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

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National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-05305
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Information Collection: Project Planning for the Use of OCS Sand, Gravel, and Shell Resources in Construction Projects That Qualify for a Negotiated Noncompetitive Agreement; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-05300
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR concerns the paperwork requirements that respondents will submit to BOEM to obtain Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sand, gravel, and shell resources for use in shore protection, beach and coastal restoration, and other authorized projects that qualify for a negotiated noncompetitive agreement. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-05298
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on April 1-2, 2014 at the South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240. The meeting will be held in the first floor Auditorium. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was established to advise the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include: Leadership Dialogue 2014 NGAC Guidance FGDC Initiatives (NSDI Strategic Plan, Geospatial Platform, Geospatial Portfolio Management) NGAC Subcommittee Activities NGAC Action Plan The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment on April 2. Comments may also be submitted to the NGAC in writing. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance. Please register by contacting Arista Maher at the U.S. Geological Survey (703-648-6283, amaher@usgs.gov). Registrations are due by March 28, 2014. While the meeting will be open to the public, registration is required for entrance to the South Interior Building, and seating may be limited due to room capacity.
Final General Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North Carolina
Document Number: 2014-05296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan (Final EIS/GMP) for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North Carolina. Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose of the national monument, the Final EIS/GMP will guide the management of the national monument over the next 20+ years.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Backcountry Access Plan for Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Document Number: 2014-05284
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the NPS will prepare an EIS for the Backcountry Access Plan for the Big Cypress National Preserve (Preserve). This notice initiates the pubic scoping process for this EIS.
Public Land Order No. 7823; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7032; Alaska
Document Number: 2014-05278
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7032, issued effective March 10, 1994, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the archaeological, historical, and cultural resource integrity of the Paleoindian site known as Mesa Site, which would otherwise expire on March 9, 2014.
U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group (USEITI MSG) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-05213
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces the next four meetings of the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Multi- Stakeholder Group (MSG) Advisory Committee.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: 2014-05200
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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.
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-05198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the John DaySnake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits
Document Number: 2014-05197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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 a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Institute of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK
Document Number: 2014-05188
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Institute of the Great Plains has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, 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 associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Institute of the Great Plains. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Del Norte County Historical Society, Crescent City, CA
Document Number: 2014-05187
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Del Norte County Historical Society, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Del Norte County Historical Society. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Texas Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2014-04917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposes revisions to its regulations regarding annual permit fees. Texas intends to revise its program to improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Texas program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Geological and Geophysical Exploration (G&G) on the Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: 2014-05046
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), BOEM has prepared a Final Programmatic EIS to describe and evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with reasonably foreseeable G&G survey activities in Federal waters overlying the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS, as well as potentially interconnected or interrelated activities in adjacent State waters, as described in the Supplemental Information section below. These activities include, but are not limited to, seismic surveys (deep penetration and high-resolution geophysical), electromagnetic surveys, geological and geochemical sampling, and remote sensing surveys. The Final Programmatic EIS covers reasonably foreseeable G&G activities associated with the three program areas managed by BOEM on the OCS (i.e., oil and gas exploration and development, renewable energy, and marine minerals). The Final Programmatic EIS also evaluates mitigating measures to reduce potential impacts of G&G activities on marine resources, such as sound impacts to marine species and bottom-disturbance impacts on benthic communities and cultural resources.
Allocation of Duty-Exemptions for Calendar Year 2014 for Watch Producers Located in the United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2014-05013
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
This action allocates calendar year 2014 duty exemptions for watch assembly producers (``program producers'') located in the United States Virgin Islands (``USVI'') pursuant to Public Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465, Public Law 106-36 and Public Law 108-429 (``the Act'').
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-04985
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council is soliciting nominations for the Public Advisory Committee, which advises the Trustee Council on decisions related to the planning, evaluation, funds allocation, and conduct of injury assessment and restoration activities related to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989. Public Advisory Committee members will be selected by the Secretary of the Interior to serve a 24-month term, which will begin on October 1, 2014.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee-Notice of Renewal
Document Number: 2014-04883
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior is renewing the OCS Scientific Committee. The OCS Scientific Committee provides advice on the feasibility, appropriateness, and scientific value of the OCS Environmental Studies Program to the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The Committee reviews the relevance of the research and data being produced to meet BOEM's scientific information needs for decision making and may recommend changes in scope, direction, and emphasis.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: 2014-04864
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
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 October 1, 2013, through December 31, 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.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of Washington State
Document Number: 2014-04846
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 20.16 acres, more or less, as an addition to and becoming a part of the Reservation of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe on 2/24/14 . This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by part 209 of the Departmental Manual.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District for Proposed Incidental Take Permit Addressing Take of Two Federally Listed Species in Central Texas
Document Number: 2014-04825
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we intend to prepare a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the impacts of, and alternatives to, the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit to the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (District). The permit, issued under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), would allow for potential take of two federally listed species associated with the ongoing management and withdrawal of groundwater from the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer (Aquifer) in Central Texas.
Migratory Bird Permits; Extension of Expiration Dates for Double-Crested Cormorant Depredation Orders
Document Number: 2014-04824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose revisions to the two existing depredation orders for double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) at 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48. We propose to extend the expiration dates from these depredation orders for 5 years. We do so to allow State and tribal resource management agencies to continue to manage double-crested cormorant problems under the terms and conditions of the depredation orders and gather data on the effects of double-crested cormorant control actions. If we do not extend these depredation orders, any action to control depredating double-crested cormorants after June 30, 2014, will require a permit. We have prepared a draft environmental assessment (DEA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with this extension. Additionally, we propose to change the annual reporting date for the depredation order to protect public resources (50 CFR 21.48), to remove requirements for cormorant control activities around bald eagles and bald eagle nests for both depredation orders, and to recommend use of the National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines for both depredation orders. We invite the public to comment on the DEA and our proposed revisions to the regulations.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Jaguar
Document Number: 2014-03485
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the jaguar (Panthera onca) under the Endangered Species Act, as amended. In total, approximately 309,263 hectares (764,207 acres) in Pima, Santa Cruz, and Cochise Counties, Arizona, and Hidalgo County, New Mexico, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This designation fulfills our obligations under a settlement agreement. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for jaguar under the Endangered Species Act.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-04711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information that is necessary to balance sales of helium to Federal agencies with purchases of helium from the Secretary of the Interior. The OMB has assigned control number 1004-0179 to this collection.
Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Shoshone County, ID
Document Number: 2014-04710
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a closure is in effect on public lands administered by the Coeur d'Alene Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Revised Recovery Plan for the Pallid Sturgeon
Document Number: 2014-04698
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a final revised recovery plan for the pallid sturgeon. This fish species is federally listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Endangered and Threatened Species; Permits Issued
Document Number: 2014-04696
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
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). With some exceptions, the Act prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity.
Endangered Wildlife and Plants; Interstate Commerce and Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2014-04694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
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 for interstate commerce permits and recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of 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.
Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04676
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council). The Council's purpose is to provide expertise and support to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
Document Number: 2014-04656
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council).
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2014-04650
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
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; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sharpnose Shiner and Smalleye Shiner
Document Number: 2014-04465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
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 the August 6, 2013, proposed designation of critical habitat for the sharpnose shiner (Notropis oxyrhynchus) and smalleye shiner (N. buccula) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for sharpnose shiner and smalleye shiner and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed critical habitat rule, 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Arctostaphylos Pallida
Document Number: 2014-04586
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for Arctostaphylos pallida (pallid manzanita) for public review and comment. The recovery plan includes recovery objectives and criteria, and specific actions necessary to achieve removal of the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.
Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-04574
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in Fiscal Year 2014. The meetings are open to the public.
Notice of Use Authorizations; Special Recreation Permits, Other than on Developed Recreation Sites; Adjustment in Fees
Document Number: 2014-04573
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is adjusting certain special recreation permit fees for various recreation activities on BLM-administered public lands and related waters. The BLM is adjusting the minimum fee for commercial, competitive, and organized group activities or events.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-04567
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-04550
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council (MAC) will meet as indicated below.