Department of the Interior March 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-04455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 April 30, 2016.
Notice of Public Meetings for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-04414
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Financial Assistance and Social Services Programs; Burial Assistance
Document Number: 2016-04335
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Current regulations allow for burial assistance for eligible indigent Indians but require submission of the application within 30 days of the Indian's death. This rule would extend the deadline for filing an application to 180 days to address hardships resulting from the current short timeframe.
Title Evidence for Trust Land Acquisitions
Document Number: 2016-04332
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule deletes the requirement for fee-to-trust applicants to furnish title evidence that meets the ``Standards for the Preparation of Title Evidence in Land Acquisitions by the United States'' issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and replaces the requirement with a more targeted requirement for title evidence, because adherence to the DOJ standards is not required for acquisitions of land in trust for individual Indians or Indian tribes.