Natural Resources

Fall 2011 Natural Resources Law Class at UB

Today in the Federal Register… September 21, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Adam Barth @ 8:53 pm

The discussion in class made me (probably no one else) curious about the Federal Register, so here I am sitting on my laptop after a life-changing discussion in class on Admin Law dissecting today’s Federal Register.
I figured I would look around and see what topics somewhat relevant to our class appear.

Without further ado, Here are a few of my favorites from Federal Register Volume 76 Number 183.

From the Fisheries and Wildlife Service, “Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; U.S. Captive-Bred
Inter-subspecific Crossed or Generic Tigers”
They state that the purpose of the regulation is to “eliminate the exemption from registering and reporting under the CBW
regulations by persons who want to conduct otherwise-prohibited activities under the Act with live inter-subspecific crossed or generic tigers born in the United States.” It does not specify what exactly “otherwise prohibited activities are” but perhaps any of you with a particular affinity toward tigers could look in to this and do your civic duty by participating in the notice and comment process (which has been extended and will last until October 21)


From the Forestry Service, “Information Collection; Qualified Products List for Class A Foams for Wildland Firefighting.”
The Forest Service is requesting comments from individuals interested in determining the process to select firefighting chemicals and selecting the final chemicals to be used. Anyone interested in protecting our forests may want to investigate some of the potential hazards and benefits of these chemicals and participate in the notice and comment process.


Last, and most relevant to our class thus far, from the Bureau of Land Management, “Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota”
Here, the BLM has resurveyed some land in North Dakota at the request of the Great Plains Region Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The reason for the resurvey was “to determine boundaries of individual and tribal trust lands.” If for any reason, you feel very strongly about the survey that was done and disagree with its findings, i encourage you to send your comments to the Bureau of Land Management at 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669.


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