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Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 2021-20305
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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) will meet as follows.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; E-Government Website Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2021-20244
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Strategic Employee and Organization Development, Federal Consulting Group is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2021-20243
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Federal Consulting Group (FCG), is proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Public Meetings for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, Oregon
Document Number: 2021-20290
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
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) John Day- Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as follows.
Extension of Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Conduct a Review of the Federal Coal Leasing Program and To Seek Public Comment
Document Number: 2021-20283
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On August 20, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Intent to Conduct a Review of the Federal Coal Leasing Program in the Federal Register and requested public comments. This notice extends the public comment period for 15 days to allow for further public comment and consideration to occur.
Request for Nominations for the National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program
Document Number: 2021-20278
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking nominations for individuals willing to represent subsistence users on the following Subsistence Resource Commissions (SRC): The Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Denali National Park SRC, the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, and the Wrangell- St. Elias National Park SRC.
National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20277
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the National Historic Landmarks Committee (Committee) of the National Park System Advisory Board (Board) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS
Document Number: 2021-20264
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 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: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Document Number: 2021-20262
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Indian Highway Safety Grants
Document Number: 2021-20257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
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 with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Onshore Oil and Gas Operations and Production
Document Number: 2021-20177
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
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) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to renew an information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-20094
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to modify the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) system of records, BSEE-01, Investigations Case Management System (CMS). DOI is publishing this revised system of records notice to propose a new breach routine use; modify four existing routine uses; update the system manager address; remove references to a cloud system; and provide general and administrative updates in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget Circular (OMB) A-108, Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-20093
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to rescind the National Park Service (NPS) Privacy Act system of records, INTERIOR/NPS-19, Case Incident Reporting System, as these records are covered by an existing Department-wide system of records notice (SORN). This rescindment will eliminate an unnecessary duplicate notice and promote the overall streamlining and management of DOI Privacy Act systems of records.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding for Two Petitions To List the Gray Wolf in the Western United States
Document Number: 2021-20088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to add the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the Northern Rocky Mountains and a petition to add the gray wolf in western North America to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petitions 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 a status review to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the species and factors that may affect its status. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month petition finding, which will address whether or not the petitioned actions are warranted, in accordance with the Act.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-20012
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before September 4, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: 2021-19988
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, notice is hereby given that temporary closures will be in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hassayampa Field Office, to minimize the risk of potential collision during operation of the Vulture Mine Off-Road Challenge off-highway vehicle (OHV) race events, authorized under a Special Recreation Permit (SRP).
Privacy Act Regulations; Exemption for the Insider Threat Program
Document Number: 2021-18711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior is proposing to amend its regulations to exempt certain records in the INTERIOR/DOI-50, Insider Threat Program, system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 because of criminal, civil, and administrative law enforcement requirements.
Draft Environmental Assessment; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan for Five Bat Species, Missouri
Document Number: 2021-19929
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from the Missouri Department of Conservation (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. If approved, the permit would be for a 50-year period and would authorize the incidental take of two endangered species, the Indiana bat and the gray bat; one threatened species, the northern long-eared bat; and two species petitioned for Federal listing, the little brown bat and the tricolored bat. The applicant has prepared a habitat conservation plan (HCP) to cover a suite of activities associated with continued forest and habitat management within the State of Missouri.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for 14 Aquatic Species and Associated Categorical Exclusion; State of Kansas
Document Number: 2021-19916
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are announcing the availability of documents related to an application for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has applied for a permit associated with the implementation of a programmatic safe harbor agreement (SHA) and candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA) for 14 aquatic species in Kansas. The documents available for review and comment are the applicant's programmatic SHA/CCAA, which is part of the permit application, and our draft environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which support a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. We invite comments from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2021-19909
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.
Protection and Restoration of Tribal Homelands
Document Number: 2021-19846
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department invites representatives of federally recognized Tribes to consult on several topics related to the protection and restoration of Tribal homelands, including but not limited to: the land-into-trust process, leasing and rights-of-way, and sacred sites and treaty rights.
Annual Meeting Under Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2021-19845
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is announcing the annual meeting of the Federal agencies and Tribes that participate in the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Act of 2017, also known as ``Public Law 477'' Work Group. For the safety of all individuals, the meeting will be conducted virtually via MS TEAMs and by telephone.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-19844
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Sixth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Fourth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Kalispel Tribe of Indians (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State).
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: 2021-19842
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Third Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact (Amendment) for Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville Tribe) and the State of Washington (State) and the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation (Shoalwater Bay Tribe) and the State of Washington.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Connecticut
Document Number: 2021-19839
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the approval of the Agreement Between the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut (Tribe) and the State of Connecticut (State) to amend the Tribe's Class III Gaming Compact (Amendment) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Table Mountain Rancheria; Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2021-19838
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of Table Mountain Rancheria. The Table Mountain Rancheria Liquor Control Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Bond and Insurance Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations Under Regulatory Programs
Document Number: 2021-19830
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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.
Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements-Standards for Certification of Blasters
Document Number: 2021-19829
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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.
Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description Form
Document Number: 2021-19828
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application
Document Number: 2021-19821
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
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.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Oklahoma
Document Number: 2021-19802
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On September 29, 2020, the BLM published a notice in the Federal Register entitled, ``Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; New Mexico; Oklahoma.'' The official filing of the four Oklahoma supplemental plats listed below is hereby stayed, pending consideration of all protests.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Nonindigenous Aquatic Species eDNA Data Submission Forms
Document Number: 2021-19794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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.
Eagle Permits; Incidental Take
Document Number: 2021-19717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, or we) seeks public and regulated-community input on potential approaches for further expediting and simplifying the permit process authorizing incidental take of eagles. This document also advises the public that the Service may, as a result of public input, prepare a draft environmental review pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. We are furnishing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking to advise other agencies and the public of our intentions and obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the environmental review. Public and regulated community responses will be used to improve and make more efficient the permitting process for incidental take of eagles in a manner that is compatible with the preservation of bald and golden eagles.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Document Number: 2021-19692
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Illinois State Museum 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 Illinois State Museum. 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: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Document Number: 2021-19691
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Museum) at the University of Oklahoma 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 Museum. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application for Land for Recreation or Public Purposes
Document Number: 2021-19624
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
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 to renew an information collection.
Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Washington
Document Number: C1-2021-18819
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Wild Bird Protection Act; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-19567
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), foreign or native species for which the Service has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and foreign bird species covered under the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA). With some exceptions, the ESA, MMPA, and WBCA prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. These Acts also require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity they otherwise prohibit with respect to any species.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Michindoh Glacial Aquifer Groundwater Study
Document Number: 2021-19556
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
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.
Notice of Competitive Offer for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands in Beaver County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-19555
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Cedar City Field Office, Cedar City, Utah, will accept competitive bids to lease public lands for solar energy projects on approximately 4,836 acres within the Milford Flats South Solar Energy Zone in Beaver County, Utah. Notice is hereby given that the lands described below will be available through a competitive solar lease offer.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Royalty and Production Reporting
Document Number: 2021-19552
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
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. Through this Information Collection Request (``ICR''), ONRR seeks renewed authority to collect information used to verify, audit, collect, and disburse royalty owed on oil, gas, and geothermal resources produced from Federal and Indian lands. ONRR uses forms ONRR- 2014, ONRR-4054, and ONRR-4058 as part of these information collection requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Electric Power Service Application, Reindeer in Alaska, Water Request, Leases and Permits, Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2021-19537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
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 five information collections.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2021-19518
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before August 28, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Temporary Closure and Restrictions of Selected Public Lands in Mohave County, Arizona
Document Number: 2021-19479
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that temporary closures and restrictions of activities will be in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lake Havasu Field Office, to minimize the risk of potential collisions with spectators and racers during the permitted operation of the 2021 Mad Media Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) World Championship desert races.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP)
Document Number: 2021-19356
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
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; Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems
Document Number: 2021-19333
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-19285
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is giving notice of its intent to rescind the Privacy Act system of records, ``Interior, National Business Center Datamart, DOI-84,'' from its existing inventory. During a review of DOI system of records notices, it was determined that this system of records notice is no longer necessary as the records in the system are covered under the INTERIOR/DOI-85, Payroll, Attendance, Retirement, and Leave Records, system of records notice. This rescindment will promote the overall streamlining and management of DOI Privacy Act systems of records.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Slenderclaw Crayfish and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2021-19093
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-08
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, as amended (Act), for the slenderclaw crayfish (Cambarus cracens), a cryptic freshwater crustacean that is endemic to streams on Sand Mountain within the Tennessee River Basin in DeKalb and Marshall Counties, Alabama. This rule adds this species to the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. In addition, we designate approximately 78 river miles (126 river kilometers) in DeKalb and Marshall Counties, Alabama, as critical habitat for the species under the Act.
Indian Business Incubators Program
Document Number: 2021-18736
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) is finalizing a new regulation to implement the 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 OIED 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 OIED will evaluate applications and make awards, and how OIED will administer the program.