Department of the Interior December 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.