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Notice of Termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for a Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan, North Cascades Ecosystem, Washington
Document Number: 2020-14894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) have terminated the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal to develop and implement a Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan for the North Cascades ecosystem, a portion of the species' historical range. The Agencies have discontinued the proposal.
Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council; Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2020-14768
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seek nominations for membership on the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (Council). This is a reopening of the call for nominations published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2020. The Council reports to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to provide recommendations regarding the establishment and implementation of conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, sporting conservation organizations, and Federal, State, Tribal, and territorial governments; and benefit recreational hunting and recreational shooting sports.
Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Allotments
Document Number: 2020-13808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to issue regulations to enable certain Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans to apply for land allotments under Section 1119 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of March 12, 2019 (Dingell Act). The Dingell Act requires the BLM to issue regulations to implement the Act's land allotment provisions. This proposed rule would enable certain Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans who, because of their military service, were not able to apply for an allotment during the late 1960s and early 1970s to do so now.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-14654
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
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.
Request for Nominations for the National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program
Document Number: 2020-14596
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking nominations for individuals willing to represent subsistence users on the following Subsistence Resource Commissions (SRC): The Aniakchak National Monument SRC, the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Denali National Park SRC, the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act
Document Number: 2020-14523
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Platforms and Structures
Document Number: 2020-14522
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Application for Permit To Modify and Supporting Documentation
Document Number: 2020-14521
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection with revisions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; General
Document Number: 2020-14520
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Unitization
Document Number: 2020-14519
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-14506
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 20, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2020-14485
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 3.98 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on June 12, 2020.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2020-14483
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 218.65 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community on June 10, 2020.
HEARTH Act Approval of Catawba Indian Nation Business Leasing Act
Document Number: 2020-14484
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 25, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Catawba Indian Nation's 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 leases without further BIA approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Native Endangered and Threatened Species
Document Number: 2020-14457
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
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 with revisions.
Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA, and Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2020-14399
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The California Department of Transportation and the Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have 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 Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10, California-Great Basin, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2020-14398
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10, California-Great Basin (Reclamation Region 10), 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 Reclamation Region 10. 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: Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Document Number: 2020-14397
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Hudson 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 Hudson Museum, University of Maine. 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: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Nashville, TN; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14396
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District (USACE), 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, 2017. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Central 40 Solar Project, Stanislaus County, California; Categorical Exclusion and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2020-14327
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act. We also announce receipt of an application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and receipt of a draft habitat conservation plan. Central 40, LLC has applied for an incidental take permit under the ESA for the Central 40 Solar Project in Stanislaus County, California. The permit would authorize the take of two species incidental to the development, construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of the project. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on the application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-14256
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 13, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2020-14243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, Anchorage, Alaska. The surveys, which were executed at the request of Ahtna, Incorporated, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Financial Assistance and Social Services
Document Number: 2020-14219
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions.
Public Land Order No. 7895; San Diego Project 4 Modification, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: 2020-14205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This Order withdraws, subject to valid existing rights, approximately 37 acres of Federal lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, mineral leasing laws, and geothermal leasing laws, for a period ending September 18, 2022, for use by the Department of the Army for border security purposes. This withdrawal also transfers administrative jurisdiction of the lands to the Department of the Army.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Issuance of Enhancement of Survival and Incidental Take Permits for Safe Harbor Agreements, Candidate Conservation Agreements, Habitat Conservation Plans, and Recovery Activities, January 1, 2019, Through December 31, 2019; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14188
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a document in the April 30, 2020, Federal Register that provided a list of permits issued under the Endangered Species Act. We inadvertently made unsubstantive errors, which we correct via this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas and Sulfur
Document Number: 2020-14164
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 (ICR).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Twin Metals Project in the Superior National Forest, Lake and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota
Document Number: 2020-14051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeastern States District, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts of issuing a proposed new preference right lease (MNES 57965) and approving a Mine Plan of Operation in the Superior National Forest in Lake and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota. The approval of a Mine Plan of Operation allows the lessee to access, and once other necessary permits are obtained, to mine federal minerals. The BLM will conduct a public scoping process, including public meetings. During this time, the public will be invited to submit comments.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-14032
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before June 6, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions
Document Number: 2020-13984
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Elfin-Woods Warbler
Document Number: 2020-12070
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the elfin-woods warbler (Setophaga angelae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 27,488 acres (11,125 hectares) in the Maricao, San Germ[aacute]n, Sabana Grande, Yauco, R[iacute]o Grande, Can[oacute]vanas, Las Piedras, Naguabo, Ceiba, Cayey, San Lorenzo, Guayama, and Patillas municipalities in Puerto Rico fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The effect of this regulation is to extend the Act's protections to the elfin-woods warbler's critical habitat.
Committee for the Preservation of the White House Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-13962
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Committee for the Preservation of the White House (Committee) will meet as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Oil and Gas Leasing: National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Document Number: 2020-13894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
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.
Land Acquisitions; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California
Document Number: 2020-13887
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 29 acres, more or less into trust for the San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California on May 15, 2020.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2020-13886
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On April 23, 2020, the Comanche Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, respectively, submitted compacts with the State of Oklahoma governing certain forms of Class III gaming. This notice announces that the Comanche Nation and State of Oklahoma Gaming Compact and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and State of Oklahoma Gaming Compact are taking effect.
HEARTH Act Approval of Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana Residential Leasing Act
Document Number: 2020-13885
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
On June 12, 2020, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation (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 residential leases without further BIA approval.
Notice of Identification of Federal Land in Alaska Available for Allotment Selection Under the Alaska Native Veteran Program of 2019
Document Number: 2020-13861
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019 (Dingell Act), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has identified Federal lands that are available for allotment selection by eligible individuals. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the availability of maps of the lands available for selection by eligible individuals.
Draft School Reopening Plan for School Year 2020-2021
Document Number: 2020-13819
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct consultations to obtain oral and written comments on the draft School Reopening Plan (Plan) for school year 2020-2021, for its Bureau-funded schools to ensure BIE is meeting the needs of its students, schools, and Tribal communities to provide a safe environment for the continuation of education of the students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Notice of Availability of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Integrated Activity Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-13733
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (NPRPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Integrated Activity Plan (IAP) for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) and by this notice is announcing its publication.
Foreign Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-13743
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and foreign or native species for which the Service has jurisdiction under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). With some exceptions, the ESA and the MMPA prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA and MMPA also require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA or MMPA with respect to any endangered species or marine mammals.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Appraisals & Valuations of Indian Property
Document Number: 2020-13724
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-13694
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Field Museum of Natural History (Field 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 Field 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: University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE; Correction
Document Number: 2020-13693
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology (UTK) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Omaha District) have corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on November 8, 2019. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 UTK and Omaha District. 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.
Boundary Adjustment at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Document Number: 2020-13650
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The boundary of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is adjusted to include two parcels of land totaling 45.22 acres of land, more or less. The fee simple interest in 44.11 acres will be donated to the United States by The Conservation Fund and the fee simple interest in 1.11 acres is already owned by the United States. These properties are located in Pike County and Monroe County, Pennsylvania, respectively.
Change of Address; Office of Indian Gaming for Submission of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts
Document Number: 2020-13060
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This rule updates the address for submission of Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts, amendments, and extensions in the Tribal- State Class III Gaming Compact regulations.
Renewal of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council Charter
Document Number: 2020-13403
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of the Interior, after consultation with the General Services Administration, has renewed the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council (Council) for 2 years. The Council provides recommendations on aspects of the implementation of a number of Departmental authorities and other authorities applicable to specific bureaus.
Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention; Minimum Standards of Character
Document Number: 2020-11974
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This interim final rule updates the minimum standards of character to ensure that individuals having regular contact with or control over Indian children have not been convicted of certain types of crimes or acted in a manner that placed others at risk. These updates reflect updates made to the list of crimes by amendments to the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Sonoyta Mud Turtle
Document Number: 2020-11741
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the Sonoyta mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, 12.28 acres (4.97 hectares) in Pima County, Arizona, located entirely within the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This rule extends the Act's protections to this subspecies' designated critical habitat.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2020-13398
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
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 or survival of two endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. 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.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Issuance of a Communications Use Lease in Hinsdale County, CO
Document Number: 2020-13352
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is initiating a competitive bid process for granting a communications-use lease on public land in Hinsdale County, Colorado. The successful bidder will be granted a communications-use lease to construct a new communications facility at the Hill 71 communications site.
Notice of Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2020-13277
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey for the lands described in this notice are scheduled to be officially filed 30 calendar days after the date of this publication in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana. The surveys, which were executed at the request of the National Park Service (NPS), Glacier National Park (GNP), West Glacier, Montana, are necessary for the management of these lands.