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

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Bridges National Monument, Moab, UT
Document Number: 2013-28909
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Bridges National Monument has completed an inventory of human remains and an associated funerary object, 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 associated funerary object 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 and associated funerary object should submit a written request to Natural Bridges National Monument. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Bicycling
Document Number: 2013-28894
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Through the preparation of a Multi-Use Trail Environmental Assessment, the National Park Service has decided to construct an unpaved, multi-use recreational trail in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The multi-use trail will be approximately 22 miles in length and be open to pedestrian and bicycle use only. National Park Service regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate new routes for bicycle use off park roads and outside developed areas. The multi-use trail will consist of five contiguous sections constructed in five phases, as resources become available. This multi-use trail will help address the lack of land-based recreational opportunities in the region; increase the availability of interpretive resources in the recreation area; provide a firebreak at the urban-wildland interface; and improve access for emergency response personnel.
Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-28873
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dominguez- Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Information Collection Activities: Application for Permit To Drill; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28835
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The submission of this information collection request (ICR) is necessary so that both industry and BSEE have a better understanding of the regulatory requirements associated with all supporting data and information that is submitted with an Application for Permit to Drill (APD), a Revised APD, and the Supplemental APD Information Sheet under the multiple subparts. This ICR will separate out the hours and non- hour cost burdens associated with APDs and Supplemental APDs from its currently approved IC into its own separate collection; it will also reflect more accurate burden estimates.
Information Collection Activities: Application for Permit To Modify; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28834
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The submission of this information collection request (ICR) is necessary so that both industry and BSEE have a better understanding of the regulatory requirements associated with all supporting data and information that is submitted with an Application for Permit to Modify (APM) under the multiple subparts. This ICR will separate out the hours and non-hour cost burdens associated with APMs from its currently approved IC into its own separate collection; it will also reflect more accurate burden estimates.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 11 Tarantula Species in the Genus Poecilotheria as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2013-28553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list 11 tarantula species in the genus Poecilotheria as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific and commercial information indicating that listing these species may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of these species to determine if listing these 11 species is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we request scientific and commercial data and other information regarding these species. At the conclusion of this review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Snowmobiles and Off-Road Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2013-28788
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service amends the special regulations for Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado, to designate routes, water surfaces, and areas where snowmobiles or motor vehicles may be used off park roads.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2013-28765
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2013-28760
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: 2013-28728
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM, in accordance with Federal regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs). These documents were prepared during the period July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, for oil, gas, and mineral-related activities that were proposed in the Gulf of Mexico, and are more specifically described in the Supplementary Information Section of this notice.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Northern Long-Eared Bat as an Endangered Species
Document Number: 2013-28705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On October 2, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the eastern small-footed bat (Myotis leibii) and the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and to designate critical habitat. After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we found that listing the eastern small-footed bat is not warranted but listing the northern long-eared bat is warranted. Accordingly, we proposed to list the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species throughout its range under the Act. In the October 2, 2013, proposed rule, we also determined that critical habitat for the northern long-eared bat is not determinable at this time. We announce the extension of the comment period for our October 2, 2013, proposed rule to ensure the public has sufficient time to comment on the proposal for this wide-ranging species that involves many stakeholders. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on the October 2, 2013, proposed listing rule for the northern long-eared bat.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27084
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1204, and 1206. This ICR pertains to (1) Federal oil and gas valuation regulations, which include transportation and processing regulatory allowance limits; and (2) accounting and auditing relief for marginal properties. This ICR also includes Form ONRR-4393, Request to Exceed Regulatory Allowance Limitation. Effective January 1, 2014, ONRR will discontinue the information collection requirements of the Stripper Oil royalty rate reductions in this ICR. The revised title of this ICR is ``Federal Oil and Gas Valuation30 CFR Parts 1202, 1204, and 1206.''