Receipt of Applications for Permit
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Sporting Conservation Council
This notice announces a meeting of the Sporting Conservation Council (Council). The meeting agenda includes an update on implementation of the Executive Order on hunting heritage and wildlife conservation; a discussion on the Healthy Lands Initiative; a report on elk management; and a report on the priorities of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' energy and wildlife policy committee. This meeting is open to the public, and will include a session for the public to comment.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Aniak Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Aniak, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Proposed Land Transfer; Utah
The Department of Energy has filed an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to permanently transfer 500 acres of public land to the Department of Energy (DOE) to be used for the Crescent Junction Uranium Mill Tailings Repository. As a result of the transfer, except for oil and gas leasing, the land would no longer be subject to the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, other mineral or geothermal leasing, and mineral material sales. The Secretary of the Interior would retain jurisdiction of any prior existing claims, rights, and interests in this land.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca Field Office, Nevada, and Surprise Field Office, California, are proposing supplementary rules for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA), associated designated wilderness, and other contiguous lands as identified in the Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of Decision. The rules are needed in order to protect the area's natural and cultural resources and provide for public health and safety on public lands. These rules do not propose or implement any land use limitation or restrictions other than those limitations or restrictions included within the decisions in the RMP or allowed for by existing law or regulation.
California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee Public Meeting
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on December 13, 2007. This meeting will be held jointly with the California Bay-Delta Authority. The agenda for the joint meeting will include discussions with State and Federal agency representatives on CALFED End of Stage 1 decisions and planning for Stage 2 actions for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program (Program); and approval of the 2007 Statement of Program Accomplishments and Progress, and the 2008 Program Plans. The meeting will also include reports from the Lead Scientist and the Independent Science Board, along with updates on Delta Vision, Delta Risk Management Strategy, Bay-Delta Conservation Plan, Program Performance and Tracking, Performance Measures, and an Environmental Justice Framework.