Department of the Interior April 11, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Fort Mojave Solar Project on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, Mohave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-08264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency in cooperation with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Tribe), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate a photovoltaic (PV) solar energy generation project on the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation in Mohave County, Arizona. Associated transmission lines and substations located on Tribal trust lands, Federal lands administered and managed by BLM and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), State- administered lands, and county and private lands in Clark County, Nevada, will also be evaluated. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comment and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS.
Supplemental Notice of Intent To Revise the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2016-08260
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This Supplemental Notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as Lead Agency will be revising the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Osage County Oil and Gas program. The BIA will work with cooperating agencies and others to gather additional information and work to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This Supplemental Notice announces an additional public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. The BIA solicits written comments and oral comments at the public meeting on the range of reasonable alternatives for implementing the proposed action and issues to be addressed in the revised Draft EIS, such as information regarding the level of oil and gas development in Osage County or possible mitigation measures for environmental and socioeconomic impacts of that development.
Notice of Realty Action: Segregation and Classification for Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes Patent, in Humboldt County, NV
Document Number: 2016-08254
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Nevada, has found suitable for classification and conveyance 1,220 acres of public land in Humboldt County, Nevada, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, and provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act. The City of Winnemucca proposes to use the land for a new wastewater treatment and effluent disposal facility to serve Winnemucca, Nevada.
Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Glacier National Park, Montana
Document Number: 2016-08252
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan for Glacier National Park, Montana.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse
Document Number: 2016-08241
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a draft recovery plan for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse. This species is federally listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Service solicits review and comment from the public on this draft plan.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2016-08239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below.
Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail; Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California
Document Number: 2016-08238
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) for a 15-year incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The application addresses the potential for ``take'' of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail likely to result incidental to the removal of nonnative vegetation, restoration of native coastal dune scrub habitat, construction and ongoing uses of a coastal access trail, and routine maintenance of preserve lands on approximately 31 acres known as Sweet Springs Nature Reserve in the unincorporated community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. We invite comments from the public on the application package, which includes a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and draft low-effect screening form and environmental action statement, which constitutes our proposed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.
Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals, Select Lessee(s), and Contract for Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Development on Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Boise Project, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-08237
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Current Federal policy allows non-Federal development of electrical power resource potential on Federal water resource projects. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will consider proposals for non-Federal development of a pumped-storage hydroelectric power utilizing Anderson Ranch Reservoir as the lower impoundment for a pumped-storage project. Reclamation is considering such hydroelectric power development under its lease of power privilege (LOPP) process and regulations. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) also has jurisdiction in this case. FERC jurisdiction applies to all elements of a proposed pumped-storage hydroelectric power project at Anderson Ranch Reservoir that are outside of Reclamation facilities and lands. In this case, FERC jurisdiction will include the upper reservoir, a large part of the penstock connecting the upper reservoir with Anderson Ranch Reservoir, and other facilities (such as power transmission lines and access roads that are outside of Reclamation jurisdiction).