Department of the Interior November 18, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2016-27869
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On behalf of the National Park Service (NPS) and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw approximately 22,462 acres of public lands for 20 years from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; from location, entry, and patent under the United States mining laws; and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing, and mineral materials, and all amendments thereto and to transfer administrative jurisdiction over such lands from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the NPS for administration as part of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP). This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years, gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed withdrawal application, and announces the date and time of a public meeting.
Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Lee County, FL
Document Number: 2016-27868
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), to convey the undivided phosphate mineral interest owned by the United States in 160 acres located in Lee County, Florida, to the surface owner, Stonewater II, LLC, a Michigan Limited Liability Company. The fair market value of the phosphate mineral interest has been determined to be $4,000.
Incidental Take Permit Applications for Alabama Beach Mouse; Gulf Shores, Alabama
Document Number: 2016-27766
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the receipt and availability of three proposed low-effect habitat conservation plans and accompanying incidental take permit applications for take of Alabama beach mouse habitat incidental to construction in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. We invite public comments on these documents.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2016-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2016-27763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Temporary Concession Contracts for Certain Visitor Services in Acadia National Park
Document Number: 2016-27732
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service intends to award two temporary concession contracts to a qualified person for the conduct of certain visitor services within Acadia National Park for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services include guided bus tours.
Notice of Continuation of Concession Contracts
Document Number: 2016-27728
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the terms of existing concession contracts, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service intends to request a continuation of visitor services for a period not to exceed one year.
Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts
Document Number: 2016-27723
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposes to extend the expiring concession contracts listed below for the period specified, or until the effective date of a new contract, whichever occurs sooner.
Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27704
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
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 25 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 eradication and control. 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 continue 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 advanced biotechnologies for the eradication or control of invasive species; (d) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact infrastructure; and, (e) compiling case studies of invasive species that impact wildlife health. Two additional task teams will be tentatively instituted to explore managed relocation policy and practice from an invasive species perspective, as well as the movement of watercraft. The meeting agenda is available on the NISC Web site at http:// www.invasivespecies.gov. Supplemental reference materials will be posted on or about Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation
Document Number: 2016-27637
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is promulgating new regulations to reduce waste of natural gas from venting, flaring, and leaks during oil and natural gas production activities on onshore Federal and Indian (other than Osage Tribe) leases. The regulations also clarify when produced gas lost through venting, flaring, or leaks is subject to royalties, and when oil and gas production may be used royalty-free on-site. These regulations replace the existing provisions related to venting, flaring, and royalty-free use of gas contained in the 1979 Notice to Lessees and Operators of Onshore Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases, Royalty or Compensation for Oil and Gas Lost (NTL- 4A), which are over 3 decades old.