Department of the Interior September 21, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Sonoyta Mud Turtle
Document Number: 2016-22754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Sonoyta mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale), a native subspecies from Arizona in the United States and Sonora in Mexico, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this subspecies. The effect of this regulation will be to add this subspecies to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Pearl Darter
Document Number: 2016-22752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Pearl darter (Percina aurora), a fish from Mississippi, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. The effect of this proposed regulation will be to add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2016-22701
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
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.
Indian Gaming; Approval of a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2016-22649
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and State of South Dakota entered into a compact replacing and superseding an existing Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the compact.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings on 10 Petitions; Correction
Document Number: 2016-22558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On September 14, 2016, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a document in the Federal Register announcing 90- day findings on 10 petitions to list, reclassify, or delist fish, wildlife, or plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. That document included a not-substantial finding for the Fourche Mountain salamander. The finding contained an incorrect range State, Arizona, for this species; the correct range State is Arkansas. With this document, we correct that error. If you sent a comment previously, you need not resend the comment.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Findings on Petitions To List Nine Species as Endangered or Threatened Species
Document Number: 2016-22453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 12- month findings on petitions to list nine species as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the angular dwarf crayfish, Guadalupe murrelet, Huachuca springsnail, two Kentucky cave beetles (Clifton Cave and Icebox Cave beetles), Artemisia campestris var. wormskioldii (northern wormwood), Scripps's murrelet, Virgin Islands coqu[iacute], and Washington ground squirrel is not warranted at this time. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information that becomes available concerning the stressors to any of the nine species listed above or their habitats.