Migratory Birds; Take of Migratory Birds by the Armed Forces
The 2003 National Defense Authorization Act (Authorization Act) provided interim authority to members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds during approved military readiness activities without violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The Authorization Act provided this interim authority to give the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) time to exercise his/her authority under Section 704(a) of the MBTA to prescribe regulations authorizing such incidental take. The Secretary delegated this task to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). On February 28, 2007, the Service issued a final military readiness rule authorizing members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds. The Authorization Act also stated that the period of application of interim incidental take authority would expire when the Service publishes a notice in the Federal Register that: (1) Prescribes regulations authorizing incidental take of migratory birds by the Armed Forces; (2) all legal challenges to the regulations have been exhausted; and (3) the regulations have taken effect. The Service hereby provides the notice required by the Authorization Act that the period of application for interim incidental take authority has expired. The Service prescribed the necessary regulations on February 28, 2007, the regulations took effect on March 30, 2007, and there were no challenges to those regulations filed during the allotted time period.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibit activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA law requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Public Meetings
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two public meetings in connection with a proposed withdrawal published April 21, 2011, in the Federal Register [77 FR 22414]. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130. A second meeting will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ambassador Hotel Victorville, 15494 Palmdale Road, Victorville, California 92392. The public will have an opportunity to provide oral and written comments at these meetings.
Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for Incidental Take of the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announces the availability of a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) which analyzes the environmental impacts associated with incidental take permits requested under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for take of Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates). For record of decision (ROD) availability, see DATES.
Vendor Outreach Workshop for Construction Small Businesses
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Department of the Interior is hosting a Vendor Outreach Workshop for construction small businesses that are interested in doing business with the Department. This outreach workshop will review market contracting opportunities for the attendees. Business owners will be able to share their individual perspectives with Contracting Officers, Program Managers and Small Business Specialists from the Department.