Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0047
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for the permanent program performance standardssurface mining activities and underground mining activities.
Notice of Extension and Continuation of Concession Contracts
Under the provisions of current concession contracts and pending the completion of the public solicitation of a prospectus for a new concession contract, the National Park Service authorizes extension or continuation of visitor services for the contracts listed below until the dates shown under the terms and conditions of the current contract as amended. The extension of operations does not affect any rights with respect to selection for award of a new concession contract.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 63.96 acres, more or less, as the Stillaguamish Indian Reservation.
Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the Northwest Area Water Supply Project Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS). The originally announced comment period ends on August 11, 2014, but has been extended through September 10, 2014. The original notice of availability of the Draft SEIS and the public hearings was published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2014 (79 FR 36556).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Akuliak Incorporated. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., as Successor in Interest to Akuliak Incorporated. Akuliak Incorporated was the original ANCSA corporation for the village of Selawik, but merged with the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. in 1976 under the authority of PL 94-204. The lands are in the vicinity of Selawik, Alaska, and are located in:
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
National Bison Range Complex, Moiese, MT; Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Annual Funding Agreement With the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that our draft environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Annual Funding Agreement (AFA) with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) is available. The proposed AFA would allow CSKT to design, manage, and implement the biology, visitor services, fire, and maintenance program on the National Bison Range Complex. This draft EA describes and analyzes four alternatives, including the draft AFA and the No Action alternative.
We are proposing to amend our concessions contracts regulations to clarify that the Director may amend or extend a prospectus soliciting proposals for a concession contract prior to and including the proposal due date; and award a temporary concession contract. We are also updating consolidated information collection requirements.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse With Special Rule
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our October 28, 2013, proposed rule to list the bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, with a special rule. We are taking this action based on new information received regarding population trends, and recent State and Federal agency funding and staffing commitments for various conservation efforts associated with the Bi-State Action Plan, making it necessary to solicit feedback by reopening the comment period for 30 days. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final listing determination. We anticipate publishing a final listing determination on or before April 28, 2015.