Department of the Interior December 12, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Land Acquisitions; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana
Document Number: 2016-29746
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire 165.81 acres, more or less, of land in trust for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana, for gaming and other purposes on November 17, 2016.
Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Michigan
Document Number: 2016-29744
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and State of Michigan negotiated a Second Amendment to the Gaming Compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Second Amendment.
Public Land Order No. 7858; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7233, Rogue River; Oregon
Document Number: 2016-29721
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7233 for an additional 20-year period, which would otherwise expire on January 1, 2017. Public Land Order No. 7233 withdrew 2,090 acres of National Forest System lands within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from location and entry under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. This extension is necessary to continue to protect the Rabbit Ears-Falcon Wildlife Area, Rogue River Wild and Scenic Corridor, Union Creek Historic District, Abbot Creek and Mill Creek Recreation Sites, and the Prospect Ranger Station Administrative Site.
Proposed Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida
Document Number: 2016-29677
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that the Florida Department of Military Affairs, via the Florida Armory Board (applicant), has applied for an enhancement of survival permit associated with a candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The permit application includes a proposed CCAA between the applicant, the Service, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for 22 species, including 2 Federal candidate speciesthe striped newt and the gopher tortoiseand 20 other at-risk species, including Florida State-listed species. The CCAA will cover 46,494 acres of the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, which is located in Clay County, Florida. The duration of the CCAA is 15 years. We invite public comments on the application.
Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Polk County, Minnesota; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2016-29672
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP), environmental assessment (EA), and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge (refuge, NWR). In this final CCP we describe how we propose to manage the refuge for the next 15 years.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-29628
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 5, 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: 2016-29627
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 12, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Missoula Field Office, Montana
Document Number: 2016-29553
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance 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) Missoula Field Office intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for BLM public lands and resources managed by the Missoula Field Office in western Montana (Flathead, Granite, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, and Sanders counties) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Resource Management Planning
Document Number: 2016-28724
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA). The final rule affirms the important role of other Federal agencies, State and local governments, Indian tribes, and the public during the planning process and enhances opportunities for public involvement and transparency during the preparation of resource management plans. The final rule will enable the BLM to more readily address resource issues at a variety of scales, such as wildfire, wildlife habitat, appropriate development, or the demand for renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and to respond more effectively to change. The final rule emphasizes the role of using high quality information, including the best available scientific information, in the planning process; and the importance of evaluating the resource, environmental, ecological, social, and economic conditions at the onset of planning. Finally, the final rule makes revisions to clarify existing text and to improve the readability of the planning regulations.