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Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Alabama Beach Mouse, Baldwin County, AL; Categorical Exclusion
Document Number: 2020-04958
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Michael McKoy (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed Alabama beach mouse incidental to construction in Baldwin County, Alabama. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant's proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and the Service's preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ``low-effect,'' categorically excluded, under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; New Mexico; and Oklahoma
Document Number: 2020-04952
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed 30 days after the date of this publication in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), New Mexico Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The surveys announced in this notice are necessary for the management of lands administered by the agency indicated.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews for 129 Species in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, California, and Nevada
Document Number: 2020-04942
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews for 129 species in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, California, and Nevada under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. 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 new information on these species that has become available since the last reviews.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Alaska
Document Number: 2020-04882
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
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. These surveys were executed at the request of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, and the BLM, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Notice of Federal Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Application COC-78825, Dunn Ranch Tract, Colorado
Document Number: 2020-04847
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the coal resources in the lands described below in La Plata County, Colorado, will be offered for competitive sale by sealed bid, in accordance with the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Lepanthes eltoroensis
Document Number: 2020-04824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to remove Lepanthes eltoroensis (no common name), an orchid species from Puerto Rico, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants (List) (i.e., to ``delist'' the species), due to recovery. This proposed action is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicates that the threats to the species have been eliminated or reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft post-delisting monitoring (PDM) plan. We seek information, data, and comments from the public regarding this proposal and the draft PDM plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Rights of Entry
Document Number: 2020-04813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are proposing to renew an information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Restrictions on Financial Interests of State Employees
Document Number: 2020-04812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
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.
Technical Evaluations Series
Document Number: 2020-04811
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-04803
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before February 22, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Public Land Order No. 7892; Extension of Public Land Order No. 7434; Withdrawal of Public Land for Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Winter Range, Wyoming
Document Number: 2020-04637
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7434, which would otherwise expire on March 23, 2020, for an additional 20-year period. PLO No. 7434 withdrew 1,430.92 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. The purpose of this withdrawal extension is to protect the Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Winter Range and capital investments in the area for an additional 20-year term.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-04565
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
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.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft General Conservation Plan for Oil and Gas Activities in Santa Barbara County, California
Document Number: 2020-04562
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft General Conservation Plan (GCP), as well as the associated draft environmental assessment (EA), for oil and gas activities in Santa Barbara County. The Service developed the GCP in accordance with the Endangered Species Act to provide a streamlined mechanism for proponents engaged in oil and gas activities to meet statutory and regulatory requirements while promoting conservation of the Santa Barbara County distinct population segment of the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and Lompoc yerba santa. The Service prepared the draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing permits under the GCP. We invite public comment on these documents.
Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council; Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2020-04463
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
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). 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.
Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinance
Document Number: 2020-04434
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the approval of Ione Band of Miwok Indians' Class III gaming ordinance by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Committee for the Preservation of the White House Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-04042
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
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 will meet as indicated below.
Illinois Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2020-03753
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-04
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 Illinois regulatory program (Illinois program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Illinois proposes revisions to its statute and regulations, including allowing the extraction of coal as an incidental part of a government-financed construction project, revising its Ownership and Control rules, and clarifying land use changes requiring a significant permit revision. Illinois intends to revise its program to be as effective as the Federal regulations.
West Virginia Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2020-03751
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving amendments to the West Virginia regulatory program (the West Virginia program), under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act) that contains both West Virginia statutory and regulatory revisions. West Virginia initially submitted an amendment to revise its West Virginia Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act (WVSCMRA). Senate Bill 462 amends the West Virginia Code to conform to the State's requirements for informal conferences and decisions on surface coal mining permit applications with parallel provisions of Federal law. Committee Substitute for House Bill 2352 amends the West Virginia Code to provide tax incentives for coal mine operators who reclaim bond forfeiture sites. Subsequently, West Virginia submitted another amendment consisting of a Special Reclamation Tax Credit Rule to implement the proposed statutory revisions providing tax incentives to coal mine operators to reclaim bond forfeiture sites.
Oil and Gas and Sulfur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: 2020-03694
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Department of the Interior
This final rule adjusts the level of the maximum daily civil monetary penalty contained in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations for violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The civil penalty inflation adjustment, using a 1.01764 multiplier, accounts for one year of inflation spanning from October 2018 to October 2019.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2020-04326
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, in consultation with the appropriate Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and sacred objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Document Number: 2020-04325
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Auburn University 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 Auburn University. 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 Proposed Filing of Plats of Survey; South Dakota
Document Number: 2020-04314
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
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 Bureau of Reclamation, Rapid City Field Office, Rapid City, South Dakota, are necessary for the management of these lands.
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for Oak Hills Estate, Santa Barbara County, California; Correction
Document Number: 2020-04270
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On February 25, 2020, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announced the availability for public comment of a draft habitat conservation plan and associated draft environmental assessment for activities associated with an application for an incidental take permit. Our notice inadvertently did not give the correct contact name and phone number. In this notice, we correct that error.
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 2020 Programmatic Targets
Document Number: 2020-04249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
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 2020 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 Filing of Plats of Survey, Colorado
Document Number: 2020-04237
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
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.
Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Four Corners Water Development Project, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-04236
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), make available an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) supported by a low-effect habitat conservation plan (LEHCP) for the Four Corners Water Development Project, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. The Pueblo of Santa Clara has applied to the Service for an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The requested ITP, which would be in effect for a period of 20 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the federally endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, we have determined that the proposed action qualifies for a categorical exclusion as low effect. We are accepting comments on the permit application, proposed LEHCP, and draft NEPA screening form.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-04225
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Habitat Conservation Plan; Availability of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2020-04224
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for a permit to conduct activities with the potential to take listed species that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out otherwise lawful activities. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act prohibits certain activities that may impact listed species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. We invite comments on this application and the accompanying Environmental Assessment, which we will take into consideration before issuing a permit.
Block 12 Development Project, Kern County, California; Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2020-04173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment 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. Aera Energy, LLC has applied for an incidental take permit under the ESA for the Block 12 Development Project in Kern County, California. The permit would authorize the take of four species incidental to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the project. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-04132
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Kugkaktlik Limited, for the Native village of Kipnuk, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, as amended (ANCSA). The lands approved for conveyance lie partially within the former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range, now known as the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. The subsurface estate in the lands lying outside the former Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Range will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Kugkaktlik Limited.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-04131
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Saguyak Incorporated, for the Native village of Clarks Point, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), as amended. As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface estate in the same lands to Bristol Bay Native Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Saguyak Incorporated.
Notice of Availability of the Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, New Mexico
Document Number: 2020-04111
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office, Farmington, New Mexico, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Navajo Regional Office, Gallup, New Mexico, have prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice announces a 90-day public review period of the Draft RMPA/EIS, and that the BLM and BIA will hold public meetings to solicit comments.
Implementation of Executive Order 13891: Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-04097
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior
We, the Department of the Interior (DOI), announce the availability of a single, searchable, indexed website that contains all of DOI's guidance documents. This action is required by the Executive Order (E.O.) titled, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents'' in order to make guidance documents readily available to the public. This website is found at the Electronic Library of the Interior's Policies (ELIPS) at www.doi.gov/elips/browse.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit, Timber Road II, III, and IV Wind Farms, Paulding County, Ohio
Document Number: 2020-04046
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Paulding Wind Farm II, LLC; Paulding Wind Farm III, LLC; and Paulding Wind Farm IV (collectively, the applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, for the Timber Road II, III, and IV Wind Farms project. If approved, the ITP would authorize the incidental take of the Indiana bat and the northern long-eared bat for a 30-year term. The applicant has prepared a draft habitat conservation plan, which is available for public review. We also announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment, which has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. We request public comment on the application and associated documents.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)
Document Number: 2020-04040
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior (DOI), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a new collection proposed by the Agency.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Smoky Panel Mine Project at Smoky Canyon Mine, Caribou County, ID
Document Number: 2020-03970
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF), have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the proposed East Smoky Panel Mine Project (Project) and by this notice are announcing its availability.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-03975
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Chugach Alaska Corporation, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), as amended.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-03974
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Emmonak Corporation, for the Native village of Emmonak, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface estate in the same lands to Calista Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Emmonak Corporation.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-03972
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management hereby provides constructive notice that the decision approving lands for conveyance to Doyon, Limited, notice of which was published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2009, will be modified to add two easement reservations and modify an existing easement reservation.
Notice of Extension of Time To Prepare the Ambler Road Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
Document Number: 2020-03971
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
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) is preparing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Ambler Road project. By this notice, BLM is announcing an extension of time to complete the Final EIS in accordance with Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) section 1104(e).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Acquisition of Trust Land
Document Number: 2020-03955
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-03951
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before February 1, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-03950
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before February 8, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Call for Nominations for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-03913
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The U.S. Department of the Interior proposes to appoint members to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is soliciting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the AMWG.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Section 4(d) Rule for Louisiana Pinesnake
Document Number: 2020-03545
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), adopt a rule under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act for the Louisiana pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni), a reptile that is listed under the statute as threatened. This rule will provide measures to protect the species, which is from Louisiana and Texas.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
Document Number: 2020-02642
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), revise the proposed critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellow-billed cuckoo) (Coccyzus americanus) under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 493,665 acres (199,779 hectares) are now being proposed for designation as critical habitat in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species' critical habitat.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-03850
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands to Ahtna, Incorporated, an Alaska Native regional corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-03845
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive Notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Askinuk Corporation (Askinuk), for the Native village of Scammon Bay, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey a portion of the subsurface estate in the same lands to Calista Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Askinuk.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2020-03843
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby provides constructive notice that it will issue an appealable decision approving conveyance of the surface estate in certain lands to Atmautluak Limited, for the Native village of Atmautluak, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). As provided by ANCSA, the BLM will convey the subsurface estate in the same lands to Calista Corporation when the BLM conveys the surface estate to Atmautluak Limited.
Endangered and Threatened Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2020-03818
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.