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

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Wintering Population of the Piping Plover
Document Number: E7-10476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment, the reopening of the public comment period, and a public hearing on the proposed revised designation of critical habitat for the wintering population of the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are reopening the public comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment. The draft economic analysis finds that costs associated with conservation activities for the wintering population of the piping plover in North Carolina are forecasted to range from $0 to $12.2 million in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $21.1 million in lost trip expenditures in undiscounted dollars over the next 20 years, with an additional $32,000 to $79,000 in administrative costs. Discounted impacts are estimated to range from $0 to $6.2 million in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $10.6 million in lost trip expenditures over 20 years using a real rate of seven percent, with an additional $17,000 to $42,000 in administrative costs. This amounts to $0 to $503,000 in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $861,000 in lost trip expenditures, annually. Using a real rate of three percent, discounted impacts are estimated at $0 to $8.9 million in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $15.4 million in lost trip expenditures over the next 20 years, with an additional $24,000 to $59,000 in administrative costs. This amounts to $2,000 to $600,000 in lost consumer surplus and $0 to $1.0 million in lost trip expenditures, annually. The draft environmental assessment finds that designation of critical habitat would not impose any physical alteration of the physical or biological communities used by the wintering population of the piping plover, nor would it alter any social, cultural, or recreational resources or the use of such resources beyond current conditions or existing management strategies. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they will be incorporated into the public record and fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Clarification of the Economic and Non-Economic Exclusions for the Final Designation of Critical Habitat for Four Vernal Pool Crustaceans and Eleven Vernal Pool Plants in California and Southern Oregon
Document Number: E7-10448
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) provide a clarification of the economic and non-economic exclusions under section 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), in support of the final designation of critical habitat for four vernal pool crustaceans and eleven vernal pool plants in California and Southern Oregon. We are taking this action in response to a court order. This clarification does not change the areas designated as critical habitat for the 15 vernal pool species.
Notice of Intent To Conduct a Special Resource Study, Environmental Impact Statement, for the Delaware Coastal Area in the State of Delaware, and To Hold Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: E7-10438
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for the Delaware Coastal Area in the state of Delaware. This SRS was authorized in Public Law 109-338 including its mandate for conformance with section 8(c) of Public Law 91-383. The purpose of an SRS is to determine the degree and kind of Federal actions that may be desirable for the management and protection of an area considered to have potential for addition to the National Park System. This is an SRS of the coastal region of the state of Delaware, and a study of the many themes that relate to how those resources were used throughout history in that region. The study area will include the entire coastal area of the state of Delaware. Additional sites or locations in Delaware may also need to be considered during the study process. The SRS/EIS will address a range of alternatives including any potential roles for the NPS in preservation and interpretation of the resources of the study area. Alternatives to be considered include: No action, the potential for congressional designation of all or part of the study area as a unit of the National Park system, and any other appropriate alternative that may arise during the study process. The EIS will assess the impacts of the alternatives presented in the SRS. The public scoping meetings will include a discussion of the SRS and the EIS process including ways that the public can be involved in providing and receiving information, and reviewing and commenting upon the draft study and associated draft EIS. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public input prior to formally undertaking the study.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E7-10397
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Approval of the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming Amendments between the State of Washington and the Chehalis Confederated Tribes, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Hoh Indian Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Lummi Indian Nation, Makah Nation, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, Puyallyup Tribe of Indians, Quileute Indian Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Samish Indian Nation, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, Skokomish Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe, Stillaguamish Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Swinomish Tribe, Tulalip Tribes, Upper Skagit Tribe, and the Yakama Nation.
Quarry Visitor Center, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah
Document Number: 07-2689
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(c)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado and Utah. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement contains five alternatives. Alternative ANo Action. The Quarry Visitor Center (QVC) was closed to the staff and public because of serious life safety issues caused by building instability on July 12, 2006. The QVC protected 1,500 dinosaur fossils in situ and provided access to the park's primary resource. The building would remain closed to the public; functions would remain displaced; and critical resources would be threatened. Alternative BPreferred AlternativeRehabilitate the Exhibit Hall and Construct a New Facility Off-site. The existing exhibit hall would be rehabilitated to adequately protect fossil resources and provide access to the public. Currently displaced functions would be constructed at a location off-site that has stable soil. Alternative CRetain the Exhibit Hall and Construct a New Facility at the Quarry Visitor Center. The exhibit hall would be rehabilitated to protect fossil resources and provide access to the public, and the currently displaced functions would be reconstructed on the unstable soil that has caused building movement for more than 50 years. Alternative DRetain the Exhibit Hall and Construct Wings Similar. The exhibit hall would be rehabilitated to protect fossil resources and provide access to the public. The remaining portions of the building would be reconstructed in the original footprint and dysfunctional configuration on the unstable soil that has caused building movement for more than 50 years. Alternative EDemolish the Entire Facility and Construct a New Facility at the QVC Site. The entire building would be demolished and rebuilt on the unstable soil that has caused building movement for more than 50 years. General Assumptions/Conditions that Apply to all Alternatives Engineers and architects estimate that only 10% of the historic fabric could be used for any of the alternatives. All alternatives would result in reconstruction, which is not an approved treatment under the Secretary's guidelines. Thus, the National Historic Landmark designation cannot be preserved under any alternative.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-10314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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 The Port Graham Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Port Graham, Alaska, and are located in:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Mt. Charleston Blue Butterfly as Threatened or Endangered
Document Number: E7-10140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Mt. Charleston blue butterfly (Icaricia shasta charlestonensis) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Mt. Charleston blue butterfly may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review of this subspecies, and we will issue a 12- month finding to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review of the Mt. Charleston blue butterfly is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial data regarding this subspecies. A determination on critical habitat will be made if and when a listing action is initiated for this subspecies.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-10253
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
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.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E7-10252
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: E7-10248
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Montana: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E7-10240
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register>.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-10222
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
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 Gana-a'Yoo, Limited, Successor in Interest to Notaaghleedin, Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Galena, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Seasonal Closure of Public Lands, San Juan County, CO
Document Number: E7-10166
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The San Juan Public Lands Center, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is giving notice that public lands near the Silverton Ski Area as described below, will be seasonally closed to all entry, from November 1 through the end of the seasonal ski area operation, but not later than June 15 of each year. This closure is necessary to protect skiers within the ski area boundaries and the general public during periods of avalanche control work as authorized under BLM permit/lease. The lands affected by this closure are described as a portion of those federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management within sections 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 of protracted Township 42 N., R.7 W., New Mexico Principal Meridian. These lands are further described as: beginning at a point 0.5 mile north of Cascade Gulch and extending northeasterly along the east side of Colorado State highway 110A to the junction of San Juan County 52, thence southeasterly along the Middle Fork of Cement Creek to the divide between the Middle Fork Cement Creek and the South Fork of the Animas River, thence south along the ridge line forming the Colorado Basin to Storm Peak, thence west along a descending ridge line to the tree line between Grassy Gulch and Cascade Gulch, thence, northwest to the point of the beginning. The BLM will post closure signs in this area. You may obtain maps of the closure area and information from the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango, CO. Discussion of the Rule: Under the authority of 43 CFR 9268.3(d)(1)(I) and 43 CFR 8364.1(a), the BLM will enforce the following rule on public lands within the closed area as described above: You must not enter the closed area between November 1st through the end of the seasonal ski area operation, or June 15 of each year whichever is the last date of seasonal operation. Exemptions: Persons who are exempt from these rules include any Federal, State, or local officer or employee in the scope of their duties; Members of any organized rescue or fire-fighting force in performance of an official duty; and any person authorized in writing by the Bureau of Land Management. Penalties: The authorities for this closure are section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 9268.3(a)(4) and 43 CFR 8360.0-7. Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan To Relocate a Utility Corridor; Nevada
Document Number: E7-10163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (RMP) to allow for the relocation of a section of a BLM utility corridor, and to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), pursuant to Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to analyze the effects of that action. The BLM proposes to relocate an 11.4-mile length of the half-mile wide BLM Utility Corridor that currently extends across the southern portion of Indian Springs in Clark County, NV. The Corridor as designated overlaps private lands. The amendment would relocate the Corridor further south behind Grandpa Mountain to avoid the private lands.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the January 2007 Amendment to the Plan of Operations for the Barrick Goldstrike Mine (Also Known as the Betze Project), Nevada
Document Number: E7-10162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and 43 CFR part 3809, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko Field Office will be preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to analyze the environmental effects of the proposed amendment to the Plan of Operations for the Goldstrike Mine also known as the Betze Project, 25 miles north of Carlin, Nevada. The original EIS was completed in 1991. The Goldstrike Mine has continued in operation since that date.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-10154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana
Document Number: E7-10099
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of the revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana). This is the third revision of the recovery plan for this species; the original was completed in 1980. The whooping crane is found in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains and in central Canada. This revision to the recovery plan was developed by an international team and will be jointly adopted by the United States and Canada.
Notice of Public Meeting, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 07-2650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meetings-John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC)
Document Number: E7-10135
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Department of the Interior, BLM John Day Snake RAC will meet as indicated below: The John Day/Snake RAC is scheduled to meet on June 27, 2007, at the Walla Walla Suites at 7 E. Oak Street in Walla Walla, WA 99362. The meeting time will be from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A public comment period will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 1:15 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).The meeting may include such topics as off-highway vehicle and travel management, noxious weeds, planning, Sage grouse, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. Meeting Procedures: The meeting is open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Depending on the number of persons wishing to provide oral comments and agenda topics to be covered, the time to do so may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM representative indicated below. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the RAC members, please submit a written request to the BLM Prineville District Office 10 days prior to the meeting.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0132; Research to Support Outdoor Recreation Management at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge - Phase 2
Document Number: E7-10115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2007. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Meeting of the California Desert Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-10088
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 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, June 22, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the historic Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501. The Council and interested members of the public will depart for the field tour at 8 a.m. from the lobby of the Mission 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 Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection; 60-Day Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of the Collection of Information; Interagency Access Pass Application Process
Document Number: 07-2600
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
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 (NPS) has requested and received emergency approval on the collection of information; Interagency Access Pass Application Process (OMB 1024-0252). The NPS invites public comments on the extension of this currently approved collection.
30-Day Notice of Submission to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 07-2599
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3507) and 5 CFR part 1320, this notice announces the National Park Service's (NPS) intention to request an extension for eight currently approved information collections (ICR) for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) and Urban Park and Recreation Recovery (UPARR) grant programs. 1. L&WCF Description and Notification (DNF) Form. The DNF is necessary to provide data input into the NPS Automated Project information system which provides timely data on projects funded over the life of the L&WCF program. 2. L&WCF Program Performance Report. As required by OMB Circular A- 102, grantees must submit performance reports which describe the status of the work required under the project scope. 3. L&WCF Project Agreement and Amendment Form. The Project Agreement and Amendment forms set forth the obligations assumed by the State through its acceptance of Federal assistance under the L&WCF Act and any special terms and conditions. 4. L&WCF On-Site Inspection Report. The On-Site Inspection Reports are used to ensure compliance by grantees with applicable Federal and program guidelines, and to ensure the continued viability of the funded site. 5. L&WCF Conversion of Use Provisions. To convert assisted sites to other than public outdoor recreation, L&WCF project sponsors must provide relevant information necessary to comply with Section 6(f)(3) of the L&WCF Act of 1965. 6. UPARR Project Performance Report. As required by OMB Circular A- 102, grant recipients must submit performance reports which describe the status of the work required under the project scope. 7. UPARR Conversion of Use Provisions. To convert assisted sites to other than public recreation, UPARR project sponsors must provide relevant information necessary to comply with the Section 1010 of the UPARR Act of 1978. 8. UPARR Project Agreement and Amendment Form. The Project Agreement and Amendment Forms set forth the obligations assumed by grant recipients through their acceptance of Federal assistance under the UPARR Act and any special terms and conditions.
National Park of American Samoa; Federal Advisory Commission; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 07-2598
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Prepare Supplemental Draft Resource Management Plans and Environmental Impact Statements for the Vernal and Price Field Offices, Utah
Document Number: E7-10032
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Vernal and Price Field Offices, Utah, are preparing Supplemental Draft Resource Management Plans/Environmental Impact Statements (Draft RMP/EIS) to include additional information and analyses of wilderness characteristics on lands outside existing Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs). This information and analysis includes multiple areas in both the Vernal and Price Field Office planning areas.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; Correction
Document Number: E7-10019
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Realty Action; Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land, Custer County, ID
Document Number: E7-9939
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and determined that one parcel of public land approximately 103.88 acres, located in Custer County, Idaho is suitable for disposal by modified competitive sale to all qualified members of the public, pursuant to Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E7-9938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Colorado
Document Number: E7-9933
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior proposes to withdraw on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 4,138 acres of public lands for a period of 20 years to protect scenic, recreation, water quality, and wildlife habitat values in Routt County, Colorado. This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, and the mineral and geothermal leasing laws while the 20- year withdrawal application is being processed.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: E7-9888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Wyoming
Document Number: E7-9844
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease or conveyance to the City of Rock Springs under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended, 7.8 acres of public land in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The City of Rock Springs proposes to use the land for a Senior Citizens Center.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: E7-9802
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E7-9790
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
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 Bering Straits Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Mary's Igloo, Alaska, and are located in:
Oil and Gas Leasing; National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Document Number: E7-9696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), proposes to amend its regulations at 43 CFR part 3130 pertaining to oil and gas resources in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). The proposed rule would make oil and gas administrative procedures in NPR-A consistent with Section 347 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The proposed rule would amend the administrative procedures for the efficient transfer, consolidation, segregation, suspension, and unitization of Federal leases in the NPR-A. The rule would also make changes to the way the BLM processes lease renewals, lease extensions, lease expirations, lease agreements, exploration incentives, lease consolidations, and termination of administration for conveyed lands in the NPR-A. Finally, the rule would make the NPR-A regulation on additional bonding consistent with the regulations that apply outside of the NPR-A.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Status of the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
Document Number: E7-9590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intent to initiate a candidate status review for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis) to determine if candidate status is warranted. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), requires that we identify species of wildlife and plants that are endangered or threatened, based on the best available scientific and commercial information. Through the Federal rulemaking process, we add these species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife at 50 CFR 17.11 or the List of Endangered or Threatened Plants at 50 CFR 17.12. As part of this program, we maintain a list of species that we regard as candidates for listing. A candidate is one for which we have on file sufficient information on biological vulnerability and threats to support a proposal to list as endangered or threatened but for which preparation and publication of a proposal is precluded by higher-priority listing actions. During or prior to April 2008, we will make a determination concerning the results of the status review for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, and, shortly thereafter, we will publish this determination in the Federal Register.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Field Development Project, Carbon County, WY
Document Number: E7-9685
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the ROD for the Atlantic Rim Natural Gas Field Development Project, Carbon County, Wyoming.
Indiana Regulatory Program
Document Number: E7-9674
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are approving an amendment to the Indiana regulatory program (Indiana program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation (IDNR, Indiana, or department) made revisions to its rules to allow commercial forestry (trees) to be planted on reclaimed prime farmland provided all remaining reclamation requirements for prime farmland soil reconstruction and restoration are met. Indiana also restructured several of its provisions and made some minor language changes. Indiana intends to revise its program to improve operational efficiency.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-9670
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
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 or marine mammals.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E7-9669
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E7-9653
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to file the plats of survey of the lands described below thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-9652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 205 in the Central Gulf of Mexico (GOM)
Document Number: E7-9722
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Sale 205 in the Central GOM OCS. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected States the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-9637
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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 from Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW129550 for land in Johnson County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Fairfax County, VA, and Featherstone National Wildlife Refuge in Prince William County, VA
Document Number: E7-9605
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we, our) is gathering the information needed to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated environmental assessment (EA) for Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck and Featherstone National Wildlife Refuges (NWR), two of the three refuges in the Potomac River NWR Complex. We publish this notice in compliance with our policy of advising other agencies and the public of our intentions to conduct detailed planning on refuges and obtain suggestions and information about the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
WYOMING: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E7-9598
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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 from Kennedy Oil for competitive oil and gas lease WYW138450 for land in Johnson County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting; Call for Nominations
Document Number: E7-9587
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management is publishing this notice under section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and BLM regulations found at 43 CFR Subpart 1784. The notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the Canyons of the Ancients Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee is necessary to advise the Secretary and BLM on resource management issues associated with Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
Public Land Order No. 7675; Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, Petrified Forest National Park Expansion; Arizona
Document Number: E7-9586
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order transfers administrative jurisdiction over 15,228.05 acres of public lands from the Bureau of Land Management to the National Park Service for the expansion of the Petrified Forest National Park.