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

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Eastern Washington and San Juan Planning Area in the State of Washington and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-9991
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District, Spokane Valley, Washington, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern Washington and San Juan Planning Area 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 Spokane RMP and expand the planning area to include the San Juan Islands, which do not have an RMP in place.
Western Interior Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2010-10136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This document informs the public that the Western Interior Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council will hold a public meeting by teleconference on May 14, 2010. The public is invited to participate and to provide oral testimony.
Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Highlands and Polk Counties, FL
Document Number: 2010-10117
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
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 and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public review and comment. In this Draft CCP/ EA, we describe the alternative we propose to use to manage this refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP.
Stream Protection Rule; Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-10091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) under section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to analyze the effects of potential rule revisions under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act) to improve protection of streams from the adverse impacts of surface coal mining operations. We are requesting comments for the purpose of determining the scope of the EIS.
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Charleston County, SC
Document Number: 2010-10089
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
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 and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public review and comment. In this Draft CCP/ EA, we describe the alternative we propose to use to manage this refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits, Santa Cruz County, CA
Document Number: 2010-10086
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received applications from William Menchine and Alicia Stanton and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District (applicants) for incidental take permits under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are considering issuing permits that would authorize the applicants' take of the Federally endangered Mount Hermon June beetle (Polyphylla barbata) incidental to otherwise lawful activities that would result in the permanent loss of 0.05 acre (2,182 square feet (sq ft)) of Mount Hermon June beetle habitat near Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California. We invite comments from the public on the applications, which include Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) that fully describe the proposed projects and measures the applicants would undertake to minimize and mitigate anticipated take of the species. We also invite comments on our preliminary determination that the HCPs qualify as ``low-effect'' plans, eligible for categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended. We explain the basis for this determination in our draft Environmental Action Statements and associated Low-Effect Screening Forms, both of which are also available for review.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-10013
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to Federal law, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from St. Mary Land & Exploration Company for non-competitive oil and gas lease WYW136450 in Natrona County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Genesis Project, Eureka County, NV
Document Number: 2010-10011
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Genesis Project and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for Domestic Sheep Grazing on the Dog Creek and Green Creek Allotments, Mono County, CA, and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2010-9992
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office, Bishop, California intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA), which may include an amendment to the Bishop Resource Management Plan (RMP), dated March 25, 1993. By this notice the Bishop Field Office is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations, Western Oregon Resource Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2010-9990
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Secretary of the Interior is requesting 64 nominations for representatives to serve on the Coos Bay, Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, and Salem District Resource Advisory Committees (RACs). The Committees will advise the Secretary, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on the selection and prioritization of projects funded under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Terms will begin on the date of appointment and will expire on September 30, 2013.
Notice of Public Meetings for the Eugene District, Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-9950
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Title VI, Secure Schools and Community Self-Determination Program (H.R. 1424), 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, Eugene District Resource Advisory Committee will meet as indicated below.
Upper Klamath, Lower Klamath, Tule Lake, Bear Valley, and Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuges, Klamath County, OR, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA
Document Number: 2010-9949
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Upper Klamath, Lower Klamath, Tule Lake, Bear Valley, and Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges) located in Klamath County, Oregon, and Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, California. The Refuges are part of the Klamath Basin Complex. 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.
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, MD
Document Number: 2010-9946
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
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 (EA) for Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-9909
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of the Interior, Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA) is submitting the information collection Documented Petitions for the Federal Acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe, 25 CFR part 83 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0104, which expires April 30, 2010. The information collection allows OFA to determine whether an Indian group meets the regulatory criteria for acknowledgment as an Indian Tribe.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Acquisition of Trust Land; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-9898
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
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 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal: Acquisition of Trust Land, 25 CFR part 151, OMB Control Number 1076-0100. This information collection expires April 30, 2010. The information collection allows BIA to ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements for taking land into trust on behalf of individual Indians or Indian tribes.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Grazing Permits; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-9886
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
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 ``Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 166'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. 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.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-9883
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), is submitting the information collection for the Loan Guarantee, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for revision. 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 Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded Schools; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-9882
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
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 submitting the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal: ``Tax Credit Bonds for Bureau of Indian Affairs- Funded Schools,'' OMB Control Number 1076-0173. The current approval expires on April 30, 2010.
Notice of June 7, 2010, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2010-10026
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets the date of June 7, 2010, meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Mid-Atlantic Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 220 and Geological and Geophysical Exploration (G&G) on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS
Document Number: 2010-10017
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This Notice serves to announce two actions, including: (1) The reopening of the public scoping period for proposed Lease Sale 220 in the Mid-Atlantic Planning Area for an additional 45 days and providing notice of the public scoping meeting dates and locations for this proposed sale; and (2) announcing an additional and separate scoping meeting on May 12, 2010, in Norfolk, Virginia which will solicit public input on both the proposed Lease Sale 220 and the G&G PEIS on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS. This Notice does not extend the public scoping period for the G&G PEIS on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS. The scoping period for that PEIS ends on May 17, 2010 (see 75 FR 16830).
Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Tanana River in Alaska
Document Number: 2010-10014
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The State of Alaska has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States in those lands underlying the Tanana River in Interior Alaska. The State asserts that the Tanana River was navigable and unreserved at the time of Statehood; therefore title to the submerged lands passed to the State at the time of Statehood (1959).
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease TXNM 118757, New Mexico
Document Number: 2010-10010
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97-451, the Bureau Of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 118757 from the lessee, Forest Oil Corporation, for lands in Hill County, New Mexico. 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 Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Land in Jerome County, ID
Document Number: 2010-10008
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
To resolve an unintentional trespass, a parcel of public land totaling 7.45 acres in Jerome County, Idaho, is being considered for direct (non-competitive) sale to Todd and Bridget Buschhorn under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), at no less than the appraised fair market value.
Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western Division Proposed Project Use Power Rate
Document Number: 2010-9805
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation is reopening the comment period for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western Division Proposed Project Use Power Rate Adjustment for an additional 30 days from the date of publication of this Notice. The initial Notice proposing this adjustment was published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2010 (75 FR 1408). The public comment period ended on February 10, 2010.
Liquor Control Ordinance of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Document Number: 2010-9802
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Amended Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Liquor Control Ordinance. The Amended Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the Tribal lands and the treatment and reduction of alcohol abuse and related social problems on the Reservation. The Tribal lands are located in Indian country and this Amended Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. This Amended Ordinance will increase the ability of the Tribal government to control the community's liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the Tribal government and the delivery of Tribal services.
Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council
Document Number: 2010-9776
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council).
Update of Revised and Reaffirmed Documents Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2010-9612
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This final rule incorporates 21 revised editions and 17 reaffirmed editions of documents previously incorporated by reference in regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf. Additionally, this final rule will rectify an incorrect reference to American Petroleum Institute (API) 510. The revised and reaffirmed editions of these documents will ensure that lessees use the best and safest technologies available while operating in the Outer Continental Shelf.
Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone
Document Number: 2010-9757
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require MMS to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require MMS to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices. This notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2008.
National Conservation Training Center Logo
Document Number: 2010-9732
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce our adoption of a representation logo for the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC, Center) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. We will use this new logo as the Center's official graphic representation, for the specific purpose of providing a unified, consistent visual image for the Center's training products and other items, including course materials, hospitality products, artwork, and other promotional materials that identify the Center and support its mission.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0194
Document Number: 2010-9705
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
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 1004-0194 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements in 43 CFR subpart 3809.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Geospatial Program: The National Map
Document Number: 2010-9698
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) 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.
Notice of Correction for Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2010-9695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The plat of survey described below was officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Santa Fe, New Mexico, on January 15, 2004. The BLM published a Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey in the Federal Register on April 8, 2010 [75 FR 17952] which contained errors in the description format.
Grant Program To Assess, Evaluate and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources
Document Number: 2010-9663
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) provides funding to Indian tribes with the mission goal of assessing, evaluating, and promoting energy and mineral resources on Indian trust lands for the economic benefit of Indian mineral owners. To achieve these goals, the Department of the Interior's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), through its Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) office, is soliciting proposals from tribes. The Department will use a competitive evaluation process to select several proposed projects to receive an award.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-9659
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List Susan's Purse-making Caddisfly (Ochrotrichia susanae
Document Number: 2010-9458
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
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 Susan's purse-making caddisfly (Ochrotrichia susanae) as endangered and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing Susan's purse-making caddisfly is not warranted at this time. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the threats to the Susan's purse-making caddisfly or its habitat at any time.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-day Finding on a Petition to List the Mohave Ground Squirrel as Endangered with Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2010-9377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Mohave ground squirrel may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review of the species to determine if listing the species is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. Based on the status review,
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-0106, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities, Extension of a Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-9622
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
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 Part 253, Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities.''
Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Delaware-Request for Interest (RFI)
Document Number: 2010-9610
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) invites submissions describing interest in obtaining one or more commercial leases for the construction of a wind energy project(s) on the OCS offshore Delaware. The MMS will use responses to this RFI to enable MMS to gauge specific interest in commercial development of OCS wind resources in the area described, as required by 43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3). Parties wishing to obtain a commercial lease for a wind energy project should submit detailed and specific information as described below in the section entitled, ``Required Indication of Interest Information.'' Also, with this announcement the MMS invites all interested and affected parties to comment and provide informationincluding information on environmental issues and concernsthat will be useful in the consideration of the area of interest for commercial wind energy leases.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) Recovery Plan, Second Revision
Document Number: 2010-9605
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Attwater's Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) Recovery Plan, Second Revision. A recovery plan was originally completed for the Attwater's prairie-chicken in 1983 and revised in 1993.
Marine Mammal Protection Act; Deterrence Guidelines
Document Number: 2010-9595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
These proposed guidelines set forth best practices that we, the Fish and Wildlife Service, find are appropriate for safely and nonlethally deterring polar bears from damaging private and public property and endangering the public. We would not require anyone to implement these guidelines, nor would anyone be liable if they did not implement them. If the guidelines are finalized, anyone deciding to implement them could do so without our authorization or supervision. We are proposing these guidelines to reduce occurrences of bear-human interactions with only minor, short-term behavioral effects on polar bears. As discussed in the background section of this proposed rule, we authorize other, more aggressive deterrence activities through separate provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. We seek public comment on these proposed guidelines.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-9589
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Texas Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2010-9574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposes revisions to its regulations regarding annual permit fees. Texas intends to revise its program to improve operational efficiency.
Coral Reef Restoration Plan, Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Biscayne National Park, FL
Document Number: 2010-9548
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Coral Reef Restoration Plan for Biscayne National Park,
Final Environmental Impact Statement; Prisoners Harbor Coastal Wetland Restoration Plan, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, CA; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2010-9547
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) assessing the potential impacts of restoring the coastal wetland and lower riparian corridor at Prisoners Harbor on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Island National Park. The Final EIS analyzes the effects of implementing proposed actions that accomplish the following objectives: (1) Recreate a more natural topography and hydrology by reconnecting the Canada del Puerto stream with its floodplain and removing non- native eucalyptus trees and other vegetation which have proliferated in the lower drainage; (2) increase biological diversity and productivity by removing fill and restoring the historic wetland; (3) provide an enhanced visitor experience by installing additional interpretive displays; and (4) protect significant cultural and historic resources.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Harlequin Butterfly as Endangered
Document Number: 2010-9533
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the harlequin butterfly (Atlantea tulita), a butterfly endemic to Puerto Rico, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and to designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the harlequin butterfly may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of the species to determine if listing the harlequin butterfly is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-
2010-8937
Document Number: 2010-8937
Type: Unknown
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of the Interior
This notice provides the semiannual agenda of rules scheduled for review or development between spring 2010 and fall 2010. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require publication of the agenda.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2010-9518
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
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.
Habitat Conservation Plan for City of Kent, Washington
Document Number: 2010-9507
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The City of Kent, Washington (Kent), has submitted applications to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) (together, the Services, us) for Incidental Take Permits (Permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We jointly prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to support permit-issuance decisions by each agency. As required by the ESA, Kent has also prepared a Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan) designed to minimize and mitigate any such take of endangered or threatened species. The Permit applications are related to water withdrawal and habitat enhancement measures on Rock Creek, tributary to the Cedar River, King County, Washington. The Permit and the Plan each have a proposed term of 50 years.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0087
Document Number: 2010-9471
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for 30 CFR 886State and Tribal Reclamation Grants, and its accompanying form, OSM-76, Abandoned Mine Land Problem Area Description form.
Notice of Meeting, Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-9430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (SEORAC) will meet as indicated below: