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Notice of Availability of the Final White-Tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fire Island National Seashore, New York
Document Number: 2015-32970
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Final Plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore, New York. The Final Plan/EIS identifies Alternative D as the NPS preferred alternative. When approved, the management plan will guide management of white-tailed deer at Fire Island National Seashore through the use of integrated tools and strategies to control the deer population and support preservation of the natural and cultural landscape, protection and restoration of native vegetation and other natural and cultural resources.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2015-32886
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
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.
Public Land Order No. 7847; Partial Revocation of a Public Land Order No. 1378; Colorado
Document Number: 2015-32862
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 1378 insofar as it affects 21.91 acres reserved for the use of the United States Forest Service as the Sunshine Campground. This order also opens the land to appropriation and use of all kinds under the public land laws, except for the United States mining laws.
Public Land Order No. 7845; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7177; Alaska
Document Number: 2015-32861
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7177 for an additional 20-year period, which would otherwise expire on December 20, 2015. The extension is necessary for continued protection of the investment of Federal funds in the United States Forest Service Glacier Loop Administrative Site near Juneau, Alaska.
Allocation and Disbursement of Royalties, Rentals, and Bonuses-Oil and Gas, Offshore
Document Number: 2015-32787
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
In this final rule, the Department of the Interior moves the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006's Phase I regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) chapter V to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue's (ONRR) title 30 CFR chapter XII and clarifies and adds minor definition changes to these current revenue- sharing regulations. Additionally, ONRR amends these regulations concerning the distribution and disbursement of qualified revenues from certain leases on the Gulf of Mexico's Outer Continental Shelf, under the provisions of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. These regulations set forth formulas and methodologies for calculating and allocating revenues to the States of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas; their eligible coastal political subdivisions; the Land and Water Conservation Fund; and the United States Treasury.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2015-32381
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 28, 2015, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico
Document Number: 2015-32741
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Pueblo of Nambe and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
Document Number: 2015-32740
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 292.77 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Tonto Apache Indian Tribe of Arizona on December 21, 2015.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California
Document Number: 2015-32739
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Wilton Rancheria (Tribe), City of Galt (City), Sacramento County (County), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Wilton Rancheria fee-to-trust and casino project, Sacramento County, California. This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Request for Nominations for the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2015-32676
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, proposes to appoint new members to the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission (Commission). The NPS is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Commission.
Notice of the Meeting Schedule for the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee Through June 2016
Document Number: 2015-32675
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), notice is hereby given of the 2016 meeting schedule of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee. Agenda: The Committee will offer expertise and advice regarding the preservation of historic Army buildings at Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark into a viable, vibrant community with a variety of uses for visitors, not-for-profit organizations, residents and others. All meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m., with a public comment period at 11:30 a.m. (EASTERN). All meetings are open to the public.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Tribal Expression of Interest to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Document Number: 2015-32669
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof.
Announcement of Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-32608
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its next meeting in the Utah Department of Natural Resources Auditorium at the Utah Department of Natural Resources at 1594 West North Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive reports on the status of activities of the Program and progress toward Program goals and objectives. The Committee will assess this information and provide guidance on the future undertakings and direction of the Earthquake Hazards Program. Focus topics for this meeting include a program review and strategic planning for 2016-2018.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2015-32598
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2015-32589
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife
Document Number: 2015-32546
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 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 April 30, 2016. 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.
Notice of Intention To Relinquish Lands Withdrawn for Military Purposes; California
Document Number: 2015-32563
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, the Department of the Navy has submitted a Notice of Intention to Relinquish 1,958.49 acres of lands in Riverside County, California, withdrawn from the public domain by the California Desert Protection Act of 1994. The lands were withdrawn for military purposes on behalf of the Department of the Navy for the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range.
Public Land Order No. 7846; Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range; California
Document Number: 2015-32561
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order transfers administrative jurisdiction of 501.43 acres of public lands from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Navy for the realignment of the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range boundary in Riverside County, California. This transfer of administrative jurisdiction is directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2015-32560
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that identified public lands administered by the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are temporarily closed to all public entry.
Amendment to the Notice of Availability of the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Management of Osage Nation Oil and Gas Resources, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2015-32505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Oklahoma Region has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for the management of oil and gas resources owned by the United States in trust for the Osage in Osage County, Oklahoma. This notice amends the notice of availability published in the Federal Register on Friday, November 6, 2015 (80 FR 68867), and extends the public comment period through January 15, 2016, to accommodate requests for more time.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0120
Document Number: 2015-32423
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
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 one of its Technical Training Program forms: Nomination and Request for Payment. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0120.
Proposed Information Collection: National Park Service Centennial National Household Survey
Document Number: 2015-32420
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve an information collection (IC) concerning a national household survey that will be used to help determine the perceptions of the American public regarding the national park system. The collection will include no more than 40 cognitive interviews to refine survey questions and a final survey instrument based on the findings from those interviews. 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. 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2015-32375
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 21, 2015, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
Document Number: 2015-32284
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In this Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), present an updated list of plant and animal species native to the United States that we regard as candidates for or have proposed for addition to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Identification of candidate species can assist environmental planning efforts by providing advance notice of potential listings, and by allowing landowners and resource managers to alleviate threats and thereby possibly remove the need to list species as endangered or threatened. Even if we subsequently list a candidate species, the early notice provided here could result in more options for species management and recovery by prompting candidate conservation measures to alleviate threats to the species. This CNOR summarizes the status and threats that we evaluated in order to determine that species qualify as candidates, to assign a listing priority number (LPN) to each species, and to determine whether a species should be removed from candidate status. Additional material that we relied on is available in the Species Assessment and Listing Priority Assignment Forms (species assessment forms) for each candidate species. This CNOR changes the LPN for two candidates and removes two species from candidate status. Combined with other decisions for individual species that were published separately from this CNOR in the past year, the current number of species that are candidates for listing is 60. This document also includes our findings on resubmitted petitions and describes our progress in revising the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists) during the period October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015. Moreover, we request any additional status information that may be available for the candidate species identified in this CNOR.
Indian Gaming; Three Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2015-32347
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of California entered into Tribal-State compacts governing Class III gaming with: (1) The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; (2) the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and (3) the United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria of California. This notice announces that the compacts are taking effect.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0185
Document Number: 2015-32339
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing, and Drainage Protection (43 CFR parts 3100, 3120, and 3150, and Subpart 3162). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0185.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Gaming; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on Trust Lands
Document Number: 2015-32282
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 approval for the collection of information for Class III Gaming Procedures authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0149, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0152, and Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988 authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0158. These information collections expire January 31, 2016.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan, Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce and Lewis Counties, Washington
Document Number: 2015-32281
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Mount Rainier National Park is initiating process to prepare a Wilderness Stewardship Plan (WSP) for the Mount Rainier Wilderness, a 228,480-acre area surrounding and including Mount Rainier, as designated by the Washington Parks Wilderness Act of 1988. Through this process, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to analyze a range of alternatives for achieving wilderness stewardship objectives, which include providing appropriate types and levels of access for visitors and authorized users, protecting cultural and natural resources, and adhering to legally-mandated management and preservation requirements. Ninety-seven percent of Mount Rainier National Park is designated as wilderness. The Wilderness Act of 1964 (Wilderness Act) directs federal land management agencies to protect and manage wilderness so that it ``generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable,'' and so that it ``has outstanding opportunities for solitude, or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation.''
Environmental Impact Statement for the Modification/Removal of the Canal Diversion Dam in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
Document Number: 2015-32279
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the modification/removal of the Canal Diversion Dam (Dam) in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio (CUVA). Instead, the NPS will be preparing an environmental assessment (EA) to assist the NPS in determining how best to bring the Cuyahoga River within the boundaries of CUVA into attainment with the Clean Water Act and to allow for its recreational use by the public.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-32255
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued
Document Number: 2015-32228
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
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 March 31, 2016. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule To Reclassify the Arroyo Toad as Threatened
Document Number: 2015-32075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw the proposed rule to reclassify the arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This withdrawal is based on our conclusion that the types of threats to the arroyo toad remain the same as at the time of listing and are ongoing, and new threats have been identified. Some conservation efforts are ongoing in most populations to help manage and reduce impacts to arroyo toads from many ongoing threats; however, the species has not yet responded to an extent that would allow a change in listing status. The intent of the reclassification criteria in the recovery plan (Service 1999) has not been met. We have therefore determined that reclassification of this species is not appropriate at this time.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Two Lion Subspecies
Document Number: 2015-31958
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status for the lion subspecies Panthera leo leo and threatened status for P. l. melanochaita under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are also publishing a concurrent rule under section 4(d) of the Act. This rule provides for conservation measures for P. l. melanochaita.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming and Nebraska
Document Number: 2015-32111
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Draft Recovery Plan for the Giant Garter Snake
Document Number: 2015-32108
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Revised Draft Recovery Plan for Giant Garter Snake for public review and comment. This revised draft recovery plan includes delisting objectives and criteria, and specific actions necessary to delist the species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0080
Document Number: 2015-32105
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
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 its regulations regarding the standards for certification of blasters. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0080.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0057
Document Number: 2015-32104
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
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 collecting information for its regulations regarding reclamation on private land. Our regulations establish procedures for recovery of the cost of reclamation activities conducted on private property. OSMRE, the State, or the Indian tribe has the discretionary authority to appraise the land and place or waive a lien against land reclaimed by the regulatory authority if the reclamation results in a significant increase in the fair market value. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029- 0057.
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: 2015-32103
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
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 geophysical exploration (seismic) and construction, maintenance, operation, repair, and decommissioning of oil and gas well field infrastructure within 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).
Endangered Species; Wild Bird Conservation; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2015-32013
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day and 12-Month Findings on a Petition To List the Miami Tiger Beetle as an Endangered or Threatened Species; Proposed Endangered Species Status for the Miami Tiger Beetle
Document Number: 2015-31982
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Miami tiger beetle (Cicindelidia floridana) as an endangered species throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. This document also serves as the 90-day and 12-month findings on a petition to list the species as an endangered or threatened species.
Wild Bird Conservation Act; Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrots From Argentina's Sustainable-Use Management Plan
Document Number: 2015-32054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, or we), withdraw a 2003 proposed rule to approve a sustainable-use management plan developed by the Management Authority of Argentina for blue- fronted amazon parrots (Amazona aestiva), under the Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992. We are taking this action because Argentina has withdrawn their application. As a result, we will no longer consider allowing importation of this species from Argentina under this plan.
Notice of Intent to Change Fees in Campgrounds on Public Land in the Bishop Field Office, Inyo and Mono Counties, California
Document Number: 2015-32039
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office proposes to change the fee structure at all five of its developed campgrounds in Inyo and Mono counties, California, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The fee proposal results from analysis and planning direction provided by the Bishop Campground Business Plan, which outlines operational goals of the area and the purpose of the fee program.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument Resource Management Plan
Document Number: 2015-32038
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument (Monument) located in southern New Mexico. The New Mexico Acting State Director signed the ROD on November 5, 2015, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Bayfield County, Wisconsin; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2015-31987
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA) for the Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge, NWR). In this final CCP, we describe how we intend to manage the refuge for the next 15 years.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-31984
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior
We, U.S. Geological Survey, will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-31983
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land
Document Number: 2015-31892
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing the extension of the effective date of the final rule published November 19, 2015 governing rights-of-way on Indian land, which was scheduled to take effect on December 21, 2015. Tribes and industry have requested additional time to prepare for implementation of the rule. The final rule will now take effect on March 21, 2016. The BIA is also announcing an extension of the compliance date by which documentation of past assignments must be submitted from the originally stated date of April 18, 2016 to July 17, 2016. The final rule comprehensively updates and streamlines the process for obtaining Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) grants of rights-of-way on Indian land and BIA land, while supporting tribal self-determination and self-governance.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017
Document Number: 2015-31891
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a deadline of March 1, 2016, for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in Fiscal Year 2017 or Calendar Year 2017.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0029
Document Number: 2015-31901
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
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 a land patent under the Color-of-Title Act. This request is for an extension without change of OMB control number 1004-0029.
Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision on the Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan for Incidental Take of Nine Federally Listed Species in Central Texas
Document Number: 2015-31844
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), make available the final environmental impact statement (EIS) and draft record of decision (ROD) analyzing the impacts of the issuance of an incidental take permit for implementation of the final Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP HCP). Our decision is to issue a 30-year incidental take permit for implementation of the SEP HCP preferred alternative (described below), which authorizes incidental take of animal species listed pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. As part of the SEP HCP, measures will be implemented to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to offset impacts to the affected species.