Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Oenothera coloradensis (Colorado Butterfly Plant) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the Colorado butterfly plant (Oenothera coloradensis, currently listed as Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants (List) due to recovery. This determination is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicate that the threats to the Colorado butterfly plant have been eliminated or reduced to the point that it has recovered, and that this plant is no longer likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future and, therefore, no longer meets the definition of a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposed rule, if made final, would also remove the currently designated critical habitat for the Colorado butterfly plant. We are seeking information, data, and comments from the public on the proposed rule to remove the Colorado butterfly plant from the List (i.e., ``delist'' the species). In addition, we are also seeking input on considerations for post- delisting monitoring of the Colorado butterfly plant.
Public Land Order No. 7868; Withdrawal of Public Lands To Protect the Johnny Behind the Rocks Recreation Zone; Wyoming
This order withdraws 4,564.75 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States Mining Laws, subject to valid existing rights, but not from leasing under the mineral or geothermal leasing laws, for a period of 20 years, for the protection of cultural and recreational resources associated with the Johnny Behind the Rocks Recreation Zone.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Indian Gaming; Approval of a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Oklahoma
The Shawnee Tribe and the State of Oklahoma entered into a compact governing class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Tribal Gaming Compact between the Shawnee Tribe and the State of Oklahoma.
Technical and Clarifying Edits; Criminal Violations NPS Units Nationwide
This rule removes criminal penalty provisions that are outdated and unnecessary under federal statute. The rule also clarifiesconsistent with recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court that, absent exigent circumstances, a search warrant is necessary to require a motor vehicle operator to submit to a blood test (rather than a breath or urine test) to measure blood alcohol and drug content.
Request for Feedback on BOEM's Proposed Path Forward for Future Offshore Renewable Energy Leasing on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Request for Feedback (RFF) in the Federal Register on April 6, 2018, seeking public input on its proposed path forward and factors affecting future renewable leasing offshore the United States Atlantic Coast. That notice had a comment period deadline of May 21, 2018. Several stakeholders have contacted BOEM and requested additional time to submit a comment. BOEM is reopening the comment period.
Minimum Internal Control Standards
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to amend its minimum internal control standards for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to correct an erroneous deletion of the key control standards and to make other minor edits and additions for clarity.