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Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities; North Slope, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-16452
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in response to a request from the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, finalize regulations authorizing the nonlethal, incidental, unintentional take by harassment of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walruses during year-round oil and gas industry activities in the Beaufort Sea (Alaska and the Outer Continental Shelf) and adjacent northern coast of Alaska. Take may result from oil and gas exploration, development, production, and transportation activities occurring for a period of 5 years. These activities are similar to those covered by the previous 5-year Beaufort Sea incidental take regulations effective from August 5, 2016, through August 5, 2021. This rule authorizes take by harassment only. No lethal take is authorized. We will issue Letters of Authorization, upon request, for specific activities in accordance with these regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application
Document Number: 2021-16583
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-16572
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Secretary's Order 3401, Comprehensive Analysis and Temporary Halt on all Activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Relating to the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska, intends to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the September 2019 Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program EIS. The Supplemental EIS will provide a comprehensive analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the Program, including by addressing the deficiencies identified in Secretary's Order 3401.
Notice To Reopen the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2021-16571
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
A request for nominations was published by the Department of the Interior in the Federal Register on April 29, 2021, for specific positions on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (Trustee Council) on decisions related to the planning, evaluation, funds allocation, and conduct of injury assessment and restoration activities related to the T/V Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989.
Notice of Teleconference Meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-16570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, is announcing that the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) Trustee Council's Public Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet by video teleconference as noted below.
Wyoming Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2021-16545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-04
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 Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the Wyoming program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Wyoming proposes revisions to its program, which includes rules regarding the disposal of decommissioned wind turbine blades and towers as backfill, in response to legislative changes made during the 2020 legislative session. In addition, revisions were made to Chapter 2: Permit Application Requirements for Surface Coal Mining Operations, to correct grammatical errors and provide consistency with the Secretary of State's Rules on Rules. The revised rules address several national, state, and local issues associated with wind energy generation, maintenance, and upgrades, as well as the resulting stockpile of decommissioned wind turbine blades and towers. This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule for Emperor Penguin
Document Number: 2021-15949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), a flightless bird species from Antarctica, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposal also serves as our 12-month finding on a petition to list the emperor penguin. 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 emperor penguin as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (``4(d) rule''). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would add this species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and extend the Act's protections to the species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for White Bluffs Bladderpod
Document Number: 2021-16521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for White Bluffs Bladderpod (Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis), listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and endemic to Franklin County, Washington. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from Federal, State, and local agencies; Native American Tribes; and the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Sierra Nevada Distinct Population Segment of the Sierra Nevada Red Fox
Document Number: 2021-16249
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for the Sierra Nevada Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) (hereafter referred to in this rule as the Sierra Nevada DPS). The Sierra Nevada red fox is a small mammal occurring in California and Oregon, with the Sierra Nevada DPS of this broader taxon inhabiting the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. This rule adds the Sierra Nevada DPS of Sierra Nevada red fox to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Determination on a Petition To Revise Critical Habitat for the Mount Graham Red Squirrel
Document Number: 2021-16247
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month determination on a petition to revise critical habitat for the Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The petition requests that the Service expand the subspecies' critical habitat designation to include currently occupied mixed conifer habitat and all historically occupied habitat outside the current critical habitat designation. Our 12-month determination is that we intend to assess revisions to the subspecies' critical habitat after a species status assessment and revised recovery plan for the Mount Graham red squirrel are completed.
Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service Recreation Fee Pricing Survey
Document Number: 2021-16411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing a new information collection.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting for the McPhee Dam and Reservoir, Dolores Project; Colorado
Document Number: 2021-16386
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Interior, as requested by the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), proposes to withdraw 953.06 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, or entry, under all of the general land laws, including the mining laws, and 309.56 acres of National Forest System lands from location and entry under the mining laws, and reserve them for use by the BOR in connection with the McPhee Dam and Reservoir, for a period of 100 years. This notice advises the public of an opportunity to comment on the withdrawal and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Project Offshore North Carolina
Document Number: 2021-16282
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), BOEM announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the review of a construction and operations plan (COP) submitted by Kitty Hawk, LLC (Kitty Hawk) for its Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Project. The COP proposes the development, construction, and operation of a wind energy facility offshore North Carolina with export cables connecting to the onshore electric grid in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This NOI announces the EIS scoping process for the Kitty Hawk COP. Additionally, this NOI seeks public comment and input under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its implementing regulations. Detailed information about the proposed wind energy facility, including the COP, can be found on BOEM's website at: https://www.boem.gov/Kitty-Hawk.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Threatened Status With Section 4(d) Rule for the Northern Distinct Population Segment and Endangered Status for the Southern Distinct Population Segment
Document Number: 2021-16260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are extending the comment period on our June 1, 2021, proposed rule to list two distinct population segments (DPSs) of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus), a grassland bird known from southeastern Colorado, western Kansas, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are extending the proposed rule's comment period for 30 days to give all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Adiantum vivesii From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2021-16248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the plant Adiantum vivesii (no common name) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants (List). Our review of the best available scientific and commercial data, including peer reviewer comments received on the 5-year status review (2008), indicate that A. vivesii is not a distinct species, but rather a sterile hybrid that does not have the capacity to establish a lineage that could be lost to extinction. Therefore, A. vivesii is not a listable entity under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-16223
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is rescinding 11 system of records notices from its existing inventory. These systems were managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and are no longer in use, or have been superseded by Government-wide, Department-wide, or other BLM system of records notices; however, they have not been formally rescinded. This notice formally rescinds the 11 system of records notices identified below.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2021-16209
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will take place.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2021-14872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the semiannual agenda of Department of the Interior (Department) rules scheduled for review or development between Spring 2021 and Spring 2022. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require publication of the agenda.
Commercial Leasing for Wind Power Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Morro Bay, California, East and West Extensions-Call for Information and Nominations (Call or Notice)
Document Number: 2021-16134
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This Call is published to solicit public input and industry interest on potential offshore wind energy development on areas adjacent to the Morro Bay Call Area previously identified in 2018. These new areas are within a 399-square-mile area located off central California, identified as the Morro Bay 399 Area.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review of the Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis)
Document Number: 2021-16076
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intention to conduct a 5-year status review under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for the Eskimo curlew. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of any new information that has become available since the last review of the species in 2016.
Enhancement of Survival Permit Application and Draft Safe Harbor Agreement, Nye, Esmeralda, Lincoln and Clark Counties, Nevada
Document Number: 2021-16061
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the receipt and availability of an application for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and an associated draft programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA). Additionally, consistent with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have prepared a draft environmental action statement supporting our preliminary determination that the proposed permit action qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NEPA. The Nevada Department of Wildlife (applicant) has applied for a permit under the ESA for the enhancement activities within the SHA, which will contribute to the recovery of the Pahrump poolfish (Empetrichthys latos). The permit would authorize the take of one species incidental to the enhancement and restoration of private and public lands. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on the proposed SHA, and NEPA categorical exclusion determination documentation. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Louisiana
Document Number: 2021-16042
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for the Conduct of Class III Gaming between the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana (Tribe) and the State of Louisiana (State).
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Reservation and the State of Nevada)
Document Number: 2021-16041
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation and the State of Nevada.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-16010
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
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 and survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Non-Competitive Lease of Public Land in the Nome Census Area, Alaska
Document Number: 2021-16008
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Anchorage Field Office proposes to offer a non-competitive lease of a 5.1 acre-parcel of public land in the Nome Census Area, Alaska, for commercial purposes. The lease would resolve an inadvertent, unauthorized use on the subject public land under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The BLM Kobuk Seward Peninsula Resource Management Plan, approved in September 2008, does not exclude the subject parcel from the authorized officer's discretion to consider lease proposals in the subject area. If approved, the lease would be valid for twenty years.
Research Lease Issuance for Marine Hydrokinetic Energy on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Oregon
Document Number: 2021-15998
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This notice informs the public of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM's) issuance of an executed, noncompetitive lease, Renewable Energy Lease No. OCS-P 0560, to Oregon State University for marine hydrokinetic research activities offshore Oregon and defines the size of the lease area. This notice is issued under BOEM's regulations.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-15996
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 17, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Probate of Indian Estates, Except for Members of the Osage Nation and Five Civilized Tribes
Document Number: 2021-15977
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
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.
National Register of Historic Places; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-15944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service withdraws the proposed rule that would have revised regulations governing the listing of properties in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service no longer intends to prepare a final rule and has terminated the rulemaking process.
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-15974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
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.
National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-15972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Aniakchak National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), the Denali National Park SRC, the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet as indicated below.
Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2021-15929
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is confirming the interim final rule published on May 24, 2021, updating regulations governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs) between the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) and Indian Tribes. The interim final rule added the statutory requirement that that any application for a Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO) be submitted by the Tribe and corrected cross-references.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Education Reservation Request Form
Document Number: 2021-15899
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the National Park Service (NPS) are proposing a new information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings for Three Species
Document Number: 2021-15497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on two petitions to add species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants and one petition to remove a species (``delist'') under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petitions to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf (Canis lupus ligoni) and western ridged mussel (Gonidea angulata) present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, we announce that we plan to initiate status reviews of these species to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. We find that the petition to delist the golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we are not initiating a status review of the species. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the species and factors that may affect their status. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month petition findings, which will address whether or not the petitioned actions are warranted, in accordance with the Act.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment To Consider Opening Lands Subject to ANCSA 17(d)(1) Withdrawals to Selection Under the Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Land Allotment Program of 2019
Document Number: 2021-15726
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended; the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended; the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), as amended; the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), as amended; and the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019 (Dingell Act), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider the effects of opening lands withdrawn pursuant to Section 17(d)(1) of ANCSA to selection by eligible individuals under the Dingell Act.
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Decommissioning Activities on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2021-15723
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Department of the Interior
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), BSEE intends to prepare a PEIS to inform future decisions on applications for the decommissioning of oil and gas pipelines, platforms, and other facilities offshore of Southern California on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assisting BSEE in the preparation of this environmental analysis.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Angler Participation Study
Document Number: 2021-15713
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-23
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Tribal Trust Evaluations for Public Law 93-638 Compact Tribes
Document Number: 2021-15572
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2021-15571
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 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 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 University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. 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: University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2021-15570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 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 University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. 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: University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2021-15567
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, 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 an object 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 University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. 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: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK
Document Number: 2021-15566
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office (BLM) 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 the BLM. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2021-15565
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), assisted by the Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society Research and Collections Facility (SLOCAS), 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 California Department of Transportation. 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: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2021-15564
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 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 Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Critical Habitat Designation for the Jaguar in Compliance With a Court Order
Document Number: 2021-15525
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order to vacate Unit 6 and the New Mexico portion of Unit 5 from the March 5, 2014, final rule designating approximately 764,207 acres (309,263 hectares) of land in New Mexico and Arizona as critical habitat for the jaguar (Panthera onca) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In compliance with the court order, this final rule removes approximately 110,438 acres (44,693 hectares) of land within New Mexico from the designation of critical habitat for the jaguar.
Maximum Daily Civil Penalty Amounts for Violations of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act
Document Number: 2021-15388
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This final rule amends the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulations that set maximum daily civil penalty (MDCP) amounts for violations of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA). The amended BOEM regulations will cross-reference regulations of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) that also set MDCP amounts for FOGRMA violations. This cross-reference will ensure consistency between BOEM's FOGRMA MDCP amounts and ONRR's FOGRMA MDCP amounts. It will also ensure consistent compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) and related Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, while reducing unnecessary duplication of effort and costs to BOEM.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Textual Descriptions of Critical Habitat Boundaries for Plants
Document Number: 2021-15045
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing the textual descriptions of critical habitat boundaries from those designations for plants for which the maps have been determined to be sufficient to stand as the official delineation of critical habitat. For these entries, the boundaries of critical habitat as mapped or otherwise described will be the official delineation of the designation. The coordinates and/or plot points that we are removing from the Code of Federal Regulations will be available to the public at the lead field office of the Service responsible for the designation and online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal. This action does not increase, decrease, or otherwise change the boundaries of any critical habitat designation. We are taking this action in accordance with our May 1, 2012, revision of the regulations related to publishing textual descriptions of critical habitat boundaries in the Code of Federal Regulations and as part of our response to Executive Order 13563 (Jan. 18, 2011) directing Federal agencies to review their existing regulations and then to modify or streamline them in accordance with what they learned.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Administration of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigational New Animal Drug (INAD) Program
Document Number: 2021-15418
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
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 in use without Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl
Document Number: 2021-15414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise the designated critical habitat for the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we propose to withdraw the January 15, 2021, final rule that would have excluded approximately 3.4 million acres of designated critical habitat for the northern spotted owl. Instead, we propose to revise the species' designated critical habitat by excluding approximately 204,797 acres (82,879 hectares) in Benton, Clackamas, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill Counties, Oregon, under section 4(b)(2) of the Act as previously proposed. This proposed revision focuses only on exclusions under section 4(b)(2) of the Act; we are not proposing any other revisions to the northern spotted owl's critical habitat designation.
Minor Boundary Revision at Acadia National Park
Document Number: 2021-15387
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The boundary of Acadia National Park is modified to include one parcel of land totaling 0.88 acres, more or less, and will exclude one parcel of land totaling 0.20 acres, more or less, both parcels are located in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine.