Department of the Interior August 25, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition To Initiate Rulemaking; Use of Explosives on Surface Coal Mining Operations
Document Number: 2014-20171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), announce a 30-day extension of the comment period on a petition, submitted pursuant to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, (SMCRA or the Act), requesting that we amend our regulations governing the use of explosives to prohibit visible nitrogen oxide clouds. We are requesting comments on the merits of the petition and the rule changes suggested in the petition. Comments received will assist the Director of OSMRE in making the decision whether to grant or deny the petition.
Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.