Department of the Interior March 31, 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.