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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.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Coastal Region Conservation Program Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan; Central and Southern California
Document Number: 2020-13191
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application for a permit for take of endangered and threatened species that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out otherwise lawful activities. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act and its implementing regulations as applicable to the species at issue prohibit take of endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. We invite comments on this application which we will take into consideration before issuing a permit.
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for 12 Rancho San Carlos (Ocho West) Project, Monterey County, California
Document Number: 2020-13190
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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 draft categorical exclusion for activities associated with an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of listed species incidental to construction of a single-family residence at 12 Rancho San Carlos (Ocho West). The Applicant developed the draft HCP as part of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion 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 the Applicant. We invite public comment on these documents.
Land Acquisitions; Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2020-13082
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 16.63 acres, more or less, into trust for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe on March 18, 2020.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota
Document Number: 2020-13064
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 114 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota on June 3, 2020.
Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Grant; Solicitation of Proposals
Document Number: 2020-13063
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI), is soliciting proposals from Tribes for technical assistance funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities located in designated Opportunity Zones. Eligibility for funding is limited to those applicants whose proposed projects, businesses, or technologies will be located in designated Opportunity Zones. These grants are also intended to fund applicants to obtain qualified guidance on how the development projects, businesses, or technologies they propose can attract investments from an Opportunity Fund.
Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2020-13062
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice announces that the Model Tribal Gaming Compact between the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma and the State of Oklahoma (Compact), and the Extension of State-Tribal Gaming Compact between the State Of Oklahoma and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (Extension), are taking effect.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2020-12930
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before May 30, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places.
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Singh Parcel, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California
Document Number: 2020-12929
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
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 draft categorical exclusion for activities described in an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental to construction of a single-family residence. The applicant developed the draft HCP in support of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion 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 the applicant. We invite public comment on these documents.
Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Garrapata Tanks Slope Repair Project in Monterey County, California
Document Number: 2020-12928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
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 draft categorical exclusion (CatEx) for activities described in an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental to water tank stabilization activities on private property near Big Sur in Monterey County, California. The applicant developed the draft HCP as part of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft CatEx 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 the applicant. We invite public comment on these documents.
Notice of Application for Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notification of Public Meeting, San Francisco Peaks/Mount Elden Recreation Area, Arizona
Document Number: 2020-12914
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is providing notice of an application from the United States Forest Service (USFS) requesting that Public Land Order (PLO) 7467 be extended for an additional 20-year term. PLO 7467 withdrew 74,689 acres of National Forest System lands in the Coconino National Forest, San Francisco Peaks/Mount Elden Recreation Area, Arizona. The PLO withdrew these lands from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws and the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. This notice also gives the public the opportunity to comment on the withdrawal extension application, and announces the date, time, and venue for a virtual public meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Federal Inspections and Monitoring
Document Number: 2020-12875
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
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.
Phase I Negative Proposed Finding on the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
Document Number: 2020-12775
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) within the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) within the Department of the Interior (Department) hereby provides notice that OFA has issued a Phase I negative Proposed Finding (PF) in response to the petition it received from the group known as the Fernande[ntilde]o Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTB), headquartered in San Fernando, California. The petitioner seeks Federal acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe under the Department's regulations. The OFA has found that FTB meets only three of the four mandatory criteria reviewed under the Phase I review, as defined by the regulations.
Notice of Availability of a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Vineyard Wind LLC's Proposed Wind Energy Facility Offshore Massachusetts and Public Meetings
Document Number: 2020-12822
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a supplement to the Vineyard Wind Offshore Wind Energy Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Supplement) prepared for the Construction and Operation Plan (COP) submitted by Vineyard Wind LLC (Vineyard Wind). The Supplement analyzes reasonably foreseeable effects from an expanded cumulative activities scenario for offshore wind development, previously unavailable fishing data, a new transit lane alternative, and changes to the COP since publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice of availability (NOA) announces the start of the public review and comment period, as well as the time and dates for virtual public meetings on the Supplement. After BOEM holds the public meetings and addresses comments provided, BOEM will prepare a final EIS.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement to Consider a Highway Right-of-Way, Draft Amended Habitat Conservation Plan and Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for the Mojave Desert Tortoise, and Resource Management Plan Amendments, Washington County, UT and Notice of Intent for the Proposed Closure of Certain Federal Lands to Recreational Target Shooting, Washington County, UT
Document Number: 2020-12748
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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 Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), as co-lead agencies, announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider a right-of-way (ROW) application submitted by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) (referred to henceforth as the Northern Corridor Project), and potential amendments to the St. George Field Office and Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA) Resource Management Plans (RMPs).
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Conformity Determination for the Tejon Indian Tribe's Proposed Fee-to-Trust Acquisition and Casino Resort Project, Kern County, California
Document Number: 2020-12697
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the Tejon Indian Tribe (Tribe), Kern County (County), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA in connection with the Tribe's application for acquisition in trust by the United States of approximately 306 acres for gaming and other purposes to be located west of the Town of Mettler, Kern County, California. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Competitive Mineral Materials Sale (COC-078119) at Parkdale, Fremont County, CO
Document Number: 2020-12608
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Royal Gorge Field Office, Canon City, Colorado, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed competitive mineral materials sale at Parkdale, Freemont County, Colorado, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Stanislaus Regional Water Authority Water Supply Project, Stanislaus County, California; Draft Categorical Exclusion and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2020-12657
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
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. The Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SWRA) has applied for an incidental take permit under the ESA for the SRWA Water Supply Project in Stanislaus County, California. The permit would authorize the take of one 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 this application. Before issuing the requested permit, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period.
Refuge-Specific Regulations; Public Use; Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: 2020-10924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we) proposes to amend its refuge-specific regulations on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to allow State-regulated trapping, harvest of brown bears over bait, discharge of firearms along the Kenai and Russian Rivers during certain times of the year in accordance with State law, increased access for the public using bicycles and game carts, and the use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and utility task vehicles on certain lakes when there is adequate snow and ice cover. The purpose of this proposed rule is to align public use regulations on Kenai NWR with State of Alaska regulations, align Service and State management of fish and wildlife to the extent practicable and consistent with Federal law, enhance consistency with harvest regulations on adjacent non-Federal lands and waters, and increase access to Federal lands in furtherance of Secretarial Orders 3347 and 3356.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Borax Lake Chub From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 2020-10861
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), are removing the Borax Lake chub (currently listed as Gila boraxobius), a fish native to Oregon, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on the basis of recovery. This final rule is based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the threats to the Borax Lake chub have been eliminated or reduced to the point where the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-12556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
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: Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Document Number: 2020-12555
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist 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 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 Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University. 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: History Colorado, Formerly Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2020-12554
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
History Colorado 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 History Colorado. 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: The Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL
Document Number: 2020-12553
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, 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 Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. 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: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-12552
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Field Museum of Natural History 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 the Field Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2020-12551
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Central Washington University and the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum) have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations and have 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 Central Washington University or the Burke Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Chapel Hill, NC
Document Number: 2020-12550
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Laboratories of Archaeology 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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Research Laboratories of Archaeology. 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: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-12549
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Field Museum of Natural History 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 Field Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.