Department of the Interior August 15, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-19838
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
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 convey certain lands to Oceanside Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Oceanside Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Perryville, Alaska, and are located in:
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge, PR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2013-19808
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan and finding of no significant impact for the environmental assessment (Final CCP/ FONSI) for Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in the municipality of Mayag[uuml]ez, Puerto Rico. In the Final CCP/EA, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2013-19807
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
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 application for a recovery permit 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
Document Number: 2013-19794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), propose to list the Florida leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) and Bartram's scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami) butterflies as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to these species. The effect of these regulations is to conserve the Florida leafwing and Bartram's scrub-hairstreak under the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies
Document Number: 2013-19793
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Florida leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) and Bartram's scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami) butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 3,351 hectares (8,283 acres) in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation for the Florida leafwing butterfly, and approximately 3,748 hectares (9,261 acres) in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation for the Bartram's scrub-hairstreak butterfly.