Department of the Interior 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Listed Animal and Plant Species
Document Number: 2020-19083
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for seven plant and seven animal species. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-19056
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-31
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.
2020-2021 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Document Number: 2020-16003
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are opening, for the first time, eight National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) that were previously closed to hunting and sport fishing. In addition, we are opening or expanding hunting and sport fishing at 89 other NWRs and adding 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 2020-2021 season. We are also opening hunting or sport fishing on nine units of the National Fish Hatchery System (NFHs). We are also adding pertinent station-specific regulations that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing at these nine NFHs for the 2020-2021 season. Further, we are opening 41 limited-interest easement NWRs in North Dakota for upland and big game hunting and sport fishing in accordance with State regulations. Access to these NWRs is controlled by the current landowners, and, therefore, they are not open to the public unless authorized by the landowner. We are also making regulatory changes to existing station-specific regulations in order to reduce the regulatory burden on the public, increase access for hunters and anglers on Service lands and waters, and comply with a Presidential mandate for plain language standards. Lastly, we are prohibiting domestic sheep, goat, and camelid pack animals on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2020-19019
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-19018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
Document Number: 2020-17693
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes the seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for hunting migratory birds. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2020-21 season.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2020-21 Season
Document Number: 2020-17692
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off- reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter ``Service'' or ``we'') recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions.
Proposed American Burying Beetle Habitat Conservation Plan and Low-Effect Screening Form; NS-374 Bridge Over Leader Creek, Hughes County, OK
Document Number: 2020-18899
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of several documents related to an incidental take permit (ITP) application under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Circuit Engineering District #4 applied for the requested ITP, which would be in effect for a 3-year period in Hughes County, Oklahoma. If granted, the permit would authorize American burying beetle incidental take resulting from construction of a bridge and off-set alignment of the road over Leader Creek. The documents available for comment include the low-effect screening form that supports a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, a draft low-effect habitat conservation plan, and the ITP application.
Draft National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-18879
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is soliciting public comments on the draft strategic plan for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The draft strategic plan, along with instructions for submitting comments, is posted at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi- plan. The FGDC is the interagency committee that serves as the lead entity in the executive branch for the development, implementation, and review of policies, practices, and standards relating to geospatial data. The FGDC operates under the authority of the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. One of the FGDC's responsibilities under the GDA is to ``prepare and maintain a strategic plan for the development and implementation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure in a manner consistent with national security, national defense, and emergency preparedness program policies regarding data accessibility.'' The GDA describes the NSDI as ``the technology, policies, criteria, standards, and employees necessary to promote geospatial data sharing throughout the Federal Government, State, tribal, and local governments, and the private sector (including nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education).''
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-18665
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil-Spill Response Requirements for Facilities Located Seaward of the Coastline
Document Number: 2020-18457
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2020-18455
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Plans and Information
Document Number: 2020-18453
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Pollution Prevention and Control
Document Number: 2020-18452
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur
Document Number: 2020-18451
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Safety and Environmental Management Systems
Document Number: 2020-18450
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Well Control and Production Safety Training
Document Number: 2020-18449
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-18431
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The Secretary for the Department of the Interior's signature on the ROD constitutes the final decision of the Department, thereby completing the required National Environmental Policy Act process for implementing an oil and gas leasing program within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Call for Nominations for the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-18403
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for two members to the San Rafael Swell Recreation Area Advisory Council (Council).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-18374
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before August 8, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History
Document Number: 2020-18328
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Department of the Interior (DOI) are proposing a new information collection.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Alabama Beach Mouse, Baldwin County, AL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-18326
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from SeaGlades at St. Andrew Bay (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed Alabama beach mouse incidental to construction of twenty-seven single family homes and amenities in Baldwin County, Alabama. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our low-effect screening form, which is also available for public review.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Final 2020-21 Frameworks for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2020-17691
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) prescribes final frameworks from which States may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2020-21 migratory bird hunting seasons. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates and times when hunting may occur and the number of birds that may be taken and possessed in hunting seasons. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow harvest at levels compatible with migratory game bird population status and habitat conditions. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide opportunities for recreation and sustenance, and aid Federal, State, and Tribal governments in the management of migratory game birds.
Notice of Public Meetings for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, Oregon
Document Number: 2020-18310
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) John Day- Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. If public health restrictions remain in place the meeting will be held virtually.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2020-18300
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
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. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-18293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Sealaska Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Inc., Bradenton, FL
Document Number: 2020-18235
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Inc., has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Inc. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2020-18234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes, and has determined that a cultural affiliation between the associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes can reasonably be traced. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of the associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2020-18233
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2020-18232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, and has determined that a cultural affiliation between the associated funerary objects and present-day Federally-recognized Indian Tribes can reasonably be traced. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally- recognized Indian Tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of the associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to the Federally-recognized Indian Tribes stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology Museum at the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA: Correction
Document Number: 2020-18231
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on August 13, 2008. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to UC Davis. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA
Document Number: 2020-18230
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Document Number: 2020-18229
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Mount Holyoke College has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Mount Holyoke College. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2020-18228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes. Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian Tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Warrior Met Coal, Inc. Lease-by-Application ALES-55797, Tuscaloosa County, AL; Notice of Public Hearing, and Request for Comment on Environmental Assessment, Maximum Economic Recovery, and Fair Market Value
Document Number: 2020-18211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern States Office (ESO) announces that an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Warrior Met Coal, Inc. Coal Lease-by-Application (LBA), serial number ALES- 55797, is available for public review and comment. The BLM is also announcing that it will hold a virtual public hearing to receive comments on the LBA, EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources contained in the proposed LBA lease tract. You can register to attend the virtual public meeting using the link provided below. Once registered, you will receive instructions for participating online or by phone.
Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #7: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; and Birds
Document Number: 2020-18205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA); the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); the Final Programmatic Damage Assessment Restoration Plan and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PDARP/PEIS) and Record of Decision; and the Consent Decree, the federal and state natural resource trustee agencies for the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) have prepared the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan #7 and Environmental Assessment: Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats; and Birds (RP/EA #7). In the Draft RP/ EA #7, the LA TIG proposes projects to help restore bird habitat and marshes injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill in the Louisiana Restoration Area under the ``Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats'' and ``Birds'' restoration types described in the Final PDARP/PEIS. The approximate cost to implement the LA TIG's proposed project with five preferred alternatives is $234,100,000. We invite public comments on the Draft RP/EA #7.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 2020-18080
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Gaming Compact (Compact) between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (Tribe) and the State of South Dakota (State).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Stephens' Kangaroo Rat From Endangered To Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2020-16719
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act). This proposed action is based on a thorough review of the best scientific and commercial data available, which indicates that the Stephens' kangaroo rat no longer meets the definition of endangered under the Act. If this proposal is finalized, the Stephens' kangaroo rat 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 Stephens' kangaroo rat. This document constitutes our proposed rule.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gold Acquisition Corporation, Relief Canyon Mine-Phase II Mine Expansion Amendment, Pershing County, NV
Document Number: 2020-18047
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance 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) Humboldt River Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of the proposed expansion to the Relief Canyon gold mining operation in Pershing County, Nevada. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues to be considered in the EIS, and serves to initiate public consultation, as required under the National Historic Preservation Act.
Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota
Document Number: 2020-18007
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed 30 calendar days after the date of this publication in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2020-17953
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed 30 days after the date of this publication in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona State Office, Phoenix, Arizona. The surveys announced in this notice are necessary for the management of lands administered by the agency indicated.
Virtual Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2020-17926
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will hold a virtual public meeting due to public health restrictions.
Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment, Keystone XL Pipeline; Incidental Take Permit Application for American Burying Beetle; Tripp County, South Dakota, and Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, and Keya Paha Counties, Nebraska
Document Number: 2020-17887
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of documents related to an incidental take permit (ITP) application under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We have received an application from TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (Keystone) for a 50-year ITP for take of the federally endangered American burying beetle incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with its Keystone XL pipeline project in parts of South Dakota and Nebraska. Pursuant to the ESA and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we announce the availability of Keystone's ITP application, including Keystone's Draft Keystone XL Pipeline American Burying Beetle Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), and the Service's draft environmental assessment for public review and comment. We provide this notice to seek comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink and Blue-Tailed Mole Skink, Polk County, FL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-17885
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Tampa Electric Company (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink and blue-tailed mole skink incidental to the construction of an electrical power substation in Polk County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Authorizing Grazing Use
Document Number: 2020-17808
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Selected Public Lands in Gila, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai Counties, AZ
Document Number: 2020-16640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules on selected public lands administered by the Hassayampa and Lower Sonoran Field Offices. These rules are needed in order to protect public health and safety and to reduce user conflicts within developed recreation areas (or sites), including recreational shooting sports sites. In compliance with the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Dingell Act), notice is hereby given that for public safety, one of the proposed supplementary rules would close public lands within the designated Hazardous Exclusion Area at each recreational shooting sports site to public entry, including entry for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting activities. These proposed closures are necessary to ensure public safety adjacent to shooting facilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Ferrous Metals Surveys
Document Number: 2020-17829
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-17796
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before August 1, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Mineral Materials Disposal
Document Number: 2020-17794
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Liquor Control Statute of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians
Document Number: 2020-17750
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Statute (Statute) of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians. The Statute regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.