Department of the Interior April 21, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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HEARTH Act Approval of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota Leasing Ordinance
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business, residential, wind and solar leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council Subcommittee on Public Lands, Alaska
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Accounts Receivable Confirmations Reporting
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), ONRR is proposing to renew an information collection. Currently, the information collection is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') under OMB Control Number 1012-0001, which expires on February 28, 2022. Through this Information Collection Request (``ICR''), ONRR seeks renewed authority to collect information related to the paperwork requirements under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (``CFO Act'') covering the collection of royalties and other mineral revenues due, which obligations are accounted for as accounts receivables.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Indian Oil and Gas Valuation, 30 CFR Parts 1202, 1206, and 1207
In accordance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), ONRR is proposing to renew an information collection. Currently, this information collection is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') under OMB Control Number 1012-0002, which expires on February 28, 2022. This Information Collection Request (``ICR'') pertains to the valuation of oil and gas produced from leases on Indian lands, Indian oil and gas royalties, and required recordkeeping for oil and gas valuation and royalties for Indian Tribes and allottees. ONRR uses forms ONRR-4109, ONRR-4110, ONRR-4295, ONRR-4393, ONRR-4410, and ONRR-4411 as part of these information collection requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Current and Future Landsat User Requirements
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing renew an information collection. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellow-billed cuckoo) (Coccyzus americanus) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 298,845 acres (120,939 hectares) are now being designated as critical habitat in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. This rule extends the Act's protections to critical habitat for this species.