Department of the Interior December 31, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2014-30725
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of the surface estate in the lands described below to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). 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., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2014-30724
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2014-30723
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of the surface estate in the lands described below to Atqasuk Corporation pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). These lands lie entirely within the National Petroleum ReserveAlaska. As provided by the ANCSA, the subsurface estate in lands lying within the Petroleum Reserve is not available for conveyance to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and will be reserved to the United States at the time of conveyance.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; County of San Diego, California
Document Number: 2014-30689
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Pauma Estates, Inc. (applicant) for a 5- year incidental take permit for the endangered arroyo toad pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are requesting comments on the permit application and on the preliminary determination that the proposed HCP qualifies as a ``low-effect'' Habitat Conservation Plan, eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. The basis for this determination is discussed in the environmental action statement (EAS) and associated low-effect screening form, which are also available for public review.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings on Two Petitions
Document Number: 2014-30574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on a petition to delist the coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica) and a petition to list the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus plexippus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that both petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of these subspecies to determine if the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that these status reviews are comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding these subspecies. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month findings on the petitions, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2014-30531
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting.