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

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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Abengoa Solar Inc., Lathrop Wells Solar Facility, Amargosa Valley, Nye County, NV
Document Number: 2010-17264
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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) Pahrump Nevada Field Office, Southern Nevada District Office intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Public Land Order No. 7745; Partial Revocation of Power Site Reserve Nos. 510 and No. 515; Montana
Document Number: 2010-17236
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes two withdrawals created by Executive Orders insofar as they affect approximately 170 acres of public lands withdrawn for Power Site Reserve Nos. 510 and 515. This order also opens the lands to exchange.
Public Land Order No. 7746; Withdrawal of Public Lands, South Fork of the American River; California
Document Number: 2010-17233
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order withdraws 2,238.49 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for the Bureau of Land Management to protect the unique natural, scenic, cultural, and recreational values along the South Fork of the American River.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Alaska
Document Number: 2010-17232
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey, the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 2344, as modified by PLO No. 6839, for an additional 20-year period. These PLOs transferred jurisdiction of approximately 171 acres of public land withdrawn for the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory near Barrow, Alaska from the Department of the Navy to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey, and withdrew an additional 45 acres of public land on behalf of these agencies for the Barrow Base Line Observatory and the Barrow Magnetic Observatory. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-17220
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Removal of Listed Property
Document Number: 2010-17219
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-17217
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Implementation of Question 10 of 25 CFR Part 170, Subpart C, Indian Reservation Roads Program
Document Number: 2010-17174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is announcing tribal consultations to discuss a proposed change in how BIA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will implement Question 10 of 25 CFR Part 170, Subpart C. Question 10 determines the percentages that certain transportation facilities contribute to the calculation of the Relative Need Distribution Factor (RNDF) formula for Indian Reservation Road (IRR) Program funds. The determination is significant because a facility's eligibility for Federal funds will be used to determine the amount of IRR funds a tribe may be eligible to receive. The proposed change will affect the allocation of funding among tribes.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-17082
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Denali National Park SRC plans to meet to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence hunting program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
60-Day Notice of Intention to Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-17081
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control 1024-0233.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC)
Document Number: 2010-17003
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Secretary's certification of the amendment to the Salt River Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance, Chapter 14, Articles I, II, and III of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Code of Ordinances. An amended Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinance was last published on April 1, 2009 (Vol. 74, No. 61, FR 14813). This amendment repeals Articles I and II of Chapter 14 of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Code of Ordinances in its entirety and adopts revised Articles, I, II and III to update and provide necessary clarifications to the regulated possession, community and to incorporate the January 29, 2009, initiative vote of the people regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages at certain restaurants within the community.
Liquor Control Ordinance for the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria
Document Number: 2010-16999
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria tribal land. The tribal land is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their tribal land, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Notice of Reestablishment of the North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-16985
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463). Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has re- established the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (Panel).
National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC; Final Environmental Impact Statement and National Mall Plan
Document Number: 2010-16952
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332 (2)(c), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the National Mall Plan (Plan). The Plan establishes a long-term vision for the use and management of some of the most historic, symbolic, and heavily used public lands in our nation.
Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Choctaw Nation of Florida Tribe
Document Number: 2010-16939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to 25 CFR 83.10(e), notice is hereby given that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) proposes to decline to acknowledge that the group known as the ``Choctaw Nation of Florida'' (CNF), Petitioner 288, c/o Mr. Alfonso James, Jr., Post Office Box 6322, Marianna, Florida, 32447, is an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on an investigation that determined that the petitioner does not meet one of the seven mandatory criteria set forth in 25 CFR Part 83.7, specifically criterion 83.7(e), and therefore does not meet the requirements for a government-to- government relationship with the United States.
Notice of Temporary Closures on Public Lands in Northwestern Elko County, NV
Document Number: 2010-16911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that temporary closures to public access, use, and occupancy will be in effect for the dates and times specified in this Notice on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tuscarora Field Office, Elko, Nevada within the Owyhee, Rock Creek, and Little Humboldt Wild Horse Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in the northwestern portion of Elko County, Nevada.
Meeting; Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-16872
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
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:
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties, CA
Document Number: 2010-16867
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
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/Environmental Assessment (CCP/EA) for the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge for public review and comment. The CCP/EA, prepared under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service will manage the Refuge for the next 15 years. Draft compatibility determinations for several existing and proposed public uses are also available for review and public comment with the Draft CCP/EA.
Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Users, Uses, and Benefits of Landsat Satellite Imagery
Document Number: 2010-16736
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMS) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and as a 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. As a federal agency, we may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Yosemite Valley Plan; Yosemite National Park; Mariposa, Madera, and Tuolumne Counties, California; Notice of Revised Record of Decision
Document Number: 2010-16834
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
On December 29, 2000, the National Park Service (NPS) executed a Record of Decision selecting Alternative 2 from the Final Yosemite Valley Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for implementation (as noticed in the Federal Register on January 12, 2001). As explained below, the NPS has subsequently approved a revised Record of Decision for the Final Yosemite Valley Plan and will implement Modified Alternative 2 instead. Decision: The NPS has approved adoption of a Modified Alternative 2 which consists of completed actions and projects that conform to four broad purposes and goals. These are to restore natural processes in Yosemite Valley, to ameliorate environmental impacts, to preserve cultural resource values, and to continue providing opportunities for high-quality visitor experiences. Excluded from the approved Modified Alternative 2 were certain projects yet to be initiated, including but not limited to consolidation of some parking and facilities in the eastern end of Yosemite Valley, relocation of equestrian facilities, removal of Sugar Pine Bridge, and several traffic recirculation plans. Also revised were Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI decisions) for Yosemite Lodge area redevelopment and improvements at Curry Village and East Yosemite Valley campgrounds. Background: In 2006, a lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California challenging the 2000 Final Yosemite Valley Plan. Concurrently, the NPS was involved in a separate lawsuit filed by the same plaintiffs challenging the 2005 Merced Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Management Plan (Merced River Plan). Because the Yosemite Valley Plan and the Merced River Plan were integrally related, the NPS and the plaintiffs agreed to suspend proceedings on the Yosemite Valley Plan lawsuit until the courts reached a final decision on the Merced River Plan lawsuit. In March 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling affirming that the 2005 Merced River Plan did not adequately fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act nor the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Following that decision, the NPS and the plaintiffs began settlement discussions to resolve the two lawsuits and to establish a framework for moving forward on a new version of the Merced River Plan. A settlement was reached in September 2009 (the Settlement Agreement is available on the park's Web site: https://www.nps.gov/yose/ parkmgmt/upload/mrpsettlementagreement.pdf). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the NPS agreed to revise the Record of Decision for the Yosemite Valley Plan, as well as two related FONSI decisions. The three revised documents were filed with the District Court on January 29, 2010. Copies: Interested parties may review the revised Record of Decision and FONSI decisions on the park's Web site, and copies can also be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, P. O. Box 577, Yosemite, California 95389; via telephone request at (209) 372-0261; or via e-mail request at yose_ planning@nps.gov.
30-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-16832
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on an extension of a currently approved information collection (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control 1024-0029). The National Park Service published the 60-day Federal Register notice to solicit public comments on these information collection requirements on January 29, 2010 (75 FR 4838). The comment period closed on March 30, 2010. No comments were received on this notice.
Notice of National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2010 and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 2010 in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16829
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management's Alaska State Office hereby notifies the public it will hold a National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the Northeast Planning Area. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-16764
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Craig Settle for competitive oil and gas lease WYW161375 for land 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.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2010-16737
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of Realty Action; Direct Sale of Public Lands in Minidoka County, ID
Document Number: 2010-16712
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell four parcels of public land totaling 262.11 acres in Minidoka County, Idaho, to the owners of the surrounding private land for the appraised fair market value of $85,200. The private land surrounding the public land is owned by the Western Mortgage and Realty Company.
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Hunting of Migratory Birds
Document Number: 2010-16711
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) has prepared a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the issuance of annual regulations permitting the hunting of migratory birds. The SEIS analyzes a range of management alternatives for addressing the hunting of migratory birds. The analysis provided in the draft SEIS is intended to: inform the public of the proposed action and alternatives; address public comments we received during the scoping period; and disclose the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of the proposed action and each of the alternatives. We invite the public to comment on the draft SEIS.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-16607
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Quaneco LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW154704 for land in Uinta 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 Realty Action: Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land, Chaves County, NM
Document Number: 2010-16605
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell two small parcels totaling 60 acres in Chaves County, New Mexico. These parcels are being proposed for direct sale to the Roswell Gun Club at no less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) to resolve inadvertent, unauthorized use and occupancy of public lands. The sale is pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and is consistent with the BLM Roswell Resource Management Plan dated October 1997, as amended. No significant resource values will be affected by disposal of these parcels from Federal ownership.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Document Number: 2010-16603
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, approximately 19.98 acres of public land in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Rangely District Hospital proposes to use the land for a hospital.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System
Document Number: 2010-16600
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is removing the regulation that closed the Harry S Truman Home to all public use until June 1, 2010. The closure was necessary because of serious health and safety hazards to visitors during the repair and restoration work and the potential for damage to irreplaceable artifacts. Closure could not be avoided without compromising the quality and cost of renovation of the Truman Home. It was necessary to become effective upon publication to allow major repair and restoration activities scheduled to proceed. The projects have been completed and the Truman Home has been reopened as scheduled.
Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-16594
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), through the FGDC Chair (the Secretary of the Interior or designee), related to management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0117
Document Number: 2010-16464
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
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 part 778Permit ApplicationsMinimum Requirements for Legal, Financial, Compliance, and Related Information. The collection described below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Energy Independence and Security Act (Pub. L. 110-140)
Document Number: 2010-16236
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act (Pub. L. 110-140) directed the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a national assessment of potential geologic storage resources for carbon dioxide (CO2). The first requirement stipulated in the legislation was to develop a methodology to estimate storage potential that could be applied uniformly to geologic formations across the United States, and then to announce the publication of the methodology in the Federal Register. The methodology, ``A Probabilistic Assessment Methodology for the Evaluation of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage,'' was published as an Open-File Report by the USGS and can be downloaded from: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1127. This new methodology incorporates comments from the public, the heads of affected Federal and State agencies, and technical experts from Federal agencies, institutions of higher education, nongovernmental organizations, State organizations, industry, and international geoscience organizations, as required by the legislation. The new methodology will allow the USGS to assess the geologic CO2 storage resource potential for the United States. The results of the USGS national assessment will provide important information to evaluate the potential for CO2 storage as a mitigation option for global climate change.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center ARRA Funded Construction Projects
Document Number: 2010-16432
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Geological Survey
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the projects described in this NOA. By this notice, the USGS is announcing its availability. In addition, a Draft Environmental Assessment was published on December 23, 2009, for a 7-day public comment period and no comments were received.
Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Morrison County, MN
Document Number: 2010-16426
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
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 (CCP) and draft environmental assessment (EA) for Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public review and comment. In this draft CCP/EA we describe how we propose to manage the refuge for the next 15 years.
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management District, Minnesota
Document Number: 2010-16425
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
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 (CCP) and draft environmental assessment (EA) for Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Tamarac Wetland Management District (WMD) for public review and comment. In this draft CCP/EA we describe how we propose to manage the refuge and district for the next 15 years.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-16391
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-16357
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
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 1004-0132 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number includes paperwork requirements in 43 CFR parts 3200 and 3280, which cover management of Federal geothermal resources.
Walker River Basin Acquisition Program
Document Number: 2010-16300
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is canceling work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Walker River Basin Acquisition Program (Acquisition Program). Reclamation has determined that the action of providing funds for the Acquisition Program as authorized in Public Laws 109-103 and 111-85 is not a Federal discretionary action. In addition, Reclamation does not have control over the expenditure of the funds by the Acquisition Program recipient and has therefore determined National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance is not necessary per 2008 Department of Interior regulations for implementing NEPA (43 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 46 Implementation of the NEPA of 1969). Reclamation included its decision that NEPA compliance is not required in the July 2009 Draft EIS and shared the decision at the August 2009 public hearings. In February 2010, Reclamation issued a Revised Draft EIS with incorporation of public comment for informational purposes only rather than a NEPA analysis. Additional comments were not solicited on this February 2010 Revised Draft EIS, and a Final EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) will not be prepared.
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA
Document Number: 2010-16248
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia. On December 15, 2009, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the Preferred Alternative contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued on November 13, 2009. Six alternatives were evaluated in the EIS These include: Alternative A, No Action Continue Current Management; Alternative B, Focus on Solitudeimplements management programs to minimize development in the park and maximize the opportunity for visitors to experience solitude in natural settings; Alternative CVisitors would be drawn toward a system of relatively developed hubs in which administrative and interpretive facilities are located; Alternative DExpanding and distributing access throughout the park, including newly acquired parcels to provide diverse types of visitor experiences; Alternative ETakes some features of Alternatives C and D and provides expanded access to the park while at the same time maintaining substantial acreage with less ``hardened'' forms of access such as paved parking areas, roads, and other structures; and Alternative F, the preferred alternativeIncreases opportunities for the park to expand use to local visitors and increase connectivity to neighboring communities through trail linkages, partnering, and expanded interpretive, education and outreach activities.
Repair Kalaupapa Dock Structure: Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawaii; Notice of Termination of an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-16247
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The NPS is terminating an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as previously noticed in the Federal Register on April 17, 2009, for repair of the dock structure at Kalaupapa National Historical Park. It has become apparent that an EIS will not be necessary due to reduced scope of the proposed actions such that there is no potential for significant impacts nor controversy surrounding the proposal. Coincident with this termination notice, the NPS is hereby announcing preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA will describe two alternatives remaining for consideration, including a no-action alternative, and will analyze potential environmental consequences of the proposed dock repairs, including minor to moderate effects on water quality, benthic resources, coral and essential fish habitats, species protected under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, historic resources, cultural landscape, ethnographic resources, and park operations. Measures to minimize harm will be included, and an ``environmentally preferred'' alternative identified.
Endangered [and Threatened] Wildlife and Plants; Permit(s); Land Clearing Associated With Phosphate Mining in Manatee County, FL
Document Number: 2010-16217
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and habitat conservation plan (HCP). Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (applicant) requests a 24-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking approximately 75 acres (ac) of Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)-occupied habitat incidental to land clearing and phosphate mining in Manatee County, Florida (project). The applicant's HCP describes the mitigation and minimization measures the
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2010-16214
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes approval of the Compact between the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes and the State of Nevada.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2010-16213
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes the Approved Compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana
Document Number: 2010-16347
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7464, as extended by PLO 7643, for an additional 5-year term. This PLO withdrew 3,530.62 acres of public land in Phillips County, Montana, from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, to protect the reclamation of the Zortman- Landusky mining area. The withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 7464, as extended, will expire on October 4, 2010, unless extended. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Lands and Termination of a Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification, Madison County, ID
Document Number: 2010-16260
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a 139.76- acre parcel of public land in Madison County, Idaho, to Madison County for continued use as a construction and demolition (C&D) landfill. In addition, this notice will terminate the Recreational and Public Purpose Act (R&PPA) classification that encumbers the land identified for sale.
Notice of Intent To Solicit Nominations: Pinedale Anticline Working Group, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-16251
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Nominations are being solicited for two positions on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) that will become open on May 28, 2010.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-16246
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of surface and subsurface estates for certain lands to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are in the vicinity of the Colville River, Alaska and are located:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2010-16244
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to The Aleut Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of only the surface estate for certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are located on the Rat Islands, west of Adak, Alaska, aggregating 370.81 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Alaska
Document Number: 2010-16220
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Alaska.