Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado; Delay of Effective Date, 9973-9974 [2017-02625]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Rules and Regulations economic impact on any vessel owner or operator, because the zone established in this rule is limited in nature of size and duration. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. 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It is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(g) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. G. Protest Activities 9973 PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS 1. The authority citation for part 165 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. Add § 165.T13–0084 to read as follows: ■ § 165.T13–0084 Safety Zone; Operational Equipment Test; Bellingham Bay; Bellingham, WA. (a) Location. The following area is designated as a safety zone: All waters 500 yards around barge Togiak Trader (ON:637310) and tug Rosario (ON:585319), moored in vicinity of 48°42′48″ N., 122°33′37″ W., within the Bellingham Bay explosives anchorage. (b) Regulations. In accordance with the general regulations in subpart C of this part, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone while it is subject to enforcement as specified in paragraph (c) of this section unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative. To request permission to enter the safety zone, contact the Joint Harbor Operations Center at 206–217– 6001, or the on-scene patrol craft, if any, via VHF–FM Channel 16. (c) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced from from 5 p.m. on February 8, 2017, to 5 a.m. on February 9, 2017, and from 5 p.m. on February 9, 2017, to 5 a.m. on February 10, 2017. Dated: February 2, 2017. M.W. Raymond, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2017–02681 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. Forest Service 36 CFR Part 294 RIN 0596–AD26 Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado; Delay of Effective Date List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 165 AGENCY: Harbors, Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security measures, Waterways. ACTION: For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 165 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Forest Service, USDA. Final rule; delay of effective date. This document delays the effective date of a final rule titled, ‘‘Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado,’’ that was published in the Federal Register SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09FER1.SGM 09FER1 9974 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Rules and Regulations on December 19, 2016 reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The effective date of the rule amending 36 CFR part 294 published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 91811 on December 19, 2016, is delayed until April 17, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Robertson; Deputy Director; Recreation, Lands, and Minerals; Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Forest Service, at 303–275–5470. Individuals using telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Services at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. On January 20, 2017, the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff (‘‘Chief of Staff’’) issued a memorandum, published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), outlining the President’s plan for managing the Federal regulatory process at the outset of the new Administration. In implementation of one of the measures directed by that memorandum, the United States Department of Agriculture (‘‘USDA’’) hereby temporarily postpones the effective date of its final rule titled, ‘‘Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado,’’ that was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 91811 on December 19, 2016, reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The Colorado Roadless Rule is a Statespecific rule that establishes management direction for the conservation of roadless area values and characteristics across approximately 4.2 million acres of land located within the State of Colorado in Roadless Areas on National Forest System (NFS) lands. The North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule provides for the construction of temporary roads, if needed, for coal exploration and coal-related surface activities in the 19,700-acre area defined as the North Fork Coal Mining Area. In addition, the final rule makes an administrative correction to Colorado Roadless Area boundaries associated with the North Fork Coal Mining Area based on updated information. The correction adds an additional 200 acres to the roadless area. These boundary corrections address changes identified by new road survey information. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date is necessary to give USDA officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 consistent with the Chief of Staff’s memorandum of January 20, 2017. To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) applies to this action, it is exempt from notice and comment for good cause and the reasons cited above. USDA finds that notice and solicitation of comment regarding the brief extension of the effective date for the final regulation are impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). USDA believes that affected entities need to be informed as soon as possible of the extension and its length in order to plan and adjust their implementation process accordingly. Dated: February 2, 2017. Daniel J. Jiron, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment. [FR Doc. 2017–02625 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management 43 CFR Part 3160 [17X.LLWO300000.L13100000.PP0000] RIN 1004–AE37 Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Final order; delay of effective and implementation dates. AGENCY: In accordance with a January 20, 2017, Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies (memorandum) from the White House, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is delaying the effective date of a rule published on January 10, 2017. DATES: The effective date of the rule that published on January 10, 2017, at 82 FR 2906, is delayed from February 9, 2017, to March 21, 2017. In addition, the implementation date is delayed from March 13, 2017 to April 20, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Wells, Division Chief, Fluid Minerals Division, 202–912–7143 for information regarding the substance of the final Order or information about the BLM’s Fluid Minerals Program. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The Service is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 29, 2016, the BLM published for public review and comment a proposed rule to update the filing requirements of Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (Onshore Order 1), requiring the electronic filing (e-filing) of all Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs) and Notices of Staking (NOSs). The comment period closed on August 28, 2016. Five comments were received; three were substantive, resulting in changes to the final rule; two were nonsubstantive and considered outside the scope of the proposed rule. On January 10, 2017, the BLM published a notice at 82 FR 2906 of the final Order to revise Onshore Order 1 to require e-filing of all APDs and NOSs. Per that notice, the final Order is currently scheduled to take effect on February 9, 2017. Previously, Onshore Order 1 stated that an ‘‘operator must file an APD or any other required documents in the BLM Field Office having jurisdiction over the lands described in the application,’’ but allowed for e-filing of such documents as an alternative. The revision to Onshore Order 1 makes efiling the required method of submission, subject to limited exceptions. The BLM made this change to improve the efficiency and transparency of the APD and NOS processes. On January 20, 2017, the White House issued a memorandum instructing Federal agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date of certain regulations for 60 days after January 20, 2017, to ensure the President’s appointees or designees have the opportunity to review any new or pending regulations. Section 3 of the memorandum states, ‘‘With respect to regulations that have been published in the OFR [Office of the Federal Register] but have not taken effect, as permitted by applicable law, temporarily postpone their effective date for 60 days from the date of this memorandum, . . . for the purpose of reviewing questions of fact, law, and policy they raise.’’ The memorandum goes on to state in Section 3(a) that following the delay in effective date, ‘‘for those regulations that raise no substantial questions of law or policy, no further action needs to be taken.’’ The BLM is, therefore, delaying the effective date of the rule by 60 days, from the date of the memorandum, to March 21, 2017. Sections III.A, III.C, and III.E of the final Order include an implementation E:\FR\FM\09FER1.SGM 09FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 26 (Thursday, February 9, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9973-9974]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02625]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

36 CFR Part 294

RIN 0596-AD26


Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in 
Colorado; Delay of Effective Date

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: This document delays the effective date of a final rule 
titled, ``Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in 
Colorado,'' that was published in the Federal Register

[[Page 9974]]

on December 19, 2016 reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area 
exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule.

DATES: The effective date of the rule amending 36 CFR part 294 
published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 91811 on December 19, 2016, 
is delayed until April 17, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Robertson; Deputy Director; 
Recreation, Lands, and Minerals; Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. 
Forest Service, at 303-275-5470. Individuals using telecommunication 
devices for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Services at 
1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2017, the Assistant to the 
President and Chief of Staff (``Chief of Staff'') issued a memorandum, 
published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017 (82 FR 8346), 
outlining the President's plan for managing the Federal regulatory 
process at the outset of the new Administration. In implementation of 
one of the measures directed by that memorandum, the United States 
Department of Agriculture (``USDA'') hereby temporarily postpones the 
effective date of its final rule titled, ``Roadless Area Conservation; 
National Forest System Lands in Colorado,'' that was published in the 
Federal Register at 81 FR 91811 on December 19, 2016, reinstating the 
North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule.
    The Colorado Roadless Rule is a State-specific rule that 
establishes management direction for the conservation of roadless area 
values and characteristics across approximately 4.2 million acres of 
land located within the State of Colorado in Roadless Areas on National 
Forest System (NFS) lands. The North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to 
the Colorado Roadless Rule provides for the construction of temporary 
roads, if needed, for coal exploration and coal-related surface 
activities in the 19,700-acre area defined as the North Fork Coal 
Mining Area. In addition, the final rule makes an administrative 
correction to Colorado Roadless Area boundaries associated with the 
North Fork Coal Mining Area based on updated information. The 
correction adds an additional 200 acres to the roadless area. These 
boundary corrections address changes identified by new road survey 
information. The temporary 60-day delay in effective date is necessary 
to give USDA officials the opportunity for further review and 
consideration of new regulations, consistent with the Chief of Staff's 
memorandum of January 20, 2017.
    To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) applies to this action, it is 
exempt from notice and comment for good cause and the reasons cited 
above. USDA finds that notice and solicitation of comment regarding the 
brief extension of the effective date for the final regulation are 
impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). USDA believes that affected entities 
need to be informed as soon as possible of the extension and its length 
in order to plan and adjust their implementation process accordingly.

    Dated: February 2, 2017.
Daniel J. Jiron,
Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment.
[FR Doc. 2017-02625 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
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