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Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-31231
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts
Document Number: 2013-31221
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposes to extend the following expiring concession contracts until the dates shown:
Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science
Document Number: 2013-31175
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota
Document Number: 2013-31059
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on January 27, 2014.
Charter Renewal for the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-31040
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Secretary of the Interior intends to renew the charter for the National Park System Advisory Board, in accordance with section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This action is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of statutory duties imposed upon the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-30993
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from private landowners in western Oregon who are authorized to transport timber over roads controlled by the BLM. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0168.
Notice of Availability of the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-30991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service (USFS) have prepared the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan (LUP) Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the BLM Casper, Kemmerer, Newcastle, Pinedale, Rawlins, and Rock Springs field offices and Bridger-Teton National Forest, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland Planning Units and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2013-30915
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This publishes notice of the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Revision of Language for Approval of Nontoxic Shot for Use in Waterfowl Hunting
Document Number: 2013-30873
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, revise our regulations regarding the approval of nontoxic shot types to make the regulations easier to understand. The language governing determination of Estimated Environmental Concentrations (EECs) in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems is altered to make clear the shot size and number of shot to be used in calculating the EECs. We specify the pH level to be used in calculating the EEC in water. We also move the requirement for in vitro testing to Tier 1, which will allow us to better assess applications and minimize the need for Tier 2 applications. We add language for withdrawal of shot types that have been demonstrated to have detrimental environmental or biological effects, or for which no suitable field-testing device is available. We expect these changes to reduce the time required for nontoxic shot approvals. Finally, we add fees to cover our costs in evaluating these applications.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-30863
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will conduct an open meeting on February 5, 2014, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2014-15 migratory bird hunting regulations.
Notice of January 10, 2014, Meeting of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-30791
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the seventh meeting of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee.
Notice of 2014 Meetings for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2013-30786
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16) the National Park Service is hereby giving notice for the 2014 schedule of meetings for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission. The Commission was authorized by Congress and signed by the President on March 30, 2009, (Pub. L. 111- 11, Title VII, Subtitle A, Section 7001, Subsection e), ``to advise the Secretary in the development and implementation of the management plan.'' Agendas for these meetings will be provided on the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Web site: http://www.nps.gov/pagr/ parkmgmt/federal-advisory-commission.htm.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus
Document Number: 2013-30750
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On October 3, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposal to list the yellow-billed cuckoo in the western portion of the United States, Canada, and Mexico (western yellow-billed cuckoo) as a threatened distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We now announce the reopening of the comment period for our October 3, 2013, proposed rule to ensure the public has sufficient time to comment on the proposal for this species.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Bowie, AZ
Document Number: 2013-30682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Bowie National Historic Site 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 Fort Bowie National Historic Site. 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: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, MT
Document Number: 2013-30680
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site 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 Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. 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: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2013-30677
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University 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 Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University. 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.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Application and Performance Reporting for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-30623
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2013-30621
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gemfield Mine Project, Esmeralda County, NV
Document Number: 2013-30618
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tonopah Field Office, Tonopah, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose impacts associated with the Gemfield Mine Project, a proposed open pit gold mine and associated processing and ancillary facilities. The project would be located on public and private land in Esmeralda County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-30588
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-30587
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts
Document Number: 2013-30577
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposes to extend the following expiring concession contracts for a period of up to 1 (one) year, or until the effective date of a new contract, whichever occurs sooner.
Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services
Document Number: 2013-30574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the terms of existing concession contracts, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service intends to request a continuation of visitor services for the periods specified below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-30566
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of one form, `9-4117-MA, Consolidated Consumers' Report'. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2014.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form
Document Number: 2013-30565
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation
Document Number: 2013-30583
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the No Child Left Behind Act authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0163. This information collection expires March 31, 2014.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Count
Document Number: 2013-30582
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B and C Child Count authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0176. This information collection expires May 31, 2014.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Land in Sierra County, NM
Document Number: 2013-30485
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined 30.12 acres of public land in Sierra County, New Mexico, and found them suitable for classification for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. A closed landfill currently exists on the property under an R&PP Act lease, and the City of Truth or Consequences proposes to continue its use for the existing landfill. The land is not needed for any Federal purpose and is encumbered by an existing landfill. A conveyance would allow the City of Truth or Consequences to continue monitoring the landfill in accordance with the approved closure plan.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret
Document Number: 2013-30481
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a revised recovery plan for the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). This species is federally listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse With Special Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2013-30433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On October 28, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposal to list the bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, with a special rule, and to designate critical habitat. We announce the extension of the comment periods for our October 28, 2013, proposed rules to ensure the public has sufficient time to comment on these proposals, which involve many stakeholders. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on the October 28, 2013, proposed listing rule and proposed critical habitat rule for the bi-State DPS of greater sage-grouse.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-30307
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
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 recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of an endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.
Environmental Action Statement Screening Form and Proposed Amendment to the Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2013-30305
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the environmental action statement screening form and the draft amendment to the Agricultural Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) (LEPC) in Oklahoma, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) (applicant) has applied for an amendment of their existing CCAA, with a major amendment to increase enrollment from 200,000 acres to 400,000 acres by 2037 throughout the 14 Oklahoma counties described in the CCAA.
Grant Program To Assess, Evaluate, and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Document Number: 2013-30282
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior, through the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), solicits grant proposals from federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development organizations for projects that promote processing, use, or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. Grant awards are subject to the availability of funds as appropriated by Congress. Awards must be used by an Indian tribe to develop a tribal energy and mineral resource inventory, a tribal energy and mineral resource on Indian land, or a report necessary to develop energy and mineral resources on Indian lands.
Grant Program To Build Tribal Energy Development Capacity
Document Number: 2013-30281
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), is soliciting grant proposals from Indian tribes for projects to build tribal capacity for energy resource development under the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) grant program. Under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Act), Congress appropriates funds on a year-to-year basis to DOI for grants of funds to Indian tribes for use in assessing, developing, and obtaining the managerial and technical capacity needed to develop energy resources on Indian land and properly account for energy resource production and revenues. We will use a competitive evaluation process based on criteria stated in the Supplementary Information section of this notice to select projects for funding awards.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, UT
Document Number: 2013-30225
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and associated regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of a proposal to develop oil and natural gas in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah. This notice announces a 45-day public comment period to meet the requirements of NEPA and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana
Document Number: 2013-30165
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate critical habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 230.2 acres (93.1 hectares) in San Francisco County, California, fall within the boundaries of the final critical habitat designation. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for A. franciscana under the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod) and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2013-30164
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, affirm our determination to list Eriogonum codium (Umtanum desert buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs bladderpod) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This affirmation of a previously published final rule implements the Federal protections provided by the Act for these species. We also affirm our designation of critical habitat for Umtanum desert buckwheat and revise our designation of critical habitat for White Bluffs bladderpod under the Act. In total, approximately 344 acres (139 hectares) are designated as critical habitat for Umtanum desert buckwheat in Benton County, Washington, and approximately 2,033 acres (823 hectares) are designated as critical habitat for White Bluffs bladderpod in Franklin County, Washington.
Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Appointments
Document Number: 2013-29962
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the names of individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of the Department of the Interior Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia
Document Number: 2013-30257
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study (GMP/WS) for Fort Pulaski National Monument (national monument). On September 30, 2013, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Tri-County Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, New Mexico
Document Number: 2013-30226
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to prepare a Supplement to the Tri-County Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues specific to oil and gas development and lands with wilderness characteristics. When completed, the Tri-County RMP will replace the White Sands RMP (1986) and portions of the Mimbres RMP (1993).
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Sheridan County, WY
Document Number: 2013-30223
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management proposes to sell eight parcels of public land totaling 208.12 acres in Sheridan County, Wyoming, to Farmland Reserve, Inc. (FRI) under the direct sale provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), for not less than the appraised fair market value of $88,450.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Campbell County, WY
Document Number: 2013-30206
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management proposes to sell on a non- competitive basis a parcel of public land totaling 4.15 acres in Campbell County, Wyoming, to the Craig G. and Peggy S. Means Revocable Trust under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), for not less than the appraised fair market value of $1,765.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Coleman's Coralroot
Document Number: 2013-29967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-19
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 Hexalectris colemanii (Coleman's coralroot) as an endangered or threatened species and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing Coleman's coralroot is not warranted at this time. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the threats to the species or its habitat at any time.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Draft Oil and Gas Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2013-30196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), received an application for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), for take associated with implementation of a lesser prairie-chicken Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) throughout the species' range in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The intent of the CCAA is to provide the oil and gas industry with the opportunity to voluntarily conserve the lesser prairie-chicken and its habitat, in a manner that would contribute to precluding the need to list the species, while carrying out their oil and gas activities. The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is the permit applicant and proposes to convey incidental take authorization to oil and gas companies that enroll in the CCAA through certificates of inclusion. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential impacts of issuance of the permit and implementation of the proposed CCAA, as well as two alternatives to the proposed action. The permit application, draft CCAA, and draft EA are available for public review, and we seek public comment on these documents and potential issuance of the permit.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-30112
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from individuals, private entities, and State or local governments seeking leases, permits, and easements for the use, occupancy, or development of public lands administered by the BLM. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0009.
Public Land Order No. 7822; Partial Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated May 2, 1919; Wyoming
Document Number: 2013-30085
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes a Secretarial Order insofar as it affects 1,106.76 acres of public lands withdrawn on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation for the Shoshone Reclamation Project.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-30064
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
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 to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 3 (ATLW3) Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Maryland-Proposed Sale Notice
Document Number: 2013-29977
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
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) offshore Maryland, pursuant to BOEM's regulations at 30 CFR 585.216. BOEM proposes to offer for sale two leases, Lease OCS-A 0489 and Lease OCS-A 0490. BOEM will use a multiple-factor auction for the lease sale. In this PSN, you will find information pertaining to the areas available for leasing, proposed lease provisions and conditions, auction details, the lease form, criteria for evaluating competing bids, award procedures, appeal procedures, and lease execution. BOEM invites comments during a 60-day comment period following publication of this notice. The issuance of the proposed leases resulting from this sale would not constitute an approval of project-specific plans to develop offshore wind energy. Such plans, expected to be submitted by successful lessees, will be subject to subsequent environmental and public review prior to a decision to proceed with development.
Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project, CA; Record of Decision
Document Number: 2013-30016
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), announce that the record of decision (ROD) for the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Princeton, Codora, Glenn & Provident Irrigation Districts (PCGID-PID) Pumping Plan/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project is now available. The ROD includes a statement of the decisions made, the basis for the decisions, a description of the alternative considered, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, an overview of the measures to minimize environmental impacts, and a summary of public involvement in the decision-making process.
Alaska Native Claims Selections
Document Number: 2013-29982
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Koniag, Inc. The decision will approve conveyance of only the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The lands are located on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and aggregate 45.57 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Anchorage Daily News.