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Notice of Availability of Final Cortez Hills Expansion Project Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: E8-23251
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
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.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cortez Gold Mines (CGM) proposed Cortez Hills Expansion Project (project) and by this Notice is announcing its availability.
CT 620 Partnership Incidental Take Permit Amendment
Document Number: E8-23242
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received from CT 620 Partnership (Applicant) a request to amend an existing Incidental Take Permit (Permit), TE036095, under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If we grant it, the amendment would update the methodology we used to calculate the mitigation fee for this permit to the methodology we presently use to calculate new fees for permits of this type. This amendment would not alter the level of authorized take.
Natural Resource Damages for Hazardous Substances
Document Number: E8-23225
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior
This final rule amends certain parts of the natural resource damage assessment regulations for hazardous substances. The regulations provide procedures that natural resource trustees may use to evaluate the need for and means of restoring, replacing, or acquiring the equivalent of public natural resources that are injured or destroyed as a result of releases of hazardous substances. The Department of the Interior has previously developed two types of natural resource damage assessment regulations: Standard procedures for simplified assessments requiring minimal field observation (the Type A Rule); and site- specific procedures for detailed assessments in individual cases (the Type B Rule). This final rule revises the Type B Rule to emphasize resource restoration over economic damages. It also responds to two court decisions addressing the regulations: State of Ohio v. U.S. Department of the Interior, 880 F.2d 432 (DC Cir. 1989) (Ohio v. Interior); and Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. v. U.S. Department of the Interior, 88 F.3d 1191 (DC Cir. 1996) (Kennecott v. Interior), and includes a technical revision to resolve an apparent inconsistency in the timing provisions for the assessment process set out in the rule.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-23106
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Remove the California, Oregon, and Washington Population of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: E8-22735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to remove the California, Oregon, and Washington population of the marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We find that the petition presents substantial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review of the marbled murrelet, which will also serve as our 5-year status review for the species. Concurrent with making our 12-month finding on the petition and conducting a 5-year status review, we intend to review the rangewide status of the species, and if necessary, the configuration and status of any distinct population segments. To ensure a comprehensive review, we are soliciting scientific and commercial data and other information on the marbled murrelet relevant to its listing status under the Act. At the conclusion of our status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition.
List of Programs Eligible for Inclusion in Fiscal Year 2009 Funding Agreements To Be Negotiated With Self-Governance Tribes
Document Number: E8-23175
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This notice lists programs or portions of programs that are eligible for inclusion in Fiscal Year 2009 funding agreements with self-governance tribes and lists programmatic targets according to section 405(c)(4) of the Tribal Self-Governance Act.
Notice of Realty Action: Lease/Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: E8-23129
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has received a request for lease and subsequent conveyance of approximately 19.375 acres of public land in the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) proposes to use the land for a public Park and Ride bus facility.
Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, and Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: E8-23126
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada's three Resource Advisory Council will hold a joint meeting.
Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: E8-23118
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Selawik National Wildlife Refuge (Selawik Refuge, Refuge). We furnish this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. We will use local announcements, special mailings, newspaper articles, the Internet, and other media announcements to inform people of opportunities to provide input throughout the planning process. We will hold public meetings in communities within and near Selawik Refuge during preparation of the revised plan.
Notice of Public Meeting: Recreation Subcommittee of the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin, Northeastern Great Basin, and Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada
Document Number: E8-23112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA) (Pub. L. 108-447), the Recreation Subcommittee of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Nevada Resource Advisory Committees will hold a meeting to discuss fee proposals to increase fees at campgrounds managed by the Forest Service in the Ely area, increase fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and to initiate a meeting room reservation fee at the California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center managed by the BLM Nevada Elko District Office.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases TXNM 107307 and TXNM 107313
Document Number: E8-23104
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
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 leases TXNM 107307 and TXNM 107313 from the lessee, Southern Bay Energy, LLC for lands in Burleson County, Texas. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: E8-22924
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the November 1, 2008 meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
Notice of Intent To Amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan, California
Document Number: E8-22766
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Needles Field Office intends to prepare an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan with an associated environmental assessment (EA). This notice initiates the public participation and scoping processes for the CDCA Plan amendment and environmental assessment.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review
Document Number: E8-23073
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), initiate 5- year reviews of the piping plover (Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes, and Northern Great Plains populations) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these populations that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of these 5-year reviews, we will make a finding on whether these populations are properly classified under the Act.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E8-22973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E8-22955
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E8-22954
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permits were issued.
California Desert District Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E8-22923
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 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, November 14, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and meet in formal session on Saturday, November 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Inn and Suites, 1050 N. Norma, Ridgecrest, CA. The Council and interested members of the public will depart for the field tour at 8 a.m. from the lobby of the Heritage Inn and Suites. The public is welcome to participate in the tour but should plan on providing their own transportation, lunch, and beverage. A four-wheel drive vehicle is strongly recommended for the field tour. 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.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22916
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation, we) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Right-of-Use Application (Form 7-2540), OMB Control Number: 1006-0003. Title 43 CFR part 429 requires that applicants for certain uses of Bureau of Reclamation land apply using Form 7-2540. We request your comments on specific aspects of the revised Right-of-Use Application Form.
National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-22903
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will be held on Monday, October 20, at 10 a.m., at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. If the meeting must be continued, the meeting will resume at this same location on Friday, November 7, 2008, at 1 p.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss currently authorized and proposed memorials in the District of Columbia and its environs. In addition to discussing general matters and conducting routine business, the Commission will review three action items: 1. A request to extend the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Foundation's authority to establish the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial in Washington, DC. 2. H.R. 6195, a bill to authorize the Korean War Veterans Association to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of Columbia near the Korean War Veterans Memorial to honor members of the Armed Forces who have served in Korea since July 28, 1953. 3. H.R. 6696, a bill to authorize the American Battle Monuments Commission to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor members of the Armed Forces who served in World War I. The meeting will be open to the public. Any person may file with the Commission a written statement concerning the matters to be discussed. Persons who wish to file a written statement or testify at the meeting or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Ms. Nancy Young, Secretary to the Commission.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-22768
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Napaaktukmeut Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Noatak, Alaska, and are located in:
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-22761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on October 15-16, 2008 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 161 Instructional West. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Request for Information and Recommendations on Species Proposals, Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at the Fifteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; U.S. Approach for the Meeting of the Conference of the Parties
Document Number: E8-22746
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
To implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention), the Parties to the Convention meet periodically to review what species in international trade should be regulated and other aspects of the implementation of CITES. The fifteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP15) is tentatively scheduled to be held in late January 2010 in Doha, Qatar. Therefore, with this notice we are soliciting recommendations for amending Appendices I and II of CITES at CoP15 as well as recommendations for resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP15. We invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on animal and plant species that should be considered as candidates for U.S. proposals to amend CITES Appendices I and II. Such amendments may concern the addition of species to Appendix I or II, the transfer of species from one Appendix to another, or the removal of species from Appendix II. We also invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on possible resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at the upcoming meeting. Finally, with this notice we also describe the U.S. approach to preparations for CoP15.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E8-22733
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: E8-22732
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act [5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988)], that a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on October 28, 2008 at the following location. The meeting will continue beginning at 9 a.m. on October 29.
Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians of the Jackson Rancheria Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: E8-22707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians of the Jackson Rancheria (Tribe) Liquor Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Jackson Tribe's tribal land. The tribal land is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their tribal land, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application MTM 98618
Document Number: E8-22699
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Western Energy Company in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Rosebud County, Montana, encompassing 921.06 acres.
Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Lima, MT
Document Number: E8-22697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announce that our Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is available. This Draft CCP/EA describes how the Service intends to manage this Refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Proposed New Information Collection for Donor Certification Form
Document Number: E8-22673
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Conservation, Partnerships & Management Policy announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Butte Field Office, Montana
Document Number: E8-22543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/Final EIS) for the Butte Field Office, Montana.
Notice of Availability: Record of Decision for the Ely Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: E8-22540
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Ely RMP planning area located in east-central Nevada in Lincoln, White Pine and a portion of Nye counties. The Nevada State Director signed the ROD on August 20, 2008, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed “M” Pit Mine Expansion at the Montana Tunnels Mine, Jefferson County, MT
Document Number: E8-22535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been prepared for the Montana Tunnels Mine ``M'' Pit Mine Expansion. The mine permit is administered by the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) Butte Field Office and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. Operations on public lands in the permit area are on mining claims located in accordance with the General Mining Law of 1872, as amended (30 U.S.C. 22 et seq.).
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-22545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. The lands are near Kiana, Noorvik, and Selawik, Alaska, and are located in:
Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-22544
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members of its District Advisory Council to serve the 2009-2011 three-year term. Council members provide advice and recommendations to BLM on the management of public lands in southern California. Public notice begins with the publication date of this notice. Nominations will be accepted through Saturday, October 30, 2008. The three-year term would begin January 1, 2009. The five positions to be filled include:
Migratory Bird Permits; Revisions to Migratory Bird Import and Export Regulations
Document Number: E8-22516
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a document in the Federal Register on August 13, 2008 that revised the regulations governing migratory bird permitting. That document inadvertently used the term ``migratory game birds'' in a way that contradicts the existing definition of that term elsewhere in our regulations. This document corrects the final regulations.
Call for Nominations To Fill Two Vacancies on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG)
Document Number: E8-22497
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On June 25, 2008, the Secretary of the Interior renewed the Charter for the PAWG and Task Groups. There are currently two vacancies on the PAWG for which nominations are being solicited: A representative of (1) Sublette County Government, and (2) the oil and gas operators. Section 309 of FLPMA directs the Secretary to select 10 to 15 member citizen-based advisory councils that are consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Individuals or groups who wish to submit a nomination or are interested in becoming a member of the PAWG should submit the specified information within 30 days of this Notice. Nomination forms may be found at http:// www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Pinedale/pawg.html.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2008-09 Late Season
Document Number: E8-22492
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes special late-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0100; North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant Programs
Document Number: E8-22470
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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 September 30, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: E8-22439
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) prescribes final late-season frameworks from which States may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2008-09 migratory bird hunting seasons. These late seasons include most waterfowl seasons, the earliest of which commences on September 27, 2008. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the States' selection of hunting seasons and to further the annual establishment of the late-season migratory bird hunting regulations.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
Document Number: E8-22436
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those early seasons for which States previously deferred selection. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2008-09 season.
Privacy Act of 1974, As Amended; Addition of a New System of Records
Document Number: E8-22425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to add a new Department-wide Privacy Act system of records, DOI-02, ``Interior Uniform Relocation Assistance Program Records.''
Public Conduct on Bureau of Reclamation Facilities, Lands, and Waterbodies
Document Number: E8-22423
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
This final rule will amend the regulations that govern public access to and conduct on Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) facilities, lands, and waterbodies. This action is necessary to clarify rules that are intended to maintain law and order and protect persons and property on Reclamation facilities, lands, and waterbodies. This action will help the public better understand their rights and responsibilities.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Washington
Document Number: E8-22347
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2310.3-1, notice is hereby given that on the behalf of the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management proposes to extend Public Land Order No. 6776 for a 20-year period. This order withdrew approximately 8,950 acres of National Forest System land from surface entry and mining to protect the natural, scenic, and recreational values, and the investment in federal funds in the North Cascades Scenic Highway Zone. The withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6776 will expire on April 17, 2010, unless extended. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Public Notice: Clarifying the Definition of “Substantial Restoration of Natural Quiet” at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Document Number: E8-22343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
On April 9, 2008, the National Park Service (NPS) published a Public Notice of agency policy in the Federal Register with the above title (73 FR 19246-19248), clarifying the NPS definition of substantial restoration of natural quiet at Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) to distinguish between aircraft noise generated above and below 17,999 feet mean sea level (MSL), and requesting comments on the proposed clarification. Specifically, the NPS proposed the following clarification: (a) Substantial restoration of natural quiet at GCNP will be achieved when the reduction of noise from aircraft operations at or below 17,999 feet MSL results in 50% or more of the park achieving restoration of the natural quiet (i.e., no aircraft audible) for 75% to 100% of the day, each and every day; and (b) The NPS defines the substantial restoration of natural quiet from all aircraft above 17,999 feet MSL to mean that there will be an overall reduction in aviation noise generated above 17,999 feet MSL above the park over time through implementation of measures in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commitments. The NPS also clarified that 50% of the park is a minimum in the restoration goal. The public comment period was open from April 9 to May 9, 2008. The NPS received and analyzed 127 comments in response to the Public Notice. Comments were received from the National Air Transportation Association; environmental groups (e.g., Sierra Club, Audubon Society, and Grand Canyon Trust); air tour operators; and the general public. Comments beyond the scope of this clarification may be considered in the development of the Environmental Impact Statement for Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park (EIS).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming
Document Number: E8-22337
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
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.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Blackhawk to Heybourne Transmission Line Project, Nevada
Document Number: E8-22336
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District Office, Carson City, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Sierra Pacific Power Company's Blackhawk to Heybourne Transmission Line Project which will run through Storey, Lyon, Carson City and Douglas counties. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process and solicits input on the identification of issues.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: E8-22291
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: E8-22255
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This final rule amends the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral resources regulations to update some fees that cover the BLM's cost of processing certain documents relating to its mineral programs and some filing fees for mineral-related documents. These updates include fees for actions such as lease applications, name changes, corporate mergers, and lease consolidations.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0004
Document Number: E8-22250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from those persons who submit Form 2520-1 to apply for a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands in the Western United States. The BLM uses this information to determine if the applicant is eligible to make a desert-land entry under the appropriate land entry laws.
Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Approval Number 1004-0153
Document Number: E8-22244
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an existing approval to collect information from persons who seek to acquire the Federally-owned (reserved) mineral interests underlying their surface estate. BLM collects this information to verify that the applicant is the surface owner that overlies the Federally- owned mineral rights and that statutory requirements for their conveyance are met. The regulations under 43 CFR Part 2720 authorize BLM to collect information (no specific form is required) to convey Federally-owned mineral interests to surface owners if certain conditions are met.