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

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Public Land Order No. 7770; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6884; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-15484
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6884, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue to protect the recreational values of the United States Forest Service's Kenai River Recreation Area, the Russian River Campground Area, and the Lower Russian Lake Recreation Area.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Eskimo Curlew; Initiation of 5-Year Status Review
Document Number: 2011-15355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the initiation of a 5-year status review for the Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis), a bird species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that our classification of each species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate. We request any new information on this species that may have a bearing on its classification as endangered. Based on the results of this 5-year review, we will make a finding on whether this species is properly classified under the Act.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL
Document Number: 2011-15440
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources 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 Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Document Number: 2011-15438
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan. Repatriation of the human remains to the tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2011-15437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any 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 Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI; Correction
Document Number: 2011-15436
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In a Notice of Inventory Completion (75 FR 67998, Thursday, November 4, 2010), Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, was listed as being culturally affiliated to human remains and associated funerary objects removed from the Gyftakis site (20MK51), Mackinac County, MI, however, since publication, additional consultation has resulted in a determination that the human remains and associated funerary objects are culturally unidentifiable. Therefore, this Notice of Inventory Completion corrects the affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects that were removed from the Gyftakis site (20MK51), Mackinac County, MI, described in the previously published Notice of Inventory Completion to that of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any 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 Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2011-15434
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Fowler Museum at UCLA 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA. Disposition of the human remains to the tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region, Boise, ID
Document Number: 2011-15433
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, 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 Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District, Prineville, OR and University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 2011-15430
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District 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 present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 2011-15429
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe(s) stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, Kalamazoo, MI
Document Number: 2011-15428
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, 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 and associated funerary objects may contact Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense)
Document Number: 2011-15403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the comment period on our August 18, 2009, proposed designation of critical habitat for the Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment of the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We also announce revisions to the proposed critical habitat unit. In this revised proposal, we add 4,945 ac (2,001 ha) to the proposed critical habitat unit in the general area of Roblar Road, based on peer review and other information submitted in the previous public comment period. In total, we are proposing to designate approximately 55,800 acres (ac) (22,580 hectares (ha)) of land as critical habitat for the Sonoma California tiger salamander. We are reopening the comment period to allow interested parties an opportunity to comment on the revised proposed critical habitat. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Wyoming Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2011-15400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Wyoming program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Wyoming proposes revisions and additions to rules concerning noncoal mine waste, valid existing rights, and individual civil penalties. Wyoming intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Utah Population of the Gila Monster as an Endangered or a Threatened Distinct Population Segment
Document Number: 2011-15399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Utah population of the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) as an endangered or a threatened distinct population segment (DPS) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the petition does not present substantial information indicating that listing the Utah population of the Gila monster may be warranted, because the population does not constitute a DPS, and is therefore not a listable entity under the Act. Therefore, we are not initiating a status review in response to this petition. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the status of, or threats to, the Gila monster or its habitat at any time.
Colorado Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2011-15397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Colorado regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Colorado program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Colorado proposes both additions of and revisions to the rules and regulations of the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board for Coal Mining, concerning valid existing rights, ownership and control, and other regulatory issues. Colorado intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Colorado program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Call for Nominations and Comments for the 2011 National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale
Document Number: 2011-15385
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office, under the authority of 43 CFR 3131.2, is issuing a call for nominations and comments on tracts for oil and gas leasing for the 2011 National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPR-A) oil and gas lease sale. Available tracts are within the Northeast and Northwest Planning Areas of the NPR-A. Maps of the NPR-A showing available areas are online at http:// www.blm.gov/ak.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Bull Trout in the Clackamas River Subbasin, OR
Document Number: 2011-15370
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), jointly with the State of Oregon, and in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest (USFS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO), will establish a nonessential experimental population (NEP) of bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in the Clackamas River and its tributaries in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, Oregon, under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The geographic boundaries of the NEP include the entire Clackamas River subbasin as well as the mainstem Willamette River, from Willamette Falls to its points of confluence with the Columbia River, including Multnomah Channel. The best available data indicate that reintroduction of bull trout to the Clackamas River subbasin is biologically feasible and will promote the conservation of the species.
Central Utah Project Completion Act: Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment; Block Notice 1A, Heber Sub-Area Irrigation to M&I Water Conversion, Wasatch County, UT
Document Number: 2011-15359
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior), as joint lead agencies, are proposing to administratively convert Central Utah Project (CUP) Bonneville Unit water delivered under Development Block Notice No. 1A and currently dedicated to the Heber Sub-Area from irrigation to municipal and industrial (M&I) use. The conversion would include up to 12,100 acre-feet of irrigation water in Wasatch County that is currently intended to provide supplemental irrigation water to commercially viable agricultural tracts that have been deemed irrigable under Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) law. The irrigation water would be converted incrementally to M&I use, when requested by petitioners and contract holders, over a period of up to 25 years.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, DE; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-15356
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated environmental assessment (EA) for Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (BHNWR). We provide this notice in compliance with our policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Reclassify the Utah Prairie Dog From Threatened to Endangered
Document Number: 2011-15283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a revised 90-day finding on a petition to reclassify the Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). As we concluded in our 90-day finding published on February 21, 2007, we find that the February 3, 2003, petition does not present substantial information indicating that reclassifying the Utah prairie dog from threatened to endangered may be warranted. Therefore, we are not initiating a status review in response to the February 3, 2003, petition. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the status of, or threats to, the Utah prairie dog or its habitat at any time.
Notice of Correction for Conveyance of Public Lands for Airport Purposes in Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: C1-2011-12626
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Filing of Plats of Survey; Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2011-15184
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
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; 5-Year Status Reviews of 12 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
Document Number: 2011-15183
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of 2 animal and 10 plant species. We are requesting any information that has become available since our original listing of each of these species. Based on review results, we will determine whether we should change the listing status of any of these species.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC64168
Document Number: 2011-15163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC64168 from SG Interests VII, LTD, for lands in Gunnison County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, Wyoming; Correction
Document Number: 2011-15153
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
This action corrects one of the counties referenced in the Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting, published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 (76 FR 23333). The counties reference is hereby corrected to read ``Albany and Carbon counties,'' as referenced in PLO No. 6886 (56 FR 50661 (1991)).
Temporary Concession Contract for Big South Fork National Recreation Area, TN/KY
Document Number: 2011-15062
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.24, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service (NPS) proposes to award a temporary concession contract for the conduct of certain visitor services within Big South Fork National Recreation Area, Tennessee and Kentucky, for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services include providing backcountry lodging accommodations, food and beverage, and retail sales at Charit Creek Lodge. The NPS is awarding the contract on an emergency basis to avoid extended visitor services interruptions as a result of the prior concession contract expiring on December 31, 2010.
Temporary Concession Contract for Blue Ridge Parkway
Document Number: 2011-15060
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.24, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service (NPS) proposes to award temporary concession contracts for the conduct of certain visitor services within the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia, for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services range from lodging accommodations, food and beverage, retail sales, boat rentals, and other services at Crabtree Falls, Price Lake, Bluffs, Mabry Mills, and Rocky Knob. This action is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Proposed Blackfoot Bridge Mine, Caribou County, ID
Document Number: 2011-15241
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed Blackfoot Bridge Mine.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reinstatement of Listing Protections for the Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel in Compliance With a Court Order
Document Number: 2011-15111
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are issuing this final rule to comply with a court order that has the effect of reinstating the regulatory protections under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended, for the Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus). Pursuant to the District of Columbia District Court order dated March 25, 2011, this rule reinstates the Virginia northern flying squirrel listing as endangered.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Source Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Owned and Operated Arts and Crafts Businesses
Document Number: 2011-15069
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof.
Cancellation of June 23, 2011, Meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-15068
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, 10), notice is hereby given that the June 23, 2011, meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee previously announced in the Federal Register, Vol. 76, January 20, 2011, p. 3653, is cancelled.
Deer and Vegetation Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Fire Island National Seashore, New York
Document Number: 2011-15064
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a Deer and Vegetation Management Plan at Fire Island National Seashore, New York. The purpose of taking action at this time is to address issues associated with the abundance and distribution of white-tailed deer at Fire Island National Seashore (Seashore). The issues include impacts from deer on the natural and cultural resources of the Seashore as well as impacts resulting from deer-human interaction. Actions addressing these issues will be designed and undertaken in support of the long-term protection, preservation, and restoration of Seashore resources. Information collected as part of research conducted at the Seashore has indicated the need for a management plan to address changes in deer abundance and deer behavior due to the presence of human food sources and habituation to the unthreatening presence of humans; adverse impacts on native vegetation resulting from current levels of deer browsing; and adverse impacts on natural and cultural resources at the William Floyd Estate resulting from current deer population levels.
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-15063
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241), the trail consists of ``water and overland routes totaling approximately 290 miles, extending from Tangier Island, Virginia, through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River, Potomac River, and north to the Patapsco River, and Baltimore, Maryland, commemorating the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 (including the British invasion of Washington, District of Columbia, and its associated feints, and the Battle of Baltimore in summer 1814).'' This meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register via e-mail at Christine_Lucero@nps.gov or telephone: (757) 258-8914. For those wishing to make comments, please provide a written summary of your comments prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Official for the Advisory Council is John Maounis, Superintendent, Chesapeake Bay Office, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
Notice of Public Meeting, Boise District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2011-15048
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
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, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-15036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2011-15034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
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.
Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming
Document Number: 2011-14987
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the Caballo West Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-14984
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 1004-0041 under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This control number covers paperwork requirements approval to continue the collection of information from applicants for grazing permits and leases, and from holders of grazing permits and leases.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: 2011-14927
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications.
Tribal Consultation on Implementation of Indian Land Consolidation Program Under Cobell Settlement
Document Number: 2011-14923
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Office of the Secretary is announcing that it will conduct a series of consultation meetings with Indian Tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning the implementation of the Indian Land Consolidation Program (ILCP) under the terms of the Cobell Settlement. The first Regional consultation meeting will take place in July in Billings, Montana for the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions. There will be five additional consultations in other Regions. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado Historical Society (History Colorado), Denver, CO
Document Number: 2011-14764
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Colorado Historical Society 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 present-day Indian Tribes. Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Colorado Historical Society. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Minor Boundary Revision of Boston National Historical Park
Document Number: 2011-14761
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1), the boundary of Boston National Historical Park is modified to include 0.50 acre of adjacent land identified as Tract 101-13. This tract is unimproved, submerged land owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth ceded it to the United States of America without cost by enactment of Chapter 37 of the Laws of 2009, on July 23, 2009, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions in the act. Tract 101-13 is depicted as the ``Proposed Area'' on Map Number 457/80,800 prepared by the National Park Service in March 2008.
Draft Oil and Gas Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River
Document Number: 2011-14752
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR part 1500-1508), the National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior, announces the availability of the draft oil and gas management plan/environmental impact statement (OGMP/DEIS) for the proposed Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BISO) and Obed Wild and Scenic River (OBRI). This OGMP/DEIS will guide the various actions that could be implemented for current and future management of oil and gas operations in BISO and OBRI. It analyzes alternative approaches, defines a strategy, and provides guidance for activities taken by owners and operators of private oil and gas rights to ensure these activities are conducted in a manner that protects park resources and values, visitor use and experience, and human health and safety.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; AZ
Document Number: 2011-14635
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plat of survey as described below is scheduled to be officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Species Proposals for Consideration at the Sixteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Document Number: 2011-14605
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on animal and plant species that should be considered as candidates for U.S. proposals to amend Appendices I and II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention) at the upcoming sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16). Such amendments may concern the addition of species to Appendix I or II, the transfer of species from one Appendix to another, or the removal of species from Appendix II. Finally, with this notice, we also describe the U.S. approach to preparations for CoP16. We will publish a second Federal Register notice to solicit information and recommendations on possible resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP16 and to provide information on how to request approved observer status.
Wyoming Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2011-14310
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
We are issuing a final decision on an amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (the ``Wyoming program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Our decision approves in part, disapproves in part and defers in part the amendment. Wyoming proposed to amend Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and Appendix A of the Land Quality Division (LQD) Coal Rules and Regulations to address required program amendments and other deficiencies identified by OSMRE, and to improve and clarify rules relating to requirements for vegetation measurements and performance standards. Specifically, the proposed changes clarify baseline vegetation requirements and revegetation reclamation plan requirements, clarify revegetation success standards and codify normal husbandry practices, reorganize and clarify species diversity and shrub density requirements, and revise and add definitions supporting those proposed changes. Wyoming also proposed changes to its rules in Chapters 2, 4, and 5 regarding cultural and historic resources, prime farmland, siltation structures and impoundments, and operator information. Wyoming revised its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency.
Equestrian Stables at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, VA; Information Sharing Meeting
Document Number: 2011-14524
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-13
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Land Management Eastern States has scheduled a public meeting to share information about the condition of the equestrian stables at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA), located in Lorton, VA, and collect comments, suggestions and ideas from the public pertaining to the future of the structure. The meeting agenda includes an overview of current options for making repairs to a 34-year-old barn currently used as a boarding facility for private horses, while accommodating therapeutic riding and riding lessons that are available to the public.
Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
Document Number: 2011-14523
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River (California) restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council (TMC). The TMC interprets and recommends policy, coordinates and reviews management actions, and provides organizational budget oversight. This notice announces a joint TAMWG and TMC meeting, which is open to the public.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-14497
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 The Kuskokwim Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to The Kuskokwim Corporation, Successor in Interest to Sleetmute Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Sleetmute, Alaska, and are located in: