Department of the Interior 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program
Document Number: 2021-04496
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) and Junior Duck Stamp Contests
Document Number: 2021-04455
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Arizona Eryngo and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-03705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Arizona eryngo (Eryngium sparganophyllum), a plant species native to Arizona and New Mexico in the United States, and to Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico, as an endangered species and to designate critical habitat in Arizona under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the species is warranted. Accordingly, we propose to list the Arizona eryngo as an endangered species under the Act. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants and extend the Act's protections to the species. We also propose to designate critical habitat for the Arizona eryngo under the Act. In total, approximately 13.0 acres (5.3 hectares) in Pima and Cochise Counties, Arizona, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Arizona eryngo.
Notice To Resume the Preparation of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operations Plan for Vineyard Wind LLC
Document Number: 2021-04392
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is resuming the preparation of a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) submitted by Vineyard Wind LLC (Vineyard Wind) concerning the construction and operation of an 800- megawatt wind energy facility offshore Massachusetts (Vineyard Wind 1 Project or Project).
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Nineteenth Regular Meeting: Species Proposals for Consideration and Request for Information and Recommendations on Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration
Document Number: 2021-04295
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
To implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention), the Parties to the Convention meet periodically to review what species in international trade should be regulated and other aspects of CITES implementation. The nineteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) is tentatively scheduled to be held in Costa Rica, March 3-14, 2022. With this notice we are soliciting recommendations for amending Appendices I and II of CITES at CoP19 as well as recommendations for resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP19. We invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on animal and plant species for which the United States should consider submitting proposals to amend Appendices I and II of CITES at CoP19. Such proposals may concern the addition of species to Appendix I or II, the transfer of species from one Appendix to another, or the removal of species from Appendices. We also invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States might consider submitting for discussion at CoP19. Finally, with this notice, we also describe the U.S. approach to preparations for CoP19.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Did You Feel It? Earthquake Questionnaire
Document Number: 2021-04292
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
Document Number: 2021-04256
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Kansas State Historical Society 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 Kansas State Historical Society. 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.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of North Carolina
Document Number: 2021-04254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Second Amended and Restated Tribal-State Compact between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Tribe) and the State of North Carolina (State).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-04249
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before February 20, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Local & Indigenous Knowledge of Permafrost Dynamics Across the Yukon River Basin
Document Number: 2021-04226
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
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 a new information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-04209
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are delaying the effective date of a final rule we published on January 15, 2021, revising the designation of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA) (January 15, 2021, Final Rule). In addition, this action opens a 30-day comment period to allow interested parties to comment on issues of fact, law, and policy raised by that rule and whether further delay of the effective date is necessary.
Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities; Proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization for Northern Sea Otters in the Northeast Pacific Ocean
Document Number: 2021-04081
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) received a request from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for authorization to take a small number of northern sea otters by harassment incidental to a marine geophysical survey in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), the Service is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to NSF for certain activities during the period between May 1 and June 30, 2021. This proposed IHA, if finalized, will be for take by Level A and Level B harassment. We anticipate no take by death and include none in this proposed authorization. The Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) addressing the proposed IHA and is soliciting public comments on both documents.
Florida Trustee Implementation Group Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment: Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, Birds, and Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities
Document Number: 2021-03908
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-25
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 Florida Trustee Implementation Group (FL TIG) have prepared the Florida Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment: Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; Sea Turtles; Marine Mammals; Birds; and Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (Draft RP/EA). In the Draft RP/EA, the FL TIG proposes projects to help restore injured habitats, sea turtles, marine mammals, birds, and to compensate for lost recreational use in the Florida Restoration Area as a result of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. The approximate cost to implement the FL TIG's proposed action (19 preferred alternatives) is $62,200,000. We invite public comments on the Draft RP/EA.
Notice of Availability of the Crimson Solar Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2021-03833
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance 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) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan for the Crimson Solar Project, Riverside County, California, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Kailua-Kona, HI
Document Number: 2021-03717
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Kaloko-Honok[omacr]hau National Historical Park 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 Kaloko- Honok[omacr]hau National Historical Park. 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: University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2021-03716
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Denver Museum 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 Denver Museum of Anthropology. 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.
Marianas Trench Marine National Monument; Monument Management Plan
Document Number: 2021-03642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The FWS and NOAA announce the availability of a draft monument management plan (MMP) for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (Monument). The draft MMP describes proposed goals, objectives, and strategies for managing the Monument over a 15-year period.
Withdrawal of the Public Review Period for Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258
Document Number: 2021-03693
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM is withdrawing the public review period and virtual public hearings announced in the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2022-23 and 2023-24 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations
Document Number: 2021-03407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This proposed rule would establish regulations for hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses during the 2022-2023 and 2023- 2024 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence wildlife taking regulations. This proposed rule could also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-03505
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before February 13, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2021-22 Frameworks, and Special Procedures for Issuance of Annual Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2021-02964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2021-22 hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds, and make a minor change to the special procedures for issuance of annual hunting regulations. We annually prescribe outside limits, frameworks, within which States may select hunting seasons. Frameworks specify the outside dates, season lengths, shooting hours, bag and possession limits, and areas where migratory game bird hunting may occur. 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.
Extension of the Opening Order in Public Land Order No. 7899, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-03384
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
For orderly management of the public lands subject to Public Land Order (PLO) 7899, published on Jan. 19, 2021, the lands described therein shall not be opened until a date 60 days after the publication of this Amended Opening Order.
Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 257
Document Number: 2021-03259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This Notice advises the public that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is rescinding the Record of Decision (ROD) for Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 257.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-03123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before February 6, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; Motor Vehicles
Document Number: C1-2020-28464
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule: Delay of Effective Date; Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-03052
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
In accordance with the January 20, 2021 White House Memorandum on Regulatory Freeze Pending Review and the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-21-14 of the same date, this action delays the effective date of the final rule entitled ``ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule'' that published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021 (``2020 Rule''). In addition, this action opens a 30- day comment period to allow interested parties to comment on the impact of the delay to the 2020 Rule's effective date as well as issues of fact, law, and policy raised by that rule.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Revisions to the Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-02799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Department of the Interior (DOI or Department), acting through BSEE and BOEM, is reopening the comment period for Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental ShelfRevisions to the Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, which was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2020.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-02694
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 30, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-02667
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On January 7, 2021, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a final rule (``MBTA rule'') defining the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) as it applies to conduct resulting in the injury or death of migratory birds protected by the MBTA. We are delaying the MBTA rule's effective date until March 8, 2021, in conformity with the Congressional Review Act (CRA). We request public comments to inform our review of this final rule and to determine whether the further extension of the effective date is necessary.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; The William T. Pecora Award: Application and Nomination Process
Document Number: 2021-02666
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2021-02611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Buffalo History Museum (previously known as the Buffalo Historical Society), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Buffalo History Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Boston University, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2021-02610
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Boston University has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, 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 associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to Boston University. 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: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2021-02609
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes. Representatives of any Indian Tribe 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 the TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribe stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2021-02608
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has completed an inventory of human remain, 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 M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 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: Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2021-02607
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has completed an inventory of human remain, 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 M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Hydrography Addressing tool
Document Number: 2021-02228
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
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 a new information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-02191
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 23, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Inflation Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalty Rates for Calendar Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-01502
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) publishes this final rule to increase its maximum civil monetary penalty (CMP) rates to account for inflation occurring between October 2019 and October 2020.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-02056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 16, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2021-01413
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its civil monetary penalty rule to reflect an annual adjustment for inflation in order to improve the penalty's effectiveness and maintain its deterrent effect. The Act provides that the new penalty level must apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase, including when the penalties whose associated violation predate the increase.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2021-01303
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The purpose of these adjustments is to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to further the policy goals of the underlying statute.
Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Establishment; Nominations
Document Number: 2021-01149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is announcing its intent to establish a Self-Governance PROGRESS Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) to negotiate and advise the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on a proposed rule to implement the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 (PROGRESS Act). The DOI is soliciting comments on its proposal to form a negotiated rulemaking committee; and invites nominations for Committee members who will adequately represent the interests that are likely to be significantly affected by the proposed rule.
Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
Document Number: 2021-01606
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 574 Tribal entities recognized by and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2021-01903
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK
Document Number: 2021-01902
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK (Alaska Region USFWS), 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 Alaska Region USFWS. 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: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Correction
Document Number: 2021-01901
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Indiana University has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on December 2, 2016. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the 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 the Indiana University NAGPRA Office. 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: Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park-City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI
Document Number: 2021-01900
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission ParkCity of St. Ignace, Michigan has completed an inventory of human remains and 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 human remains and 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 human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission ParkCity of St. Ignace. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY
Document Number: 2021-01899
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Geneva Historical Society, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that one cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of unassociated funerary object and 103 cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Geneva Historical Society. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2021-01898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY
Document Number: 2021-01897
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Geneva Historical Society 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 Geneva Historical Society. 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.