Department of the Interior July 1, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reorganization of Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations
Document Number: 2011-16681
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) published a rule in the Federal Register on October 4, 2010, announcing that the Minerals Revenue Management Program (MRM) of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) (formerly known as the Minerals Management Service (MMS)) was renamed the Office of Natural Resources Revenue by the Secretary of the Interior and was separated from BOEMRE and transferred to the supervision of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. In the rule, ONRR also announced the reorganization of title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) resulting from the division of BOEMRE into two separate agencies. The rule removed certain regulations from chapter II in 30 CFR, which pertains to BOEMRE and recodified them in new chapter XII, which pertains to ONRR. This document corrects the rule published on October 4, 2010.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-16653
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
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 Bristol Bay Native Corporation. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are in the vicinity of Port Heiden, Alaska, and are located in:
Minor Boundary Revision at Virgin Islands National Park
Document Number: 2011-16644
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4601- 9(c)(1), the boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park is modified to include an additional 215.03 acres of land identified as Tract 04-116. The land is located at Estate Beverhourdtsberg on the Island of St. John, immediately adjacent to the current boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 161/92,009A dated October 2010. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Southeast Region Land Resources Program Center, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30301 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Draft General Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Impact Statement, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona
Document Number: 2011-16643
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the General Management Plan, Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona. A notice of intent to prepare the EIS for the Tumacacori National Historical Park General Management Plan was published in the January 9, 2009, Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 6). The National Park Service has since determined that an environmental assessment (EA) rather than an EIS is the appropriate level of environmental documentation for the plan.
Establishment of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-16584
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is announcing the establishment of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee (Committee). The purpose of the Committee is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior on how to create a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to engage young Americans in public lands and water restoration. The 21CSC will focus on helping young people, including low-income, underserved, and diverse youth, gain valuable training and work experience while accomplishing needed conservation work on public lands. The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as Committee members. Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's qualifications for membership to the Committee, and include a resume listing their name, title, address, telephone, e-mail, and fax number.
Notice of Public Meeting for Proposed Withdrawal Extension; Colorado
Document Number: 2011-16569
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed Fort Carson and Pinon-Canyon Maneuver Site withdrawal extension. The U.S. Army will be present. The proposed withdrawal extension was published in the Federal Register (FR Doc. 2011-14151 Filed 6-7-11; 8:45 am).
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2011-16568
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on dates indicated.
Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sale for the 2007-2012 5-Year OCS Program
Document Number: 2011-16565
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE has prepared a Draft SEIS on an oil and gas lease sale tentatively scheduled in mid-2012 for CPA consolidated Lease Sale 216/ 222, which is the final CPA lease sale in the 2007-2012 5-Year OCS Program. The proposed sale is in the Gulf of Mexico's CPA off the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This Draft SEIS updates the environmental and socioeconomic analyses for the CPA Lease Sale 216/222, originally evaluated in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2007-2012; WPA Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218; Central Planning Area (CPA) Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222, Final EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007-018) (Multisale EIS), completed in April 2007. This Draft SEIS also updates the environmental and socioeconomic analyses for the CPA Lease Sale 216/222 in the GOM OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2009-2012; CPA Sales 208, 213, 216, and 222; WPA Sales 210, 215, and 218; Final Supplemental EIS (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2008-041) (2009-2012 SEIS), completed in September 2008.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: 2011-16560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by BOEMRE for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral-related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area, Imperial Valley, California, and the Draft California Desert Conservation Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2011-16556
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment, and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meeting and Webcast
Document Number: 2011-16527
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting in- person and via webcast. The meeting and webcast are open to the public. The meeting agenda will include a presentation and discussion of the Service's Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines.
Notice of Invitation-Coal Exploration License Application COC-74817
Document Number: 2011-16521
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Members of the public are hereby invited to participate with Blue Mountain Energy, Inc. on a pro rata cost-sharing basis in a program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties, Colorado.
Notice of Call for Nominations for Appointment of Primary and Alternate Representatives, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee; California
Document Number: 2011-16520
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice constitutes an open call to the public to submit nomination applications for positions on the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
Document Number: 2011-16456
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the Revised Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina), a northwestern U.S. species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act). The Act requires the development of recovery plans for listed species, unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of a particular species. Recovery plans help guide conservation efforts by describing actions considered necessary for the recovery of the species, establishing criteria for downlisting or delisting listed species, and estimating time and cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians' 23-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: 2011-16364
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians, National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the City of Barstow as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the USEPA for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians Fee-to-Trust and Casino-Hotel Project proposed to be located within the City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, California. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and the date, time, and location of a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.