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

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Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Lease of Public Land in Canyon County, ID
Document Number: 2011-12528
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Treasure Valley Aero Modelers filed an application to lease 40 acres of public land under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, to be used for a runway and related improvements for flying radio-controlled model airplanes. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined the land and found it suitable to be classified for lease under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended.
Migratory Bird Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Raptor Propagation
Document Number: 2011-12519
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We amend the regulations governing captive propagation of raptors in the United States. We reorganize the current regulations, and add or change some provisions therein. The changes make it easier to understand the requirements for raptor propagation, make it simpler to conduct raptor propagation, and clarify the procedures for obtaining a propagation permit. These regulations continue to prohibit propagation of golden eagles, though we may consider allowing it in the future.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request; The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey
Document Number: 2011-12517
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
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 a new collection of information: The State of Ecosystem Services Implementation Survey. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this information collection request.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida
Document Number: 2011-11969
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) and Floodplain Statement of Findings for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition, Florida. On February 4, 2011, the Regional Director, Southeast Region, approved the ROD for the project.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-12516
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing its intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issue a new control number for two formsForm 3830-4, Affidavit of Annual Assessment Work; and Form 3830-5, Maintenance Fee Payment Form. As required by the PRA, the BLM is soliciting public comments on the proposed forms. Upon approval of the new control number by the OMB, the BLM will consider requesting that the new control number be combined with existing control number 1004-0114, Recordation of Location Notices and Mining Claims; Payment of Fees (43 CFR parts 3832-3838).
Minor Boundary Revision at Rocky Mountain National Park
Document Number: 2011-12497
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4601-9(c)(1), the boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park is modified to include an additional 0.13 acres of land identified as Tract 03-137, tax parcel number 119304204001. The land is located in Grand County, Colorado, immediately adjacent to the current western boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park and northeast of Grand Lake. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 121/105,475 dated August 2010. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Intermountain Region Land Resources Program Center, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80225-0287 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Wind Energy Project, San Diego County, CA
Document Number: 2011-12416
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Campo Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Campo Shu'luuk Wind Project, located on the Campo Indian Reservation in southeastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego, California. Construction of the Shu'luuk Wind Project within the Campo Reservation is subject to BIA approval of a lease and sublease, which, as proposed, is a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. A brief description of the proposed action and areas of environmental concern are provided below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The scoping process will include notice to the public and Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies of the proposed action.
Incidental Take Permit; San Bernardino County, CA; Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan, Draft Implementing Agreement, and Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-12413
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (Applicant), for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. We are considering issuing a 25-year permit to the Applicant that would authorize incidental take of the endangered Delhi Sands flower-loving fly incidental to activities related to operations and maintenance of storage and distribution facilities for petroleum products within the Colton and Colton North Terminals, and with habitat restoration and management on a proposed on-site conservation area located in the cities of Rialto and Colton, San Bernardino County, California. We request public comment on the proposed HCP, draft Implementing Agreement, and draft Environmental Assessment for the Applicant's proposed activities.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pueblo of Jemez 70.277-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 2011-12412
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published a document in the Federal Register of April 8, 2011, advising the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, in cooperation with the Pueblo of Jemez, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the proposed approval of a 70.277 acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located within Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico. The document contained an error in the public comment deadline.
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Chariton County, MO; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-12411
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Goals and objectives in the CCP describe how the agency intends to manage the refuge over the next 15 years.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2011-12347
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
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 June 20, 2011.
Endangered Plants and Wildlife; Receipt of Applications for Enhancement of Survival Permits
Document Number: 2011-12345
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the requirements of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), invite the public to comment on applications for permits to conduct enhancement of survival activities with endangered species.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus Jaegerianus
Document Number: 2011-12330
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are designating revised critical habitat for Astragalus jaegerianus (Lane Mountain milk-vetch) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 14,069 acres (ac) (5,693 hectares (ha)) of land in 2 units located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, fall within the boundaries of the revised critical habitat designation.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2011-12249
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Burke Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the tribe named below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Disposal of Public Lands in Jerome County, Idaho, and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2011-12197
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Shoshone Field Office, Shoshone, Idaho, intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and a possible amendment to the 1985 Monument Resource Management Plan (RMP), Shoshone, Idaho, to identify a specific 7.45 acre parcel of land for potential direct sale. By this notice the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-12128
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2011-12098
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On April 21, 2011, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a notice in the Federal Register [77 FR 22414] announcing a public meeting in connection with a proposed withdrawal to be held on Monday, May 23, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office. The BLM has cancelled the meeting. The BLM will reschedule the meeting later.
Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule
Document Number: 2011-12097
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) will meet as indicated below.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-12084
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will meet in formal session on Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108. There will be a field trip on Friday, June 3, details of which will be posted on the DAC web page, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/info/rac/dac.html, when finalized. Agenda topics for the Saturday meeting will include updates by council members and reports from the BLM California Desert District manager and five field office managers. In addition, the agenda will include updates on special recreation permits, council subgroups, and renewable energy. Final agenda items will be posted on the DAC web page listed above.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Mammoth Cave National Park
Document Number: 2011-12038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to designate four bicycle routes within Mammoth Cave National Park. This proposed rule is necessary to implement portions of the park's Comprehensive Trail Management Plan and the requirements of the NPS general regulations require that a special regulation be promulgated in order to allow off- road bicycle use on routes outside of developed park areas. Authorizing routes for bicycling will address the significant interest of the visiting public for bicycling in the park. This proposed rule would allow bicycle use on a new Connector Trail in the vicinity of Maple Springs; the Big Hollow Trail, a new bike trail in the hilly country of the park north of the Green River; the nine-mile Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail; and the White Oak Trail.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases; Nevada
Document Number: 2011-12036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from John Wolcott, for competitive oil and gas leases NVN-84801 and NVN-84802 on land in Elko County, Nevada. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the leases terminated under the law. No valid leases have been issued affecting the lands.
Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Lease Partial Change of Use of Public Lands in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2011-12035
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act request to change the use of a portion of a previously approved lease in the City of North Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The city proposes to change the use of 10 acres from a public park and police substation to a safety village.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; Nevada
Document Number: 2011-12034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from SandRidge Energy, Inc. and DY Exploration, Inc., for noncompetitive oil and gas lease NVN-75901 on land in Nye County, Nevada. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the lease terminated under the law. No valid lease has been issued affecting the lands.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease MTM 94684 and MTM 94685
Document Number: 2011-12033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Sonalta Resources Inc. and Koro Energy USA Inc. timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases MTM 94684 and MTM 64685, Stillwater 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 $10 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of each lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Section 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the leases, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $10 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases MTM 99624 and MTM 99625
Document Number: 2011-12032
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Kykuit Resources, LLC, timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases MTM 99624 and MTM 99625, Fergus County, Montana. The lessee paid the required rentals 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 $10 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of each lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the leases per Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the leases, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the leases; The increased rental of $10 per acre; The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent; and The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; Nevada
Document Number: 2011-12031
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Sandridge Energy, Inc., for noncompetitive oil and gas lease NVN-75955 on land in Nye County, Nevada. The petition was timely filed and was accompanied by rental due since the lease terminated under the law. No valid leases have been issued affecting the lands.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 112906, New Mexico
Document Number: 2011-12030
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the Class II provisions of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NMNM 112906 from the lessee Crown Oil Partners, LP, for lands in Eddy County, New Mexico. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12028
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on June 8-9, 2011 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:
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: 2011-12023
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (boemre)
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period May 1, 2011, through October 31, 2011. The List of Restricted Joint Bidders published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2011, covered the period November 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-12006
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
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 approval for the collections of information for State-Federal cooperative agreements.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-12004
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
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 approval for the continued collection of information for the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund-Fee Collection and Coal Production Reporting and the form it implements, the OSM-1, Coal Reclamation Fee Report. This collection was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned control number 1029-0063.
Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study-Alameda, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura Counties, CA, and Maricopa and Yuma Counties, AZ
Document Number: 2011-11978
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub L. 91-190) and Council on Environmental Quality's implementing regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)), the National Park Service (NPS) has initiated the public scoping phase for a conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process needed to identify and assess potential impacts of alternatives for resource protection and other considerations concerning sites associated with Cesar Chavez and the farm labor movement throughout California and Arizona, including but not necessarily limited to Alameda, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura Counties of California, and Yuma and Maricopa Counties of Arizona. The purpose of the scoping phase is to elicit early public comment regarding issues and concerns, preliminary alternatives, and the nature and extent of potential environmental impacts (and as appropriate, mitigation measures) which should be addressed. Background: As authorized by the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-229-May 2008), the NPS is conducting a special resource study of the sites in the State of Arizona, the State of California, and other states that are significant to the life of Cesar Chavez and the farm labor movement in the western United States. The authorizing statute directs the NPS to consult with the Cesar Chavez Foundation, the United Farm Workers Union, state and local historical associations and societies, and state historic preservation offices. In conducting the Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study, the NPS will evaluate the significance of the sites' resources and assess the sites' suitability and feasibility to be a unit of the national park system. Factors which the NPS will evaluate include: Whether the sites posses nationally significant cultural resources; whether the sites include types or quality of resources not already adequately represented in the National Park System; whether long-term protection and public use of sites are feasible; and whether sites can be adequately protected and administered at a reasonable cost. Recommendations may vary for different sites. The NPS will also consider: alternative strategies for the management, protection and use of significant resources, including management by other public agencies or the private sector; technical or financial assistance available from established programs or special initiatives and partnerships; alternative designations to a national park unit; and cooperative management by NPS and other entities. Public Involvement: The NPS will develop a range of management alternatives, and conduct an environmental review of the alternatives and their potential impacts as part of the Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study. At this time, it has not been determined whether an Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared, however, this scoping effort will aid in the preparation of either document. In addition to this opportunity to comment and participate from the beginning of the study process, the public will be afforded the opportunity to review the environmental document and submit additional comments. For initial scoping and alternatives development, the most useful comments are those that provide the NPS with assistance in identifying issues and concerns which should be addressed, or providing important information germane to this study. All responses to this Scoping Notice will also be used to establish a mailing list of interested persons, organizations, and agencies that desire to receive further information as the environmental document is developed. The public scoping period for the Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study will conclude June 16, 2011. Scoping meetings (public workshops) will be held in the vicinity of key sites, likely in or near San Jose, the Salinas Valley, Delano, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Yuma and Phoenix in April and May of 2010. A news release will be distributed announcing the public meetings. The dates, times and locations of the meetings will be posted on both the project Web site (address below) and the Web site for NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment, and will be advertised in a newsletter which will be distributed to stakeholders and interested parties. Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies wishing to provide written comments on issues or concerns should respond to: National Park Service, Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study, Park Planning and Environmental Compliance, 1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94607. Comments may also be submitted electronically by e-mail (address below) or through the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site. This site can be accessed through the study's Web site listed below. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Policy on Consultation With Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2011-11971
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior seeks comments on a proposed policy on consultation with Indian tribes. This policy would establish standards for improved consultation with Indian Tribes to the extent that a conflict does not exist with laws or regulations. It would apply to any Department action that affects Indian tribes and would require that the Department's government-to-government consultation involve appropriate Tribal and Departmental officials.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Implementing Regulations for Requirements To Publish Textual Descriptions of Boundaries of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2011-11920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (FWS and NMFS; also collectively referred to as the Services) propose to revise regulations related to publishing textual descriptions of proposed and final critical habitat boundaries in the Federal Register for codification in the Code of Federal Regulations. In the interest of making the process of designating critical habitat more user-friendly for affected parties, the public as a whole, and the Services, as well as more efficient and cost effective, we are proposing to maintain the publication of maps of proposed and final critical habitat designations, but make optional the inclusion of any textual description of the boundaries of the designation in the Federal Register for codification in the Code of Federal Regulations. The boundaries of critical habitat as mapped or otherwise described in the Regulation Promulgation section of a rulemaking that is published in the Federal Register will be the official delineation of the designation, and we will continue to provide the public with additional tools, such as interactive maps and additional descriptions, on the Services' Internet sites, Regulations.gov, and at local field offices that will represent the Service's interpretation of which areas are covered by the designation. We are undertaking this effort as part of the agencies' response to Executive Order 13563 (Jan. 18, 2011) directing agencies to review their existing regulations and, inter alia, to modify or streamline them in accordance with what has been learned.
Renewable Energy Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf-Acquire a Lease Noncompetitively
Document Number: 2011-11908
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
This final rule revises BOEMRE regulations that pertain to noncompetitive acquisition of an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) renewable energy lease. We are taking this action because under the current regulations the process for acquiring a lease noncompetitively that is initiated by an unsolicited request is inconsistent with the process for acquiring a lease noncompetitively that is initiated by BOEMRE. By revising regulations which govern the lease acquisition process starting with submission of an unsolicited request, and regulations which govern the lease acquisition process starting with BOEMRE issuance of a Request for Interest (RFI) or a Call for Information and Nomination (Call), this rulemaking will make the two processes consistent with each other.
Public Land Order No. 7767; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6857; Oregon
Document Number: 2011-11873
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6857 for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the scenic and recreational values, along with the investment of Federal funds at the Squaw Lakes Recreation Area, that would otherwise expire on May 5, 2011.
Public Land Order No. 7766; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6856; Oregon
Document Number: 2011-11870
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6856 for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the unique natural and ecological research values of the Abbott Creek Research Natural Area, which would otherwise expire on May 5, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT
Document Number: 2011-11869
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado), Denver, CO
Document Number: 2011-11867
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2011-11866
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-11863
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-11861
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Document Number: 2011-11854
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2011-11851
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.