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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2022-03056
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-14
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.
Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Oil and Gas Habitat Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Document Number: 2022-02939
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that LPC Conservation LLC (applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit (ITP) supported by the Oil and Gas Habitat Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie-chicken; Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas (HCP). The applicant has applied to the Service for the ITP pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. The requested ITP, if approved, would authorize incidental take of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus; LEPC) resulting from activities covered by the HCP (e.g., all activities associated with oil and gas upstream and midstream buildout, including ancillary (e.g., access road) ground disturbing activities associated with these project types) and would authorize incidental take resulting from conservation actions taken to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts of incidental take to LEPC that result from covered activities. If approved, the requested ITP would become effective should the LEPC become federally listed during the life of the ITP and HCP. With this notice we announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) that has been prepared to evaluate the ITP application in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. We are making the ITP application package, including the HCP and draft EA, available for public review and comment.
St. Martin's Habitat Conservation Plan and Categorical Exclusion for the Yelm Mazama Pocket Gopher, Thurston County, Washington
Document Number: 2022-02932
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, received an application from Saint Martin's Abbey (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. The ITP would authorize the applicant's take of the Yelm subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher, incidental to otherwise lawful construction and maintenance activities at Saint Martin's University in Thurston County, Washington. The application includes a habitat conservation plan (HCP) with measures to minimize and mitigate the impacts of the taking on the covered species. We have also prepared a draft environmental action statement for our preliminary determination that the HCP and our permit decision may be eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. We provide this notice to open a public comment period and invite comments from all interested parties regarding the documents.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL; Correction
Document Number: 2022-02979
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Anniston Museum of Natural History has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on August 10, 2018. This notice corrects the cultural affiliation. 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 Anniston Museum of Natural 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 Inventory Completion: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI
Document Number: 2022-02977
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, Oklahoma City, OK
Document Number: 2022-02976
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bureau of Reclamation, Oklahoma-Texas Area Office (Reclamation), 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 Reclamation. 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 Inventory Completion: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Document Number: 2022-02975
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-11
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.
San Carlos Irrigation Project-Power Division, Arizona Power Rate Adjustment
Document Number: 2022-02916
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) proposes to adjust electric power rates for the Power Division of San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP/PD).
Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands (N-98610) for a Park in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2022-02882
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 10 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. Clark County Real Property Management proposes to use the land for a 10-acre public park that will help meet expanding recreational needs in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-02678
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 29, 2022, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians; Amended Tribal Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2022-02696
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amended Liquor Control Ordinance of San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians amended Liquor Control Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, manufacture, and distribution of alcohol in conformity with the laws of the State of California.
National Call for Nominations for Site-Specific Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2022-02673
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-09
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) Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committees (MACs). The MACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the monuments were established.
Draft Environmental Assessment for Amendments to the Candidate Conservation Agreement/Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) and Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) in New Mexico
Document Number: 2022-02878
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA), under the National Environmental Policy Act, that evaluates the impacts of proposed amendments to the Candidate Conservation Agreement/Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for the Lesser Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) and Dunes Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) in New Mexico (CCA/CCAA). We invite comments on the draft EA and related documents from the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Requirements for Permits and Permit Processing
Document Number: 2022-02708
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-09
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.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit, Headwaters II Wind Farm, Randolph County, Indiana
Document Number: 2022-02649
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Headwaters II Wind Farm LLC (applicant) a subsidiary of EDP Renewables North America LLC, for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act, for its Headwaters II Wind Farm (project). If approved, the ITP would be for a 30-year period and would authorize the incidental take of an endangered species, the Indiana bat, and a threatened species, the northern long-eared bat. The applicant has prepared a habitat conservation plan that describes the actions and measures that the applicant would implement to avoid, minimize, and mitigate incidental take of the Indiana bat and northern long-eared bat. We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment, which has been prepared in response to the permit application in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. We request public comment on the application and associated documents.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings for Three Species
Document Number: 2022-02545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90- day findings on three petitions to add species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petitions to list the thick-leaf bladderpod (Physaria pachyphylla) and variable cuckoo bumble bee (Bombus variabilis) 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 are initiating status reviews of these species to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, we request scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the species and factors that may affect their status. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month petition findings, which will address whether or not the petitioned actions are warranted, in accordance with the Act. We further find that the petition to recognize the Texas population of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) as a distinct population segment (DPS) and to list that DPS does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, we are not initiating a status review of the Texas ocelot population.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding for the Sonoran Desert Tortoise
Document Number: 2022-02422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that it is not warranted at this time to list the Sonoran desert tortoise. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information relevant to the status of the Sonoran desert tortoise or its habitat.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Programmatic Clearance for NPS-Sponsored Public Surveys
Document Number: 2022-02615
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-08
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 with revisions.
List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Funding Agreements Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes by Interior Bureaus Other Than the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Fiscal Year 2022 Programmatic Targets
Document Number: 2022-02584
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in self-governance funding agreements with Indian Tribes and lists Fiscal Year 2022 programmatic targets for each of the non-Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) bureaus in the Department of the Interior (Department), pursuant to Title IV of the Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act (Act), as amended.
Notice of Colorado's Southwest District Resource Advisory Council Schedule of Quarterly Public Meetings
Document Number: 2022-02509
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
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 Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) announces the 2022 schedule of public meetings.
Notice of Preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Willow Master Development Plan
Document Number: 2022-02423
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to address deficiencies identified by the U.S. District Court for Alaska in the 2020 Willow Master Development Plan (MDP)/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) issued in October 2020, and to ensure compliance with applicable law. The BLM will not be holding a formal scoping period but has begun outreach to stakeholders and will accept input and comments through informal scoping for up to 30 days following the date of publication.
Public Land Order No. 7905 ; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6127, as Extended by Public Land Order No. 7471; Campbell Tract Administrative Site, Alaska
Document Number: 2022-02464
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Public Land Order (PLO) extends the duration of the withdrawal created by PLO No. 6127, as extended by PLO No. 7471, which would otherwise expire on February 10, 2022, for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6127 withdrew approximately 730.13 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry, under the general land laws, including mining laws, and from selection under Section 6 of the Alaska Statehood Act for the Campbell Tract administrative site, and reserved it for use by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Anchorage, Alaska. PLO No. 7471 extended PLO No. 6127 for an additional 20-year term.
Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2022-02443
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of surveys for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed 30 calendar days after the date of this publication in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana State Office, Billings, Montana. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM Division of Energy, Minerals, and Realty, Fluids Adjudication, Billings, Montana, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Intent/Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and an Associated Environmental Assessment for the Direct Sale of 0.66 Acres in the Ely District Office, White Pine County, Nevada
Document Number: 2022-01396
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District Office, Ely, Nevada, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment (RMPA), with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA), to the 2008 Ely District Record of Decision and Approved RMP. The proposed RMPA would evaluate whether the subject parcel of public land meets the disposal criteria described in Section 203 of the FLPMA, as amended, and allow the direct sale (without competition) of 0.66 acres of BLM managed public land to Nina Higgs, Trustee for Shirley Schena, if the parcel is determined to meet the disposal criteria. The purpose of the sale would be to resolve an inadvertent trespass and the EA would analyze the environmental effects of the direct sale of the land identified for disposal. The sale would be for no less than the appraised fair market value of $10,000. The sale would be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of FLPMA and the BLM land sale regulations. Section 203 of FLPMA states that tracts of public land may be sold because of land use planning required under Section 202 of FLPMA; the subject parcel was not previously identified for disposal in the RMP, therefore the BLM must amend the RMP to allow the proposed sale to proceed. This notice serves to notify the public of the BLM's proposed realty action and initiates the public scoping process to solicit public comments on anticipated issues and planning criteria.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2022-02397
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-04
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) Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as follows.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2022-02395
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of surveys for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the BLM Billings Field Office are necessary for the management of these lands.
Request for Nominations for the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-02419
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee (Committee).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Susquehanna River Angler Survey
Document Number: 2022-02417
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-04
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), are conducting a new information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2022-02006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our October 8, 2020, proposed rule to reclassify the red-cockaded woodpecker (Dryobates borealis) as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. This action will allow all interested parties the opportunity to comment on the revised proposed section 4(d) rule language set forth in this document, which addresses concerns raised in the public comments we received on the October 8, 2020, proposed rule. Comments previously submitted on the proposed reclassification of the red-cockaded woodpecker and previously proposed section 4(d) rule need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final determination.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing San Benito Evening-Primrose (Camissonia benitensis) From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants
Document Number: 2022-02010
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), are removing San Benito evening-primrose (Camissonia benitensis), a plant native to California, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants on the basis of recovery. This final rule is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to the species have been reduced or eliminated to the point that it has recovered and is no longer in danger of extinction or likely to become in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future. Therefore, the plant no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Morro Shoulderband Snail From Endangered to Threatened With Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2022-02008
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are reclassifying the Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This action is based on our evaluation of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the species' status has improved such that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, but that it is still likely to become so in the foreseeable future. We also finalize a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act that provides for the conservation of the Morro shoulderband snail. In addition, we update the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to reflect the latest scientifically accepted taxonomy and nomenclature for the species as Helminthoglypta walkeriana, Morro shoulderband snail.
Advisory Board of Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2022-02163
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold two-day online meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Tiehm's Buckwheat
Document Number: 2022-02298
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Tiehm's buckwheat (Eriogonum tiehmii), which the Service has proposed to list as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, we propose to designate approximately 910 acres (368 hectares) in one unit in Nevada as critical habitat for Tiehm's buckwheat. We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis of the proposed critical habitat designation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Technical Service Center Summer Intern Program Application
Document Number: 2022-02296
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-03
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 a new information collection that is currently in use without OMB approval. The publication of this 60-day notice is the first step in bringing this information collection into compliance.
Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2022-02295
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the interest rate to be used by Federal agencies in the formulation and evaluation of plans for water and related land resources is 2.25 percent for fiscal year 2022.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-02294
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
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 National Park Service (NPS) Privacy Act system of records, INTERIOR/NPS-23, Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) System. DOI is updating this system of records notice (SORN) to update the system location, system manager, categories of records, records source, records retrieval, records retention and disposal, and safeguards; propose new and modified routine uses; and provide general updates to remaining sections to accurately reflect management of the system of records. This modified system will be included in the DOI's inventory of record systems.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Chapin Mesa Milkvetch and Designation of Critical Habitat; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2022-02041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw the proposed rule to list the Chapin Mesa milkvetch (Astragalus schmolliae) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We concurrently withdraw the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the species. This withdrawal is based on our conclusion that the conservation plan for Chapin Mesa milkvetch at Mesa Verde National Park, and its associated implementation plan, in addition to new standard operating procedures for fire management at Mesa Verde National Park, reduce the threats to the species such that it no longer meets the Act's definition of an ``endangered species'' or a ``threatened species.'' Therefore, we are withdrawing our proposal to list the Chapin Mesa milkvetch as a threatened species and our proposal to designate critical habitat for the species.
Migratory Bird Hunting; 2022-23 Frameworks for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2022-01852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2022-23 hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe outside limits (which we call frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. Frameworks specify the outside dates, season lengths, shooting hours, bag and possession limits, and areas where migratory game bird hunting may occur. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow harvest at levels compatible with migratory game bird population status and habitat conditions. Migratory game bird hunting seasons provide opportunities for recreation and sustenance, and aid Federal, State, and Tribal governments in the management of migratory game birds.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 40 Species in California, Nevada, and Oregon
Document Number: 2022-02154
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews of 40 species in California, Nevada, and Oregon under the Endangered Species Act. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any new information on these species that has become available since the last review.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of the Critical Habitat Designation for the Jaguar in Compliance With a Court Order; Correction
Document Number: 2022-02054
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are correcting an erroneous acreage amount presented twice in the preamble of our July 22, 2021, final rule that was issued to comply with a court order concerning the critical habitat designation for the jaguar (Panthera onca) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of 35 Species in the Southwest
Document Number: 2022-02135
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are conducting 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 35 animal and plant species. A 5-year status review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the last review for the species.
Eagle Permits; Updated Bald Eagle Population Estimates and Take Limits
Document Number: 2022-02040
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In December 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, or we) completed a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) wherein we evaluated biological data to establish maximum take limits for permits to take bald eagles in each of six eagle management units in the United States. In the PEIS, we committed to reevaluate biological data and reassess the take limits no less than once every 6 years. This notice is to inform the public that we have reviewed recent data and, using updated population and demographic models, are revising take limits for bald eagles effective immediately.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Mineral Surveys, Mineral Patent Applications, Adverse Claims, Protests, and Contests
Document Number: 2022-01974
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
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.
U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List: Moravian Church Settlements (Historic Moravian Bethlehem District)
Document Number: 2022-01952
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces the decision to request that the Historic Moravian Bethlehem District in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, contribute to a serial transnational (multi-country) draft nomination of Moravian Church Settlements for inclusion on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. The decision is the result of consultation with the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage and the review of public comments submitted in response to an earlier notice. This notice complies with applicable World Heritage Program regulations.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2022-01944
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before January 22, 2022, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Document Number: 2022-02037
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology. 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.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Finding Regarding the Cultural Affiliation of Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Removed From, and Adjacent to, Moundville Archeological Site (1TU500) Located in Tuscaloosa County, AL
Document Number: 2022-02036
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
On November 23, 2021, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) found, based on the information provided before and during its public meeting, that a cultural affiliation exists between the present-day Muskogean-speaking Indian Tribes and the earlier group connected to human remains and funerary objects excavated at, and adjacent to, the Moundville archeological site (1Tu500), in Tuscaloosa County, AL. The recommendations, findings, and actions in this notice are advisory only and are not binding on any person. Pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA or the Act), the Review Committee is responsible for reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Snowmobiles
Document Number: 2022-02015
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service amends its special regulations for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to clarify where snowmobiles may be used within the boundaries of the Lakeshore by naming several snowmobile routes that are not currently identified. The rule replaces general language allowing snowmobiles on unplowed roads and the shoulders of plowed roads with a comprehensive list of designated snowmobile routes. The changes will provide greater certainty to the public by removing ambiguity in the current regulations about where snowmobiles are allowed. The use of snowmobiles within areas of the National Park System is prohibited except on routes and water surfaces designated by special regulation.
National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2022-02009
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Aniakchak National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), the Denali National Park SRC, the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC, and the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet as indicated below.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2021-27978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This notice provides the semiannual agenda of Department of the Interior (Department) rules scheduled for review or development between Fall 2021 and Fall 2022. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require publication of the agenda.