Department of the Interior January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-1569
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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 Lime Village Company. The lands are in the vicinity of Lime Village, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-1503
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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 Pilot Station, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of the Native village of Pilot Station, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-1500
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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 Levelock Natives, Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Levelock, Alaska, and are located in:
Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment and Floodplain Statement of Findings for the DM Murdock Deep #1 Well by Kindee Oil and Gas Texas, LLC, Padre Island National Seashore, TX
Document Number: 07-414
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 9.52(b) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9, Subpart B, of a Plan of Operations submitted by Kindee Oil and Gas Texas, LLC, for the DM Murdock Deep 1 Well in Padre Island National Seashore, Kenedy County, Texas. Additionally, the NPS has prepared an Environmental Assessment and Floodplain Statement of Findings for this proposal.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct (Non-Competitive) Sale of Public Lands, Nye County, NV
Document Number: E7-1428
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A 105-acre parcel of public land located near Hadley, Nye County, Nevada, has been examined and found suitable for sale utilizing direct sale procedures. The authority for the sale is found under Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) [Public Law 94-579].
Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam, Tehama County, CA
Document Number: E7-1405
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) are re-circulating the DEIS/EIR for the Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam for public review and comment. The document is being re-circulated for any additional comments since it was originally available to the public from August 14 through October 29, 2002, given the length of lapsed time and the recent selection of Alternative 2B as Reclamation's Preferred Alternative. The public comments sent in 2002 are also available although no responses have yet been completed. The final EIS/ EIR will be prepared after the end of the new comment period.
Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its 15th meeting. The meeting location is the U.S. Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell National Center, Room 1B215, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive updates and provide guidance on Earthquake Hazards Program activities and the status of teams supported by the Program, as well as a report from the Advanced National Seismic System steering committee. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Alabama Beach Mouse
Document Number: 07-270
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are revising critical habitat for the Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The revised designation encompasses approximately 1,211 acres (ac) (490 hectares (ha)) of coastal dune and scrub habitat in Baldwin County, Alabama.
Notice of Availability for the McNary and Umatilla National Wildlife Refuges Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment and Notification of Public Open House Meetings
Document Number: E7-1395
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has completed a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the McNary and Umatilla National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges). It is available for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/EA describes the Service's proposal for managing the Refuges for the next 15 years. Draft compatibility determinations for public uses are available for review with the Draft CCP/EA.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Document Number: E7-1327
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is preparing a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex) located in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties of California. The Complex is comprised of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge. This notice advises the public that the Service intends to gather information necessary to prepare a CCP and EA pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The public and other agencies are encouraged to participate in the planning process by sending written comments on management actions that the Service should consider. The Service is also furnishing this notice in compliance with the Service CCP policy to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the CCP and EA. Opportunities for public input will be announced throughout the CCP/EA planning and development process.
Meeting Notice for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-1324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will hold a meeting Thursday, February 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West in Hines. Agenda items for the 1-day meeting include an update on the Off- Highway Vehicle/Transportation Strategy for Oregon and Washington public lands; information sharing regarding the Malheur Wild and Scenic River litigation, adaptive management and monitoring, and manipulating livestock behavior; and review of District and Forest Fiscal Year 2007 work plans and Council subgroup and liaison assignments. Council members will also hear updates from the Designated Federal Officials, establish new subgroup and liaison assignments, give liaison and subgroup reports, discuss the Resources and People Camp, and develop agenda items for the May meeting. Any other matters that may reasonably come before the SEORAC may also be addressed. The public is welcome to attend all portions of the meeting and may contribute during the public comment period at 1 p.m. Those who verbally address the SEORAC during the public comment period are asked to also provide a written statement of their comments or presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the SEORAC Chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 30 minutes, and each speaker may address the SEORAC for a maximum of 5 minutes. If you have information you would like distributed to RAC members, please send it to Tara Martinak at the Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, prior to the start of the meeting. If you send information or general correspondence to anyone at the Burns District Office and would like a copy given to the RAC, please write ``COPY TO RAC'' on the envelope and enclosed document(s). The SEORAC consists of 15 members chartered and appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Their diverse perspectives are represented in commodity, conservation, and general interests. They provide advice to BLM and Forest Service resource managers regarding management plans and proposed resource actions on public land in southeast Oregon.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E7-1323
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) intends to gather information necessary to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and an associated environmental assessment for the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The Service is providing this notice to advise other agencies, Tribal Governments, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of the issues and alternatives to include in the CCP and environmental assessment.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: E7-1322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Ten Listed Northeastern Species
Document Number: E7-1315
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 5-year review of 10 northeastern species. A 5-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review; therefore, we are requesting submission of any such information that has become available since the original listing of the species as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make the requisite findings under section 4(c)(2)(B) of the ESA.
Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-1296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-1295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Submission of Information Collection to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-1294
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting to OMB the information collection, titled Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Regulations Permits, OMB Control Number 1076-0162 for renewal; or, for review and approval. The purpose of this data collection is to collect information for 25 CFR Part 161 Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Regulations as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart P, ``Sulphur Operations.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart E, ``Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-377
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
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 for ``Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement, USGS Form 9-4000-A.'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this ICR.
Annual National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Announcement; Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
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 for respondents to submit proposals to support research in earthquake hazard assessments and earthquake occurrence under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, Pub. L. 95-124, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq., that established the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this requirement.
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: 07-347
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Fish and Wildlife Service
The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge are available for distribution. The plan was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environment Policy Act of 1969, and describes how the refuge will be managed for the next 15 years. The compatibility determinations for fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and interpretation, research, and pets are also available within the plan.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 108883
Document Number: E7-1287
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NMNM 108883 from the lessee, Coulthurst Management & Investment, Inc., for lands in Sandoval 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.
Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-1223
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice announces the intent to hold a Resource Advisory Council (RAC) meeting in the Twin Falls District of Idaho on Tuesday, February 27, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Shilo Inn, 1586 Blue Lakes Boulevard, in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: E7-1217
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
A proposal to extend the collection of information listed below (OMB Control Number 1035-0004) has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Public comments on this submission are solicited.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Coal-Fired Electric Power Plant, 250 Miles of High Voltage Transmission Line With Fiber Optic Cable, Approximately 100 Miles of New Rail Line, Substations, Water Well-Fields and Pipeline Delivery Systems, and Associated Facilities in Portions of White Pine, Lincoln, Nye, Elko, and Clark Counties, NV, and Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-1175
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to Section 102 (2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ely, Elko, and Las Vegas Field Offices, will be directing the preparation of an EIS and conducting public scoping meetings for a proposed Ely Energy Center (EEC), rail line, 345 kV and 500 kV transmission lines with fiber optic capacity, substations, water delivery, and associated facilities. Comment Dates: The comment period for scoping the EIS will commence with the publication of this notice. Those having concerns, issues, or alternatives they would like to see addressed in the EIS should respond with written comments by February 26, 2007. This scoping notice will be distributed by mail on or about the date of this notice. All comments received at the public scoping meetings or through written comments submitted will aid the BLM in identifying alternatives and mitigating measures and will help assure all issues are analyzed in the EIS.
Request for Comments on Information Collection for Leases and Permits
Document Number: E7-1117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the proposed renewal of the information collection, Leases and Permits, 1076-0155. This action is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-1091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
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 the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Ahtna, Incorporated, successor in interest to Cantwell Yedatene-Na Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Cantwell, Alaska, and are located in: U.S. Survey No. 3229, Alaska. Containing 5.00 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: E7-1063
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
A proposal to extend the collection of information listed below (OMB Control Number 1093-0004) has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Public comments on this submission are solicited.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Anticipated Delisting of Astragalus desereticus
Document Number: E7-1062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intention to conduct rulemaking under the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973 as amended (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) for the purpose of removing Astragalus desereticus (Deseret milk-vetch) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants in the near future. Specifically, we intend to propose delisting A. desereticus because threats to the species as identified in the final listing rule (64 FR 56590, October 20, 1999) are not as significant as earlier believed and are managed such that the species is not likely to become in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range in the foreseeable future. Upon delisting, A. desereticus would be managed pursuant to a Conservation Agreement among the Service and Utah State agencies. In response to a stipulated settlement agreement we have reconsidered whether designating critical habitat for Astragalus desereticus would be prudent based on this species' current status. We have determined that such a designation is not prudent because, as described in this advanced notice, we believe that designating critical habitat would not be beneficial to the species (50 CFR 424.12). This is because no area meets the definition of ``critical habitat'' (i.e., there are no areas essential to the conservation of the species which require special management considerations, and protections afforded by the species' current listing status appear to be no longer necessary).
Indian Trust Management Reform
Document Number: 07-325
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
On August 8, 2006, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of the Secretary proposed to amend several of their regulations related to Indian trust management (see 71 FR 45173). The rule proposes to address Indian trust management issues in the areas of probate, probate hearings and appeals, tribal probate codes, life estates and future interests in Indian land, the Indian land title of record, and conveyances of trust or restricted land. The proposed rule also includes an ``Application for Consolidation by Sale'' form that is associated with one of these amendments. On November 1, 2006, the BIA and the Office of the Secretary reopened the comment period for an additional 60 days to January 2, 2007 (see 71 FR 64181). This notice reopens the comment period an additional 45 days to March 12, 2007. The BIA and Office of Secretary again are extending the comment period by 45 days to ensure that all interested parties, including tribes and individual Indians, have the opportunity to review the proposed rule and prepare their comments.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0051 and 1029-0120
Document Number: 07-321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
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 its intention to request approval for the collection of information for two forms: technical training program nominations for non-Federal personnel form (OSM 105) and the travel and per diem form (OSM 140); and for 30 CFR Part 840, State Regulatory Authority: Inspection and Enforcement. The collections described below 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 the expected burden and cost.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2006
Document Number: 07-294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) propose amending their regulations governing watch duty-exemption allocations and the watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The proposed rule would amend certain regulations by updating the maximum total value of watch components per watch that are eligible for duty-free entry into the United States under the insular program, further clarifying the definition of creditable and non- creditable wages and fringe benefits, providing more details about the calculation of mid-year and annual duty-refund and verification process, and making minor editorial changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-942
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under ``30 CFR Part 253, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-941
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under ``30 CFR 250, Subpart F, Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations.''
Meeting of the California Desert Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-895
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Law 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, March 9, 2007, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 1511 East Main Street, East Main & Interstate 15, Barstow, CA 92311. The Council and interested members of the public will depart for the field tour at 7:30 a.m. from the main lobby of the Ramada Inn. The public is welcome to participate in the tour but should plan on providing their own transportation, lunch, and beverage. Agenda topics for the formal session on Saturday will include updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics are being developed. Once finalized, the field tour and meeting agendas will be published in a news release prior to the meeting and posted on the BLM California state Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ca/news/rac.html.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-894
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-852
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act
Document Number: E7-797
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act. The Act regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. The reservation is located on trust land and this Act allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. This Act will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E7-792
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the preparation of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We intend to gather the information necessary for preparing the CCP and EA pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. We are providing this notice to advise other Federal and State agencies and the public of our intention to conduct detailed planning on this refuge, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the environmental document. We will involve the public through open houses, informational and technical meetings, and written comments. Special mailings, newspaper articles, and announcements will provide information about opportunities for public involvement in the planning process.
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Document Number: E7-769
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we, our) announces that we are re-initiating the preparation of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Our original notice of intent to prepare a CCP was published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2002. At that time, we also held public scoping meetings. In June 2003, we announced through a special mailing that we were postponing work on the project due to a change in budget and staffing priorities. We are preparing a CCP and EA pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This notice advises other Federal and State agencies and the public of our intent to complete detailed planning on this refuge and to obtain suggestions and information to include in the environmental document. Special mailings, newspaper articles, media announcements, and our Web site will provide information about future opportunities for public involvement in the planning process.
Fourth Public Meeting for Reclamation's Managing for Excellence Project
Document Number: 07-252
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation is holding a meeting to inform the public about the Managing for Excellence project. This meeting is the first of three meetings that will be held in 2007 to inform the public about the action items, progress, and results of the Managing for Excellence project and to seek broad public input and feedback. Subsequent meetings in 2007 are planned.
Meeting of the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, WA
Document Number: 06-9781
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, Washington, established by the Secretary of the Interior, will hold a public meeting. The purpose of the Conservation Advisory Group is to provide technical advice and counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and Washington State on the structure, implementation, and oversight of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program.
Notice of Availability of Draft Report of Findings Under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act on a Feathered Headdress in the Possession of the Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC
Document Number: E7-759
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of the availability of the Report of Findings on a feathered headdress in the possession of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and in the control of the Department of the Interior (DOI). This notice is given so that the Service may continue to fulfill its obligations under NAGPRA by distributing its findings for review by all interested parties. Copies of this report have already been provided to the requesting Tribes.
Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-758
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection request for review and renewal by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The collection is: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, OMB Control Number 1076-0158.
Service Regulations Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-753
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service) will conduct an open meeting on February 8, 2007, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2007-08 migratory bird hunting regulations.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E7-750
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-749
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
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.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-747
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
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.