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Notice of Intent To Award a Sole-Source Concession Contract for Fire Island National Seashore
Document Number: 2022-00657
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to award a sole-source concession contract for the conduct of certain visitor services within Fire Island National Seashore. The visitor services include marina operations, campground operations, food and beverage, and retail.
Notice of Intent To Award a Sole-Source Concession Contract for Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2022-00656
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to award a sole-source concession contract for the conduct of certain visitor services within Yellowstone National Park. The visitor services include food and beverage and retail.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-00893
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 8, 2022, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Nomination and Request for Payment Form for OSMRE's National Technical Training Courses
Document Number: 2022-00961
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
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; State Regulatory Authority: Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description Form
Document Number: 2022-00959
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
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.
Report on the Department of the Interior Federal Financial Assistance Infrastructure Programs Subject to the Build America, Buy America Act Provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Document Number: 2022-00958
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is publishing a report on DOI Federal Financial Assistance Programs for infrastructure subject to the Build America, Buy America Act Provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This report reflects the DOI's initial analysis of financial assistance programs and associated Buy America requirements.
Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-00797
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
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 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.
Enhancement of Survival Permit; Agricultural Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances (CCAA) for Lesser Prairie Chicken in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2022-00794
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an application to amend the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's enhancement of survival permit and the associated Agricultural Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for Lesser Prairie Chickens (LEPC) in Oklahoma. The application package includes the proposed amendment to the CCAA and a draft screening form pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2022-00835
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its civil monetary penalty rule to reflect an annual adjustment for inflation in order to improve the penalty's effectiveness and maintain its deterrent effect. The Act provides that the new penalty level must apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase, including when the penalties whose associated violation predate the increase.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-00807
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-18
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.
Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fee
Document Number: 2022-00513
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are revising our regulations for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund (AML Fund). This rule revises our regulations to be consistent with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law on November 15, 2021, and which included the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Amendments of 2021 (the 2021 amendments). The rule reflects the extension of our statutory authority to collect reclamation fees for an additional thirteen years and to reduce the fee rates. In addition, we are revising our rule provisions to reflect the statutory extension of the dates when moneys derived from these fees will be available to eligible States and Tribes for grant distributions.
Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 8 (ATLW-8) for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York (NY) Bight-Final Sale Notice (FSN)
Document Number: 2022-00504
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
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 NY Bight. 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 six leases: Lease OCS-A 0537, Lease OCS-A 0538, Lease OCS-A 0539, Lease OCS-A 0541, Lease OCS-A 0542, and Lease OCS-A 0544 (Lease Areas). 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 Closure on Public Lands in Boise County, Idaho
Document Number: 2022-00403
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, located on public lands administered by the Four Rivers Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is closed to all uses.
Submission of Gaming Ordinance or Resolution; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 9, 2021, regarding the Submission of Gaming Ordinances or Resolutions. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due February 7, 2022.
Background Investigations for Persons or Entities With a Financial Interest in or Having a Management Responsibility for a Management Contract; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 2, 2021, regarding Background Investigations for Persons or Entities with a Financial Interest in or Having a Management Responsibility for a Management Contract. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due January 31, 2022.
Fees; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 2, 2021, regarding Fees. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due January 31, 2022.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of 23 Extinct Species From the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Ivory-Billed Woodpecker; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This document corrects a date in a document that reopened a comment period on a proposed rule and announced a public hearing. On January 11, 2022, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced that we are reopening the public comment period on our September 30, 2021, proposal to remove 23 species from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (List) due to extinction. We also announced a public hearing on the proposal to remove the ivory- billed woodpecker from the List and stated that the comment period reopening is only for the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting. The document stated that the public hearing would take place on January 26, 2021. The correct date is January 26, 2022.
Public Meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2022-00507
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will take place.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the Proposed Rules To List Graham's Beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River Beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) as Threatened Species and To Designate Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2022-00485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are withdrawing our August 6, 2013, proposed rules to list Graham's beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) as threatened species throughout their ranges and to designate critical habitat for these two plant species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). These withdrawals are based on our conclusion that the stressors affecting the species as identified in the proposed listing rule are not as significant as previously understood at the time of publication of that proposed rule, such that the species do not meet the Act's definition of an ``endangered species'' or of a ``threatened species.'' Our conclusion is informed by an updated analysis of new and previous information concerning current and future stressors to the species and conservation efforts for them.
Facility License; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 1, 2021, regarding Facility Licenses. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due January 31, 2022.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; County of San Diego, California
Document Number: 2022-00623
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from the Ramona Municipal Water District (applicant) for a 4-year incidental take permit for the endangered Stephens' kangaroo rat and arroyo toad pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are requesting comments on the permit application and on the preliminary determination that the proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) qualifies as a ``low-effect'' HCP, eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The basis for this determination is discussed in the environmental action statement and the associated low-effect screening form, which are also available for public review.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-00622
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
2022 Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2022-00165
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
ONRR is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalty (``CMP'') amounts it assesses under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (``FOGRMA'').
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-00363
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
Document Number: 2022-00388
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 9,302.93 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2023 or Calendar Year 2023
Document Number: 2022-00387
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2022, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2023 or calendar year 2023.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse
Document Number: 2022-00362
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of our draft recovery plan for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius luteus). This subspecies occurs in riparian habitats in New Mexico, Arizona, and southern Colorado, and was listed as endangered in 2014 under the Endangered Species Act. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies; Tribes; nongovernmental organizations; and the public.
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-00456
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service is hereby giving notice that the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Call for Nominations to the Missouri Basin and Western Montana Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2022-00472
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Missouri Basin and Western Montana Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) to fill existing vacancies, as well as for member terms that are scheduled to expire. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.
Notice of Public Meetings for the San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee, Washington
Document Number: 2022-00469
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as follows.
Agency Information Collection Activities; National Park Service President's Park National Christmas Tree Music Program Application
Document Number: 2022-00418
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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; Mining and Mining Claims and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights
Document Number: 2022-00417
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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; Application for Designation as National Recreation Trail or National Water Trail
Document Number: 2022-00416
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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.
Montana Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2022-00324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Montana regulatory program (hereinafter, the Montana program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Montana proposes an addition to the Montana Code Annotated which requires changes and the addition of regulations in the Administrative Rules of Montana pertaining to ownership and control. These changes were required by an October 2, 2009, letter from OSMRE to Montana (hereinafter, 732 letter), and were necessitated by a Senate bill approved by the 2013 Montana Legislature. Montana also proposes other revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana unrelated to ownership and control. This document gives the times and locations that the Montana program and this proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Kentucky Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2022-00323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are reopening the comment period and providing an opportunity for a public hearing on the proposed amendment to the Kentucky regulatory program (the ``Kentucky program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The comment period is being reopened to incorporate additional statutory and regulatory provisions that were not included in the original Kentucky submittal. The revised amendment includes legislative and regulatory actions regarding electronic service of enforcement documents, clarification of Kentucky's administrative hearings regulations, and miscellaneous minor, non-substantive changes. The amendment also includes reorganization and renumbering of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations. This document gives the times and locations that the Kentucky submittal is available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of 23 Extinct Species From the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Document Number: 2022-00322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are reopening the public comment period on our September 30, 2021, proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (List) due to extinction. We are taking this action to conduct a public hearing on the proposal to remove the ivory-billed woodpecker from the List and to allow all interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule to delist the ivory-billed woodpecker (docket number: FWS-R4-ES-2020- 0109). Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. This comment period reopening is only for the ivory-billed woodpecker proposed delisting; we are not taking any comments in regard to the other 22 species proposed in the same rule, for which the comment periods closed on November 29, 2021.
Mount Rainier National Park; Fishing
Document Number: 2022-00231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service proposes to remove from the Code of Federal Regulations special fishing regulations for Mount Rainier National Park, including those that restrict the take of nonnative species. Instead, the National Park Service would publish closures and restrictions related to fishing in the Superintendent's Compendium for the park. This action would help implement a 2018 Fish Management Plan that aims to conserve native fish populations and restore aquatic ecosystems by reducing or eliminating nonnative fish.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-00250
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 1, 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; Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions
Document Number: 2022-00139
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
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 to renew an information collection.
Notice of Inventory Completion: State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2022-00229
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the State University at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00228
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (Fowler Museum at UCLA) has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on July 19, 2021. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects. 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA. 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: Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Document Number: 2022-00227
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Berkshire 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 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 Berkshire 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 Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI
Document Number: 2022-00226
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Nebraska State Historical Society DBA History Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Document Number: 2022-00225
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
History Nebraska, 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 History Nebraska. 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.
Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names Establishment; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2022-00224
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) is establishing and seeking nominations for the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names (Committee). The Committee will identify geographic names and Federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names.
Migratory Bird Permits; Administrative Updates to 50 CFR Parts 21 and 22
Document Number: 2021-28086
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are renumbering, renaming, and rearranging certain subparts and sections in our regulations. These changes will provide users a more organized road map of the Service's migratory bird and eagle permit processes and improve readability of the regulations. These changes necessitate updating cross-references to the affected section numbers in other parts of our regulations. In addition, we are making several nonsubstantive, editorial revisions to correct misspellings, update internet addresses, update applicable Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers, and add or update relevant family and scientific names. This rule is a purely administrative action; it does not change the species protected by, the permit requirements of, or any other requirements of the regulations.
Notice of Availability of the Pine Valley Water Supply Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Beaver and Iron Counties, UT
Document Number: 2021-27518
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-07
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) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a right-of-way (ROW) application submitted by the Central Iron County Water Conservancy District (CICWCD), referred to as the Pine Valley Water Supply (PVWS) Project.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Public Meetings; San Juan County, NM
Document Number: 2021-28525
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
At the request of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and subject to valid existing rights, the Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw 351,479.97 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws and from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, but not disposal under the mineral materials laws, for a 20-year term. This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws and from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights, initiates a 90-day public comment period on the withdrawal application, and notifies the public that one or more public meetings will be held regarding the application.
Final Supplementary Rule for Public Lands at Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area in Mohave County, Arizona
Document Number: 2022-00025
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing a supplementary rule to reinstate a 14-day camping limit at the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area within the Arizona Strip Field Office, Arizona Strip District, Mohave County, Arizona. The supplementary rule is needed to protect public health and safety, reduce user conflicts within the designated recreation area, and protect the area's natural resources.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-00007
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 25, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.