Department of the Interior June 5, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notice of Meetings of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
This notice sets forth the dates of the next three meetings of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission. The Commission meeting locations may change based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. If a meeting location is changed, the Superintendent will issue a press release and use local newspapers to announce the meeting.
Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams and Supplemental Official Outer Continental Shelf Block Diagrams
Notice is hereby given that effective with this publication, the following NAD 27-based Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Official Protraction Diagrams (OPDs) and Supplemental Official OCS Block Diagrams (SOBDs) located in the Gulf of Mexico with revision date as indicated, are now available. The BOEM, in accordance with its authority and responsibility under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, 43 USC 1331 et seq., is updating the basic record used for the description of renewable energy, mineral, and oil and gas lease sales in the geographic areas they represent. Specifically, the 1.4 nautical mile ``Area'' designation as described in Article IV, Paragraph 1, of the Treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States on the delimitation of the continental shelf in the Western Gulf of Mexico beyond 200 nautical miles, signed June 9, 2000, has been removed from the Keathley Canyon, Sigsbee Escarpment, and Amery Terrace OPDs and associated SOBDs. Other information associated with the ``Area'' has been removed as well. Article IV, Paragraph 1, prohibited exploration and development in the ``Area.'' Pursuant to a Note signed by the U.S. and Mexico on June 22, 2010, Article IV, Paragraph 1, of the 2000 Treaty was due to expire on January 17, 2014. The expiration date was extended by exchange of diplomatic notes on January 17, 2014, to July 17, 2014, or until the day the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico enters into force, whichever is sooner. Due to the upcoming expiration of Article IV, Paragraph 1, of the Treaty, BOEM is updating relevant OPDs and SOBDs accordingly.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Final Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby given that the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have prepared a Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Final Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final Phase III ERP/PEIS). The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS considers programmatic alternatives comprised of early restoration project types that would restore natural resources, ecological services, and recreational use services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and related response actions. The Trustees additionally propose to select 44 specific early restoration projects for implementation that are consistent with the proposed preferred early restoration program alternative. The Trustees have developed restoration alternatives and projects to utilize funds for early restoration being provided under the Framework for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Framework Agreement) discussed below. The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS evaluates these programmatic restoration alternatives and projects under criteria set forth in the natural resource damage assessment regulations and the Framework Agreement. The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS also evaluates the environmental consequences of the restoration alternatives and projects under NEPA. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Final Phase III ERP/PEIS.