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

National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-30112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30095
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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 a proposed information collection related to funds provided under the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program. Indian tribes, including Alaska Native regional and village corporations, may be considered for funding under the TEDC if they provide certain information as part of an application. Once an application is accepted, the Indian tribe must then submit reports regarding the progress of their project. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application and progress reports.
Information Collection for Native American Business Development Institute Funding for Economic Development Feasibility Studies and Long-Term Strategic, Reservation-Wide Economic Development Plans; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30092
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Division of Economic Development (DED), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) seeks to spur job growth and sustainable economies on American Indian reservations. DED created the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) to provide Tribes and tribal businesses with expert advice regarding economic development matters. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DED is seeking comments on a proposed information collection related to the NABDI's funding of economic development feasibility studies (studies) and long-term strategic, reservation-wide economic development plans (plans). Federally recognized Indian tribes, on their own behalf or on behalf of tribally owned business, may apply for the funding by providing certain information. Applicants receiving funding must provide a final report summarizing the progress of and results of studies and plans. This notice requests comments on the information collection associated with the application and final report.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina); Reopening of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-30069
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, recently announced the availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) for public review and comment. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. We now reopen the comment period. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them, because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in developing our final recovery plan.
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Cameron and Willacy Counties, TX; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-30003
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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 (EA) for the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, Johnston County, OK; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-30001
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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 (EA) for the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage this Refuge for the next 15 years.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0022; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Migratory Birds and Eagles
Document Number: 2010-29979
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. 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 information collection 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; Final Rule Designating Critical Habitat for Ambrosia pumila (San Diego ambrosia)
Document Number: 2010-29692
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are designating critical habitat for Ambrosia pumila (San Diego ambrosia) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Approximately 783 acres (317 hectares) are being designated as critical habitat for A. pumila in Riverside and San Diego counties, California.
Bandon Marsh, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuges, Coos, Tillamook, and Lincoln Counties, OR; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-30063
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
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) for the Bandon Marsh, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs), in or near the towns of Bandon, Pacific City, Neskowin, and Lincoln City, Oregon. We will also prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate the potential effects of various CCP alternatives. We provide 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 during the planning process. We are also announcing public meetings and requesting public comments.
Information Collection Sent To the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0093; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Management Authority
Document Number: 2010-29980
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. 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.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0102; Applications for Special Use Permits on National Wildlife Refuges
Document Number: 2010-29977
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. 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 April 30, 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 1024-0236; National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System Applications and Reports
Document Number: 2010-29975
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park 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, and request public comment on this collection request. This information collection 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.
Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Visitor Survey Card
Document Number: 2010-29974
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
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 renewal of an information collection approved under OMB Control Number 1024-0216.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1024-0233; National Park Service Leasing Program
Document Number: 2010-29973
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park 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.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1024-0022; Backcountry Use Permit
Document Number: 2010-29971
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) 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.
Ohio Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2010-29916
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are approving an amendment to the Ohio regulatory program (the ``Ohio program'') regulations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). The amendment that we are approving involves changes to Ohio's internal and procedural rules arising from a five-year review of the rules. The changes relate to practice and procedures before the reclamation commission, including definitions, commission meetings, appearance and practice before the commission; appeals to the reclamation commission; filing and service of papers; temporary relief; responsive pleadings; discovery; motions; pre-hearing procedures; notice of hearings and continuance of hearings; site views and location of hearings; conduct of evidentiary hearings; reports and recommendations of the hearing officer; and decisions of the commission.
Notice of Correction to Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74219
Document Number: 2010-29864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is correcting the Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Notice of Public Hearing for the Sage Creek Holdings, LLC, Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74219 published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2010 [75 FR 49512]. The BLM incorrectly stated that the EA was complete and available for release. The BLM subsequently determined that additional information should have been included in the cumulative impact section of the EA. The BLM will be issuing a revised EA, which will be available for a 30-day comment period upon completion. After the end of the comment period, the BLM will hold a public hearing on the EA, the fair market value and the maximum economic recovery of the proposed leased tract.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2010-29803
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Tonopah Solar Energy Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, NV
Document Number: 2010-29782
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Nye County, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Renewable Energy Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf-Acquire a Lease Noncompetitively
Document Number: 2010-29761
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE is revising regulations that pertain to noncompetitive acquisition of an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy lease. We are taking this action because the current regulations covering noncompetitive leasing of an OCS renewable energy lease and an unsolicited request for an OCS renewable energy lease are inconsistent. This rulemaking will make the two processes consistent with each other by eliminating an extra step in the noncompetitive leasing process.
Notice of Tribal Consultations; Schedule Update
Document Number: 2010-29701
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On November 18, 2010, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published a Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation, 75 FR 70680. The Commission announced to the public a comprehensive review of all its regulations, sought responses to many general and specific questions about its regulations, and announced a schedule of eight consultation sessions to take place during January and February 2011. This notice announces a minor change to that schedule. Should any further changes to the consultation schedule be necessary, the Commission will announce them in the Federal Register and on its Web site, https://www.nigc.gov.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1024-0037
Document Number: 2010-29700
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park 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 5 CFR part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, 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 information collection. This IC is scheduled to expire on April 30, 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 1024-0021; National Capital Region (NCR) Application for Public Gathering
Document Number: 2010-29698
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) 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.
Production Measurement Documents Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2010-29645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE proposes to incorporate by reference 15 new production measurement industry standards into the regulations governing oil, gas, and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf. Incorporation of the production measurement standards provides industry with up-to-date guidance for measuring oil and gas production volumes. This will result in more efficient measurement of oil and gas production.
General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida
Document Number: 2010-29769
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision- making), the NPS announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the GMP/WS/ORV Plan for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida. The 1991 GMP for the original Preserve contains no guidance for the approximately 147,000 acres added to the Preserve in 1988 by Public Law 100-301 (the Addition). A GMP is needed to clearly define resource conditions and visitor experiences to be achieved in the Addition.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Scientific Committee (SC)
Document Number: 2010-29642
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE seeks interested and qualified individuals to serve on its OCS SC during the period of June 24, 2011 through June 23, 2014. The initial 3-year term may be renewed for up to one additional term. The OCS SC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the BOEMRE on the appropriateness, feasibility, and scientific value of the OCS Environmental Studies Program (ESP) and environmental aspects of the offshore energy and marine minerals programs. The ESP, initiated to support the U.S. Department of the Interior's offshore oil and gas leasing program and authorized by the OCS Lands Act as amended (Section 20), is administered by the BOEMRE. The program covers a wide range of field and laboratory studies in biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography, as well as studies of the social and economic impacts of OCS energy and marine minerals development. Currently, the work is conducted through award of competitive contracts and interagency and cooperative agreements. The OCS SC reviews the relevance of the information being produced by the ESP and may recommend changes in its scope, direction, and emphasis. The OCS SC comprises distinguished scientists in appropriate disciplines of the biological, physical, chemical, and socioeconomic sciences. Currently, the OCS SC has 15 vacancies in the following disciplines: Biological oceanography/marine biology; social science; marine archaeology; and physical oceanography. The selections are based on maintaining disciplinary expertise in all areas of research, as well as geographic balance. Demonstrated knowledge of the scientific issues related to OCS oil and gas development or renewable energy is essential. The Secretary of the Interior makes selections on the basis of these factors.
Requirements for Measurement Facilities Used for the Royalty Valuation of Processed Natural Gas
Document Number: 2010-29641
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
This notice provides information regarding the responsibilities of lessees, operators, and lessees' representatives with respect to the measurement of Federal production at gas processing plants when royalty is reported and paid on processed gas at or downstream of the plant tailgate under 30 CFR 1206.153. This equipment includes any metering, sampling, or recording devices associated with the measurement of inlet production, residue gas, fuel gas, flare gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, or any other products recovered from Federal production.
Proposed Finding Against Federal Acknowledgment of the Tolowa Nation
Document Number: 2010-29585
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs proposes to determine that the Tolowa Nation, of Fort Dick, CA is not an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the group does not meet one of the seven mandatory criteria for a government-to-government relationship with the United States. This proposed finding is based on one criterion alone.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 58 Species in Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii
Document Number: 2010-29584
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year reviews for 58 species in Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request any new information on these species that may have a bearing on their classification as endangered or threatened. Based on the results of our 5-year reviews we will determine whether these species are properly classified under the Act.
Central Utah Project Completion Act
Document Number: 2010-29582
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
On November 15, 2010, the Department of the Interior (Interior), signed a FONSI associated with the Final EARealignment of a Portion of the Utah Lake Drainage Basin Water Delivery System. Interior has determined that the proposed action as detailed in the FONSI will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, and that an environmental impact statement is not required.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site General Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/FEIS)
Document Number: 2010-29539
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and National Park Service (NPS) policy in Director's Order Number 2 (Park Planning) and Director's Order Number 12 (Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, and Decision- making) the NPS announces the availability of the ROD for the GMP/FEIS for the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee, Alabama. On August 11, 2010, the Regional Director, NPS, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project. The ROD includes a description of the project's background, a decision statement, synopses of other alternatives considered, the basis for the final decision, findings on impairment of the site's resources and values, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, and an overview of public and agency involvement in the planning process.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Harvest of Glaucous-Winged Gull Eggs by Huna Tlingit in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Legislative Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2010-29536
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) on the Harvest of Glaucous-Winged Gull Eggs by Huna Tlingit in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The Record of Decision (ROD) documents the NPS determination that harvest of glaucous-winged gull eggs could be authorized in Glacier Bay National Park without impairing the biological sustainability of the Park's glaucous-winged gull population or impacting other Park purposes and values. Implementation of the decision would require promulgation of public law and regulations, revising Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Section 4 of the Glacier Bay National Park Resource Management Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-455) directed the NPS to ``* * * undertake a study of sea gulls living within the park to assess whether sea gull eggs can be collected on a limited basis without impairing the biological sustainability of the sea gull population in the park.'' The legislation also states that if the study determines collection could occur without impairing the biological sustainability of the gull population in the park, `` * * * the Secretary shall submit recommendations for legislation * * *'' to the House and Senate authorizing committees. The ROD documents the NPS selection of Alternative 3 (Two Annual Harvest Visits to Five Locations) based on consideration of the Park's purposes and mission, NPS policies, resource information and values analyzed in the Final Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (FLEIS), and comments received throughout the LEIS process. The FLEIS analysis determined this alternative would not adversely impact Park purposes and resources. Disturbance to nesting gulls is expected to be minimal. The FLEIS analysis concluded that these effects would be minor and would not affect sustainability of gull populations in the Park. The basis for the decision stems from Park objectives and purposes and the need to respond to Section 4 of Public Law 106-455. Specifically, the decision was based on the following objectives:
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-29462
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Marriott, 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Agenda topics will include updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Final agenda items, including details of the field tour, will be posted on the BLM California state Web site at https://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/ rac/dac.html.
Land Acquisitions; Puyallup Tribe of Washington
Document Number: 2010-29391
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire a 13.9-acre tract of land into trust for the Puyallup Tribe of Washington (Tribe) on November 10, 2010.
Land Acquisitions; Navajo Nation, Arizona
Document Number: 2010-29389
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 405.61 acres of land into trust for the Navajo Nation of Arizona on November 10, 2010.
Land Acquisitions; Suquamish Indian Tribe, Washington
Document Number: 2010-29387
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire an approximately 6.67-acre tract of land into trust for the Suquamish Indian Tribe of Washington on November 10, 2010.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Blaine County, ID
Document Number: 2010-29372
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to sell a parcel of public land totaling 17 acres in Blaine County, Idaho, to the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley (Animal Shelter) for the appraised fair market value of $18,700.
Department of the Interior Implementation of OMB Guidance on Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Financial Assistance)
Document Number: 2010-29371
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is removing its regulation implementing the government-wide common rule on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance and issuing a new regulation to adopt the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. This regulatory action implements the OMB's initiative to streamline and consolidate into one title of the Code of Federal Regulations all Federal regulations on drug-free workplace requirements for financial assistance. These changes constitute an administrative simplification that will make no substantive change in DOI policy or procedures for drug-free workplace.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project
Document Number: 2010-29370
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
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) for the Solar Millennium, LLC, Amargosa Farm Road Solar Energy Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Secretary of the Interior approved the ROD on November 15, 2010, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Vendor Outreach Workshop for Women Owned Small Businesses in the National Capitol Region of the United States
Document Number: 2010-29369
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Department of the Interior is hosting a Vendor Outreach Workshop for women owned small businesses in the National Capitol region of the United States that are interested in doing business with the Department. This outreach workshop will review market contracting opportunities for the attendees. Business owners will be able to share their individual perspectives with Contracting Officers, Program Managers and Small Business Specialists from the Department.
San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project, Merced County, CA
Document Number: 2010-29330
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources are revising our proposal to prepare a joint EIS/EIR on the effects of the proposed Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass, and Mariposa Bypass Channel and Structural Improvements Project under the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. The original notice of intent was published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2009 (74 FR 46453). This revised proposal would include measures for the conveyance of Interim and Restoration flows and incorporation of fish habitat through Reach 4B and/or the bypasses. When evaluating comments on this proposal, we will also consider comments that we received on the previous proposal.
Notice of Public Meeting; Western Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-29328
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Western Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Relocation of Listed Property 2280-665
Document Number: 2010-29286
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions 2280-665
Document Number: 2010-29285
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 7-8, 2010 at the American Institute of Architects Building, 1735 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006. The meeting will be held in the Gallery Room. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, was established to advise the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Reorganization of Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations
Document Number: C1-2010-24721
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, Federal Agencies, and Tribes in Managing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; Draft National Plan; Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-29257
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), are extending the public comment period for the draft national plan to assist States, Federal agencies, and Tribes in managing white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for details. If you have already submitted comments, please do not resubmit them; we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision.
Caddo National Wildlife Refuge, Harrison County, TX; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-29111
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Harrison County, TX. We provide 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.
Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
Document Number: 2010-28928
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River (California) restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council (TMC). The TMC interprets and recommends policy, coordinates and reviews management actions, and provides organizational budget oversight. This notice announces a TAMWG meeting, which is open to the public.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Information; Notice of Consultation
Document Number: 2010-29028
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
This Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation advises the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is conducting a comprehensive review of all regulations promulgated to implement the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. The Commission is taking a fresh look at its rules in order to determine whether amendments are necessary to more effectively implement IGRA's policies of protecting Indian gaming as a means of generating Tribal revenue, ensuring that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both the operator and players, and ensuring that Tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming operations. The Commission's challenge is to adapt its rules to ensure that they promote these values into the future. This review is also being prepared in order to submit the NIGC's Semi-Annual Regulatory Review to the Federal Register in April 2011 as required by Executive Order 12866 entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. In compliance with Executive Order 13,175 entitled ``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments,'' the NIGC will hold eight consultations during January and February 2011. This Notice of Inquiry invites comments and information that will assist the NIGC in understanding the need for revising any or all of the regulations outlined below. The consultations and public comments requested in this Notice are intended to assist the NIGC with completion of the review and in establishing priorities. Following completion of the consultation and written comment period, the NIGC will review all comments received and create a comprehensive regulatory review agenda schedule. The public comment period ends February 12, 2011. The regulatory review agenda will be released in April 2011 and will include a summary explaining why the NIGC agreed or disagreed with the comments received and why the regulatory review agenda took its final form.