Department of the Interior January 21, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Competitive Sealed-Bid, Oral Auction Sale and Segregation of Public Land in Owyhee County, ID
Document Number: 2016-01188
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer a parcel of public land totaling 120.84 acres in Owyhee County, Idaho, by competitive sealed-bid and oral auction sale for a price not less than the fair market value (FMV) of $ 77,000. The sale will be subject to applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, and applicable BLM regulations.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-01187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Sonoran Field Office, Phoenix, Arizona, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Enforcement of Temporary Court-Ordered Closure To Target Shooting on Public Lands in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona
Document Number: 2016-01186
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that enforcement of a temporary court- ordered closure to target shooting is in effect on public lands within the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM), administered by the Lower Sonoran Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Expanding an Existing Perlite Mining Operation; Lake County, Oregon
Document Number: 2016-01176
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview Resource Area, Lakeview, Oregon intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Land in Sierra County, New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-01175
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and pursuant to regulation, certain public land near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra County will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public health and safety during remediation work of a formerly used defense site (FUDS) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE).
Public Land Order No. 7849; Withdrawal of Public Land for the Protection of the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite; Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-01164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order withdraws 1,359.25 acres of public land from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect important paleontological resources within the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite located in Bighorn County, Wyoming. The land has been and will remain open to the public land laws and mineral and geothermal leasing.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation Liquor Ordinance
Document Number: 2016-01156
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation Liquor Ordinance (Ordinance). The Ordinance certifies the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Liquor licensing laws to regulate and control the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the jurisdiction of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. The Ordinance repeals and replaces the previous liquor control ordinance published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010 (75 FR 39960), and any and all previous statutes.
Reopening of Nomination Period for State Government Members of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science
Document Number: 2016-01149
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
On October 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior published a notice inviting nominations for non-Federal members of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (Committee). The closing date for nominations was January 15, 2016. This Federal Register Notice reopens the nomination and comment period for an additional 30 days, for state government nominees only. If you have already submitted information to be considered for appointment to the Committee you do not have to resubmit it.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Removal of the Scarlet-Chested Parakeet and Turquoise Parakeet From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2016-01142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our September 2, 2003, proposed rule to remove the scarlet-chested parakeet (Neophema splendida) and the turquoise parakeet (Neophema pulchella) from the List (List) of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We are taking this action to determine whether removing these species from the List is still warranted, and to ensure we get the best scientific and commercial information available.
Draft Environmental Assessment, Habitat Conservation Plan, and Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Piping Plover, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Document Number: 2016-01111
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), have received an application from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MADFW) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We are considering issuing a 25-year permit to the applicant that would authorize take of the federally threatened piping plover incidental to otherwise lawful activities, specifically recreational activities and beach operations on piping plover breeding beaches in Massachusetts. Pursuant to the ESA and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we announce the availability of the MADFW's ITP application and draft habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as the Service's draft environmental assessment (EA), for public review and comment. We provide this notice to seek comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Application for Permit
Document Number: 2016-01095
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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 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.
States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties
Document Number: 2016-01079
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Final regulations that ONRR published September 13, 2004 (69 FR 55076), provide two types of accounting and auditing relief for Federal onshore or Outer Continental Shelf lease production from marginal properties. As the regulations require, ONRR provided a list of qualifying marginal Federal oil and gas properties to States that received a portion of Federal royalties. Each State then decided whether to participate in one or both relief options. For calendar year 2016, we provide in this notice the affected States' decisions to allow one or both types of relief.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-01073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 2, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-01071
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 26, 2015, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.