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Agency Information Collection Activities: General Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2018-22332
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information which requires that a Federal lands program be established to govern surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Federal lands. The information requested is needed to assist the regulatory authority to determine the eligibility of an applicant to conduct surface coal mining operations on Federal lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities: State Regulatory Authority: Inspection and Enforcement
Document Number: 2018-22331
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information which requires that each regulatory authority conduct periodic inspections of coal mining activities, and prepare and maintain inspection reports and other related documents for OSMRE and public review. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0051.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2018-22250
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Public Land Order No. 7875; Emigrant Crevice Mineral Withdrawal; Montana
Document Number: 2018-22242
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Public Land Order (Order) withdraws approximately 30,370 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years, subject to valid existing rights. The lands have been and will remain open to leasing under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22235
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) will take place.
Agency Information Collection Activities; In-Season Subsistence Salmon Fishery Catch and Effort Survey
Document Number: 2018-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) are proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; North American Breeding Bird Survey
Document Number: 2018-22040
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
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 Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Black Pinesnake
Document Number: 2018-22013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our March 11, 2015, proposed designation of critical habitat for the black pinesnake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are reopening the comment period to accept comments on our proposal, including revisions to proposed Units 7 and 8 that are described in this document. As a result of these revisions, we are now proposing to designate a total of 338,379 acres (136,937 hectares) as critical habitat for the black pinesnake across eight units within portions of Forrest, George, Greene, Harrison, Jones, Marion, Perry, Stone, and Wayne Counties in Mississippi, and Clarke County in Alabama. This is a small increase in acreage from the area we proposed to designate in our March 11, 2015, proposed rule but constitutes less privately owned lands. In addition, we announce two public informational meetings on the proposed rule. We are reopening the comment period on our March 11, 2015, proposed rule to allow all interested parties the opportunity to comment on the revised proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule and Critical Habitat Designation for Atlantic Pigtoe
Document Number: 2018-21798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
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 the Atlantic pigtoe (Fusconaia masoni) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Atlantic pigtoe is a freshwater mussel native to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the Atlantic pigtoe as a threatened species is warranted. Accordingly, we propose to list it as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (``4(d) rule''). We also propose to designate critical habitat under the Act. In total, approximately 542 river miles (872 river kilometers) in Virginia and North Carolina fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. Finally, we announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat.
Public Land Order No. 7869; Partial Revocation of Withdrawal Established by Secretarial Orders, Klamath River Project, California
Document Number: 2018-22032
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This PLO partially revokes 18.67 acres of public land from a withdrawal created by two Secretarial Orders dated July 19, 1904, and January 28, 1905, which withdrew land for the Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) Klamath River Project. The land will remain closed to surface entry and mining under the public land laws including the United States mining laws due to an overlapping withdrawal for the Tule Lake Segregation Center, World War II Valor of the Pacific National Monument created by Presidential Proclamation No. 8327, dated December 5, 2008.
Notice To Reopen Comment Period on Withdrawal Application and of Public Meeting in Methow Valley, WA
Document Number: 2018-22031
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
A Notice of Application for Withdrawal was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2016, for approximately 340,079 acres of National Forest System lands located in the Methow Valley, Okanagan National Forest. The purpose of this Notice is to announce the date, time, and location of a public meeting to be held in connection with the withdrawal application submitted by the US Forest Service to the Secretary of the Interior and to reopen the public comment period.
Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey: Montana
Document Number: 2018-22027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of surveys 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 BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands for an Elementary School in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-22026
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act and the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, (R&PP) as amended, approximately 15 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District proposes to use the land for an Elementary School that will help meet future expanding educational needs in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2018-21968
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska; correction
Document Number: 2018-21964
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice corrects a previous notice of official filing that was published in the Federal Register on Sept. 12, 2018 (83 FR 46188), which excluded the location information for U.S. Survey No. 14495, Alaska. 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. The survey, which was executed at the request of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is necessary for the management of these lands.
Minor Boundary Revision at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Document Number: 2018-21896
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The boundary of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is modified to include approximately 12.97 acres of land with all improvements thereon, situate in Harpers Ferry District, Jefferson County, West Virginia lying on the south side of U.S. Route 340, on the east side of the relocation of Route 27 and on the west side of Old Route 27, more particularly bounded and described in a plat of survey made by Appalachian Survey, Inc., dated June 6, 1981, and recorded with a deed dated August 28, 1981 in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed Book 490, at Page 384. The property will be donated to the United States by the American Battlefield Trust formerly known as the Civil War Preservation Trust.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-21895
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of the Interior announces the charter renewal of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Petition Finding and Threatened Species Status for Eastern Black Rail With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2018-21799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month petition finding on a petition to list the eastern black rail (Laterallus jamaicensis jamaicensis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the eastern black rail is warranted. Accordingly, we propose to list the eastern black rail, a bird subspecies that occurs in as many as 35 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and several countries in the Caribbean and Central America, as a threatened species under the Act. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this subspecies and, accordingly, add this subspecies to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We also propose a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the eastern black rail. We have determined that designation of critical habitat for the eastern black rail is not prudent at this time, but we are seeking public comment on that determination.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule and Critical Habitat Designation for Slenderclaw Crayfish
Document Number: 2018-21797
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
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 the slenderclaw crayfish (Cambarus cracens) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. The slenderclaw crayfish is a relatively small, cryptic freshwater crustacean that is endemic to streams on Sand Mountain within the Tennessee River Basin in DeKalb and Marshall Counties, Alabama. After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the slenderclaw crayfish is warranted. Accordingly, we propose to list it as a threatened species. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species and, accordingly, add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We also propose a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the slenderclaw crayfish. In addition, we propose to designate approximately 78 river miles (126 river kilometers) in Alabama as critical habitat for the species under the Act. We announce the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-21796
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
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 proposes to modify the Department of the Interior ``DOI-16, DOI LEARN (Department-wide Learning Management System)'' system of records notice. This system of records helps the Department of the Interior maintain and validate training records, manage class rosters and transcripts, meet Federal mandatory training and statistical reporting requirements, and manage other functions related to training and educational programs. This modified system will be included in the Department of the Interior's inventory of record systems.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Coastal Distinct Population Segment of the Pacific Marten
Document Number: 2018-21794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the coastal distinct population segment (DPS) of Pacific marten (Martes caurina), a mammal species from coastal California and Oregon, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. The effect of this regulation will be to add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Black-Capped Petrel With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2018-21793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the black-capped petrel (Pterodroma hasitata), a pelagic seabird species that nests on the island of Hispaniola and forages off the coast of the eastern United States, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. We are also proposing a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act to provide for the conservation of this species. We have determined that designation of critical habitat for the black-capped petrel is not prudent at this time, but are seeking public comment on that determination.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment; Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group
Document Number: 2018-21602
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, and the resulting Consent Decree, we, the Federal natural resource trustee agencies for the Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group, have prepared a Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment (Draft RP1/EA). The Draft RP1/EA proposes three preferred alternatives for the Bird and Sturgeon restoration types, and is intended to continue the process of restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on or about April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Florida Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment: Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; Nutrient Reduction; Water Quality; and Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities
Document Number: 2018-21601
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PDARP/PEIS), and the resulting Consent Decree, the Federal natural resource trustee agencies for the Florida Trustee Implementation Group (FL TIG) have prepared a Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment (Draft RP1/EA). The Draft RP1/EA describes restoration alternatives considered by the FL TIG and proposes 24 preferred alternatives intended to continue the process of restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on or about April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Draft RP1/EA and to seek public comments on the document.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2018-19 and 2019-20 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations
Document Number: 2018-21219
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable biennial cycle. This rule also revises the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife and customary and traditional use determinations for wildlife.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archeologist Bioarcheology Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Document Number: 2018-21757
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Office of the State Archeologist Bioarcheology Program 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 Office of the State Archeologist Bioarcheology Program. 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: Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Correction
Document Number: 2018-21756
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Albuquerque Museum has corrected a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2018. This notice corrects a paragraph that contains an error.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land to the City of Henderson, NV
Document Number: 2018-21737
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of 10 acres of public land to the City of Henderson, Nevada, pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended, and applicable provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations. This parcel was nominated by the local government for future development of homes and businesses for the expansion of growing communities in the City of Henderson.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-21713
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before September 15, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Islands National Monument, Washington
Document Number: 2018-21629
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
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 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Islands National Monument, and, by this notice, is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Land in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2018-21650
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Las Vegas Field Office announces the temporary closure of certain public lands under its administration in Clark County, NV. This temporary closure is being made in the interest of public safety in relation to the authorized 2018 Rise Lantern Festival. This temporary closure controls access to multiple points of entry to the festival located on the Jean Dry Lake bed in order to minimize the risk of vehicle collisions with festival participants and workers. The temporary closure also ensures adequate time to conduct clean-up of the festival location.
Public Land Order No. 7874; Partial Revocation of Public Land Orders No. 5179, 5180, 5181, 5184, and 5188, Alaska
Document Number: 2018-21641
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Order partially revokes five Public Land Orders (PLO) insofar as they affect approximately 229,715 acres of public lands. The lands were reserved for study and classification as appropriate by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The purposes for which these lands were withdrawn no longer exist as described in the analysis and decisions made through the Bay Resource Management Plan (RMP) and associated Environmental Impact Statement. Of the lands described within the Orders being revoked, approximately 83.30 acres have been conveyed out of Federal ownership and the revocation of the Order on these lands is a record-clearing action only.
Royalty Policy Committee Establishment; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2018-21549
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is seeking nominations for primary and alternate members for several sectors of the Royalty Policy Committee (Committee). This notice solicits nominees from: (1) Indian Tribes, (2) mineral and/or energy stakeholders, (3) States and (4) academia/public interest. The Committee provides advice to the Secretary on the fair market value of, and the collection of revenues derived from, the development of energy and mineral resources on Federal and Indian lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2018-21459
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Na Pua Makani Wind Energy Project, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2018-21457
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a record of decision (ROD) for proposed issuance of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit for the Na Pua Makani Wind Energy Project (project) and habitat conservation plan (HCP). The ROD documents the Service's decision to issue an incidental take permit (ITP) to Na Pua Makani Power Partners, LLC (applicant). As summarized in the ROD, the Service has selected Alternative 2athe Modified Proposed Action, which includes implementation of the HCP and issuance of the ITP authorizing incidental take of one threatened and six endangered species listed under the ESA that may occur as a result of construction and operation of the project over a 21-year period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Reclamation on Private Lands
Document Number: 2018-21387
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our collection of information which authorizes Federal, State, and Tribal governments to reclaim private lands and allows for the establishment of procedures for the recovery of the cost of reclamation activities on privately owned lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements-Standards for Certification of Blasters
Document Number: 2018-21385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information used to identify and evaluate new blaster certification programs. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0080.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Special Permanent Program Performance Standards-Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors
Document Number: 2018-21384
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information to protect alluvial valley floors from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations west of the 100th meridian. This information will be used by the regulatory authorities to make that determination.
Agency Information Collection Activities: General Reclamation Requirements
Document Number: 2018-21383
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for land and water eligibility requirements, reclamation objectives and priorities and reclamation contractor responsibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revisions; Renewals; and Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights
Document Number: 2018-21382
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for persons seeking permit revisions, renewals, transfer, assignment, or sale of their permit rights for coal mining activities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: State Processes for Designating Areas Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations
Document Number: 2018-21380
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information which provides authority for citizens to petition States to designate lands unsuitable for surface coal mining operations, or to terminate such designation.
2018 Second Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2018-21306
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this Notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) and other chartered Advisory Councils that have members whose terms are scheduled to expire. These Advisory Councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. The Advisory Councils covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this Notice.
Notice of realty action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands (N-93733) for a Park in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-21304
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, approximately 10 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. Clark County proposes to use the land for a 10-acre community park that will help the County meet future expanding recreation needs in the southwestern area of the Las Vegas Valley.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-21272
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before September 8, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Eighteenth Regular Meeting: Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices and Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Observer Information
Document Number: 2018-21255
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), may propose amendments to the CITES Appendices for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The eighteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23 to June 3, 2019. With this notice, we describe proposed amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals) as well as proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States might submit for consideration at CoP18; invite your comments and information on these proposals; and provide information on how U.S. nongovernmental organizations can attend CoP18 as observers.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-Cook Inlet Area Regulations
Document Number: 2018-21218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This proposed rule would revise the regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means for the subsistence taking of fish in the Cook Inlet Area of Alaska. This action would also reorganize specific regulations addressing the Kenai River, which would provide clarity for the public, and allow the Federal Subsistence Board to correct regulatory conflicts that have arisen based on recent rulemaking.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2018-21298
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
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.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Smoky Panel Mine Project at Smoky Canyon Mine, Caribou County, ID
Document Number: 2018-21204
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF), have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed East Smoky Panel Mine Project (Project), and by this Notice announce the opening of the public comment period.
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems
Document Number: 2018-21197
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is amending the regulations regarding oil and natural gas production safety systems. After a thorough reexamination of the current regulations, and consideration of recent experiences from implementation of those regulations and of public comments on the proposed rule to amend those regulations, BSEE is revising or removing certain regulatory provisions that create unnecessary burdens on stakeholders, and clarifying other provisions, while ensuring safety and environmental protection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms
Document Number: 2018-21160
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
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 to revise an existing information collection.