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

Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska
Document Number: 2010-24662
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Louisiana Regulatory Program/Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: 2010-24601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Louisiana regulatory program (Louisiana program) and the Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan (Louisiana plan) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The proposed amendment consists of revisions, additions, and deletions of regulations pertaining to definitions; lands eligible for remining; general provisions for review of permit application information and entry of information into AVS; review of applicant, operator, and ownership and control information; review of permit history; review of compliance history; permit eligibility determination; unanticipated events or conditions at remining sites; eligibility for provisionally issued permits; written findings for permit application approval; initial review and finding requirements for improvidently issued permits; suspension or rescission requirements for improvidently issued permits; who may challenge ownership or control listings and findings; how to challenge an ownership or control listing or finding; burden of proof for ownership or control challenges; written agency decision on challenges to ownership or control listings or findings; post-permit issuance requirements for regulatory authorities and other actions based on ownership, control, and violation information; post-permit issuance information requirements for permittees; transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights; certifying and updating existing permit application information; providing applicant and operator information; providing permit history information; providing violation information; backfilling and grading: previously mined areas; and cessation orders; and contractor eligibility. The amendment is intended to revise the Louisiana program to be no less effective than the corresponding Federal regulations and the Louisiana plan to be consistent with the Federal regulations. This document gives the times and locations that the Louisiana program, Louisiana plan, and this proposed amendment are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Santa Fe County, NM
Document Number: 2010-24600
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has determined that 2.96 acres located in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, is suitable for direct sale to Edward Black pursuant to the Act of December 22, 1928, as amended, and an Interior Board of Land Appeals Settlement Agreement for the amount of $10,000. The sale is to resolve a class 1 Color-of-Title claim and will not be offered for sale until 60 days after the publication of this Notice. This parcel is identified for disposal in the BLM Taos Resource Management Plan, dated October 1988, as amended.
Utah Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2010-24599
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Utah regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Utah program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Utah proposes revisions to and additions of rules about Valid Existing Rights (``VER''). Utah intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations. This document gives the times and locations that the Utah program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Alabama Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2010-24598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Alabama regulatory program (Alabama program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Alabama proposes revisions to its Program regarding their Surface Mining Commission, who is eligible to apply for and obtain a mining license, hearing officers, license fees, and several minor editorial changes throughout the document such as changing ``him'' to ``him or her'' and ``chairman'' to ``chair''. Alabama intends to revise its program to improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Alabama program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW146099, Wyoming
Document Number: 2010-24574
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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 U.S. Ore Corp. for the renewal of oil and gas lease WYW146099 for land in Fremont 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 Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2010-24481
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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) subcommittee for the Jarbidge Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Pygmy Rabbit as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2010-24349
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-30
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 pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find the listing of the pygmy rabbit is not warranted at this time. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the threats to the pygmy rabbit or its habitat at any time.
Notice of a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (1028-0091)
Document Number: 2010-24374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden on the public.
Technical Amendments 2010
Document Number: 2010-24371
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are making technical revisions to our regulations to correct various errors in citations, cross-references, and other inadvertent errors in publication.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-24363
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Removal of Listed Property
Document Number: 2010-24362
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; 1018-0092; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and ReportsLaw Enforcement
Document Number: 2010-24361
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-29
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 November 30, 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for the African Penguin
Document Number: 2010-24338
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, determine endangered status for the African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. This final rule implements the Federal protections provided by the Act for this species.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC69113
Document Number: 2010-24287
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC69113 from MAB Resources LLC, for lands in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Public Land Order No. 7751; Revocation of the Withdrawal Established by Executive Order Dated January 19, 1861; Michigan
Document Number: 2010-24286
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order revokes in its entirety the withdrawal established by an Executive Order as to 569.45 acres of public land withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws and reserved for use by the United States Coast Guard for lighthouse purposes. The reservation is no longer needed. This order opens the land to the operation of the public land laws, subject to valid existing rights and other segregations of record.
Public Land Order No. 7750; Partial Revocation of Secretarial Order dated January 20, 1910; Oregon
Document Number: 2010-24285
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes a Secretarial Order dated January 20, 1910, insofar as it affects approximately 9,001.84 acres of public land withdrawn for use by the Bureau of Reclamation for reclamation purposes. The land is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was withdrawn.
Public Land Order No. 7752; Partial Revocation of a Light Station Reservation; Washington
Document Number: 2010-24284
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order partially revokes the withdrawal created by an Executive Order insofar as it affects approximately 37.32 acres of public land reserved for use by the United States Coast Guard for lighthouse purposes.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Montana
Document Number: 2010-24281
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), approximately 18,760 acres of public land located in Broadwater County, Montana, from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not the mineral leasing laws for a period of 5 years to protect the Limestone Hills Training Area pending the processing of an application for withdrawal of those lands for military purposes under the Engle Act.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24264
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Certification Summary Form, Reporting Summary Form for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0006. We request your comments on the revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection.
Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24263
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Individual Landholder's and Farm Operator's Certification and Reporting Forms for Acreage Limitation, 43 CFR part 426 and 43 CFR part 428, OMB Control Number: 1006-0005. We request your comments on the revised RRA forms and specific aspects of the information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-24262
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Bureau of Reclamation (we, our, or us) intends to submit a request for renewal (with revisions) of an existing approved information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Forms to Determine Compliance by Certain Landholders, 43 CFR part 426, OMB Control Number: 1006-0023. We request your comments on the proposed Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA) forms and specific aspects of the information collection.
No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-24107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-28
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 fourth meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota. 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; Determination for the Gunnison Sage-grouse as a Threatened or Endangered Species
Document Number: 2010-23430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our 12-month finding on whether to list the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After reviewing the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that the species is warranted for listing. Currently, however, listing the Gunnison sage-grouse is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month finding, we will add the Gunnison sage- grouse to our candidate species list. We will develop a proposed rule to list this species as our priorities allow. We will make any determination on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Document Number: 2010-24099
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Barkwood Development, LLC (applicant) for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are considering issuance of an incidental take permit (ITP) that would authorize the applicant's take of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) incidental to a 5.5-acre (239,580-square foot) redevelopment project in the community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. We invite comments from the public on the application, which includes the Bahia Vista Estates Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), and on our preliminary determination that the HCP qualifies as a low-effect plan that is eligible for a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Removal of Listed Property
Document Number: 2010-24045
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-24043
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-24042
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Salem County, NJ
Document Number: 2010-23871
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and the environmental assessment (EA) for Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in Salem County, New Jersey. The refuge is administered by staff located at Cape May NWR in Cape May County, New Jersey. The draft CCP/EA describes three alternatives, including our Service-preferred alternative, for managing this refuge for the next 15 years. Also available for public review and comment are the draft compatibility determinations for uses to be allowed upon initial completion of the plan if Alternative B is selected. These are included as appendix B in the draft CCP/EA.
Minerals Management: General
Document Number: 2010-24034
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Document Number: 2010-23933
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2010-23926
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2010-23921
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO; Correction
Document Number: 2010-23919
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Document Number: 2010-23915
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Reporting System for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-23913
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is seeking comments on renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Reporting System for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0135, which expires September 30, 2010.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Athens County Historical Society and Museum, Athens, OH
Document Number: 2010-23904
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2010-23902
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Provo, UT
Document Number: 2010-23901
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2010-11 Late Season
Document Number: 2010-23757
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes special late-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) recognition of their authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
Document Number: 2010-23754
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes the hunting seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for general waterfowl seasons and those early seasons for which States previously deferred selection. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2010-11 season.
Designation of Service Area for Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs of Oregon
Document Number: 2010-23873
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice announces approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of an expansion in service area for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon, Warm Springs, Oregon (Warm Springs Tribe) for financial assistance and social service programs.
Notice of Intent; Request for Comments on Adoption of the National Park Service's Wetland and Creek Restoration Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA
Document Number: 2010-23869
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), give notice of our intent to adopt the National Park Service's (NPS) existing final environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (EIS/EIR) for the Wetland and Creek Restoration at Big Lagoon, Muir Beach, California (project). We are considering approving a grant application by the California State Coastal Conservancy (CSCC) to assist with implementing restoration activities that have been identified and reviewed under the NPS' existing final EIS/EIR for the project. Based on our independent evaluation, adoption of the EIS/EIR would meet Department of Interior (DOI) and Service National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures and guidelines. In order to meet our NEPA requirements for approval of CSCC's grant application, we are recirculating the EIS/EIR for written public comment via this notice, in accordance with Service adoption requirements.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-23822
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. Both laws require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2010-23820
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2010-23751
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) prescribes final late-season frameworks from which States may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2010-11 migratory bird hunting seasons. These late seasons include most waterfowl seasons, the earliest of which commences on September 25, 2010. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the States' selection of hunting seasons and to further the annual establishment of the late-season migratory bird hunting regulations.