Department of the Interior October 14, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska
Document Number: 2016-24852
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
After withdrawal of protest, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to lift the stay of filing of plat of survey dated August 24, 2009, and file this plat of survey thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. This survey was executed at the request of the National Park Service and is necessary for the management of these lands. The lands surveyed are: The plat representing the entire record of the survey of Tract No. 37, Township 32 North, Range 3 East, Sixth Principal Meridian, Nebraska, was accepted March 6, 2009.
Notice of Availability of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project and Equitrans Expansion Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the USFS Draft Associated Land and Resource Management Plan Amendments
Document Number: 2016-24833
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended; the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended; and the National Forest Management Act of 1976, as amended (NFMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have participated as cooperating agencies with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the preparation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project (MVP) and Equitrans Expansion Project (Equitrans) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EIS addresses the impacts of these projects, the associated draft Jefferson National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) amendments of the USFS, and the application to the BLM for a right-of-way grant sought by Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (Mountain Valley) for the MVP project. With this agency-specific Notice of Availability, the BLM and the USFS are announcing the opening of the FERC comment period. Comments need to be timely and specific, showing a direct relationship to the proposal and include supporting reasons.
General Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sale and Distribution of Printed Matter and Other Message Bearing Items
Document Number: 2016-24641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to revise its general rule governing the sale and distribution of printed matter to include the free distribution of message-bearing items that do not meet the NPS regulatory definition of ``printed matter.'' This change would give visitors an alternative channel of communication while protecting the resources and values of the National Park System.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado: Cache Creek Placer Area
Document Number: 2016-24610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for 2,160 acres of public lands addressed in the Cache Creek Placer Area Management Plan, approved on February 23, 2016. These proposed supplementary rules would apply to public lands administered by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office in Chaffee County, Colorado. The proposed rules would implement decisions found in the Cache Creek Placer Area Management Plan relating to the collection of mineral materials within the Cache Creek parcel.
Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community
Document Number: 2016-23720
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This final rule establishes the Secretary of the Interior's (Secretary) administrative process for reestablishing a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community to more effectively implement the special political and trust relationship that Congress established between that community and the United States. The rule does not attempt to reorganize a Native Hawaiian government or draft its constitution, nor does it dictate the form or structure of that government. Rather, the rule establishes an administrative procedure and criteria that the Secretary would use if the Native Hawaiian community forms a unified government that then seeks a formal government-to-government relationship with the United States. Consistent with the Federal policy of self-determination and self-governance for indigenous communities, the Native Hawaiian community itself would determine whether and how to reorganize its government.