Department of the Interior November 26, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent/Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Non-Competitive Direct Sale for the Expansion of the San Jose Cemetery, Luis Lopez, Socorro County, NM
Document Number: 2019-25649
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering to sell a parcel of public land containing 2.72 acres through a non-competitive (direct) sale for the expansion of an existing cemetery at not less than the appraised fair market value of $7,400 to the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe San Miguel Parish. The sale is subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations. In accordance to Section 203 of FLPMA disposal criteria for sales, a resource management plan (RMP) amendment is required establishing the disposal criteria using the Section 202 FLPMA planning process.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW173493, Wyoming
Document Number: 2019-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
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 WYW173493 from Thunder Basin Resources, LLC, for land in Niobrara 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Endangered June Sucker to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2019-25549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the June sucker (Chasmistes liorus) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), due to substantial improvements in the species' overall status since its original listing as endangered in 1986. This proposed action is based on a thorough review of the best scientific and commercial data available, which indicates that the June sucker no longer meets the definition of endangered under the Act. If this proposal is finalized, the June sucker would remain protected as a threatened species under the Act. We also propose a rule under section 4(d) of the Act that provides for the conservation of the June sucker. This document also constitutes our 5-year status review for this species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Nashville Crayfish From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2019-25548
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi), a relatively large crayfish native to the Mill Creek watershed in Davidson and Williamson Counties, Tennessee, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List). This determination is based on the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicate that the threats to the species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species has recovered and no longer meets the definition of an endangered or a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft post-delisting monitoring (PDM) plan for the Nashville crayfish. We seek information, data, and comments from the public regarding this proposal to remove the Nashville crayfish from the List (i.e., ``delist'' the species) and regarding the draft PDM plan.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Bradshaw's Lomatium (Bradshaw's lomatium) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2019-25545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove Bradshaw's lomatium (Bradshaw's lomatium, also known as Bradshaw's desert parsley), a plant found in western Oregon and southwestern Washington, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants due to recovery. Our review of the best available scientific and commercial data indicates that the threats to Bradshaw's lomatium have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request information and comments from the public regarding this proposed rule and the draft post-delisting monitoring plan for Bradshaw's lomatium.