Privacy Act Regulations; Exemption for the Debarment and Suspension Program
The Department of the Interior is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt certain records of the Debarment and Suspension Program system of records from particular provisions of the Privacy Act because these records contain investigatory material.
Establishment of New Fees for the Rob Jaggers Camping Area in the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area, New Mexico
Pursuant to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roswell Field Office has established expanded amenity fees for services provided at the Rob Jaggers Camping Area within the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA) in New Mexico.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance, Alpena County, MI
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification and conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43.08 acres of land on Thunder Bay Island in Alpena Township, Michigan. Alpena Township proposes to acquire the lighthouse and surrounding land on Thunder Bay Island to use as a historic site.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Lease, Partial Change of Use of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
In accordance with the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, Clark County requests to change the use of a portion of a previously approved R&PP lease in Clark County, Nevada (N-51437). Clark County proposes to change the use of 5 acres of an R&PP lease from a tree farm to a public park.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Carbon County, UT
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of 280 acres of public land in Carbon County, Utah, to Hunt Consolidated, Inc., under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, at not less than the fair market value of $196,000.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Washington County, UT
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer six parcels of public land totaling 191 acres in Washington County, Utah, by competitive, sealed bid followed by a live oral auction, at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV). The sale parcels will be offered pursuant to Section 203 and Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the applicable BLM land- sale regulations.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies; Correction
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 12, 2014, that determined endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for the Florida leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis) and Bartram's scrub-hairstreak (Strymon acis bartrami), two butterflies endemic to South Florida. In that rule, we made an error in our amendatory language. With this document, we correct our error.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Island Marble Butterfly as an Endangered Species
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce our 90-day finding on a petition To list the island marble butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial data indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, we are notifying the public that when resources become available, we will be conducting a review of the status of this subspecies to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. In order to assure that the best scientific and commercial data informs the status review and, if warranted, the subsequent listing determination, and to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to provide information for consideration for the status review, we are requesting information regarding the island marble butterfly. Based on the results of our status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.
Risk Management, Financial Assurance and Loss Prevention
BOEM is seeking comments and information regarding its effort to update its regulations and program oversight for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) financial assurance requirements. When BOEM's existing bonding regulations were originally drafted and first implemented, the principal risks associated with OCS leases were non-payment of rents and royalties, noncompliance with laws and regulations, and potential problems due to bankruptcy. While potentially significant, such risks were generally well-known and of limited complexity, size and scope. Due to increasingly complex business, functional, organizational and financial issues and vast differences in costs associated with expanded and varied offshore activities, BOEM has recognized the need to develop a comprehensive program to assist in identifying, prioritizing, and managing the risks associated with industry activities on the OCS. BOEM intends to design and implement a more robust and comprehensive risk management, financial assurance and loss prevention program to address these complex issues and cost differences associated with offshore operations. To do so, BOEM is seeking stakeholder comments regarding various risk management and monitoring activities pertaining to financial risks to taxpayers that may result from activities on the OCS. This notice specifically discusses the bonding and financial assurance program for BOEM's offshore oil and gas program. However, we also welcome the submission of comments on the analogous bonding and financial assurance program for BOEM's offshore renewable energy and hard minerals programs. BOEM currently requires lessees to provide performance bonds and/or one of various alternative forms of financial assurance to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of leases, Rights-of-Use and Easements (RUEs) and Pipeline Rights-of-Way (ROWs). BOEM is seeking comments on who is best suited to mitigate risks and whether the correct parties are providing guarantees and other forms of financial assurance, as well as whether, or to what extent, the current forms of financial assurance are adequate and appropriate. Because costs and damages associated with oil spill financial responsibility (OSFR) are covered separately in the regulations, which is the subject of other proposed rulemakings on BOEM's regulatory agenda, BOEM is not soliciting comments on those regulations and their associated risk mitigation measures at this time.