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

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: 2021-08395
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 any 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Texas Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2021-08331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposes administrative revisions to its regulations to update, correct, and clarify existing rules. These proposals change language to gender neutral, update terms and definitions for consistency with existing Federal and State regulations, and correct references internal and external to the document. This document gives the times and locations where the Texas program documents and this proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, establishes the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and describes the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
HEARTH Act Approval of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-08201
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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
Document Number: 2021-08195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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
Document Number: 2021-08170
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
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
Document Number: 2021-08153
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
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
Document Number: 2021-08133
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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 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
Document Number: 2021-07402
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2021-08116
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Desert Land Entry Application
Document Number: 2021-08103
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Requirements for Coal Exploration
Document Number: 2021-08102
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
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; Permanent Program Performance Standards-Surface and Underground Mining Activities
Document Number: 2021-08101
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
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; Requirements for Permits for Special Categories of Mining
Document Number: 2021-08099
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
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; National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application
Document Number: 2021-08020
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and Five Civilized Tribes
Document Number: 2021-08014
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; DOI Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-08007
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; DOI Programmatic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2021-08006
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Project, Apache County, Arizona
Document Number: 2021-07974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the lead Federal agency, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the effects of the construction and operation of the proposed White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) Rural Water System Project. The WMAT, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been identified as cooperating agencies. Reclamation requests comments concerning the scope of the analysis and identification of relevant information, studies, and analyses.
Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: 2021-07958
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given of a temporary closure of certain public lands administered by the Arizona Strip Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2021 Season
Document Number: 2021-07899
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS, Service, or we) is revising the migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska. These regulations allow for the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska and prescribe regional information on when and where the harvesting of birds may occur. These regulations were developed under a co-management process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. This rule incorporates regulatory revisions requested by these partners.
Bureau of Indian Education School Reopening Plans
Document Number: 2021-07460
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking stakeholder input on its plans to rely upon the latest U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding reopening its K-12 schools, residential facilities, and post- secondary schools for safe delivery of in-person and hybrid instruction and determine if BIE schools should include additional guidelines.
ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule: Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2021-07886
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
ONRR is delaying the effective date of the final rule entitled ``ONRR 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule'' (``2020 Rule'') from April 16, 2021 to November 1, 2021. The purpose of this second delay is to avoid placing undue regulatory burdens on lessees caused by allowing the 2020 Rule to go into effect while ONRR considers whether it will revise or withdraw some or all of that rule due to apparent defects in that rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 30 CFR Parts 1227, 1228, and 1229, Delegated and Cooperative Activities With States and Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2021-07885
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
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 1012-0003, which expires on December 31, 2021. ONRR uses the information collected under this Information Collection Request (``ICR'') both to review and approve delegation proposals from a State that is seeking to perform royalty management functions and to prepare a cooperative agreement with a State or Indian tribe seeking to perform royalty audits and investigations.
Bureau of Indian Education Waiver of State Assessments for 2020-2021 School Year
Document Number: 2021-07847
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is considering requesting from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) a waiver of assessment requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year (SY) for the protection of the health and safety or students, staff, and their communities, which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. BIE's implementing regulations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) require BIE to administer unified assessments each SY.
Extension of the Opening Order in Public Land Order No. 7899 and Addressing Pending Public Land Orders in Alaska
Document Number: 2021-07794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
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 and extended by 60 days on Feb. 18, 2021, the lands described therein shall not be opened until April 16, 2023. This notice also clarifies that the BLM has not published opening orders for PLOs 7900, 7901, 7902, and 7903 and therefore they have no effective date. These Orders will be included in the process described below for PLO 7899.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-07757
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before April 3, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Public Meeting, Utah Resource Advisory Council, Utah
Document Number: 2021-07724
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
2021 Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Oil, Gas, and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2021-07722
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This final rule implements the 2021 inflation adjustments to the maximum daily civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulations for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (FCPIAA Improvements Act) and relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The 2021 adjustment multiplier of 1.01182 accounts for one year of inflation from October 2019 through October 2020.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2021-07700
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Temple 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 Temple 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: Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Arvada, CO
Document Number: 2021-07699
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
Document Number: 2021-07698
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 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.
Procedures for Issuing Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2021-07685
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Department of the Interior
On October 26, 2020, the Department of the Interior (Department) published an interim final rule implementing an Executive order (E.O.), entitled ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.'' The E.O. defined guidance documents and required Federal agencies to finalize regulations or amend existing regulations to establish processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents, among other actions. In accordance with the E.O. entitled, ``Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation'' issued by President Biden on January 20, 2021, this final rule rescinds the Department's interim final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status, Section 4(d) Rule, and Designation of Critical Habitat for Panama City Crayfish
Document Number: 2021-07243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), reopen the public comment period on the proposed rule to list the Panama City crayfish (Procambarus econfinae) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act); propose a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (``4(d) rule'') for the species; and propose to designate critical habitat for the Panama City crayfish under the Act. In total, approximately 7,177 acres (2,904 hectares) in Bay County, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation, all of which are currently occupied by the species. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) for the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Panama City crayfish. We will accept comments on the proposed listing, 4(d) rule, and critical habitat designation, as well as the draft economic analysis, during the open comment period. Finally, we announce a public informational meeting and public hearing on the proposed listing rule and this proposed rule.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2021-07607
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision modifying its September 9, 2015 decision (``original decision'') which approved lands for conveyance to Eklutna, Inc., pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The original decision will be modified to make changes to public access easements to be reserved to the United States, to navigability information, and to make a technical correction. Notice of the original decision was published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2015.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Washington County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-07604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) examined certain public lands in Washington County, Utah, and found them suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, the Taylor Grazing Act, and Executive Order 6910. WCWCD proposes to use the 10.87-acre parcel described below as a camping and recreation area adjacent to a proposed reservoir near the junction of Interstate 15 and State Route 17.
Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2021-07575
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
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) Sierra Front-Northern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. The meeting will be open to the public.
Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Renewable (Wind and Solar) Energy, Power Line, and Communication Tower Habitat Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
Document Number: 2021-07475
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that LPC Conservation LLC (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit (ITP) supported by the Renewable (Wind and Solar) Energy, Power Line, and Communication Tower Habitat Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie-chicken; Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas (HCP). The applicant has applied to the Service for the ITP pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. The requested ITP, if approved, would authorize incidental take of the lesser prairie-chicken resulting from activities covered by the HCP (e.g., wind, solar, transmission lines, and communication towers) and incidental take resulting from conservation actions taken to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts of the incidental take of the LEPC that result from covered activities. If approved, the requested ITP would become effective should the LEPC become federally listed during the life of the ITP and HCP. With this notice we also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) that has been prepared to evaluate the ITP application in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. We are making the ITP application package, including the HCP and draft EA, available for public review and comment.
American Indian Probate Regulations
Document Number: 2021-07188
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) proposed revisions to its regulations governing probate of property that the United States holds in trust or restricted status for American Indians. We are reopening the comment period to effectively extend original March 8, 2021 comment deadline. Any comments received after the original March 8, 2021 comment deadline and before the new comment deadline will be accepted as timely submitted. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Layia carnosa (Beach Layia) From Endangered to Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2021-07608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently proposed to reclassify the beach layia (Layia carnosa) as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. We are reopening the proposed rule comment period to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed rule, and we announce a public informational meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they are already incorporated into the public record and will be fully considered in the final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; The National Map Corps (TNMCorps)-Volunteered Geographic Information Project
Document Number: 2021-07513
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Student Progress and Promotion and Certificate of Completion
Document Number: 2021-07501
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking Tribal and public input on draft policies regarding progress and promotion and certificate of completion. The purpose of these two policies is to make certain that student promotion is based on the meeting of minimum standards, with high school graduation marking the culmination of a student's K-12 education, in recognition of all the learning that occurred during that journey.
Indian Business Incubators Program
Document Number: 2021-07175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) proposes a new regulation to implement the recently enacted Native American Business Incubators Program Act. The Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP), also known as the Native American Business Incubators Program, is a program in which IEED provides competitive grants to eligible applicants to establish and operate business incubators that serve Tribal reservation communities. These regulations establish who is eligible for the program, how to apply, how IEED will evaluate applications and make awards, and how IEED will administer the program.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Streaked Horned Lark With Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2021-06943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to affirm the listing of the streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata), a bird species from Washington and Oregon, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we again conclude that listing the species as threatened is warranted. We also propose to revise the rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (``4(d) rule'') for this bird. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it will maintain this species as a threatened species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and continue to extend the Act's protections to the species.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Training System
Document Number: 2021-07462
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing a new information collection.
Public Meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-07424
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will take place.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Bixby Memorial Free Library, Vergennes, VT
Document Number: 2021-07407
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bixby Memorial Free Library, 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 Bixby Memorial Free Library. 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 Public Meeting for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee, Washington
Document Number: 2021-07382
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as follows.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2021-07320
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold an online meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all individuals, it will be necessary to conduct an online meeting.
HEARTH Act Approval of Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-07319
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan Business Site 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 leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of Joint and Individual Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 2021-07278
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-09
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) Colorado's Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Southwest RAC, and Rocky Mountain RAC will meet as indicated below.