Department of the Interior April 15, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Title Evidence for Trust Land Acquisitions
Document Number: 2016-08776
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published an interim final rule on title evidence for trust land acquisitions and received comments during the public comment period. The BIA anticipates making technical revisions to the rule in response to those comments. This notice delays the effective date of the interim final rule for 30 days, during which time BIA plans to publish a final rule with technical revisions.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Western Oregon
Document Number: 2016-08740
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western Oregon and, by this notice, is announcing its availability.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08733
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The ANS Task Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species (AIS); to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2016-08731
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Indian River County, FL
Document Number: 2016-08727
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Remington Stewart, LLP (applicant), requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the Florida scrub-jay. We invite written comments on the ITP application and HCP.
Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2016-08725
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
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 for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.
Notice of Temporary Concession Contract for the Operation of Lodging, Food and Beverage and Retail Services in Oregon Caves National Mounument and Preserve
Document Number: 2016-08700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service intends to award a temporary concession contract to a qualified person for the conduct of certain visitor services within Oregon Caves National Mounument and Preserve for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services include lodging, food and beverage and retail.
Notice of Availability Mining Plan of Operations for Claims Within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Document Number: 2016-08698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by Public Law 94-429, Section 2 of the of the Act of September 28, 1976, 16 U.S.C. 1901, and in accordance with provisions of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 9.17, the National Park Service is hereby giving notice that Chisana Mining LLC., has filed a proposed plan to conduct mining operations on the Little El and Bonanza Claims, a group of unpatented placer claims in the Chisana Mining District near Chisana, Alaska. The claims are located within the boundaries of Wrangell -St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Notice of Availability for Public Review of Mining Plan of Operations for Claims Within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Document Number: 2016-08697
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with provisions of 36 CFR 9.17, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that Vern Fiehler has filed a proposed plan to conduct mining operations on the Gold Run claims, a group of unpatented placer claims in the Chisana Mining District near Chisana, Alaska. The claims are located within the boundaries of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-08696
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before March 5, 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: 2016-08695
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before March 19, 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: 2016-08694
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before March 26, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2016-08671
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces the availability of the Department of the Interior's (Department) draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan). This draft Strategic Plan builds on the Department's 2012-2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan and will guide the Department's actions regarding environmental justice for the upcoming years. Updates to Federal agencies' environmental justice strategic plans are conducted periodically to increase interagency cooperation and participation opportunities for minority, low-income, American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, and Tribal governments.
Notice of Temporary Closures of Public Land in Washoe County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-08625
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1, certain public land near Stead, Nevada, will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public safety during the 2016 Reno Air Racing Association Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races.
Availability of the Draft Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-08449
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), announce the availability of the Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). Planning partners include the State conservation agencies from the States of Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), who is representing a consortium of wind energy companies called WEBAT (Wind Energy Bat Action Team), and The Conservation Fund. The Plan Area encompasses all lands within the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The covered species include six federally listed bat and bird species, one bat species that may be listed in the future, and the bald eagle. The activities covered under the MSHCP (``covered activities'') include the construction, operation, maintenance, decommissioning and repowering of wind energy facilities, as well as monitoring activities. Up to 18,004 megawatts (MW) of existing facilities and 33,000 MW of new wind development are proposed to be covered under the MSHCP. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, the Service is also announcing the availability of the MSHCP draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).