Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada
The Department of Energy (DOE) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 208,037 acres of public lands from surface entry and mining through December 27, 2015, to evaluate the lands for the potential construction, operation, and maintenance of a rail line for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the event the Nuclear Regulatory Commission authorizes a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain as provided for under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended. This notice segregates the lands from surface entry and mining for up to 2 years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application.
Transfer of Title to Facilities, Works, and Lands of the Gila Project, Wellton-Mohawk Division, to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District, Yuma County, AZ (Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer)
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to evaluate the potential effects of the proposed Wellton-Mohawk Title Transfer. The title transfer would transfer ownership and divest Reclamation of the responsibility for the operation, maintenance, management, regulation of, and liability for the identified project facilities and appurtenant lands to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District (District). This title transfer would consolidate management responsibility with the District, thereby allowing them to have greater authority in the management of growth and land-based issues in the Wellton-Mohawk Valley, protect against encroachment on agriculture, and consolidate ownership of lands, facilities, and the Gila River Flood Channel.
Notice of Public Meeting, Alaska Resource Advisory Council
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Clarification of Significant Portion of the Range for the Contiguous United States Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) provide a clarification of the finding we made in support of the final rule that listed the contiguous U.S. Distinct Population Segment of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) (lynx) as threatened. In that rule, we found that, ``collectively, the Northeast, Great Lakes, and Southern Rockies do not constitute a significant portion of the range of the DPS (Distinct Population Segment).'' In response to a court order, we now clarify that finding.