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Agency Information Collection Activities; Programmatic Clearance for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys
Document Number: 2019-25029
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2019-24939
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, received an application for a permit 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 this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2019-24913
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 2, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Recordation of Location Notices and Mining Claims; Payment of Fees
Document Number: 2019-24909
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
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.
Notice of Public Meetings, Southwest Resource Advisory Council, Colorado
Document Number: 2019-24908
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Geothermal Resource Leasing and Permitting, and Geothermal Resources Unit Agreements; Control Number 1004-0132
Document Number: 2019-24907
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
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.
Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-24887
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.
Notice of an Open Public Meeting for the Aniakchak National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission
Document Number: 2019-24881
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
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), will hold a public meeting to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations, and other related regulatory proposals.
Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; Eastern States
Document Number: 2019-24861
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On Monday, August 26, 2019, there was published in the Federal Register, Volume 84, Number 165, on page 44632 a notice entitled ``Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey''. In said notice was a plat depicting the dependent resurvey and corrective dependent resurvey of portions of the boundaries of the ``Public Settlement Lands'' recited in the Act of August 18, 1987, (Pub. L. 100-95) held in trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, in the Town of Aquinnah, Dukes County, in the State of Massachusetts. This plat was accepted April 26, 2019. The official filing of the plat is hereby stayed, pending consideration of all protests.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Resource Management Plan Amendments for 9 BLM-Wyoming Resource Management Plans and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-24752
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze potential Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendments for BLM Wyoming's Cody, Worland, Buffalo, Casper, Lander, Pinedale, Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices. The proposed amendments would designate pipeline corridors as part of the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) proposed by the State of Wyoming. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2019-24754
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. These surveys were executed at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2019-24683
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before October 26, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2019-23783
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior
This rule revises the regulations applicable to all of the components, bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior (Department) that process requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act. The revisions clarify and update procedures for requesting records from the Department and procedures that the Department follows in responding to requests from the public.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Restoration Plan #1.3 and Environmental Assessment: Rabbit Island Restoration and Shoreline Protection at Jean Lafitte Historical National Park and Preserve; Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group
Document Number: 2019-24644
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Final Programmatic Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PDARP/PEIS), and the Consent Decree, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) have prepared the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan/ Environmental Assessment #1.3:Rabbit Island Restoration and Shoreline Protection at Jean Lafitte Historical National Park and Preserve (Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3). The Phase 2 RP/EA #1.3 proposes construction activities to help restore injured resources under two restoration types identified in the Final PDARP/PEIS:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Comment Period for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project, Burleigh, Kidder, Sheridan, and Wells Counties, North Dakota
Document Number: 2019-24611
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply Project. Reclamation is requesting public comment to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2019-24541
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before October 19, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Habitat Conservation Plan for the Smith's Blue Butterfly, Monterey Spineflower, and Monterey Gilia; Categorical Exclusion for the South of Tioga Project; Monterey County, California
Document Number: 2019-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit for the federally endangered Smith's blue butterfly under the Endangered Species Act. DBO Development #30, LLC, submitted an application for a permit, which, if issued, would authorize take incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the South of Tioga Project draft habitat conservation plan. We invite public comments.
General Provisions; Revised List of Migratory Birds
Document Number: 2019-22978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose additions to the November 28, 2018, proposed rule to update the List of Migratory Birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The proposed revisions in this document consist of further updates to taxonomy and distribution published in 2019. The net increase of 8 additional species (10 added and 2 removed) to the November 28, 2018, proposed rule would bring the total number of species protected by the MBTA to 1,093. We request public comments on the revisions described in this document, as well as on our November 28, 2018, proposed rule. If you previously submitted comments on our November 28, 2018, proposed rule, please do not resubmit them, as we will fully consider those comments when preparing our final rule.
Notice of the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council Planning Subcommittee Meeting Schedule
Document Number: 2019-24449
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
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 (BLM) the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Planning Subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Public Highway Rights-of-Way; Manganese Road in Washington County, UT
Document Number: 2019-24448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On May 9, 2019, the State of Utah and Washington County (Applicants) filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest (RDI) from the United States in a public highway right-of-way identified by BLM Serial Number UTU-94260 for Manganese Road in Washington County, Utah. An RDI, if issued, would disclaim the United States' interest in this public highway right-of-way. This Notice is to notify the public of the pending application and the Applicants' grounds supporting it. Specific details of the application are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2019-24409
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology (UTK) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Omaha District), 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 UTK and Omaha District. 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: University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2019-24407
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology (UTK) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Omaha District) have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have 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 UTK and Omaha District. 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: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2019-24401
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains 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 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 should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA; Correction; Correction
Document Number: 2019-24400
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology (formerly the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) has corrected an inventory of associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 22, 2017 and amended in a Notice of Inventory Completion Correction published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2018. This notice further corrects 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology. 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 Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC; Correction
Document Number: 2019-24399
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 8, 2019. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR; Correction
Document Number: 2019-24398
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arkansas Archeological Survey has corrected an inventory of human remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 24, 2017. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey. 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: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR; Correction
Document Number: 2019-24397
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arkansas Archeological Survey has corrected an inventory of human remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 24, 2017. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey. 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: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR; Correction
Document Number: 2019-24396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arkansas Archeological Survey has corrected an inventory of human remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on December 22, 2014. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey. 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: South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD
Document Number: 2019-24395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center 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 South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center. 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 Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Document Number: 2019-24394
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of Anthropology at San Jose State University 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 Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2019-24387
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Land Acquisitions; Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California
Document Number: 2019-24361
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 13.3 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California, for gaming and other purposes on October 7, 2019.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for the California Spotted Owl
Document Number: 2019-24336
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on petitions to list the California spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that it is not warranted at this time to list the California spotted owl. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information relevant to the status of the subspecies or its habitat.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Dairy Syncline Mine and Reclamation Plan, Caribou County, Idaho
Document Number: 2019-24218
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Idaho Falls District, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF), have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Dairy Syncline Mine Project (Project) and by this notice are announcing its availability. This notice also announces the availability of the associated Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the 2012 BLM Pocatello Resource Management Plan, in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink, Blue-Tailed Mole Skink, Eastern Indigo Snake, and Gopher Tortoise; Polk County, FL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2019-24341
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Vulcan Industries, Florida Rock Division, doing business as Florida Rock Industries, Inc. (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink, blue-tailed mole skink, and eastern indigo snake and also the gopher tortoise, which is a candidate for Federal listing, incidental to land clearing and excavation of sand 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; Eagle Take Permits and Fees
Document Number: 2019-24300
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
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 (Service, we), are proposing to reinstate a previously approved information collection with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities
Document Number: 2019-24298
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
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 (Service, we), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2019-24266
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
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. The tier 2 annual fee rate maintains the lowest fee rate of the last nine years. 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 National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fee of $22 per card effective November 1, 2019. These new fee represent a $4 increase from the current fingerprint processing fee of $18 per card which have been in effect since 10/1/ 2016. The increase for this year's fingerprint fee is a result of bolstering information security systems and additional measures necessary to ensure compliance with Federal Bureau of Investigation requirements. The annual fee rates and fingerprint fee being adopted here are effective November 1, 2019, and will remain in effect until the Commission adopts new rates and fee.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for West Coast Distinct Population Segment of Fisher With Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2019-23737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that we are making changes to our October 7, 2014, proposed rule to list the West Coast Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of fisher (Pekania pennanti) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). Based on new information since 2014 and a reconsideration of the best available information in our files (including all comments received to date), we are revising the proposed rule to list the DPS as a threatened species under the Act. We also propose a concurrent rule under section 4(d) of the Act for this DPS. We are reopening the comment period to allow comments on the new information presented in this document relevant to the changes and proposed 4(d) rule described below. If we finalize this listing rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this DPS and, accordingly, add this DPS to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification, Nevada
Document Number: 2019-24221
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined certain public lands in Pershing County, Nevada, and has found them suitable for classification for conveyance to Pershing County under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended, Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, and Executive Order No. 6910. The lands consist of 10 acres, must conform to the official plat of survey, and are legally described below. Pershing County proposes to continue use of the land as a cemetery, and to maintain, preserve, and improve the cemetery.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2019-24116
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule updates the fees set forth in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral resources regulations for the processing of certain minerals program-related actions. It also adjusts certain filing fees for minerals-related documents. These updated fees include those for actions such as lease renewals and mineral patent adjudications.
Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-24147
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (Council), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Council's purpose is to provide recommendations to the Federal Government, through the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, regarding policies and endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public; sporting conservation organizations; and Federal, State, tribal, and territorial governments; and benefit recreational hunting and recreational shooting sports. The meeting is open to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Oenothera coloradensis (Colorado Butterfly Plant) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2019-24124
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), remove the Colorado butterfly plant (Oenothera coloradensis, currently listed as Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants (List) due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicate that the threats to the Colorado butterfly plant have been eliminated or reduced to the point that it has recovered, and that this plant is no longer likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future and, therefore, no longer meets the definition of a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This final rule also removes the currently designated critical habitat for the Colorado butterfly plant.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases NMNM 126064, NMNM 130871, NMNM 130872, NMNM 130873, NMNM 121491, NMNM 119270, NMNM 116002, NMNM 010192, New Mexico
Document Number: 2019-24117
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 as amended, COG Operating LLC., Keohane, Inc., CD Ray, Marathon Oil Permian LLC., JTD Resources LLC, and Chevron USA Inc., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases NMNM 119270, NMNM 010192, NMNM 116002 in Eddy County, New Mexico, and NMNM 126064, NMNM 130871, NMNM 130872, NMNM 130873, NMNM 121491 in Lea County, New Mexico. The lessees paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The Bureau of Land Management proposes to reinstate these leases.
Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2019-24114
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office will temporarily close and restrict uses of certain public land surrounding the Bradshaw Trail in Riverside County, California, to all public use to provide for public safety at the site. Notice is hereby given that identified public lands administered by the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, BLM, are temporarily closed to all public entry.
Notice of 2019 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale
Document Number: 2019-24113
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for 350 tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).
Notice of Temporary Closure, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Document Number: 2019-24112
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Kasha- Katuwe Tent Rocks Resource Management Plan (RMP), Presidential Proclamation 7394, and other authorities, the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Monument) will be temporarily closed November 12-15, 2019, for facility improvement installation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form and Alert Registration Form
Document Number: 2019-24075
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
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.
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales; MMAA104000
Document Number: 2019-24052
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Ray Land Exchange Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Proposed Plan Amendment, Arizona
Document Number: 2019-24056
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gila District, announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Plan Amendment for the Ray Land Exchange located in Pinal and Gila counties in southeastern Arizona.