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Agency Information Collection Activities; Bird Banding and Band Recovery Reports
Document Number: 2018-26392
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Sonoyta Mud Turtle
Document Number: 2018-26388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Sonoyta mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 12.28 acres (4.97 hectares) in Pima County, Arizona, located entirely within Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this subspecies' critical habitat. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Sonoyta mud turtle.
Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Appointments
Document Number: 2018-26376
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the names of individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of the Department of the Interior Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board.
HEARTH Act Approval of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Regulations
Document Number: 2018-26340
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On September 18, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Business Site Leasing Ordinance 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 and other authorized purposes leases without further BIA approval.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2018-26298
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Oklahoma entered into an amendment with the Osage Nation governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Osage Nation and State of Oklahoma Gaming Compact: Non-house-banked Table Games Supplement.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2018-26248
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2018-26215
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and foreign or native species for which the Service has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). With some exceptions, the ESA and the MMPA prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA and MMPA also require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for endangered species or marine mammals.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests
Document Number: 2018-26229
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Regulations
Document Number: 2018-26142
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Nomination of Properties for Listing in the National Register of Historic Places
Document Number: 2018-26141
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Caldwell Canyon Mine Project, Caribou County, Idaho
Document Number: 2018-26093
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Caldwell Canyon Mine Project, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Sevier Playa Potash Project, Utah
Document Number: 2018-26076
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and Secretarial Order 3355, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is releasing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Crystal Peak Minerals Inc.'s (CPM) Sevier Playa Potash Project (Project), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Industrial Minerals Surveys
Document Number: 2018-26053
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey is proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Availability of the Western Energy Company's Rosebud Mine Area F Final Environmental Impact Statement; S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 190S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 19XS501520
Document Number: 2018-26042
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Energy Company's Rosebud Mine Area F (Project) in southeastern Montana. This notice is announcing its availability. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a co-lead on this EIS process.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting
Document Number: 2018-26019
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The ANS Task Force's purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Marbled Murrelets, Bald Eagles, and Golden Eagles; Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project, Lewis and Thurston Counties, Washington
Document Number: 2018-25969
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) in support of an application from Skookumchuck Wind Energy Project, LLC, an affiliate of Renewable Energy Services (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP) for the marbled murrelet, listed as threatened under the ESA, and the bald eagle and golden eagle, both of which are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Incidental take is expected to result from the operation of 38 commercial wind turbines and associated infrastructure located near Centralia, Washington, in Lewis and Thurston Counties. Also available for review is the Service's draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), which was prepared in response to the application. We are seeking public comments on the draft HCP and DEIS.
Indian Electric Power Utilities
Document Number: 2018-25943
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This 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.
HEARTH Act Approval of Quinault Indian Nation's Business and Residential Leasing Regulations
Document Number: 2018-25942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On October 31, 2018, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Quinault Indian Nation's (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 residential and business leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of the December 5, 2018, Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-25934
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the National Park System Advisory Board (Board) will meet as noted below. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting date due to unexpected administrative delays.
Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment, North Allegheny Wind Facility, Incidental Take Permit Application for Indiana Bat, Blair and Cambria Counties, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2018-25916
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of several documents related to an incidental take permit (ITP) application under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have received an application from North Allegheny Wind, LLC (NAW) for a 25- year ITP for take of the federally endangered Indiana bat incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with operation of its North Allegheny Wind Facility, an existing 35-turbine wind farm in Blair and Cambria Counties, Pennsylvania. NAW has proposed a conservation program to minimize and mitigate for the impacts of the incidental take as described in its Draft North Allegheny Wind Indiana Bat Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Pursuant to the ESA and the National Environmental Policy Act, we announce the availability of NAW's ITP application, including its HCP, and the Service's draft environmental assessment, for public review and comment. We provide this notice to seek comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2018-25915
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of endangered plant species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Notice of Intent for the Potential Amendment to the Approved Resource Management Plan for the Miles City Field Office, Montana, and To Prepare an Associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-25847
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Miles City Field Office, Miles City, Montana, intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and potential amendment for the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP). The Supplemental EIS is in response to a United States District Court, District of Montana, opinion and order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al vs BLM). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues presented in the opinion and order.
Notice of Intent for the Potential Amendment to the Approved Resource Management Plan for the Buffalo Field Office, Wyoming, and To Prepare an Associated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-25845
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Buffalo Field Office intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and potential amendment for the 2015 Buffalo Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP). The Supplemental EIS is in response to a United States District Court, District of Montana, opinion and order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al vs BLM). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues presented in the opinion and order.
General Provisions; Revised List of Migratory Birds
Document Number: 2018-25634
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise the List of Migratory Birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by both adding and removing species. Reasons for the changes to the list include adding species based on new taxonomy and new evidence of natural occurrence in the United States or U.S. territories, removing species no longer known to occur within the United States or U.S. territories, and changing names to conform to accepted use. The net increase of 59 species (66 added and 7 removed) would bring the total number of species protected by the MBTA to 1,085. We regulate the taking, possession, transportation, sale, purchase, barter, exportation, and importation of migratory birds. An accurate and up-to-date list of species protected by the MBTA is essential for public notification and regulatory purposes.
Draft List of Bird Species to Which the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Apply
Document Number: 2018-25631
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are publishing a draft list of the nonnative bird species that have been introduced by humans into the United States or U.S. territories and to which the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) does not apply. The Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act (MBTRA) of 2004 amends the MBTA by stating that the MBTA applies only to migratory bird species that are native to the United States or U.S. territories, and that a native migratory bird species is one that is present as a result of natural biological or ecological processes. The MBTRA requires that we publish a list of all nonnative, human- introduced bird species to which the MBTA does not apply. We published that list in 2005, and are starting the process to update it with this notice. This notice identifies those species that are not protected by the MBTA, even though they belong to biological families referred to in treaties that the MBTA implements, as their presence in the United States or U.S. territories is solely the result of intentional or unintentional human-assisted introductions. This notice presents a draft list of species that are not protected by the MBTA to reflect current taxonomy, to remove one species that no longer occurs in a protected family, and to remove one species as a result of new distributional records documenting its natural occurrence in the United States.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Lower Colorado River Well Inventory
Document Number: 2018-25859
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2018-25764
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 10, 2018, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application To Withdraw Tribal Funds From Trust Status
Document Number: 2018-25726
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), we are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice To Acquire Land Into Trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon
Document Number: 2018-25692
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 25.49 acres, more or less into trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon on October 31, 2018.
Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-25561
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee will take place.
Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25541
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee will meet as indicated below.
Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-25540
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission (Commission) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Dairy Syncline Mine and Reclamation Plan, Caribou County, Idaho
Document Number: 2018-25509
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest, have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Dairy Syncline Phosphate Mine Project (Project), and by this Notice announce the opening of the comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin
Document Number: 2018-25498
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
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.
Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation
Document Number: 2018-25487
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to determine that the petitioner, Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation (SSM), is not an Indian Tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that SSM does not meet one of the seven mandatory criteria for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. This proposed finding is based on only one criterion.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Human Capital Management Strengths and Needs Assessment
Document Number: 2018-25482
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing a new information collection to gain an understanding of processes and practices within BIE schools.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions (PECE)
Document Number: 2018-25454
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
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, are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; National Historic Landmarks Nomination Form
Document Number: 2018-25431
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Using Web and Mobile-Based Applications During NPS Citizen Science Events
Document Number: 2018-25430
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Wind Energy Project, San Diego, California
Document Number: 2018-25412
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Campo Wind Project, located on the Campo Indian Reservation (Reservation) in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego, California. Construction of the Campo Wind Project is subject to BIA approval of a lease and sublease, which, as proposed, is a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. A brief description of the proposed action is provided below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns, and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The scoping process will include notice to the public and Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies of the proposed action.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Little River Band Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Township of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Michigan
Document Number: 2018-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Township of Fruitport, County of Muskegon, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Tribe), Federal Highway Administration, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA in connection with the Tribe's application for transfer into trust by the United States of approximately 60 acres for gaming and other purposes to be located the Township of Fruitport, Muskegon County, Michigan. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Habitat Conservation Plan for Seven Species in the Santa Clara River Watershed; Categorical Exclusion for Foothill Feeder Inspection and Maintenance Activities, Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2018-25397
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered unarmored threespine stickleback, arroyo toad, the federally threatened California red-legged frog, and non-listed Santa Ana sucker, western spadefoot, two-striped garter snake, and western pond turtle incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the inspection and maintenance of the Foothill Feeder water conveyance pipeline in the draft habitat conservation plan prepared for the project. We invite public comment.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
Document Number: 2018-25336
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska, intends to prepare a new Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) for BLM-managed lands within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Candy Darter
Document Number: 2018-25316
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
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 (Act), as amended, for the candy darter (Etheostoma osburni), a freshwater fish species from Virginia and West Virginia. This rule adds this species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Candy Darter
Document Number: 2018-25315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, approximately 596 stream kilometers (370 stream miles), in Virginia and West Virginia, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species' critical habitat. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the candy darter. Elsewhere in the Federal Register today, we published a final rule listing the candy darter as an endangered species under the Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Secretarial Elections
Document Number: 2018-25179
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Student Transportation Form
Document Number: 2018-25172
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Reindeer in Alaska
Document Number: 2018-25171
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Call for Nominations for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee, Utah
Document Number: 2018-25168
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this Notice is to request public nominations for 15 members to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENM MAC). The GSENM MAC provides information and advice regarding the development and implementation of management plans for the Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyons Units and, as appropriate, management of the Monument. The Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument (GSENM) will accept public nominations for 30 days from the date this Notice is posted.
Notice of Withdrawal Extension Application, United States Air Force, Public Land Order No. 7419, and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Nevada
Document Number: 2018-25163
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Department of the Air Force (DAF), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) has filed an application with the Department of the Interior to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7419 for an additional 20-year term for the same military purpose and location. PLO No. 7419 withdrew 2,252 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not the mineral leasing laws. PLO No. 7419 was issued for the United States Air Force to provide safety buffers from potentially hazardous areas, to protect populated areas, and to comply with ammunition and explosives safety standards. This Notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the withdrawal extension application and to request a public meeting. This Notice also amends PLO No. 7419's legal land description to reflect an amended land survey plat completed in 2016.