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

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Final Environmental Impact Statement; Environmental Education Center, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA; Notice of Approval of Record of Decision
Document Number: 2010-11059
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
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 regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1505.2), the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) has prepared and approved a Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for development of a new environmental education center in Yosemite National Park. The requisite no-action ``wait period'' was initiated February 26, 2010, with the Environmental Protection Agency's Federal Register notification of the filing of the Final EIS.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-11065
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below. The meeting of the Council is open to the public.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules Concerning Fireworks on Public Land in Colorado
Document Number: 2010-10991
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a supplementary rule to restrict the possession and use of fireworks on public land within the State of Colorado. The rules are necessary to protect the area's natural resources and provide for public health and safety.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Resource Management Plans for the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas and an Amendment to the St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan, and an Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Utah
Document Number: 2010-10990
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
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; Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended; and the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L 111-11), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) St. George Field Office (SGFO), St. George, Utah, intends to prepare Resource Management Plans (RMP) for the Beaver Dam Wash and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas and an amendment to the St. George Field Office RMP. The BLM SGFO will prepare a single Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to satisfy the NEPA requirements of this planning process. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona
Document Number: 2010-10989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
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. 6812 for an additional 20-year period. PLO No. 6812 withdrew approximately 40 acres of National Forest System land from the mining laws for use as a base camp site for the Smithsonian Institution's Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6812 will expire on October 30, 2010, unless extended. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona
Document Number: 2010-10987
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
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. 6801 for an additional 20-year period. This order withdrew approximately 61.356 acres of National Forest System land from the mining laws to protect the Smithsonian Institution's Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6801 will expire on September 18, 2010, unless extended. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations, Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council, California
Document Number: 2010-10984
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting nominations from the public to fill positions on the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). MAC members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-10937
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Mid-Atlantic Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 220
Document Number: 2010-10981
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
This Notice serves to cancel scoping meetings and to postpone the comment period on scoping for Sale 220 until further notice. Three public scoping meetings that had been scheduled on May 12, 25, and 27, in the Federal Register (Vol. 75, No. 82, page 22623) to solicit information to assist MMS in preparing an EIS to evaluate potential environmental effects of proposed Lease Sale 220 are hereby cancelled. Also, the public scoping meeting scheduled for May 12, 2010, in Norfolk, Virginia, to solicit public input on both Sale 220 and the Geological & Geophysical Programmatic EIS on the Mid- and South Atlantic OCS (G&G PEIS) is hereby cancelled. This Notice does not affect the public scoping period for the G&G PEIS. The scoping period for that PEIS ends on May 17, 2010 (see 75 FR 16830).
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Seneca, Wayne, and Cayuga Counties, NY
Document Number: 2010-10822
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
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 Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Seneca, Wayne, and Cayuga Counties, New York. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribal Governments, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. We are also announcing public meetings and requesting public comments.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, PA
Document Number: 2010-10819
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
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 John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) at Tinicum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribal Governments, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. We are also announcing public meetings and requesting public comments.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2010-10787
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-10767
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Pocatello Field Office, Idaho
Document Number: 2010-10665
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance 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) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) for the Pocatello Field Office and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Southern California Edison Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project, California and Nevada
Document Number: 2010-10664
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), together with the California Public Utilities Commission, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2010-10371
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam (MIAD) Modification Project, Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, CA
Document Number: 2010-10716
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the lead Federal agency and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA), the CEQA lead agency, have prepared a Final Supplemental EIS/EIR for the MIAD Modification Project. The Final Supplemental EIS/EIR contains responses to comments received on the Draft Supplemental EIS/EIR.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-NEW; Refuge Daily Visitor Use Report and Check-In Permit
Document Number: 2010-10695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-06
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. 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 on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: 2010-10692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Minerals Management Service by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period May 1, 2010, through October 31, 2010. The List of Restricted Joint Bidders published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2009, covered the period November 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
Document Number: 2010-10659
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Removing Regulations Implementing the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
Document Number: 2010-10604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove our regulations implementing the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1980. The Act authorized financial and technical assistance to States to design conservation plans and programs to benefit nongame species; however, funds never became available to carry out the Act, and we do not expect funds to become available in the future.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear in the United States
Document Number: 2010-10512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the public comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA), corrections to our proposed boundaries for sea-ice critical habitat, our intention to hold two public hearings to provide the public with an opportunity to submit testimony on the proposed designation of critical habitat for the polar bear and on the DEA, and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to provide additional comment on the proposed rule, the associated DEA, corrections to our proposed boundaries for sea-ice critical habitat, 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) Conservation Assessment
Document Number: 2010-10470
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Mexican Wolf Conservation Assessment (assessment). The assessment provides scientific information relevant to the conservation of the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) in Arizona and New Mexico as a component of the Service's gray wolf (Canis lupus) recovery efforts. Not required by the Endangered Species Act (Act), the assessment is a nonregulatory document that does not require action by any party.
Environmental Assessment Prepared for Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, Offshore Massachusetts
Document Number: 2010-10486
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
The MMS, in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of an EA and FONNSI for the Cape Wind Energy Project proposed for Nantucket Sound, offshore Massachusetts. On January 16, 2009, the MMS announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cape Wind Energy Project. The FEIS assessed the physical, biological, and social/human impacts of the proposed project and 13 alternatives, including a no-action alternative (i.e., the project is not built), and proposed mitigation.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI
Document Number: 2010-10380
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2010-10376
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data
Document Number: 2010-10374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA
Document Number: 2010-10370
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2010-10368
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2010-10367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2010-10366
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Document Number: 2010-10365
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2010-10364
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Boundary Revision at George Washington Carver National Monument
Document Number: 2010-10329
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces a revision of the boundary of George Washington Carver National Monument, Newton County, Missouri, to include adjacent land donated by the Carver Birthplace Association. The boundary revision is authorized by the Act of July 14, 1943, 57 Stat. 563, (16 U.S.C. 450aa).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Hermes Copper Butterfly as Threatened or Endangered
Document Number: 2010-10317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
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 Hermes copper butterfly (Hermelycaena [Lycaena] hermes) as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and to designate critical habitat. We find the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Hermes copper butterfly may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. Based on the status review,
Annular Casing Pressure Management for Offshore Wells
Document Number: 2010-10291
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-10294
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, the BLM received a petition for reinstatement from Western American Resources, LLC and East Resources, Inc. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW164359 for land in Goshen County, WY. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2010-10289
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Old Town, Maine. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Alcohol Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2010-10284
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma's Alcohol Control Ordinance, which was adopted by the Tribal Council of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma under Council Bill CB-64-2010 enacted on March 13, 2010. The Alcohol Control Ordinance regulates and controls the manufacture, distribution, possession, and sale of alcohol on Tribal lands of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Tribal lands are located in Indian country and this enactment will increase the ability of the Tribal government to control alcohol-related activities within the Tribe's jurisdiction 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.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-10253
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
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) prohibit activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA laws require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Liquor Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2010-10251
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Liquor Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale, and consumption of liquor within the tribal lands. The tribal lands are located in Indian country and this Ordinance allows for possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. This 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.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2010-10225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Public Meeting, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2010-10180
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
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) Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in June, August and October 2010.