Department of the Interior January 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2010-1922
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets the date of February 19, 2010, meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
Winter Use Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2010-1914
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
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 (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held at 9 a.m., on Friday, February 12, 2010, at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007.
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-1903
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved collection of information (OMB 1024- 0029). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-1821
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB a new information collection request (ICR) for review and approval. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Indiana Bat; 30-Day Scoping Period for a National Environmental Policy Act Decision on a Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take Permit
Document Number: 2010-1810
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document for a decision on a proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) and incidental take permit (ITP) for the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) at a wind power project in Champaign County, Ohio. We provide this notice to advise other agencies, tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of the NEPA review and issues to consider in the planning process. We are also using this opportunity to seek comments on the appropriate level of NEPA review, and whether an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) would be the appropriate level.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit, St. Lucie County, FL
Document Number: 2010-1808
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of incidental take permit (ITP) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). V.P. Properties (under the name of International Airport Business Park) (applicant) requests an ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 1.0 acre of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) breeding, feeding, and sheltering habitat incidental to lot preparation for the construction of a gas station, convenience store, several light industrial warehouse condominiums, and supporting infrastructure in St. Lucie County, Florida (Project). The destruction of 1.0 acre of foraging and sheltering habitat is expected to result in the take of one family of scrub-jays. The applicant's Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) describes the mitigation and
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-1807
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program
Document Number: 2010-1789
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, for the collection of information for the Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0020, which expires April 30, 2010. The information collection allows IEED to ensure compliance with Program requirements and includes the use of several forms.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements
Document Number: 2010-1786
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, is proposing to submit the information collection titled ``Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0167, which expires March 31, 2010. The information collection requires Indian tribes interested in entering into a TERA or who already have a TERA to provide certain information, including information as part of the application for, and implementation, reassumption, and rescission of the TERA.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Yuma Field Office Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-1726
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
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)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Yuma Field Office (YFO) located in Arizona and California. The Arizona State Director signed the ROD on July 28, 2009, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: 2010-1733
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
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) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below.
Endangered [and Threatened] Wildlife and Plants; Permit(s); Land Clearing Associated With Phosphate Mining in Manatee County, FL
Document Number: 2010-1730
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and habitat conservation plan (HCP). Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (applicant) requests a 24-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking approximately 100 acres (ac) of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)occupied habitat incidental to land clearing and phosphate mining in Manatee County, Florida (project). The applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and
Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council Meetings, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-1729
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
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) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2010. All meetings are open to the public.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: 2010-1727
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Department of the Interior Regional Climate Science Centers
Document Number: 2010-1686
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR which is summarized below describes the nature of this collection, the estimate burden, and cost. 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.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Regulations Permits
Document Number: 2010-1640
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is proposing to submit the information collection, titled ``Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Regulations Permits, 25 CFR 161'' to the Office of Management and Budget for renewal. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0162, which expires March 31, 2010. The information collection requires the Navajo Nation, members of the Navajo Nation, and tribal organizations authorized by the Navajo Nation to submit certain information in order to obtain, modify, or assign a grazing permit.
Notice of Reestablishment of the Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2010-1624
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
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. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management's Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees.
Notice of Reestablishment of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-1621
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
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. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (Committee).
National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties
Document Number: 2010-1601
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-1600
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2010-1584
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2010-1576
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lanier County, GA
Document Number: 2010-1575
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
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 the environmental assessment for Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a General Management Plan Amendment/Wilderness Study, for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-1568
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
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 (NPS) is preparing an environmental impact statement for a general management plan amendment, including a wilderness study, for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska. The environmental impact statement will be approved by the Regional Director, Alaska Region.
Wind Cave National Park, Custer County, SD
Document Number: 2010-1567
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
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(C)), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Elk Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Plan), Wind Cave National Park, Custer County, South Dakota. On December 3, the Midwest Regional Director approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the final EIS.
Policy on Cooperating Associations, Draft Director's Order #32
Document Number: 2010-1566
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting comments on revision of its policy governing nonprofit partners operating under a cooperating association (Association) agreement. This policy will apply to all units of the national park system, and will replace the previous policy which was issued in March 1998.
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1540
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting March 2- 4, 2010. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda will include discussion of the current draft Recommendations to the Secretary.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2010-1511
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
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 Reestablishment of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-1509
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
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. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State Historic Park General Plan/Resource Management Plan
Document Number: 2010-1501
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) as lead agencies have made available for public review and comment a joint Final EIS/EIR for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Power House State Historic Park General Plan/Resource Management Plan (GP/RMP). The GP/RMP involves alternatives for future use of the project area for recreation and resource protection and management.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-1402
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
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 and/or marine mammals. Both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications.
Notice of Partial Cancellation of Proposed Withdrawal; California
Document Number: 2010-1416
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The U.S. Department of the Navy (Navy) has requested partial cancellation of its application of August 13, 2008, which requested the Secretary of the Interior to process a proposed legislative withdrawal and reservation of public lands and public mineral estate for its use. These lands were to be withdrawn on behalf of the proposed expansion of the U. S. Marine Corps' Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms. The Navy has requested that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) remove approximately 33,488 acres of public lands from its application. The initial application was for the transfer of jurisdiction and the withdrawal of approximately 365,906 acres of public land and approximately 507 acres of Federal subsurface mineral estate from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including surface entry, mining, mineral leasing, and the Materials Act of 1947. This notice terminates the temporary two-year segregation from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the public land laws, including the mining laws, and the operation of the mineral leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947 of the public lands and mineral estate described below. In addition, the initial application provisionally identified the surface estate of 507 acres of federally-owned mineral estate and the surface and mineral estates of approximately 72,186 acres of non- federally owned property in the proposed withdrawal area. If these acres were ever acquired by or returned to the United States by any means, they were also to be included in the proposed withdrawal and subject to the temporary segregation authorized by the initial notice. The Navy has requested that the BLM remove surface and mineral estates of approximately 28,871 acres of the non-federally owned property.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1004-0019
Document Number: 2010-1376
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection of information from individuals, households, farms, and businesses interested in cooperating with the BLM in constructing or maintaining range improvement projects to aid in handling and caring for domestic livestock authorized by the BLM to graze on public lands. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1004-0019.
Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended; Notice To Amend an Existing System of Records
Document Number: 2010-1364
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to amend the Bureau of Land Management ``Mineral and Vegetal Material Sales''Interior, (BLM)-16 notice. The amendment includes a change in the system name from ``Mineral and Vegetal Material Sales'' to ``Timber Sale Information System (TSIS).'' The amendment includes an update to the record content for Special Forest Products and incorporates the Stewardship Contracting Information Database (SCID) as a module of TSIS. The amended system of records is captioned ``Interior-BLM-16'' and is titled ``Timber Sale Information System (TSIS).''
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 94701
Document Number: 2010-1360
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Aavark Services, Inc., timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NDM 94701, McKenzie County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination.
Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2010 Season
Document Number: 2010-1344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are reopening the public comment period on our proposed rule to establish migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2010 season. This action will allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to comment on our proposal.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed 3-Bars Ecosystem and Landscape Restoration Project, Eureka County, NV
Document Number: 2010-1335
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, Mount Lewis Field Office, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Public Meeting, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1298
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
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) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Revised Minerals Management Service Documentation of Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect (Revised Finding) for the Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project Located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in Nantucket Sound, and the Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-1279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (mms), Minerals Management Service
The MMS has prepared a revised version of its Section 106 Finding of Adverse Effect document related to the proposed Cape Wind Energy Project pursuant to implementing regulations for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR Part 800). The original Finding of Adverse Effect for this project was dated January 29, 2009. The Finding of Adverse Effect is being revised in response to new information that five additional properties within the Area of Adverse Effect for the project have now been found to be eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Environmental Documents Prepared in Support of Sand and Gravel Activities on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2010-1278
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the Department of the Interior regulations on NEPA (43 CFR part 46), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announces the availability of Environmental Assessments (EA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) prepared and/or adopted by the MMS for three sand and gravel activities proposed on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and described in more detail below.
Notice of Availability of Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Las Vegas Wash Conservation Transfer Area, Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 2010-976
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for establishing a final boundary for the Upper Las Vegas Wash Conservation Transfer Area, Las Vegas, Nevada, and by this Notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement
Document Number: 2010-1168
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for the extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement. This collection consists of one form and this notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this form. 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.
The National Environmental Policy Act Procedures Manual
Document Number: 2010-1148
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice reopens the period for comments on the Draft NEPA Procedures Manual published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 (74 FR 63765, 74 FR 63787).
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Johnston County, OK
Document Number: 2010-112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge, NWR) for public review and comment. In these documents, we describe alternatives, including our preferred alternative, to manage this Refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP. Draft compatibility determinations for several public uses are also available for review and public comment in the Draft CCP/EA.
Migratory Bird Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Falconry
Document Number: C1-2010-12
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To Remove the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus
Document Number: 2010-951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to remove the Washington/ Oregon/California population of the marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) (murrelet) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (List) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Based on a thorough review of the best scientific and commercial data available, we find that the Washington/Oregon/California population of the murrelet is a valid distinct population segment (DPS) in accordance with the discreteness and significance criteria in our 1996 DPS policy. Furthermore, we find that this DPS continues to be subject to a broad range of threats, such as nesting habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and predation. Although some threats, such as gillnet bycatch and lack of regulatory mechanisms, have been reduced since the murrelet's 1992 listing, the primary threats to the species' persistence continue. Furthermore, the species faces newly identified threats, such as abandoned fishing gear, harmful algal blooms, and observed changes in the quality of the bird's marine food supply. Population surveys conducted from 2000 through 2008 from San Francisco Bay to the Canadian border document a population decline during this period. Given our current understanding of the species' population size and trajectory, and in light of the scope and magnitude of existing threats, we conclude that the species continues to meet the definition of a threatened species under the ESA. Therefore, we have determined that removing the murrelet from the List is not warranted.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
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) Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
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: 2010-1102
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
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 (RACs) will hold a meeting to discuss fee proposals at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) Scenic Loop managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2010-1095
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the Decisions adopted by the 27th and 32nd Sessions of the World Heritage Committee (Documents WHC-03/72.COM/ 7A.12, WHC 32.COM.7B.39) accepted by the United States Government, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the publication for comment of a Draft Site Progress Report to the World Heritage Committee for Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.