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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2021-01903
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK
Document Number: 2021-01902
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK (Alaska Region USFWS), 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 Alaska Region USFWS. 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: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Correction
Document Number: 2021-01901
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Indiana University has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on December 2, 2016. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number of associated funerary objects. 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 Indiana University NAGPRA Office. 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: Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park-City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI
Document Number: 2021-01900
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission ParkCity of St. Ignace, Michigan 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 Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission ParkCity of St. Ignace. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY
Document Number: 2021-01899
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Geneva Historical Society, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that one cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of unassociated funerary object and 103 cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Geneva Historical Society. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2021-01898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY
Document Number: 2021-01897
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Geneva Historical Society 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 Geneva Historical Society. 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.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Annual Adjustments
Document Number: 2021-01517
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule provides for annual adjustments to the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) regulations to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2021-01772
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2, which remain the same as current fee rates. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation, the fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The Commission may need to reassess these rates during the year, as well as the fee collection processes laid out in its regulations. This reassessment includes the Commission considering actions to potentially increase fee rates before November 2021, promulgate changes to the provisions described in the Commission's Fees regulations, and/or other potential measures to address the agency's budget planning. These potential measures will not be implemented before the third quarter payment due date, will comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act's existing requirements, and will be done in consultation with tribal governments as outlined in the Agency's policies on government-to-government consultation. The annual fee rates being adopted here are effective November 23, 2020 and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. The National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fee of $45 per card effective November 13, 2020. The increase from the current $22 per card is necessary to update the NIGC's fingerprint system and network (equipment cost) and implement additional measures required to ensure compliance with Federal Bureau of Investigation requirements. The fingerprint processing fee being adopted here is effective November 13, 2020, and will remain in effect until the Commission adopts a new rate.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS; Correction
Document Number: 2021-01340
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) 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 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 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: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pu`ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Kamuela, HI
Document Number: 2021-01339
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pu`ukohol[amacr] Heiau National Historic Site has completed an inventory of 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 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request to Pu`ukohol[amacr] Heiau National Historic Site. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Museum of Riverside, Riverside, CA
Document Number: 2021-01338
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Riverside, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of sacred objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Museum of Riverside. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2021-01337
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), in consultation with Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations listed in this notice, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of sacred object and object of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-01336
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 9, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Written Determination: Bicycle Use on Visitor Center Connector Trail at Arches National Park
Document Number: 2021-01358
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service determines that allowing bicycles on the newly constructed Visitor Center Connector Trail at Arches National Park is consistent with the protection of the Park's natural, scenic and aesthetic values, safety considerations and management objectives and will not disturb wildlife or Park resources.
Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 119276, New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-01256
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, EOG Y Resources Inc., et al., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NMNM 119276 in Lea County, New Mexico. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No lease was issued that affects these lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to reinstate the lease.
Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Oil and Gas Lease Sale 257
Document Number: 2021-01251
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a Record of Decision for proposed Gulf of Mexico (GOM) regionwide oil and gas Lease Sale 257. This Record of Decision identifies BOEM's selected alternative for proposed Lease Sale 257, which is analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sale: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 2018 (2018 GOM Supplemental EIS).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-01181
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 2, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Minor Boundary Revision at Congaree National Park
Document Number: 2021-01162
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The boundary of Congaree National Park is modified to include approximately 216.13 acres of land located in Richland County, South Carolina, immediately adjacent to the boundary of Congaree National Park. Subsequent to the boundary revision, the National Park Service will acquire the land by donation from The Friends of Congaree, a nonprofit conservation organization.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-01137
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Initial Classification for State In Lieu Selection and Notice of Termination of Proposed Classification, Montana
Document Number: 2021-01117
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (State) has filed a petition for classification and application to obtain public land and mineral estate in lieu of lands to which the State was entitled but did not receive under its Statehood Act. This classification, made under Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act of June 8, 1934, satisfies in full the obligation to the State. This notice also terminates the classification of lands included in the State's application that are not needed to fulfill the obligation.
Public Land Order No. 7899; Partial Revocation of Public Land Orders No. 5169, 5170, 5171, 5173, 5179, 5180, 5184, 5186, 5187, 5188, 5353, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-01111
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes 11 Public Land Orders (PLO) insofar as they affect approximately 9,727,730.01 acres of public lands reserved for study and classification, as appropriate, by the Department of the Interior and supersedes PLO Nos. 6477 and 6559. The purposes for which these lands were withdrawn no longer exist as described in the analysis and decisions made through the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan of 2008 (Kobuk-Seward Pen RMP).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Education Reservation Request Form
Document Number: 2021-01072
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing a new information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations Pertaining to the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis
Document Number: 2021-01012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service), are proposing to amend regulations concerning American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) by revising provisions pertaining to interstate and foreign commerce. We are proposing these changes to increase clarity and eliminate unnecessary regulation while at the same time maintaining what is necessary and advisable for the conservation of this and other endangered or threatened crocodilian species under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-00968
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
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 recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gold Acquisition Corporation Relief Canyon Gold Mine Phase II Mine Expansion Amendment, Pershing County, Nevada
Document Number: 2021-00962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Humboldt River Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of approving the proposed expansion to the Relief Canyon gold mining operation in Pershing County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the public comment period to solicit public comments on the Draft EIS.
Streamlining U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Permitting of Rights-of-Way
Document Number: 2021-00704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), propose to revise and streamline FWS regulations for permitting of rights-of-way by aligning FWS processes more closely with those of other Department of the Interior bureaus, consistent with applicable law and to the extent practicable. The proposed rule would require a pre-application meeting and use of a standard application, the SF-299, Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands; allow electronic submission of applications; and provide FWS with additional flexibility, as appropriate, to determine the fair market value or fair market rental value of rights-of-way across FWS-managed lands. This proposed rule would reduce the time and cost necessary to determine a right-of-way's fair market value or fair market rental value, and also reduce an applicant's time and cost to obtain a right- of-way permit. The proposed rule would also simplify the procedures that applicants must follow to reimburse the United States for costs that FWS incurs while processing right-of-way applications and monitoring permitted rights-of-way.
National Park System Advisory Board; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2021-00750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Secretary of the Interior intends to renew the National Park System Advisory Board, in accordance with section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This action is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of statutory duties imposed upon the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.
National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-00726
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Aniakchak National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), the Denali National Park SRC, the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Greater Sage-Grouse Management, Wyoming
Document Number: 2021-00666
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the management of Greater Sage- Grouse habitat in Wyoming. The BLM has determined that its decade-long planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage- Grouse habitat conservation and no new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information is warranted. This determination is not a new planning decision. Instead, it is a determination not to amend the applicable land use plans. Thus, it is not subject to appeal or protest. The BLM's decision remains as identified in the 2019 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in Wyoming.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Greater Sage-Grouse Management, Utah
Document Number: 2021-00665
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the management of Greater Sage- Grouse habitat in Utah. The BLM has determined that its decade-long planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage- Grouse habitat conservation and no new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information is warranted. This determination is not a new planning decision. Instead, it is a determination not to amend the applicable land use plans. Thus, it is not subject to appeal or protest. The BLM's decision remains as identified in the 2019 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in Utah.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Greater Sage-Grouse Management, Oregon
Document Number: 2021-00664
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the management of Greater Sage- Grouse habitat in Oregon. The BLM has determined that its decade-long planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage- Grouse habitat conservation and no new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information is warranted. This determination is not a new planning decision. Instead, it is a determination not to amend the applicable land use plans. Thus, it is not subject to appeal or protest. The BLM's decision remains as identified in the 2019 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in Oregon.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Greater Sage-Grouse Management, Nevada and Northeastern California
Document Number: 2021-00663
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the management of Greater Sage- Grouse habitat in Nevada and Northeastern California. The BLM has determined that its decade-long planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage-Grouse habitat conservation and no new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information is warranted. This determination is not a new planning decision. Instead, it is a determination not to amend the applicable land use plans. Thus, it is not subject to appeal or protest. The BLM's decision remains as identified in the 2019 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation in Nevada and Northeastern California.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Greater Sage-Grouse Management, Idaho
Document Number: 2021-00662
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the management of Greater Sage- Grouse habitat in Idaho. The BLM has determined that its decade-long planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage- Grouse habitat conservation and no new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information is warranted. This determination is not a new planning decision. Instead, it is a determination not to amend the applicable land use plans. Thus, it is not subject to appeal or protest. The BLM's decision remains as identified in the 2019 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in Idaho.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Greater Sage-Grouse Management, Colorado
Document Number: 2021-00661
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the management of Greater Sage- Grouse habitat in Colorado. The BLM has determined that its decade-long planning and NEPA processes have sufficiently addressed Greater Sage- Grouse habitat conservation and no new land use planning process to consider additional alternatives or new information is warranted. This determination is not a new planning decision. Instead, it is a determination not to amend the applicable land use plans. Thus, it is not subject to appeal or protest. The BLM's decision remains as identified in the 2019 Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment for Greater Sage-Grouse conservation in Colorado.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Documenting, Managing and Preserving Department of the Interior Museum Collections Housed in Non-Federal Repositories
Document Number: 2021-00639
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior are proposing to renew an information collection.
Written Determination: Bicycle Use at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Document Number: 2021-00595
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service determines that allowing bicycles on certain administrative roads and two miles of existing hiking trails within Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is consistent with the protection of the park's natural, scenic, and aesthetic values; safety considerations; and management objectives; and will not disturb wildlife or park resources.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Desert Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: 2021-00579
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan and the Bakersfield and Bishop Resource Management Plans (RMPs). The Desert Plan Amendment Draft LUPA/EIS includes consideration of changes to the management or modification to the boundaries of 129 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the availability of the Draft LUPA/ EIS. In order to comply with Federal regulations, the BLM is also announcing a comment period on proposed changes to the ACECs within the planning area.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Interior Least Tern From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2020-28192
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the inland population of the least tern (Interior least tern) (Sterna (now Sternula) antillarum), from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicates that the Interior least tern has recovered and the threats to the Interior least tern have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered species or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Accordingly, the prohibitions and protections provided by the Act will no longer apply to the Interior least tern.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Idaho Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-00437
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Idaho Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Incidental Take Permit Application; Habitat Conservation Plan and Categorical Exclusion for the Threatened Grizzly Bear; Flathead, Glacier, Lincoln, and Toole Counties, Montana
Document Number: 2021-00426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of documents related to an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. BNSF Railway (BNSF) has applied for an ITP, which, if granted, would authorize take of the federally threatened grizzly bear that is likely to occur incidental to railroad operations and maintenance. The documents available for review and comment are the applicant's habitat conservation plan, which is part of the ITP application, and our draft environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which support a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. We invite comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 7 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
Document Number: 2021-00416
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews of 7 species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review of the species.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Pollution Prevention and Control
Document Number: 2021-00382
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) proposes to renew its information collection control number 1010-0057 through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Jones Cycladenia
Document Number: 2021-00375
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft recovery plan for Jones cycladenia (Cycladenia humilis var. Jonesii), a plant listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We are requesting review and comment from the public on this draft plan. The draft recovery plan includes objective, measurable criteria, and site-specific management actions as may be necessary to remove it from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Regulations for Interagency Cooperation
Document Number: 2021-00366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we'') propose to amend the Services' consultation regulations under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, pertaining to the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The proposed revisions would clarify that reinitiation of consultation would not be required for these agencies' previously approved land management plans when new information reveals that effects of a plan may affect listed species or critical habitat in a manner or to an extent not previously considered, provided that any authorized actions for which the new information is relevant will be addressed through a separate action-specific consultation. The proposed revisions would also replace the existing regulation's temporary instructions concerning National Forest System lands with permanent instructions. The Services are proposing this change to improve and clarify the interagency cooperation procedures by making them more efficient and consistent.
Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation; Amendment to Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-00347
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an amendment to the Liquor Ordinance of the Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation of Montana (Chippewa Cree Tribe). The Chippewa Cree Tribe and the State of Montana have agreed to enter into a Montana Alcoholic Beverages Tax Agreement. The purposes of the Agreement are to minimize legal controversy and possible litigation over the taxation of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Rocky Boy's Reservation to mitigate the effects of dual taxation on the sale of alcoholic beverages by both the Tribe and the State, and to provide an effective means by which revenues generated by the state and tribal taxes on the sale of alcoholic beverages may be shared and distributed. In order to accomplish these purposes, the State and the Tribe agree that the same level of taxation will be imposed on the sale of alcoholic beverages both within and outside the boundaries of the Reservation. The Agreement requires the Tribe to adopt and keep in force an ordinance imposing taxes equal to Montana liquor excise and license taxes and beer, wine, and hard cider taxes sold within the exterior boundaries of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-00340
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Second Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Cowlitz Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2021-00339
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed two parcels as additions to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
HEARTH Act Approval of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, California Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-00338
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Cahuilla Band of Indians Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business and residential leases without further BIA approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Horseshoe Crab and Cooperative Fish Tagging Programs
Document Number: 2021-00332
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to renew an information collection.