Department of the Interior January 13, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement With the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the Abbott Lake Unit of the Feather River Wildlife Area in Sutter County, California
This notice advises the public that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application includes a proposed safe harbor agreement (agreement) between the Department and the Service for the federally-threatened valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) (beetle). The Agreement is available for public comment.
Hopper Mountain, Bitter Creek, and Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare Counties, CA
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announce the availability of a Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (CCP/EA), and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Hopper Mountain, Bitter Creek, and Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges or NWRs). The CCP/EA, prepared under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service will manage the three refuges for the next 15 years.
States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties
Final regulations that the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) published September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), provide two types of accounting and auditing relief for Federal onshore or Outer Continental Shelf lease production from marginal properties. As the regulations require, ONRR provided a list of qualifying marginal Federal oil and gas properties to States that received a portion of Federal royalties. Each State then decided whether to participate in one or both relief options. For calendar year 2013, we provide in this notice the affected States' decisions to allow one or both types of relief.
Endangered Species; Issuance of Permits
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
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) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.