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

Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Regional Landfill Project on the Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: 2010-4113
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces the availability for public comment of a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for an amended lease and sublease for the proposed Campo Regional Landfill Project (proposed action) on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County, California. A Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed action was issued in November 1992 and a Record of Decision (ROD) was executed in April 1993. This notice also announces the dates, times and locations of the public hearings to receive comments on the DSEIS. The DSEIS was prepared by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, in cooperation with the Campo Band of Mission Indians (Campo Band), Campo Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Final Environmental Impact Statement; Yosemite Institute Environmental Education Campus; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, CA; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2010-4033
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) identifying and evaluating three alternatives for redeveloping the Yosemite Institute Environmental Education Campus in Yosemite National Park, California. Yosemite Institute (YI) is a non-profit park partner which has provided environmental education in Yosemite since 1971, and since 1973 has been based at the former Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp at Crane Flat. The Final EIS for the proposed new campus identifies and analyzes two ``action'' alternatives and a ``no-action'' alternative. The full spectrums of foreseeable environmental consequences are assessed and suitable mitigation strategies are considered; an ``environmentally preferred'' course of action is also identified. Concurrently, completion of the EIS process will fulfill public review requirements of Sec. 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Environmental Impact Statements; Availability
Document Number: 2010-4030
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
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 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the disposition of the Bureau of Mines property, Twin Cities Research Center Main Campus (Center), Hennepin County, Minnesota. On January 15, 2010, 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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Subgroup for McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
Document Number: 2010-4026
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
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) McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA) Subgroup will meet in March 2010.
Meeting Announcements: North American Wetlands Conservation Council; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Advisory Group
Document Number: 2010-4012
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) will also meet. This meeting is also open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2010-3997
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw 702.25 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect the unique natural, scenic, cultural, and recreational values along the Sacramento River between Shasta Dam and the City of Redding. This notice temporarily segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The lands will remain open to the mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, mineral materials, and public land laws.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-3937
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year renewal of OMB Control Number 1004-0114 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements in 43 CFR parts 3832 through 3838, which pertain to mining claims, mill sites, and tunnel sites.
Special Regulation: Areas of the National Park System, National Capital Region; Correction
Document Number: 2010-3337
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) published the final rule governing viewing of the Inaugural Parade by the Presidential Inaugural Committee in the Federal Register on November 17, 2008. That document inadvertently left out text that was intended to be retained from the previous regulation. That document also retained a paragraph that should have been removed. This document makes correcting amendments restoring the missing text to the appropriate paragraph, and removing the unnecessary paragraph.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Request for Scoping Comments and Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Designation of a Non-Essential Experimental Population of Wood Bison in Alaska
Document Number: 2010-3889
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), plan to prepare a draft environmental assessment, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), in conjunction with a potential proposed rule to establish an experimental population of wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) in Alaska, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We are seeking comments or suggestions concerning the scope of our environmental analysis for this action.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0092; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and ReportsLaw Enforcement
Document Number: 2010-3888
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) 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 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on November 30, 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.
Concessions Management Advisory Board; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3868
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the 21st meeting of the Concessions Management Advisory Board will be held at 1 p.m. on March 9, 2010, and 9 a.m. on March 10, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-3858
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
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 California Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Central Utah Project Completion Act; Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Realignment of a Portion of the Provo Reach of the Spanish Fork-Provo Reservoir Canal Pipeline
Document Number: 2010-3855
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Department of the Interior (Interior), the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, and the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission (Mitigation Commission), as Joint Leads, will prepare an Environmental Assessment of the impacts associated with the proposed realignment of a portion of the Provo Reach of the Spanish Fork-Provo Reservoir Canal Pipeline. This realignment is necessitated in order to avoid active and historic landslides, and reduce risk to the pipeline and associated features from geologic faults.
Least Chub and Columbia Spotted Frog Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Receipt of Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit; Bishop Springs, UT
Document Number: 2010-3853
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Herman Young and Sons, Inc. (Applicant), for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application includes a proposed Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the least chub (Iotichthys phlegethontis) and Columbia spotted frog (Rana lutreiventris) between the Applicant, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), and the Service. The CCAA would be implemented at the Bishop Springs marsh complex (Bishop Springs) in Juab County, Utah. We have made a preliminary determination that the proposed CCAA and permit application are eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The basis for this preliminary determination is contained in an Environmental Action Statement. We are accepting comments on the permit application, the proposed CCAA, and the Environmental Action Statement.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Document Number: 2010-3850
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, us), have received from the California Department of Parks and Recreation (applicant) an application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are considering issuing a permit that would authorize the applicant's take of the Federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) incidental to otherwise lawful activities that would result in the permanent loss of 0.2 acre of Morro shoulderband snail habitat within Morro Bay State Park, San Luis Obispo County, California. We invite comments from the public on the application, which includes a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) fully describing the proposed project and measures the applicant would undertake to minimize and mitigate anticipated take of the species. We also invite comments on our preliminary determination that the HCP qualifies as a ``low-effect'' plan, eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. We explain the basis for this determination in our draft Environmental Action Statement and associated Low Effect Screening Form, both of which are also available for review.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Uncompahgre Field Office and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-3846
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
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, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Uncompahgre Field Office (UFO), Montrose, Colorado intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the UFO and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The RMP will replace the existing 1985 San Juan/San Miguel RMP and the 1989 Uncompahgre Basin RMP.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, NM
Document Number: 2010-3828
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Designation of the Lower Clear Creek and Grass Valley Creek Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Redding, CA
Document Number: 2010-3821
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
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, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Redding Field Office, California intends to prepare an amendment to the Redding Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA), and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Recordable Disclaimer of Interest; Jerome County, ID
Document Number: 2010-3820
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
A request has been filed by the National Park Service on behalf of Jerome County, Idaho, for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest involving an 8.67 acre portion of Hunt Road adjacent to the Minidoka National Historic Site. This parcel of land, known as Tract No. 2 on the Minidoka National Historical Site Proposed Boundary Map 194/80,004, is located in Jerome County approximately 17 miles northeast of Twin Falls, Idaho. The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, passed on May 8, 2008, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to issue a Disclaimer of Interest in land to Jerome County, Idaho for the parcel identified as Tract No. 2.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Grazing Permits
Document Number: 2010-3815
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, for the collection of information titled ``Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 166.'' The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0157, which expires April 30, 2010. The information collection requires anyone seeking to obtain, modify, or assign a grazing permit for grazing on Indian trust or restricted land to submit certain information for review by the BIA.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule To List the Southwestern Washington/Columbia River Distinct Population Segment of Coastal Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
Document Number: 2010-3803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have determined that the proposed listing of the Southwestern Washington/ Columbia River Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of coastal cutthroat trout as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), is not warranted. We therefore withdraw our proposed rule (64 FR 16397; April 5, 1999) to list the DPS under the Act. Although we had earlier concluded that this DPS did not warrant listing under the Act, as a result of litigation we have reconsidered whether the marine and estuarine areas of the DPS may warrant listing if they constitute a significant portion of the range of the DPS. Based upon a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial data, we have determined that the threats to coastal cutthroat trout in the marine and estuarine areas of its range within the DPS, as analyzed under the five listing factors described in section 4(a)(1) of the Act, are not likely to endanger the species now or in the foreseeable future throughout this portion of its range. We, therefore, again withdraw our proposed rule, as we have determined that the coastal cutthroat trout is not likely to become endangered now or in the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range within the Southwestern Washington/Columbia River DPS.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Sonoran Desert Population of the Bald Eagle as a Threatened or Endangered Distinct Population Segment
Document Number: 2010-3794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
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 list the Sonoran Desert Area population of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) as a distinct population segment (DPS). In the petition, we were asked that the DPS be recognized, listed as endangered, and that critical habitat be designated under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that the Sonoran Desert Area population of the bald eagle does not meet the definition of a DPS and, therefore, is not a listable entity under the Act. As a result, listing is not warranted, and we intend to publish a separate notice to remove this population from the List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife once the District Court for the District of Arizona has been notified. We ask the public to continue to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and status of this population of the bald eagle and to support cooperative conservation of the bald eagle within the Sonoran Desert Area.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Document Number: 2010-3785
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Document Number: 2010-3768
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Revisions to the Existing System of Records
Document Number: 2010-3760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing public notice of its intent to amend a Department-wide Privacy Act System of Records Notice in its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). DOI-71, ``Electronic FOIA Tracking System and FOIA Case FilesInterior,'' is being amended to include a centralized Office of the Solicitor FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) database and related files, as well as add their system owner and system location to the existing notice.
Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission
Document Number: 2010-3586
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Department of the Interior
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a three-person National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the chairman, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Daniel J. Little as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission for a term of 3 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Correction
Document Number: 2010-3691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This document corrects language used to describe the candidate status of the Sierra Nevada Distinct Population Segment of Rana muscosa, in a notice published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2009, regarding the review of species that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act, as amended. The correction is to clarify that the Sierra Nevada Distinct Population Segment of Rana muscosa, as defined in the January 16, 2003 Federal Register, remains the candidate for listing.
Notice of Utah's Resource Advisory Council (RAC)/Recreation RAC Meeting
Document Number: 2010-3654
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
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's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC)/Recreation RAC will meet as indicated below.
Central Utah Project Completion Act
Document Number: 2010-3651
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
On January 8, 2010, the Department of the Interior (Interior) signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) which documents the selection for implementation of Alternative 1 as presented in the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the East Juab Water Efficiency ProjectPhase II, Juab County, Utah.
Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, Riverside-Corona Feeder Project, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, CA
Document Number: 2010-3644
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Municipal Water District (Western) will prepare a joint EIS/EIR for the proposed Riverside-Corona Feeder Project. The public and agencies are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS/EIR and the proposed alternatives.
Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Cold Bay, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-3642
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a proposed land exchange of certain lands owned by the State of Alaska and certain lands owned by the King Cove Corporation and evaluation of a proposed road corridor through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and the Izembek Wilderness Area. We published a notice in the Federal Register on August 6, 2009, inviting suggestions on the scope of issues to
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford, KS
Document Number: 2010-3588
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford, Kansas. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-3555
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties, CA
Document Number: 2010-3557
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge located in Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties of California. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
30-Day Federal Register Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-3556
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 3507) and 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites comments on an extension of a currently approved information collection clearance Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 1024-0232. 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 OMB control number. The NPS published a 60-day notice to solicit public comments on this ICR in the Federal Register on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 (74 FR 57188). The comment period closed on January 4, 2010. No comments were received on this notice.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-3554
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties
Document Number: 2010-3553
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Information Collection for Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded Schools
Document Number: 2010-3487
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Facilities, Environmental, and Cultural Resources (OFECR), in the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, is seeking comments on a renewing the information collection entitled ``Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded Schools,'' which has been assigned Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1076-0173 and expires on April 30, 2010. This information collection is related to tax credit bonds for BIA-funded schools authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA). Indian Tribes interested in obtaining an allocation of the bonding authority to finance construction, rehabilitation, or repair of a BIA-funded elementary or secondary school or dormitory must provide certain information as part of the application. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application.
Proposed Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
Document Number: 2010-3486
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Service (IHS) are submitting the information collection, titled ``Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Act Programs, 25 CFR 900'' to the Office of Management and Budget for renewal. The current approval, designated by OMB Control Number 1076-0136, expires on February 28, 2010. The information is collected to process contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements for award by the BIA and the IHS, as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Bibb and Twiggs Counties, GA
Document Number: 2010-3482
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
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 Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-3419
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6888 for an additional 20-year period. This order withdrew approximately 320 acres of National Forest System land from surface entry and mining, but not from mineral leasing laws, to protect the recreational values of the Juneau Falls Recreation Area. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-3418
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
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 estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Zho-Tse, Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Shageluk, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-3417
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
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 estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Buckland Nunachiak Corporation and Successor in Interest to Deering Ipnatchiak Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Buckland and Deering, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-3416
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
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 conveyance of surface estate only for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to The Aleut Corporation for 32.15 acres located on Adak Island, Alaska. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2010-3399
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe and the State of Nevada Governing Class III Gaming.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0137; Applications for Single Use Permits and Registration of Production Facilities (CITES)
Document Number: 2010-3367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) 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 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on July 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.
Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning
Document Number: 2010-3137
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Water Resources Planning Act of 1965 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1974 require an annual determination of a discount rate for Federal water resources planning. The discount rate for Federal water resources planning for fiscal year 2010 is 4.375 percent. Discounting is to be used to convert future monetary values to present values.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment for the Stirling Energy Systems Solar Two Project and Possible California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2010-3443
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) have prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Draft California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment, and Staff Assessment (SA) as a joint environmental analysis document for the Stirling Energy Systems (SES) Solar Two Project and by this notice are announcing the opening of the comment period.