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Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgetown, Horry, and Marion Counties, SC
Document Number: E8-25840
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Royalty Relief for Deepwater Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leases-Conforming Regulations to Court Decision
Document Number: E8-25815
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
MMS is delaying until December 8, 2008, 60 days from the date of publication, the effective date of a rule that will conform the regulations at 30 CFR parts 203 and 260 to the Federal Court's decision in Santa Fe Snyder Corp. v. Norton, 385 F.3d 884 (5th Cir. 2004). This delay of effective date is necessary to comply with the Congressional review provisions of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. (the Congressional Review Act).
Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Utah
Document Number: E8-25782
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that certain public lands located in Kane County, Utah, are suitable for classification for conveyance to the Western Kane County Special Services District under the authority of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, June 14, 1926, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869).
Recreation & Public Purposes Act Classification; Utah
Document Number: E8-25780
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that public lands in Tooele County, Utah have been examined and found suitable for classification for conveyance to the City of Wendover, Utah under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869).
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, Anson and Richmond Counties, NC
Document Number: E8-25778
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: E8-25772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendments to Existing Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-25680
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the National Park Service, Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to amend 19 existing Privacy Act system of records notices to add a new routine use to authorize the disclosure of records to individuals involved in responding to a breach of Federal data.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-25656
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Delta Petroleum Corporation and Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP for competitive oil and gas lease WYW152696 for land in Fremont County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-25653
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW157568 for land in Fremont County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Meeting Notice for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-25648
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2008, in Pendleton, Oregon. The John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2008. The meeting will take place at the Oxford Suites, 2400 SW Court, Pendleton, OR from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. The meeting may include such topics as John Day Resource Management Plan, Wallowa- Whitman Weed Management, Climate Change, Forest and BLM Resource Management Planning, Restoration of the Lower Snake River, Transportation Planning, and other matters as may reasonably come before the council. The meeting is open to the public. Public comment is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (Pacific Time) December 2, 2008. For a copy of the information to be distributed to the Council members, please submit a written request to the Vale District Office 10 days prior to the meeting.
Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: E8-25633
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Delta Petroleum Corporation for competitive oil and gas lease WYW160085 for land in Natrona County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designating the Northern Rocky Mountain Population of Gray Wolf as a Distinct Population Segment and Removing This Distinct Population Segment From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
Document Number: E8-25629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On February 8, 2007, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a proposed rule to establish a distinct population segment (DPS) of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the Northern Rocky Mountains (NRM) of the United States and to remove the gray wolf in the NRM DPS from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (72 FR 6106). On February 27, 2008, we issued a final rule establishing and delisting the NRM gray wolf DPS (73 FR 10514). Several parties filed a lawsuit challenging our final rule and asking to have it enjoined. On July 18, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana enjoined the Service's implementation of the final delisting rule, after concluding that Plaintiffs were likely to prevail on merits of their claims. In light of this decision, we asked the court to vacate the final rule and remand it to us. On October 14, 2008, the court issued an order vacating our February 27, 2008, final rule (73 FR 10514) and remanding it back to the Service for further consideration. We announce the reopening of the comment period for our February 8, 2007, proposed rule (72 FR 6106). We now intend to reconsider our 2007 proposed rule and issue a new listing determination. We seek information, data, and comments from the public regarding the 2007 proposal with an emphasis on new information relevant to this action, the issues raised by the Montana District Court (described in more detail below), and the issues raised by the September 29, 2008, ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with respect to the Western Great Lakes gray wolf DPS (also described in more detail below). If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Dusky Tree Vole (Arborimus longicaudus silvicola) as Threatened or Endangered
Document Number: E8-25574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
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 list the dusky tree vole (Arborimus longicaudus silvicola) in all of its range as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The petitioners also requested the Service to list either the north Oregon coast population of the red tree vole (A. longicaudus) as a Distinct Population Segment (DPS) or the red tree vole throughout all of its range because it is threatened or endangered in a significant portion of its range, if we determined that the subspecies, A. l. silvicola, was not a valid taxon. We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the dusky tree vole as a subspecies may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice we are initiating a status review of the species, including the evaluation of the north Oregon coast population of red tree vole and the red tree vole throughout its range, and we will issue a 12-month finding on our determination as to whether the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. We will make a determination on critical habitat for this species if, and when, we initiate a listing action.
Interagency Cooperation Under the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: E8-25678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Department of Commere, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively, ``Services'' or ``we'') previously proposed to amend regulations governing interagency cooperation under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) (73 FR 47868-47875; August 15, 2008). The Services proposed these regulatory changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the section 7(a)(2) consultation process. This Federal Register notice advises the public that we (FWS and NOAA) have prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that assesses the potential environmental effects of the proposed regulatory changes currently under consideration. The Draft EA is available for public review at the following Web site: http://www.doi.gov/issues/esa.html.
Central Utah Project Completion Act
Document Number: E8-25625
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science has signed the Record of Decision which documents the selection of the Proposed Action as presented in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Lower Duchesne River Wetlands Mitigation Project (LDWP), Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah, a mitigation component of the Central Utah Project (CUP). The FEIS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and was filed with the Environmental Protection Agency on April 11, 2008. The ROD approves implementation of the project in accordance with statutory and contractual obligations. The Proposed Action fulfills a Central Utah Project need to complete certain environmental mitigation obligations of the Federal government to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Agency, Ft. Duchesne, Utah. These mitigation commitments derive from construction and operation of the Strawberry Aqueduct and Collection System (SACS) of the CUP. The SACS has diverted Ute Indian Tribal water away from the Duchesne River and, thereby, depleted water sources which historically supported wetlands, riparian habitats and associated fish and wildlife resources held in trust by the Federal government for the benefit of the Ute Indian Tribe. The LDWP will replace, restore and enhance these trust resources consistent with long-standing commitments and promises made by the Federal government to the Ute Indian Tribe. The Department of the Interior and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission served as Joint Lead Agencies in compliance with NEPA. The Ute Indian Tribe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, Duchesne County and Uintah County served as Cooperating Agencies. The FEIS and ROD satisfy disclosure requirements of NEPA and will serve as NEPA compliance documentation for all contracts, agreements and permits that will be required for construction and operation of the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25582
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. We changed the title to meet OMB requirements. The previous title of this information collection request (ICR) was ``30 CFR part 227Delegation to States; 30 CFR part 228Cooperative Activities with States and Indian Tribes; and 30 CFR part 229Delegation to States.'' The new title is ``30 CFR parts 227, 228, and 229, Delegated and Cooperative Activities with States and Indian Tribes.''
Texas Chenier Plain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Chambers, Jefferson, and Galveston Counties, TX
Document Number: E8-25496
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the decision and availability of the record of decision (ROD) for the final environmental impact statement (EIS), comprehensive conservation plan (CCP), and land protection plan (LPP) for the Texas Chenier Plain National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Refuge Complex). We completed a thorough analysis of the environmental, social, and economic considerations and presented it in our final EIS, which we released to the public through a Federal Register notice on June 30, 2008. The ROD documents our decision to adopt and implement Refuge Management Alternative D and Refuge Boundary Expansion Alternative C. Refuge Management Alternative D is adopted as the CCP for the Refuge Complex and will direct the management activities on the Refuge Complex for the next 15 years. Refuge Boundary Expansion Alternative C is adopted as the LPP for the Refuge Complex and authorizes land acquisition from willing sellers within a designated 64,260-acre expansion area.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-25494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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 Tanacross, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Tanacross, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-25493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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. The lands are in the vicinity of Noatak and Selawik, Alaska, and are located in:
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E8-25479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams
Document Number: E8-25446
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Notice is hereby given that effective with this publication, the following NAD 83-based Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams (for Alaska), and NAD 27-based Outer Continental Shelf Official Protraction Diagrams (for the Gulf of Mexico), with revision dates as indicated, are now available. The Minerals Management Service in accordance with its authority and responsibility under Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, is updating the basic record used for the description of oil and gas, mineral, and alternative energy lease sales in the geographic areas they represent.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25433
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0005. This information collection is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. We request your comments on the revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25430
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0006. This information collection is required under the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), Acreage Limitation Rules and Regulations, 43 CFR part 426, and Information Requirements for Certain Farm Operations In Excess of 960 Acres and the Eligibility of Certain Formerly Excess Land, 43 CFR part 428. We request your comments on the revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426, OMB Control Number: 1006-0023. We request your comments on the proposed Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA) forms and specific aspects of the information collection.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-25417
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council will hold a scoping meeting for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Marriott's Custom House, 3 McKinley Square, Aruba Room, Boston, MA 02109. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public and interested agencies and organizations an opportunity to learn about a project to replace the existing pier on Georges Island and provide comments early in the project planning process. The meeting will be held in an open house format and will not include a scheduled presentation. The public is invited to visit at any point in the scheduled time to review the materials and comment. The meeting will be open to the public. Comments regarding potential issues and concerns, alternatives, potential environmental impacts, and mitigation strategies that should be considered during the planning process are welcome. Comments can be provided at the meeting, by mail or online. Persons who wish to mail a written statement or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Superintendent Bruce Jacobson at (617) 223-8667. To provide comments online, please go to the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/BOHA and follow the appropriate links to Georges IslandEvaluate and Design Hub Island Pier. Commentators are asked to please note that their entire comment including any personal identifying information, such as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addressesmay be made publicly available at any time. While reviewers can ask the NPS in their comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the NPS cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Sacramento Valley Tiger Beetle as Endangered
Document Number: E8-25403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
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 list the Sacramento Valley tiger beetle (Cicindela hirticollis abrupta) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Sacramento Valley tiger beetle may be warranted. Therefore, we will not be initiating a further status review in response to this petition. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the status of, or threats to, the Sacramento Valley tiger beetle or its habitat at any time.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC); Announcement of Plenary Session
Document Number: E8-25399
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The OCS Scientific Committee will meet at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Virginia.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-25349
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an approval of the First Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the Spokane Tribe and the State of Washington.
Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Leasing of Geothermal Resources in Eleven Western United States and Alaska, Including Proposed Amendments to Selected Land Use Plans
Document Number: E8-25294
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with section 202 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500- 1508), and applicable agency guidance, a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) has been prepared on the leasing of geothermal resources in 11 Western United States (U.S.) and Alaska. The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS) are co-lead agencies for the PEIS. The Department of Energy (DOE) participated as a core team member. The PEIS has been developed, in part, to support the amendment of 122 resource management plans (RMP) covering public lands managed by the BLM under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58, August 8, 2005), the goal of the proposed action is to make geothermal leasing decisions on pending lease applications submitted prior to January 1, 2005, and to facilitate geothermal leasing decisions on other existing and future lease applications and nominations on the Federal mineral estate. The planning area encompasses about 530 million acres of land with the potential for geothermal development in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Tribal Consultation on Proposed Special Education Policies and Procedures
Document Number: E8-25203
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), Division of Performance and Accountability (DPA), will conduct tribal consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments on proposed BIE Special Education Policies and Procedures. The proposed policies and procedures are available at http://www.enan.bia.edu under the ``News and Announcements'' section of the Web site or by calling the individual in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.
Excess Spoil Minimization-Stream Buffer Zones Final Environmental Impact Statement, OSM-EIS-34
Document Number: E8-25121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
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 announcing the availability of a final environmental impact statement (FEIS). The FEIS analyzes the potential impacts of a rule concerning excess spoil, coal mine waste, and stream buffer zones.
Notice of Meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Within the Alaska Region
Document Number: E8-25111
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces a meeting of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments. The meeting will be recorded and meeting notes will be available upon request from the Superintendent approximately six weeks after each meeting. The Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is authorized to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska
Document Number: E8-24979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska.
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Tok, AK
Document Number: E8-25283
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announce the availability of our Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge (Tetlin Refuge). In this revised CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
Document Number: E8-25266
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council).
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: E8-25224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-25208
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This publishes notice of an Amendment to a Compact between the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the State of Michigan providing for the conduct of Tribal-State Class III gaming by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians taking effect.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0063
Document Number: E8-25123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for 30 CFR 870 Abandoned Mine Reclamation FundFee Collection and Coal Production Reporting and the form OSM-1 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 its expected burden and cost.
Fire Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Document Number: E8-24974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
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 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Fire Management Plan for Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The document describes and analyzes the environmental impacts of several action alternatives including the preferred alternative for management of fire in Grand Canyon National Park. The preferred alternative analyzes the use of prescribed fire, wildland fire use, suppression fire and manual and mechanical thinning. A no action alternative was also evaluated.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: E8-25197
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Approval of the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming Amendments between the State of Washington and the Snoqualmie Tribe.
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Document Number: E8-25190
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior is announcing the Department's intent to form a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop recommendations for proposed regulations regarding Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded school facilities under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. As required by the No Child Left Behind Act, the Secretary will select representatives of Indian tribes for the committee from among individuals nominated by tribes whose students attend BIE-funded schools either operated by the bureau or by the tribe through a contract or grant. To the maximum extent possible, the proportional representation of tribes on the committee will reflect the proportionate share of students from tribes served by the BIE-funded school system. In addition, the Secretary will consider the balance of representation with regard to geographical location, size, and type of school and facility, as well as the interests of parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members, in selecting tribal committee representatives. As required in the NCLB Act, the committee shall prepare and submit to the Secretary of the Interior a report or reports setting out: A method for creating a catalog of school facilities; The school replacement and new construction needs of the interested parties, and a formula for the equitable distribution of funds to address those needs; The major and minor renovation needs of the interested parties, and a formula for the equitable distribution of funds to address such needs; and Facilities standards for home-living (dormitory) situations.
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2008
Document Number: E8-25167
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) amend their regulations governing watch duty-exemption allocations and watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The rule amends the regulations by updating the formula that is used to calculate the combined amount of individual and family health and life insurance per year that is creditable towards the duty refund benefit.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the Proposed Sunrise Powerlink Project
Document Number: E8-25154
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
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.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (FEIR/EIS) and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment for the Sunrise Powerlink Project proposed by San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E).
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Motorized Dispersed Camping at the Sand Spring and Dry Lake Bed Sites Managed by the Kanab Field Office, Kane County, UT
Document Number: E8-25153
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules for motorized camping at two undeveloped sites within the Moquith Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA). The proposed supplementary rules would help protect public health, and maintain Wilderness Study Area values and public land recreation opportunities in the area.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E8-25132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Northway Natives, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Northway, Alaska, and are located in: