Department of the Interior March 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Strengthening the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Resources of the United States
Document Number: 2011-7615
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), announce the availability for public comment of draft report titled ``Strengthening the Scientific Understanding of Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Resources of the United States''. The report reviews key issues related to freshwater resource data and climate change and identifies next steps to improve the Nation's capacity to detect and predict changes in freshwater resources that are likely to result from a changing climate.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Home-Living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-7586
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), U.S. Department of the Interior, is submitting a request for renewal of the information collection for Home-living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation, currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0164, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Application for Job Placement and Training Services; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-7584
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development (IEED) is seeking comments on renewal of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Job Placement and Training Services. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0062, which expires on March 31, 2011.
Advisory Board for Exceptional Children
Document Number: 2011-7582
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is announcing that the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) will hold its next meeting in Riverside, California. The purpose of the meeting is to meet the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) for Indian children with disabilities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits, City of Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz County, CA
Document Number: 2011-7426
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received applications from the County of Santa Cruz (County) and the City of Scotts Valley (City) (applicants) for incidental take permits under section the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are considering issuing permits that would authorize the applicants' take of the Federally endangered Mount Hermon June beetle (Polyphylla barbata) incidental to otherwise lawful activities that would result in the permanent loss of 139 acres of habitat for the species in Santa Cruz County, California. The permits would also include the Federally endangered Ben Lomond spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana) as a covered species. We invite comments from the public on the applications, which include an Interim Programmatic Habitat Conservation Plan (IPHCP) and an Implementing Agreement (IA) that describe the proposed project and measures the applicants would undertake to minimize and mitigate anticipated take of the species. We also invite comments from the public on the draft environmental assessment (EA) prepared to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2011-7423
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Notice of Public Meeting, Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-7421
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000, 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, Steens Mountain Advisory Council will meet as indicated below:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits; Joint Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2011-7420
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in coordination with the Coachella Valley Conservation Commission (CVCC), are gathering information necessary for the preparation of a joint Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Supplemental EIR/EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This is a Supplemental EIR/EIS to the approved and certified September 2007 Final Recirculated EIR/EIS for the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan, or CVMSHCP). The Supplemental EIR/EIS will consider the environmental effects associated with the issuance of an amended permit for the CVMSHCP, adding the City of Desert Hot Springs (City) and Mission Springs Water District (MSWD) as permittees under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended.We are furnishing this notice to announce the initiation of a public scoping period, during which we invite other agencies, Tribes, and interested persons to provide comments to identify and discuss the scope of issues and alternatives that should be addressed in the Supplemental EIR/EIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Possible Land Use Plan Amendment in Conjunction With the Proposed Quartzsite Solar Energy Project, La Paz County, AZ
Document Number: 2011-7413
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Yuma Field Office, Yuma, Arizona, proposes to amend the Yuma Resource Management Plan (RMP), in conjunction with the Quartzsite Solar Energy Project (QSEP), and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues associated with the proposed RMP amendment.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-7392
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2011 Season
Document Number: 2011-7334
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) establishes migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2011 season. These regulations will enable the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska and prescribe regional information on when and where the harvesting of birds may occur. These regulations were developed under a co-management process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. The rulemaking is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of migratory birds in Alaska are subject to annual review. This rulemaking establishes region-specific regulations that go into effect on April 2, 2011, and expire on August 31, 2011.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Teleconference
Document Number: 2011-7333
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council).
Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado), Denver, CO
Document Number: 2011-7319
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2011-7298
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on April 28, 2011.
Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meetings for the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-7297
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Dominguez- Escalante Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
BOEMRE Information Collection Activities: 1010-0172, Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-7257
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR Part 291. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
BOEMRE Information Collection Activity: 1010-0149, Subpart I, Platforms and Structures, Renewal of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-7254
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
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 part 250, subpart I, Platforms and Structures, and related documents. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Receipt of Application for an Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit
Document Number: 2011-7238
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Lewis County, Washington, Board of Commissioners (Applicant) has submitted applications to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (together, the Services) for incidental take permits (ITPs) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Applicant requests ITPs to cover the take of 7 listed and 70 other covered species under the Services' jurisdictions in conjunction with forest management activities on a class of private lands in Lewis County, Washington. The ITP application submission includes: A draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) describing the Applicant's proposed actions and the proposed measures the Applicant would implement to minimize, mitigate, and monitor take of listed and other covered species; a preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); and a draft Implementation Agreement (IA). The Services are making the ITP submission package available for public review and comment consistent with a request from the Applicant. The public is invited to submit comments and any other relevant information regarding: the adequacy of the mitigation, minimization, and monitoring measures proposed under the draft Lewis County HCP, particularly with respect to proposed riparian forest buffers, in relation to measures and buffers required under Washington State forest practices regulations; and the adequacy of the draft IA provisions.
Nonessential Experimental Populations of Gray Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains; Lethal Take of Wolves in the West Fork Elk Management Unit of Montana; Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-6935
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) of the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (MFWP) proposal to lethally take wolves in the West Fork Elk Management Unit (EMU) in western Montana in response to impacts on elk populations. The MFWP's proposal was submitted under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and our special regulations under the ESA for the central Idaho and Yellowstone area nonessential experimental populations of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The draft EA describes the environmental effects of two alternatives: (1) The preferred alternative, which would approve the MFWP proposal to reduce the wolf population in the West Fork EMU to a minimum of 12 wolves in 2 to 3 packs for a period of 5 years, in response to impacts on elk populations; and (2) a no-action alternative, which would deny the proposal to reduce the wolf population in the West Fork EMU. Under the no-action alternative, wolves in the West Fork EMU would continue to be managed as a nonessential experimental population and could be removed by the Service or its designated agents when livestock, stock animals, or dogs are killed by wolves.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0067
Document Number: 2011-7197
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed authority for the collection of information for 30 CFR part 705 and the Form OSM-23, Restriction on financial interests of State employees.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations
Document Number: 2011-7190
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
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 March 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Proposed Information Collection; Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting-American Peregrine Falcon
Document Number: 2011-7189
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
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 July 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM)
Document Number: 2011-7183
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for the extension of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the USGS North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations (NARCAM). This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this information collection request.
Renewal of OMB Control Number 1004-0103
Document Number: 2011-7176
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue and revise the collection of information from applicants for authorization to purchase mineral materials from public lands. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0103.
Special Regulation: Areas of the National Park System, National Capital Region
Document Number: 2011-7146
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is physically moving the office of the Division of Park Programs, National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA) which processes applications for special events and demonstrations permits for nine parks in the National Capital Region (NCR). This rule updates the address and location of the office where these permit applications may be obtained and where completed applications are to be submitted by mail or in person.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-7140
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection request (ICR) was formerly approved under OMB Control Number 1010-0073. After the Secretary of the Interior established ONRR (the former Minerals Revenue Management, a program under the Minerals Management Service) on October 1, 2010, OMB approved a new series number for ONRR and renumbered our ICRs. Also, effective October 1, 2010, ONRR reorganized and transferred their regulations from chapter II to chapter XII in title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), resulting in a change in our citations. This ICR covers the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 1220 (previously 30 CFR part 220). The revised title of this information collection request (ICR) is ``30 CFR Part 1220, OCS Net Profit Share Payment Reporting.'' There are no forms associated with this information collection.
Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1024-0038
Document Number: 2011-7112
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
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 (44 U.S.C. 3507 et seq.) 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 May 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.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2011-7107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (the ``Pennsylvania program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). In response to correspondence related to implementation of the approved Pennsylvania program, Pennsylvania has submitted regulatory changes for approval to render its program no less effective than the Federal regulations as they relate to effluent limitations for post- mining discharges that are amenable to passive treatment technology. This document gives the times and locations that the Pennsylvania program and this submittal are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Standard Criteria for Ag and Urban Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2011-7078
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The ``Standard Criteria for Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans'' (Criteria) are now available for public comment. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (RRA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) developed and published the Criteria. The Criteria apply to any Water Management Plans (Plans) submitted to Reclamation as required by applicable Central Valley Project (CVP) water service contracts, settlement contracts, or any contracts that specifically invokes the Criteria. Note: For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2011-7073
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) and subcommittee for the Jarbidge Resource Management Plan (RMP) will meet as indicated below.
Extension of Approval of Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1004-0196
Document Number: 2011-7038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a 3-year renewal of OMB Control Number 1004-0196 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements for operators and operating rights owners in the National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPRA).
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Lease and Conveyance of Public Land, Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: 2011-7022
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Lake Havasu City (City) in Mohave County, Arizona has filed an application to lease or purchase 280 acres of public land under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, to be used for recreation and public purposes. The City proposes to use the land for a municipal golf course, multi-agency environmental and eco-educational center, community park, performing arts center, recreational support facilities, visitors' center, and hiking trails. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined the land and found it suitable to be classified for lease and/or conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Lands in Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: 2011-7017
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell three separate parcels of public land totaling approximately 212.67 acres in Santa Clara County, California. The public lands would be sold to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority for the appraised fair market value. The total appraised value of all three parcels is $395,000.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, CA
Document Number: 2011-7012
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office, Bishop, California and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) (a California state agency) intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to consider approval of the development of a proposed 33-megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant and associated well field, internal access roads, pipelines, and a transmission line on public and private lands near the Town of Mammoth Lakes, California, and by this notice, are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Tangle Lakes, Alaska, Glennallen Field Office Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: 2011-7008
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (REA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Glennallen Field Office will begin to collect fees in 2011 upon completion of construction at the Tangle Lakes Campground, mile 121.5 Denali Highway, Alaska (Section 34, T. 21 S., R. 9 E., Fairbanks Meridian).
Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Hot Springs County, WY
Document Number: 2011-7007
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
A 10-acre parcel of public land in Hot Springs County, Wyoming is being considered for non-competitive (direct) sale to Jim and Terry Wilson under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, at no less than the appraised market value.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-7006
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Bristol Bay Native Corporation. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. The lands are in the vicinity of Clarks Point, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-7004
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Doyon, Limited. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are in the vicinity of Alatna, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-7002
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are located north of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Bid Sale of Public Land in Santa Clara County, CA
Document Number: 2011-7001
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell a parcel of public land consisting of approximately 9.27 acres in Santa Clara County, California, for not less than the appraised fair market value of $41,000. The sale will be conducted as a modified competitive bid auction, whereby only the adjoining landowners would have the opportunity to submit written sealed bids to purchase the public land.
Notice of Realty Action: Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest in Land; Wyoming
Document Number: 2011-7000
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
John L. Nau III and Barbara E. Nau, of Houston, Texas, and Donald and Diane Siegel, Trustees of the Siegel Residence Trust of Wilson, Wyoming, have filed a joint application for Recordable Disclaimer of Interest from the United States for certain riparian parcels in Teton County, Wyoming that are adjacent to other parcels they own in the County. The cloud on the title for these parcels was created by the Snake River RMP which identified those lands, along with others, for disposal by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to other public entities.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-6999
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Koniag, Inc.
Notice of Invitation to Participate In Coal Exploration License, Utah
Document Number: 2011-6998
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
All interested qualified parties are hereby invited to participate with Ark Land Company on a pro rata cost sharing basis in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in Sevier County, Utah.
Notice of Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-6994
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for six members of its California Desert District Advisory Council (Council) to serve a three-year term. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in southern California.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: 2011-6990
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by BOEMRE for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral-related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-6970
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pine Island, Matlacha Pass, Island Bay, and Caloosahatchee NWRs, Lee County, FL; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-6939
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment for Pine Island, Matlacha Pass, Island Bay, and Caloosahatchee NWRs. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage these refuges for the next 15 years.
J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR, Lee County, FL; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-6937
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment for J.N. ``Ding'' Darling National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, Orange County, CA; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-6907
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge for public review and comment. The CCP/EA, prepared under the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, describes how the Service will manage the Refuge for the next 15 years. Two step-down plans (an Integrated Pest Management Program and a Mosquito Management Plan), as well as draft compatibility determinations for several existing and proposed public uses, are also available for review and public comment.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Teleconference; Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-6899
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our cancellation of a public teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The teleconference was to have taken place on March 23, 2011. When we reschedule the teleconference, we will announce the new date and time to the public.