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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2021-14308
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meets the definition of sacred 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 FBI. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Industrial Minerals Surveys
Document Number: 2021-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-06
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; Permanent Regulatory Program-Small Operator Assistance Program
Document Number: 2021-14234
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
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; Surface Mining Permit Applications-Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan
Document Number: 2021-14233
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Virginia
Document Number: 2021-14220
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announces its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the review of a construction and operations plan (COP) submitted by Dominion Energy, Inc. (Dominion or applicant). The COP proposes the construction and operation of a wind energy facility offshore Virginia, called the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project (CVOW-C or Project), with export cables and the cable landing locations in the area of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The onshore electrical portion will connect to the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) regional transmission grid. This notice of intent (NOI) announces the EIS scoping process for the Dominion 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/CVOW- C.
Cayuga Nation of New York; Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-14219
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the liquor control ordinance of the Cayuga Nation of New York. The liquor control statute regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of New York.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2021-14218
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the class III gaming compact between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota (Tribe) and the State of Minnesota (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval by Operation of Law of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Indiana
Document Number: 2021-14217
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval by operation law of the compact between the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Tribe) and the State of Indiana (State) providing for the conduct of Tribal class III gaming by the Tribe.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Recreation Survey Questions
Document Number: 2021-14192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
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 Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Blue Valley Land Exchange, Grand and Summit Counties, CO
Document Number: 2021-14033
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Blue Valley Land Exchange.
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sale of 11 Parcels of Public Land in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2021-14026
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer 11 parcels of public land totaling 74.375 acres in the Las Vegas Valley (Valley) by modified competitive sale at not less than each parcel's appraised Fair Market Value (FMV) pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The BLM has completed a Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy (DNA) for the sale.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Suwannee Moccasinshell
Document Number: 2021-13800
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the Suwannee moccasinshell (Medionidus walkeri) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. In total, approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) of stream channels in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Union Counties, Florida, and Brooks and Lowndes Counties, Georgia, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The effect of this regulation is to designate critical habitat for the Suwannee moccasinshell under the Act.
Use of Bureau-Operated Schools by Third Parties Under Lease Agreements and Fundraising Activity by Bureau-Operated School Personnel
Document Number: 2021-13196
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Congress authorized the Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE or Bureau) to enter into agreements with third parties to lease the land or facilities of a Bureau-operated school in exchange for funding that benefits the school. This final rule establishes standards for the appropriate use of lands and facilities under a lease agreement, provisions for establishment and administration of mechanisms for the acceptance of consideration for the use and benefit of a school, accountability standards to ensure ethical conduct, and provisions for monitoring the amount and terms of consideration received, the manner in which the consideration is used, and any results achieved by such use. This final rule also establishes standards to implement authority provided by Congress for BIE personnel to fundraise on behalf of Bureau-operated schools.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Vineyard Wind South Project Offshore Massachusetts
Document Number: 2021-13994
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
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 Vineyard Wind, LLC (Vineyard Wind) for its Vineyard Wind South Project. The COP proposes the phased development, construction, and operation of wind energy facilities offshore Massachusetts with export cables connecting to the onshore electric grid in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. This NOI announces the EIS scoping process for the Vineyard Wind South 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 facilities, including the COP, can be found on BOEM's website at: www.BOEM.gov/Vineyard-Wind- South.
Notice of Public Meetings of the Central California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-13941
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as follows.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-13921
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission (Commission) will meet as indicated below.
Request for Nominations for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2021-13920
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Advisory Commission (Commission).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Natural and Cultural Resource Agencies Customer Relationship Management (Volunteer.gov) and OF 301 Forms
Document Number: 2021-13900
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior (Interior), Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Golden Paintbrush From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2021-13882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants as it no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The golden paintbrush is a flowering plant native to southwestern British Columbia, western Washington, and western Oregon. Our review of the best available scientific and commercial data indicates threats to the golden paintbrush have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species is not in danger of extinction or likely to become so in the foreseeable future. We request information and comments from the public regarding this proposed rule and the draft post-delisting monitoring plan for the golden paintbrush.
Florida Trustee Implementation Group Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Final Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment: Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, Birds, and Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities; and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2021-13876
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
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 Final Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment: Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; Sea Turtles; Marine Mammals; Birds; and Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities (Final RP2/EA), and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). In the Final RP2/EA, the FL TIG analyzed projects to help restore injured habitats, sea turtles, marine mammals, and birds, and to compensate for lost recreational use in the Florida Restoration Area as a result of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. The Final RP2/EA describes and, in conjunction with the associated FONSI, selects the preferred restoration projects considered by the FL TIG to partially restore natural resources and ecological services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The approximate cost to implement the FL TIG's proposed action is $62,000,000. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Final RP2/EA and FONSI.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Documenting, Managing and Preserving Department of the Interior Museum Collections Housed in Non-Federal Repositories
Document Number: 2021-13875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior are proposing to renew an information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher
Document Number: 2021-13872
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
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 Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher. The four subspecies, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, are endemic to Thurston and Pierce Counties, 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; Draft Recovery Plan for Pagosa Skyrocket
Document Number: 2021-13827
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft recovery plan for Pagosa skyrocket, a plant listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We are requesting review and comment from the public on this draft plan.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-13825
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 19, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Maximum Daily Civil Penalty Amounts for Violations of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act
Document Number: 2021-13805
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior
This final rule amends the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations that set Maximum Daily Civil Penalty (MDCP) amounts for violations of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA). The amended BSEE 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 BSEE'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 (FCPIAAIA of 2015) and related Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, while reducing unnecessary duplication of effort and costs to the agency.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf- Revisions to the Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2021-13803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI or Department), acting through BSEE and BOEM, hereby withdraws in its entirety the proposed rule published on December 9, 2020, entitled ``Revisions to the Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.''
Boundary Amendment at Niobrara National Scenic River
Document Number: 2021-13754
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the Judgment in Simmons v. Jarvis, 8:13CV98, Doc #120 (D. Neb. 2016), notice is hereby given that the boundary of Niobrara National Scenic River is amended to remove one tract of unimproved, non-Federal land, which is a portion of Tract 00001 containing 12.45 acres more or less, located in Cherry County, Nebraska, currently within the Scenic Riverway boundary.
Notice of Closure of Public Land in Maricopa County, Arizona
Document Number: 2021-13741
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hassayampa Field Office will close certain public lands in the White Tank Mountain/Miller Road area in Maricopa County, Arizona, to all public use and entry to provide for public health and safety at the site.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Areas Designated by Act of Congress
Document Number: 2021-13720
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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; Grants to States and Tribes
Document Number: 2021-13719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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; Donor Certification Form
Document Number: 2021-13678
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Financial Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior are proposing to renew an information collection.
Official Trail Marker for the New England National Scenic Trail
Document Number: 2021-13677
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice issues the official trail market insignia of the New England National Scenic Trail. The original graphic image was developed in 2010. It first came into public use in 2011. This publication accomplishes the official designation of the insignia now in use by the National Park Service.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Surveys and Focus Groups To Support Outcomes-Focused Management (Recreation Survey and Focus Groups)
Document Number: 2021-13649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a new information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-13648
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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 or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-13647
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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 or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Yahthumb Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2021-13578
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency in cooperation with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians (Moapa Band), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies, intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate the development of the Yahthumb Solar Project (Project) on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the EIS. The BIA requests comments concerning the scope of the analysis, and identification of relevant information, studies, and analyses. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held virtually to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; DOI Talent Registration
Document Number: 2021-13567
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS) is proposing a new information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 77 Species in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Hawaii
Document Number: 2021-13534
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews for 77 species in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Hawaii under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last reviews.
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Vintage Ranch Project; Santa Barbara County, California
Document Number: 2021-13518
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and draft categorical exclusion screening form for activities described in an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental to construction of a residential development in the community of Orcutt within Santa Barbara County, California. The applicants developed the draft HCP in support of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion screening form in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to the applicants. We invite public comment on these documents.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center, North Fork, CA
Document Number: 2021-13514
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center 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 Sierra Mono Museum and Cultural Center. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2021-13513
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Gilcrease Museum, 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 both sacred objects and 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 Gilcrease Museum. 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: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Document Number: 2021-13512
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Appalachian State University 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to Appalachian State University. 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Document Number: 2021-13511
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Oregon State University NAGPRA Office, 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 sacred 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 Oregon State University NAGPRA Office. 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: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Document Number: 2021-13510
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Oregon State University NAGPRA Office 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 Oregon State 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ
Document Number: 2021-13509
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Tuzigoot National Monument, 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 Tuzigoot National Monument. 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, Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council, New Mexico
Document Number: 2021-13483
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets (Mustela nigripes) in the Southwest
Document Number: 2021-12991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service and USFWS), propose to revise the regulation for the nonessential experimental population of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) (ferret) in Arizona. We established the Aubrey Valley Experimental Population Area (AVEPA) in 1996 in accordance with section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). This proposed rule would allow the reintroduction of ferrets across a larger landscape as part of a nonessential experimental population and include the AVEPA within a larger ``Southwest Experimental Population Area'' (SWEPA), which includes parts of Arizona and identified contiguous Tribal land in New Mexico and Utah. This proposed revision provides a framework for establishing and managing reintroduced populations of ferrets that will allow greater management flexibility and increased landowner cooperation. The best available data indicate that reintroduction of the ferret into suitable habitat in the proposed SWEPA is biologically feasible and will promote the conservation of the species. We are seeking comments on this proposal and on our draft environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed regulatory revisions.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Empire Offshore Wind, LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facilities Offshore New York
Document Number: 2021-13408
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Consistent with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announces its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the review of a construction and operations plan (COP) submitted by Empire Offshore Wind, LLC (Empire). The COP proposes the construction and operation of two wind energy facilities offshore New York with two export cable routes and up to three export cable landfalls in New York. This notice of intent (NOI) announces the EIS scoping process for the Empire Wind 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 facilities, including the COP, can be found on BOEM's website at: https://www.boem.gov/Empire- Wind/.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2021-13391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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 two separate online meetings. The purpose of the meetings are 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 online meetings.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Onshore Oil and Gas Operations and Production
Document Number: 2021-13367
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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.