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National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-12837
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 5, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings for Two Species
Document Number: 2021-12814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on two petitions to add species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, we announce that we plan to initiate status reviews of the Temblor legless lizard (Anniella alexanderae) and Santa Ana speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus) to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the species and factors that may affect their status. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month petition findings, which will address whether or not the petitioned actions are warranted, in accordance with the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Nipomo Mesa lupine (Lupinus nipomensis)
Document Number: 2021-12763
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for Nipomo Mesa lupine (Lupinus nipomensis) for public review and comment. The draft recovery plan includes objective, measurable criteria, and site-specific management actions as may be necessary to ameliorate threats such that the species can be removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2021-12732
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that the decision approving lands for conveyance to Doyon, Limited, published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2009, will be modified to add one trail easement and to modify another trail easement to be reserved to the United States pursuant to Sec. 17(b) of ANCSA.
Availability of Birds of Conservation Concern 2021
Document Number: 2021-12694
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of Birds of Conservation Concern 2021. This publication identifies species, subspecies, and populations of migratory birds in need of additional conservation actions. The purpose and goal of this publication is to stimulate and guide coordinated, collaborative, and proactive conservation actions for these taxa among Federal, State, Tribal, and private partners.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Online Program Management System for Carbon Dioxide-Carp
Document Number: 2021-12660
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
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), are proposing a new information collection.
Notice of Application for Extension of Public Land Order No. 6244 and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Alaska
Document Number: 2021-12613
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The U.S. Air Force 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron Real Property Officer filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior extend the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6244 for an additional 20-year term. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6244, as extended by PLO No. 7514, expires on May 12, 2022. PLO No. 6244, as extended, withdrew public land from surface land and mining laws for military purposes at Fort Richardson, Alaska. This requested extension notes the change of PLO No. 6244 by the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Report, creating Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson with the Department of the Air Force as the supporting agency. This Notice invites the public to comment on the Air Force application or request a public meeting for the requested 20-year withdrawal extension.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Lepanthes eltoroensis From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2021-12528
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are removing Lepanthes eltoroensis (no common name), an orchid species from Puerto Rico, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants, due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to the species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Accordingly, the prohibitions and conservation measures provided by the Act will no longer apply to this species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Water Howellia From the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2021-12522
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing water howellia (Howellia aquatilis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. The best available scientific and commercial data indicate that threats to water howellia identified at the time of listing in 1994 are not as significant as originally determined and are being adequately managed. Therefore, the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. This determination is based on a thorough review of all available information, which indicates that this species' populations and distribution are much greater than were known at the time of listing and that threats to this species have been sufficiently minimized.
Notice of Realty Action: Application by US Magnesium LLC for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Tooele County, UT
Document Number: 2021-12563
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application for the conveyance of federally owned mineral interests in a 3,548.41-acre parcel of land located in Tooele County, Utah, to the surface owner, US Magnesium LLC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Cave Management: Cave Nominations and Requests for Confidential Information
Document Number: 2021-12549
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Data Elements for Student Enrollment in Bureau-Funded Schools
Document Number: 2021-12467
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Mount Rainier White-Tailed Ptarmigan With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2021-12460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Mount Rainier white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura rainierensis), a bird subspecies in Washington, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the subspecies is warranted. Accordingly, we propose to list the Mount Rainier white- tailed ptarmigan as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (``4(d) rule''). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would add this subspecies to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and extend the Act's protections to the species. We have determined that designation of critical habitat for this subspecies is not prudent.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for White Fringeless Orchid
Document Number: 2021-12455
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability for public review and comment of the draft recovery plan for the Platanthera integrilabia (white fringeless orchid), a plant listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We request review and comment on the draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, Tribes, nongovernmental organizations, and the public.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rule for Public Lands at Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area in Mohave County, Arizona
Document Number: 2021-12279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to establish a supplementary rule reinstating a 14-day camping limit at the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area within the Arizona Strip Field Office, Arizona Strip District, Mohave County, Arizona. The rule is needed to protect public health and safety, reduce user conflicts within the designated recreation area, and protect the area's natural resources.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Beardless Chinchweed and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-12005
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine that the beardless chinchweed (Pectis imberbis) is an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, and designate critical habitat. In total, approximately 10,604 acres (4,291 hectares) in Pima, Cochise, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation.
Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 8 (ATLW-8) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf in the New York Bight-Proposed Sale Notice
Document Number: 2021-12442
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This document is the proposed sale notice (PSN) for the sale of commercial wind energy leases on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) proposes to offer for sale eight lease areas (Lease Areas) using a single factor ascending-bid auction. The PSN contains information pertaining to the areas available for leasing, certain provisions and conditions of the leases, auction details, lease forms, criteria for evaluating competing bids, award procedures, appeal procedures, and lease execution. The issuance of any lease resulting from this sale would not constitute an approval of project-specific plans to develop offshore wind energy. Such plans, if submitted by the lessee, would be subject to subsequent environmental, technical, and public reviews prior to a decision on whether the proposed development should be authorized.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Claim for Relocation Payments-Residential, DI-381 and Claim for Relocation Payments-Nonresidential, DI-382
Document Number: 2021-12407
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
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 are proposing to renew an information collection.
ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule: Notification of Proposed Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-12318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
ONRR is proposing to withdraw the final rule entitled ``ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule'' (``2020 Rule''). This action opens a 60-day comment period to allow interested parties to comment on ONRR's proposed withdrawal of the 2020 Rule.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-12307
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 29, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Cirsium scariosum var. loncholepis (La Graciosa thistle)
Document Number: 2021-12304
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for Cirsium scariosum var. loncholepis (La Graciosa thistle) for public review and comment. The draft recovery plan includes objective, measurable criteria, and site- specific management actions as may be necessary to ameliorate threats, such that the species can be removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Urban Bird Treaty Program Requirements
Document Number: 2021-12289
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Online Eastern Population Sandhill Crane Survey Data Entry Portal
Document Number: 2021-12288
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
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), are proposing a new information collection.
Request for Interest in Commercial Leasing for Wind Power Development on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: 2021-12267
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issues this request for interest (RFI) to assess interest in, and to invite public comment on, possible commercial wind energy leasing on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. BOEM will consider information received in response to this RFI to determine whether to schedule a competitive lease sale or to issue a noncompetitive lease for any portion of the area described in this RFI (RFI Area). Even if you are not interested in identifying specific acreage for leasing consideration, BOEM is interested in understanding potential opportunities for all types of renewable energy development throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Those interested in leasing within the RFI Area for a commercial wind energy project should provide detailed and specific information described in the section of this RFI entitled ``Required Indication of Interest Information.'' Those interested in providing public comments and information regarding site conditions, resources, and multiple uses in close proximity to, or within, the RFI Area should provide information requested in the section of this RFI entitled ``Requested Information from Interested or Affected Parties.'' As a result of this RFI, BOEM may or may not issue a lease for a commercial wind energy project within the RFI Area; a lease is the first step in BOEM's process to review and approve a commercial wind energy project. See the section of this RFI entitled ``BOEM's Planning and Leasing Process.''
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-12262
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
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 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.
Notice of Availability of the Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2021-12075
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 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 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility Project (Project), and by this notice is announcing the opening of a 45-day public comment period.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting
Document Number: 2021-12116
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives notice of a teleconference/web meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating Texas Hornshell Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-11966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii), a freshwater mussel, under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, the proposed critical habitat designation includes approximately 463.6 river miles (745.9 kilometers) in Eddy County, New Mexico, and in Culberson, Brewster, Terrell, Val Verde, Kinney, Maverick, and Webb Counties, Texas. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species' critical habitat. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for the Texas hornshell under the Act. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat. We also are notifying the public that we have scheduled an informational meeting followed by a public hearing on the proposed rule.
Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities; Proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization for Southeast Alaska Stock of Northern Sea Otters in the Queen Charlotte Fault Region, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-12134
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in response to a request under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended, from the National Science Foundation and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, propose to authorize nonlethal, incidental take by harassment of small numbers of the Southeast Alaska stock of northern sea otters between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021. The applicants have requested this authorization for take that may result from high- energy seismic surveys in the Queen Charlotte Fault region of Southeast Alaska. Seismic surveys are being conducted to characterize crustal and uppermost mantle velocity structure, fault zone architecture and rheology, and seismicity in the Queen Charlotte Fault. We estimate that this project may result in the nonlethal incidental take of up to 27 northern sea otters from the Southeast Alaska stock. This proposed authorization, if finalized, will be for up to 49 takes of 27 northern sea otters by Level B harassment only. No injury or mortality is expected or will be authorized.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations and Coal Trespass-Annual Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2021-12053
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations and coal trespass as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and consistent with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The oil and gas operations penalty adjustments made by this final rule constitute the 2021 annual inflation adjustments, accounting for 1 year of inflation spanning the period from October 2019 through October 2020. The coal trespass inflation adjustments in this rule include the initial ``catch-up'' adjustment for 2016, and the annual adjustments for years 2017 to 2021.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation
Document Number: 2021-12022
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Committee). The Secretary of the Interior will appoint one member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, or traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.
Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-12018
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule for Neuse River Waterdog, Endangered Species Status for Carolina Madtom, and Designations of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-11600
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), list two North Carolina species, the Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) as endangered, and the Neuse River waterdog (Necturus lewisi) as threatened, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. We also issue a rule under section 4(d) of the Act for the Neuse River waterdog, to provide for the conservation of this species. In addition, we designate critical habitat for both species under the Act. For the Carolina madtom, approximately 257 river miles (mi) (414 river kilometers (km)) fall within 7 units of critical habitat in Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Johnston, Jones, Nash, Orange, Vance, Warren, and Wilson Counties, North Carolina. For the Neuse River waterdog, approximately 779 river mi (1,254 river km) fall within 18 units of critical habitat in Craven, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Orange, Person, Pitt, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson Counties, North Carolina. This rule extends the Act's protections to these species and their designated critical habitats.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Nomination of Properties for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places
Document Number: 2021-11988
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
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; National Historic Landmarks Nomination Form
Document Number: 2021-11987
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
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.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: McClure Archives and University Museum, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
Document Number: 2021-11948
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The McClure Archives and University Museum, University of Central Missouri, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meet the definition of an 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 McClure Archives and University Museum. 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.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ
Document Number: 2021-11947
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arizona Museum of Natural History 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 Arizona Museum of Natural History. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Document Number: 2021-11946
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of California, Berkeley, 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 and objects of cultural patrimony, respectively. 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 University of California, Berkeley. 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: The University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA
Document Number: 2021-11945
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of California, Berkeley 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 University of California, Berkeley. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2021-11944
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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 Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2021-11943
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary object, 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 object 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 object should submit a written request to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2021-11942
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area (Metroparks Toledo) 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 Metroparks Toledo. 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: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: 2021-11941
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana (ISMHS) 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 ISMHS. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-11805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to rescind one Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) Privacy Act system of records notice, INTERIOR/WBR-45, Equipment, Supply, and Service Contracts. This system was superseded by two Department-wide system of records notices; however, it was never formally rescinded. This rescindment will eliminate an unnecessary duplicate notice and promote the overall streamlining and management of DOI Privacy Act systems of records.
Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting for the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-11791
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior withdraw 4,560 acres of National Forest System land for the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. The USFS requests the withdrawal as the receding Mendenhall Glacier leaves additional lands unprotected by the existing withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 829. This Notice segregates these lands for up to two years from location and entry under United States mining laws and leasing under the mineral leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights. The land will remain open to other uses at the discretion of the Authorized Officer.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan Amendments for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project, New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-11788
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico State Office (NMSO), Santa Fe, New Mexico (NM), intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with SunZia's application seeking to amend its right-of-way grant for the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project. Proposed amendments to SunZia's right-of-way grant may require plan amendments to the Socorro Field Office Resource Management Plan, the Las Cruces District Mimbres Resource Management Plan, the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan, and the Cibola National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, which the agencies will analyze in the EIS. BLM NMSO is the lead agency for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Forest Service (FS), National Park Service (NPS), and other agencies serving as cooperating agencies. This Notice initiates the scoping process and opens a 30-day public comment period to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Revolution Wind LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Rhode Island; Reopening of Comment Period and Corrections
Document Number: 2021-11727
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
On April 30, 2021, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published the ``Notice of Intent to Prepare an [EIS] for Revolution Wind LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Rhode Island'' in the Federal Register. The NOI announced that BOEM will prepare an EIS as part of its review of a construction and operations plan submitted by Revolution Wind LLC and provided project information. The notice stated that comments received by June 1, 2021, will be considered. This notice corrects two statements in the NOI regarding the energy capacity of the proposed wind facility and its distance from shore. In addition, it reopens the comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Finding on a Petition To List the Tiehm's Buckwheat as Threatened or Endangered
Document Number: 2021-11700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list Tiehm's buckwheat (Eriogonum tiehmii) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Service has determined, after a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, that the petitioned action to list Tiehm's buckwheat, a plant species native to Nevada in the United States, is warranted. The Service, therefore, will promptly publish a proposed rule to list Tiehm's buckwheat under the Act.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Southern Bighorn Solar Projects, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2021-11647
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Southern Bighorn Solar Projects (SBSPs or Project). The FEIS evaluates photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation and storage projects on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) and collector lines along with the use of existing access roads and an existing generation interconnection (gen-tie) line located on the Reservation, Reservation lands managed by BLM, and BLM lands. This notice also announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit, California Ridge Wind Farm, Champaign and Vermilion Counties, Illinois
Document Number: 2021-11602
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from California Ridge Wind Energy, LLC (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), for its California Ridge Wind Farm (project). If approved, the ITP would authorize the incidental take of four bat species. The applicant has prepared a habitat conservation plan, which is also available for review. We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment, which has been prepared in response to the permit application in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. We request public comment on the application and associated documents.