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Notice of Inventory Completion: Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Document Number: 2014-27142
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Indiana University NAGPRA Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2014-27141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present- day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Document Number: 2014-27140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Illinois State Museum has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no compelling evidence of cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Illinois State Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN
Document Number: 2014-27136
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2014-27107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2014-27101
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice To Amend an Existing System of Records
Document Number: 2014-27033
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to amend the Bureau of Indian Affairs Privacy Act system of records titled, Trust Asset and Accounting Management SystemInterior, BIA-04. The amendment would update the system location, categories of individuals covered, categories of records, authority for maintenance, storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, notification procedures, records access and contesting procedures, records source categories. It would also update the routine uses to include activities related to land consolidation of fractionated lands. The system provides the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal users access to trust asset data and trust asset management tools to create, modify, and maintain records relating to land ownership, contracts and leases, and beneficial owners.
Draft Multi-Species General Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment; Douglas County, Washington
Document Number: 2014-27021
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft multi-species general conservation plan (MSGCP) for Douglas County, Washington. The Service and the Foster Creek Conservation District (FCCD) developed the draft MSGCP as a programmatic approach to streamline the development of individual farm plans by non-Federal agricultural landowners and operators to facilitate their applying for incidental take permits (ITPs) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The ITPs would authorize take of the federally endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit and three other nonlisted species, should they become listed, resulting from otherwise lawful activities on non- Federal agricultural lands within Douglas County. The Service also announces the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) for public review and comment.
Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat Preservation Area of Critical Environmental Concern (LPC ACEC) Livestock Grazing Subcommittee, New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-27016
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Pecos District Resource Advisory Council's (RAC) Lesser Prairie- Chicken (LPC) Habitat Preservation Area of Critical Environmental Concerns (ACEC) Livestock Grazing Subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
National Environmental Policy Act: Implementing Procedures; Additions to Categorical Exclusions for Bureau of Indian Affairs (516 DM 10)
Document Number: 2014-27015
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces proposed additions to the categorical exclusions (CE) included in the Departmental Manual 516 DM 10. The three proposed CEs pertain to limited timber harvesting on Indian lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection (OMB Control Number 1006-0003)
Document Number: 2014-27014
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, intend to seek approval of the following information collection set to expire on September 30, 2015: Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application, 43 CFR 429 (Form 7-2540), OMB Control Number 1006-0003. Before submitting the information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, we are soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request Comments for 1029-0047
Document Number: 2014-27005
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has forwarded the information collection renewal request relating to the permanent program performance standardssurface mining activities and underground mining activities, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB and assigned control number 1029-0047.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2014-27004
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This publishes notice of the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-26928
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Meeting, Committee for the Preservation of the White House
Document Number: 2014-26923
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16) that a meeting of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House will be held at the White House at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-26921
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council. The agenda includes a presentation by Cathy Stanton, anthropologist, lecturer, and writer who has been investigating the origins of the cottages located on Peddocks Island and is exploring whether this area can be classified as a ``community'' within the Boston Harbor Islands. There will also be a discussion about the Council's mission, goals, and community outreach initiative, and Superintendent Giles Parker will give updates about park operations and planning efforts.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Adding 20 Coral Species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2014-26893
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), are amending the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List) by adding 20 species of corals: Boulder star coral (Orbicella franksi), lobed star coral (Orbicella annularis), mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata), pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), rough cactus coral (Mycetophyllia ferox), Acropora globiceps, Acropora jacquelineae, Acropora lokani, Acropora pharaonis, Acropora retusa, Acropora rudis, Acropora speciosa, Acropora tenella, Anacropora spinosa, Euphyllia paradivisa, Isopora crateriformis, Montipora australiensis, Pavona diffluens, Porites napopora, and Seriatopora aculeata. These amendments are based on previously published determinations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, which has jurisdiction for these species.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26863
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 3, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held via web conference and teleconference. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on the ISO Geospatial Metadata Editors Registry
Document Number: 2014-26858
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR.
Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2014-26833
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following application for a recovery permit to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of an endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2014-26828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona and Nevada
Document Number: 2014-26824
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service announces availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The document describes and analyzes three alternatives. Alternative 1 (no action alternative) reflects current management direction and serves as a baseline for comparison with the other alternatives. Existing facilities would be retained with minimal changes. Alternative 2 Implement Previous Planning Proposals would implement previous planning proposals that separate day use and marina facilities, maintain the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. Alternative 3 Enhance Visitor Experience and Park Operations (agency-preferred alternative) would enhance day-use opportunities, upgrade and expand the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. The Final EIS also analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives, including: Potential impacts to native plant communities and soils; wildlife; threatened, endangered, and special status species; floodplains; archeological resources; historic structures; cultural landscape; ethnographic resources; visitor use, experience, and safety; park operations; and socioeconomic environment.
West Virginia Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2014-26659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are reopening the public comment period on a proposed amendment to the West Virginia permanent regulatory program under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The proposed amendment consists of a Special Reclamation Tax Credit Rule that was submitted to OSMRE on August 7, 2014. The purpose of this document is to provide the public 15 additional days to comment on the proposed amendment.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Classification and Conveyance of Public Land in Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2014-26784
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance about 125 acres of public land in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. The City of Las Cruces (City) has applied to obtain patent on its current landfill R&PP leases NMNM 000014 and NMNM 018155 each of 40 acres with a history of landfill use. Additionally, the City has applied to obtain patent of 45 acres (NMNM 132849) of land adjacent to the leases. The resulting patent would total 125 acres. As a separate transaction, the City filed an application for the conveyance of the federally owned mineral interests in the 125-acre parcel of land described in this notice. The BLM is processing the mineral application under Section 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0036
Document Number: 2014-26764
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection of information for Surface Mining Permit ApplicationsMinimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029-0036.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0040
Document Number: 2014-26763
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
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 requirements for permits for special categories of mining. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029-0040.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0112
Document Number: 2014-26762
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
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 regarding the requirements for coal exploration. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and costs. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029-0112.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Carbon County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2014-26710
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of a parcel of public land totaling 1.52 acres in Carbon County, Wyoming, to Philip A. and Ray Deane Card 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 $1,350.00. The Sale is pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM regulations. In accordance with BLM regulations, the BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would be best served by resolving the inadvertent unauthorized use of public lands by Philip A. Card and Ray Deane Card whose improvements occupy the proposed sale parcel.
Notice of Realty Action: Application for Segregation and Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Adams County, IL
Document Number: 2014-26707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy Management Act of October 21, 1976 (FLPMA), to convey the 50 percent undivided mineral interest owned by the United States in 39 acres located in Adams County, Illinois, to surface owner, Marilyn Shriver and Sons. Upon publication of this notice, the BLM is temporarily segregating the federally owned mineral interests in the land covered by the application from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, for up to 2 years while the BLM processes the application. If the application meets the requirements in the statute and the regulation, the BLM may convey the United States' entire 50 percent interest in the minerals within the tract.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-26703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, December 5, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Palm Springs, CA. Exact meeting location is yet to be determined. Agenda for the Saturday meeting will include updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District Manager, five Field Managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items for the field trip, public meeting, and meeting location will be posted on the DAC Web page at https://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html when finalized.
Meeting Announcements: North American Wetlands Conservation Council; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Advisory Group
Document Number: 2014-26700
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will meet. This meeting is also open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Document Number: 2014-26685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On August 15, 2014, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announced a proposal to designate critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We now announce a reopening of the comment period for our August 15, 2014, proposed rule to allow for us to accept and consider additional public comments on the proposed rule.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-26676
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Wyoming Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2014-26660
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Wyoming program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Wyoming proposes both revisions of and additions to its coal rules and regulations concerning valid existing rights and ownership and control, and revises a provision concerning periodic monitoring of blasting. Wyoming intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Mississippi Abandoned Mine Land Plan
Document Number: 2014-26656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Mississippi Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation (AMLR) Plan (hereinafter, the Mississippi Plan) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Mississippi has requested concurrence from the Secretary of the Department of the Interior with its certification of completion of all coal-related reclamation objectives. If the Secretary concurs with the certification, Mississippi intends to request AMLR funds to pursue projects in accordance with section 411 of SMCRA. This document gives the times and locations that the Mississippi Plan and this proposed amendment to that plan are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Eugene Wetlands in Oregon
Document Number: 2014-26618
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Grand Canyon National Park Quiet Aircraft Technology Incentive: Seasonal Relief From Allocations in the Dragon and Zuni Point Corridors
Document Number: 2014-26668
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) in section 35001(b)(2) directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Secretary of the Interior to provide quiet aircraft technology incentives for commercial air tour operators at Grand Canyon National Park. The FAA and the National Park Service (NPS) propose to implement this directive by giving effect to section 804(c) of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) to provide seasonal relief from allocations in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors for commercial air tour operators that convert or have converted to quiet aircraft technology. The FAA and the NPS will ensure that seasonal relief from allocations complies with statutory conditions that the cumulative impact of such operations does not increase noise at the Grand Canyon and that this incentive does not diminish the statutory mandate to achieve the substantial restoration of natural quiet. This incentive is proposed to be made available in the Dragon and Zuni Point corridors during the first quarter (January- March) beginning in 2015, may be extended to include part or all of the fourth quarter beginning in 2016, and will remain in effect unless it violates the statutory conditions or until a longer term approach for managing air tour noise is in place.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Proposed Greater Mooses Tooth Unit Development Project, Alaska
Document Number: 2014-26554
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is issuing the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alpine Satellite Development Plan for the Proposed Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT) Unit Development Project, Alaska. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1502.9(c), the Supplemental EIS has been prepared to supplement the Alpine Satellite Development Plan (ASDP) Final EIS, dated September 2004, regarding the establishment of satellite oil production pads and associated infrastructure within the Alpine field.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2014-26547
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plat listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plat will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Notice of Rio Grande Natural Area Commission Meeting Reschedule
Document Number: 2014-26541
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission meeting scheduled for December 11, 2014, has been rescheduled to take place on December 12, 2014. Notice of the original meeting appeared in the Federal Register on January 28, 2014.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS
Document Number: 2014-26539
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information, ``Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in BIA and IHS.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0160, which expires November 30, 2014.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-26537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant Program authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0182. This information collection expires January 31, 2015.
Request for Information on the Development of a Long Term Monitoring Plan for Marine Mammals in the Gulf of Mexico; MMAA104000
Document Number: 2014-26520
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM, in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is issuing a request for information to aid in the development of a long-term monitoring plan (LTMP) for marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The LTMP will focus on the potential impacts to marine mammals from geological and geophysical data acquisition activities, including seismic surveys. This LTMP is a required element of BOEM's petition for rulemaking under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information pertaining to the use and occupancy of public lands in accordance with various mining laws. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0169 to this collection.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Survey of Residents' Attitudes on Jaguar Conservation
Document Number: 2014-26513
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Information Collection: Plans and Information; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request; MMAA104000
Document Number: 2014-26464
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 550, Subpart B, Plans and Information. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County, California; M2 Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, and Incidental Take Permit Application
Document Number: 2014-26361
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA/applicant) for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit is needed to authorize take of listed animal species due to construction and habitat management and monitoring activities within areas affected by covered freeway projects and in preserves in Orange County, California. We have prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), which is the Federal portion of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR)/DEIS, to analyze the impacts of issuing an incidental take permit based on the OCTA's proposed natural community conservation plan (NCCP)/habitat conservation plan (HCP). The DEIR portion of the joint document was prepared by the OCTA in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. The DEIS/DEIR, HCP, and NCCP are available for review.
Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska OCS Region, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, MMAA104000
Document Number: 2014-25745
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM is announcing the availability of a Draft Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area, OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 (Lease Sale 193). The Draft Second SEIS (OCS EIS/EA BOEM 2014-653) provides new analysis in accordance with the United States District Court for the District of Alaska (District Court) Order remanding Lease Sale 193 to BOEM. The District Court's order instructs BOEM to address the deficiency in the 2007 Final EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007-026) identified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit). The Ninth Circuit Court held that the Environmental Impact Statement supporting the decision to hold Lease Sale 193 arbitrarily relied on a 1 billion barrel oil production estimate.
Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Capture a Suspected Gray Wolf in the Area of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Document Number: 2014-26457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The final rule to list the gray wolf as endangered throughout its range in the United States published in 1978. On October 6, 2014, a suspected gray wolf was seen wandering in the area of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Deer hunting season is beginning in this area of Arizona, and it is believed that the wolf may be in danger of possible harm and could accidentally be shot either as a result of misunderstanding of status or misidentification. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have, under an Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit, authorized qualified researchers to capture, draw blood, and possibly affix a brightly colored GPS radio collar on the suspect wolf and release it back into the general area where it was captured. It is essential for its safety to conduct these actions.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-26454
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.