Office of the Secretary of the Interior – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2020-01946
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The purpose of these adjustments is to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to further the policy goals of the underlying statutes.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2019-03659
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The purpose of these adjustments is to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to further the policy goals of the underlying statutes.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2018-01680
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The purpose of these adjustments is to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to further the policy goals of the underlying statutes.
RIN 1024-AE37
Document Number: 2017-03138
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule revises U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to provide for annual adjustments of civil penalties to account for inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The purpose of these adjustments is to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to further the policy goals of the underlying statutes.
Paleontological Resources Preservation
Document Number: 2016-29244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
The Department of the Interior (DOI) proposes to promulgate regulations under the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act. Implementation of the proposed rule would preserve, manage, and protect paleontological resources on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and ensure that these federally owned resources are available for current and future generations to enjoy as part of America's national heritage. The proposed rule would address the management, collection, and curation of paleontological resources from federal lands using scientific principles and expertise, including collection in accordance with permits; curation in an approved repository; and maintenance of confidentiality of specific locality data. The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act authorizes civil and criminal penalties for illegal collecting, damaging, otherwise altering or defacing, or for selling paleontological resources, and the proposed rule further details the processes related to the civil penalties, including hearing requests and appeals of the violation or the amount of the civil penalties.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-22565
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
The Office of the Secretary of the Interior published a document in the Federal Register on June 28, 2016, adjusting the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. This document corrects the final regulations by fixing a mistake in the amount of one of the adjusted civil penalties.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18643
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
The Office of the Secretary of the Interior is correcting an interim final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on Tuesday June 28, 2016 (81 FR 41858). This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance. The corrections are administrative and procedural related to submitting comments.
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2016-15168
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule adjusts the level of civil monetary penalties contained in U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget guidance.
Disposition of Unclaimed Human Remains, Funerary Objects, Sacred Objects, or Objects of Cultural Patrimony
Document Number: 2015-28041
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This final rule provides procedures for the disposition of unclaimed human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony excavated or discovered on, and removed from, Federal lands after November 16, 1990. It implements section 3(b) of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Commercial Filming and Similar Projects and Still Photography Activities
Document Number: 2013-20441
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This rule implements legislation that directs the Department of the Interior to establish permits and reasonable fees for commercial filming activities or similar projects and certain still photography activities.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Regulations
Document Number: 2013-10966
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This final rule revises regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act for accuracy and consistency.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Regulations- Definition of “Indian Tribe”
Document Number: 2011-16788
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary of the Interior
This amendment to the Department's regulations implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) removes the definition of ``Indian tribe,'' because it is inconsistent with the statutory definition of that term.
Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission
Document Number: 2010-3586
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Department of the Interior
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a three-person National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the chairman, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Daniel J. Little as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years.