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

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe-Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2014-02097
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe's Liquor Control Ordinance. The ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe's Indian country. This ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the jurisdiction of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their jurisdiction, and at the same time, will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government, and the delivery of tribal services.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-02059
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for Rights of Entry.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2014-01987
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Correction: Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV
Document Number: 2014-01931
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On Friday, January 3, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management published the Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV (79 FR 406). The address listed for this meeting was incorrect. On page 406, in the second column, on lines 40 through 42, the address for the meeting should be corrected to: ``High Desert Inn, 3015 Idaho Street, Elko, NV, 89801.''
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property and Casino Project for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin in the Town of Thompson, Sullivan County, New York
Document Number: 2014-01682
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is making available for public review the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed conveyance of 330 acres of land into trust status and construction of a gaming complex. The purpose of the proposed action is to help meet the Stockbridge-Munsee Community's (Tribe's) socio-economic needs.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Trail Management Plan, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, California
Document Number: 2014-01675
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The original Notice of Intent to prepare the Trail Management Plan was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2003, with an estimated completion date of 2004 for the joint EIS/EIR. The National Park Service (NPS) and state of California partner agencies conducted public scoping meetings in 2005 and gathered public comments on conceptual trail policies and map alternatives needed to prepare the Draft EIS/EIR. Owing to lack of funding, the NPS and partner agencies were unable to continue preparation of the EIS/EIR after the 2005 public scoping effort. State and federal funding for the EIS/EIR has now been secured, and the agencies are reinitiating joint preparation of the Trail Management Plan (TMP) and combined EIS/EIR. The NPS is the lead agency responsible for preparing the EIS, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) is the lead agency responsible for preparing the EIR. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) will be cooperating agencies in the EIS/EIR effort. Following publication of this Notice, CDPR will reissue a Notice of Preparation to initiate the preparation of a joint EIS/EIR pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Policy Act (CEQA).
Cancellation of Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call
Document Number: 2014-01911
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Jan. 23, 2014, Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting/ Conference Call is cancelled because a quorum cannot be met. If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office, Suite 500, 440 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; phone (801) 539-4195; or, sfoot@blm.gov.
Draft Strategic Growth Policy for the National Wildlife Refuge System
Document Number: 2014-01849
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose a policy to implement a strategic approach to the growth of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System, System). The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, requires that we ``plan and direct the continued growth of the System in a manner that is best designed to accomplish the mission of the System.'' This draft policy instructs the Refuge System to focus its protection measures on priority conservation features in order to ensure that our limited resources are directed to make the greatest contribution to the conservation of species in a strategic, cost-effective, and transparent manner. It ensures the growth of the System reflects our vision towards managing functional landscapes, enhancing our scientific rigor, improving our effectiveness, and involving our partners and the American people. We propose to incorporate this draft policy as Part 602, chapter 5 of the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual.
Final Determination Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Tolowa Nation
Document Number: 2014-01831
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Tolowa Nation (Petitioner 85) as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. The AS-IA makes this final determination (FD) because the petitioner does not satisfy one of the seven mandatory criteria in the applicable regulations (25 CFR 83.7), specifically criterion 83.7(b), and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. Based on the limited nature and extent of comment, and consistent with previous practices, the Department did not produce a separate detailed report or other summary under the criteria pertaining to this FD. This notice is the FD.
Notice of 2014 Meeting Schedule of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2014-01752
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of meetings of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau Advisory Commission occurring in 2014.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule
Document Number: 2014-01786
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the comment period on the December 11, 2013, proposed revised special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). In addition, we announce the reopening of the public comment period on the December 11, 2012, proposed rule to list the lesser prairie-chicken as a threatened species under the Act. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the final Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-Wide Conservation Plan, which has been prepared by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Interstate Working Group, and our endorsement of the plan, and we request comments on the plan as it relates to our determination of status under section 4(a)(1) of the Act. The final plan is available on the Internet in Docket No. FWS-R2- ES-2012-0071 at http://www.regulations.gov.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 12 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2014-01759
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 12 parcels of public land totaling approximately 120 acres in the Las Vegas Valley by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised fair market values (FMV). The sale parcels will be offered for sale pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Mesa County, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-01753
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure is in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office, Grand Junction, Colorado.
Endangered Species; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2014-01717
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the authority of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act).
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2014-01683
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 566 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on May 6, 2013 (78 FR 26384).
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: 2014-01531
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Notice of Public Meeting, Gateway West Project Subcommittee of the Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: 2014-01530
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gateway West Project Subcommittee of the Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold meetings as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission Meetings
Document Number: 2014-01527
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs
Document Number: 2014-01478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Oil and Gas Industry Activities
Document Number: 2014-01477
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Fisheries and Habitat Conservation; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ballville Dam Project on the Sandusky River, Sandusky County, Ohio
Document Number: 2014-01524
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) that has been prepared to evaluate the Ballville Dam Project, in Sandusky County, Ohio, in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We are also announcing a public meeting and requesting public comments.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-01473
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Final Comprehensive Conservation Plans and Findings of No Significant Impacts for Environmental Assessments for Four Southwestern Refuges (Ozark Plateau and Wichita Mountains, OK; Buffalo Lake and Texas Mid-Coast, TX)
Document Number: 2014-01471
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of four final comprehensive conservation plans (CCPs) and findings of no significant impacts (FONSIs) for the environmental assessments (EAs) for Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Ozark Plateau NWR, Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWRC), and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (WR). Additionally, the Texas Mid-coast NWRC final CCP includes a final Land Protection Plan. In these final CCPs, we describe how we intend to manage these refuges for the next 15 years.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2015 or Calendar Year 2015
Document Number: 2014-01468
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2014, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2015 or calendar year 2015.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2014-01456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; United States Park Police Personal History Statement
Document Number: 2014-01455
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Document Number: 2014-01262
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet via telephone to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This teleconference is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2014-01368
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-24
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 endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Proposed Finding Against Acknowledgment of the Meherrin Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2014-01353
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner known as the ``Meherrin Indian Tribe'' (MTB), Petitioner 119b, is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on an investigation which determined that the petitioner does not satisfy criterion 83.7(e) as set forth in the applicable regulations, and therefore, does not meet the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Proposed Finding for Federal Acknowledgment of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2014-01349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner known as the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (Petitioner 323), 331 Pocket Road, King William, VA 23086, c/o Mr. Kevin M. Brown, is an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a proposed finding (PF) that the petitioner satisfies the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment set forth in the applicable regulations, and thus, meets the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2014-01280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, or has an interest in, irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Inyo County, CA
Document Number: 2014-01275
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 61.81 acres of public land in Inyo County, California. The public land contains a solid waste landfill that has been closed to public use. The County of Inyo proposes to use the land to implement a long-term monitoring and closure plan for the landfill.
Call for Nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, Oregon
Document Number: 2014-01273
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests public nominations for seven people to serve on the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC). Citizens who serve on this group provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.
Notice of Application for Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Washington
Document Number: 2014-01272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7133 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 7133 withdrew approximately 496.22 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the mining laws in order to protect the Brown Mountain, Pal Moore Meadows, Teepee, Cedar Creek, and Flowery Trail Seed Orchards. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 7133 will expire on April 12, 2015, unless it is extended. This notice also gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed application and action and to request a public meeting.
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Reports
Document Number: 2014-01271
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we have revised our stock assessment reports (SAR) for two West Indian manatee stocks: the Florida manatee stock and the Puerto Rico stock of Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris and Trichechus manatus manatus, respectively), including incorporation of public comments. We now make these two final revised SARs available to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
Document Number: 2014-01264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2014-01263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2014-00836
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
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; 90-Day Findings on Five Petitions
Document Number: 2014-01184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on five petitions to list 19 species as endangered or threatened, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that these petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of these species to determine if the petitioned actions are warranted. In order to assure that the best scientific and commercial data informs the status review and, if warranted, the subsequent listing determinations, and to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to provide information for consideration for the status assessment, we are requesting information regarding these species (see Request for Information below). Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month findings on the petitions, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2014-01154
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report
Document Number: 2014-01145
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we have revised our stock assessment report (SAR) for the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) stock in California State, including incorporation of public comments. We now make our final revised SAR available to the public.
National Environmental Policy Act: Implementing Procedures; Addition to Categorical Exclusions for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Document Number: 2014-01144
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces a reopening of the public comment period on the proposed categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The proposed categorical exclusion pertains to adding species to the injurious wildlife list under the Lacey Act. The addition of this categorical exclusion to the Department of the Interior's Departmental Manual will improve conservation activities by making the NEPA process for listing injurious species more efficient. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision.
Notice of February 3, 2014, Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2014-01088
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the 292nd meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Notice of Meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2014-01077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the next meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska; Preparation of Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements Concerning Cattle Grazing on Wosnesenski and Chirikof Islands
Document Number: 2014-01024
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are in the process of identifying issues, and developing alternatives, to address the unauthorized grazing by cattle on two islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Wosnesenski and Chirikof. This effort is known as ``scoping'' and is an early step in a process to develop either Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of this notice is (1) to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intention to address grazing issues on Wosnesenski and Chirikof Islands and (2) to advise the public on how to provide suggestions and information regarding livestock grazing on these two islands.
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Great Falls, Montana; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-01013
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA) for Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex. In this final CCP, we describe how we intend to manage the refuge complex for the next 15 years.
Proposed Information Collection; Archeology Permit Applications and Reports
Document Number: 2014-01009
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Draft Wilderness Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada/Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada District
Document Number: 2014-01008
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announce the availability of Draft Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the NPS Lake Mead National Recreation Area and BLM Southern Nevada District Office. The jointly prepared Draft Wilderness Management Plan addresses management issues, identifies stewardship goals and objectives, proposes decision-making guidelines for administrative actions and visitor use, and provides guidelines for managing the Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon wilderness areas. The NPS and the BLM jointly manage three of these wilderness areas, and five of these areas are managed by the NPS. The proposed plan analyzes three alternatives for future management and use of the eight wilderness areas. Alternative A (no action alternative) reflects current wilderness management and serves as a baseline for comparison with the other alternatives. No major change would occur in the management of the wilderness areas. Alternative B (preferred alternative) generally focuses on identifying specific opportunities for access into the areas while still protecting the character of the wilderness areas. Alternative C provides a higher level of access and visitor use management while still protecting the overall character of the wilderness areas.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: 2014-01005
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. The Act and the National Environmental Policy Act also require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-00981
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service