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Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2016-23809
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2016-23808
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2016-23807
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2016-23806
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Document Number: 2016-23805
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of California, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of cultural item under 25 U.S.C. 3001. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Document Number: 2016-23804
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of Anthropology at Indiana 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 Indiana University NAGPRA Office. 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.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2016-23803
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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 the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permits, Applications, and Reports-Native Endangered and Threatened Species
Document Number: 2016-23769
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 IC is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2017. 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.
Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal and Notice of Public Meetings; Oregon
Document Number: 2016-23797
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management has approved an amendment to a previously filed application to withdraw public domain and Revested Oregon California Railroad lands (O&C) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Forest System (NFS) lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) while Congress considers legislation to permanently withdraw those lands. Such legislation is currently pending in the 114th Congress as S. 346 and H.R. 682 and identified as the ``Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act of 2015.'' This Notice amends the prior proposal notice of which was published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2015, to increase the proposed withdrawal term from 5 years to 20 years, and to add that the withdrawal is also being proposed at the request of the BLM and the Forest Service, to protect the Southwestern Oregon watershed from possible adverse effects of mineral development. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the amended application and announces the dates, times, and locations of public meetings.
Privacy Act Regulations; Exemption for the Investigations Case Management System
Document Number: 2016-23707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is amending its regulations to exempt certain records in the Investigations Case Management System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of civil and administrative law enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of Records
Document Number: 2016-23706
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to create the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, ``Investigations Case Management System,'' system of records. The system will enable the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to conduct and document incident investigations related to the Outer Continental Shelf and employee misconduct investigations. The Investigations Case Management System stores, tracks and analyzes reportable injuries, the loss or damage of property, possible violations of Federal laws and regulations, and investigation information related to operation of the Outer Continental Shelf to identify safety concerns or environmental risks. This newly established system will be included in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's inventory of record systems.
Notice of 30 Day Comment Period for an Environmental Assessment on a Special Use Permit for a Wireless Telecommunication Facility
Document Number: 2016-23668
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is announcing a 30-day review period for an environmental assessment prepared for a permit request from Verizon Wireless to obtain a right-of-way to replace an existing communication tower with a shorter tower at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. This notice is issued in accordance with the procedures of Director's Order 53, Special Park Uses.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Geological and Geophysical Activities on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) MMAA104000
Document Number: 2016-23664
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to evaluate potential environmental effects of multiple Geological and Geophysical (G&G) activities on the Gulf of Mexico OCS. These activities include, but are not limited to, seismic surveys, sidescan-sonar surveys, electromagnetic surveys, and geological and geochemical sampling. The Draft PEIS considers G&G activities for the three program areas managed by BOEM: Oil and gas exploration and development; renewable energy; and marine minerals. This notice initiates the public review and comment period and also serves to announce public meetings on the Draft PEIS. After the public meetings and written comments on the Draft PEIS have been reviewed and considered, a Final PEIS will be prepared. A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the PEIS was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2013, and scoping comments were received during a comment period that was initially scheduled to close on June 24, 2013. The closing date of the public comment period was corrected to July 9, 2013, by publication of a Federal Register Notice on June 5, 2013.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plans, Clay, Lake, Marion, and Putnam County, FL
Document Number: 2016-23646
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, USFWS), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Vulcan Materials Company requests a 30-year ITP. We request public comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, which are also available for review.
Postponement of Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2016-23640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The October 2016 Utah Resource Advisory Council meeting has been postponed.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-23614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before September 2, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-23566
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Monument Management Plan (MMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (Monument) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
Document Number: 2016-23538
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-30
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 of 1973 (Act), as amended, for the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus), a rattlesnake species found in 10 States and 1 Canadian Province. The rule adds this species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We have also determined that the designation of critical habitat for the eastern massasauga rattlesnake is not prudent due to an increased risk of collection and persecution.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Implementation of the 2008 Operating Agreement for the Rio Grande Project, New Mexico and Texas
Document Number: 2016-23525
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to analyze the environmental impacts of continuing to implement the 2008 Rio Grande Project Operating Agreement (Operating Agreement) through 2050, and by this Notice is announcing its availability. The Operating Agreement is a written agreement describing how Reclamation allocates, releases from storage, and delivers Rio Grande Project water to the Elephant Butte Irrigation District (EBID) in New Mexico, the El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 (EPCWID) in Texas, and to Mexico. In addition, the FEIS evaluates the environmental effects of a proposal to renew a contract to store San Juan-Chama Project water in Elephant Butte Reservoir.
Notice of Intent To Prepare the Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2016-23346
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, United States Army Corps of Engineers
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) (Action Agencies) intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the system operation and maintenance of fourteen Federal multiple purpose dams and related facilities located throughout the Columbia River basin. The Action Agencies will use this EIS process to assess and update their approach for long-term system operations and configuration through the analysis of alternatives and evaluation of potential effects to the human and natural environments, including effects to socio-economics and species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Action Agencies will serve as joint lead agencies in developing the EIS.
Notice of Availability and Notice of Public Meetings for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex Project, Arizona
Document Number: 2016-23310
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Navajo Generating Station-Kayenta Mine Complex Project. The Proposed Action would provide Federal approvals and/or decisions necessary to continue the operation and maintenance of the Navajo Generating Station and associated facilities, the proposed Kayenta Mine Complex, and existing transmission systems.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 49 Species From the Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 2016-23112
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for 10 animal species, including the Hawaii DPS of the band- rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro), the orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion xanthomelas), the anchialine pool shrimp (Procaris hawaiana), and seven yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana), and for 39 plant species from the Hawaiian Islands. This rule adds these species to the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Kenk's Amphipod
Document Number: 2016-23103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Kenk's amphipod (Stygobromus kenki), a ground water species from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, 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 species. The effect of this regulation will be to add the species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing 10 Freshwater Fish and 1 Crayfish
Document Number: 2016-22778
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is amending its regulations to add to the list of injurious fish the following freshwater fish species: Crucian carp (Carassius carassius), Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus), Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio), roach (Rutilus rutilus), stone moroko (Pseudorasbora parva), Nile perch (Lates niloticus), Amur sleeper (Perccottus glenii), European perch (Perca fluviatilis), zander (Sander lucioperca), and wels catfish (Silurus glanis). In addition, the Service also amends its regulations to add the freshwater crayfish species common yabby (Cherax destructor) to the list of injurious crustaceans. These listings will prohibit the importation of any live animal, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of these 10 fish and 1 crayfish into the United States, except as specifically authorized. These listings will also prohibit the interstate transportation of any live animal, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of these 10 fish and 1 crayfish between States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States, except as specifically authorized. These species are injurious to the interests of agriculture or to wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States, and the listing will prevent the purposeful or accidental introduction, establishment, and spread of these 10 fish and 1 crayfish into ecosystems of the United States.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23579
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
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 of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Chamaecrista lineata var. keyensis (Big Pine Partridge Pea), Chamaesyce deltoidea ssp. serpyllum (Wedge Spurge), and Linum arenicola (Sand Flax), and Threatened Species Status for Argythamnia blodgettii (Blodgett's Silverbush)
Document Number: 2016-23546
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for Chamaecrista lineata var. keyensis (Big Pine partridge pea), Chamaesyce deltoidea ssp. serpyllum (wedge spurge), and Linum arenicola (sand flax), and threatened species status for Argythamnia blodgettii (Blodgett's silverbush), all plant species from south Florida. The rule adds these species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants.
Proposed Roseburg Resources Co. Safe Harbor Agreement for the Northern Spotted Owl and Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2016-23528
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Roseburg Resources Co. for an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Enhancement of Survival Permit (permit) for take of the federally threatened northern spotted owl. The permit application includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) addressing Service access to Roseburg Resources Co. lands for the survey and removal of barred owls as part of the Service's Barred Owl Removal Experiment in Douglas County, Oregon. In response to the permit application, the Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) addressing the permit action. We are making the permit application, including the draft SHA and the draft EA, available for public review and comment.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2016-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-23471
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) 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 ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2016.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2016-23461
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2016-23460
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) will meet as indicated below.
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits
Document Number: 2016-23231
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
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 species. Federal law prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a permit is obtained.
Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2016-23221
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0001; (ii) tribal gaming ordinance approvals, background investigations, and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0003; (iii) National Environmental Policy Act submissions as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and (iv) issuance to tribes of certificates of self- regulation for class II gaming as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0008. These information collections all expire on October 31, 2016.
Notice of October 6, 2016, Meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission
Document Number: 2016-23035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the meeting date of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revisions to the Regulations for Petitions
Document Number: 2016-23003
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-27
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 and the National Marine Fisheries Service (Services), finalize changes to the regulations concerning petitions, to improve the content and specificity of petitions and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the petition process to support species conservation. Our revisions to the regulations clarify and enhance the procedures by which the Services evaluate petitions under section 4(b)(3) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. These revisions will also maximize the efficiency with which the Services process petitions, making the best use of available resources.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2016-23214
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Revision to Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment Regulations
Document Number: 2016-23102
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This rule revises the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) nonprocurement suspension and debarment regulations in order to enhance transparency of the existing process and to clarify the Department's procedures for resolving nonprocurement suspension and debarment actions.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-23080
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below. The meeting of the Council is open to the public.
Notice of Public Meeting Tri-State Fuel Break Joint Subcommittee of the Boise and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils to the Boise and Vale Districts
Document Number: 2016-23079
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
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) Tri-State Fuel Break Project Joint Subcommittee of the Boise District and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) will hold a meeting on October 5, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Boise District Office located at 3948 S. Development Avenue, Boise, ID 83705, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn by 3:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. A public comment period will be held.
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Seventeenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat
Document Number: 2016-23008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
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. This notice announces the availability of tentative U.S. negotiating positions on amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), draft resolutions and decisions, and agenda items submitted by other countries and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP17.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2016-22918
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before August 27, 2016, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Office of Public Health Temporary Food Event Permit Program
Document Number: 2016-22914
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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. 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.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2016-22841
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule updates the fees set forth in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral resources regulations for the processing of certain minerals program-related actions. It also adjusts certain filing fees for minerals-related documents. These updated fees include those for actions such as lease renewals and mineral patent adjudications.
Notice of Public Meeting; Western Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-22840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Western Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Information Collection Activities: Application for Permit To Modify (APM) and Supporting Documentation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22845
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250 where it pertains to an Application for Permit to Modify (APM) and all supporting documentation.
Information Collection Activities: Application for Permit Drill (APD, Revised APD), Supplemental APD Information Sheet, and All Supporting Documentation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22844
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250 where it pertains to an Application for Permit Drill (APD, Revised APD), Supplemental APD Information Sheet, and all supporting documentation.
Information Collection Activities: Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22842
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 291, Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act.
Notice of Public Meetings, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council and Associated Subcommittee
Document Number: 2016-22836
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 as amended (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and associated placer mining subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Information Collection Activities: Platforms and Structures; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22829
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart I, Platforms and Structures.