Department of the Interior March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Announcement of Requirements and Registration for a Prize Competition Seeking: Detecting the Movement of Soils (Internal Erosion) Within Earthen Dams, Canals, Levees, and their Foundations
Document Number: 2016-07275
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is seeking new methods for detecting the movement (erosion) of soils in earthen structures and foundations. These methods may detect internal erosion either directly or indirectly (detecting properties that typically indicate internal erosion is taking place). The goal is to detect soil movement earlier than occurs by current visual inspection and instrumentation methods.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for a Prize Competition Seeking Downstream Fish Passage at Tall Dams
Document Number: 2016-07274
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with other Federal agencies (U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-National Marine Fisheries Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), is seeking new ideas for gaining successful and cost-effective downstream passage of juvenile fish at tall (high-head) dams. The solutions should minimize stress (e.g. crowding, removal from water, disorientation), physical damage on fish, interference with the operation of the dam (flood control, energy, water distribution), and total costs.
Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2016-07273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice corrects two dates that appear in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of a notice that published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (81 FR 15555). On page 15555, column 3, line 24 of the notice, which reads ``Wednesday, April, 13, 2015,'' is corrected to read, ``Wednesday, April 13, 2016.'' On page 15555, column 3, line 35 of the notice, which reads ``Thursday, September 3, 2015'' is corrected to read, ``Thursday, April 14, 2016.''
Call for Nominations and Comments for the 2016 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2016-07272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on tracts for the upcoming 2016 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) Oil and Gas Lease Sale. A map of the NPR-A showing areas available for leasing is online at http://www.blm.gov/ak.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon
Document Number: 2016-07227
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft recovery plan for the endangered Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Atlantic salmon. This draft plan has been prepared jointly by the Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and a set of criteria that, when met, would allow us to consider reclassifying the DPS from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and, ultimately, to remove the GOM DPS of Atlantic salmon from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We request review of and comment on this draft recovery plan from Federal, State, and local agencies; Tribes; nongovernmental organizations; and the public.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems
Document Number: 2016-07187
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for Electrical Service Application, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0021 and Water Request, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0141. These information collections expire March 31, 2016.
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Barnstable County, MA; Record of Decision for Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-07158
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the record of decision (ROD) and final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We prepared the ROD pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. The Service is furnishing this notice to advise the public and other agencies of our decision and of the availability of the ROD and CCP.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Park Service Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC) Amendment, Annual Review, Exhibition, and General Submission Forms
Document Number: 2016-07167
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection Request (IC) described below. This collection is set to expire on March 31, 2016. The NPS is requesting approval of a previously approved collection and two additional new forms that will be used by the Institutional Animal Care and use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) to collect information from researchers, and to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR) and standards, and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles, for projects involving the use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and training. 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.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0121
Document Number: 2016-07164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
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 regarding authorizations pertaining to solid minerals other than coal and oil shale. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0121.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-07163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information that enables the BLM to manage Federal coal resources in accordance with applicable statutes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0073 to this information collection.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement To Review the Federal Coal Program and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2016-07138
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Washington Office, intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to review the Federal coal program. This Notice of Intent begins the process of defining the scope of the Programmatic EIS by providing background on the Federal coal program and identifying the issues that may be addressed in the Programmatic EIS. This Notice informs the public about: Concerns that have been raised about the Federal coal program; issues that are expected to be assessed in the Programmatic EIS; and potential modifications to the Federal coal program suggested by stakeholders during the listening sessions that could be considered in the Programmatic EIS. This Notice of Intent also announces plans to conduct public scoping meetings, invites public participation in the scoping process, and solicits public comments for consideration in establishing the scope and content of the Programmatic EIS.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
Document Number: 2016-07133
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created in part to foster partnerships to enhance public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating in the United States. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may make oral statements to the Council or may file written statements for consideration.
Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
Document Number: 2016-07113
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council). The Council's purpose is to provide expertise and support to the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking. You may attend the meeting in person, or you may participate via telephone. At this time, we are inviting submissions of questions and information for consideration during the meeting.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL
Document Number: 2016-07110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies, 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 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 University of South Alabama, Center for Archaeological Studies. 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 Inventory Completion: Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, HI
Document Number: 2016-07107
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have 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 Kamehameha Schools. 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: Sheriff's Office, Berrien County, Saint Joseph, MI
Document Number: 2016-07106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Sheriff's Office of Berrien County, MI 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 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 Berrien County Sheriff's Office. 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.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-07091
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from individuals, households, farms, and businesses interested in cooperating with the BLM in constructing or maintaining range improvement projects that enhance or improve livestock grazing management, improve watershed conditions, enhance wildlife habitat, or serve similar purposes. The BLM also invites public comments on this collection of information. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004- 0019 to this information collection.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control No. 1004-0001
Document Number: 2016-07090
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information that enables the BLM to collect information from applicants for free use permits for vegetative or mineral materials. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0001 to this information collection.
Notice of Availability and Request for Comments on Draft Director's Order #21 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Philanthropic Partnerships
Document Number: 2016-07089
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), under its authority at 54 U.S.C. 100101(a) et seq., has prepared a new, revised Director's Order setting forth the policies and procedures that guide NPS philanthropic partnerships to reflect the evolving nature of this topic and updated terms and practices used by today's growing field of philanthropy and fundraising professionals. Once adopted, the policies and procedures will supersede and replace the policies and procedures issued in July 2008.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; Control No. 1004-0114
Document Number: 2016-07088
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information for the location, recording, and maintenance of mining claims and sites. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0114 to this information collection.
Leasing of Sulfur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2016-06513
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This final rule updates and streamlines the existing Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing regulations and clarifies implementation of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996, which amended the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA). The final rule reorganizes leasing requirements to more effectively communicate the leasing process as it has evolved over the years. The final rule makes changes to regulations which relate to the oil, gas, and sulfur leasing requirements. The final rule does not, however, include substantive changes to regulations which relate to bonding, which will be the subject of a separate new proposed rulemaking.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation and Nondesignation of Critical Habitat on Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Kahoolawe for 135 Species
Document Number: 2016-06069
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate or revise critical habitat for 125 listed species on the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Kahoolawe in the State of Hawaii. We are designating critical habitat for 50 plant and animal species, and revising critical habitat for 85 plant species. In total, approximately 157,002 acres (ac) (63,537 hectares (ha)) on the islands of Molokai, Maui, and Kahoolawe fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. Although we proposed critical habitat on 25,413 ac (10,284 ha) on the island of Lanai, this area is excluded from final designation under section 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act. In addition, under section 4(b)(2), approximately 59,479 ac (24,070 ha) on the islands of Maui and Molokai are excluded from critical habitat designation. These exclusions mean that we are not designating critical habitat for 10 of the species included in our proposed rule. We also removed 29,170 ac (11,805 ha) of areas we determined do not meet the definition of critical habitat. In this final rule, we accept name changes or corrections for 10 endangered plants and 2 endangered birds. The effect of this rule is to conserve these 125 species and their habitats under the Endangered Species Act.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2016-07048
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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 April 28, 2016.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-07047
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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:
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-07043
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Announcement of Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science Meeting
Document Number: 2016-07035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, we announce that the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will hold a meeting.
Public Land Order No. 7851; Partial Revocation, Power Site Reserve Nos. 24, 145, and 566; Oregon
Document Number: 2016-07005
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes three withdrawals insofar as they affect 23,878.22 acres of public and non-Federal lands originally withdrawn to protect water power values. Portions of the withdrawals created by two Executive Orders which established Power Site Reserve Nos. 24, 145, and 566, are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn. The lands will not be restored to operation of the public land laws because they have either been conveyed out of Federal ownership, or are included in the John Day Wild and Scenic River withdrawal.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06976
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 2.79 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06974
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 80.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06965
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 0.92 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 77.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-06963
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 80.00 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on March 22, 2016.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-06931
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before [insert date for this batch], for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights
Document Number: 2016-06918
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) 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. This information collection 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2016-06601
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) prescribes final frameworks from which States may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2016-17 migratory bird hunting seasons. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the States' selection of hunting seasons and to further the annual establishment of the migratory bird hunting regulations. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates and times when hunting may occur and the number of birds that may be taken and possessed in hunting seasons. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow recreational harvest at levels compatible with population and habitat conditions.
National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06848
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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), and Part 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that a meeting of the National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2016, at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives. The meeting will continue beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 10, 2016.
Notice of April 20-21, 2016, Meeting of the Preservation Technology and Training Board
Document Number: 2016-06846
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1-16), that the Preservation Technology and Training Board (PTT Board) of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), National Park Service, will meet on April 20, 2016, and April 21, 2016, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The PTT Board's meeting agenda will include: Review and comment on the NCPTT FY 2015 accomplishments, and operational priorities for FY 2016; FY 2015 and FY 2016 NCPTT budget and initiatives; recent research; and training programs.
Notice of 2016 Meeting Schedule for Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2016-06844
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces a schedule of upcoming meetings for the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission.
Request for Nominations for the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2016-06843
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, proposed to appoint new member to the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission (Commission). The NPS is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Commission.
Contract Support Costs
Document Number: 2016-06841
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) will be hosting tribal consultation sessions on a streamlined draft policy that will address contract support costs (CSC) incurred by Tribes under Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) self-determination contracts and Self-Governance funding agreements.
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation Liquor Code
Document Number: 2016-06840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor code of the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation. The liquor code allows the Nation to govern, control and regulate liquor possession, distribution, sales, and service within the Nation's reservation to serve the best interests of the Nation.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice To Amend an Existing System of Records
Document Number: 2016-06813
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
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 Privacy Act system of records, ``Mineral Lease and Royalty Accounting FilesInterior, MMS-1'', to update the system name, system location, categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, authority for maintenance of the system, routine uses, storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, notification procedures, records access and contesting procedures, and records source categories. The system name will be updated to ``Minerals Revenue Management Support System (MRMSS), OS-30'' to reflect new organizational management. The purpose of the system is to facilitate billing, accounts receivable, general ledger, compliance management, and collection of revenues.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Coastal Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-06799
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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 Coastal Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Eastern Collier Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan; Collier County, Florida
Document Number: 2016-06792
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we intend to gather information necessary to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (dEIS) related to an anticipated permit application from nine Collier County, Florida, landowners (prospective applicants) for the incidental take of federally listed species. The permit application would include an Eastern Collier Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (ECMSHCP) prepared in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We provide this notice to (1) describe the anticipated action; (2) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare a dEIS; (3) announce the initiation of a public scoping period; and (4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues and alternatives to be included in the dEIS as well as any other written data, views, or arguments with respect to the anticipated permit application.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2016-06787
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2016-06786
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued
Document Number: 2016-06781
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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. This information collection 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, Canyon, Payette, Owyhee, and Washington Counties, ID, and Malheur County, OR; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Record of Decision for Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-06628
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and record of decision (ROD) for the final environmental impact statement (EIS). The CCP describes the Refuge's management direction for the next 15 years, and includes the ROD, which explains our selection of Alternative 2 as the Refuge's management direction.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-06668
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
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. This collection is scheduled to expire on 3/31/ 2016.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Palmas Home Owners Association, Palmas Del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2016-06652
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Palmas del Mar Home Owners Association requests a 10-year ITP. We request public comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review.