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

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
Document Number: E7-23345
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council).
Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Negotiations
Document Number: E7-23230
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
Notice is hereby given of contractual actions that have been proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and are new, modified, discontinued, or completed since the last publication of this notice on August 22, 2007. This notice is one of a variety of means used to inform the public about proposed contractual actions for capital recovery and management of project resources and facilities consistent with section 9(f) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939. Additional announcements of individual contract actions may be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas determined by Reclamation to be affected by the proposed action.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Colorado
Document Number: E7-23228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 and subsequent conveyance under the provision of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315f, and E.O. 6910, eighty acres of land in Archuleta County, Colorado. Archuleta County proposes to use the land for public recreation purposes.
Office of the Secretary, National Invasive Species Council; Request for Nominations for the Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-23213
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council, proposes to appoint new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the ISAC.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0023; Migratory Bird Surveys
Document Number: E7-23197
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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. We are combining three surveys in this ICR because the surveys are interrelated and/or dependent upon each other: (1) Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018-0015, which expires February 28, 2008. (2) Parts Collection Survey, also approved under OMB Control No. 1018-0015. (3) Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey, currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018-0023, which expires November 30, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ely Field Office, Nevada
Document Number: E7-23190
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 under the authority of 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 (PRMP/ FEIS) for public lands and resources administered by the Ely Field Office, Nevada.
30-Day Notice of Submission to the Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 07-5889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507 et seq.) and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a revision of a currently approved collection (OMB 1024-0038).
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Logan County, CO
Document Number: E7-23120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The following public land parcel in Logan County, Colorado, has been examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance to the Colorado Division of Wildlife under the provision of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315f, and E.O. 6910.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E7-23140
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
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 and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, approximately 670 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The City of Mesquite proposes to use the land for a regional park.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, WY
Document Number: E7-23138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0066; Marine Mammal Tagging, Marking, and Reporting Certificates
Document Number: E7-23134
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
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 November 30, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0095; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations
Document Number: E7-23133
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
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 November 30, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0102, Special Use Permit Applications on National Wildlife Refuges Outside Alaska
Document Number: E7-23132
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. 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 IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2008. 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.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E7-23121
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act request for lease and subsequent conveyance of approximately 20 acres in two separate parcels of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District (CCSD) proposes to use the land for one 15-acre public elementary school and one five-acre addition to an existing public high school.
Class II Classification Standards
Document Number: E7-23084
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the burden, estimates or any other aspects of the information collection requirements for the proposed Class II game classification standards (72 FR 60483) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E7-23083
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the burden, estimates or any other aspects of the information collection requirements of the proposed Class II technical standards (72 FR 60508) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for 12 Species of Picture-Wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 07-5706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), revise our August 15, 2006, proposal to designate critical habitat for 12 species of Hawaiian picture-wing flies (Drosophila aglaia, D. differens, D. hemipeza, D. heteroneura, D. montgomeryi, D. mulli, D. musaphilia, D. neoclavisetae, D. obatai, D. ochrobasis, D. substenoptera, and D. tarphytrichia) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 9,238 acres (ac) (3,738 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of this revised proposed critical habitat designation. The revised proposed critical habitat is located in four counties (City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai) in Hawaii.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-22989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Acanthomintha ilicifolia (San Diego Thornmint)
Document Number: E7-22971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for Acanthomintha ilicifolia (San Diego thornmint) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce corrections to proposed critical habitat subunits 3C, 3D, 3F, 4A, 4B, and 4C as described in the preamble to the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2007 (72 FR 11946); announce the availability of the draft economic analysis for the proposed critical habitat designation; and announce amended Required Determinations for the proposal. The draft economic analysis provides information about the pre-designation costs and forecasts post-designation costs associated with conservation efforts for Acanthomintha ilicifolia. The draft economic analysis estimates potential future costs to be approximately $0.6 to $2.8 million in undiscounted dollars over a 20-year period in areas proposed as final critical habitat and approximately $1.6 to $5.1 million in undiscounted dollars over a 20-year period in areas proposed for exclusion from critical habitat under section 4(b)(2) of the Act. The amended Required Determinations section provides our determination concerning compliance with applicable statutes and Executive orders that we have deferred until the information from the draft economic analysis of the proposal was available. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule, corrections to the preamble of the proposed rule, the associated draft economic analysis, and the amended Required Determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they will be incorporated into the public record as part of this comment period and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Habitat Conservation Plan for Chevron's North American Exploration and Production Unit in the Lokern Area of the Southern San Joaquin Valley, Kern County, CA
Document Number: E7-22934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we intend to gather information necessary to prepare, in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and Kern County, a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/ EIR) on the Chevron Lokern Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The HCP is being prepared under Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, (Act). Chevron intends to apply for a 50-year incidental take permit from the Service. The permit is needed to authorize the incidental take of threatened and endangered species that could result from oil and gas development and operation activities covered under the HCP. We provide this notice to: (1) Describe the proposed action and possible alternatives; (2) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare an EIS/EIR; (3) announce the initiation of a public scoping period; and (4) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues and alternatives to be included in the EIS/EIR.
Liquor Ordinance of the Karuk Tribe of California
Document Number: E7-22929
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Liquor Ordinance of the Karuk Tribe of California. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Karuk tribal lands. The land is located on trust land and this ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Karuk Tribe of California tribal lands. This ordinance 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 funds for the continued operation and strengthening of the Karuk tribal government and the delivery of tribal government services.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 97871
Document Number: 07-5825
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
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 97871 from the lessee, Energen Resources Corp, 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 Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 98795
Document Number: 07-5824
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-26
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 98795 from the lessee, Nadel and Gussman Permain, LLC, 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.
National Park System Advisory Board Reestablishment
Document Number: E7-22877
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Secretary of the Interior intends to administratively reestablish the National Park System Advisory Board. This action is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of statutory duties imposed upon the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.
Notice of Availability for the Renewal of an Expired Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit for Incidental Take of the Golden-cheeked Warbler in Travis County, TX (Scarpato)
Document Number: E7-22819
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On October 19, 2001, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a section 10(a)(1)(B) permit, pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Endangered Species Act (Act), for incidental take of the golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)(GCWA) to Thomas Scarpato and Janet Neyland-Scarpato (Applicant). The permit (TE-042733-0) was for a period of five years and expired on October 19, 2006. The requested permit renewal by Mr. and Mrs. Scarpato will extend the permit expiration by five years from the date the permit is reissued.
Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Residential Construction in Charlotte County, FL
Document Number: E7-22816
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The Carlisle Group (applicant) requests an ITP pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 12.72 acres of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging, sheltering, and nesting habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a multiple-family apartment complex and supporting infrastructure in Charlotte County, Florida (project). The applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the scrub-jay.
Receipt of an Application and Availability of an Environmental Assessment for an Incidental Take Permit for Capital Improvement Projects within Charlotte County, FL
Document Number: E7-22815
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Charlotte County Board of Commissioners (Applicant) requests an incidental take permit (ITP) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) for the take of the Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub- jay). The Applicant anticipates taking 84.2 acres of occupied scrub-jay breeding, foraging, and sheltering habitat, incidental to otherwise lawful activities of road construction and community redevelopment (Projects) in Charlotte County, Florida. The development of this habitat is expected to result in the take of 11 families of scrub-jays. The Applicant's habitat conservation plan (HCP) describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the Projects to the scrub-jay. These measures are outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Opening Order for Reconveyed Land; North Dakota
Document Number: E7-22813
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order opens 3.61 acres of reconveyed land to appropriation under the public land laws.
Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Document Number: E7-22794
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2008 Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes
Document Number: E7-22733
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in Fiscal Year 2008 funding agreements with self-governance tribes and lists programmatic targets pursuant to section 405(c)(4) of the Tribal Self-Governance Act.
Receipt of Application of Endangered Species Recovery Permits
Document Number: E7-22730
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We announce our receipt of applications to conduct certain activities pertaining to enhancement of survival of endangered species.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Special Resource Study for Castle Nugent Farms, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: E7-22723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director's Order 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision- making), the NPS will prepare an EIS for the Special Resource Study (SRS) for Castle Nugent Farms. The NPS will conduct local public meetings to receive input from interested parties on issues, concerns and suggestions believed to be relevant to the future of Castle Nugent Farms and its potential inclusion as a unit of the National Park System. Of particular interest to the NPS are suggestions and ideas for managing cultural and natural resources, interpretation, and the visitor experience at Castle Nugent Farms. The Draft EIS will formulate and evaluate environmental impacts associated with various types and levels of visitor use and resources management at the site.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5762
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP). To submit a proposal for the NSDI CAP three standard OMB forms and project narrative must be completed and submitted via on Grants.gov. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms. The forms are available at http://www07.grants.gov/agencies/approved standardforms.jsp and the NSDI CAP project narrative guidance is available at http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2008CAP/2008CAPSolicitation ver6.doc.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Document Number: E7-22674
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System
Document Number: E7-22654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is proposing this rule to provide for the protection of the Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus), a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Western Snowy Plovers overwinter within Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) at both Crissy Field and Ocean Beach. This rulemaking will provide temporary protection for two areas until a permanent determination is made through the planning process for the entire park. The park is developing a Dog Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and special regulations for dog management at GGNRA is expected to be completed by winter 2009.
Notice of Meetings of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group
Document Number: E7-22650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 meet in Pinedale, Wyoming, for business meetings. Group meetings are open to the public.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E7-22640
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 marine mammals.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5746
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 ``Consolidated consumers' Report (Form 9-4117-MA).'' This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form.
Notice of Correction to the Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter of the Science Technical Advisory Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative and Call for Nominations
Document Number: E7-22568
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management published a Notice of Minor Amendments to the Charter of the Science Technology Advisory Panel for the North Slope Science Initiative in the Federal Register on November 5, 2007 [72 FR 62487]. This notice corrects the e-mail address of John Payne and the statement in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section which stated that appointees would serve with monetary compensation. This sentence is corrected to read: ``Appointees will serve without monetary compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for Federal government employees.''
Texas Regulatory Program and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: E7-22555
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-19
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 amendments to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) and the Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan (Texas plan) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposed revisions to and additions to regulations concerning post mining land uses; terms and conditions of the bond; topsoil redistribution; standards for revegetation success; public hearing; review of notice of violation or cessation order; determination of amount of penalty; assessment of separate violation for each day; request for hearing; and liens. Also, Texas proposed revisions to its statute concerning liens and administrative penalty for violation of permit conditions. Texas intends to revise its program and plan to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and/or SMCRA, to clarify ambiguities, and to improve operational efficiency.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E7-22528
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Migratory Bird Permits; Revisions to Migratory Bird Import and Export Regulations
Document Number: E7-22182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose changes in the regulations governing migratory bird permitting. We propose to amend 50 CFR part 21 to resolve problems related to export of species covered by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permits or certificates; to allow the importation and possession without an import permit of legally acquired migratory game birds in the families Anatidae, Columbidae, Gruidae, Rallidae, or Scolopacidae that were lawfully hunted in a foreign country; to extend the period of time for which an Import and Export permit is valid from 3 to 5 years; and to reorganize and reword the regulations to make them easier to understand.
Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri
Document Number: 07-5705
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the draft revised recovery plan for the Attwater's prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri). This is the second revision of the recovery plan for this species; the original was completed in 1983. We are soliciting review and comment from the public on this draft revised recovery plan.
Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for the California Red-Legged Frog for Landowners Restoring Aquatic and Riparian Habitat in the Pine Gulch Creek Watershed in Marin County, CA
Document Number: 07-5703
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that the Marin County Agriculture Commission (Applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application includes a proposed Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) between the Applicant and the Service for the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii). The Agreement and permit application are available for public comment.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Bald Mountain Ski Resort Master Development Plan EIS
Document Number: E7-22502
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq., as amended, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et. seq., as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Shoshone Field Office, announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Bald Mountain Ski Resort Master Development Plan EIS. The FEIS analyzes and discloses the effects of the updated Bald Mountain Ski Area Master Development Plan and 40-year term ski permit application for the Bald Mountain Ski Area near Ketchum, Idaho.
Direct Sale of Public Land in San Miguel County, NM
Document Number: E7-22438
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes direct (non- competitive) sales of two parcels of public land, containing 1.07 acres and 1.04 acres located in San Miguel County, New Mexico. The described public land has been examined and through the public-supported land use planning process has been determined to be suitable for disposal by direct sale pursuant to section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (90 Stat. 2750, 43 U.S.C. 1713), as amended, at no less than the appraised fair market value. These sales will resolve two inadvertent trespasses on public land. An appraisal of the subject parcels fair market value is being prepared and when completed will be available for review at the BLM's Taos Field Office at the address stated below. Upon the completion and approval of the appraisal report, a subsequent notice will be published in the local newspaper specifying the fair market value.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E7-22435
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
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 (BLM), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on December 6, 2007, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the BLM Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, 8th floor. It will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. Morning agenda items include: Review of the September 6, 2007, meeting minutes for RAC and Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) business; BLM State Director's update on statewide issues; presentations on: BLM Energy Corridors in Arizona, BLM Recreation Webpage Redesign, BLM Route Evaluation and Designation Process; and Recreational Shooting on Public Lands; review and discussion of the 2008 RAC Annual Work Plan; and, reports by RAC working groups. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on December 6, 2007, for any interested publics who wish to address the Council on BLM programs and business. Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has been designated the RRAC, and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The afternoon meeting agenda on December 6, will include discussion and review of the Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group Report, the Fiscal Year 2008 quarterly schedule for BLM and FS recreation fee proposals, and proposed modifications to the RRAC protocol, business cycle, and fee proposal guidelines. After completing their RRAC business, the BLM RAC will discuss future meetings and locations.
Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: E7-22427
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2008 is 4.875 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values.