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Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2020-01003
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application for Permit to Drill (APD, Revised APD), Supplemental APD Information Sheet, and all Supporting Documentation
Document Number: 2020-00991
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2020-00974
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will take place.
Notice of Public Meeting, Utah Resource Advisory Council, Utah
Document Number: 2020-00969
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-00968
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting in Winnemucca, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public.
Migratory Bird Permits; Management of Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) Throughout the United States
Document Number: 2020-00616
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This document advises the public that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, intends to gather information necessary to develop a proposed rule to expand management of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) throughout the United States, and prepare a draft environmental review pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. We are furnishing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions; obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the environmental review; and announce public scoping webinars to occur in 2020.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Humpback Chub From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2020-00512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the humpback chub (Gila cypha) from an endangered species to a threatened species on the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, due to partial recovery. Based on the best available scientific and commercial data, threats to the humpback chub identified at the time of listing have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), but is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future. We also propose a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act that is necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the humpback chub.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2020-00901
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described land are scheduled to be officially filed 30 days after the date of this publication in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona State Office, Phoenix, Arizona. The surveys announced in this notice are necessary for the management of lands administered by the agency indicated.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-00852
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
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) Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendment, for the Lithium Nevada Corp., Thacker Pass Project Proposed Plan of Operations and Reclamation Plan Permit Application, Humboldt County, Nevada
Document Number: 2020-00851
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance 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 intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and Land Use Plan Amendment to the current Resource Management Plan (RMP), to analyze the potential impacts of approving the Lithium Nevada Corp. (LNC), Thacker Pass Project Proposed Plan of Operations and Reclamation Plan Permit Application (Project) in Humboldt County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues to be considered in the EIS, and serves to initiate public consultation, as required under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Notice of Realty Action: Segregation of Public Land for Proposed Sale in Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties, CO
Document Number: 2020-00850
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to segregate six parcels of public land, totaling 400 acres, from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. During the segregation period, the BLM will evaluate the parcels to determine if they are suitable to offer for sale.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Revision of Grazing Regulations for Public Lands
Document Number: 2020-00849
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Resources and Planning Directorate, located in Washington, DC, by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. Scoping is the process by which the BLM solicits input on the issues, impacts, and potential alternatives and the extent to which those issues and impacts will be analyzed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-00830
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 21, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Acadia National Park Advisory Commission Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00791
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission (Commission) will meet as indicated below.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-00355
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to modify the Department of the Interior Privacy Act system of records titled, ``HSPD-12: Physical Security FilesInterior, DOI- 46''. This system of records helps the Department of the Interior manage physical security operations and visitor access to Federally- controlled facilities and information systems. The Department of the Interior is updating this system of records notice to add new proposed routine uses, modify existing routine uses to provide clarification, modify the categories of records and categories of individuals covered by the system, and provide updates to remaining sections to accurately reflect management of the system of records. This modified system will be included in the Department of the Interior's inventory of record systems.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for the Topeka Shiner
Document Number: 2020-00718
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
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 Topeka shiner, a fish species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We are requesting review and comment from the public on this draft plan.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Baldwin County, AL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-00680
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from the city of Orange Beach (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed Perdido Key beach mouse incidental to construction in Baldwin County, Alabama. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our low-effect screening form, which is also available for public review.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink, Lake County, FL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-00678
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Summergate Development, LLC (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink incidental to construction in Lake County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Alabama Beach Mouse, City of Orange Beach, Baldwin County, AL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-00672
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Brett Real Estate Robinson Development Company, Inc. (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed Alabama beach mouse incidental to construction in the City of Orange Beach, Baldwin County, Alabama. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Scrub-Jay, Brevard County, FL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-00663
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Dean Wooley (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed scrub-jay incidental to construction in Brevard County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Receipt of Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for Sand Skink and Blue-Tailed Mole-Skink and Application To Amend Incidental Take Permit; Osceola County, FL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-00631
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application to amend an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. K. Hovnanian at Mystic Dunes, LLC (applicant) is requesting to modify its 5-year ITP authorizing take of federally listed sand skink and blue-tailed mole skink incidental to construction in Osceola County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for Sand Skink; Polk County, FL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-00630
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Ernie Caldwell Properties, LLC (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink incidental to construction in Polk County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Oil and Gas Facility Site Security
Document Number: 2020-00612
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Desert Quartzite Solar Photovoltaic Project, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2020-00611
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-16
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) has prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) to Authorize a Right-of-Way (ROW) and amend the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan for the Desert Quartzite Solar Photovoltaic Project, and by this Notice is announcing its availability. This decision is subject to appeal under Departmental regulations.
Tribal and Alaska Native Biomass Demonstration Projects; Eligibility Criteria
Document Number: 2020-00529
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing eligibility and selection criteria for Tribal Biomass Demonstration Project and Alaska Native Biomass Demonstration Project proposals submitted for BLM-managed lands, as authorized by the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sales for 2020
Document Number: 2020-00500
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This Notice advises the public that BOEM is rescinding the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the OCS Gulf of Mexico (GOM) lease sales for 2020 and subsequent GOM lease sales through 2022.
National Park System Advisory Board; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2020-00478
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, Utah
Document Number: 2020-00432
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee (BENM MAC) will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review of Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis
Document Number: 2020-00401
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating a 5- year status review of Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in the conterminous United States under the Endangered Species Act. 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 this species that has become available since the last review of the species in 2011.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-00395
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 28, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Trust Funds for Tribes and Individual Indians
Document Number: 2020-00392
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) are proposing to renew an information collection.
National Call for Nominations for Site-Specific Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2020-00241
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for three Bureau of Land Management (BLM) citizens' advisory councils affiliated with specific sites on the BLM's National Conservation Lands. The three advisory councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the sites were established.
FY2020 National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2020-00238
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for 27 of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) statewide and regional Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have vacant positions and/or members whose terms are scheduled to expire. These RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Public Meeting by Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-00225
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a teleconference meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Council's purpose is to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on aquatic conservation endeavors that benefit recreational resources and recreational boating and that encourage partnerships among industry, the public, and the government. The teleconference meeting is open to the public.
National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-00197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-10
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, Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission (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.
Privacy Act Regulations; Exemptions for the Investigations Case Management System
Document Number: 2019-28237
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt certain records in the BSEE-01, Investigations Case Management System, from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of civil and administrative law enforcement requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Certification of Identity and Consent Form
Document Number: 2020-00166
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Special Park Use Applications
Document Number: 2020-00165
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service Common Learning Portal
Document Number: 2020-00164
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Topographic Data Grants
Document Number: 2020-00156
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Production Estimate
Document Number: 2020-00153
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application and Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher; Sunrise Project, City of San Marcos, San Diego County, California
Document Number: 2020-00128
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for an incidental permit to take the federally listed coastal California gnatcatcher, a bird species, under the Endangered Species Act. The permit application includes a proposed low-effect habitat conservation plan (HCP). In accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have prepared a draft low-effect screening form and environmental action statement 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.
Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2020-00108
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed 30 calendar days after the date of this publication in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office, Butte Montana, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Sierra Nevada Distinct Population Segment of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox
Document Number: 2019-28462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Sierra Nevada Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). This DPS of the Sierra Nevada red fox occurs along the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this DPS. The effect of this rule will be to add this DPS to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for the Hermes Copper Butterfly With 4(d) Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2019-28461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Hermes copper butterfly (Lycaena [Hermelycaena] hermes), a butterfly species from San Diego County, California, and Baja California, Mexico, as a threatened species and propose to designate critical habitat for the species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species as described in the proposed rule provisions issued under section 4(d) of the Act, and designate approximately 14,249 hectares (35,211 acres) of critical habitat in San Diego County, California. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Hermes copper butterfly.
List of Courts of Indian Offenses; Future Publication of Updates
Document Number: 2019-27997
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This final rule revises one section of our regulations to provide that the current list of areas in Indian Country with Courts of Indian Offenses (also known as CFR Courts) will be published and updated in the Federal Register and on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) website. Currently, that section of the Code of Federal Regulations, itself, lists the areas in Indian Country with CFR Courts, requiring a rulemaking each time a court is added or deleted. Allowing for publication in the Federal Register, in lieu of a rulemaking, will better keep Tribal members and the public updated on the current status of the Courts of Indian Offenses.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Coal Management; Control Number 1004-0073
Document Number: 2019-28485
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation; Amended and Restated Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2019-28443
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation's Amended and Restated Liquor Ordinance. The Liquor Ordinance regulates and controls the consumption, possession, manufacture, distribution, and sale of liquor within the Reservation.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Kanab Ambersnail From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2019-28352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the Kanab ambersnail (Oxyloma haydeni kanabensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific information. Our review indicates that Kanab ambersnail is not a valid subspecies and therefore cannot be listed as an endangered entity under the Act. We are seeking information and comments from the public regarding this proposed rule.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Domestic Sheep Grazing Permit Renewals, Gunnison Field Office, Colorado
Document Number: 2019-28397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Domestic Sheep Grazing Permit Renewals in the Gunnison Field Office and by this notice is announcing its availability.