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Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program
Document Number: E9-31050
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
On December 10, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Department of the Interior (Department) would initiate development of a High-Flow Experimental Protocol (Protocol) for releases from Glen Canyon Dam as part of the ongoing implementation of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP). High-flow experimental releases have been undertaken in the past and will be further analyzed and implemented pursuant to the direction of the Secretary to assess the ability of such releases to protect, mitigate adverse impacts to, and improve the values for which Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area were established. As part of the AMP, the Department's effort to develop the Protocol is a component of its efforts to comply with the requirements and obligations established by the Grand Canyon Protection Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-575) (GCPA).
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E9-31062
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Park System Advisory Board Re-establishment
Document Number: E9-31051
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Secretary of the Interior intends to re-establish the National Park System Advisory Board. This action is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of statutory duties imposed upon the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.
Notice of Public Meeting, Western Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: E9-31028
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Western Montana Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below.
30-Day Notice of Submission of Study Package to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: E9-31021
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 36 CFR Part 51, Subpart C, regarding the Solicitation, Selection and Award Procedures, the National Park Service invites comments on a currently approved collection of information (OMB Control 1024-0125).
National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties
Document Number: E9-30964
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals
Document Number: E9-30939
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey is requesting renewal of an existing information collection that received emergency clearance on October 22, 2009. We will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continued effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. 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.
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report
Document Number: E9-30908
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we have revised our stock assessment reports (SARs) for the Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) stock and for each of the two polar bear (Ursus maritimus) stocks in Alaska: The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear stock and the Chukchi/Bering Seas polar bear stock, including incorporation of public comments. We now make these three final 2009 revised SARs available to the public.
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report
Document Number: E9-30900
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we have revised our stock assessment report (SAR) for each of the two West Indian manatee stocks in the southeastern United States: The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) stock and the Puerto Rico stock of Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus), including incorporation of public comments. We now make these two final 2009 revised SARs available to the public.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Tule Wind Project and the Proposed East County Substation Project, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: E9-30779
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District (CDD), Moreno Valley, California, together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), San Diego County (County), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the California State Lands Commission (CSLC), intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Tule Wind Project and the proposed East County Substation Project (ECO) and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The BLM will be the lead agency for NEPA compliance and the CPUC will be the lead agency for CEQA compliance.
Notice of Intent To Revise the 1997 Programmatic Agreement With the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers
Document Number: E9-30771
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces its intent to revise the 1997 National Programmatic Agreement (PA) with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) regarding the manner in which the BLM meets its responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act.
National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties
Document Number: E9-30734
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: E9-30733
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Proposed Information Collection: State Water Resources Research Institute Program Annual Application and Reporting
Document Number: E9-30727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OBM) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA
Document Number: E9-30563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Final Environmental Assessment (CCP/EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex is composed of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Castle Rock NWR. The CCP, prepared under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service will manage the Refuges for the next 15 years.
2009-2010 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations-Additions
Document Number: E9-30424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to add two refuges to the list of areas open for hunting and/or sport fishing programs and increase the activities available at eight other refuges for the 2009- 2010 season. One refuge will see a decrease in activities and another refuge will see no net change in activities for the 2009-2010 season.
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge: Jackson, Jennings, & Monroe Counties, IN
Document Number: E9-30647
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage the refuge over the next 15 years.
Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area, Located Throughout 8 Counties in the Northern Lower Peninsula of MI
Document Number: E9-30645
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area (Kirtland's Warbler WMA). Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage Kirtland's Warbler WMA for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
Document Number: E9-30617
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
Document Number: Z9-22874
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0007; Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued
Document Number: E9-30554
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
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. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2010. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0012; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife
Document Number: E9-30552
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
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. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2010. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Notice To Solicit Nominations, Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-30519
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary is requesting nominations for five representatives for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. The Council will advise the Secretary on planning in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Notice of Realty Action; Application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest; Montana
Document Number: E9-30518
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Gerald T. Archambeault, Attorney-at-Law, has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest on behalf of George and Roberta Budak pursuant to provisions in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. A disclaimer, if issued, will confirm that the United States has no valid interest in the subject land.
Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Marion County, OR Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: E9-30517
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq., the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Salem District Office is proposing to collect day-use fees beginning in the summer of 2010 at the Canyon Creek Recreation Site on the Little North Santiam River, in Marion County, Oregon (Township 9 S, Range 3 E, section 7).
Notice of Deadline for Submitting Completed Applications To Begin Participation in the Tribal Self-Governance Program in Fiscal Year 2011 or Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: E9-30472
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In this notice, the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) establishes a March 1, 2010, deadline for Indian tribes/consortia to submit completed applications to begin participation in the tribal self-governance program in fiscal year 2011 or calendar year 2011.
Fee Rate
Document Number: E9-30466
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.1(a)(3), that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.058% (.00058) for tier 2 for calendar year 2009. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the final fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2009 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.029% (.00029).
Notice of Reestablishment of the Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-30448
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, Public Law 92-463. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has renewed the Bureau of Land Management's Steens Mountain Advisory Council.
Notice of Proposed Collections for 1029-0115
Document Number: E9-30399
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
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 part 773Requirements for permits and permit processing, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection package was previously approved and assigned control number 1029-0115. This notice describes the nature of the information collection activity and the expected burdens.
Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Hyde Park, NY
Document Number: E9-30355
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the National Park Service announces the availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GMP/EIS) for Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, New York.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-30443
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: E9-30380
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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 Doyon, Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Tanana, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area, Jordan Resource Area, Vale District, OR
Document Number: E9-30379
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District Office, Vale, Oregon intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed actions pertaining to livestock grazing systems and rangeland developments that will affect 10 livestock grazing permit terms and conditions in the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area (TCGMA) Vale District. Actions may include, for example, installation and/or removal of fences and water developments, changes to duration or season of use of grazing, and other changes to the terms and conditions of affected grazing permits. By this notice the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process and soliciting input on the identification of issues.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Disposition of the Former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus, Minnesota
Document Number: E9-30356
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for disposition of the former Bureau of Mines Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus (Center), Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Issuance of an Incidental Take Permit to Shell Wind Energy for Construction and Operation of the Bear River Ridge Wind Power Project (Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan), Humboldt County, CA
Document Number: E9-30340
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regarding an application from Shell Wind Energy for an incidental take permit for take of threatened wildlife species in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The USFWS and the County of Humboldt will be developing a combined EIR and EIS document for the proposed project. Shell Wind Energy is proposing to construct and operate the Bear River Ridge Wind Power Project near Ferndale, in Humboldt County, California. The project would consist of up to 25 wind turbines with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Activities Shell Wind Energy will propose for permit coverage in its habitat conservation plan (Plan) include construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of the Bear River Ridge Wind Power project and associated off-site improvements. The Plan may also cover certain proposed off site mitigation activities. We are furnishing this notice to announce the initiation of a public scoping period, during which we invite other agencies and the public to provide written comments on the range of alternatives and scope of issues to be included in the EIS.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: E9-30321
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children will hold its next meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) on Indian children with disabilities.
Proclaiming Certain Lands Known as the Pecos Pueblo Grant as an Addition to the Reservation for the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico
Document Number: E9-30320
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 5.0 acres, more or less, to be added to the Reservation of the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.
Proposed Finding for Federal Acknowledgment of the Shinnecock Indian Nation
Document Number: E9-30209
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (PDAS- IA) proposes to determine that the Shinnecock Indian Nation, P.O. Box 5006, Southampton, NY 11969-0751, c/o Messrs. Frederick C. Bess, Randall King, and Gordell Wright, is an Indian Tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a preliminary finding that the petitioner satisfies the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment set forth in the applicable regulations, and thus, meets the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Proposed Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement for the Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum in Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Yolo, and Sutter Counties, CA
Document Number: E9-30207
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that the Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum (Applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an Enhancement of Survival Permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application includes a proposed Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) between the Applicant and the Service for the Federally threatened valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) and the Federally threatened giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) (collectively referred to as the Covered Species). The Agreement is available for public comment.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-30097
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is announcing a public meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; New Mexico
Document Number: E9-30005
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined approximately 5 acres of public land in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and found them suitable for classification for lease and/or conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended. The Property Control Division of the New Mexico General Services Department proposes to construct buildings for the Department of Public Safety, New Mexico State Police District 4 Headquarters.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: E9-30001
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments on Environmental Assessment, Geologic Engineering Report, and Maximum Economic Recovery for COC-71978; Colorado
Document Number: E9-29980
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, Lakewood, Colorado, hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the environmental assessment, geologic engineering report, and maximum economic recovery of Federal coal to be offered. An application for coal lease was filed by New Elk Coal Company, LLC, requesting the Bureau of Land Management offer for competitive lease 1,279.62 acres of Federal coal in Las Animas County, Colorado.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-month Finding on a Petition To Change the Final Listing of the Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx To Include New Mexico
Document Number: E9-29960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to expand the listing of the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) to include the State of New Mexico, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that the petition to change the boundary of the listing of Canada lynx is warranted but precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. We have determined that Canada lynx are regularly and frequently crossing the State boundary between Colorado and New Mexico. When lynx cross the boundary, their status under the Act changes, leaving lynx in New Mexico without Federal protection. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add lynx in New Mexico to our candidate species list with a listing priority number of 12. We will develop a proposed rule to amend the listing of lynx in the lower 48 States as our priorities allow (see section of Preclusion and Expeditious Progress).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0089
Document Number: E9-29933
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-17
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 its intention to request renewed authority for the following collection of information: 30 CFR Part 702 regarding the exemption of coal extraction incidental to the extraction of other minerals. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029- 0089.
Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing
Document Number: E9-30016
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: E9-29885
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species. The Endangered Species Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications.
Issuance of Permits
Document Number: E9-29884
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals.
Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, Charleston, Beaufort, Colleton, and Hampton Counties, SC
Document Number: E9-29869
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment for Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge (ACE Basin NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: E9-29867
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.