Department of the Interior June 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E6-10316
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E6-10275
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E6-10269
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Notice of Availability of the Ukiah Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement; California
Document Number: 06-5912
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a proposed Resource Management Plan/ Final Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Ukiah Field Office.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0025, 1029-0040 and 1029-0104
Document Number: 06-5896
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection requests for 30 CFR 733, Maintenance of state programs and procedures for substituting federal enforcement of state programs and withdrawing approval of state programs; 30 CFR 785, Requirements for permits for special categories of mining; and 30 CFR 876, Acid mine drainage treatment and abatement program, have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection requests describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden and cost.
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Commission Meeting
Document Number: 06-5877
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
This notice announces an upcoming meeting of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Commission. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears as a Distinct Population Segment; Removing the Yellowstone Distinct Population Segment of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: 06-5830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On November 17, 2005, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, or we) proposed to designate the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears as a distinct population segment (DPS) and to then remove this DPS from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The public comment period for the proposed rule was open from November 17, 2005, until March 20, 2006. Due to a technological error, we did not receive complete information from a small number of interested parties who provided comments during the comment period for the proposed rule. This notice gives instructions for those commenters concerning how to resubmit their comments to us.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska; 2006-2007 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Wildlife Regulations
Document Number: 06-5496
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2006-2007 regulatory year. The rulemaking is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of wildlife in Alaska are subject to an annual public review cycle. This rulemaking replaces the wildlife regulations that expire on June 30, 2006. This rule also amends the regulations that establish which Alaska residents are eligible to take specific species for subsistence uses.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: E6-10262
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: City of Vacaville. Santa Ynez River Conservation District. Sacramento County Water Agency. Grasslands Water District Refuge. El Dorado Irrigation District. City of Redding. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation has developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above districts have developed Plans, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara (MHA) Nation's Proposed Clean Fuels Refinery, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Ward County, ND
Document Number: 06-5818
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as co-lead agency, and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed Clean Fuels Refinery, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The proposed federal actions are: (1) The taking into trust of 469 acres of fee land by the BIA in support of the MHA Nation's proposal to construct and operate a clean fuels refinery and produce buffalo forage; and (2) the issuance by the EPA of a Clean Water Act, Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Discharge (NPDES) permit for the discharge of treated wastewater from the proposed refinery. This notice also advises the public of the availability of the Draft NPDES permit (ND- 0030988) for review, and announces public hearings on the DEIS and Draft NPDES permit.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians' Proposed 79 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, MI
Document Number: 06-5817
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed 79 acre fee-to-trust land transfer and casino project in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, and that the FEIS is now available to the public. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians (Tribe).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-10192
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under ``30 CFR Part 251, Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations of the OCS,'' and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Revision of Regulations for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Reopening of the Comment Period
Document Number: E6-10150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), give notice that we are reopening the comment period for the proposed rule to revise the regulations for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). We are reopening the public comment period to allow interested parties additional time to comment on the proposed rule. The proposed rule was published and the public comment period initially opened on April 19, 2006 (71 FR 20168). In response to requests, we are reopening the public comment period for an additional 30 days.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Notice of Finding on a Petition To Delist the Morelet's Crocodile From the List of Threatened and Endangered Species
Document Number: E6-10149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces a 90- day finding for a petition to delist the Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) throughout its range from the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The Service finds that the petitioner has presented substantial scientific and commercial information indicating that the action may be warranted. A status review of the species is initiated. We seek comments on the petition or information on status of the species, particularly in Guatemala and Belize.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To List the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard as Threatened
Document Number: E6-10138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have determined that the proposed listing of the flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended, is not warranted and, thus, we withdraw our November 29, 1993, proposed rule (58 FR 62625). As stated in our January 3, 2003, withdrawal of the proposed rule to list the species as threatened (68 FR 331), we have made this determination because threats to the species as identified in the November 29, 1993, proposed rule are not significant, and available data do not indicate that the threats to the species and its habitat, as analyzed under the five listing factors described in section 4(a)(1) of the Act, are likely to endanger the species in the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The analyses and conclusions contained in the January 3, 2003, withdrawal (68 FR 331) are incorporated herein by reference subject to the revisions contained in this notice. In this revised withdrawal, we have re-examined the lost historical habitat of the flat-tailed horned lizard in relation to our January 3, 2003, withdrawal of the proposed listing rule and have determined that the lost historical habitat is not a significant portion of the flat-tailed horned lizard's range and does not result in the species likely becoming endangered in the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Management Planning (RMP) Subgroup of the Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: 06-5787
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Management Planning Subgroup of the Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-10060
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Inalik Native Corporation for lands in the vicinity of Little Diomede Island and Wales, Alaska, and located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-10059
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Alaska Peninsula Corporation, Successor in Interest to Ugashik Native Corporation for lands in the vicinity of Ugashik, Alaska, and located in:
Bureau of Land Management
Document Number: E6-10058
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
The mailing address for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Cottonwood Field Office, has changed due to implementation of the 911 system. The new address is: 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, ID 83522-5200. The physical and mailing address for the BLM Coeur d'Alene Office will be changing on June 5, 2006. This office will be collocating with the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Supervisor's Office and the new address will be: 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815. All telephone numbers for both offices will remain the same.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-10057
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Brevig Mission Native Corporation for lands at Brevig Mission, Alaska, and located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-10056
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited, for lands in the vicinity of Nikolai, Alaska, and located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-10055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Chinuruk Incorporated for lands at Nightmute, Alaska, described as Lot 1, U.S. Survey No. 4053, located in Sec. 33, T. 5 N., R. 88 W., Seward Meridian, containing 4.96 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Tundra Drums.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E6-10054
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Arviq, Incorporated, for lands in the vicinity of Platinum, Alaska, and described as:
California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee Public Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 06-5701
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The California Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee meeting noticed in the Federal Register on June 15, 2006 (71 FR 34643) has been cancelled. The subject meeting will be rescheduled at a later date which is yet to be determined.
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Document Number: E6-10013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 06-5660
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the July 29, 2006 meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 06-5659
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service invites comments on a proposed new collection of information (1024-xxxx). The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the requested information collection, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments within 30 days of the date on which this notice is published in the Federal Register. The National Park Service published the 60-day Federal Register notice to solicit comments on this proposed information collection on Friday, September 2, 2005 on pages 52443-52444. The National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program (Pub. L. 91-357) is collecting information from volunteers in the form of a survey for the purposes of evaluating the program and its effectiveness.
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 06-5658
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 3507) and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a new collection (OMB 1024- XXXX).
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-5657
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, July 21, 2006, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Final Appropriate Refuge Uses Policy Pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997
Document Number: 06-5645
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice pertains to our final policy regarding the process we use to decide if a nonwildlife-dependent recreational use is an appropriate use of a refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Improvement Act) amends the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Administration Act) and defines six refuge uses (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation) as wildlife-dependent recreational uses. The Improvement Act states that when compatible these uses are appropriate refuge uses and are the priority general public uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). The Improvement Act directs us to give priority consideration to and facilitate these uses. To do this, we will provide compatible wildlife- dependent recreational uses enhanced and priority consideration over other general public uses in refuge planning and management. This final policy establishes a process for determining when we may further consider other general public uses on refuges. We are incorporating this policy as part 603, chapter 1, of the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual (603 FW 1). This chapter (603 FW 1) will be available on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) Web site at http:// policy.fws.gov/ser600.html.
Final Wildlife-Dependent Recreational Uses Policy Pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997
Document Number: 06-5644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This policy explains how we will provide visitors with quality hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation opportunities on units of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Improvement Act) that amends the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Administration Act) defines and establishes that compatible wildlife- dependent recreational uses (hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation) are the priority general public uses of the Refuge System and will receive enhanced and priority consideration in refuge planning and management over other general public uses. This final policy describes how we will facilitate these uses. We are incorporating this policy as Part 605, chapters 1-7, of the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual.
Policy on National Wildlife Refuge System Mission and Goals and Refuge Purposes
Document Number: 06-5643
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (we, or the Service) is issuing this policy to articulate the mission and goals of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System) and their relationship to refuge purposes. This chapter is consistent with principles contained in the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Improvement Act), including recognizing the priority for management activities and uses set forth in the Improvement Act (conserve fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats; facilitate compatible wildlife-dependent recreational uses; and other uses). This policy describes the Refuge System mission, revises the Refuge System goals, and provides guidance for identifying or determining the purpose(s) of individual refuges within the Refuge System. This chapter also describes how the purpose(s) of a refuge addition relates to the original refuge purpose(s) and how wilderness designated under the Wilderness Act of 1964 (Wilderness Act) relates to a refuge's purpose(s). We are incorporating this policy as Part 601, Chapter 1, of the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual (601 FW 1).
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Resource Development Group Uinta Basin Natural Gas Project, Uintah County, UT
Document Number: E6-9941
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and associated regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Resource Development Group Uinta Basin Natural Gas Project proposed by the Resource Development Group (RDG).
Information Collection Renewal To Be Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB Control Number 1018-0067; Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings (50 CFR 20.134)
Document Number: E6-9926
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask OMB to renew approval for our information collection associated with applications for designation of shot material as nontoxic for hunting waterfowl and coots. The current OMB control number for this information collection is 1018-0067, which expires on December 31, 2006. We will request that OMB renew approval of this information collection for a 3-year term. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this information collection.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E6-9915
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company Operations and Maintenance Habitat Conservation Plan, San Joaquin Valley, CA
Document Number: E6-9847
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability for public review of the draft Pacific Gas & Electric Company Operations and Maintenance Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan), draft Implementing Agreement (IA), and draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). This is in response to receipt of an application from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for an incidental take permit (ITP) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Service is considering issuing a 30-year permit to the applicant for the take of 65 species (Covered Species), incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with routine operations and maintenance activities and minor construction for PG&E's gas and electrical distribution facilities, and implementation of the Plan. The activities are proposed to occur within a 12.1 million-acre planning area (Covered Area), located in the San Joaquin Valley, California. We request comments from the public on the permit application and the draft EIS/EIR, both of which are available for review. The permit application includes the proposed Plan and an accompanying draft IA. The Plan describes the proposed action and the measures the applicant will implement to minimize and mitigate take of the proposed Covered Species. To review the documents, see ``Availability of Documents'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E6-9848
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces that a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) is available for review and comment. This Draft CCP/EA, prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act, as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes the Service's proposal for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years. The draft compatibility determinations for several public uses are also available for review with the Draft CCP/EA.
Notice of Tour Rescheduling for the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: E6-9825
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (1976) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (1972), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will host a tour of the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas development field.
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 06-5611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Marine Mammals; Incidental Take During Specified Activities
Document Number: 06-5589
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has received an application from the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) for authorization to take small numbers of marine mammals by harassment incidental to conducting a marine seismic survey in the Arctic Ocean, including the Chukchi Sea, from approximately July 15 through August 25, 2006. In accordance with provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, the Service requests comments on its proposed authorization for the applicant to incidentally take, by harassment, small numbers of Pacific walrus and polar bears in the Chukchi Sea during the seismic survey.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 06-5581
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 on Indian children with disabilities.
Information Collection Renewal To Be Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB Control Number 1018-0124; Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest Household Survey
Document Number: E6-9734
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask OMB to renew approval for the information collection associated with our migratory bird subsistence harvest household survey. The current OMB control number for this information collection is 1018-0124, which expires on October 31, 2006. We will request that OMB renew approval of this information collection for a 3-year term. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this information collection.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E6-9726
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Migratory Bird Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Falconry and Raptor Propagation; Draft Environmental Assessment on Take of Raptors From the Wild for Falconry and Raptor Propagation
Document Number: E6-9725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) evaluating the take of raptors from the wild for use in falconry and in raptor propagation. We have prepared this DEA as part of the process we must follow to finalize two rules under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 107367
Document Number: E6-9700
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97-451, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NMNM 107367 from the lessee, OXY USA WTP LP., for lands in Eddy County, New Mexico. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Arizona; Notice of Availability of Proposed Kingman Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E6-9654
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712) as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared an Environmental Assessment/ Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for a proposed shooting range. This document, available online at http://www.blm.gov/az/ envdocs/ library/ shootingrangeea.pdf, analyzes the effects of the proposal on public lands and of amending the RMP to allow for disposal of land necessary for the shooting range and special management designation of land necessary for the buffer, for the Boundary Cone road alternative as described in Supplementary Information below. Pursuant to section 212 of FLPMA, the BLM has examined and found suitable for conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), as amended, two parcels of public land, as described in Supplementary Information below, in Mohave Valley near Bullhead City, Mohave County, Arizona. This notice invites comments on BLM's classification of that land as suitable for conveyance under the R&PP Act.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0009
Document Number: 06-5559
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect certain information from applicants who wish to acquire a land use authorization on public lands. The regulations (43 CFR part 2920) establish procedures for processing proposals for non-Federal use of public Lands. BLM will determine the validity of uses proposed by applicants from information provided on the Land Use application and Permit, (Form 2920-1).
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0019
Document Number: 06-5558
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from individuals, households, farms, or businesses interested in cooperating with the BLM in constructing or maintaining rangeland improvement projects to aid handling and caring for domestic livestock that BLM authorizes to graze on public land. BLM uses these forms to collect this information: Form 4120-6, Cooperative Range Improvement Agreement, to document cooperative range improvement construction arrangements with grazing operators; and Form 4120-7, Range Improvement Permit, to authorize grazing operators to develop rangeland improvement projects. This information allows the BLM to review the application and to make a decision on the proposed rangeland improvement project.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0042
Document Number: 06-5557
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collection certain information from those individuals interested in the adoption of a wild horse or burro (43 CFR part 4700). BLM uses Form 4710-10, Application for Adoption of Wild Horse(s) or Burro(s), to collect this information. This information allows BLM to determine whether or not an individual qualifies to provide humane care and proper treatment, including transportation, feeding and handling, to an adopted wild horse or burro.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0119
Document Number: 06-5556
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect certain information from recreation visitors to areas of the public lands and related waters where we require special recreation permits. BLM uses Form 2930-1, Special Recreation Application and Permit, to collect this information. This information allows the BLM to authorize requested recreation use and determine appropriate fees. BLM will also use the information to tabulate recreation use data for the annual Federal Recreation Fee Report as required by the Land and Water Conservation Act.