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Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2019-28248
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
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. 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.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit, Blue Creek Wind Farm, Van Wert and Paulding Counties, Ohio
Document Number: 2019-28112
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Blue Creek Wind Farm, LLC (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for its Blue Creek Wind Farm project. If approved, the ITP would authorize the incidental take of the Indiana bat and the northern long-eared bat. The applicant has prepared a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP), which is available for public review. We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment, which has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. We request public comment on the application and associated documents.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Osage County Oil and Gas, Osage County, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-27996
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has extended the deadline for comments on the Osage County Oil and Gas Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2019-27995
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2019-27994
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Hoopa Valley Tribe is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2019-27990
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Susanville Indian Rancheria is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California
Document Number: 2019-27989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Tribal State Compact between the State of California and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is taking effect.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts and Amendments
Document Number: 2019-27988
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the address for submission of Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts, amendments, and extensions has changed.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Louisiana
Document Number: 2019-27987
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Louisiana entered into a compact with the Tunica- Biloxi Indian Tribe governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Tribal-State Compact for the Conduct of Class III Gaming between the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana and the State of Louisiana (Compact).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oregon
Document Number: 2019-27986
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The State of Oregon entered into a compact amendment with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Amendment to the Amended and Restated Tribal State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the State of OregonAmendment III.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Supervised Individual Indian Money Accounts
Document Number: 2019-27973
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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 a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2019-27972
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Program
Document Number: 2019-27971
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 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; Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Proceedings in State Court
Document Number: 2019-27969
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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; Tribal Transportation Program
Document Number: 2019-27967
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs are proposing to renew an information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-27944
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior proposes to modify the Bureau of Reclamation Privacy Act system of records titled, ``INTERIOR/WBR-12, Inventions and Patents.'' This system of records administers the Bureau of Reclamation internal program that manages and tracks applications for inventions and patents submitted by Federal employees, individuals, and organizations who have submitted a report of invention to Reclamation or employees who are seeking to file and secure patents. The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to add new routine uses, modify existing routine uses to provide clarification, update authorities for this system, update categories of individuals and categories of records to reflect the expanded scope of the system, and to provide general and administrative updates to all sections in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-108, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act.'' This modified system will be included in the Department of the Interior's inventory of record systems.
Notice of Temporary Closure and Temporary Restrictions of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ
Document Number: 2019-27906
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, notice is hereby given that temporary closures and temporary restrictions of activities will be in effect on public lands administered by the Lake Havasu Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to minimize the risk of potential collisions with spectators and racers during the annual Best In The Desert (BITD) off-highway vehicle (OHV) race events, Parker 250 and Parker 425, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP).
Notice of Availability for the Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gemini Solar Project in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2019-27904
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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) Las Vegas Field Office has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Gemini Solar Project and by this notice is announcing the opening of the protest period.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Final Restoration Plan III and Environmental Assessment: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities; and Birds and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2019-27891
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Programmatic Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Record of Decision, and Consent Decree, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies for the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group (AL TIG) have prepared a final restoration plan and environmental assessment entitled Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Final Restoration Plan III/ Environmental Assessment: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities; and Birds (AL RP III/EA), and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). In the AL RP III/EA, the AL TIG is selecting to implement five projects to address lost recreational use and two projects for the restoration of birds. Implementation of these projects will help restore natural resources and the services they provide that were injured in the Alabama Restoration Area as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the final AL RP III/EA and FONSI.
Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-27839
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0001; tribal gaming ordinance approvals, background investigations, and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0003; National Environmental Policy Act submissions as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and issuance to tribes of certificates of self-regulation for class II gaming as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0008. These information collections all expire on January 31, 2020.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2019-27742
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 7, 2019, 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: 2019-27737
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 30, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2019-27727
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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. 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.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2019-27689
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the semiannual agenda of rules scheduled for review or development between fall 2019 and fall 2020. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require publication of the agenda.
Proposed Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement; San Bernardino County, CA; Correction
Document Number: 2019-27673
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a document in the December 9, 2019, Federal Register that announced the availability of a proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) and a draft environmental impact statement for public comment. The subject heading of the document incorrectly referred to the ``Upper Santa Ana River Habitat Conservation Plan'' instead of the ``Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan,'' which is the correct name of the HCP.
Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2019-27624
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
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 any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA or MMPA with respect to any endangered species or marine mammals.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: OMB Control Number 1084-0033, Private Rental Survey
Document Number: 2019-27617
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior, has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information for the ``Private Rental Survey'' OMB Control No. 1084-0033. The information collection request (ICR) describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Sulphur Operations
Document Number: 2019-27547
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
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.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2019-27531
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as the lead Federal agency, with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), and the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Band) as Cooperating Agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project (ESM Solar Project) on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. This notice also announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Notice of Realty Action: Classification and Segregation for Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes for Proposed Poston Butte Preserve in Pinal County, AZ
Document Number: 2019-27498
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Section 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act and Executive Order 6910, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined certain public lands in Pinal County, Arizona, and has found them suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to the Town of Florence, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act of June 14, 1926, as amended.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2019-27489
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The San Diego Museum of Man, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the San Diego Museum of Man. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2019-27471
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
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 and survival of endangered 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 the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Blackrock Land Exchange, Bannock and Power Counties, Idaho
Document Number: 2019-27286
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pocatello Field Office, in Pocatello, Idaho, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Blackrock Land Exchange. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the 45-day public comment period for the Draft EIS.
Migratory Birds; Double-Crested Cormorant Increased Take Limits for Depredation Permits in the Central and Eastern United States
Document Number: 2019-27415
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In November 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services, completed an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact for the issuance of depredation permits for double- crested cormorants. The scope of the EA covered issuance of depredation permits for the purposes of health and human safety, aquaculture, property damage, and concern for co-nesting threatened or endangered species. This notice is to inform the public that, based on an adaptive management approach, we have reviewed recent data and are moving from the preferred alternative to the proposed action of using a higher annual take threshold, as prescribed in the 2017 EA.
Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Alcohol Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2019-27400
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Alcohol Control Ordinance of the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. The alcohol control ordinance is to regulate and control the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of Washington for the purpose of generating new Tribal revenues. Enactment of this ordinance will help provide a source of revenue to strengthen Tribal government, provide for the economic viability of Tribal enterprises, and improve delivery of Tribal government services.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2019-27377
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings for Two Species
Document Number: 2019-27338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on two petitions to add species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, we announce that we plan to initiate status reviews of the Bethany Beach firefly (Photuris bethaniensis) and Gulf Coast solitary bee (Hesperapis oraria) to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the species and factors that may affect their status. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month petition findings, which will address whether or not the petitioned actions are warranted, in accordance with the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2019-27337
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
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. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Five Species Not Warranted for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
Document Number: 2019-27334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 12- month findings on petitions to list three species as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and two additional findings that current candidate species no longer warrant listing. After a thorough review of the best scientific and commercial data available, we find that it is not warranted at this time to list the Ozark chub, purpledisk honeycombhead, red tree vole (North Oregon Coast distinct population segment (DPS)), sand verbena moth, and skiff milkvetch. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information relevant to the status of any of the species mentioned above or their habitats.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for West Coast Distinct Population Segment of Fisher With Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2019-27270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently published a document proposing changes to our October 7, 2014, proposed rule to list the West Coast distinct population segment (DPS) of fisher (Pekania pennanti) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act) and proposing a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act for this DPS. We announced the opening of a 30-day public comment period on the revised proposed rule, ending December 9, 2019. We now reopen the public comment period for an additional 15 days, to allow all interested parties more time to comment on the revised proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final determination.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying the Hawaiian Goose From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2019-26548
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine threatened status for the Hawaiian goose (nene) (Branta sandvicensis). This rule changes the listing status of the nene from an endangered species to a threatened species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We call this ``reclassifying'' or ``downlisting'' the species. We are also adopting a rule under the authority of section 4(d) of the Act (a ``4(d) rule'') to enhance conservation of the species through range expansion and management flexibility. This final rule is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific data, which indicate that the threats to this species have been reduced to the point that it no longer meets the definition of endangered under the Act, but that it is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future. In addition, this rule corrects the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to reflect that Nesochen is not currently a scientifically accepted generic name for this species, and acknowledges the Hawaiian name ``nene'' as an alternative common name.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2019-27399
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending its regulations governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian Tribes. Tribes, at their discretion, may apply for TERAs. TERAs allow Tribes to enter into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource development on Tribal land without the Secretary's review and approval. This final rule updates the regulations to incorporate changes recently made by Congress to the Act authorizing TERAs. This rule also establishes how, as an alternative to entering into a TERA, a Tribe may obtain certification of a Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO).
National Bison Range, MT; Availability of the Final Record of Decision for the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-27267
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the final record of decision for the final comprehensive conservation plan and final environmental impact statement for the National Bison Range in Montana.
Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service Watercraft Inspection Decontamination Regional Data-Sharing for Trailered Recreational Boats
Document Number: 2019-27252
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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 a new information collection.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys; Eastern States
Document Number: 2019-27201
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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), Eastern States Office, Washington, DC, 30 days from the date of this publication. The surveys, executed at the request of the identified agencies, are required for the management of these lands.
Acquisition Regulation: Removal of Outdated References
Document Number: 2019-26865
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a final rule amending the Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation (DIAR) to implement Section 15(k) of the Small Business Act and remove outdated references and/or obsolete information.
Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2019-27167
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 2.75 percent for fiscal year 2020. The prior fiscal year's rate as announced in the Federal Register (83 FR 64875) on December 18, 2018, was 2.875 percent for fiscal year 2019.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2019-27140
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Oil and Gas Production Requirements in the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2019-27079
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to renew an information collection request with revisions.