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

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-7174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting the information collection, titled ``Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 161'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 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.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Resource Agreements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-7172
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in the Office of the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs, is submitting the information collection titled ``Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Tucson Shovel-Nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi
Document Number: 2010-7133
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
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 Tucson shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi) as threatened or endangered with critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of the best scientific and commercial information available, we find that listing the Tucson shovel-nosed snake as threatened or endangered throughout its range is warranted. Currently, however, listing the Tucson shovel-nosed snake is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add the Tucson shovel-nosed snake to our candidate species list. We will develop a proposed rule to list the Tucson shovel-nosed snake as our priorities allow. We will make any determination on critical habitat during development of the proposed rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Casey's June Beetle as Endangered and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2010-7131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our July 9, 2009, proposed listing and critical habitat designation for Casey's June beetle (Dinacoma caseyi) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of the draft economic analysis (DEA), and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed listing and critical habitat designation, the DEA, and the amended required determinations section. If you submitted comments previously, you do not need to resubmit them because we have already incorporated them into the public record and will fully consider them in preparation of the final rule.
National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties
Document Number: 2010-7153
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-7152
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, City of Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2010-7058
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and draft environmental assessment (EA) for Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for a 30-day public review and comment period. In this draft CCP/EA, we describe three alternatives, including our Service- preferred Alternative B, for managing this refuge for the next 15 years. Also available for public review and comment are the draft compatibility determinations, which are included as Appendix A in the draft CCP/EA.
Notice of Public Meeting, Dakotas Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2010-7052
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Dakotas Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Termination of Royalty-in-Kind (RIK) Eligible Refiner Program
Document Number: 2010-7032
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
On behalf of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) has conducted a determination of need for the RIK Eligible Refiner Program under 30 CFR 208.4 and has concluded that a need for the program no longer exists.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0117
Document Number: 2010-7005
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
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 approval for the collection of information found in 30 CFR part 778.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Mariana Fruit Bat or Fanihi (Pteropus mariannus mariannus)
Document Number: 2010-6991
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Mariana Fruit Bat or Fanihi (Pteropus mariannus mariannus), for public review and comment.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0086, Sulphur Operations, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), MMS is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart P, ``Sulphur Operations.''
Information Collection; Free Use Application and Permit for Vegetative or Mineral Materials
Document Number: 2010-6987
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year extension of OMB Control Number 1004-0001 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The respondents are individuals and households who provide information to the BLM in support of applications which pertain to the free use of, respectively, petrified wood, timber, et al.
No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-7061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its second meeting in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of the meeting is to continue negotiations to prepare a report or reports regarding Bureau-funded school facilities as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment for the Proposed Construction and Operation of the Rice Solar Energy Project, Riverside County, CA (DOE/EIS-0439) and Possible Land Use Plan Amendments
Document Number: 2010-7019
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the DOE, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm SpringsSouth Coast Field Office, together with the California Energy Commission (CEC), intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/ Staff Assessment (SA), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980, as amended) and by this notice are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to inform the public and interested parties and to solicit public comments and identify issues concerning the scope, proposed actions, and
Notice of Availability of Final Elk Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Document Number: 2010-6944
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
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 Elk Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan/EIS) for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota (Park).
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting
Document Number: 2010-6879
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting topics are identified in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Southwestern Species
Document Number: 2010-6868
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating 5-year status reviews of 14 southwestern species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act). We conduct these reviews to ensure that our classification of each species on the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants as threatened or endangered is accurate. A 5-year review assesses the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting the public send us any information that has become available since our original listing of each of these species. Based on review results, we will determine whether we should change the listing status of any of these species.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Westlands Water District Drainage Repayment Contract
Document Number: 2010-6740
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation will be initiating negotiations with the Westlands Water District (District) of California to negotiate and execute a long term repayment contract to provide for the terms and conditions for reimbursement of costs related to the construction of drainage facilities within the District. This action is being undertaken to satisfy the federal government obligation to provide drainage service to the District located within the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project in California.
Notice of Availability for the Signal Peak Energy, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application; Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing
Document Number: 2010-6723
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with Federal coal management regulations, the Signal Peak Energy Coal Lease by Application Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the EA and associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), as well as the Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources for Signal Peak Energy's Federal Coal Lease Application MTM 97988.
Request for Small Reclamation Projects Act Loan To Construct Narrows Dam in Sanpete County, UT
Document Number: 2010-6592
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has prepared and made available to the public a SDEIS pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4332.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reinstatement of Protections for the Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Compliance With Court Order
Document Number: 2010-6802
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order that has the effect of reinstating the regulatory protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended, for the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) and surrounding area. This rule corrects the grizzly bear listing to reinstate the listing of grizzly bears in the GYA. This final rule also takes administrative action to correct two associated special rules.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 2010-6755
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC72147 from DJ Simmons, Inc., for lands in San Miguel and Dolores Counties, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Tribal Consultation on Draft Buy Indian Act Regulations
Document Number: 2010-6742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs will conduct consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning draft regulations to implement the Buy Indian Act. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2010-6735
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The City of Las Vegas filed a Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act application for lease or conveyance of approximately 2.5 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The City proposes to use the land for a city fire station. This notice classifies the land as suitable for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2010-6727
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The City of Las Vegas has filed a Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act application for lease or conveyance of approximately 7.5 acres of public land in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The City proposes to use the land for a public park. This notice classifies the land as suitable for lease or conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease
Document Number: 2010-6725
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC67396 from Julander Energy Company, for lands in Moffat County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon
Document Number: 2010-6724
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6876 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6876 withdrew approximately 1,853.66 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws in order to protect scientific and ecological values, scenic and recreational values, and the investment of Federal funds at the Ashland Research Natural Area, the Jackson Campground Extension, and the Kanaka Campground. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6876 will expire on September 9, 2011, unless extended. This notice also gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-6684
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is announcing a public meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-6672
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
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 to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. Both laws require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Associated Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan, CA
Document Number: 2010-6670
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) and associated plan amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan in Imperial County, California and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2010-6669
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. The BLM will accept public nominations for 45 days after the publication of this notice.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0119
Document Number: 2010-6627
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
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) announces its intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew OMB Control Number 1004-0119 for the paperwork requirements in 43 CFR part 2930, which pertain to permits for recreation on public lands. The BLM is also proposing to revise Form 2930-1 (Special Recreation Application and Permit) to be used only as Special Recreation Application. OMB approval of the new Special Recreation Permit would not be required, since it would be completed by the BLM.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-6576
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2010-6573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside, CA
Document Number: 2010-6561
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: OMB Control Number 1093-0004, Take Pride in America Program
Document Number: 2010-6390
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior (DOI), announces that it has submitted a request for proposed extension of an information collection to the Office of Management and Budget and requests public comments on this submission.
30-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-6467
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
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., Chapter 3507) 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 information collection (OMB 1024-0026).
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information-Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-6466
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
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 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the National Park Service invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved collection of information, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 1024-0031. 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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-6405
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties
Document Number: 2010-6400
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for Bull Trout in the Coterminous United States
Document Number: 2010-6401
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on the proposed revision of critical habitat for the bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In total, approximately 36,498 kilometers (km) (22,679 miles (mi)) of streams (which includes 1,585.7 km (985.30 mi) of marine shoreline area in the Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound), and 215,870 hectares (ha) (533,426 acres (ac)) of reservoirs or lakes are being proposed for the revised critical habitat designation. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision.