Department of the Interior August 1, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Cancellation of Portions of Plats of Survey and Filing of Supplemental Plats and Amended Field Notes, New Mexico/Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-16402
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Portions of the plats of survey described below have been cancelled and supplemental plats and amended field notes have been filed by the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities: Cook Inlet, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-16279
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in response to a request from Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, Harvest Alaska, LLC, and the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, finalize regulations authorizing the nonlethal, incidental take by harassment of small numbers of northern sea otters in State and Federal waters (Alaska and the Outer Continental Shelf) within Cook Inlet, Alaska, as well as all adjacent rivers, estuaries, and coastal lands. Take may result from oil and gas exploration, development, production, and transportation activities occurring for a period of 5 years. This rule authorizes take by harassment only; no lethal take is authorized. We will issue Letters of Authorization, upon request, for specific proposed activities in accordance with these regulations. Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget has approved a revision of the existing Information Collection control number 1018-0070, for incidental take of marine mammals in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, to include oil and gas activities in Cook Inlet.