Department of the Interior January 10, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2017-00285
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-10
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. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing recovery permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0168
Document Number: 2017-00258
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information to monitor right-of-way compliance and determine road use and road maintenance fees to be charged to permit holders for tramroads and logging roads. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0168.
Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Visitor Survey Card
Document Number: 2017-00211
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve an 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.
Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1, Approval of Operations
Document Number: 2016-31752
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby amends its existing Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 1 (Onshore Order 1) to require the electronic filing (or e-filing) of all Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) and Notices of Staking (NOS). Previously, Onshore Order 1 stated that an ``operator must file an APD or any other required documents in the BLM Field Office having jurisdiction over the lands described in the application,'' but allowed for e-filing of such documents as an alternative. This change makes e-filing the required method of submission, subject to limited exceptions. The BLM is making this change to improve the efficiency and transparency of the APD and NOS processes.