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

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Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Gila Lower Box Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2011-14496
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District Office, Las Cruces, New Mexico, intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and a possible amendment to the 1993 Mimbres Resource Management Plan (RMP), and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues and planning criteria.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; Nevada
Document Number: 2011-14494
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 Makoil Inc., for competitive oil and gas lease NVN-77187 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 Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Assessment for the Farmington Field Office Visual Resources
Document Number: 2011-14491
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office (Field Office), Farmington, New Mexico, intends to amend the 2003 Farmington Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) to address the Visual Resource Management (VRM) in the planning area. By this Notice, the Field Office is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2011-14458
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, that the National Park System Advisory Board will conduct a teleconference meeting on June 30, 2011. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC. During this teleconference, the Board will make recommendations to the Director of the National Park Service concerning the National Park Service's 2016 centennial anniversary.
Endangered Species Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2011-14421
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Availability of a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Greater Natural Buttes Area Gas Development Project, Uintah County, UT
Document Number: 2011-14405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and associated regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public additional air quality impacts of the Greater Natural Buttes proposal to develop natural gas in Uintah County, Utah. All other environmental impacts are incorporated by reference to the Draft EIS. This notice announces a 45- day public comment period to meet the requirements of the NEPA.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-14373
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement and the South Gillette Area West Coal Creek Coal Lease-by-Application, Wyoming
Document Number: 2011-14238
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the West Coal Creek Coal Lease-by- Application (LBA) included in the South Gillette Area Coal Lease Applications Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Including a Draft Programmatic Agreement, for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, NV
Document Number: 2011-14149
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Draft Programmatic Agreement (PA), which is included as an Appendix to the EIS, for the Southern Nevada Water Authority's (SNWA) Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project (SNWA Project), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, Middlesex County, CT; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-14325
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). An environmental assessment (EA) evaluating effects of various CCP alternatives will also be prepared. 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. We are also announcing public meetings and requesting public comments.
Assessments for Mismatched Payments or Inadequate Payment Information for Geothermal, Solid Minerals, and Indian Oil and Gas Leases
Document Number: 2011-14276
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Regulations for geothermal, solid minerals, and Indian oil and gas leases authorize the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to assess payors for failure to submit payments of the same amount as the royalty or bill document, or to provide adequate information. The amount assessed for each mismatched or inadequately identified payment will be $214.00, effective on the date stated below.
Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in the San Joaquin River Gorge Special Recreation Management Area, in Eastern Fresno and Madera Counties, CA
Document Number: 2011-14088
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Bakersfield Field Office proposes to begin collecting fees in fiscal year 2011 at the San Joaquin River Gorge (SJRG) Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) in eastern Fresno and Madera Counties, California, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. The fee proposal results from analysis and planning direction provided by the SJRG Business Plan, which outlines operational goals of the area and the purpose of the fee program.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Endangered Status, Revised Critical Habitat Designation, and Taxonomic Revision for Monardella linoides
Document Number: 2011-13912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to recognize the recent change to the taxonomy of the currently endangered plant taxon, Monardella linoides ssp. viminea, in which the subspecies was split into two distinct full species, Monardella viminea (willowy monardella) and Monardella stoneana (Jennifer's monardella). Because the original subspecies, Monardella linoides ssp. viminea, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we are reviewing and updating the threats analysis that we completed for the taxon in 1998, when it was listed as a subspecies, to determine if any of that analysis has changed based on this revised taxonomy. We are also reviewing the status of the new species, Monardella stoneana. We propose that Monardella viminea's current listing status should be retained as endangered, and we propose to delist the portion of the old listed taxon that has been split off into the new species, Monardella stoneana, because it does not meet the definition of endangered or threatened under the Act. We also propose to designate critical habitat for Monardella viminea (willowy monardella). Approximately 348 acres (141 hectares) are proposed for designation as critical habitat for M. viminea, in San Diego County, California. We are not proposing to designate critical habitat for Monardella stoneana at this time because we do not believe this species warrants listing under the Act. However, should we determine, after review of the best available scientific information and public comment, that Monardella stoneana does warrant listing, we will propose critical habitat for Monardella stoneana, should it be determined to be prudent, in a separate proposed rule.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Abronia ammophila, Agrostis rossiae, Astragalus proimanthus, Boechera (Arabis) pusilla,
Document Number: 2011-13910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list Abronia ammophila (Yellowstone sand verbena), Agrostis rossiae (Ross' bentgrass), Astragalus proimanthus (precocious milkvetch), Boechera (Arabis) pusilla (Fremont County rockcress or small rockcress), and Penstemon gibbensii (Gibbens' beardtongue) as threatened or endangered, and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing A. ammophila, A. rossiae, A. proimanthus, and P. gibbensii is not warranted at this time. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the threats to A. ammophila, A. rossiae, A. proimanthus, and P. gibbensii or their habitats at any time. After a review of all the available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing B. pusilla as threatened or endangered is warranted. However, currently listing B. pusilla is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add B. pusilla to our candidate species list. We will develop a proposed rule to list B. pusilla as our priorities allow. We will make any determinations on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule. In any interim period, we will address the status of the candidate taxon through our annual Candidate Notice of Review.
Extension of Time for Inventory
Document Number: 2011-13396
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits
Document Number: 2011-14221
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We announce our receipt of applications to conduct certain activities pertaining to enhancement of survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act requires that we invite public comment on these permit applications.
Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-14220
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on revision of the collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Annual Report, 25 CFR Part 23. The revision affects the form that tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) coordinators provide to BIA on a quarterly basis. The information collection is currently authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1076-0131, which expires August 31, 2011.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2011-14219
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Nine Species: Purple Bean, Clubshell, Roanoke Logperch, Swamp Pink, Northern Riffleshell, Flat-spired Three-toothed Land Snail, Puritan Tiger Beetle, Dwarf Wedgemussel, and Bog Turtle
Document Number: 2011-14212
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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 nine species. We conduct these reviews to ensure that our classification of each species on the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants as threatened or endangered is accurate. A 5-year review assesses the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. 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 Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Madera Irrigation District Water Supply Enhancement Project located in Madera County, California
Document Number: 2011-14210
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Madera Irrigation District Water Supply Enhancement Project (MID WSEP). Reclamation proposes to approve the banking of up to 55,000 acre-feet per year of Central Valley Project (CVP) water outside the MID service area and the alteration of Reclamation-owned facilities. The total banking capacity of the MID WSEP is 250,000 acre-feet. Portions of the 24.2 Canal, Section 8 Canal, Main Number 1 Canal, Cottonwood Creek, and Gravelly Ford Canal would be enlarged, extended, or improved. The MID WSEP would be completed in two phases. Phase 1 would involve recharge-related facilities only. Phase 2 would involve supplemental recharge facilities and facilities for recovery of banked water. The Final EIS addresses both phases.
Request for Interest in Lease Arrangement on Federal Lands, San Luis Project, Los Banos, California
Document Number: 2011-14209
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), a water management agency within the Department of the Interior (Interior), announces the availability of a Request for Interest (RFI). Reclamation is seeking interest from any entity or entities interested in developing a renewable energy project(s) in a lease arrangement on existing Reclamation lands in the vicinity of the San Luis Project near Los Banos, California.
Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Black River Unit of Nisqually NWR; Comprehensive Conservation Plans and Environmental Assessments
Document Number: 2011-14208
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare comprehensive conservation plans (CCP) for Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge's Black River Unit (Unit) (collectively, Refuges). We will also prepare environmental assessments (EA) to evaluate the environmental effects of the CCPs' various alternatives. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise the public, other Federal and State agencies, and Tribes, of our intentions, and to obtain public comments, suggestions, and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
Endangered Plants and Wildlife; Receipt of Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit
Document Number: 2011-14206
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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.
Final Supplementary Rules for the Upper Snake Field Office, Idaho
Document Number: 2011-14198
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing supplementary rules for all BLM-managed public lands within the approximate 119 miles of river corridor addressed in the Snake River Activity/Operations Plan Revision Environmental Assessment (hereafter referred to as the Snake River Plan), which was developed jointly by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and approved July 8, 2008. The Decision Record for the Snake River Plan identifies implementation level decisions which describe an array of management actions designed to conserve natural and cultural resources on lands managed by the BLM and the USFS while providing for recreational opportunities in the area. These supplementary rules will help enforce the decisions in the Snake River Plan and will be enforced on lands managed by the BLM.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2011-14168
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management proposes to withdraw approximately 22,562 acres of public lands from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the public land laws, including the United States mining laws, and the operation of the mineral leasing laws, and approximately 1,782 acres of Federal mineral estate from location and entry under the United States mining laws, including the operation of the mineral leasing laws, for a period of 20 years, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to protect and preserve geothermal, solar, and wind energy study areas for future renewable energy development. This notice temporarily segregates the public lands and subsurface mineral estates for up to 2 years while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application. The lands will remain open to the geothermal leasing laws and the Materials Act of 1947.
Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the California Desert District
Document Number: 2011-14165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Decision Record for the California Desert District (CDD) Supplementary Rules for Recreation Environmental Assessment, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CDD office and the five field offices within the CDD, are issuing Final Supplementary Rules for public lands administered by the BLM. Upon publication, these Final Supplementary Rules will supersede the Interim Final Supplementary Rules that the BLM published on June 25, 2010. These Final Supplementary Rules are necessary to enhance the safety of visitors, protect natural resources, improve recreation experiences and opportunities, and protect public health. These rules do not impose or implement any land use limitations or restrictions other than those included within the CDD Supplementary Rules for Recreation Environmental Assessment Decision Record.
Notice of Reopening the Call for Nominations for Certain Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2011-14155
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Colorado
Document Number: 2011-14151
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposing to extend the Fort Carson-Pi[ntilde]on Canyon Military Lands Withdrawal created by Subtitle A of Public Law 104-201 of September 23, 1996 (110 Stat 2807), for an additional 15 years. A withdrawal extension would continue to protect the following lands and minerals and reserve them for use by the Secretary of the Army Fort Carson Military Reservation which includes 3,133 acres of public lands and 11,415 acres of federally owned minerals; and Pi[ntilde]on Canyon Maneuver Site which includes 2,517 acres of public lands and approximately 130,139 acres of federally owned minerals. The withdrawal extension would protect the surface and mineral estates from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws including mining and mineral laws, geothermal leasing laws and mineral materials disposal laws. The withdrawal created by Public Law 104-201 will expire on September 22, 2011, unless extended. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action to extend the withdrawal and gives notice of the opportunity for a public meeting.
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2011-14100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On November 18, 2010, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) issued a Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation advising the public that the NIGC was conducting a comprehensive review of all its regulations and requesting public comment on the process for conducting the regulatory review. On April 4, 2011, after holding eight consultation meetings and reviewing all comments, NIGC published a Notice of Regulatory Review Schedule setting out detailed consultation schedules and review processes. NIGC divided the regulations to be reviewed into five groups, and each group will be reviewed in three phases, the Drafting Phase, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking phase, and the Notice of Final Rule Phase. The purpose of this document is to add regulatory groups to five scheduled tribal consultations.
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; and Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the Kingman Resource Management Plan; Arizona
Document Number: 2011-14087
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined for classification approximately 1.31 acres of public land located in Mohave County, Arizona, and has found the surface of the land suitable for lease to the Pinion Pine Fire District under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, to be used as a fire station. In order to implement the classification decision, the BLM intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the proposed amendment to the BLM Kingman Resource Management Plan (RMP) by identifying the subject land as available for conveyance under the R&PP Act, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Intent to prepare a Resource Management Plan for the West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area in the State of Oregon and Associated Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2011-14086
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eugene District Office, Eugene, Oregon, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The West Eugene Wetlands Planning Area comprises approximately 1,340 acres of acquired lands that do not have an existing RMP.
Eastern States; Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2011-14067
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
On Thursday, September 9, 2010, there was published in the Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 174, on page 54910 a notice entitled ``Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey''. Said notice referenced the stay of the plat of the dependent resurvey of a portion of the South and West boundaries, a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of Sections 28-33, and the survey of a tract of land in Section 31 and adjusted record meanders in Sections 31 and 32, in Township 114 North, Range 15 West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, in the State of Minnesota. This survey was accepted June 22, 2010. The protest against the survey was dismissed on April 6, 2011 and the plat of survey accepted June 22, 2010, was officially filed in Eastern States Office, Springfield, Virginia, at 7:30 a.m., on May 23, 2011. Copies of the plat will be made available upon request and prepayment of the reproduction fee of $7.50 per copy.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-14052
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2011-14045
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an extension of Gaming between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Tribal Consultation on No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Draft Report
Document Number: 2011-14038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that it will conduct five consultation meetings with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning a draft report to provide Congress and the Secretary of the Interior comprehensive information about the conditions and funding needs for facilities at Bureau-funded schools, as required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2011-13999
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will meet at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street, NW., Washington, DC on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Vendor Outreach Workshop for Small Businesses in the Texas Intermountain Region of the United States
Document Number: 2011-13998
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Department of the Interior is hosting a Vendor Outreach Workshop for small businesses in the Texas Intermountain region of the United States that are interested in doing business with the Department. This outreach workshop will review market contracting opportunities for the attendees. Business owners will be able to share their individual perspectives with Contracting Officers, Program Managers and Small Business Specialists from the Department.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Striped Newt as Threatened
Document Number: 2011-13911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to list the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the striped newt as endangered or threatened is warranted. Currently, however, listing the striped newt is precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. Upon publication of this 12-month petition finding, we will add the striped newt to our candidate species list. We will develop a proposed rule to list the striped newt as our priorities allow. We will make any determination on critical habitat during development of the proposed listing rule. During any interim period, we will address the status of the candidate taxon through our annual Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR).
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Roswell Springsnail, Koster's Springsnail, Noel's Amphipod, and Pecos Assiminea
Document Number: 2011-13227
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate critical habitat for the Pecos assiminea (Assiminea pecos), Roswell springsnail (Pyrgulopsis roswellensis), Koster's springsnail (Juturnia kosteri), and Noel's amphipod (Gammarus desperatus), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In total, we are designating as critical habitat approximately 521.3 acres (211.0 hectares) for the four species of aquatic invertebrates. The critical habitat is located in Chaves County, New Mexico, and Pecos and Reeves Counties, Texas.
Migratory Birds; Take of Migratory Birds by the Armed Forces
Document Number: 2011-13807
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The 2003 National Defense Authorization Act (Authorization Act) provided interim authority to members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds during approved military readiness activities without violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The Authorization Act provided this interim authority to give the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) time to exercise his/her authority under Section 704(a) of the MBTA to prescribe regulations authorizing such incidental take. The Secretary delegated this task to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). On February 28, 2007, the Service issued a final military readiness rule authorizing members of the Armed Forces to incidentally take migratory birds. The Authorization Act also stated that the period of application of interim incidental take authority would expire when the Service publishes a notice in the Federal Register that: (1) Prescribes regulations authorizing incidental take of migratory birds by the Armed Forces; (2) all legal challenges to the regulations have been exhausted; and (3) the regulations have taken effect. The Service hereby provides the notice required by the Authorization Act that the period of application for interim incidental take authority has expired. The Service prescribed the necessary regulations on February 28, 2007, the regulations took effect on March 30, 2007, and there were no challenges to those regulations filed during the allotted time period.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2011-13805
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2011-13804
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibit activities with listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activities. The ESA law requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2011-13775
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two public meetings in connection with a proposed withdrawal published April 21, 2011, in the Federal Register [77 FR 22414]. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130. A second meeting will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Ambassador Hotel Victorville, 15494 Palmdale Road, Victorville, California 92392. The public will have an opportunity to provide oral and written comments at these meetings.
Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-13764
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for Incidental Take of the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse
Document Number: 2011-13761
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announces the availability of a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) which analyzes the environmental impacts associated with incidental take permits requested under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended, for take of Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates). For record of decision (ROD) availability, see DATES.
Vendor Outreach Workshop for Construction Small Businesses
Document Number: 2011-13622
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the Department of the Interior is hosting a Vendor Outreach Workshop for construction small businesses that are interested in doing business with the Department. This outreach workshop will review market contracting opportunities for the attendees. Business owners will be able to share their individual perspectives with Contracting Officers, Program Managers and Small Business Specialists from the Department.
Draft WaterSMART Strategic Implementation Plan
Document Number: 2011-13735
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior's draft WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) Strategic Implementation Plan (draft Strategic Implementation Plan) identifies activities that will be undertaken to secure and stretch water supplies for use by existing and future generations. Within the draft Strategic Implementation Plan each bureau and office within the Department of the Interior shall identify, coordinate, and integrate its water conservation and sustainable water strategies; identify its information needs; utilize best available science to understand the impacts of climate change on water supplies; and provide Federal leadership and assistance in working toward the goal of sustainable water supplies.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Golden-Winged Warbler as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2011-13731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the golden-winged warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the golden-winged warbler may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of the species to determine if listing the golden- winged warbler is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this species. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in the Act.
Notice of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Ukiah Field Office in Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Glenn, Colusa, Napa, Marin, Yolo, and Solano Counties, CA
Document Number: 2011-13728
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ukiah Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Ukiah Field Office, is issuing interim final supplementary rules and requesting comments. These interim final supplementary rules will apply to public lands within the Ukiah Field Office's jurisdiction. The BLM has determined that these interim final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance visitor safety, protect natural resources, improve recreation opportunities, and protect public health. These rules only implement land use limitations and restrictions that were analyzed in the Ukiah RMP.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease; NV
Document Number: 2011-13725
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
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 Bright Sky Energy & Minerals, Inc., for noncompetitive oil and gas lease NVN-086605 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.