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Notice of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in El Dorado County, CA
Document Number: 2014-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The California State Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing interim final supplementary rules and requests public comments. These interim final supplementary rules will become effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, and will apply to 695 acres of public lands, known as Kanaka Valley, in El Dorado County, California. The BLM has determined that these interim final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance the safety of visitors and local residents and reduce the risk of undue ecological degradation to Kanaka Valley's rare soils and plants and other significant values. These rules are in accordance with the Kanaka Valley Management Plan (2013).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota
Document Number: 2014-26409
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on December 8, 2014.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Recovery Plan for Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail
Document Number: 2014-26362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the final recovery plan for the endangered Georgia pigtoe mussel, interrupted rocksnail, and rough hornsnail. The final recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria the interrupted rocksnail and rough hornsnail would have to meet in order for us to downlist them to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Recovery criteria for the Georgia pigtoe will be developed after we complete critical recovery actions and gain a greater understanding of the species.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2014-26357
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2014-26333
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans (Criteria) are now available for public comment. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria. The Criteria apply to any Water Management Plans submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation as required by applicable Central Valley Project water service contracts, settlement contracts, or any contracts that specifically invokes the Criteria. Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans (Plans).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request Comments for 1029-0063
Document Number: 2014-26297
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
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 that the information collection request for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation FundFee Collection and Coal Production Reporting and the form OSM-1 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control Number 1004-0201
Document Number: 2014-26327
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-05
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 from applicants for oil shale leases, oil shale lessees, and oil shale operators. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0201.
Migratory Bird Permits; Removal of Yellow-billed Magpie and Other Revisions to Depredation Order
Document Number: 2014-26270
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), change the regulations governing control of depredating blackbirds, cowbirds, grackles, crows, and magpies. The yellow-billed magpie (Pica nuttalli) is endemic to California and has suffered substantial population declines. It is a species of conservation concern. We remove the species from the depredation order. A depredation permit will be necessary to control the species. We also narrow the application of the regulation from protection of any wildlife to protection of species recognized by the Federal Government, a State, or a Tribe as an endangered, threatened, or candidate species, or a species of special concern. We add conditions for live trapping, which are new to the regulation. Finally, we refine the reporting requirement to gather data more useful in assessing actions under the order.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2014-26264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This document announces that the Department will accept comments on the proposed rule governing rights-of-way on Indian land until November 28, 2014. The proposed rule would comprehensively update and streamline the process for obtaining BIA grants of rights-of-way on Indian land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self- governance.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application COC76563, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-26049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with GCC Energy, LLC, on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in La Plata County, Colorado.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application COC-76435, Colorado
Document Number: 2014-26048
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
All interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Trapper Mining Inc., on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Moffat County, Colorado, encompassing 3,625.26 acres.
Public Meeting and Call for Public Comment on Coal Lease Application, Jefferson County, AL
Document Number: 2014-26047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States Office announces a public meeting and requests public comments on an application filed by Best Coal/Narley Mine No. 3 for a Federal coal lease tract located in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-26036
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
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 of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-26002
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2014-26000
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call
Document Number: 2014-25916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RecRAC) will host a meeting/conference call.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Record of Decision for the Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2014-25794
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), notice is hereby given that the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final Phase III ERP/PEIS). The ROD documents decisions by the Trustees under OPA: (1) Selection of the Preferred Alternative for the Programmatic Early Restoration Plan; and (2) selection of 44 projects for the Final Phase III Early Restoration Plan, subject to completing remaining permitting and consultation requirements, as specifically identified in Section 9 of the ROD.
Notice of Availability of the Southeastern States Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2014-25693
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
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 Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southeastern States Planning Area and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-25843
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
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 of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: 2014-25835
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
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 or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. Both the Act and the National Environmental Policy Act require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-25804
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice To Extend the Public Comment Period for the Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2014-25799
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Data Information Collection Request (ICR). The current comment period for this ICR ends on October 31, 2014, and is being extended to December 1, 2014. This comment period was reopened through the publication of a Federal Register notice on October 1, 2014 (79 FR 59291).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits; Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan for the R-Project Transmission Line in Nebraska
Document Number: 2014-25796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, intend to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to consider potential impacts on the human environment from the proposed issuance of an incidental take permit (permit) and required implementation of a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is proposing to apply for the permit for take of the American burying beetle associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the R-Project Transmission Line in north-central Nebraska. The American burying beetle is federally listed as an endangered species. We provide this notice to (1) describe the proposed action; (2) advise other Federal and State agencies, potentially affected tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare an DEIS; (3) announce the initiation of a 60-day public scoping period; and (4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues and possible alternatives to be included in the DEIS. The intended effect of this notice is to gather information from the public for consideration when developing alternatives to the proposed action that will avoid, minimize, and mitigate the effects of incidental take to the maximum extent practicable and to address other potential impacts to the human environment.
Notice of Intent To Include Four Native U.S. Freshwater Turtle Species in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Document Number: 2014-25768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to include the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), Florida softshell turtle (Apalone ferox), smooth softshell turtle (Apalone mutica), and spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or Convention), including live and dead whole specimens, and all readily recognizable parts, products, and derivatives. Listing these four native U.S. freshwater turtle species (including their subspecies, except Apalone spinifera atra, which is already included in Appendix I of CITES) in Appendix III of CITES is necessary to allow us to adequately monitor international trade in these species; to determine whether exports are occurring legally, with respect to State and Federal law; and to determine whether further measures under CITES or other laws are required to conserve these species.
Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Palm Beach County, FL
Document Number: 2014-25697
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules for all BLM-administered lands within the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (JILONA), Palm Beach County, Florida. These rules would regulate public use and recreation at the site and aid in enforcement of the decisions in the JILONA Comprehensive Management Plan completed September 15, 2010.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2014-25738
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-25733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
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 of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) will meet as indicated below:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the African Lion Subspecies as Threatened With a Rule Under Section 4(d) of the ESA
Document Number: 2014-25731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a proposed rule and a 12-month finding on a petition to list the African lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the subspecies Panthera leo leo as threatened is warranted, and we propose to list the subspecies as threatened. We are also proposing a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to provide for conservation measures for the African lion. To ensure that subsequent rulemaking resulting from this proposed rule is as accurate and effective as possible, we are soliciting information from the scientific community; other governmental agencies, including those within the range of the African lion; nongovernmental organizations; the public; and any other interested parties.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2014-25730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Receipt of an Incidental Take Permit Application for Participation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2014-25729
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on an incidental take permit application for take of the federally listed American burying beetle resulting from activities associated with the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines and related well field activities in Oklahoma. If approved, the permit would be issued under the approved Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan Associated with Issuance of Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permits for the American Burying Beetle in Oklahoma (ICP).
Agency Information Collection Activities: OCS Net Profit Share Payment Reporting-OMB Control Number 1012-0009; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-25727
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), ONRR is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 1220. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-25726
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting and the subsequent 28-day event. The general plan and theme for the event is the celebration of the holiday season with the display of the traditional American symbols of Christmas.
Notice of Termination of the Recreation Area Management Plan, a Comprehensive Transportation and Travel Management Plan for the Las Vegas Field Office, NV and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2014-25691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, intends to terminate the process for preparing a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP), Comprehensive Transportation and Travel Management (CTTM) Plan, and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Las Vegas Field Office.
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: 2014-25651
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 556.41, each entity within one of the following groups is restricted from bidding with any entity in any of the other following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period November 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. This List of Restricted Joint Bidders will cover the period November 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015, and replace the prior list published on May 5, 2014, which covered the period May 1, 2014, through October 31, 2014.
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan, Canaveral National Seashore
Document Number: 2014-25584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Section 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Canaveral National Seashore (Seashore). On August 12, 2014 the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Record of Decision for the Fishery Management Plan, Biscayne National Park, FL
Document Number: 2014-25583
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Biscayne National Park (Park). On July 10, 2014, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Visibility Valuation Survey
Document Number: 2014-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below. The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting approval for a new collection that will be used to provide data that will be used to estimate the value of visibility changes in national parks and wilderness areas. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this ICR. A Federal agency 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.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Probate Codes
Document Number: 2014-25572
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
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 seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information titled ``Tribal Probate Codes,'' authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0168. This information collection expires February 28, 2015.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Probate of Indian Estates
Document Number: 2014-25571
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
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 seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information titled ``Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and the Five Civilized Tribes,'' authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0169. This information collection expires February 28, 2015.
Notice of Change of Hours of Operation for the Southern Nevada District Office
Document Number: 2014-25468
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office will implement new hours of operation, weekdays, excluding Federal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2014-25314
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-24
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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Dakota Skipper and Endangered Species Status for Poweshiek Skipperling
Document Number: 2014-25190
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae), a butterfly currently found in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan and endangered species status for the Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek), a butterfly currently found in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Manitoba. The effect of this regulation will be to add these species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2014-25297
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Compact between the Yerington Paiute Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Nevada (State) Governing Class III Gaming.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2014-25296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Compact between the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone (Tribe) and the State of Nevada (State) Governing Class III Gaming.
Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska Region, Cook Inlet Program Area, Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244
Document Number: 2014-25255
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Lease Sale 244 in the Cook Inlet Program Area. The EIS will focus on the potential effects of leasing, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in the proposed lease sale area. In addition to the no-action alternative (i.e., not holding the lease sale), other alternatives may be considered, such as deferring additional areas within the Cook Inlet proposed lease sale area.
Proposed Information Collection; Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation Grant Programs
Document Number: 2014-25108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 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 IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2015. 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.
James River National Wildlife Refuge, Prince George County, VA; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2014-25098
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (CCP and EA) for James River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public review and comment. James River NWR is located in Prince George County, Virginia, and is administered by staff at Eastern Virginia Rivers NWR Complex. The draft CCP and EA describe our proposal for managing James River NWR for the next 15 years. Alternative B is identified as the Service-preferred alternative. Also available for public review and comment are the draft compatibility determinations, which are included as appendix B in the draft CCP and EA.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2014-24997
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project, Arizona Strip, Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: 2014-24986
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Canyon- Parashant National Monument and Arizona Strip Field Office, St. George, Utah, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Call for Expressions of Competitive Interest; Possible Sale of Federal Minerals, Esmeralda County, NV
Document Number: 2014-24922
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada State Office is seeking expressions of interest for a possible competitive mineral materials sale of three stockpiles containing potassium and sodium salts, constructed by the layering of salt mechanically scraped from the evaporative ponds belonging to Rockwood Lithium (Rockwood), formerly doing business as Chemetall Foote Corporation/Cyprus Foote Mineral Company. The stockpiles are a byproduct of lithium carbonate processing of Rockwood's lithium brine operations and are stockpiled on approximately 340 acres of private land owned by Rockwood Lithium in Clayton Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada at Silver Peak.