Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Rail Vehicles; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-07292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-10
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is extending until July 14, 2020 the comment period for the document entitled ``Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Rail Vehicles'' that appeared in the Federal Register on February 14, 2020. In that document, the Access Board requested comments by May 14, 2020. The Access Board is taking this action to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form
Document Number: 2020-06952
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) invites comment on the proposed extension of its existing information collection titled, ``Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form.'' (OMB Control No. 3014-0012). The information collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2020, and we propose to continue using the instrument for an additional three years.
Notice of Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-04058
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (hereafter, ``Access Board,'' ``Board,'' or ``we''), are issuing this notice to announce that, pursuant to Executive Order 13891, we have collected and listed all of our guidance documents on our website which can be found at http://www.access-board.gov/guidance.
Meetings
Document Number: 2020-03907
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, March 9-11, 2020, at the times and location listed below.
Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Rail Vehicles
Document Number: 2020-03906
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) will hold a public hearing to gather information and hear public comment on its recently published advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning updates to our existing guidelines for rail vehicles covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Rail Vehicles
Document Number: 2020-02843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (hereafter, ``Access Board'', ``Board'', or ``we''), are issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to begin the process of updating our existing accessibility guidelines for rail vehicles covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). By this ANPRM, the Access Board invites public comment on the substance of recommendations contained in the report issued by its Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee (RVAAC) and poses related questions. The Board will consider comments received in response to this ANPRM, along with the recommendations in the RVACC report, to develop proposed updates to our rail vehicle accessibility guidelines in a future rulemaking.
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board; Meetings
Document Number: 2019-28078
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, January 13-15, 2020, at the times and location listed below.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2019-26577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board submits the following agenda of proposed regulatory activities which may be conducted by the agency during the next 12 months. This regulatory agenda may be revised by the agency during the coming months as a result of action taken by the Board.
Meetings
Document Number: 2019-22825
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, November 4-6, 2019, at the times and location listed below.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2019-21245
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is given of the appointment of members to a performance review board for the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board).
Meetings
Document Number: 2019-18565
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, September 9-11, 2019, at the times and location listed below.
Advisory Guidelines for Aircraft Onboard Wheelchairs
Document Number: 2019-17873
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (hereafter, ``Access Board,'' ``Board,'' or ``we'') invites public comment on proposed non-binding advisory guidelines for wheelchairs used within aircraft cabins primarily to transport individuals with disabilities between seat and lavatory, which we refer to as ``onboard wheelchairs.'' The Access Board is developing these advisory guidelines as technical assistance to air carriers by providing one example of how they might satisfy performance standards for onboard wheelchairs on covered aircraft, which the Department of Transportation (DOT) expects to establish in a forthcoming rulemaking under the Air Carrier Access Act. Even if adopted by the Access Board, these guidelines will not be legally binding on any regulated entity. Whether, or to what extent, DOT subsequently references, incorporates, or adopts these guidelines falls under the department's exclusive authority.
Meetings
Document Number: 2019-13671
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, July 8-10, 2019, at the times and location listed below.
Meetings
Document Number: 2019-03342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, March 11-13, 2019, at the times and location listed below.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2018-24093
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board submits the following agenda of proposed regulatory activities which may be conducted by the agency during the next 12 months. This regulatory agenda may be revised by the agency during the coming months as a result of action taken by the Board.
Meetings
Document Number: 2018-22689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-18
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Meetings
Document Number: 2018-18299
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Thursday through Friday, September 6-7, 2018 at the times and location listed below.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Wheelchair Seat Height Survey
Document Number: 2018-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed, new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). With this notice, the Access Board solicits comments on its proposal to survey adult wheelchair users to gather data on their wheelchair seat heights and related demographics. Following review of comments received in response to this 60-day notice, the Access Board intends to submit a request to the Office of Management and Budget for approval of this information collection.
Meetings
Document Number: 2018-13510
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, July 9-11, 2018 at the times and location listed below.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2018-11280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-11
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board submits the following agenda of proposed regulatory activities which may be conducted by the agency during the next 12 months. This regulatory agenda may be revised by the agency during the coming months as a result of action taken by the Board.
Meetings
Document Number: 2018-04146
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday and Wednesday, March 12 and 14, 2018 at the times and location listed below.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines
Document Number: 2018-00848
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (we, Access Board, or Board) is issuing this direct final rule to amend its regulations addressing accessibility requirements for information and communication technology to correct several inadvertent drafting errors in a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017. Specifically, this direct final rule corrects two typographical errors and the unintentional deletion of longstanding requirements for TTY compatibility and functionality that have been in place for nearly two decades. These minor amendments neither establish new substantive accessibility requirements, nor impose any costs on regulated entities. The Access Board is issuing these amendments directly as a final rule because we believe they are noncontroversial, unlikely to receive adverse comment, and will prevent confusion.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2017-28233
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board submits the following agenda of proposed regulatory activities which may be conducted by the agency during the next 12 months. This regulatory agenda may be revised by the agency during the coming months as a result of action taken by the Board.
Meetings
Document Number: 2017-27504
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-21
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday, January 8, and Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the times and location listed below.
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-24729
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) invites comment on the proposed extension of its existing generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery, which expires in January 2018. (OMB Control No. 3014- 0011, Expiration: Jan. 31, 2018). This information collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. In August 2017, the Access Board published a 60-day notice soliciting public comment on the proposed renewal of our generic clearance of qualitative feedback. 82 FR 37421 (Aug. 10, 2017). No comments were received. This notice, as required by the PRA, provides an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meetings
Document Number: 2017-23323
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, November 13-15, 2017 at the times and location listed below.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2017-17064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board submits the following agenda of proposed regulatory activities which may be conducted by the agency during the next 12 months. This regulatory agenda may be revised by the agency during the coming months as a result of action taken by the Board.
Meetings
Document Number: 2017-17497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-16836
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) invites comment on the proposed extension of its existing generic clearance for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery, which expires in January 2018 (OMB Control No. 3014- 0011, Expiration: Jan. 31, 2018). This information collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. With this notice, the Access Board solicits comments on extension of its existing generic clearance, with proposed revisions to the type (and number) of information collection activities that reflect the agency's anticipated increasing use of customer feedback surveys over the next several years to garner qualitative feedback and improve service delivery in a timely and effective manner. Following review of comments received in response to this 60-day notice, the Access Board intends to submit a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew its generic clearance for collection of qualitative feedback for another three-year term.
Meetings
Document Number: 2017-13480
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, July 10-12, 2017 at the times and location listed below.
Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2017-09544
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is given of the appointment of members to a performance review board for the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board).
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-04059
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is briefly postponing the effective date of its recently-promulgated final rule that establishes revised accessibility standards and guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT). The ICT final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, and is scheduled to become effective on March 20, 2017. A brief postponement of this effective date is necessitated by the memorandum from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review'' (Jan. 20, 2017), which generally calls on Federal agencies to delay the effective dates of published, but not-yet-effective, final rules for 60 days from the date of the memorandum. The ICT final rule will take effect on March 21, 2017.
Meetings
Document Number: 2017-03002
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-15
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, March 13-15, 2017 at the times and location listed below.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-00395
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board), are revising and updating, in a single rulemaking, our standards for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by Federal agencies covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as our guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934. The revisions and updates to the section 508-based standards and section 255-based guidelines are intended to ensure that information and communication technology covered by the respective statutes is accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
Standards for Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment
Document Number: 2016-31186
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment. The standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE Standards) contain minimum technical criteria to ensure that medical diagnostic equipment, including but not limited to, examination tables, examination chairs, weight scales, mammography equipment, and other imaging equipment used by health care providers for diagnostic purposes are accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The MDE Standards will allow independent entry to, use of, and exit from the equipment by individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent possible. The MDE Standards do not impose any mandatory requirements on health care providers or medical device manufacturers. However, other agencies, referred to as enforcing authorities in the MDE Standards, may issue regulations or adopt policies that require health care providers subject to their jurisdiction to acquire accessible medical diagnostic equipment that complies with the MDE Standards.
Meetings
Document Number: 2016-31407
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, January 9-11, 2017 at the times and location listed below.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-28867
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board) is issuing a final rule that revises its existing accessibility guidelines for non-rail vehiclesnamely, buses, over-the-road buses, and vansacquired or remanufactured by entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The revised guidelines ensure that such vehicles are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is required to revise its accessibility standards for transportation vehicles acquired or remanufactured by entities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to be consistent with the final rule.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; OMB Control Number 3014-0012, Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form
Document Number: 2016-28743
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), plan to seek renewed approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below, namely our Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form (OMB Control Number 3014-0012), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. We have been using this complaint form since 2013 and propose to continue using it for an additional three years. By notice published on July 26, 2016, we solicited public comment on the proposed collection of information for a period of 60 days. See 81 FR 48739 (July 26, 2016). One comment was received, but it was not relevant to the information collection, and no revisions were made to the proposed Online ABA Complaint Form. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meetings; Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Document Number: 2016-25843
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, November 7-9, 2016 at the times and location listed below.
Meetings
Document Number: 2016-20470
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, September 1214, 2016 at the times and location listed below.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; OMB Control Number 3014-0012, Online Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Complaint Form
Document Number: 2016-17516
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), plan to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew its approval for the information collection described below, namely our Online Architectural Barriers Act Complaint FormOffice of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3014-0012. In compliance with 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 comment on this information collection. The information collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2016, and we propose to continue using the instrument for an additional three years.
Meetings
Document Number: 2016-14889
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, July 11-13, 2016 at the times and location listed below.
Meetings
Document Number: 2016-02787
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, March 7-9, 2016 at the times and location listed below.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; UCAN Survey-National Initiative To Understand and Connect Americans and Nature
Document Number: 2016-02352
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-08
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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. 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.
Meetings
Document Number: 2015-31403
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 12-13, 2016 at the times and location listed below.
Meetings
Document Number: 2015-26430
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday and Tuesday, November 9-10, 2015 at the times and location listed below.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge, Accomack County, Virginia; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2015-21925
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-11
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability for review of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, refuge) and Wallops Island NWR. The CCP/ EIS describes how we propose to manage both the staffed 14,032-acre Chincoteague NWR and the unstaffed 373-acre Wallops Island NWR over the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Recovery Plan for Dusky Gopher Frog
Document Number: 2015-22733
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-09
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final recovery plan for the endangered dusky gopher frog. The recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria that must be met in order for us to downlist the frog to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Desert Tortoise, Nye County, Nevada
Document Number: 2015-22059
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announce receipt from Valley Electric Association, Inc. of an application for a 30-year incidental take permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The requested permit would authorize take of the Mojave desert tortoise resulting from the construction, operation, and maintenance of a solar photovoltaic facility in the town of Pahrump, Nevada. The permit application includes a proposed low- effect habitat conservation plan (HCP) that incorporates measures the applicant would implement to minimize and mitigate effects of project activities on the desert tortoise. In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have prepared a draft low-effect screening form supporting our preliminary determination that the proposed action qualifies as a categorical exclusion under NEPA. We are accepting comments on the permit application, proposed low-effect HCP, and draft NEPA compliance documentation.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
Document Number: 2015-22044
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Farm Service Agency, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created in part to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may make oral statements to the Council or may file written statements for consideration.