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

Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations; Subsistence Taking of Fish on the Yukon River Regulations
Document Number: 2010-15195
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place
Meetings; Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-15783
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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) Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee (CBDRAC) will meet as indicated below:
Reopening the Call for Nominations for Certain Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2010-15775
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to reopen the nomination period for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC). The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington
Document Number: 2010-15766
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the approved Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of
Official Trail Marker for the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Document Number: 2010-15727
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice issues the official trail marker insignia of the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. The insignia for this trail was completed in August 2008 after the Trail was designated. It first came into public use in 2008. The National Park Service uses this insignia to mark the Trail's route. This publication accomplishes the official designation of the insignia in use by the National Park Service.
Official Trail Marker for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Document Number: 2010-15725
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice issues the official trail marker insignias of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The insignia for this trail was completed in August 2008. The National Park Service has officially used an earlier version of this insignia since the trail was designated in 2006. It has been slightly redesigned since then so that lettering and framing match other National Trail system markers. The earlier design, which is still in use along the Trail, is also protected from unauthorized uses by this notice. This publication accomplishes the official designation of the insignias in use by the National Park Service.
Notice of Public Meeting, John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-15692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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) John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (JDSRAC) will meet as indicated below:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Mountain Plover as Threatened
Document Number: 2010-15583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), notify the public that we are reinstating that portion of our December 5, 2002, proposed rule that concerns the listing of the mountain plover (Charadrius montanus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are not reinstating the portion of that proposed rule that concerned a proposed special rule under section 4(d) of the Act. We invite public comments on the proposed listing and announce the availability of new information relevant to our consideration of the status of the mountain plover. We encourage those who may have commented previously to submit additional comments, if appropriate, in light of this new information.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0030 and 1029-0049
Document Number: 2010-15564
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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 approval for the collections of information for 30 CFR 764State Processes for Designating Areas Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations, and 30 CFR Part 822 Special Permanent Program Performance Standards Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Vermilion Darter
Document Number: 2010-15452
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft economic analysis (DEA) for the proposed designation of critical habitat for the vermilion darter (Etheostoma chermocki) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We also announce the reopening of the comment period and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. The comment period is reopened for an additional 30 days to allow interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed critical habitat designation, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad
Document Number: 2010-15399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the comment period on our October 13, 2009, proposed revised designation of critical habitat for the arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed revised designation of critical habitat for the arroyo toad; revisions to proposed critical habitat; and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the items listed above. 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.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2010-15658
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
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 BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, thirty (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Temporary Closure to All Public Use on Public Land in Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2010-15623
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, the Las Cruces District Office is implementing the following closure to all public use, including casual use, to protect person, property, and public land and resources, and generally to provide for public safety. Specifically, the closure is needed in order to reduce or prevent the opportunity for damage to property, personal injury, or loss of life in the vicinity of the Community Pit No.1 in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico.
Notice of Relocation/Change of Address for the Bureau of Land Management, Office of Pipeline Monitoring, Alaska State Office
Document Number: 2010-15621
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Office of Pipeline Monitoring, located at 411 West 4th Avenue, Suite 2, Anchorage, Alaska, is relocating to 188 West Northern Lights Boulevard, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0042
Document Number: 2010-15620
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces its intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew OMB Control Number 1004-0042 for the paperwork requirements in 43 CFR part 4700, which pertain to the protection, management, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros.
Exxon Valdez
Document Number: 2010-15617
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is announcing a public meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2010-15602
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: OMB Control Number 1084-0033
Document Number: 2010-15600
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior announces that it has submitted a request for proposed extension of an information collection to the Office of Management and Budget and requests public comments on this submission.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2010-15598
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2010-15577
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Public Museum of West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2010-15576
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson City, MO
Document Number: 2010-15574
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI
Document Number: 2010-15570
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2010-15481
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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 BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, thirty (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the California Desert District
Document Number: 2010-15437
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District (CDD) Office and the five Field Offices within the CDD, are issuing interim final supplementary rules for public lands administered by the BLM. The BLM has determined these interim final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance the safety of visitors, protect public health, protect natural resources, and improve recreation experiences and opportunities.
Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Pope and Yell Counties, AR
Document Number: 2010-15434
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-15396
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-15363
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument located in Montezuma and Dolores counties in southwest Colorado. The Colorado State Director signed the ROD on June 14, 2010, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Winnemucca District Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-15326
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Winnemucca District and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Public Land Order No. 7743; Partial Revocation of Five Secretarial Orders for Reclamation Project Purposes on the Colorado River, California.
Document Number: 2010-15382
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes five Secretarial Orders insofar as they affect 2,865.86 acres of public lands previously withdrawn for reclamation project purposes on the Colorado River. The lands are no longer needed for reclamation purposes and the Bureau of Reclamation has relinquished the lands accordingly. This order opens the lands to the Act of Congress dated January 12, 1891, as amended by the Act of Congress dated March 1, 1907, to facilitate the issuance of a trust patent to the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe. The lands will remain withdrawn from all forms of settlement and entry under the terms of an Order of the Secretary of the Interior dated February 2, 1907.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Document Number: 2010-15335
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY
Document Number: 2010-15286
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-15261
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its third meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota. The purpose of the meeting is to continue working on reports and recommendations to Congress and the Secretary as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace as Endangered Throughout Their Ranges
Document Number: 2010-15240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae), rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), yellowcheek darter (Etheostoma moorei), chucky madtom (Noturus crypticus), and laurel dace (Phoxinus saylori) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to these species throughout their ranges, including, Cumberland darter in Kentucky and Tennessee, rush darter in Alabama, yellowcheek darter in Arkansas, and chucky madtom and laurel dace in Tennessee. We have determined that critical habitat for these species is prudent, but not determinable at this time.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Flying Earwig Hawaiian Damselfly and Pacific Hawaiian Damselfly As Endangered Throughout Their Ranges
Document Number: 2010-15237
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine endangered status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for two species of Hawaiian damselflies, the flying earwig Hawaiian damselfly (Megalagrion nesiotes) on the island of Maui and the Pacific Hawaiian damselfly (M. pacificum) on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Molokai. This final rule implements the Federal protections provided by the Act for these species. We also determine that critical habitat for these two Hawaiian damselflies is prudent, but not determinable at this time.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Tumbling Creek Cavesnail
Document Number: 2010-15252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the Tumbling Creek cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We propose to designate as critical habitat approximately 25 acres (10.12 hectares) in one unit. The proposed critical habitat encompasses Tumbling Creek and associated springs, located near Protem, in Taney County, Missouri.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Ipomopsis polyantha
Document Number: 2010-15251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Ipomopsis polyantha (Pagosa skyrocket), a plant species from southwestern Colorado, as endangered throughout its range, and Penstemon debilis (Parachute beardtongue) and Phacelia submutica (DeBeque phacelia), two plant species from western Colorado, as threatened throughout their ranges under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This proposal, if made final, would extend the Act's protections to these species throughout their ranges. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on this proposal.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Honduran Emerald Hummingbird as Endangered
Document Number: 2010-15225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
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 as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), the Honduran emerald hummingbird (Amazilia luciae). We find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Honduran emerald hummingbird may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a status review of the Honduran emerald hummingbird to determine if listing is warranted. To ensure that the status review is comprehensive, we are soliciting information and data regarding this species.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Tehama County, CA
Document Number: 2010-15203
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell three parcels of public land totaling approximately 243.82 acres in Tehama County, California. The sale will be subject to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM land sale and mineral conveyance regulations. The sales will be conducted as a competitive bid auction in which interested bidders must submit written sealed bids equal to, or greater than, the appraised fair market value of the land. Bidders who submit written sealed bids will have the opportunity to increase their bids in a silent auction to be held after BLM opens all written sealed bids.
Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area, ID
Document Number: 2010-15201
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, Refuge), 7 miles south of Montpelier, Idaho, the Refuge-managed Thomas Fork Unit (Unit) in Montpelier, and the Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Oxford, Idaho. We are providing 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.
Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits
Document Number: 2010-15168
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
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.
Notice of Public Tour and Meeting, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2010-15162
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will attend a two-day tour and meeting as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-15125
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Committee for the Preservation of the White House Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-15098
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House will be held at the White House at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Least Chub as Threatened or Endangered
Document Number: 2010-15070
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), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the least chub (Iotichthys phlegethontis), a fish, as threatened or endangered and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the least chub as threatened or endangered under the Act is warranted. Currently, however, listing the least chub is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add the least chub to our list of candidate species with a listing priority number (LPN) of 7. We will develop a proposed rule to list this species as our priorities and funding allow. We will make any determination on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule. In the interim, we