Department of the Interior June 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Curletti Farm Employee Housing Project, Santa Barbara County, California
Document Number: 2017-13770
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Betteravia Farms, LLC, for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered California tiger salamander (Santa Barbara distinct population segment) incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the Curletti Farm Employee Housing Project Habitat Conservation Plan. We invite public comment.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Mexican Wolf Draft Recovery Plan, First Revision
Document Number: 2017-13762
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) Draft Recovery Plan, First Revision (draft recovery plan). The Mexican wolf is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and is currently found in Arizona and New Mexico, in the United States, and in Chihuahua, Mexico. The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery criteria to be met to enable us to remove this species from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The first Mexican wolf recovery plan was completed in 1982. We request review and comment on the revised plan from local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public, in both the United States and Mexico. We will also accept any new information on the Mexican wolf's status throughout its range to assist in finalizing the recovery plan.
Proposed Programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Louisiana Pinesnake in Louisiana
Document Number: 2017-13760
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The permit application includes a proposed programmatic candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) for the Louisiana pinesnake. The term of the agreement would be 99 years. If approved, the CCAA would allow the applicant to enter into conservation management agreements with eligible non-Federal landowners throughout Bienville, Beauregard, Jackson, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, Winn, Grant, and Allen Parishes, Louisiana, and to issue certificates of inclusion to enrollees. We invite public comments on these documents.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 23 Southeastern Species
Document Number: 2017-13758
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews of 23 species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We conduct these reviews to ensure that the classification of species as threatened or endangered on the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. Therefore, we are requesting submission of information that has become available since the last review of each of these species.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Human Remains Repository, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Document Number: 2017-13744
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Human Remains Repository, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, 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 Human Remains Repository, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming. 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: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Document Number: 2017-13743
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Oberlin College 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 Oberlin College. 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.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR
Document Number: 2017-13742
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Arkansas Archeological Survey, 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 unassociated funerary objects. 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey. 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: Texas State University, Center for Archaeological Studies and Department of Anthropology, San Marcos, TX
Document Number: 2017-13741
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Texas State University, Center for Archaeological Studies and Department of 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 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 Texas State University, Center for Archaeological Studies and Department of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, the human remains may be reinterred.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ
Document Number: 2017-13740
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, 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 Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. 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: Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, Providence RI
Document Number: 2017-13739
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, 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 Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park. 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR
Document Number: 2017-13738
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Deschutes National Forest 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 Deschutes National Forest. 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: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA
Document Number: 2017-13737
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of 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 Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 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.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Barry M. Goldwater Range East, 56th Range Management Office, Luke Air Force Base, AZ
Document Number: 2017-13736
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Barry M. Goldwater Range East, 56th Range Management Office, Luke Air Force Base, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe 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 56th Range Management Office, Luke Air Force Base. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to lineal descendants or Indian tribes stated in this notice may proceed.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2017-13160
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The best available scientific and commercial data indicate that the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) is a valid distinct population segment (DPS) and that this DPS has recovered and no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act). Therefore, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), hereby revise the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, under the authority of the Act, by establishing a DPS and removing the GYE grizzly bear DPS. The Service has determined that the GYE grizzly bear population has increased in size and more than tripled its occupied range since being listed as threatened under the Act in 1975 and that threats to the population are sufficiently minimized. The participating States of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming and Federal agencies have adopted the necessary post-delisting plans and regulations, which adequately ensure that the GYE population of grizzly bears remains recovered. Concurrent to this final rule, we are appending the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Supplement: Revised Demographic Criteria to the 1993 Recovery Plan. Moreover, prior to publication of this final rule, the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee finalized the 2016 Conservation Strategy that will guide post-delisting monitoring and management of the grizzly bear in the GYE. Additionally, the U.S. Forest Service finalized in 2006 the Forest Plan Amendment for Grizzly Bear Conservation for the GYE National Forests and made a decision to incorporate this Amendment into the affected National Forests' Land Management Plans. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park appended the habitat standards to their Park Superintendent's Compendia, thereby ensuring that these national parks would manage habitat in accordance with the habitat standards. The States of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have signed a Tri-State Memorandum of Agreement and enacted regulatory mechanisms to ensure that State management of mortality limits is consistent with the demographic recovery criteria.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0017; Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2017-13639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for ``Financial Assistance and Social Services Program, 25 CFR 20.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0017, which expires June 30, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1076-0176; IDEIA Part B and C Child Count
Document Number: 2017-13638
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B and C Child Count. The information is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0176, which expires June 30, 2017.
Extension of the Category 5 Royalty Rate Reduction Qualification for Oklahoma Federal Coal Within a Designated Area of Nine Oklahoma Counties (OKNM 96155)
Document Number: 2017-13630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Notice announces that Federal coal lands located within the nine Oklahoma Counties of Atoka, Coal, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pittsburgh, and Sequoyah continue to qualify as a Category 5 royalty rate reduction area (Area) as set forth in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royalty Rate Reduction Guidelines and BLM Manual 3485, Reports, Royalties, and Records. Analysis by the BLM New Mexico State Office indicates that there have been no significant changes in the coal market for the Area during the last five years. Therefore, the BLM State Director for the New Mexico State Office has decided to extend the qualification of the area for Category 5 royalty rate reductions until December 17, 2019.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2017-13544
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
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 (BLM), Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands for the Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing County, NV
Document Number: 2017-13542
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, will implement a temporary closure and temporary restrictions to protect public safety and resources on public lands within and adjacent to the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert playa.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-13540
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file plats of survey and remonumentation 30 calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Idaho
Document Number: 2017-13539
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file plats of survey for the lands described in this notice 30 calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2017-13538
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California State Office, Sacramento, California. The surveys, which were executed at the request of Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Service, and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey, California
Document Number: 2017-13535
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, Sacramento, California. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM Mother Lode Field Office, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Western Regional Office, the United States Forest Service (USFS) Region 4 Intermountain Region, the USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and the USFS Modoc National Forest, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2017-13534
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
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 (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2017-13533
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
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 (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the National Park Service, and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-13531
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described in this notice in the BLM New Mexico State Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM Albuquerque District Office and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Cimarron Ranger District, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Announcement of Public Meeting via Teleconference: North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Document Number: 2017-13497
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council will meet via teleconference to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) U.S. Standard grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2017-13485
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 3, 2017, 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: 2017-13484
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 27, 2017, 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: 2017-13483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 20, 2017, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1018-0123; International Conservation Grant Programs
Document Number: 2017-13420
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 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 October 31, 2017. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Lakes at St. Sebastian Preserve, Brevard County, FL
Document Number: 2017-13404
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Atlantic Coast Paladin Estates, LLC and Micco Road Investments, LLC c/o the Kelsey Group are requesting a 10-year ITP. We request public comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed Lakes at St. Sebastian Preserve habitat conservation plan, as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low effect under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review.
Office of the Assistant Secretary-Water and Science; Notice of Termination of a Lease of Power Privilege Process for the Spanish Fork Flow Control Structure of the Central Utah Project
Document Number: 2017-13403
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is announcing the termination of a lease of power privilege process for the Spanish Fork Flow Control Structure of the Central Utah Project located in Utah County, Utah.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Pima Pineapple Cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) Draft Recovery Plan
Document Number: 2017-13309
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that of our Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) draft recovery plan is available. The cactus is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This plant species is currently found in southern Arizona and in northern Sonora, Mexico. The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria to be met in order to enable us to remove this species from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. We request that local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; and the public review and comment. We will also accept any new species status information throughout its range to assist with recovery plan finalization.
Threatened Species; Exemption From Threatened Species Permits for a Qualifying Beluga Sturgeon Aquaculture Facility
Document Number: 2017-13232
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), provide notice of an exemption to threatened species permit requirements granted under our Endangered Species Act (Act) regulations for beluga sturgeon (Huso huso). The exemption is for beluga sturgeon reared in an aquaculture facility in Florida that the Service found meets the criteria under our regulations. The exemption authorizes the facility to take beluga sturgeon from its aquacultured stock for the purpose of harvesting aquacultured beluga sturgeon meat and also authorizes the facility to engage in interstate commerce and export of beluga sturgeon meat, which it harvests from its aquacultured stock without a threatened species permit.
Waiving Departmental Review of Appraisals and Valuations of Indian Property
Document Number: 2017-13191
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In 2016, Congress passed the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (ITARA), which requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and publish in the Federal Register minimum qualifications for individuals to prepare appraisals and valuations of Indian trust property. This rule establishes the minimum qualifications and implements provisions of ITARA that require the Secretary to accept appraisals and valuations without additional review or approval under certain circumstances.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly in Northwestern Oregon
Document Number: 2017-13163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), with the support of the State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), will reestablish the Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta)a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act)within its historical range at two sites in northwestern Oregon: Saddle Mountain State Natural Area (SNA) in Clatsop County, and Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Tillamook County. This final rule classifies the reintroduced populations as a nonessential experimental population (NEP) under the authority of section 10(j) of the Act and provides for allowable legal incidental taking of the Oregon silverspot butterfly within the defined NEP areas.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Hualapai Mexican Vole From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2017-13162
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the Hualapai Mexican vole (Microtus mexicanus hualpaiensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife due to recent data indicating that the original classification is now erroneous. This action is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the currently listed subspecies is not a valid taxonomic entity. Therefore, we are removing the entry for the Hualapai Mexican vole from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife because subsequent investigations have shown that the best scientific or commercial data available when the subspecies was listed were in error.
Boundary Adjustment at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Document Number: 2017-13154
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is adjusted to include three parcels of land totaling 1,055.89 acres of land, more or less. Fee simple interest in two parcels and a right-of- way over the third parcel will be donated by the Conservation Fund to the United States along with fee simple interest in 35.39 acres of other land already within the boundary. These properties are all located in Pike County, Pennsylvania.
Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Control Number 1004-0103; Mineral Materials Disposal
Document Number: 2017-13153
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provides 60-day notice, invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from applicants for authorization to purchase mineral materials from public lands. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0103 to this information collection.
Regulatory Reform
Document Number: 2017-13062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This document requests public input on how the Department of the Interior (Interior) can improve implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies and identify regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification. This document also provides an overview of Interior's approach for implementing the regulatory reform initiative to alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on the American people, which was established by President Trump in Executive Order (E.O.) 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.''
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Reports
Document Number: 2017-13060
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have developed draft revised marine mammal stock assessment reports for each of the two polar bear (Ursus maritimus) stocks in Alaska: The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear stock and the Chukchi/Bering Seas polar bear stock. These two draft stock assessment reports are available for public review and comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur MMAA104000
Document Number: 2017-12982
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR pertains to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 582, Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur. This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2017-12975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an amendment to the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community's Chapter 14, Alcoholic Beverages and Prohibited Substances, which was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2016 (81 FR 3453).
Incidental Take Permit Applications Received To Participate in American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2017-12940
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on federally listed American burying beetle incidental take permit applications. The applicants anticipate American burying beetle take as a result of impacts to habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and sheltering in Oklahoma. The take would be incidental to the applicants' activities associated with oil and gas well field and pipeline infrastructure (gathering, transmission, and distribution), including geophysical exploration (seismic), construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation. If approved, the permits would be issued under the approved American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan (ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in Oklahoma.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permits
Document Number: 2017-12919
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0118; Federal Inspections and Monitoring
Document Number: 2017-12905
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request continued approval for the collection of information which relates to a citizen's written request for a Federal inspection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0067; Restriction on Financial Interests of State Employees
Document Number: 2017-12904
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing that the information collection request for the restriction on financial interests of State employees has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and reauthorization. The information collection package was previously approved and assigned clearance number 1029-0067. This notice describes the nature of the information collection activity and the expected burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0114; Technical Evaluation Surveys
Document Number: 2017-12903
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing that the information collection request for its Technical Evaluation customer surveys has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1029-0114 and is on the forms as well as the expiration date.
Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1029-0055; Rights of Entry
Document Number: 2017-12902
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for states or Indian tribes, pursuant to an approved reclamation program, to use police powers, if necessary, to effect entry upon private lands to conduct reclamation activities or exploratory studies if the landowner's consent is refused or the landowner is not available. The collection described below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burdens and costs.