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Notice of public meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31786
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
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 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Sparks, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period will be available.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States and Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-31725
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Energy
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of Energy (DOE) (the Agencies) as co-lead agencies announce the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (BLM/DES 10-59, DOE/EIS0403). The BLM and the DOE have prepared this document in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended; the Council on Environmental Quality, the DOE, and the Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations implementing NEPA; and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended.
Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Sale of Public Lands in Bear Lake County, ID
Document Number: 2010-31702
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes the sale of 26 parcels of public lands totaling 1,543.14 acres in Bear Lake County, Idaho, under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) at no less than the appraised fair market value. This notice segregates the lands being considered for sale from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except the sale provisions of the FLPMA for a period of up to 2 years.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2010-31701
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
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. 6845 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6845 withdrew 200 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, to protect the archaeological values at the Arroyo del Tajo Pictograph Site. This notice gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and request a public meeting.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2010-31663
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Newmont Mining Corporation Emigrant Project Plan of Operation, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31646
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 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 Newmont Mining Corporation Emigrant Project Plan of Operations and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, CA; Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Public Meeting, and Receipt of Applications
Document Number: 2010-31425
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This notice advises the public that we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received applications for incidental take permits pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) from the County of Santa Clara; Cities of San Jose, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and Santa Clara Valley Water District (Applicants). The Applicants prepared the Draft Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP) pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act and the California Natural Community Conservation Planning Act of 2002 (NCCPA). This notice announces the availability of the permit applications, Draft HCP/NCCP, Draft Implementing Agreement (IA), and Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for public review and comment. The Service is considering the issuance of a 50-year incidental take permit for 21 Covered Species in a 509,883-acre Permit Area. A seventh applicant will also be considered for permit coverage; the Implementing Entity (likely a joint powers agency) that will form prior to permit issuance. The Implementing Entity is described in the Draft HCP/NCCP and Draft IA and would be composed of representatives from each of the Applicants. The Applicants are requesting a permit to incidentally take 11 animal species and are seeking assurances for 10 plant species. The permit is needed because take of species could occur as a result of proposed Covered Activities.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0115, Application for Training, National Conservation Training Center
Document Number: 2010-31619
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
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 December 31, 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.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-31591
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
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) prohibit 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.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2010-31430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Astragalus microcymbus
Document Number: 2010-31225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service/USFWS), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list Astragalus microcymbus (skiff milkvetch) and Astragalus schmolliae (Schmoll's milkvetch) as endangered or threatened, and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After a review of all the available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing A. microcymbus and A. schmolliae is warranted. However, currently listing of A. microcymbus and A. schmolliae is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add A. microcymbus and A. schmolliae to our list of candidate species. We will make any determinations on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule. In any interim period, the status of the candidate taxon will be addressed through our annual Candidate Notice of Review.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse in Colorado
Document Number: 2010-30571
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate revised critical habitat for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) (PMJM) in Colorado, where it is listed as threatened in a Significant Portion of the Range (SPR) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 411 miles (mi) (662 kilometers (km)) of rivers and streams and 34,935 acres (ac) (14,138 hectares (ha)) fall within the boundaries of revised critical habitat in Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Teller Counties.
30-Day Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List and Potential Additions to the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List
Document Number: 2010-31316
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This is a first notice for the public to comment on the next potential U.S. nominations from the U.S. World Heritage Tentative List to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, and on possible additions to the Tentative List. This notice complies with 36 CFR 73.7(c). The U.S. World Heritage Tentative List (formerly referred to as the Indicative Inventory) appears at the end of this notice. The current Tentative List was transmitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on January 24, 2008, and includes properties that appear to qualify for World Heritage status and which may be considered for nomination by the United States to the World Heritage List. Any property nominated to the World Heritage List must have been on the Tentative List for at least a year prior to its nomination, according to the Operational Guidelines of the World Heritage Committee. The preparation of the Tentative List provides multiple opportunities for the public to comment on which sites to include, as part of a process that also included recommendations by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, a Federal Advisory Commission to the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Department of the Interior is now considering whether to nominate any of the properties on the Tentative List to the World Heritage List. The Department will consider public comments received during this comment period and the advice of the Federal Interagency Panel for World Heritage in making a final decision on future nominations. Comments may also be made on suggestions for additions to the Tentative List, although the Department is not required to make additions to the List.
Cape Cod National Seashore, South Wellfleet, MA; Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2010-31309
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, Section 10) of a meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement, National Trails Intermountain Region, NM
Document Number: 2010-31308
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Abbreviated Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Walk National Historic Trail Feasibility Study, National Trails Intermountain Region, New Mexico. Four alternatives and their respective environmental consequences were presented in the feasibility study. Under alternative A, the no- action alternative, current practices and policies would continue. A national historic trail would not be designated, and interpretation and protection of Long Walk-related events and resources would not be coordinated. Under alternative B, Congress would designate two national historic trails (dual designations) to emphasize the unique removal experiences of the Mescalero Apache and Navajo tribes within the contextual history. An auto tour route would be established. Interpretation and education would emphasize the distinctive tribal and individual removal histories. Under alternative C (Environmentally Preferable Alternative) one national historic trail would be designated, emphasizing the removal experiences common to both tribes. An auto tour route would be established. Interpretation and education would emphasize overviews of the Long Walk events. Under alternatives B and C, the Secretary of the Interior would administer the trail through partnerships, primarily with the Mescalero Apache Tribe and Navajo Nation. Under alternative D, Congress would provide a grant program to the tribes focusing on interpretation and education projects and resource protection on tribal lands. All decisions about strategy, level of protection, etc., would be made by the tribes. A national historic trail would not be designated. No other alternatives were considered during the course of the study. The feasibility study determined the Long Walk routes fully meet the criteria for designation as national historic trails. The overall nature of public comments during the review period for the draft study supported designation. Neither the draft feasibility study nor the abbreviated final environmental impact statement identified a preferred alternative. The National Park Service has subsequently identified Alternative A, the no-action alternative, to be the preferred alternative after requesting and considering comments on the draft plan from the Navajo Nation.
Notice of Availability: Tamiami Trail Modifications: Next Steps Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Everglades National Park, Florida
Document Number: 2010-31307
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
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 (FEIS) for the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41) Modifications: Next Steps Project for Everglades National Park, Florida. The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 111-008, dated March 11, 2009) directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to construct modifications to Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41) that were approved in the 2008 Limited Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment. The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act also directed the NPS to ``immediately evaluate the feasibility of additional bridge length, beyond that to be constructed pursuant to the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park Project (16 U.S.C. 410r-8), including a continuous bridge, or additional bridges or some combination thereof, for the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41) to restore more natural water flow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay and for the purpose of restoring habitat within the Park and the ecological connectivity between the Park and the Water Conservation Areas.''
Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN
Document Number: 2010-31284
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO
Document Number: 2010-31283
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-31252
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Gopher Frog
Document Number: 2010-31227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the draft economic analysis (DEA) for the June 3, 2010, proposed designation of critical habitat for the Mississippi gopher frog (Rana sevosa) [= Rana capito sevosa] under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the reopening of the comment period and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed critical habitat designation, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard
Document Number: 2010-31140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus), a lizard known from southeastern New Mexico and adjacent west Texas, as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. If we finalize the rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. We have determined that critical habitat for the dunes sagebrush lizard is prudent but not determinable at this time.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Sonoran Population of the Desert Tortoise as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2010-31000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) as endangered or threatened and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise is warranted. Currently, however, listing the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise to our candidate species list. We will develop a proposed rule to list the Sonoran population of the desert tortoise as our priorities allow. We will make any determination on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule. In any interim period we will address the status of the candidate taxon through our annual Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the North American Wolverine as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2010-30573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
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 North American wolverine (Gulo gulo luscus) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that the North American wolverine occurring in the contiguous United States is a distinct population segment (DPS) and that addition of this DPS to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is warranted. Currently, however, listing the contiguous U.S. DPS of the North American wolverine is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add the contiguous U.S. DPS of the wolverine to our candidate species list. We consider the current range of the species to include portions of the States of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, and California. However, due to the dispersal abilities of individual wolverines, we expect that wolverines are likely to travel outside the currently occupied area. We will develop a proposed rule to list this DPS as our priorities allow (see section on Preclusion and Expeditious Progress). We will make any determination on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule. In the interim, we will address the status of this DPS through our annual Candidate Notice of Review.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Critical Habitat for Santa Ana Sucker
Document Number: 2010-30447
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for Santa Ana sucker (Catostomus santaanae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In total, approximately 9,331 acres (3,776 hectares) of habitat in the Santa Ana River in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties and the San Gabriel River and Big Tujunga Creek in Los Angeles County in southern California fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This final revised designation constitutes an overall increase of approximately 1,026 acres (415 hectares) from the 2005 designation of critical habitat for Santa Ana sucker.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: C1-2010-30112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-31233
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2010-31231
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Public Land Order No. 7754; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6818, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31211
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6818 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Federal investment of the Bureau of Land Management's Tonopah Administrative Site in Nye County, Nevada, which would otherwise expire on November 28, 2010. DATES: Effective Date: November 29, 2010.
Public Land Order No. 7755; Withdrawal of Public Lands and Reserved Federal Minerals for the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31209
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order withdraws approximately 9,460.66 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the mining laws, and 5,570.02 acres of reserved Federal minerals from location under the mining laws, subject to valid existing rights, for a period of 20 years to protect the habitat of 12 endangered species. This order also transfers jurisdiction of the public lands within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge boundary to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Battle Mountain District and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: 2010-31207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance 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) Battle Mountain District, Battle Mountain, Nevada, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Battle Mountain District, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The new Battle Mountain RMP will cover both the Mount Lewis Field Office and the Tonopah Field Office and will replace the existing Shoshone-Eureka and Tonopah RMPs.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification for Conveyance of Public Lands in San Juan County, UT
Document Number: 2010-31206
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
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 conveyance to San Juan County, under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, a 2.5 acre parcel of public land in San Juan County, Utah. San Juan County proposes to maintain a multi-purpose municipal building in Mexican Hat, Utah, to include fire and emergency services facilities, office space, equipment yard, weatherization services, and elections office.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado: Saguache, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, and Costilla Counties
Document Number: 2010-31204
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado is proposing supplementary rules for public land included in the San Luis Resource Area Travel Management Plan (TMP), approved on June 4, 2009. These supplementary rules would apply to the public lands within Saguache, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Conejos, and Costilla Counties, Colorado, within the TMP, and under the management of the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center. The proposed rules implement decisions found in the TMP relating to the use of the lands, conduct of visitors, health and safety of visitors, and protection of visitors and natural resources.
Proposed Information Collection; Assessment of the Business Requirements and Benefits of Enhanced National Elevation Data
Document Number: 2010-31169
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (U.S. Geological Survey) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. To comply with 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 comment on this ICR. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit Extension; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Deltona Family YMCA, Volusia County, FL
Document Number: 2010-31148
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from the (Applicant) for an extension of incidental take permit (ITP) TE176788-0 for 5 years under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request public comment on the permit application and plan, as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review.
Notice of Stay of Filing of Plat
Document Number: 2010-31142
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) published a Notice of Filing of Plats in the Federal Register (75 FR 67766) declaring the intent to file certain plats on Friday, December 3, 2010. The BLM Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public that the proposed filing of the plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 9 South, Range 93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado accepted on August 5, 2010, is hereby postponed in order to extend the period of time for interested parties to communicate with the BLM regarding this proposed filing and to extend the period of time for interested parties to protest this action.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Land Use Plan Amendment and an Environmental Impact Statement for the Pattern Energy Group Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project, Imperial County, CA
Document Number: 2010-31139
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
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); the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) El Centro Field Office and Imperial County, California, intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) along with a proposed amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980, as amended). This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
South Coast Conduit/Upper Reach Reliability Project, Santa Barbara County, CA
Document Number: 2010-31039
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Federal lead agency, and the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB), the State lead agency, have prepared a Final EIS/EIR for the South Coast Conduit/Upper Reach Reliability Project (SCC/URRP). The SCC/URRP involves installation of a second water pipeline for improving water supply reliability to Cachuma Project (CP) and State Water Project (SWP) customers on the South Coast of Santa Barbara County. A Notice of Availability of the joint Draft EIS/EIR was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 (73 FR 49218). The written comment period on the Draft EIS/EIR ended October 3, 2008. The Final EIS/EIR contains responses to all comments received and reflects comments and any additional information received during the review period.
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf; Correction
Document Number: 2010-30990
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE published an interim final rule implementing certain safety measures recommended for improving the safety of oil and gas exploration and development on the Outer Continental Shelf. This document contains a correction to the final regulations published on October 14, 2010, which inadvertently deleted one sentence from the existing regulations. The correction being made is non-substantive and is necessary for clarification purposes only.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease MTM 91627
Document Number: 2010-30978
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Antelope Resources Inc. filed a petition for reinstatement of noncompetitive oil and gas lease MTM 91627, Musselshell County, Montana. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $5 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $5 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: 1010-0183, Information Requirements for Exploration Plans, Development and Production Plans, and Development Operations Coordination Documents on the OCS NTL, Renewal of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30964
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, Subpart b, Plans and Information, and related documents. The collection was originally approved by OMB under an emergency request. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-30959
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
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:
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30952
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey, Geological Survey
We (U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meeting for the Front Range Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-30062
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Front Range Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Land Acquisitions; Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2010-30867
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 16.61 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on November 10, 2010.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Idaho: Blue Creek Bay Recreation Management Area
Document Number: 2010-30717
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d'Alene Field Office (CdAFO) is finalizing supplementary rules to regulate conduct on public lands within the Blue Creek Bay Recreation Management Area (BCBRMA). These supplementary rules are needed to implement decisions set out in the Blue Creek Bay Recreation Project Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) (2009) and in the Coeur d'Alene Resource Management Plan (RMP), to protect public lands, resources, and public health and provide for public safety.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2010-30635
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA law requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Vermilion Darter
Document Number: 2010-30420
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for the vermilion darter (Etheostoma chermocki) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We designate as critical habitat approximately 21.0 kilometers (km) (13.0 miles (mi)) of stream in 5 units within the Turkey Creek watershed in Jefferson County, AL.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) in the United States
Document Number: 2010-29925
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for polar bear (Ursus maritimus) populations in the United States under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 484,734 square kilometers (km\2\) (187,157 square miles (mi\2\)) fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. The critical habitat is located in Alaska and adjacent territorial and U.S. waters.
Klamath Tribes Liquor Control Ordinance Correction
Document Number: 2010-30437
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a notice in the Federal Register of October 22, 2010, concerning the Liquor Control Ordinance of the Klamath Tribes. This correction removes incorrect references to an amended ordinance and corrects the effective date of the ordinance.