Department of the Interior April 29, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement for Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, California
Document Number: 2016-10172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the City of Daly City (Daly City), has prepared a joint Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/EIS) for the Vista Grande Drainage Basin Project (Project). The NPS is the lead agency for environmental review under NEPA, and Daly City is the lead agency for environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Daly City is proposing the Project to address storm-related flooding in the Vista Grande Drainage Basin, while providing the additional benefit of augmenting the level of Lake Merced. The Project would also improve recreational access and reduce litter transfer and deposition along the beach below Fort Funston and maximize the use of existing rights-of-way, easements, and infrastructure to minimize construction-related costs, habitat disturbance, and disruption to recreational users. Daly City is seeking a Special Use Permit from the NPS for construction activities proposed at Fort Funston and update to an existing easement to accommodate the proposed structures within Fort Funston and to clarify the rights and obligations of the parties to the easement.
Call for Nominations for the Utah Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-10171
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill one recently vacated position on the Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) in category three (employees of a State agency responsible for management of natural resources).
U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Public Outreach
Document Number: 2016-10115
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces the public outreach session/webinar regarding the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) to increase awareness and dissemination of the 2015 USEITI Report and the benefits of EITI.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Andover, MA
Document Number: 2016-10070
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of sacred objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, OK
Document Number: 2016-10069
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, 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 associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2016-10068
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meet the definition of a sacred object and an object of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
Document Number: 2016-10067
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Kansas State Historical Society has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Kansas State Historical Society. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2016-10045
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns, or has an interest in, irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We are notifying you that we have adjusted the irrigation assessment rates at several of our irrigation projects and facilities to reflect current costs of administration, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs; School Facilities Construction List
Document Number: 2016-10044
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior
This notice announces that the Acting Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs has selected 10 schools as the next set of schools eligible to receive funding to replace their school facilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10041
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will respectfully request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew the information collection (IC) and/or data detailed below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and perspective recipient burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on 9/30/2016.
List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Funding Agreements Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fiscal Year 2016 Programmatic Targets
Document Number: 2016-10040
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in Funding Agreements with self-governance Indian Tribes and lists Fiscal Year 2016 programmatic targets for each of the non-Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bureaus in the Department of the Interior, pursuant to the Tribal Self-Governance Act.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-10017
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before April 9, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2016-10004
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Acquisition of Trust Land authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0100. This information collection expires August 31, 2016.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-09941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) will meet as indicated below.
Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Eagle Take Permits for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Phase I Wind Energy Project
Document Number: 2016-09783
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), have prepared a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), in response to an application from Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) for eagle take permits (ETPs) pursuant to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and its implementing regulations. PCW has applied for standard and programmatic ETPs for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) Phase I Wind Energy Project in Carbon County, Wyoming. We announce a public comment period on the draft EIS. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or any other interested party.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control
Document Number: 2016-08921
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is finalizing new regulations to consolidate into one part the equipment and operational requirements that are found in various subparts of BSEE's regulations pertaining to offshore oil and gas drilling, completions, workovers, and decommissioning. This final rule focuses on blowout preventer (BOP) and well-control requirements, including incorporation of industry standards and revision of existing regulations, and adopts reforms in the areas of well design, well control, casing, cementing, real-time well monitoring, and subsea containment. The final rule also addresses and implements multiple recommendations resulting from various investigations of the Deepwater Horizon incident. This final rule will also incorporate guidance from several Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) and revise provisions related to drilling, workover, completion, and decommissioning operations to enhance safety and environmental protection.