Department of the Interior 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Southern Delivery System Project, CO
Document Number: E8-23963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, is announcing the opportunity for the public to review and comment on a SIR for the SDS Draft EIS. A public hearing to supplement the opportunity to comment on the SIR is also being announced. Reclamation previously published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 50055) on August 25, 2008, providing for extended public commenting on the water quality portion of the Draft EIS. Since then Reclamation has completed additional water quality analysis and is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on the new analysis. With this notice Reclamation is therefore closing the comment period on the original water quality analysis as mentioned in the August 25, 2008, notice and opening the comment period for the new water quality analysis. Reclamation has included this analysis in a SIR for the Draft EIS that updates and provides additional information that was not in the Draft EIS. The additional information includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following topics: water quality analyses, potential effects on the western slope of Colorado, potential effects of a failure of new dams, effects of physical changes to the alternatives and reasonably foreseeable actions, clarification of Reclamation's purpose and need statement, changes in the project sponsors' Proposed Action, and identification of Reclamation's preferred alternative. The new and additional information is contained in the report titled ``Supplemental Information Report for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Southern Delivery System Project, Colorado.'' For access to the report and dates and locations of the public hearing, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this announcement.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-23953
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-23947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: E8-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described land will be officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., September 30, 2008. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office (CO-956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215-7093. The supplemental plat of section 24, in Township 15 South, Range 70 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado was accepted on April 17, 2008. The plat, in duplicate, of the entire record, of the dependent resurvey, in Township 6 North, Range 93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted on June 19, 2008. The supplemental plat in sections 23, 24, 26, 27 of Township 13 South, Range 82 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted on June 25, 2008. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 35 North, Ranges 11 and 12 West, of the New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on August 26, 2008. The plat (in seven sheets) and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and the resurvey of certain mineral surveys in section 19, Township 1 North, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on September 9, 2008. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and section subdivision in Township 43 North, Range 10 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, and the plat (in 3 sheets) and field notes, in duplicate of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the north and west boundaries of the Luis Maria Baca Land Grant No. 4, a portion of the south boundary of Township 43 North, Range 11 East, and the metes-and-bounds survey of the north, east, and a portion of the west boundary of the Baca National Wildlife Refuge within the Luis Maria Baca Land Grant No. 4, in the state of Colorado were accepted on September 12, 2008. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and survey, in section 33, Township 22 South, Range 69 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on September 16, 2008. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the west boundary and subdivisional lines and the subdivision of section 7, in Township 21 South, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on September 17, 2008. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 50 North, Range 9 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on September 22, 2008. The plat and field notes, in duplicate, of the dependent resurvey and section subdivision of sections 14, 23 and 26, Township 45 North, Range 6 East, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on September 23, 2008.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0059
Document Number: E8-23797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed authority to collect information for: OSM grant formsOSM-47 (Budget Information Report), OSM-49 (Budget Information and Financial Reporting) and OSM-51 (Performance and Program narrative); 30 CFR part 735 (Grants for Program Development and Administration and Enforcement); and 30 CFR part 886 (State and Tribal Reclamation Grants).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0036
Document Number: E8-23794
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for 30 CFR part 780 which relates to surface mining permit applicationsminimum requirements for reclamation and operation plans has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Vehicle Management for Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Document Number: E8-23779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, section 10), that the meeting location has been changed and an additional public comment time added for the eighth and ninth meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. These meetings were noticed on July 8, 2008 at 73 FR 38954. (See DATES section.)
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits
Document Number: E8-23243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Frosted Flatwoods Salamander and Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander
Document Number: E8-23997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are announcing the location and time of a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposal to split the current listing under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, of the threatened flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) into two distinct species: frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) and reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopi), due to a change in taxonomy. We also propose to list reticulated flatwoods salamander as endangered and propose critical habitat for both species. We are extending the public comment period until November 3, 2008. If you submitted comments previously, then you do not need to resubmit them because we have already incorporated them into the public record and we will fully consider them in preparation of our final determination.
Draft Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington
Document Number: E8-23811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the comment period for public review of the draft Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington. The closing date of the public comment period was erroneously omitted from the notice of availability of this draft recovery plan published on September 22, 2008. The listed species addressed in the recovery plan are the Fender's blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi), Willamette daisy (Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens), Bradshaw's lomatium (Lomatium bradshawii), Kincaid's lupine (Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii), Nelson's checker-mallow (Sidalcea nelsoniana), and golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta).
Notice of Recreation User Fee for Tours at Glen Canyon Dam
Document Number: E8-23804
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will begin charging a recreation user fee to take the guided tour of Glen Canyon Dam and Powerplant. Reclamation has determined that the new fee is reasonable and appropriate to specifically offset at least, in part, increased costs associated with public visitation to the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. The Visitor Center, located 700 feet above the Colorado River overlooking Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge, accommodates about one million visitors each year. The Visitor Center is jointly operated by Reclamation and the National Park Service. The new fee will initially be $5.00 per adult with a reduced fee schedule for certain groups as follows: seniors (age 62 and over) will be $4.00, children ages 7-16 will be $2.50, members of the U.S. military will be $4.00, and school groups will be $0.50 per person. There will be no fee charged for children six years of age and under. These fees will be reviewed and adjusted, as appropriate, in subsequent years.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Jackson Field Office, Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E8-23803
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land ManagementEastern States (BLM-ES), Jackson Field Office, Jackson, Mississippi, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southeastern United States and, by this notice, is announcing public scoping meetings. The RMP will bring all BLM land in the Southeastern United States under a land use plan
Reporting Amendments
Document Number: E8-23788
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS published a final rule in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 (73 FR 15885), announcing amendments to existing regulations for reporting production and royalties on oil, gas, coal and other solid minerals, and geothermal resources produced from Federal and Indian leases. This docutment corrects the final rule, which contained a clerical error in the tables identifying OMB-approved information collections and their corresponding forms.
National Capital Region
Document Number: E8-23773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the subsequent 27 day event.
Receipt of an Application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit for the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
Document Number: E8-23557
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the receipt of an application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit that would be issued pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The application was developed in accordance with the Template Safe Harbor Agreement (Template SHA) for the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). The permit applicant is the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Issuance of a permit to WDNR would exempt incidental take of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, which would otherwise be prohibited by section 9 of the Act, that is above the baseline conditions of WDNR properties enrolled under the Template SHA and that may result from the permittee's otherwise lawful management activities. The Service requests comments from the public regarding the proposed issuance of a permit to WDNR. All comments received will become part of the public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All comments received from organizations, businesses, or individuals representing organizations or businesses are available for public inspection in their entirety.
Migratory Bird Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Falconry
Document Number: E8-23226
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, change the regulations governing falconry in the United States. We have reorganized the regulations and added or changed some provisions in them. In particular, we have eliminated the requirement for a Federal permit to practice falconry. The changes will make it easier to understand the requirements for the practice of falconry, including take of raptors from the wild, and the procedures for obtaining a falconry permit. This rule also adds a provision allowing us to approve falconry regulations that Indian Tribes or U.S. territories adopt. State, tribal, or territorial laws and regulations governing falconry must meet the standards in these regulations by January 1, 2014, at which time the Federal permit program will be discontinued.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-23710
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This publishes notice of the 2008 Class III Gaming Compact between the Nez Perce Tribe and the State of Idaho taking effect.
Land Acquisitions; Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, CA
Document Number: E8-23706
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 11.24 acres of land into trust for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake of California on September 8, 2008. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1. The duties of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs were delegated to the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development on May 23, 2008.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-23701
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Document Number: E8-23699
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-23697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-23692
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-23690
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX
Document Number: E8-23680
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E8-23663
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E8-23646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
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 Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)-USGS competitive grant program conducted in conjunction with the State Water Resources Research Institutes. The NIWR cooperates with the USGS in establishing total programmatic direction, reporting on the activities of the Institutes, coordinating and facilitating regional research and information and technology transfer, and in operating the NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program. Furthermore, an annual progress and final technical report for all projects is required at the end of the project period. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Royalty Relief for Deepwater Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leases-Conforming Regulations to Court Decision
Document Number: E8-23290
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This rule amends 30 CFR parts 203 and 260 to conform the regulations to the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Santa Fe Snyder Corp., et al. v. Norton. That decision found that certain provisions of the MMS regulations interpreting section 304 of the Deep Water Royalty Relief Act are contrary to the requirements of the statute. MMS will determine lessees' royalty under leases subject to Deep Water Royalty Relief Act section 304, for both past and future periods, in a manner consistent with the Fifth Circuit's decision in the Santa Fe Snyder case and this rule.
Proposed Willamette Valley Native Prairie Habitat Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for the Fender's Blue Butterfly in Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties, OR
Document Number: E8-23556
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposes to issue itself an enhancement of survival permit pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for a programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement). The proposed term of the Agreement is 15 years, and the proposed term of the permit is 25 years. In accordance with regulation, the Service is completing the application process for this proposed permit. The requested permit would authorize the Service to extend incidental take coverage with assurances to eligible landowners who are willing to carry out habitat management measures that would benefit the federally-listed endangered Fender's blue butterfly (Icaricia icarioides fenderi) and the threatened Kincaid's lupine (Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii) by enrolling them under the Agreement as Cooperators through issuance of Certificates of Inclusion. The covered area or geographic scope of this Agreement includes the known and potential range of the Fender's blue butterfly, which occurs on prairie habitat within Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties of Oregon. We request comments from the public on the permit application, proposed Agreement and related documents, which are available for review (see ADDRESSES below).
Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges, Galena, AK
Document Number: E8-23526
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft revised comprehensive conservation plan (Draft CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for the Koyukuk, Northern Unit Innoko, and Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges (Refuge) is available for public review and comment. In this Draft CCP and EA we describe two alternatives, including our preferred action, to manage the Refuge for the next 15 years. Also available for public review and comment are draft compatibility determinations.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-23510
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
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. Contact Information: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: E8-23509
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
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. Contact Information: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey.
Bureau of Reclamation Loan Guarantees
Document Number: E8-23444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes this rule establishing eligibility criteria and program requirements for loan guarantees authorized by the Twenty-first Century Water Works Act (Title II of Pub. L. 109-451; 43 U.S.C. 2421-2434) (Act). This rule is intended to define for potential participants how the loan guarantees authorized by the Act will be administered. The Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to make loan guarantees for three categories of projects: Category (A) projects are rural water supply projects as defined in section 102(9) of the Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2006 (Title I of Pub. L. 109-451; 43 U.S.C.2401-2409) (Rural Water Supply Act of 2006); A category (B) project is an extraordinary operation and maintenance activity for, or the rehabilitation or replacement of, a facility that is authorized by Federal reclamation laws and constructed by the United States under such law; or in connection with which there is a repayment or water service contract executed by the United States under Federal reclamation law; or A category (C) project is an improvement to water infrastructure directly associated with a reclamation project that, based on a determination of the Secretary improves water management; and fulfills other Federal goals. For purposes of this rule, these will be referred to as category (A), (B), or (C) projects. The Act provides that, subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary of the Interior may provide loan guarantees for eligible projects. The Act requires the Secretary to develop criteria for determining the eligibility of a project for financial assistance, and to publish them in the Federal Register. The intent of this rulemaking is to meet this requirement, as well as to define for potential participants how the loan guarantee will be administered. Reclamation will administer the program. Reclamation will take into account the comments on this rule in developing final regulations. Reclamation recognizes that the rule will be modified in the future to more specifically address category (A) projects and to address modifications in administration as a result of experience gained through the first requests.
Resource Protection Study, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado
Document Number: E8-23308
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
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 announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Resource Protection Study for Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado.
Special Resource Study, Environmental Impact Statement, Blackstone River Valley, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Document Number: E8-23307
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Special Resource Study (SRS) of landscape features and sites that contribute to the understanding of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. This study was mandated by Public Law 109-338, the ``John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Reauthorization Act of 2006.'' The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor encompasses 24 communities located along the Blackstone River and its tributaries spanning from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Within the boundaries of the heritage corridor lie approximately 400,000 acres of land and over 500,000 people. The waters of the Blackstone River powered the Slater Mill, a National Historic Landmark, in Pawtucket, RI, America's first successful textile mill. This creative spark contributed to the nation's historic evolution as a global industrial and technological power. The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor was established by Public Law 99-647 in November 1986 for the purpose of preserving and interpreting for educational and inspirational benefit of present and future generations the unique and significant contributions to our national heritage of certain historic and cultural lands, waterways and structures within the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The heritage corridor was to provide a management framework to assist the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and their units of local government in the development and implementation of integrated cultural, historical and land resource management programs in order to retain, enhance and interpret the significant values of the lands, waters and structures of the corridor. The purpose of this Special Resource Study/EIS is to provide Congress with information about the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of sites and landscape features within the corridor that are associated with American industrial history for possible inclusion in the National Park System. The study will develop alternative options for management and interpretation of the sites and landscape features under consideration. The draft report of the study, with the draft EIS, is expected to be completed and available for public review by late 2009.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Reviews of Three Wildlife Species and Eight Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
Document Number: E8-23232
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) initiate 5- year reviews of three wildlife species and eight plant species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (see Table 1 under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ). We request any new information on these species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make recommendations as to whether each of these species is properly classified under the Act.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Big Sandy Casino and Resort Project, Fresno County, CA
Document Number: E8-23448
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has replaced the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) as lead agency in the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed casino and hotel project to be located near Friant, in Fresno County, California. The BIA, with the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing the EIS. The NIGC initiated the public scoping process, including a public scoping meeting on September 15, 2005, to determine the issues, concerns and alternatives to be included in the EIS. The BIA is hereby continuing that process, but as project plans have not changed since the September 15, 2005, meeting, will not be holding additional public scoping meetings.
Notice of Realty FLPMA Section 302 Permit/Lease, Gunnison County, CO
Document Number: E8-23440
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Gunnison Aggregate Resources has submitted a proposal for a land use authorization to operate an asphalt batch plant and other materials processing and temporary storage pursuant to Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and regulations at Title 43 CFR 2920. The land consists of approximately 1.25 acres of public lands approximately 5 miles southwest of Gunnison in Gunnison County, Colorado, within a portion of the SW\1/4\SW\1/4\SE\1/4\ of Section 17, T.49N., R.1W., New Mexico Principal Meridian. The land is within a 50-acre parcel of public land designated as the McCabe Lane community gravel pit. The proponent is a permit holder authorized to extract gravel from the McCabe Lane pit.
Recreation and Public Purpose (R&PP) Act Classification; Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: E8-23431
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that land located in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico is suitable for classification for lease and/or conveyance to New Mexico State University (NMSU) under authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq. ). NMSU proposes to use the land as a new satellite campus for the Do[ntilde]a Ana Community College.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permits in Santa Cruz County, CA
Document Number: E8-23403
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of five Incidental Take Permit applications and Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicants collectively anticipate removing a total of approximately 2.04 acres of Mount Hermon June beetle (Polyphylla barbata) occupied habitat, and one HCP also includes the federally endangered Ben Lomond spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana) as a covered species. We are requesting comments on the permit applications and on our preliminary determination that the proposed HCPs qualify as ``low effect'' HCPs, eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended.
Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA) and Western Planning Area (WPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Years 2009-2012
Document Number: E8-23372
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS has prepared a SEIS on oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled in 2009-2012 in the CPA and WPA offshore the States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. As mandated in the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA) (Pub. L. 109- 432, December 20, 2006), MMS shall offer, as soon as practicable, approximately 5.8 million acres located in the southeastern part of the CPA (``181 South Area''). The CPA Sale 208 (March 2009) will be the first sale to include the ``181 South Area.'' The SEIS analyzed newly available information for the potential environmental effects of oil and natural gas leasing, exploration, development, and production in the ``181 South Area.''
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 208 in the Central Planning Area (CPA) in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E8-23369
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS announces the availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Sale 208 in the CPA. 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 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: E8-23368
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are approving an amendment to the Wyoming abandoned mine land reclamation (AMLR) plan (hereinafter referred to as the ``Wyoming plan'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Wyoming intended to revise its plan by submitting a revision to W.S. 35-11-1210 to correct an inadvertent error in the statute that was enacted during the 2007 Legislative Session. Specifically, the amendment clarifies that W.S. Sec. 35-11-1210 only applies to SMCRA section 411(h)(1) funds.
Minor Boundary Revision at Joshua Tree National Park
Document Number: E8-23305
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces the revision to the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park, pursuant to the authority specified below, to include a 639-acre tract of adjacent land identified as Tract 101-78 located in San Bernardino County, California, and depicted on Drawing No. 156/92,003, Sheet 1 of 1, Segment Map 101, revised February 11, 2008. This map is on file and available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Land Resources Program Center, Pacific West Region, 1111 Jackson St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
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Document Number: E8-23258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to amend its regulations to remove the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCFA) as one of the authorities of our Recreation regulations, in accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (REA). The rule will also amend and reorder the prohibitions to separate those that apply specifically to campgrounds and picnic areas from those with more general applications. The reordering is necessary to broaden the scope to include all areas where standard amenity, expanded amenity, and special recreation permit fees are charged under REA. The proposed rule would remove an unnecessary provision that has been interpreted to require the BLM to publish supplementary rules concerning failure to pay fees established by the recreation regulations, thus relieving the BLM from publishing such separate specific supplementary rules for each area. Finally, it will make technical changes to maintain consistency with other BLM regulations.