Department of the Interior July 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Nominations for the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-16381
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Committee.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Five Poecilotheria Tarantula Species From Sri Lanka
Document Number: 2018-16359
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for the following five tarantula species from Sri Lanka: Poecilotheria fasciata, P. ornata, P. smithi, P. subfusca, and P. vittata. The effect of this regulation will be to add these species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Documented Petitions for Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2018-16344
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining
Document Number: 2018-16342
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur
Document Number: 2018-16319
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2018-16315
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
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.
U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2018-16306
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-16268
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 14, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Montana
Document Number: 2018-16229
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined certain public lands in Teton County, Montana, and found them suitable for classification for conveyance to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MT FWP) under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, and the Taylor Grazing Act.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands (N-95402) for a School in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2018-16228
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, approximately 15 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District proposes to use the land for an elementary school that will help meet future educational needs in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan and Prepare an Environmental Assessment; Notice of Segregation and Notice of Realty Action; Classification and Proposed Modified Competitive Sales of Public Land in Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-16226
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Pahrump Field Office proposes to amend the 1998 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify approximately 621 acres of public land for sale. The EA will also evaluate the proposed sale of these acres through two modified competitive sealed bid sales of public land for not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV). Publication of this notice in the Federal Register segregates the subject lands from all appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, and from the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, except the sales provisions of FLPMA.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy
Document Number: 2018-16172
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce we are withdrawing the Mitigation Policy published November 21, 2016, which guides Service recommendations on mitigating the adverse impacts of land and water developments on fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. In our document of November 6, 2017, we requested additional public comments regarding this policy's overall mitigation planning goal of net conservation gain. We are now withdrawing this policy as it is no longer appropriate to retain the ``net conservation gain'' standard throughout various Service-related activities and is inconsistent with current Executive branch policy. Until further notice, all policies that were superseded by the 2016 Mitigation Policy are reinstated, including the Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy (46 FR 7644-7663) published in the Federal Register on January 23, 1981.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy
Document Number: 2018-16171
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce we are withdrawing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy, published December 27, 2016 (ESA-CMP). In our document of November 6, 2017 we requested additional public comments regarding the policy's overall mitigation planning goal of net conservation gain. We are now withdrawing this policy. The Service does not have authority to require ``net conservation gain'' under the ESA, and the policy is inconsistent with current Executive branch policy. Except as otherwise specified, all policies or guidance documents that were superseded by ESA-CMP are reinstated.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2018-16095
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
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), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gold Rock Mine Project, White Pine County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-16093
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bristlecone Field Office, Ely, Nevada, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Gold Rock Mine Project (Project), White Pine County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Recreation Use Data Report
Document Number: 2018-15911
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Notice of Proposed New Fee Site, Lake Berryessa, Napa, California; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: 2018-15909
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to charge and retain fees for day use and boat launch at Capell Cove Boat Launch, Oak Shores and Smittle Creek Day Use Areas located at Lake Berryessa. Special Recreation Event authorization fees, and shade shelter reservations are also proposed to be retained under this authority.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-15869
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 7, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of Regulations for Interagency Cooperation
Document Number: 2018-15812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, FWS and NMFS (collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), propose to amend portions of our regulations that implement section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Services are proposing these changes to improve and clarify the interagency consultation processes and make them more efficient and consistent.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Regulations for Prohibitions to Threatened Wildlife and Plants
Document Number: 2018-15811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to revise our regulations extending most of the prohibitions for activities involving endangered species to threatened species. For species already listed as a threatened species, the proposed regulations would not alter the applicable prohibitions. The proposed regulations would require the Service, pursuant to section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act, to determine what, if any, protective regulations are appropriate for species that the Service in the future determines to be threatened.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Regulations for Listing Species and Designating Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2018-15810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), propose to revise portions of our regulations that implement section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The proposed revisions to the regulations clarify, interpret, and implement portions of the Act concerning the procedures and criteria used for listing or removing species from the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants and designating critical habitat. We also propose to make multiple technical revisions to update existing sections or to refer appropriately to other sections.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Indian Highway Safety Grants
Document Number: 2018-15758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the BIA Indian Highway Safety Program (IHSP) are proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application
Document Number: 2018-15746
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Request for Nominations for the Cold War Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-15736
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members on the Committee.
Rights-of-Way on Indian Land; Bond Exemption
Document Number: 2018-15680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This proposed rule would exempt Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments from the requirement to obtain a bond, insurance, or alternative form of security for a right-of-way across Indian land and BIA land where such governments are prohibited by law from obtaining security.
Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2018-15679
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 573 Tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on January 30, 2018.
Public Input Requested on Potential Impacts to Historic Priorities: Sand Resource Assessment and Borrow Area Identification, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2018-15669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invites public input on the identification of historic properties or potential impacts to historic properties from a comprehensive research program of sand resource and borrow area identification on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Sand resources are identified using geophysical and geological (G&G) surveys, which constitute undertakings subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Green Diamond Resource Company Proposed Forest Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA
Document Number: 2018-15660
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Green Diamond Resource Company of Korbel, California (applicant), has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for the issuance of an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and issuance of a Migratory Bird Scientific Collecting Permit under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). We advise the public of the availability of a proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), which covers the northern spotted owl and three other species, and the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), for public review and comment. The HCP covers forest management, species management, and monitoring activity on commercial timberland in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, California.
Notice To Reopen the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2018-15595
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
A request for nominations was published by the Department of the Interior in the Federal Register on June 6, 2018, for specific positions on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) Federal advisory committee. The nomination period ended on July 6, 2018. This notice reopens the nomination period for another 30 days.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-15585
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM), Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-15513
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 30, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-15447
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-15446
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) John Day Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) will meet as indicated below.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-15445
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior proposes to modify the Department of the Interior system of records titled, ``Payroll, Attendance, Retirement, and Leave RecordsInterior, DOI-85.'' This system of records allows the Department of the Interior to manage human resources and payroll functions; ensure proper payment for salary and benefits; track time worked, leave, or other absences for reporting and compliance purposes; and meet regulatory requirements such as specialized pay, garnishments, and special appointment programs. The Department of the Interior is updating this system of records notice to (1) add new proposed routine uses, (2) modify existing routine uses to provide clarification, (3) modify the categories of records and categories of individuals covered by the system, and (4) update system location, authority for maintenance of the system, storage, retrievability, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, notification procedures, records access and contesting procedures, and records source categories. This modified system will be included in the Department of the Interior's inventory of record systems.
Notice of Invitation to Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW186226, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-15444
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Black Butte Coal Company on a pro rata cost-sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Call for Nominations and Comments for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2018-15442
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office is issuing a call for nominations and comments on all available tracts for leasing for the upcoming National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) 2018 Oil and Gas Lease Sale.
Alaska; Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves-Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-15420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the proposed rule to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping in National Preserves in Alaska. Extending the comment period for 45 days will allow more time for the public to review the proposal and submit comments.
Draft Long-Range Transportation Plans for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands in Regions 2, 6, and 8
Document Number: 2018-15415
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of three draft long-range transportation plans for public review and comment. These draft long-range transportation plans outline strategies for improving and maintaining transportation assets that provide access to Service-managed lands in Region 2 (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas), Region 6 (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming), and Region 8 (California and Nevada) over the next 20 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for the Southern California Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa)
Document Number: 2018-15362
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for the Southern California Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow-legged Frog (Rana muscosa) for public review and comment. The draft recovery plan includes objective, measurable criteria, and site-specific management actions as may be necessary to reclassify the species from endangered to threatened and also for removal from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Public Land Order No. 7870; Extension of Public Land Order No. 5645, as Extended by Public Land Order No. 7336; Alaska
Document Number: 2018-15335
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the withdrawal of public land created by two prior PLOs (PLO No. 5645, as extended by PLO No. 7336), for an additional 20-year term. Approval of this PLO would allow the continued operation of the United States (U.S.) and Canadian Joint Use Port of Entry, Poker Creek Border Station. Without an extension, the current PLO will expire on July 18, 2018. If the withdrawal expires, the selection by the State of Alaska would immediately become effective and the land would be eligible for transfer out of Federal ownership. PLO No. 5645 withdrew approximately ten acres of public land from settlement, sale, location or entry under the general land laws, including U.S. mining laws, and reserved them for the maintenance of the Poker Creek Border Station in Alaska. PLO No. 7336 extended PLO No. 5645 for an additional 20-year term and transferred administrative jurisdiction from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the General Services Administration.
Change of Address; Office of Federal Acknowledgment
Document Number: 2018-15334
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending its regulations to reflect a change of address for the Office of Federal Acknowledgment. This rule is a technical amendment that corrects the address for filing petitions for Federal acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe.
Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision on the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Habitat Conservation Plan for Two Salamander Species in Travis and Hays Counties, Texas
Document Number: 2018-15222
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, under the National Environmental Policy Act, make available the final environmental impact statement and draft record of decision analyzing the impacts of issuance of an incidental take permit for implementation of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Our decision is to issue a 20-year incidental take permit for implementation of the BSEACD HCP, which authorizes incidental take of two listed salamanders under the Endangered Species Act.
Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Oil and Gas Lease Sale 251
Document Number: 2018-15181
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a Record of Decision for proposed Gulf of Mexico (GOM) regionwide oil and gas Lease Sale 251. This Record of Decision identifies BOEM's selected alternative for proposed Lease Sale 251, which is analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale: Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 2018 (2018 GOM Supplemental EIS).
Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region-Wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale 251
Document Number: 2018-15180
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region-wide Oil and Gas Lease Sale 251 (GOM Region-wide Sale 251), in accordance with the provisions of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended, and the implementing regulations issued pursuant thereto. The GOM Region-wide Sale 251 Final Notice of Sale (NOS) package contains information essential to potential bidders.
Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf in the New York Bight-Call for Information and Nominations
Document Number: 2018-15133
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
On April 11, 2018, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Call for Information and Nominations for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight (Call). BOEM invited the submission of information and nominations for commercial wind leases that would allow a lessee to propose the construction of a wind energy project in the New York Bight, and to develop one or more projects, if approved, after further environmental review. Additionally, the announcement requested comments and information from interested and affected parties about site conditions, resources, and multiple uses in close proximity to, or within, the Call Areas. Information received will help inform BOEM's identification of Wind Energy Areas, which would be further evaluated for potential commercial wind leasing. The April 11 notice had a comment period deadline of May 29, 2018. Several stakeholders have contacted BOEM and requested additional time to submit comments. BOEM agrees that it would be helpful in this instance to reopen the comment period.
Withdrawal of Temporary Physical Address Change for General Ledger Team
Document Number: 2018-15112
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is withdrawing the temporary physical address change published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2016 for courier services and personal deliveries.
Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
Document Number: 2018-15111
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require ONRR to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices. Consistent with these requirements, this notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2016.
Migratory Bird Permits; Removal of Depredation Orders for Double-Crested Cormorants To Protect Aquaculture Facilities and Public Resources
Document Number: 2018-15103
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order that vacated provisions of regulations governing control of depredating double-crested cormorants at aquaculture facilities and for control of double-crested cormorants to protect public resources. Pursuant to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia order dated May 25, 2016, this rule removes regulatory provisions that allowed take of double-crested cormorants at aquaculture facilities and to protect public resources without the need for a permit.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2018-15098
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona State Office, Phoenix, Arizona, on the dates indicated. Surveys announced in this notice are necessary for the management of lands administered by the agencies indicated.
Minor Boundary Revision at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Document Number: 2018-15072
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The boundary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is modified to include 1.30 acres of land located in Porter County, Indiana, immediately adjacent to the boundary of the national lakeshore. The United States will acquire the parcel by a land exchange.