Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Recreation Opportunities, 57848-57849 [2021-22766]

Download as PDF 57848 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Notices Applicant: Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI; Permit No. 77262D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Common name Bactrian camel ............ African wild ass .......... Lar gibbon ................... Ring-tailed lemur ........ Black-and-white ruffed lemur. Golden lion tamarin .... African lion .................. Siberian tiger .............. Bornean orangutan ..... African penguin ........... Southern white rhinoceros. Scientific name Camelus bactrianus. Equus africanus. Hylobates lar. Lemur catta. Varecia variegata. Leontopithecus rosalia. Panthera leo melanochaita. Panthera tigris altaica. Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus. Spheniscus demersus. Ceratotherium simum simum. Applicant: Venado Ventures, LLC, Columbus, TX; Permit No. 79076D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for red lechwe (Kobus leche), to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Applicant: Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu, HI; Permit No. 77784D The applicant requests a captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species to enhance the propagation or survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. Scientific name Cheetah ...................... Black rhinoceros ......... Ring-tailed lemur ........ African lion .................. Tiger ............................ African penguin ........... Japanese giant salamander. Radiated tortoise ........ Galapagos tortoise ..... Komodo Island monitor Lar gibbon ................... Siamang ...................... Chimpanzee ................ Orangutan ................... African wild dog .......... Gavial .......................... Asian Elephant ........... Acinonyx jubatus. Diceros bicornis. Lemur catta. Panthera leo melanochaita. Panthera tigris. Spheniscus demersus. Andrias japonicus. Astrochelys radiata. Geochelone nigra. Varanus komodoensis. Hylobates lar. Symphalangus syndactylus. Pan troglodytes. Pongo pygmaeus. Lycaon pictus. Gavialis gangeticus. Elephas maximus. Applicant: Venado Ventures, LLC, Columbus, TX; Permit No. 79085D The applicant requests a permit authorizing the culling of excess red lechwe (Kobus leche) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, to enhance the species’ propagation and 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 IV. Next Steps After the comment period closes, we will make decisions regarding permit issuance. If we issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. You may locate the notice announcing the permit issuance by searching https://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document. For example, to find information about the potential issuance of Permit No. 12345A, you would go to regulations.gov and search for ‘‘12345A’’. V. Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–22702 Filed 10–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [DOI–2021–0008] Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Recreation Opportunities Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of listening sessions and request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Common name VerDate Sep<11>2014 survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period. As part of its implementation of an Executive order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is conducting five virtual listening sessions and inviting public comments to obtain stakeholder input on barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in participating in recreation opportunities on DOI-managed public lands and waters. DATES: DOI will hold five virtual listening sessions on the following dates: —October 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET —October 21, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. ET —October 25, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —October 26, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. ET —October 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET Interested persons are also invited to submit comments in writing or online (see ADDRESSES below) on or before November 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments online at https:// www.regulations.gov by entering ‘‘DOI– 2021–0008’’ in the Search bar and clicking ‘‘Search’’ or by mail to U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Policy Analysis—Mailstop 3530, ATTN: E.O. 13985 Recreation Comments, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. You may respond to some or all of the questions listed in the ‘‘Supplementary Information—Questions’’ section of this document. All public comments received are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and will be posted in their entirety at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal or business confidential information provided. Do not include any information you would not like to be made publicly available. If you plan to attend one of the virtual listening sessions and need assistance in a language other than English or if you are a person with disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation, please contact DEIA@ios.doi.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Oliver, D&I Strategist, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights, DEIA@ios.doi.gov. (202) 208–7301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden issued Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government. In response to Executive Order 13985, DOI is consulting with members of communities who have been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government and underserved by, or subject to discrimination, in Federal policies and programs. The term ‘‘underserved communities’’ refers to populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, that have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer and E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Notices related identities (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. In addition to identifying barriers, DOI seeks recommendations on how to update processes, policies, regulations, and guidance to address inequities associated with recreation on DOImanaged public lands and waters. While all members of the public are invited to submit comments, the target audience for listening sessions is members of the underserved communities identified in Executive Order 13985, which includes: • Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; • LGBTQ+ persons; • Persons with disabilities; • Persons who live in rural areas; and • Persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Questions for Discussion The Department of the Interior is generally interested in input on the following questions, where applicable: 1. What are the barriers to visiting public lands and waters managed by DOI (including the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)? 2. How can DOI remove or reduce barriers (e.g., update policies, practices, or programs) that underserved communities and individuals may face when they recreate or attempt to recreate on DOI-managed lands and waters? 3. How can DOI establish and maintain connections to a wider and more diverse set of stakeholders representing underserved communities? What are the best ways to notify and engage underserved stakeholders about recreational opportunities? Comments received in response to this notice and from listening sessions will be evaluated and, as appropriate, incorporated into DOI’s efforts to improve access to recreational opportunities on DOI-managed public lands and waters. Listening Session Registration Information Advanced registration for individuals and groups is strongly encouraged. For additional information about the listening sessions and to register for a listening session, please visit https:// www.doi.gov/ppa/equity/13985. Details for the sessions will be posted to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 website and additional information will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the sessions. Eric Werwa, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Policy, Management and Budget. [FR Doc. 2021–22766 Filed 10–15–21; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [DOI–2021–0009] Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Procurement and Contracting Opportunities Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of listening session and request for public comments. AGENCY: ACTION: As part of its implementation of an Executive order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is conducting five virtual listening sessions and inviting public comments to obtain stakeholder input on barriers that underserved communities and individuals may face in taking advantage of DOI procurement and contracting opportunities. DATES: DOI will hold five virtual listening sessions on the following dates: —October 19, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET —October 20, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET —October 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. ET —October 25, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. ET —October 26, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments online at https:// www.regulations.gov by entering ‘‘DOI– 2021–0009’’ in the Search bar and clicking ‘‘Search’’ or by mail to U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Policy Analysis—Mailstop 3530, ATTN: E.O. 13985 Contracting Comments, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. You may respond to some or all of the questions listed in the ‘‘Supplementary Information—Questions’’ section of this document. All public comments received are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and will be posted in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57849 their entirety at https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal or business confidential information provided. Do not include any information you would not like to be made publicly available. If you plan to attend one of the virtual listening sessions and need assistance in a language other than English or if you are a person with disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation, please contact DEIA@ios.doi.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Oliver, D&I Strategist, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights, DEIA@ios.doi.gov. 202–208–7301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden issued Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government. In response to Executive Order 13985, DOI is consulting with members of communities who have been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government and underserved by, or subject to discrimination, in Federal policies and programs. The term ‘‘underserved communities’’ refers to populations sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, that have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate in aspects of economic, social, and civic life, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer and related identities (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. In addition to identifying barriers, DOI seeks recommendations on how to update processes, policies, regulations, and guidance to address inequities in DOI procurement and contracting opportunities. While all members of the public are invited to submit comments, the target audience for listening sessions is members of the underserved communities identified in Executive Order 13985, which includes: • Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; • LGBTQ+ persons; • Persons with disabilities; • Persons who live in rural areas; and E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 199 (Tuesday, October 19, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57848-57849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22766]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

[DOI-2021-0008]


Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities 
Through Recreation Opportunities

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of listening sessions and request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its implementation of an Executive order, Advancing 
Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the 
Federal Government, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is conducting 
five virtual listening sessions and inviting public comments to obtain 
stakeholder input on barriers that underserved communities and 
individuals may face in participating in recreation opportunities on 
DOI-managed public lands and waters.

DATES: DOI will hold five virtual listening sessions on the following 
dates:

--October 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET
--October 21, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET
--October 25, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET
--October 26, 2021 from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET
--October 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET

    Interested persons are also invited to submit comments in writing 
or online (see ADDRESSES below) on or before November 18, 2021.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments online at https://www.regulations.gov by entering 
``DOI-2021-0008'' in the Search bar and clicking ``Search'' or by mail 
to U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Policy Analysis--Mailstop 
3530, ATTN: E.O. 13985 Recreation Comments, 1849 C Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20240. You may respond to some or all of the questions 
listed in the ``Supplementary Information--Questions'' section of this 
document. All public comments received are subject to the Freedom of 
Information Act and will be posted in their entirety at https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal or business confidential 
information provided. Do not include any information you would not like 
to be made publicly available.
    If you plan to attend one of the virtual listening sessions and 
need assistance in a language other than English or if you are a person 
with disabilities who needs a reasonable accommodation, please contact 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Oliver, D&I Strategist, Office of 
Diversity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights, [email protected]. (202) 208-
7301.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 20, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden issued Executive 
Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved 
Communities through the Federal Government. In response to Executive 
Order 13985, DOI is consulting with members of communities who have 
been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government and 
underserved by, or subject to discrimination, in Federal policies and 
programs. The term ``underserved communities'' refers to populations 
sharing a particular characteristic, as well as geographic communities, 
that have been systematically denied a full opportunity to participate 
in aspects of economic, social, and civic life, such as Black, Latino, 
and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific 
Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; 
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer and

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related identities (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons 
who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by 
persistent poverty or inequality. In addition to identifying barriers, 
DOI seeks recommendations on how to update processes, policies, 
regulations, and guidance to address inequities associated with 
recreation on DOI-managed public lands and waters. While all members of 
the public are invited to submit comments, the target audience for 
listening sessions is members of the underserved communities identified 
in Executive Order 13985, which includes:
     Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, 
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color;
     LGBTQ+ persons;
     Persons with disabilities;
     Persons who live in rural areas; and
     Persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty 
or inequality.

Questions for Discussion

    The Department of the Interior is generally interested in input on 
the following questions, where applicable:
    1. What are the barriers to visiting public lands and waters 
managed by DOI (including the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of 
Reclamation, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service)?
    2. How can DOI remove or reduce barriers (e.g., update policies, 
practices, or programs) that underserved communities and individuals 
may face when they recreate or attempt to recreate on DOI-managed lands 
and waters?
    3. How can DOI establish and maintain connections to a wider and 
more diverse set of stakeholders representing underserved communities? 
What are the best ways to notify and engage underserved stakeholders 
about recreational opportunities?
    Comments received in response to this notice and from listening 
sessions will be evaluated and, as appropriate, incorporated into DOI's 
efforts to improve access to recreational opportunities on DOI-managed 
public lands and waters.

Listening Session Registration Information

    Advanced registration for individuals and groups is strongly 
encouraged. For additional information about the listening sessions and 
to register for a listening session, please visit https://www.doi.gov/ppa/equity/13985. Details for the sessions will be posted to the 
website and additional information will be emailed to registered 
participants in advance of the sessions.

Eric Werwa,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy, Management and 
Budget.
[FR Doc. 2021-22766 Filed 10-15-21; 11:15 am]
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