Department of the Interior January 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2014-00348
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-13
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 species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog and the Northern Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, and Threatened Status for the Yosemite Toad and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2014-00281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our April 25, 2013, proposed rule to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog (populations that occur north of the Tehachapi Mountains) as endangered species, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are also reopening the public comment period on our April 25, 2013, proposed rule to designate critical habitat for these species. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern DPS of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and the Yosemite toad and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are also announcing the location and time of a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposals, as well as the times and locations of two public meetings. We are reopening the comment periods to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rules, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2015-16 and 2016-17 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish Regulations
Document Number: 2014-00239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This proposed rule would establish regulations for fish and shellfish seasons, harvest limits, methods and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for subsistence uses during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years and subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence fish and shellfish taking regulations. This proposed rule would also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-00196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from applicants for grazing permits and leases, and from holders of grazing permits and leases. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0041 to this information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 6-Month Extension of Final Determination for the Proposed Listing of the Zuni Bluehead Sucker as an Endangered Species
Document Number: 2014-00164
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the deadline for a final determination concerning the listing of the Zuni bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi) as an endangered species. We also reopen the comment period on the proposed rule to list this species as an endangered species. We are taking this action because there is substantial disagreement regarding the sufficiency or accuracy of the available data relevant to our determination regarding the proposed listing rule, making it necessary to solicit additional information by reopening the comment period for 30 days.
Camas National Wildlife Refuge, Jefferson County, ID; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-00136
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the Camas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, Refuge), in Hamer, Idaho, for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/EA describes our proposal for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Cape Krusenstern National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), Lake Clark National Park SRC, Aniakchak National Monument SRC, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meetings
Document Number: 2014-00115
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-09
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 (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Cape Krusenstern National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Aniakchak National Monument SRC, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will hold meetings to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487 (16 U.S.C. 3118). Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Thursday, January 23, 2014, and Friday, January 24, 2014, at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue, AK. For more detailed information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Frank Hays, Superintendent, at (907) 442-3890; Ken Adkisson, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 443-2522; or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752, or visit the monument Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/cakr/ contacts.htm. Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Lake Clark National Park SRC will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until business is completed on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Pedro Bay Village Council Building in Pedro Bay, AK. For more detailed information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Margaret Goodro, Superintendent, at (907) 644-3626; Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 235-7891; or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Lake Clark National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at 240 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 236, Anchorage, AK 9950, or visit the park Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/lacl/contacts.htm. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until business is completed on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at the Port Heiden Community Building in Port Heiden, AK. For more detailed information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Diane Chung, Superintendent, at (907) 246-3305; Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 235-7891; or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Aniakchak National Monument SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613, or visit the park Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/ania/contacts.htm. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Ahtna Cultural Center in Copper Center, AK. If SRC business is completed on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the SRC will adjourn the meeting and not meet on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Teleconferencing is available upon request. Teleconference participants should contact Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Coordinator, via email at: barbara_cellarius@nps.gov or telephone (907) 822-7236 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, to request call-in information. For more detailed information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Rick Obernesser, Superintendent, at (907) 822-5234; Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 822-7236; or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99753, or visit the park Web site at: https://www.nps.gov/wrst/contacts.htm. Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, and Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the NPS Office, in Bettles, AK. For more detailed information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent, or Marcy Okada, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 457-5752; or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at 4175 Geist Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, or visit the park Web site at: https:// www.nps.gov/gaar/contacts.htm. National Park SRC Proposed Meeting Agenda:
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2014-00077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: Arvin-Edison Water Storage District City of Fresno Terra Bella Irrigation District To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have each developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy is invited at this time.
Notice of Availability: Low-Effect Screening Form and Proposed Bosque Canyon Ranch Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Bosque County, Texas
Document Number: 2014-00082
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the low-effect screening form (LESF) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, that supports a categorical exclusion for the draft Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan (dHCP), and the incidental take permit application for the Bosque Canyon Ranch in Bosque County, TX. The Bosque Canyon Ranch (Applicant), has applied for an incidental take permit (ITP) under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended. The requested permit, which would be in effect for a period of 50 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) resulting from residential development and operation of the property.
Notice of Renewal of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-00081
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Secretary of the Interior is giving notice of the renewal of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. The Council provides advice and recommendations on mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Chromolaena frustrata (Cape Sable Thoroughwort)
Document Number: 2013-31576
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the Chromolaena frustrata (Cape Sable thoroughwort) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 10,968 acres (4,439 hectares) in Miami- Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for this species under the Act for the conservation of the species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Recovery Plan for the Gulf Coast Jaguarundi
Document Number: 2013-31533
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of our final recovery plan for the Gulf Coast jaguarundi under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We have developed this final recovery plan to comply with a September 16, 2010, Stipulated Settlement Agreement between WildEarth Guardians and the Secretary of the Interior. This species historically occurred in southern Texas in the United States, and is currently known to occur in eastern Mexico as far south as Veracruz.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV
Document Number: 2013-31458
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Elko, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period will be available. Dates and Times: The three RACs will meet on Thursday, February 6, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, February 7, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A public comment period will be held and additional information will be included in the agenda, which will be available two weeks prior to the meetings at www.blm.gov/nv.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2013-31449
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent to Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Taos Field Office and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment for the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, NM
Document Number: 2013-31440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), and Presidential Proclamation No. 8946 (Establishment of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument) (March 25,2013), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office, Taos, New Mexico, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the R[iacute]o Grande del Norte National Monument (Monument) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Preparation of an Environmental Assessment in Consideration of Issuance of a Bald Eagle Programmatic Take Permit and Implementation of the Associated Eagle Conservation Plan for the Great Bay Wind Energy Project, Somerset County, Maryland
Document Number: 2013-31394
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to address the potential impacts of the issuance of a programmatic eagle take permit (permit) pursuant to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA). The permit would authorize the taking of bald eagles associated with the construction and operation of the proposed Great Bay Wind Energy Project (Project) and implementation of an associated eagle conservation plan (ECP). The issuance of an eagle take permit is a Federal action subject to analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). We provide this notice to announce the initiation of a public scoping period during which we invite other agencies and the public to submit written comments that provide suggestions and information on the scope of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EA. We also announce that we will hold a public meeting where oral and written comments will also be accepted.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 2013-31386
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-02
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), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below.