Department of the Interior November 6, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Migratory Bird Hunting; Approval of Corrosion-Inhibited Copper Shot as Nontoxic for Waterfowl Hunting
Document Number: 2017-24117
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Having completed our review of the application materials for corrosion-inhibited copper shot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) approves the shot for hunting waterfowl and coots. We have concluded that this type of shot left in terrestrial or aquatic environments is unlikely to adversely affect fish, wildlife, or their habitats. Approving this shot formulation would increase the nontoxic shot options for hunters.
Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for North Bay Water Recycling Program Phase 2, California
Document Number: 2017-24085
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Sonoma County Water Agency, acting as administrator for the North Bay Water Reuse Authority and the lead State agency, and the Bureau of Reclamation, the lead Federal agency, will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for Phase 2 of the North Bay Water Recycling Program. The purpose of the Phase 2 Program is to build upon the existing regional wastewater reuse network developed under the Program's Phase 1 to provide additional opportunities for recycled water for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses as an alternative to discharging treated wastewater to San Pablo Bay.
Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Draft Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the California Tiger Salamander; Phillips 66 Line 300 Project, Santa Barbara County, California
Document Number: 2017-24084
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Phillips 66 Pipeline, 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 Phillips 66 Line 300 Project draft low-effect habitat conservation plan. We invite public comment.
Minor Boundary Revision at Obed Wild and Scenic River
Document Number: 2017-24053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the boundary of the Obed Wild and Scenic River is modified to include an additional 63.01 acres of land identified as Tract 101-63. The tract is located north of the Obed River and south of Hardwick Road in Morgan County, Tennessee. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 179/135,074 dated April 2017.
Mitigation Policies of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-23965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are requesting public comment on portions of our existing Mitigation Policy and Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy (ESA-CMP). We specifically request comment on the policies' mitigation planning goals. Based on comments received, the Service will decide whether and how to revise the policies.