Department of the Interior December 27, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Yangtze Sturgeon as an Endangered Species
Document Number: 2017-27954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a proposed rule and a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Yangtze sturgeon (Acipenser dabryanus) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Loss of individuals due to overharvesting on the Yangtze River is the main factor that contributed to the historical decline of the species. Despite conservation efforts, this species is still currently in decline due primarily to the effects of dams and bycatch. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. We seek information from the public on this proposed rule and the status review for this species.
Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2017-27945
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending its minimum technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment. The rule amends the regulations that describe how tribal governments, tribal gaming regulatory authorities, and tribal gaming operations comply with the minimum technical standards.
Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2017-27829
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council (NISC), proposes to appoint new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the ISAC.
Withdrawal of Proposed Rule for Dog Management at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
Document Number: 2017-27827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) no longer intends to prepare a final rule or issue a Golden Gate National Recreation Area dog management plan. The NPS has terminated the rulemaking process.
Termination Notice for the Dog Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
Document Number: 2017-27826
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) has cancelled its planning process for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area dog management plan, and no longer intends to issue a Record of Decision.
Indian Electric Power Utilities
Document Number: 2017-27668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule revises regulations addressing electric power utilities of the Colorado River, Flathead, and San Carlos Indian irrigation projects to use plain language, update definitions, lengthen a regulatory deadline, and make other minor changes.