Department of the Interior 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

HEARTH Act Approval of Pala Band of Mission Indians Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06676
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pala Band of Mission Indians Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Karuk Tribe Residential, Agriculture, and Business Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06675
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Karuk Tribe Residential, Agriculture, and Business Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential, agriculture, and business leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Pechanga Band of Indians Residential Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06674
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Pechanga Band of Indians Residential Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into residential leases without further BIA approval.
HEARTH Act Approval of Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-06673
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Tribe is authorized to enter into business leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2022-06666
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (Michigan SHPO) 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 a 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 Michigan SHPO. 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: Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2022-06665
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Brooklyn Children's Museum 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 Brooklyn Children's Museum. 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 Amend the Billings Field Office 2015 Resource Management Plan and To Prepare an Associated Environmental Assessment, Montana
Document Number: 2022-06680
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office, Billings, Montana, intends to prepare an amendment to the Billings Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and an associated Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA will analyze a proposed change to the RMP's Management Decision Wild Horse (MD WH-7) with respect to managing genetic diversity in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse herd. This notice initiates the EA scoping process for the RMP amendment to solicit public comments and identify issues and announces the opportunity for public review of the planning criteria.
Indian Energy Service Center; Approval of Tribal Energy Development Organization Certification for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Nation
Document Number: 2022-06710
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved a Tribal Energy Development Organization (TEDO) Certification for Twenty-First Century Tribal Energy, Inc, which is a Tribally owned corporation of Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians (Red Lake).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application Requirement for States To Apply for Orphaned Well Site Plugging, Remediation, and Restoration Grant Consideration
Document Number: 2022-06708
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary will seek Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an emergency clearance of a new information collection.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2022-06664
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs. 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 Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Pinal County, AZ
Document Number: 2022-06653
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pinal County, AZ, filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop three parcels of BLM-managed land as part of a regional park that will help meet expanding recreational needs in the area near Maricopa, AZ. The BLM, Lower Sonoran Field Office, examined the three parcels consisting of approximately 497 acres of public land and determined that the parcels are suitable for classification under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. The R&PP Act allows local governments to lease, develop, and subsequently acquire public lands for recreation and other public purposes if compliant with local government and BLM land use planning. The R&PP project is consistent with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended, and associated BLM regulations and policies.
Submission of U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List; Correction
Document Number: 2022-06650
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service published a document in the Federal Register on March 23, 2022, announcing the Submission of U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List. The document contained incorrect locations.
Notice of Intent To Implement Camping Permit and Future Fee Program on Public Lands at Rabbit Valley in Mesa County, CO
Document Number: 2022-06731
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing a future expanded amenity fee program for camping at Rabbit Valley campgrounds, located within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA) in Mesa County, Colorado. The fee program will allow the BLM to meet increasing demand for camping activities, protect resources, prevent further deterioration of the recreation setting, enforce existing rules and regulations, and provide for enhanced information and educational opportunities.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Lease, and Subsequent Conveyance of Public Lands; Nevada
Document Number: 2022-06721
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined approximately 2.5 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada, and found the lands suitable for classification under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. Clark County proposes to use the land for a new community fire station to help meet future expanding public- safety needs in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2022-06616
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141-0004 (expires on June 30, 2022); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments- related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 (expires on June 30, 2022); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on June 30, 2022); (iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0012 (expires on June 30, 2022); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0014 (expires on June 30, 2022).
Notice of Public Meetings for the Western Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2022-06582
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Western Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as follows.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Changes to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Administration of Grants To Implement the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Document Number: 2022-06589
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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), will seek Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an emergency clearance of a new information collection and a revision to an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Platform
Document Number: 2022-06571
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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 an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; North American Breeding Bird Survey
Document Number: 2022-06542
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Sulfur Operations
Document Number: 2022-06540
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations
Document Number: 2022-06539
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil and Gas Production Measurement Surface Commingling, and Security
Document Number: 2022-06538
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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.
Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 9 (ATLW-9) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Carolina Long Bay Area (CLBA)-Final Sale Notice (FSN)
Document Number: 2022-06507
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This FSN contains information pertaining to the areas available for commercial wind energy leasing on the OCS in the Carolina Long Bay Area. Specifically, this FSN details certain provisions and conditions of the leases, auction details, the lease form, criteria for evaluating competing bids, award procedures, appeal procedures, and lease execution. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer two leases: Lease OCS-A 0545 and Lease OCS-A 0546. The issuance of any lease resulting from this sale would not constitute an approval of project-specific plans to develop offshore wind energy. Such plans, if submitted by the lessee, would be subject to subsequent environmental, technical, and public reviews prior to a decision on whether the proposed development should be authorized.
Notice of Public Meetings for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council Planning Subcommittee and the John Day Snake Resource Advisory Council, Oregon
Document Number: 2022-06454
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
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) Planning Subcommittee and John Day-Snake RAC will meet as follows.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Certification of Identity and Consent Form
Document Number: 2022-06445
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
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 to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Park Service President's Park National Christmas Tree Music Program Application
Document Number: 2022-06444
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
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 to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Historic Landmarks Nomination Form
Document Number: 2022-06443
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
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 to renew an information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-06359
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before March 12, 2022, 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; Diversions, Return Flow, and Consumptive Use of Colorado River Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin
Document Number: 2022-06250
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
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.
Submission of U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List
Document Number: 2022-06121
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of the Interior has submitted a nomination to the World Heritage List for the ``Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks,'' consisting of eight properties in Ohio, five of which are in Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ross County: Hopeton Earthworks, Mound City, High Bank Works, Hopewell Mound Group and Seip Earthworks; and three that are National Historic Landmarks: Fort Ancient in Licking County, owned by the State of Ohio, and the Octagon Earthworks and Great Circle Earthworks in Warren County, owned by the state-chartered Ohio History Connection. This is the third notice required by the Department of the Interior's World Heritage Program regulations.
Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP) Grants Under the Native American Business Incubator Act of 2020
Document Number: 2022-06077
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from eligible applicants (see Section IV. Eligibility for Funding, of this notice) to receive competitive grants to establish and operate business incubators that serve Tribal reservation communities. These grants will provide individually tailored business incubation and other business services to Native businesses and Native entrepreneurs to overcome the unique obstacles they confront and provide tools necessary to start and grow businesses that offer products and services to reservation communities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2022-06136
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2022-06130
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), 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 BIA. 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, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2022-06129
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), 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 BIA. 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: Florence Indian Mound Museum, Florence, AL
Document Number: 2022-06128
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Florence Indian Mound Museum has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Florence Indian Mound Museum. 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.
Receipt of Documented Petition for Federal Acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2022-06069
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the group known as the Schaghticoke Indian Tribe has filed a documented petition for Federal acknowledgment as an American Indian Tribe with the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs. The Department seeks comment and evidence from the public on the petition.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Northern Long-Eared Bat
Document Number: 2022-06168
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis), a bat species found in all or portions of 37 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and much of Canada, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The northern long- eared bat is currently listed as a threatened species with an accompanying rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act (``4(d) rule''). This document complies with a court order, which requires the Service to make a new listing decision for the northern long-eared bat. After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that the northern long-eared bat meets the Act's definition of an endangered species. Accordingly, we propose to list the northern long- eared bat as an endangered species under the Act. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would reclassify this species as an endangered species on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and remove its species-specific 4(d) rule. Additionally, this proposed rule serves as our 5-year review of the species. We also are notifying the public that we have scheduled an informational meeting followed by a public hearing on the proposed rule.
Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-06001
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species.
Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-06050
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
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 Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule for Sand Dune Phacelia and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2022-05326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the sand dune phacelia (Phacelia argentea), a plant species from coastal southern Oregon and northern California, as a threatened species and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This determination also serves as our 12- month finding on a petition to list the sand dune phacelia. 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 sand dune phacelia 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 Plants and extend the Act's protections to the species. We also propose to designate critical habitat for the sand dune phacelia under the Act. In total, approximately 252 acres (102 hectares) in Coos and Curry Counties in Oregon, and Del Norte County in California, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat for sand dune phacelia.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2022-05624
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act), which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (1990 Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, this rule adjusts for inflation the level of civil monetary penalties assessed under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA).
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-05809
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
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 species under the Endangered Species Act. 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.
2022 Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments for Oil, Gas, and Sulfur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2022-05633
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This final rule implements the 2022 inflation adjustments to the maximum daily civil monetary penalties contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) regulations for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (FCPIAA Improvements Act) and relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The 2022 adjustment multiplier of 1.06222 accounts for 1 year of inflation from October 2020 through October 2021.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-05783
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-05697
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before March 5, 2022, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Technical Corrections for Four Midwest Mussel Species
Document Number: 2022-05526
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the revised taxonomy of four species of mussels under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and related regulations under the Act to reflect the scientifically accepted taxonomy and nomenclature of these species.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Document Number: 2022-05627
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Diablo Valley College, a campus of Contra Costa Community College District, 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 Diablo Valley College. 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Shasta Trinity National Forest, Redding, CA
Document Number: 2022-05626
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Shasta Trinity National Forest (USDA Shasta Trinity National Forest) has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or 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 USDA Shasta Trinity National Forest. 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 Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Navajo Transitional Energy Company's Spring Creek Mine Federal Mining Plan Modification for Federal Coal Lease MTM-94378
Document Number: 2022-05623
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is publishing this notice to announce that, consistent with direction from the U.S. District Court of Montana, it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Navajo Transitional Energy Company's (NTEC) Federal mining plan modification for Federal Coal Lease MTM-94378 (the Project). With this notice, OSMRE also announces that it will hold a public scoping meeting, including a 30-day public scoping period to receive comments on the environmental issues that OSMRE should analyze in this EIS. The Spring Creek Mine (SCM) is located in Big Horn County, Montana, approximately 32 miles from Sheridan, Wyoming. The SCM started operation in 1974 and is expected to continue to operate until at least 2025 under the current approved mining plan. The proposed Project would allow 184.1 acres of additional surface disturbance and recovery of an additional 51.5 million tons (Mt) of Federal coal. Under the proposed Project, SCM would continue to mine approximately 13-18 million tons per year (Mtpy) and the production would extend for an additional 3-4 years, depending on production rates. OSMRE plans to analyze the environmental effects of an annual production rate of 18 Mtpy for 4 additional years of production, which is the maximum estimated future annual production rate. This rate is below the maximum permitted production rate of 30 Mtpy established by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)-Air Quality Division (AQD) Air Quality Permit MAQP #1120-12.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2023-24 and 2024-25 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish Regulations
Document Number: 2022-05616
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This proposed rule would establish regulations for fish and shellfish seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for subsistence uses during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years and subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle; in addition, during the rulemaking cycle for the fish and shellfish regulations, the Board will accept proposals for nonrural determinations. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence fish and shellfish taking regulations. This proposed rule could also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife.