Department of the Interior September 10, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2019-19532
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
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), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Public Land Order No. 7882; Extension of Public Land Order No. 5683, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge; Florida
Document Number: 2019-19515
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the withdrawal established by PLO No. 5683 for an additional 40-year term, which would otherwise expire on September 11, 2019. This extension is necessary to preserve unique features and facilitate management between the existing refuge and adjacent privately-held lands. PLO No. 5683 withdrew 37.50 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws for 40 years. PLO No. 5683 reserved the lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior as part of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
2019-2020 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Document Number: 2019-18054
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), open seven National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that are currently closed to hunting and sport fishing. In addition, we expand hunting and sport fishing at 70 other NWRs, and add pertinent station-specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2019-2020 season. We also formally open 15 units of the National Fish Hatchery System to hunting and sport fishing. We also add pertinent station-specific regulations that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing at these 15 National Fish Hatcheries (NFHs) for the 2019-2020 season. This rule includes global administrative updates to every NWR entry in our refuge-specific regulations and the reorganization of general public use regulations. We remove approximately 2,100 regulations that will have no impact on the administration of hunting and sport fishing within the National Wildlife Refuge System. We also simplify over 2,900 refuge-specific regulations to comply with a Presidential mandate to adhere to plain language standards and to reduce the regulatory burden on the public. Lastly, we remove the provision concerning same-day airborne hunting of the regulations specific to Alaska NWRs.