Department of the Interior December 6, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Period for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project
Document Number: 2019-26357
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) Project. Reclamation is requesting public scoping comments to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS.
Public Land Order No. 7890, Extension of Public Land Order No. 7419; Nevada
Document Number: 2019-26335
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the withdrawal created by PLO No. 7419, issued effective December 9, 1999, for an additional 20-year term. The extension is necessary for the Department of the Air Force (DAF), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), to continue providing safety buffers from potentially hazardous areas, protect populated areas, and comply with Department of Defense Directive No. 6055.09E regarding ammunition and explosive safety standards on lands adjacent to the Live Ordnance Loading Areas at Nellis AFB, northeast of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The safety buffer zone includes security patrol roads and a security checkpoint.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; State Processes for Designating Areas Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations
Document Number: 2019-26334
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; General Reclamation Requirements
Document Number: 2019-26333
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Special Permanent Program Performance Standards-Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors
Document Number: 2019-26332
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) are proposing to renew an information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2019-26328
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 9, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the United States Gypsum Company Mine Expansion/Modernization Project, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: 2019-26288
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
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 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts of the United States Gypsum Company (USG) Mine Expansion and Modernization Project (Project), and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Beardless Chinchweed With Designation of Critical Habitat, and Threatened Species Status for Bartram's Stonecrop With Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2019-26210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Pectis imberbis (beardless chinchweed), a plant species from southern Arizona and northern Mexico, as an endangered species and to designate critical habitat for Beardless chinchweed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. In total, we propose to designate approximately 10,604 acres (4,291 hectares) in southern Arizona as critical habitat for this plant. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat for beardless chinchweed. In addition, we propose to list Graptopetalum bartramii (Bartram's stonecrop), a plant species from southern Arizona and northern Mexico, as a threatened species under the Act and to issue a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to provide for the conservation of Bartram's stonecrop. We are not proposing to designate critical habitat for Bartram's stonecrop because we find that a designation is not prudent. If we make this rule final as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to both of these species and to beardless chinchweed's critical habitat.