Department of the Interior May 25, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks
This notice announces the decision to request that a draft nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks for inclusion on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List be prepared. The decision is the result of consultation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage and the review of public comments submitted in response to earlier notices. This notice complies with applicable World Heritage Program regulations.
Public Land Order No. 7867: Partial Withdrawal Revocation, Water Power Designation No. 14, Oregon
This Order revokes in part a Secretarial Order dated December 12, 1917, which established Water Power Designation No. 14, insofar as it affects 350 acres of Revested Oregon and California Railroad Grant Lands administered by the United States Forest Service. Subject to valid existing rights, Section 24 of the Federal Power Act, the provisions of existing withdrawals, other segregations of record, and the requirements of applicable law, this Order opens the lands to a Federal land exchange.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Kukulget, Inc., and Sivuqaq, Inc., both Alaska Native corporations, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, as amended (ANCSA).
Montana Department of Natural Resources Final Amended Habitat Conservation Plan and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and final Montana Department of Natural Resources Amended Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for forest management in Montana. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) applied to the Service for an amended incidental take permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). DNRC is requesting authorization of additional incidental take of three federally listed and one unlisted species on 81,416 acres to be added to its HCP-covered lands. DNRC also amended the HCP to incorporate the terms of a settlement agreement from a 2013 lawsuit on the original permit. The final SEIS considers the environmental effects of amending the HCP and permit and addresses public comments received on the 2017 draft EIS.
Notice of Availability for the San Juan Mine Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification Draft Environmental Impact Statement
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Coal Company's (SJCC) proposed Deep Lease Extension (DLE) at the existing San Juan Mine (Project) in San Juan County, New Mexico, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.