Department of the Interior June 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-15534
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in Indian Affairs regulations with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington
Document Number: 2016-15430
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proclaimed approximately 410.50 acres, more or less, an addition to the Reservation of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington on June 22, 2016.
Hannahville Indian Community Liquor Control Code
Document Number: 2016-15428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amended Hannahville Indian Community Liquor Control Code, title IV, chapter 13. The amended Code regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor in conformity with the laws of the Hannahville Indian Community or applicable laws of the State of Michigan.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-15086
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 28, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Seminole Tribe of Florida Fee-to-Trust Project, City of Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida
Document Number: 2016-15429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF), City of Coconut Creek (City), and Broward County (County) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Fee-to-Trust Project, City of Coconut Creek, Florida, Broward County, Florida. This notice announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Kemmerer Resource Management Plan and Prepare an Environmental Assessment; and Notice of Realty Action: Classification and Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land in Lincoln County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-15383
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office proposes to amend the May 24, 2010, Kemmerer Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an environmental assessment (EA), to identify and allow the direct sale of an isolated parcel of public land totaling 2.80 acres to the adjacent landowner (Teichert Brothers, LLC) in Lincoln County, Wyoming, at the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $1,470.
Public Land Order No. 7853; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7209, Cape Johnson; Washington
Document Number: 2016-15382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7209 for an additional 20-year period, which would otherwise expire on July 24, 2016. This extension is necessary to continue to protect the fragile, unique, and endangered natural and cultural resources at Cape Johnson, which is located adjacent to the Olympic National Park in Clallam County, Washington.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-15301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 1 form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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 IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2016.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, CO; Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-15292
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a record of decision (ROD) for the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (refuge, NWR) in Adams County, Colorado.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2016-15288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
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 application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ; Correction
Document Number: 2016-15270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Civil Penalties; Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2016-15268
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is revising our civil procedure regulations. The regulations provide uniform rules and procedures for the assessment of civil penalties resulting from violations of certain laws and regulations enforced by the Service. We are issuing this interim rule, in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, to adjust for inflation in the statutory civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for violations of Service-administered statutes and their implementing regulations. We are required to adjust civil monetary penalties as necessary for inflation according to a formula specified in the Inflation Adjustment Act. This interim rule also revises the authority citation of part 11, updates the scope of the regulations, and corrects the address for the Departmental Cases Hearings Division, Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2016-15244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
History Colorado, formerly Colorado Historical Society, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to History Colorado. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Georgia State University, Department of Anthropology, Atlanta, GA
Document Number: 2016-15243
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Georgia State University has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to Georgia State University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: State Center Community College District, Fresno, CA
Document Number: 2016-15242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The State Center Community College District 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 State Center Community College District. 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 Availability and Request for Public Comment on the Joint U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook
Document Number: 2016-15230
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), issue Endangered Species Act incidental take permits and help applicants develop conservation plans as a prerequisite to obtaining those permits. We announce the availability of and request public comment on a draft revision of our joint Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) Handbook, which describes requirements, procedures, and guidance for permit issuance and conservation-plan development. The HCP Handbook initially was released in 1996, and revised by addendum in July 2000.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Eastern Puma (=Cougar) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2016-15227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our June 17, 2015, proposed rule to remove the eastern puma (=cougar) (Puma (=Felis) concolor couguar) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We are reopening the comment period for 30 days to conduct peer review. Interested parties are also afforded this additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule; comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final listing determination.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-15168
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance.
Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2016-15157
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior
This rule adjusts the level of the civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations-Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-15129
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Land Management's regulations governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the ``Act''). The adjustments made by this interim final rule constitute the initial catch-up adjustments contemplated by the Act, and are consistent with applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2016-15245
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University 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 Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University. 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-15084
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 4, 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: 2016-15083
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 11, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah
Document Number: 2016-15023
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project and is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Bald Mountain Mine North and South Operations Area Projects, White Pine County, Nevada
Document Number: 2016-15017
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Egan Field Office, Ely, Nevada has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Bald Mountain Mine North and South Operations Area Projects (Project) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Idaho (IDI 38117)
Document Number: 2016-15015
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw approximately 107.02 acres of National Forest System land from the mining laws to protect the Dump Creek Diversion Ditch within the Salmon National Forest in Idaho. This notice temporarily segregates the land for up to 2 years from the United States mining laws while the application is being processed. This notice also gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the application and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14983
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore the Island of Oahu, Hawaii-Call for Information and Nominations (Call)
Document Number: 2016-14830
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
With this Call for Information and Nominations (Call), BOEM invites the submission of information and nominations from parties interested in obtaining one or more commercial wind energy leases that would allow lessees to propose the construction of wind energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) \1\ offshore the island of Oahu, Hawaii. In general, the OCS is defined as 3200 nautical miles from shore. Although this announcement is not itself a leasing announcement, the area described herein as the ``Oahu Call Area,'' or portions thereof, may be made available for future leasing. BOEM will use responses to this Call to gauge specific interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in some or all of the Oahu Call Area, as required by 43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3).
Environmental Assessment for Commercial Wind Leasing and Site Assessment Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore the Island of Oahu, Hawaii; MMAA104000
Document Number: 2016-14829
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM is announcing its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) of potential commercial wind leasing and site assessment activities on the OCS offshore the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The EA will address environmental impacts and socioeconomic effects related to the proposed action, issuance of one or more commercial wind energy leases and approval of site assessment activities on those leases. This notice serves to announce the beginning of the formal scoping process. Scoping will help identify reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, focus the analysis in the EA on potentially significant issues, and eliminate those issues that are determined to be insignificant or considered irrelevant to the analysis. BOEM will also use the scoping process to seek public comment on the full range of potential environmental impacts, including input relevant to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Additional information on the proposed action may be found at http://www.boem.gov/Hawaii/.
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Seventeenth Regular Meeting; Provisional Agenda; Announcement of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), will attend the seventeenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 24 to October 5, 2016. Currently, the United States is developing its negotiating positions on proposed resolutions, decisions, and amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), as well as other agenda items that have been submitted by other Parties, the permanent CITES committees, and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP17. With this notice we announce the provisional agenda for CoP17, solicit your comments on the items on the provisional agenda, and announce a public meeting to discuss the items on the provisional agenda.
Public Meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-14860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 26 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Purpose of Meeting: To convene the full ISAC and to provide expert input and recommendations to NISC federal agencies and their partners on invasive species matters of national importance. While in session, ISAC will: (1) Consider adoption of the white paper entitled, Addressing the Needs of Classical Biocontrol Programs, as proposed by ISAC's Subcommittee on Control and Management; (2) receive update of progress in Federal agency implementation of prior recommendations from ISAC as well as new Federal initiatives as outlined in the National Invasive Species Council Management Plan; and, (3) commence work on NISC priority initiatives through subcommittees (task teams) focused on: (a) Strengthening Federal/State coordination; (b) strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination; (c) identifying risks and opportunities for the application of gene editing as a means of eradication or controlling invasive species; (d) assessing implications of and needs to regulate invasive species that impact infrastructure; and, (e) assessing implications of and needs to regulate invasive species that impact wildlife health. The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http://www.doi.gov/invasivespecies/isac/isac-meetings.cfm. Supplemental reference materials will be posted on or about Monday, June 27, 2016.
Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail; Mammen Parcel, Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California
Document Number: 2016-14853
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Renee and Kurt Mammen for a 10-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 construction and maintenance of a single-family residence on an existing legal parcel, associated infrastructure, and use of an existing access road 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 low-effect 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 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14852
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below.
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Technical Corrections; Correction
Document Number: 2016-14850
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 6, 2016 (81 FR 36145).
Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-14849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) has been cancelled.
Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities; Proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization for Pacific Walruses in Alaska and Associated Federal Waters
Document Number: 2016-14847
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in response to a request under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended, from Quintillion Subsea Operation, LLC, propose to authorize the incidental taking by harassment of small numbers of Pacific walruses from July 15-November 15, 2016. The area specified for inclusion in the proposed authorization includes Federal waters of the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Southern Beaufort Seas, the marine waters of the State of Alaska, and coastal land adjacent to Nome, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Wainwright, Barrow, and Oliktok Point, as shown in Figure 1. The applicant has requested this authorization for its planned cable-laying activities. We anticipate no take by injury or death and include none in this proposed authorization, which if finalized, will be for take by harassment only.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Alaska Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest Household Survey
Document Number: 2016-14843
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2016. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants
Document Number: 2016-14841
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
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 grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Energy and Mineral Development Program, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0174. This information collection expires June 30, 2016.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2016-14654
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available to the public the Water Management Plans for four entities. For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public an opportunity to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations.
HEARTH Act Approval of Oneida Nation of New York Regulations
Document Number: 2016-14798
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 14, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Oneida Nation of New York (Tribe) leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without BIA approval.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-14797
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 128.30 acres, more or less, an addition to the Reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on June 8, 2016.
HEARTH Act Approval of Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California Regulations
Document Number: 2016-14796
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 14, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California (Tribe) leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business site leases without BIA approval.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2016-14741
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
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 to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Statement of Findings: Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2010
Document Number: 2016-14699
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of the Interior is publishing this notice as required by section 410(e) of the Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2010 (Settlement Act). Congress enacted the Settlement Act as Title IV of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291). The publication of this notice causes certain waivers and releases of claims to become effective as required by the Settlement Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for the Elfin-Woods Warbler With 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2016-14540
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act (Act), as amended, for the elfin-woods warbler (Setophaga angelae), a bird species in Puerto Rico. This rule will add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We are also adopting a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act (a ``4(d) rule'') that is necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the elfin- woods warbler.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Elfin-Woods Warbler
Document Number: 2016-14539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the elfin-woods warbler (Setophaga angelae) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, approximately 10,977 hectares (ha) (27,125 acres (ac)) in the Maricao, San Germ[aacute]n, Sabana Grande, Yauco, R[iacute]o Grande, Canovanas, Las Piedras, Naguabo, Ceiba, Cayey, San Lorenzo, Guayama, and Patillas Municipalities in Puerto Rico fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species' critical habitat. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis for the proposed designation.
Use of Bureau-Operated Schools by Third Parties Under Lease Agreements and Fundraising Activity by Bureau-Operated School Personnel
Document Number: 2016-14665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Congress authorized the Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to enter into agreements with third parties to lease the land or facilities of a Bureau-operated school in exchange for funding that benefits the school. This proposed rule establishes standards for the appropriate use of lands and facilities under a lease agreement, provisions for establishment and administration of mechanisms for the acceptance of consideration for the use and benefit of a school, accountability standards to ensure ethical conduct, and provisions for monitoring the amount and terms of consideration received, the manner in which the consideration is used, and any results achieved by such use.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Renewal of Incidental Take Permit; Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead) LLC
Document Number: 2016-14623
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, USFWS), have received an application from Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead) L.L.C. (applicant) to renew an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 for incidental take of the federally endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly. The applicant has requested renewal without change of the ITP, which expired on December 31, 2015. We invite comments on the applicant's application, including written data, views, or arguments with respect to the application.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
Document Number: 2016-14622
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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 a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered or threatened species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained.
White House National Science and Technology Council; Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction; U.S. National Platform for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Document Number: 2016-14606
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the U.S. National Platform for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) facilitated by the White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction (SDR), which is co-chaired by the U.S. Geological Surveyplans to host a listening session at the 41st Natural Hazards Center Annual Workshop (Interlocken A, Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado) to hear multi-sectoral perspectives from non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, local and state governments, and private corporations on the implementation of targets and indicators for UNISDR's Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.