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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker From Endangered to Threatened With a Section 4(d) Rule
Document Number: 2020-25280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), recently proposed to reclassify the endangered 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. We announced a 60-day public comment period on the proposed rule, ending December 7, 2020. We now announce a public informational meeting and public hearing on the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Mineral Materials Disposal
Document Number: 2020-25220
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are proposing to renew an information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-25167
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before October 31, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Jurisdiction in Alaska
Document Number: 2020-24899
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule revises National Park Service regulations to comply with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Sturgeon v. Frost. In the Sturgeon decision, the Court held that National Park Service regulations apply exclusively to public lands (meaning federally owned lands and waters) within the external boundaries of National Park System units in Alaska. Lands which are not federally owned, including submerged lands under navigable waters, are not part of the units subject to the National Park Service's ordinary regulatory authority.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Domestic Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notification of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
Document Number: 2020-24198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In this document, known as a Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), present an updated list of domestic plant and animal species that we regard as candidates for or have proposed for addition to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. This document also includes our findings on resubmitted petitions and describes our progress in revising the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists) during the period October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2020. Combined with other decisions for individual species that were published separately from this CNOR in the past year, the current number of domestic species that are candidates for listing is 11. Identification of candidate species can assist environmental planning efforts by providing advance notice of potential listings, and by allowing landowners and resource managers to alleviate threats and thereby possibly remove the need to list species as endangered or threatened. Even if we subsequently list a candidate species, the early notice provided here could result in more options for species management and recovery by prompting earlier candidate conservation measures to alleviate threats to the species. This document also adds the Sonoran desert tortoise back to the candidate list as a result of an August 3, 2020, court-approved settlement agreement.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement To Consider a Highway Right-of-Way, Amended Habitat Conservation Plan and Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for the Mojave Desert Tortoise, and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments, Washington County, UT
Document Number: 2020-24999
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (OPLMA), and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), as co-lead agencies, announce the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider a right- of-way (ROW) application (referred to henceforth as the Northern Corridor) submitted by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Proposed Amendments to the St. George Field Office and Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA) Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-25033
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before October 24, 2000, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2020-25020
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit 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 this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status With Section 4(d) Rule for Sickle Darter
Document Number: 2020-24471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
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 sickle darter (Percina williamsi), a fish species from the upper Tennessee River drainage in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). 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 sickle darter 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 Wildlife and extend the Act's protections to the species.
Agency Information Collection Activities; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agreements With Friends Organizations
Document Number: 2020-24802
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-09
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 OMB control number.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2020-23215
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving, with one exception, an amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (Pennsylvania program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). We are approving regulatory changes that involve the elimination of manganese from the list of pollutants tested for mining discharges when certain weather conditions exist. We are also approving statutory and regulatory changes, with one exception, that involve the treatment of post-mining pollutional discharges on regulated coal mining sites and include provisions involving passive treatment technologies and alternate effluent limitations.
Second Call for Nominations for the Rio Puerco Management Committee, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-24757
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request a second call for public nominations for members to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Rio Puerco Management Committee (Committee).
Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2020-24686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Michigan State Police (MSP) 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 Michigan State Police. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2020-24685
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Michigan State University has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Michigan State University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Document Number: 2020-24684
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Gilcrease Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of 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 Gilcrease Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: 2020-24683
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, through the agency of Ball State University, 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 Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology through Ball State University. 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: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2020-24681
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 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 TVA. 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.
Final Environmental Impact Statement and Final Deschutes Basin Habitat Conservation Plan; Klamath, Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Wasco, and Sherman Counties, Oregon
Document Number: 2020-24636
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (together, the Services), announce the availability of a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and habitat conservation plan (HCP) addressing covered activities by the Deschutes Basin Board of Control (DBBC)'s eight- member irrigation districts, and the City of Prineville (applicants). The applicants are seeking incidental take permits (ITPs) covering the incidental take of four covered species over a 30-year period. The HCP describes the steps the applicants will take to minimize, mitigate, and monitor the impacts of incidental take of the covered species. The FEIS has been prepared, pursuant to NEPA, in response to these applications.
Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council; Public Meeting by Videoconference
Document Number: 2020-24619
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting via videoconference of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (Council), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The videoconference is open to the public.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Snowmobiles
Document Number: 2020-24545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service proposes to amend 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 proposed rule would replace general language allowing snowmobiles on unplowed roads and the shoulders of plowed roads with a comprehensive list of designated snowmobile routes. The proposed changes would 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.
West Virginia Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2020-23214
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving an amendment to the West Virginia regulatory program (the West Virginia program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). West Virginia is submitting a proposed amendment to revise the West Virginia Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act (WVSCMRA) by creating a new section relating to the award of attorney fees and costs by the Surface Mine Board. On July 11, 2012, OSMRE on an interim basis, approved statutory amendments (WV-119) to the West Virginia regulatory program under SMCRA. West Virginia revised the WVSCMRA to effect changes concerning the special reclamation tax and apportionment of this tax.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2020-24607
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2020-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the official filing of the amended protraction diagram listed below. The diagram, which was executed at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and the BLM, is necessary for the management of these lands. The plat is available for viewing in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Oceano Dunes District, San Luis Obispo County, California
Document Number: 2020-24587
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and associated draft environmental assessment (EA) for California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) activities at Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, San Luis Obispo County, California. The CDPR developed the draft HCP as part of their application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The Service prepared a draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to CDPR. We invite public comment on these documents.
HEARTH Act Approval of the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California Business Site Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2020-24518
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission 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 Intent/Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Non-Competitive Direct Sale of Public Land in Johnson County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2020-24389
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend the September 22, 2015, Buffalo Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and allow the non-competitive (direct) sale of 1.13 acres of public lands in Johnson County, Wyoming, to William D. and Bonnie S. Ross. The purpose of the sale would be to resolve an inadvertent unauthorized use of public lands. The sale would be for no less than the appraised fair market value of $555. The sale is subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the BLM land conveyance regulations. Section 203 of FLPMA requires the parcel to meet disposal criteria for sales in Section 202 of FLPMA, and specifically requires the BLM to identify parcels for disposal within the RMP or amend the RMP to establish the disposal criteria in order to dispose of the parcel.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24348
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives notice of a teleconference/web meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2020-24313
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 calendar days from the date of this publication.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Idaho
Document Number: 2020-24264
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, on the dates specified.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2020-24171
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), have evaluated the classification status of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) entities currently listed in the lower 48 United States and Mexico under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our evaluation, we are removing the gray wolf entities in the lower 48 United States and Mexico, except for the Mexican wolf (C. l. baileyi), that are currently on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We are taking this action because the best available scientific and commercial data available establish that the gray wolf entities in the lower 48 United States do not meet the definitions of a threatened species or an endangered species under the Act. The effect of this rulemaking action is that C. lupus is not classified as a threatened or endangered species under the Act. This rule does not have any effect on the separate listing of the Mexican wolf subspecies (Canis lupus baileyi) as endangered under the Act. In addition, we announce a 90-day finding on a petition to maintain protections for the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States as endangered or threatened distinct population segments. Based on our review, we find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, we are not initiating status reviews of the petitioned entities in response to the petition.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Canoe Creek Clubshell and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2020-22007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-03
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 Canoe Creek clubshell (Pleurobema athearni), a freshwater mussel species endemic to a single watershed in north-central Alabama, as an endangered or threatened species and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). 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 Canoe Creek clubshell as an endangered species under the Act. We also propose to designate critical habitat for the Canoe Creek clubshell under the Act. In total, approximately 58.5 river kilometers (36.3 river miles) in St. Clair and Etowah Counties, Alabama, fall within the boundaries of the proposed critical habitat designation. Finally, we announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Canoe Creek clubshell.
Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2020-24233
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
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) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC).
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Proposed Willow Master Development Plan Project, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-24232
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Willow Master Development Plan (MDP) Project. The ROD includes a deferral on a decision for drill sites 4 and 5 and associated gravel roads and pipelines, at the request of the project proponent. The ROD constitutes the final decision of the BLM on the remainder of the project and completes the required National Environmental Policy Act process for subsequent issuance of appropriate BLM rights-of-way grant, permits to drill, and other authorizations necessary for initial development of the Willow MDP Project.
Increasing Recreational Opportunities Through the Use of Electric Bikes
Document Number: 2020-22239
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its off-road vehicle (ORV) regulations to add a definition for electric bikes (e- bikes) and, where certain criteria are met and an authorized officer expressly determines through a formal decision that e-bikes should be treated the same as non-motorized bicycles, expressly exempt those e- bikes from the definition of ORV. The regulatory change effectuated by this rule has the potential to facilitate increased recreational opportunities for all Americans, especially those with physical limitations, and could encourage additional enjoyment of lands and waters managed by the BLM.
General Provisions; Electric Bicycles
Document Number: 2020-22129
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service promulgates regulations governing the use of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, within the National Park System. This rule defines the term ``electric bicycle'' and establishes rules for how they may be used. This rule implements Secretary of the Interior Order 3376, ``Increasing Recreational Opportunities through the use of Electric Bikes,'' on lands administered by the National Park Service.
National Wildlife Refuge System; Use of Electric Bicycles
Document Number: 2020-22107
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, issue regulations pertaining to the use of electric bicycles (otherwise known as ``e- bikes''). These regulations have the potential to facilitate increased recreational opportunities for all Americans, especially for people with physical limitations. This rule will provide guidance and controls for the use of e-bikes in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Horses and Burros
Document Number: 2020-24124
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-24007
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before October 17, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC), and the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC)
Document Number: 2020-23991
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey
The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve on the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC), and the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC). The SESAC advises the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The NEPEC provides advice and recommendations to the Director of the USGS on earthquake predictions and related scientific research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Nonferrous Metals Surveys
Document Number: 2020-23990
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
HEARTH Act Approval of Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California Leasing Ordinance
Document Number: 2020-23988
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California (Tribe) leasing regulations 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, agricultural, residential leases, wind energy evaluation leases, and wind and solar resource leases without further BIA approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities: The William T. Pecora Award; Application and Nomination Process
Document Number: 2020-23987
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program
Document Number: 2020-23887
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs are proposing to revise an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Negotiated Noncompetitive Agreement for the Use of Sand, Gravel and Shell Resources on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2020-23851
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is proposing to renew an information collection request.
Indian Gaming; Extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact (Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota)
Document Number: 2020-23844
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces the extension of the Class III gaming compact between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Laboratory of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Document Number: 2020-23828
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Laboratory of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign NAGPRA Office. 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: California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2020-23827
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), assisted by the Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society Research and Collections Facility (SLOCAS), 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 California Department of Transportation. 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: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN; Correction
Document Number: 2020-23826
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Minnesota Historical Society has corrected a Notice of Intent to Repatriate published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2018. This notice corrects the identity and affiliation of one cultural item. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the Minnesota Historical Society. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Ball State University, Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN
Document Number: 2020-23825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Ball State University, 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 Ball State University, 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 Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) Resource Management Plan Amendments to 9 BLM-Wyoming Resource Management Plans
Document Number: 2020-23761
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the proposed Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative(WPCI) within the BLM Cody, Worland, Buffalo, Casper, Lander, Pinedale, Kemmerer, Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices. This notice identifies the initiation of the 30-day protest period and the 60-day Governor's consistency review period for the Proposed RMP Amendment.