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

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Roswell Springsnail, Koster's Springsnail, Noel's Amphipod, and Pecos Assiminea
Document Number: 2010-15067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to revise designated critical habitat for the Pecos assiminea (Assiminea pecos), and to newly designate critical habitat for the Roswell springsnail (Pyrgulopsis roswellensis), Koster's springsnail (Juturnia kosteri), and Noel's amphipod (Gammarus desperatus), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In total, we are proposing to designate as critical habitat approximately 515 acres (208.4 hectares) for the four species. The proposed critical habitat is located in Chaves County, New Mexico, and Pecos and Reeves Counties, Texas. We also announce the availability of the draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment for this action.
San Rafael Cattle Company; Habitat Conservation Plan; Santa Cruz County, AZ
Document Number: 2010-15057
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
San Rafael Cattle Company (Applicant) has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Applicant has been assigned a permit number TE-12133A-0. If approved, the ITP would be in force for a period of 30 years, and would authorize incidental take of two species currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (Act), and two species that may become listed under the Act in the future (``covered species''). The proposed incidental take would occur in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, as a result of impacts on covered species and occupied habitat from specified actions conducted under the authority of the San Rafael Cattle Company. We invite public comment on the permit application and the associated documents.
Notice of Public Meeting; Northeast California Resource Advisory Council and Subcommittee
Document Number: 2010-15052
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northeast California Resource Advisory Council and its wild horse and burro management subcommittee will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications
Document Number: 2010-15051
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-22
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Reclassification of the Tulotoma Snail From Endangered to Threatened
Document Number: 2010-14708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the tulotoma snail (Tulotoma magnifica) from endangered to threatened, under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposed action is based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial data, which indicate that the endangered designation no longer correctly reflects the status of this snail. We have documented a substantial improvement in the species' distribution and numbers over the past 15 years, including the discovery of several populations that were unknown when the species was listed. Minimum flows and other conservation measures have been implemented below two dams in the Coosa River, improving habitat and resulting in the expansion of tulotoma snail numbers and range in the Coosa River. The Alabama Clean Water Partnership has also developed the
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, WYW175014, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-14933
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Trident Oil & Gas LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW175014 for land in Niobrara County, Wyoming. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Arturo Mine Project, Elko County, NV
Document Number: 2010-14931
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tuscarora Field Office, Elko, Nevada intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Arturo Mine Project (Project) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Establish and Call for Nominations for the New Mexico Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2010-14930
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The BLM is publishing this notice in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior is establishing four resource advisory councils in New Mexico to represent the four BLM districts in the State. This notice is also to solicit public nominations for each of the four New Mexico Resource Advisory Councils (RAC). The RACs provide advice and recommendations on land use planning and management of the public lands within their geographic area.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Elko County, NV
Document Number: 2010-14929
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
A Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act application for lease and/or conveyance of approximately 807.5 acres of public land in Elko County, Nevada, has been filed with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by the City of Elko (City). The City proposes to use the land for a waste water reclamation facility. The BLM proposes to classify the lands as suitable for lease and/or conveyance, as specified below.
Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Lands in Lincoln County, ID
Document Number: 2010-14928
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a parcel of public land totaling 40 acres in Lincoln County, Idaho, to the owner of the surrounding private land for the appraised fair market value of $14,000. The private land surrounding the public land is owned by Alan Woodland.
Notice of Correction to Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan for the Calico Solar (Formerly SES Solar One) Project, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: 2010-14927
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Staff Assessment (SA) and Possible Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan for the Calico Solar Project, San Bernardino County, California in the Federal Register on April 19, 2010 (75 FR 20376). Today's Federal Register notice provides information inadvertently omitted on how the public can submit comments.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Lease and Conveyance of Public Land, Boise County, ID
Document Number: 2010-14926
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Basin School District 72 in Boise County, Idaho, has filed an application to purchase 98.06 acres of public land under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, to be used for school facilities. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined the land and found it suitable to be classified for lease and/or conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended.
Notice of Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-14924
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for three members to the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on the public lands administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Agriculture, through the Forest Service. The BLM is changing the makeup of the Board by replacing one of the two livestock positions with an additional public interest position.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Texas
Document Number: 2010-14918
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the Class II provisions of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease TXNM 107314 from the lessee, Southern Bay Energy LLC, for lands in Washington County, Texas. 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 Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-14915
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Medallion Exploration for competitive oil and gas lease WYW146295 for land in Sheridan County, Wyoming. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Texas
Document Number: 2010-14909
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the Class II provisions of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases TXNM 107307 and TXNM 107313 from the lessee, Southern Bay Energy, LLC, for lands in Burleson and Washington Counties, Texas. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the leases terminated under the law.
Tampa Bay Refuges, FL
Document Number: 2010-14876
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
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 Egmont Key, Pinellas, and Passage Key National Wildlife Refuges. These three refuges, known as the Tampa Bay Refuges, are managed as part of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage these refuges for the next 15 years.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2010-14869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
OSM is announcing the receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (the ``Pennsylvania program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The proposed amendment (Administrative Record Number PA 837.111) consists of a recent statutory amendment to Pennsylvania's Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act (CRDA), 52 Pennsylvania Statute Section 30.51 et seq. Section 4.1(a) of the CRDA was amended by adding subsection (6) to section 4.1(a), which added another category of sites to the list of ``preferred sites'' currently found in section 4.1.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2010-14868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
OSM is announcing receipt of a request (Administrative Record No. 844.14) to remove a required amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (the ``Pennsylvania program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Pennsylvania has provided a rationale that it believes supports the position that the required amendment related to specific information (cessation orders) for permit applications should be removed.
Notice of Acceptance of Concurrent Legislative Jurisdiction in Kansas
Document Number: 2010-14836
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given of jurisdictional changes over areas administered by the National Park Service in the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas has ceded concurrent legislative jurisdiction over lands and waters owned, leased or administratively controlled by the National Park Service at the following units in the State of Kansas:
Emergency Exemption: Issuance of Permit for Endangered Species
Document Number: 2010-14804
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following permit was issued.
Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-14803
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
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.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-14773
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0023; Migratory Bird Surveys
Document Number: 2010-14763
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
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 February 28, 2011. 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.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0137; Applications for Single Use Permits and Registration of Production Facilities (CITES)
Document Number: 2010-14761
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI); Meeting
Document Number: 2010-14738
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will include results of the Department of Agriculture's Conservation Effects Assessment Program for the Upper Mississippi; an update by the Subcommittee on Ground Water regarding their National Framework for Ground Water Monitoring; a briefing on the Reservoir Sedimentation Database; highlights from the 7th National Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in Denver, Colorado; status of the National Monitoring Network for U.S. Coastal Waters and their Tributaries; an update on Federal agency interactions with the regional water quality monitoring organizations of the Integrated Ocean Observing Systems; and updates on recent activities of the Methods and Data Comparability Board.
Final Determination for Federal Acknowledgment of the Shinnecock Indian Nation
Document Number: 2010-14733
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (PDAS- IA) has determined the Shinnecock Indian Nation is entitled to be acknowledged as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that affirms the reasoning, analysis, and conclusions in the Proposed Finding (PF). The petitioner satisfies the seven mandatory criteria for acknowledgment set forth in the applicable regulations, and therefore, meets the requirements for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. This notice is the Final Determination (FD). Based on the limited nature and extent of comment and consistent with prior practices, the Department did not produce any detailed report or other summary under the criteria pertaining to this FD.
Stream Protection Rule; Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-14727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
On April 30, 2010,\1\ we, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. This new Notice of Intent supersedes the April Notice of Intent, expands the scoping opportunities to include open houses, and outlines possible alternatives to the proposed action. OSM intends 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.
Notice of Reestablishment of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-14642
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretaries) have reestablished the charter of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee.
Notice of Meetings, Front Range Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-14631
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
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) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Receipt of Application for Renewal of an Incidental Take Permit Associated With a Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Residential Development, Brevard County, FL
Document Number: 2010-14629
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, have received from David Sime (applicant) a request for renewal of an incidental take permit (ITP) associated with an existing habitat conservation plan (HCP), related to the construction of a single-family home that would take 0.33 acre of suitable habitat for the threatened Florida Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) in Brevard County, Florida (project).
Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group
Document Number: 2010-14627
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463, as amended). Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is renewing the charter for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group. The purpose of the Adaptive Management Work Group is to advise and to provide recommendations to the Secretary with respect to the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and the exercise of other authorities pursuant to applicable Federal law.
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Incidental Take and Wetland Fill Permits for Two Condominium Developments on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, Baldwin County, AL
Document Number: 2010-14617
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a proposed HCP, accompanying ITP applications, and a dSEIS related to two proposed developments that would take the Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) and place fill in wetlands on the Fort Morgan peninsula, Baldwin County, Alabama. The HCP analyzes the take of the Federally endangered Alabama beach mouse and fill in wetlands incidental to construction and occupation of adjacent residential and recreational condominium developments: Beach Club West and Gulf Highlands Condominiums (collectively BCWGH) projects. Fort Morgan Paradise Joint Venture and Gulf Highlands Condominiums, LLC (applicants) request ITPs under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, (Act) as well as permits from the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (Corps) for placing fill in wetlands under jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. The Applicants' HCP describes the
Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Document Number: 2010-14615
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
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 and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) Environmental Impact Statement, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Monongahela National Forest, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia
Document Number: 2010-14581
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, U.s. Forest Service, Forest Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS), lead agency, along with cooperating agencies, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and conducting public scoping meetings for construction and right-of-way permits requested from the agencies by PATH Allegheny Transmission Company, LLC; PATH Allegheny Virginia Transmission Corporation; Potomac Edison Company; and PATH West Virginia Transmission Company, LLC, collectively referred to herein as Applicants. The Applicants are seeking permits for proposed construction of a new 765kV electric transmission line that would cross federal lands within Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. In May 2009, the Applicants submitted right-of-way applications (Form 299) for those portions of the PATH project proposed to traverse Harpers Ferry NHP, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP, Appalachian NST, Potomac Heritage NST, all managed by the National Park Service; and Monongahela National Forest managed by the U.S. Forest Service. These applications also serve as the application for Special Use Permits for construction of the proposed project.
Cape Cod National Seashore; South Wellfleet, MA; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2010-14580
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10) of a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Record of Decision for the Cape Wind Energy Project; Secretary of the Interior's Response to Comments From the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on the Cape Wind Energy Project
Document Number: 2010-14528
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service (mms), Minerals Management Service
In accordance with the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the MMS is announcing the availability of the ROD for the Cape Wind Energy Project (the Project). The ROD for the Project records the decisions that the MMS reached to select the Preferred Alternative at Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound described in its Final Environmental Impact Statement (January 2009). After careful consideration of all the concerns expressed during the lengthy review and consultation process and thorough analyses of the many factors involved, the Secretary approved the ROD finding that the public benefits weigh in favor of approving the Cape Wind Project at the Horseshoe Shoal location. The MMS will offer a commercial lease to Cape Wind Associates, LLC (CWA) in response to CWA's application. The CWA's rights to construct and operate the Project pursuant to the lease are subject to construction and operation approvals from the MMS. The Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the Director of the MMS co-signed the ROD for the Project on April 28, 2010.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0168
Document Number: 2010-14507
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
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 its approval to collect information from private landowners in western Oregon who are authorized to transport timber over BLM-controlled roads. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned control number 1004-0168.
Notice of Public Meeting, BLM Alaska Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-14484
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
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) Alaska Resource Advisory Council will meet as indicated below:
Availability: Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact; Modoc National Wildlife Refuge, Modoc County, CA
Document Number: 2010-14439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Modoc National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The CCP describes how we will manage the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Five Petitions to List Seven Species of Hawaiian Yellow-faced Bees as Endangered
Document Number: 2010-14430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on five petitions to list seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana) as endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act).
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Clark County, WA
Document Number: 2010-14085
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our draft comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment (DCCP/EA) for the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (refuge), for public review and comment. The DCCP/EA describes our alternatives, including our preferred alternative, for managing the refuge for the 15 years following approval of the final CCP.
Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly and Serpentine Endemic Plant Species, Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: 2010-14322
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from the Calpine Corporation (applicant) for a 50-year incidental take permit for five species under the Endangered Species
Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0179
Document Number: 2010-14212
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
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 its approval to collect helium sales information from helium suppliers. This information collection activity was previously approved by the OMB, and assigned control number 1004-0179.
Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, Including Secretarial Determination on Whether to Remove Four Dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon
Document Number: 2010-14174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Department of the Interior (Department), through the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) intend to prepare an EIS/EIR. The Department and CDFG will conduct public scoping meetings to solicit comments concerning the issues, alternatives, and analyses to be considered in the evaluation of whether to remove four dams on the Klamath River pursuant to the terms of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). Section 3.3.1 of the KHSA states: ``Based upon the record, environmental compliance and other actions described in Section 3.2, and in cooperation with the Secretary of Commerce and other Federal agencies as appropriate, the Secretary shall determine whether, in his judgment, the conditions of Section 3.3.4 have been satisfied, and whether, in his judgment, Facilities Removal (i) will advance restoration of the salmonid fisheries of the Klamath Basin, and (ii) is in the public interest, which includes but is not limited to consideration of potential impacts on affected local communities and Tribes.''
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2010-14168
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLMEastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2010-14165
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
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.
Office of the Secretary: Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Charter
Document Number: 2010-14142
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior
This notice is published in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Act). Following consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior has renewed the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council) charter for 2 years.
MMS Information Collection Activity: 1010-NEW, Study of Sharing To Assess Community Resilience, New Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-14122
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) for approval of the paperwork requirements in the study being conducted in Alaska, Study of Sharing to Assess Community Resilience. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of Intent To Establish and Call for Nominations for the Rio Grande Natural Area Commission, Colorado
Document Number: 2010-14091
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The BLM is publishing this notice in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is establishing the Rio Grande Natural Area Commission (Commission) in the State of Colorado. This notice is also to solicit public nominations for the Commission. The Commission will advise the Secretary with respect to the Rio Grande Natural Area (Natural Area) and prepare a management plan relating to non-Federal land in the Natural Area.