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Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Request for nominations and notice of intent to establish committee. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior is announcing its intent to establish the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) to advise … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 40306 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. SUMMARY: This notice provides the semiannual agenda of Department of the Interior (Department) rules scheduled for review or development between spring 2017 and spring 2018. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2017-18 migratory bird hunting season. DATES: … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of draft environmental assessment. SUMMARY: Having completed our review of the application materials for corrosion-inhibited copper shot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) proposes to approve the shot for hunting waterfowl and coots. … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to increase the hunting activities available at nine National Wildlife Refuges (NWR), open one NWR to sport fishing for the first time, and add pertinent refuge-specific regulations for other … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to add the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii), a freshwater mussel species from New Mexico, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 36308 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of supplemental information. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter the Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2018-19 hunting season. We annually … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands” (2015 final rule). The BLM is now proposing … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 6-month extension of the final determination of whether to list the Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley spineflower), a plant species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: This document requests public input on how the Department of the Interior (Interior) can improve implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies and identify regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification. This document also provides an overview … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rules; reopening comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we are reopening the comment periods for our proposed rules to list Festuca ligulata (Guadalupe fescue) as an endangered species; to designate Festuca ligulata … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; public hearings. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period for our August 10, 2016, proposed rule to list the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii) as an … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 23518 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; notice of intent to prepare a National Environmental Policy Act document. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to gather information necessary … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish regulations for hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 regulatory years. The Federal … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to remove Start Printed Page 20862the Bone Cave harvestman (Texella reyesi) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Start Printed Page 18410 ACTION: Notice of petition findings. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90-day findings on two petitions to list or reclassify wildlife or plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), withdraw the proposed rule to list the headwater chub (Gila nigra) and a distinct population segment (DPS) of the roundtail chub (Gila robusta) from the lower Colorado River … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. SUMMARY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Alabama Abandoned Mine Land … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 16559 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list a mussel species, the yellow lance (Elliptio lanceolata), as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 16323 AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) proposes to repeal the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform Rule that was published in the Federal Register on … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Interior. ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). SUMMARY: The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) requests comments and suggestions from affected parties and the interested public on whether revisions to the regulations governing the valuation, for royalty purposes, of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. SUMMARY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Virginia regulatory program (the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 16009 AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. SUMMARY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 13268 AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. SUMMARY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. Start Printed Page 10317 SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is proposing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2017 season. These proposed regulations would allow for the continuation of customary and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10222 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; supplemental. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2017-18 hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; Tribal consultation. Start Printed Page 9707 SUMMARY: This document announces details for Tribal consultation sessions to discuss the advance notice of proposed rulemaking on Licensed Indian Traders, which the Department of the Interior (Department) published … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Park Service; Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. SUMMARY: The National Park Service withdraws the proposed rule that would revise the regulation that defines smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems; and would allow a superintendent to close an … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Proposed membership of negotiated rulemaking committee; request for nominations; and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior has selected proposed members to form the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) which will recommend revisions … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Park Service; Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The National Park Service proposes to revise the regulation that defines smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems. The National Park Service also proposes to allow a superintendent to close an … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1677 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri (Kuenzler hedgehog cactus) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1657 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove Eriogonum gypsophilum … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Extension of comment period for notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule regarding adjustments to cost recovery fees, which was published in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of a draft post-delisting monitoring plan. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the plant Trichostema austromontanum ssp. compactum (Hidden Lake bluecurls) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants on … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), with the support of the State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), propose to establish a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of the Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our proposed rule to remove the Hualapai Mexican vole from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding; request for comments. SUMMARY: Under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) from … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a proposal to list the following five tarantula species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act): Poecilotheria fasciata, P. ornata, P. smithi, P. subfusca, and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; solicitation of comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (Department) is considering whether to propose an administrative rule that would comprehensively update 25 CFR part 140 (Licensed Indian Traders) in an effort to modernize the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: 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 … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Tribal consultation; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: On June 20, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced Tribal consultation on potential updates to probate regulations and announced that it would accept written comments until August 1, 2016. We are reopening … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: On November 30, 2016, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a document in the Federal Register announcing 90-day findings on three petitions to list or reclassify wildlife or plants under the Endangered Species Act of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 87246 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notification of review. SUMMARY: In this Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), present an updated list of plant and animal species native to the United States that we regard … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 86315 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90-day findings on three petitions to list or reclassify wildlife or plants under the Endangered Species Act … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Revised proposed rule; reopening of public comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, notify the public that we are making changes to our July 6, 2012, proposed rule to list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) as an … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) currently charges a fee for 31 different services (hereafter “cost recovery fees”) it provides to non-Federal recipients. The services were identified by BSEE's predecessor agency, the Minerals … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; availability of record of decision. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), make available the final record of decision (ROD) on revising regulations governing non-Federal oil and gas activities on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; solicitation of comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is authorized to issue regulations to facilitate the implementation of the sustainable harvest management obligations under the Agreement between the Government of the United … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 76905 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed supplementary rules. SUMMARY: The California State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to establish new supplementary rules related to dog management and public safety on public lands at Fort … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the comment period reopening on our proposed rules to add the headwater chub (Gila nigra) and the roundtail chub (Gila robusta) distinct population … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed supplementary rule. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a supplementary rule addressing conduct on public lands in the vicinity of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges in Grand County, Utah. The proposed supplementary rule would prohibit roped … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 71670 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that we are reopening the comment period on our February 4, 2013, proposed rule to list the distinct … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notification of review. SUMMARY: In this Candidate Notice of Review of Foreign Species (CNOR-FS), we present an updated list of plant and animal species foreign to the United States that we regard as candidates for addition to the Lists of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to revise its general rule governing the sale and distribution of printed matter to include the free distribution of message-bearing items that do not meet the NPS regulatory definition of “printed matter.” … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed supplementary rules. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for 2,160 acres of public lands addressed in the Cache Creek Placer Area Management Plan, approved on February 23, 2016. These proposed … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 70282 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose threatened species status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for Sideroxylon reclinatum ssp. austrofloridense (Everglades bully), Digitaria pauciflora (Florida pineland … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis), an aquatic salamander from the Black Warrior River Basin of Alabama, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Black Warrior waterdog (Necturus alabamensis) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). In total, approximately 1,073 river kilometers (669 river miles) in Blount, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Louisiana pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni), a reptile species from Louisiana and Texas, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Proposed supplementary rules. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules to protect natural resources and provide for public health and safety. The proposed supplementary rules would apply to all public lands and BLM facilities in Colorado. … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; 12-month petition finding and status review. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding for the western glacier stonefly (Zapada glacier). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior is amending its regulations to exempt certain records in the Investigations Case Management System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of civil and administrative law enforcement … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Kenk's amphipod (Stygobromus kenki), a ground water species from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: Congress recently passed the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act (ITARA), which requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and publish in the Federal Register minimum qualifications for individuals to prepare appraisals and valuations of Indian trust … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act). After … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition findings. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 12-month findings on petitions to list nine species as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Sonoyta mud turtle (Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale), a native subspecies from Arizona in the United States and Sonora in Mexico, as an endangered species under the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Correction. SUMMARY: On September 14, 2016, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a document in the Federal Register announcing 90-day findings on 10 petitions to list, reclassify, or delist fish, wildlife, or plants under the Endangered Species … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Pearl darter (Percina aurora), a fish from Mississippi, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: 12-Month petition finding; proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the iiwi (Drepanis coccinea), a bird species from the Hawaiian Islands, as a threatened species under the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This rulemaking would revise the regulations that the Department of the Interior (Department) follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act in part to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The revisions would … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina (San Fernando Valley spineflower), a plant species from southern California, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 63160 AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce 90-day findings on 10 petitions to list, reclassify, or delist fish, wildlife, or plants under the Endangered … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Festuca ligulata (Guadalupe fescue), a plant species from the Chihuahuan Desert of west Texas and Mexico, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for Festuca ligulata (Guadalupe fescue) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 7,815 acres (3,163 hectares) in Brewster … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Highlights of Recently Released State Grizzly Bear Management Regulations Service Assessment Peer Review and Public Comments References Cited Authority Tables Back to Top Table 1 1—Total Mortality 2 Limits for Grizzly Bears Inside … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Petition History Key Information From the Science Panel Memoranda Listable Entity Determination Defining Subspecies Criteria for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher Analyses of Genetic Data Presented in the Petition … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Comments Invited II. Background Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Takings Civil Justice Reform Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Paperwork Reduction Act National Environmental Policy Act List of Subjects in 25 CFR Part 515 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Description of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Authority and Jurisdiction To Promulgate Regulations Off-Road Motor Vehicle Regulation Recent ORV Management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore The Proposed Rule Beach Opening Times Dates for Use … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The Service will execute a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days from the date of publication of the notice of availability of the FEIS by the Environmental … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) III. The Committee and Its Process IV. Nominations V. Certification DATES: Back to Top Submit nominations for Committee members or written comments on this notice of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments DATES: Back to Top The comment period end date is September 14, 2016. We request that comments be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Process for the Annual Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Announcement of Flyway Council Meetings Regulatory Schedule for 2017-18 Review of Public Comments 1. Ducks A. General Harvest … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BSEE's Functions and Authority Public Participation and Availability of Comments Background Purpose of Proposed Amendment Procedural Matters Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) Small Business Regulatory Enforcement … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Description Habitat and Range Species Needs Summary of Biological Status and Threats Risk Factors Increased Fine Sediment Water Quality … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Background Automated Fluid Minerals Support System II Efficiency and Transparency III. Discussion of the Proposed Rule Section-by-Section Discussion of Proposed Changes Where To File an APD Where To File … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Kansas Plan II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority Amendments to Existing Regulations Fish Advisory Plain Language Mandate Request for Comments Public Comment Clarity of This Proposed Rule Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Indiana Plan II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum) Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Status Review Finding Ichetucknee Siltsnail (Floridobia mica) Previous Federal Actions Background Summary … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Peer Review DATES: Back to Top To allow us adequate time to consider comments on the proposed rule, we must receive them on or before July 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Written comments: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination Critical Habitat Determinability Physical or Biological Features Space for Individual and Population Growth and for Normal Behavior Cover or Shelter Sites for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Summary of Proposed Rule III. Tribal Consultation IV. Procedural Requirements A. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act D. Unfunded Mandates … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tribal Consultation Sessions Probate Revisions Currently Under Consideration 1. Increasing the Monetary Limit for Distribution of IIM Account Funds to Pay for Funeral Services From $1,000 to $5,000 2. Allowing BIA To Make Minor … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published May 20, 2016 (81 FR 31880) is extended. Electronic or written comments: We will accept written comments on the petition that are … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Public Availability of Comments Background This Proposed Rule Who would be eligible to sell handicrafts containing migratory bird parts under these regulations? How will the service ensure that this proposal would … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Executive Summary Statutory Authority for Rulemaking Purpose of Proposed Rulemaking Section-by-Section Analysis Proposed Changes to Subpart A of 50 CFR Part 12—General Provisions Section 12.1—What is the purpose of these regulations? Section … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New Process for the Annual Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations Background and Overview Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Announcement of Flyway Council Meetings Notice of Intent To Establish Open Seasons Regulatory Schedule for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Proposed Rule Stage 170. Cost Recovery Adjustment DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Final Rule Stage 171. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Jurisdictional Background and Perspective Developing the Applicability and Scope; Tongass National Forest Submerged Lands Proposed Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background Summary of Current Request Description of Proposed Regulations Description of LOAs Description of Plans of Cooperation (POCs) Description of Geographic Region Description of Activities Exploration Activities BOEM Outer Continental Shelf Lease … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Evaluation of a Petition To Remove the Golden-Cheeked Warbler From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of a Petition … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2016 Population Status and Harvest Hunting Season Proposals From Indian Tribes and Organizations (a) Colorado River Indian Tribes, Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) (b) Confederated … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Analysis Section 556.105 Definitions III. Procedural Requirements List of Subjects in 30 CFR Part 556 PART 556—LEASING OF SULFUR OR OIL AND GAS AND BONDING REQUIREMENTS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for comments on the substance of the proposed rule published on April 5, 2016 (81 FR 19717), has been extended. Written comments must be received by the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Consideration of Impacts Under Section 4(b)(2) of the Act Exclusions Based on Other Relevant Impacts Certain Areas Considered for Exclusion in the 2012 Proposed Rule Palamanui … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Alabama Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment Alabama Code 880-X-5A-.35—Assessment of Costs III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. How does the petition process operate? II. What action does the petition request that we take? III. How may I view the petition and exhibits? IV. How do I submit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background NEPA Scoping Process Status of Eagle Populations Description of the Rulemaking Preservation Standard Nonpurposeful (Incidental) Take Permits (50 CFR 22.26) Eagle Nest Take Permits (50 CFR 22.27) Permit Application Fees (50 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of Proposed Changes to Current Regulations at 50 CFR 17.22 and 17.32 Request for Information Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Background DATES: Back to Top Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on or before May 25, 2016. The BLM need not consider, or include in the administrative … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Changes From the May 21, 2015, Proposed Rule General Requirements for Petitions—Paragraph (b) Types of Information To Be Included in Petitions To List, Delist, or Change the Status of a Listed Species—Paragraph (c) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2014 (79 FR 26504), is reopened. We will consider comments received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top ADDRESSES: DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Basis for This Withdrawal Species Information (1) Reintroduced Population—Olympic Peninsula (ONP) (2) New Reintroduction Site—South Washington Cascades (3) Northern … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) III. The Committee and Its Process IV. Nominations Certification DATES: Back to Top Submit nominations for Committee members or written comments on this notice of intent … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Public Hearing DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before June 13, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Texas Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Information Requested Comment Period Extension Requests for Separate Listing of Captive Macaws Proposed Rule Under Section 4(d) of the Act Previous Federal Actions Substantive Changes to the Proposed Rule 1. Consideration of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Island Marble Butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) Previous Federal Actions Summary of Status Review Finding Preclusion and Expeditious Progress Preclusion Available Resources Expeditious Progress San Bernardino … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. General Information A. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for BOEM? 1. Submitting Confidential Business Information (CBI) 2. Tips for Preparing Your Comments B. Availability of Related … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on February 8, 2016 (81 FR 6616) is extended. Send your comments on this proposed rule to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Public Comment Period Correction to Table 4 Correction of Email Address DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule that published on February 24, 2016 (81 FR 9139), is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background A. Program Description B. Program History II. Section by Section Analysis of the Proposed Rule Subpart A—General Section 583.100 What is BOEM's authority for information collection (IC)? Section 583.101 What is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Not Substantial Findings Substantial Findings List of Substantial Findings Request for Information for Status Reviews Contacts Background Evaluation of a Petition To Remove the Acuna Cactus From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2016 (81 FR 7279), is extended. We will accept comments from … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents Executive Summary (1) Purpose of the Regulatory Action (2) Major Provision of the Regulatory Action (3) Costs and Benefits Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) Previous Federal Actions Information Requested Peer Review Public … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Peer Review DATES: Back to Top To allow us adequate time to consider your comments on the proposed rule, we must receive your comments on or before March 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority DATES: Back to Top Comment submission: Submit your comments on the proposed rule on or before April 7, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background Statutory and Regulatory Authority Overview of the Proposed Rule Responsibilities and Plan Boundaries Plan Components Planning Assessment Public Involvement Integration With National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Requirements Protests Transition From the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation Background Authority and Jurisdiction Description and Significance of Golden Gate National Recreation Area Dog Walking in Golden Gate National Recreation Area Dog Management Planning and Environmental Impact Analysis Proposed Rule Relationship To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Developing the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Fish and Shellfish Seasons and Harvest Limit Proposed Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Public Hearings Previous Federal Actions Background Recovery and Recovery Plan Implementation Recovery Goal Recovery Objectives Recovery Criteria Achievement of Recovery Criteria Summary of Recovery Criteria Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background History of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) Program History of the Duck Stamp Contest Proposed Changes to the Regulations at 50 CFR Part 91 Service Contact Information Updating … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will accept written comments on this amendment until 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.), March 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by SATS No. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary A. Background B. Summary of Proposal 1. Venting and Flaring 2. Leaks 3. Pneumatic Controllers and Pneumatic Pumps 4. Storage Vessels 5. Well Maintenance and Liquids Unloading 6. Reduction of Waste … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Effect on Prior Issuances III. Required Determinations List of Subjects in 2 CFR Part 1403 PART 1403—FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INTERIOR REGULATION Conflict of Interest DATES: Back to Top Submit comments on or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Oklahoma Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment 1. Subchapter 15. Requirements for Permits and Permit Processing 2. Subchapter 29. Underground Mining Permit Applications: Minimum Requirements for Information on Environmental … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Public Information Meeting and Public Hearing DATES: Back to Top Written Comments: We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 22, 2016 or at the public hearing. Please note … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 22, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Subsistence Uses Authorized by ANILCA Consistency With NPS Regulations Environmental Impact Analysis The Proposed Rule Subsistence Uses of Plants and Nonedible Animal Parts Collection of Live Wildlife Use of Bait for Taking Bears … [read more]

  Correction In Proposed Rule document 2015-32645, appearing on pages 1000-1026, in the Issue of Friday, January 8, 2016, make the following correction: On page 1000, in the first column, under the heading “DATES:” the entry “April 8, 2015” is corrected to read “April 7, 2016”. [FR Doc. C1-2015-32645 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information for Status Reviews Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Colorado Desert Fringe-Toed Lizard as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Open Houses and Public Hearings Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will hold nine open houses and public hearings on the proposed rule as follows: Date City Time of open house Time … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposal Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Takings (Executive Order 12630) Federalism (Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Public Hearing FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Why We Need To Publish This Proposed Rule Summary of the Major Provisions of This Proposed Rule The Basis for Our Action Public Comments Peer Review Public Hearing Previous Federal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Current Taxonomy Description Species Information Physical Description Distribution and Range Life History Abundance and Trend Reproduction and Survival Dispersal and Connectivity Ecology Food Habits Social Organization Space and Habitat Use … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Authority DATES: Back to Top Public Hearing: We will hold a public hearing, preceded by a public information meeting. The public hearing and public information meeting will be held in the U.S. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Basis for This Withdrawal Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Urban Development Agriculture Operation of Dams and Water Diversions Mining and Prospecting Livestock Grazing Roads and Road Maintenance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Description Taxonomy Distribution Historical Range Current Range Habitat Microhabitat Biology Population Estimates and Status Summary of Factors Affecting the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Reason for Withdrawal of Proposed Rule Author Authority DATES: Back to Top This document is withdrawn as of December 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Craig Hoover, Chief, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Description of Cape Lookout National Seashore Authority and Jurisdiction To Promulgate Regulations Off-Road Motor Vehicle Regulation ORV Use at Cape Lookout National Seashore Draft ORV Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Proposed Rule … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Public Availability of Comments Why is this rulemaking necessary? How do I find the history of these regulations? What is the process for issuing regulations for the subsistence harvest of migratory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Comments Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before January 14, 2016. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Proposed Rule Stage 312. • Cost Recovery Adjustment DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Final Rule Stage … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2016 Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Breeding Population Status Estimated Abundance of Northern Shovelers Status of Geese and Swans Waterfowl Harvest and Hunter Activity Sandhill Cranes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background Authority To Promulgate Regulations Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights Within Refuges Summary of Potential Impacts From Oil and Gas Operations on Refuge Resources and Uses Summary of Advance Notice of Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Rule Compliance With Other Laws, Executive Orders and Department Policy Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Unfunded Mandates Reform Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Outreach Meeting Public Comment Procedures DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rules published July 13, 2015 (80 FR 40768), September 11, 2015 (80 FR 54760), and October 13, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Statutory Provisions III. The Committee and Its Process IV. Negotiated Rulemaking Procedures A. Committee Formation B. Membership Responsibility C. Composition of Committee D. Administrative and Technical Support E. Training and Organization … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background How the 11 Species Were Selected for Consideration as Injurious Species Need for the Proposed Rule Listing Process Introduction Pathways for the 11 Species Public Comments Species Information Crucian Carp (Carassius … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Background Current 9B Regulations Authority To Promulgate the Regulations Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights in NPS Units Summary of Potential Impacts From Oil and Gas Operations on NPS Resources and Values Summary … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Virginia Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment 1. Removal of Duplicative Pool Bond Requirements Under Part 801 of the State Regulations 2. Revisions to the Public Participation and Proof … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Previous Federal Action Background Species Addressed in This Proposed Rule The Samoan Archipelago Samoa Kingdom of Tonga Republic of Fiji Republic of Vanuatu Territory of the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary 1. Determining and Reporting Heating Value and Relative Density (§§ 3175.110 through 3175.126) 2. Meter Inspections (§ 3175.80) 3. Meter Verification or Calibration (§§ 3175.92 and 3175.102) 4. Requirements for EGM Systems … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) Previous Federal Actions Summary of Status Review Finding Cumberland Arrow Darter (Etheostoma sagitta) Previous Federal Actions Summary of Status Review Finding … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Public Hearing Peer Review Information Requested Previous Federal Action Species Information Review of the Recovery Plan Summary of Factors Affecting the Species A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Habitat and Life History Historical Range and Distribution Current Range and Distribution Population Estimates … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Background Previous Federal Actions Summary of Species Information Distribution/Range Population/Abundance Information Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Competition With Coyotes Wildfire and Fire Suppression Climate … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination Critical Habitat Determinability Physical or Biological Features Space for Individual and Population Growth and for Normal Behavior Food, Water, Air, Light, Minerals, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Headwater Chub Lower Colorado River Basin Roundtail Chub DPS Background Species Information Taxonomy Biology and Habitat I. Headwater Chub Biology and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Species Description Habitat and Range Species Needs Overview of Analytical Tools Risk Factors Altered Plant Communities Altered Fire Regime Habitat Conversion Habitat Fragmentation Human-Tortoise Interactions Climate Change and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Taxonomy and Species Description Evaluation of Listable Entity Habitat and Biology Distribution and Abundance Summary of Information Pertaining to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Alabama Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment Code of Alabama Section 9-16-79 Hearing and Appeals; Procedures III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms Used in This Document Overview of Sections Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Bi-State Distinct Population Segment Columbia Basin Population Discreteness Significance Greater Sage-Grouse Listable Entity Summary Distribution Habitat Life-History Characteristics … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment I. Background A. The Relationship Between the United States and the Native Hawaiian Community B. Congress's Recognition of Native Hawaiians as a Political Community C. Actions by the Continuing Native Hawaiian Political … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Why We're Publishing This Rule and What It Does II. Compliance With Laws and Executive Orders 1. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) 2. Regulatory Flexibility Act 3. Small Business … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Life History Historical and Current Distribution Habitat Population Status Summary of Factors Affecting the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Biological Status and Threats Species' Current Condition Assessment of Threats and Conservation Measures Species' Projected Future Condition Determination … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Hawaiian Islands Species Addressed in this Proposed Rule The Hawaiian Islands An Ecosystem-Based Approach To Assessing the Conservation Status of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary I. Public Comment Procedures II. Background III. General Overview of the Proposed Rule IV. Section-by-Section Analysis Subpart 3174 and Related Provisions § 3174.1Definitions and Acronyms § 3174.2General Requirements §3174.3Specific Measurement Performance Requirements … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Chamaecrista lineata var. keyensis (Big Pine partridge pea) Species Description Taxonomy Climate Habitat Historical Range Current Range, Population Estimates, and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information for Status Reviews Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Blue Calamintha Bee as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Life History Metapopulation Dynamics Habitat Characteristics Range and Distribution Historical Distribution Current Distribution and Status Rangewide Conservation Efforts Summary of Information Pertaining to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Species Information Taxonomy and Species Description Distribution Habitat Biology Genetics Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Issue 1: Technical information Issue 2: State Participation in Offering Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Funds for CVA Projects Issue 3: Do any existing or proposed State or local laws affect CVA? … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on July 13, 2015 (80 FR 40768) is extended. Send your comments on this proposed rule to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Basis for Action Public Comments Public Hearing Previous Federal Actions Species Information Recovery Recovery Actions Recovery Criteria Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will be holding public hearings on the proposed rule and DEIS on September 1, 3, 10, 15, and 17, 2015 at the locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 23, 2015 (80 FR 15271), is extended. Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Background I. Critical Habitat II. Physical or Biological Features Summary of Physical or Biological Features Essential to the Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet III. Primary Constituent Elements … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2015 Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey Breeding Population Status Fall Flight Estimate Status of Geese and Swans Waterfowl Harvest and Hunter Activity Review of Public Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Purpose of the Proposed Rule III. Summary of the Proposed Rule IV. Tribal Consultation Sessions V. Procedural Requirements A. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Small … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on April 20, 2015 (80 FR 21674), is reopened. Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

Full text SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter the Service or we) proposes to establish annual hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds for the 2016-17 hunting season. We annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks) within which States may select hunting seasons. This proposed rule provides the regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Population Status and Harvest Hunting Season Proposals From Indian Tribes and Organizations (a) Colorado River Indian Tribes, Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona (Tribal Members and Nontribal Hunters) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicable Laws Endangered Species Act Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora African Elephant Conservation Act Regulatory Background Need for Regulatory Actions Illegal Killing of Elephants and Illegal Ivory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments and information regarding this proposed rule must be received by close of business on August 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments on the proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Why are we proposing to revise our regulations? Impacts on Aquatic Ecology Selenium Impacts Impacts on Stream Flow Regime and Flooding Impacts on Topography and Microclimates Impacts … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2015 Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding and Habitat Survey Traditional Survey Area (U.S. and Canadian Prairies and Parklands) Eastern Survey Area Status of Teal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29286), is extended. We will accept comments from all … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Rule Compliance With Other Laws, Executive Orders, and Departmental Policy Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) Unfunded Mandates Reform … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Significance of Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Site Authority To Promulgate Regulations Dyea Area Plan and Environmental Assessment and Proposed Rule Compliance With Other Laws, Executive Orders, and Department Policy Regulatory Planning … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on May 12, 2015 (80 FR 27134) is extended. Comments must be received by August 12, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Alligator Snapping Turtle as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of a Petition To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Action Species Description Biological Information Population Size and Distribution Habitat Characteristics Land Ownership and Management Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Proposed Rule Stage 161. Blowout Prevention Systems and Well Control DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Final … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Hearings Special Accommodations DATES: Back to Top Public hearings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with informational open houses starting at 5:30 p.m. as follows: in Pago Pago, American Samoa … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Public Hearing Peer Review Background Previous Federal Actions Assessment of Species Status Overview Current Legal Status Biological Status Consideration of Factors Under Section 4(a)(1) of the Act Conclusion Proposed Determination Available Conservation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary BSEE's Functions and Authority Public Participation and Availability of Comments Procedures for Incorporation by Reference and Availability of Incorporated Documents for Public Viewing Background Information for Proposed Incorporation by Reference of Seventh … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Kentucky Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2015 Service Migratory Bird Regulations Committee Meetings Announcement of Flyway Council Meetings Review of Public Comments 1. Ducks A. General Harvest Strategy B. Regulatory Alternatives C. Zones and Split Seasons 4. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority Amendments to Existing Regulations Fish Advisory Plain Language Mandate Request for Comments Public Comment Clarity of This Rule Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Consideration of Impacts Under Section 4(b)(2) of the Act Nuu Mauka Ranch—Native Watershed Forest Restoration at Nuu Mauka Conservation Plan, Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership Management … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Public Hearing Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Finding Delisting Proposal Effects of This Proposed Rule Post-Delisting Monitoring Peer Review Required Determinations Clarity of the Rule Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2015 (80 FR 21504), is extended. Written comments must be received by the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the ANPR published April 21, 2015 (80 FR 22148), is extended. Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Petition History Previous Federal Actions Species Information Evaluation of Information for This Finding Finding References Cited Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top The finding announced in this document was made on June 1, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ongoing Public Engagement DATES: Back to Top Please submit any comments on or before July 13, 2015 for immediate consideration. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Submit comments only by one of the following methods: Email: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held June 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be held in the Rachel Carson conference room at 5275 Leesburg Pike, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Need for Action Need for Agency Action NEPA Analysis of Potential Incidental Take Authorization Options Tribal Responsibilities Possible Actions General Conditional Authorization for Incidental Take Associated With Particular Industry Sectors Individual Permits … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Changes Implementation of Revised Kenai Comprehensive Conservation Plan Managing Wildlife Attractants To Reduce Negative Human-Bear Interactions Hunting and Trapping Request for Comments Public Availability of Comments Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of Proposed Revision of Regulations Specific Proposed Changes to Current Regulations at 50 CFR 424.14 General Authority and Requirements for Petitions—Paragraphs (a) and (b) Types of Information To Be Included in Petitions—Paragraphs … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Basis for Action Public Comments Public Hearing Previous Federal Actions Species Information Distribution and Taxonomy Species Description Reproduction Habitats Used by the Louisiana Black Bear Diet Home … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Procedural Requirements 1. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) 2. Regulatory Flexibility Act 3. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) 4. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 5. Takings (E.O. 12630) 6. Federalism (E.O. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Summary of Impacts 1. Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563.) 2. Regulatory Flexibility Act 3. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) 4. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 5. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Previous Federal Actions Background Summary of Changes From the Proposed Rule Species Information Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Invasive Nonnative and Native Plants Wildfires … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) DATES: Back to Top There are two dates for submissions relevant to the proposed rule that published on April 1, 2015 (80 FR 17374). Electronic comments on this … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures Commenting on the ANPR Reviewing Comments Submitted by Others II. Background Onshore Royalty Rates Oil and Gas Lease Annual Rental Payments Minimum Acceptable Bid Oil and Gas Lease Bonding Civil … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on February 24, 2015, (80 FR 9916) has been extended. Written comments must be received by the extended due date of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Authority Government-to-Government Relationship With Indian Tribes Tribal Consultation Gathering To Be Limited to Members of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes Gathering To Be Limited to Those Indian Tribes Traditionally Associated With Specific Park Lands … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Acronyms and References Executive Summary Table of Contents I. Background BSEE BSEE Statutory and Regulatory Authority Availability of Incorporated Documents for Public Viewing Summary of Documents Incorporated by Reference API Standard 53—Blowout … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Changes From Previously Proposed Critical Habitat Revised Proposed Unit Descriptions for the Zuni Bluehead Sucker Unit 1: Zuni River Unit Consideration of Impacts Under Section 4(b)(2) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before May 14, 2015. If you comment using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES), you must submit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Overview Notice of Intent To Establish Open Seasons Regulatory Schedule for 2015-16 Request for 2017 Spring and Summer Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest Proposals in Alaska Background Alaska Spring and Summer Subsistence Harvest … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Evaluation of a Petition To List the Clear Lake Hitch as an Endangered or Threatened Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Evaluation of a Petition To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Peer Review Background Statutory and Regulatory Framework (1) Any Possible Adverse Effects on Extant Populations of a Species as a Result of Removal of Individuals, Eggs, or Propagules for Introduction Elsewhere (2) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Previous Federal Actions Background Provisions of the Revised Proposed 4(d) Rule for the Georgetown Salamander Proposed Determination Draft Environmental Assessment Peer Review Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Action Background Taxonomy Species Description Life History and Habitat Reproduction Diet Habitat Species Distribution and Status Historical Range and Distribution Erroneous or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Background Previous Federal Actions Current Taxonomic Description Listable Entity Evaluation and Distinct Population Segment Analysis Discreteness Significance Conclusion of DPS Analysis Regarding Pacific Martens in Coastal Oregon … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Permit Provisions Permit Application Processing Fee Issues From the ANPR Public Comments Required Determinations Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) Unfunded … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Kentucky Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment 1. Emergency Kentucky Administrative Regulations 2. Permanent (Ordinary) Kentucky Administrative Regulations 2. Kentucky Administrative Regulations III. Public Comment Procedures Electric or Written … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published May 8, 2014, at 79 FR 26504, is reopened. We will consider comments received or postmarked on or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Solicited on the Proposed Listing Public Comments Solicited on Critical Habitat Public Hearings References Table of Contents I. Background II. Policies for Delineating Species Under the ESA III. Listing Determinations Under the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary II. Background III. Overview of the Proposed Rule IV. Public Meetings & Tribal Consultation Sessions A. Public Meetings B. Tribal Consultation Sessions V. Statutory Authority VI. Procedural Requirements 1. Regulatory Planning … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments on the March 11, 2015 (80 FR 12846), proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before May 11, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination Critical Habitat Determinability Physical or Biological Features Space for Individual and Population Growth and for Normal Behavior Food, Water, Air, Light, Minerals, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Significance of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Authority To Promulgate Regulations Off-Road Motor Vehicle Use at LAMR Designated ORV Use Areas Changes in ORV Use at LAMR Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Environmental Impact … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Table of Contents List of Acronyms and References I. Introduction A. Resource Potential B. Integrated Arctic Management C. Overview of Proposed Regulations D. Potential Costs and Benefits of Proposed Rule II. Background … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. How does the petition process operate? II. What is the substance of the petition? III. What do our current regulations regarding the use of explosives require? IV. What comments did … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top You must submit comments on or before May 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments to ONRR on the proposed rulemaking, as follows: (1) Electronically go to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before March 16, 2015. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, below) must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority DATES: Back to Top The requested deadline for information submission in the petition finding published on August 19, 2014 (79 FR 49045), is corrected in this document. To allow us adequate time to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will accept comments on the January 16, 2015, proposed rule that are received or postmarked on or before March 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed rule must be received by March 6, 2015. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for dates of tribal consultation sessions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Prior Rulemaking Secretarial Review Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities National Environmental Policy Act Section 810 of ANILCA Paperwork … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Colorado Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Previous Federal Actions Summary of Biological Status for Consolea corallicola and Harrisia aboriginum Habitat Distribution and Range Critical Habitat Background Prudency Determination for Consolea corallicola and Harrisia aboriginum Critical Habitat … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary The Need for the Regulatory Action and How the Action Will Meet That Need Statement of Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 4, 2014 (79 FR 52595), is reopened. Comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Developing the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Wildlife Seasons and Harvest Limit Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities National Environmental Policy … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Authority DATES: Back to Top Written Comments: We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before February 11, 2015, or provided at the public hearings. Please note comments submitted electronically using … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Explanation of Proposed Amendments III. Section-by-Section Analysis A. Section-By-Section Analysis of 30 CFR Part 1202—Royalties, Subpart F—Coal B. Section-By-Section Analysis of 30 CFR Part 1206—Product Valuation, Subpart A—General Provisions and Definitions, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Changes Proposed Rule Would Make Categories of Assistance and Funding Limits Ranking Factors Payback Agreements Four-Year Application Period Land Ownership Requirements Square-Footage Limits Other Changes III. Tribal Consultations IV. Procedural Matters … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Review of Petition To Remove the Coastal California Gnatcatcher From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Under the Act Subspecies and Range Petition History Finding Review of Petition To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held January 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be available to the public in the Rachel Carson conference room at … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top Submit your comments on the proposal on or before February 4, 2015. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES, below) must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary of Rule Meeting Agenda (All Times Local) II. Background III. Explanation of Revisions Subpart A—General Provisions and Definitions Subpart B—Tribal Transportation Program Policy and Eligibility Subpart C—Tribal Transportation Program Funding Subpart … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed rule published October 9, 2014 (79 FR 61021) must be received by January 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by any of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Candidate Notice of Review Background Previous Notices of Review Summary of This CNOR New Candidates Birds Flowering Plants Ferns and Allies Listing Priority Changes in Candidates Birds Candidate Removals Flowering Plants Petition Findings Preclusion … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We request that comments on this proposal be submitted by the close of business on January 12, 2015. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Purpose of the Multi-Use Path Environmental Assessment Proposed Rule Compliance With Other Laws, Executive Orders and Department Policy Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Regulatory Flexibility Act Small Business Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reviewing Documents Background Public Comments Authors Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received on or before December 27, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES) must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received by the extended due date of December 24, 2014. The BSEE may not fully consider comments received after this date. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures DATES: Back to Top Send your comments on this proposed rule to the BLM on or before December 16, 2014. The BLM need not consider, or include in the administrative record … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Authority and Jurisdiction Disposal of Particular Material Remains From Archeological Collections Proposed Rule Section-by-Section Analysis Section 79.2Authority Section 79.3Applicability Section 79.12Determining Which Particular Material Remains are Eligible for Disposal Section 79.13Acceptable Methods … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Requested Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published October 2, 2013 (78 FR 61046), is reopened. Written comments: We request that comments on the proposal be submitted … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the West Virginia Program II. Description and Submission of the Proposed Amendment III. Description of OSMRE's Proposed Action 1. CSR 110-29-1-6 Special Reclamation Tax Credit IV. Public Comment Procedures Written Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Wyoming Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order 12866—Regulatory Planning and Review Other … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 15, 2014 (79 FR 48548), is reopened. We request that comments on this proposal be submitted … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Mississippi Plan II. Description of the Proposed Mississippi Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures Electronic or Written Comments Public Availability of Comments Public Hearing Public Meeting IV. Procedural Determinations Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on the proposed rule published June 17, 2014 (79 FR 34455) must be received by November 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by any of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background CITES Appendices Criteria for Listing a Native U.S. Species in Appendix III U.S. Procedure and Submission of Information to the CITES Secretariat Change in Status of Appendix-III Species Based on New … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary I. Purpose of the Regulatory Action II. Major Provision of the Regulatory Action III. Costs and Benefits Information Requested Public Hearing Peer Review Petition History and Previous Federal Action(s) Conservation Status of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for dates of the tribal consultation meetings. ADDRESSES: Back to Top See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document for addresses of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background New Information Information Requested Authority DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments received or postmarked on or before November 17, 2014. Comments submitted electronically using the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see ADDRESSES section, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Legislation and Purposes of Cuyahoga Valley National Park Current Status of Trails and Associated Facilities 2009 Comprehensive Trails Management Plan Construction and Management of the Bicycle Trails Proposed Rule Compliance With Other Laws, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Comments From Tribal Representatives Definitions Tribal Choice To Require Secretarial Approval Who May Vote in a Secretarial Election Absentee Voting Registered Voters and Registration to Vote Request for Secretarial Election Ballots … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DATES: Back to Top BOEM published the ANPR on August 19, 2014 (79 FR 49027) with a sixty day comment period. With this extension, comments must be received by November 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Description Taxonomy Life History Habitat Historical Range/Distribution Miami-Dade County Sumter County Current Range Miami-Dade County Sumter County Population Estimates … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on this rule must be received by November 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Species Information Species Description and Taxonomy Habitat Life History Historical/Current Distribution Population Estimates and Status Summary of Factors Affecting the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Distinct Population Segment Analysis Discreteness Significance Summary of DPS Analysis Regarding Fisher in Its West Coast Range Draft Species Report … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Status Assessment for the Yellow-Billed Loon Introduction Summary of Life History, Biological Status and Threats Life History Summary of Biological Status Stressors Affecting Yellow-Billed Loons Finding Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Information Requested Public Comments Public Hearing Peer Review Previous Federal Actions Background Mariana Islands Species Addressed in this Proposed Rule The Mariana Islands Geography Geology Vegetation Hydrology Climate Biogeography Pre-Historical Human Impact … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Statutory and Regulatory Authority Policies Competitive Leasing Process Incentives Rents and Fees 43 CFR Part 2880 I. Public Comment Procedures II. Background III. Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Competitive Solar … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary BSEE's Functions and Authority Public Participation and Availability of Comments Procedures for Incorporation by Reference and Availability of Incorporated Documents for Public Viewing Background Information for Helideck and Aviation Fuel Safety on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous Federal Actions Background Eriogonum diatomaceum Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii Summary of Biological Status and Threats Analysis Under Section 4(a)(1) of the Act Eriogonum Diatomaceum Mineral Exploration and Development (Factors A and E) Livestock … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Purpose of Regulatory Action Basis for Finding Information Requested Peer Review Background Previous Federal Actions Biological Background Recovery Criteria Summary of Factors Affecting the Species A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Background Previous Federal Actions Critical Habitat Revisions to Proposed Critical Habitat Units Removed from Proposed Critical Habitat Newly Proposed Critical Habitat Units PS Minnesota Unit 19 (Corresponds to DS Minnesota Unit 13) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Status Assessment for the Tucson Shovel-Nosed Snake Introduction Summary of Biological Status and Threats Finding Standard for Review Endangered or Threatened Species Throughout Its Range Distinct Vertebrate Population Segment Discreteness … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Action Taxonomy Distribution Land Ownership and Management Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of Its Habitat or Range Mining Habitat Disturbance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Taxonomy and Species Description Habitat Distribution Life History Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Factor A. The Present or Threatened Destruction, Modification, or Curtailment of Its … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in This Document Summary of Changes From the Proposed Rule Background Previous Federal Actions Taxonomy and Species Description Life History Adult Behavior and Ecology Habitat Population Distribution Presumed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by November 15, 2014. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for dates of the tribal consultation sessions. ADDRESSES: Back to Top See the SUPPLEMENTARY … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Authority DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the draft economic analysis announced June 18, 2014 (79 FR 34685), is reopened. We will consider comments that we receive or that are … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures Public Availability of Comments Why is this rulemaking necessary? How do I find the history of these regulations? What is the process for issuing regulations for the subsistence harvest of migratory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Proposed Rule Prohibiting Methods and Means of Taking Wildlife in National Preserves Prohibiting the Obstruction of Persons Engaged in Lawful Hunting or Trapping Updating Closure and Restriction Procedures Update Subsistence Regulations To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Procedural Requirements 1. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) 2. Regulatory Flexibility Act 3. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) 4. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act 5. Takings (E.O. 12630) 6. Federalism (E.O. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Population Distribution Population Size and Dynamics Previous and Ongoing Conservation Efforts Future Conservation Efforts PECE Analysis Summary of Factors Affecting the Species Factor A. The Present or Threatened … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the petition for rulemaking published on July 25, 2014 (79 FR 43326), is extended. We will review and consider all comments submitted to the addresses listed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations Schedule for 2014 Population Status and Harvest Waterfowl Breeding and Habitat Survey Breeding Population Status Fall Flight Estimate Status of Geese and Swans Waterfowl Harvest and Hunter Activity Review of Public Comments and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Previous Federal Actions Species Information Taxonomy and Species Description Distribution Distribution in the Conterminous United States Native Distribution of Arctic Grayling in the Upper Missouri River Basin Introduced Lake-Dwelling Arctic Grayling in the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Topic I: Identification of Pertinent Risks/Liabilities Topic II: Risk Monitoring and Risk Management Topic III: Demonstrating Financial Assurance Over Project Lifecycles Topic IV: Financial Assurance, Bonding Levels and Requirements DATES: Back to Top BOEM … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Information Background Review of Petition To List the Island Marble Butterfly as an Endangered Species Under the Act Species and Range Petition History Finding Conclusion References Cited Authors Authority DATES: Back to … [read more]

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