. The purpose of the EA is to assess the effects of issuing the permit and implementing the draft HCP on the natural and human environment.
General Conservation Plan for Oil and Gas Activities in Santa Barbara County, California; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Analysis/Document; Initiation of Public Scoping Process
Document Number: 2017-16249
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intent to prepare a draft environmental analysis/document under the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (NEPA), for the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for the draft General Conservation Plan for Oil and Gas Activities in Santa Barbara County (GCP). The GCP is being developed to streamline environmental permitting and compliance with the ESA for proponents engaged in geophysical exploration (seismic), development, extraction, storage, transport, remediation, and/or distribution of crude oil, natural gas, and/or other petroleum products, and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and well field infrastructure. The GCP is a conservation plan as required under the ESA for issuance of incidental take permits. Participation in the GCP would be voluntary. ITP holders would be authorized for incidental take of threatened and endangered wildlife species that could result from the activities covered under the GCP. The GCP would include conservation measures for an endangered plant species that would also be covered under the plan. We also are announcing the initiation of a public scoping process to engage Federal, tribal, State, and local governments and the public in the identification of issues and concerns, potential impacts, and possible alternatives to the proposed action. The Service is inviting input regarding development of a draft environmental analysis/document, which will evaluate the impacts to the human environment associated with issuance of ITPs and implementation of the GCP and alternatives.
Indian Gaming; Approval of a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2017-16215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation and the State of South Dakota entered into a compact superseding an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Proposed Gaming Compact Between the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation and the State of South Dakota governing Class III gaming.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2017-16201
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 8, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska and Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-16138
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file plats of survey 30 calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2017-16121
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
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 species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee; Postponement of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16097
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The June 2017 Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee meeting has been postponed.
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Postponement of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16096
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The July 2017 Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission meeting has been postponed.
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Postpostment of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16095
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The June 2017 Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission meeting has been postponed.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission; Postponement of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-16094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The June 2017 Acadia National Park Advisory Commission meeting has been postponed.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2017-16081
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in the lands described below to Tulkisarmute Incorporated, for the Native village of Tuluksak, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, as amended (ANCSA). As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface estate in the same lands to Calista Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Tulkisarmute Incorporated.
Intent To Prepare a Draft National Environmental Policy Act Analysis and Associated Documents for LCRA Transmission Services Corporation's Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan, TX
Document Number: 2017-16056
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, advise the public that we intend to evaluate the impacts of, and alternatives to, the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, to LCRA Transmission Services Corporation (LCRA TSC; applicant) for incidental take of approximately 35 federally listed species for construction, operation, upgrade, decommissioning, and maintenance of the applicant's facilities within the proposed plan area (approximately 241 counties). LCRA TSC proposes to draft a Habitat Conservation Plan in support of the ITP. We also announce plans for public scoping meetings and the opening of a public comment period under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA).
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2017-16055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California State Office, Sacramento, California. The surveys which were executed at the request of Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0091; Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations on Indian Lands
Document Number: 2017-16044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing that the information collection request for the requirements for surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Indian lands has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Homeliving Programs and School Closure and Consolidation
Document Number: 2017-16001
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is proposing to renew an information collection.