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

Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land, Utah
Document Number: 2018-15065
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the direct sale (without competition) of 200 acres of public land in Emery County, Utah, at not less than the appraised fair market value to PacifiCorp.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land, Utah
Document Number: 2018-15063
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the modified competitive sale of 160 acres of public land in Emery County, Utah, at not less than the appraised fair market value to the adjacent landowners Hunter Prep Plant LLC, Ross Huntington, and Clinton Price.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands for a Park in the Northwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-15062
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
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 to the City of Las Vegas, approximately 10 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, and the Taylor Grazing Act. The City of Las Vegas proposes to use the 10 acres of land for a community park that will help meet future expanding needs in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
Notice of Realty Action; Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Park County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-15061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a non-competitive (direct) sale of 1.31 acres of public land in Park County, Wyoming, to the Jeanne S. Moeller Trust pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, to resolve an unauthorized use of public lands. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of FLPMA, and BLM regulations. The appraised fair market value for the sale parcel is $1,250.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Garfield County, Colorado
Document Number: 2018-15060
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non- competitive (direct) sale of 0.16 acres of public land in Garfield County, Colorado, to Ida Hoaglund, to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized use and occupancy of public land.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Land Use Plan Amendment, and a Notice of Segregation for the Proposed Gemini Solar Project in Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2018-15020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As requested by Solar Partners XI, LLC, and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and land use plan amendment to the 1998 Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the proposed Gemini Solar Project in Clark County, Nevada. Publication of this Notice initiates the scoping process and opens a 45-day public comment period. Publication of this Notice also segregates the public lands from appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law, but not the mineral leasing laws or the Materials Act, subject to valid existing rights.
Notice of Termination of the San Rafael Swell Master Leasing Plan, Utah
Document Number: 2018-15016
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The preparation of an Environmental Assessment associated with the San Rafael Swell Master Leasing Plan Amendment is no longer required, and the process is hereby terminated. Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced its intent to prepare an EA. The Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2016. The Plan Amendment would have considered modifying oil and gas leasing decisions on approximately 525,000 acres in portion of the Price and Richfield Field Offices in Emery and Wayne Counties, Utah.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-15010
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
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 is issuing a public notice of its intent to modify the Department of the Interior Privacy Act system of records, DOI-12, Donations Program Files, to update section titles, add a purpose section, reorganize the sections of the system notice into the government-wide approved format, add new proposed routine uses, and update content in applicable sections of the notice. Updated sections include, system location, system manager, categories of individuals, categories of records, authorities, routine uses, storage, retrieval, retention and disposal, safeguards, notification procedures, and record access and contesting record procedures sections.
Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-14951
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The NGAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) related to management of Federal geospatial programs, development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The NGAC reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
Notice of Availability for the Alton Coal Tract Coal Lease by Application Final Environmental Impact Statement, Utah
Document Number: 2018-14917
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 as amended (MLA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alton Coal Tract Lease by Application (LBA), case number UTU- 081895.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Indian Oil and Gas Valuation
Document Number: 2018-14854
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2018-14845
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing a public meeting of the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children in order to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14808
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file plats of survey 30 calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U. S. Forest Service, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Pre-Acquisition Tracking System
Document Number: 2018-14787
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we) are proposing a new information collection.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW174754, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14733
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW174754 from Hot Springs Resources Ltd for land in Natrona County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW178259, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14732
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW178259 from RKI Exploration and Production LLC, Chesapeake Exploration LLC, and OOGC America Inc. for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessees filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW176517, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14731
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW176517 from Chesapeake Exploration LLC., Khody Land & Minerals Company and OOGC America Inc. for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessees filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW178348, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14727
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW178348 from Wold Energy Partners LLC, Samson Resources Company, and GasCo LP for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessees filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW180628, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14726
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW180628 from Kirkwood Oil & Gas LLC for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW096788, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14725
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW096788 from Bearcat Energy LLC (Colorado), Elly B Beard 2007 Trust and Leeman Minerals LLC for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessees filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW087880, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW087880 from Samson Resources Company for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW087867, Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14723
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As provided for under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease WYW087867 from Charger Resources LLC, EOG Resources Inc., G F Collins JR Trust, L W Moncrief Trust, Michael J Moncrief Grantor Trust, Mindyanne E Moncrief Trust, Moncrief C B, Moncrief Oil & gas Master LLC, Monty Brennan Moncrief Trust, Muirfield Resources Company, R B C Exploration Company, Richard J Moncrief 1988 Trust, RWM 1988 Trust, Ryder Stilwell Oil, T O Moncrief Trust, and W A Moncrief III Trust for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The lessee filed the petition on time, along with all rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No leases affecting this land were issued before the petition was filed. The BLM proposes to reinstate the lease.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Coquí Llanero
Document Number: 2018-14683
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
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 endangered coqu[iacute] llanero, a frog endemic to Puerto Rico. The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria that must be met in order for us to remove this species from listing under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of 20 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV; Termination of Recreation and Public Purposes Classification
Document Number: 2018-14673
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 20 parcels of public land totaling 87.5 acres in the Las Vegas Valley (Valley) by competitive sale, at not less than the appraised Fair Market Values (FMV) pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM land sale regulations. The BLM is also terminating portions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Classification and Segregation of three parcels of land in Clark County.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Industrial Minerals Surveys
Document Number: 2018-14617
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-14602
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 23, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-14601
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 16, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-14600
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 9, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
HEARTH Act Approval of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California Business Site Leasing Code
Document Number: 2018-14520
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 11, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California, leasing regulations under the HEARTH Act. With this approval, the Band is authorized to enter into business leases without BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon's Tribal Code
Document Number: 2018-14519
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 11, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribe) leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2018-14510
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2018-14505
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
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 BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements-Standards for Certification of Blasters
Document Number: 2018-14451
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information which is used to identify and evaluate new blaster certification programs. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0080.
Agency Information Collection Activities: General Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2018-14450
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information which requires that a Federal lands program be established to govern surface coal mining and reclamation operations on Federal lands. The information requested is needed to assist the regulatory authority to determine the eligibility of an applicant to conduct surface coal mining operations on Federal lands. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0027.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Colorado River Valley Field Office, Colorado, and Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2018-14442
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River Valley Field Office (CRVFO), Silt, Colorado, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to develop the Sutey Ranch and Haines Management Plan and by this Notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Revisions; Correction; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-14483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is extending the comment period of the Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental ShelfBlowout Preventer Systems and Well Control-Revisions, which published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2018. BSEE is also correcting the ADDRESSES section of the preamble to the proposed rule to clarify how to submit public comments and how to view the documents proposed for incorporation by reference.
Four Habitat Conservation Plans for Sand Skink and Blue-Tailed Mole Skink, Polk and Osceola Counties, FL
Document Number: 2018-14395
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce receipt of four incidental take permit (ITP) applications and four habitat conservation plans (HCPs). Each of the four applicants requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act. If granted, the ITPs would authorize take of the sand skink and blue-tailed mole skink via destruction of the species' feeding, breeding, and sheltering habitat. The applicants are Tohopekaliga Water Authority; Mystic Dunes, LLC; Clay Cut, LLC; and Land Acquisition One, LLC. We invite comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments on the four applicants' HCPs, and our draft environmental action statements and low-effect screening forms, which support categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Environmental Impact Statement for the American Electric Power American Burying-Beetle Habitat Conservation Plan in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas
Document Number: 2018-14254
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), announce the availability of the environmental impact statement (EIS) and habitat conservation plan (HCP) for incidental take permit (ITP) application under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. American Electric Power (AEP) requested a 30-year American burying beetle (ABB) ITP in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. If granted, the ITP would authorize ABB take resulting from AEP's electrical lines and support facilities repair, maintenance, and construction, as well as activities carried out as part of the HCP's conservation strategy.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2018-14253
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for membership on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council).
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice is published in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Following consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has renewed the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council) charter for 2 years.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Contractor Eligibility and the Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information Form
Document Number: 2018-14239
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing our intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information that provides a tool for OSMRE and the States/Indian tribes to help them prevent persons with outstanding violations from conducting further mining or AML reclamation activities in the State. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1029-0119.
Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Specific Uses on Public Lands for the 2018 Burning Man Event (Permitted Event), Pershing County, NV
Document Number: 2018-14177
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, will implement a temporary closure and temporary restrictions to protect public safety and resources on public lands within and adjacent to the Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert playa.