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

Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment With BIA and IHS; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-22304
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
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 submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the information collection for Verification of Indian Preference for Employment. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0160, which expires August 31, 2011.
Revision of Agency Information Collection for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance Report; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-22303
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
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 submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for revision of the collection of information for the Indian Child Welfare Assistance 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 OMB Control Number 1076-0131, which expires August 31, 2011.
No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee-Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-22302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is announcing that the No Child Left Behind School Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its seventh and final meeting in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize the language and appearance of a final report to Congress and the Secretary as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2011-22259
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: Del Puerto Water District. Chowchilla Water District. Orange Cove Irrigation District. James Irrigation District. Tranquility Irrigation District. Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District. To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have each developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-22239
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Salem County, NJ; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-22038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA) for Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Salem County, New Jersey. In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sonoma County Distinct Population Segment of California Tiger Salamander
Document Number: 2011-21945
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate revised critical habitat for the Sonoma County distinct population segment of the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) (Sonoma California tiger salamander) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 47,383 acres (19,175 hectares) of land are being designated as revised critical habitat for the Sonoma California tiger salamander.
Notice of Public Meeting; Western Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-22084
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Western Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska
Document Number: 2011-22082
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska. Survey Desriptions: The plat and field notes, representing the corrective dependent resurvey of the Second Guide Meridian East, along a portion of the west boundary of Township 7 North, Range 9 East, the corrective dependent resurvey of the south boundary of the Steese National Conservation Area (north unit) as defined by the 1987 survey of Townships 7 North, Ranges 8 and 9 East and the survey of Tract 37, Township 7 North, Range 9 East, accepted July 18, 2011, for Group No. 444, Alaska. The plat of survey of U.S. Survey No. 13984, Alaska, in 17 sheets, representing the monumented centerline of the Pinnell Mountain Trail and 2 Lots with associated trail improvements thereon, is situated northerly of the Steese Highway, between Twelvemile Summit (Milepost 86) and Eagle Summit (Milepost 107), approximately 75 miles northeasterly of Fairbanks, within Township 7 North, Range 9 East and Townships 8 North, Ranges 9, 10 and 11 East, of the Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, accepted July 18, 2011, for U.S. Survey No. 13984, Alaska.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2011-22081
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plat of survey as described below is officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2011-22035
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the delay of the effective date on the final rule for Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The final rule was first published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008. The Commission delayed the effective date for portions of the final rule on October 9, 2009, and September 10, 2010. With this document, the Commission further delays the effective date in order to allow the Commission time to convene a Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC), to receive and review input from the TAC, and to thoroughly review comments from the public on any potential amendments to the regulations.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2011-21987
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes final early-season frameworks from which the States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2011-12 migratory bird hunting seasons. Early seasons are those that generally open prior to October 1, and include seasons in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the selection of hunting seasons by the States and Territories to further the annual establishment of the early-season migratory bird hunting regulations.
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21934
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Independence Wharf, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Community Room, Boston, MA. The agenda will include: Summer season review; park update; and public comment. The meeting will be open to the public. Any person may file with the Superintendent a written statement concerning the matters to be discussed. Persons who wish to file a written statement at the meeting or who want further information concerning the meeting may contact Superintendent Bruce Jacobson at Boston Harbor Islands, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228, Boston, MA 02110, or (617) 223-8667. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2011-22040
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, on September 28, 2011.
Notice of Public Meeting, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee; CA
Document Number: 2011-22037
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act of 2000 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Forest Service) Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed McCoy Solar Energy Project and Possible Land Use Plan Amendment, Riverside County, CA
Document Number: 2011-21969
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
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), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), and the California Environmental Quality Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office, Palm Springs, California, together with the County of Riverside, California, intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan (1980 as amended), related to McCoy Solar, LLC's right-of-way (ROW) application for the McCoy Solar Energy Project (MSEP), a 750-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity generation project. By this notice, the BLM and Riverside County are announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues related to the EIS/EIR.
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application COC-74911, Colorado
Document Number: 2011-21966
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with Oxbow Mining, LLC, 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 Delta County, Colorado.
Notice of Meeting, National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2011-21952
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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 Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 10 a.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska OCS Region, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193
Document Number: 2011-21916
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announces the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, Chukchi Sea, Alaska (OCS EIS/EA BOEMRE 2011-041). BOEMRE prepared this Final SEIS pursuant to: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations that implement the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); and (2) the July 21, 2010, remand order issued by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska. The Final SEIS augments the analysis of the Final EIS, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, Chukchi Sea Planning Area (OCS EIS/EA MMS 2007-026). BOEMRE will issue a NEPA Record of Decision after the 30-day period during which the Final SEIS is available. BOEMRE gives this notice of availability in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR 1506.6 (b).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-21911
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO).
Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application NMNM 126245, New Mexico
Document Number: 2011-21899
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by the Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act of 1976, and to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulations, all interested parties are hereby invited to participate with the Peabody Natural Resources Company, 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 McKinley County, New Mexico.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Document Number: 2011-21886
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Revised Recovery Plan for the Mojave Population of the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
Document Number: 2011-21879
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a revised recovery plan for the Mojave population of the desert tortoise under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This species is found in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in southern California, southern Nevada, Arizona, and the southwestern tip of Utah in the United States, as well as in Sonora and northern Sinaloa in Mexico. The listed Mojave population of the desert tortoise includes those animals living north and west of the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert of California, Nevada, Arizona, and southwestern Utah, and in the Sonoran (Colorado) Desert in California.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife for the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Eastern United States
Document Number: 2011-21839
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On May 5, 2011, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a proposed rule to reevaluate the listing of the Minnesota population of gray wolves (Canis lupus) and revise the listing to conform to current statutory and policy requirements (76 FR 26086). In that proposed rule, we recognized recent taxonomic information indicating that the gray wolf subspecies Canis lupus lycaon should be elevated to the full species C. lycaon. We proposed to identify the Minnesota population as a Western Great Lakes (WGL) Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the gray wolf and to remove this DPS from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. We also proposed to revise the range of the gray wolf (the species C. lupus) by removing all or parts of 29 eastern States, which, based in part on recognition of C. lycaon, were not part of the historical range of the gray wolf. We announce the reopening of the comment period for our May 5, 2011, proposed rule to provide for public review and comment of additional information regarding our recognition of C. lycaon as a separate species. We seek information, data, and comments from the public with respect to new information relevant to the taxonomy of wolves in North America. In addition we are making a correction to our May 5, 2011, proposed rule and notifying the public that we are considering concluding that proposed rule with two or more final rules.
Notice of Availability of the Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Draft San Juan Land Management Plan, Colorado
Document Number: 2011-21716
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have prepared a Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Draft Land Management Plan (LMP) for the San Juan Public Lands that was published on December 14, 2007, and by this notice, are announcing the opening of the comment period. The San Juan Public Lands Center (SJPLC) is the joint USFS/BLM Service First Office responsible for the management of BLM and USFS lands covered in the Draft LMP.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Sonoran and Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ
Document Number: 2011-21715
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
In accordance 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) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lower Sonoran (LS) and Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM) Planning Area, and by this notice, is announcing the opening of a 90-day comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Termination of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program
Document Number: 2011-21556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to remove the regulations that govern the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) translocation program, including the establishment of an experimental population of southern sea otters, and all associated management actions. We are also proposing to amend the Authority citation for 50 CFR part 17 by removing the reference to Public Law 99- 625, the statute that authorized the Secretary to promulgate regulations establishing the southern sea otter translocation program. Removal of the regulations will terminate the program. We are proposing this action because we believe that the southern sea otter translocation program has failed to fulfill its purpose, as outlined in the southern sea otter translocation plan, and that our recovery and management goals for the species cannot be met by continuing the program. Our conclusion is based, in part, on an evaluation of the program against specific failure criteria established at the program's inception. This proposed action would terminate the designation of the experimental population of southern sea otters, abolish the southern sea otter translocation and management zones, and eliminate the current requirement to remove southern sea otters from San Nicolas Island and the management zone. This proposed rule would also eliminate future actions, required under the current regulations, to capture and relocate southern sea otters for the purpose of establishing an experimental population, and to remove southern sea otters in perpetuity from an ``otter-free'' management zone. As a result, it would allow southern sea otters to expand their range naturally into southern California waters. We have prepared a revised draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and an initial regulatory flexibility analysis (IRFA) to accompany this proposed rule.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2011-21484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2011-12 late-season hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates and times when hunting may occur and the number of birds that may be taken and possessed in late seasons. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow recreational harvest at levels compatible with population and habitat conditions.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-21774
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
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 Doyon, Limited. The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The lands are in the vicinity of Hughes, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-21772
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
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, Successor in Interest to Red Devil Incorporated. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to The Kuskokwim Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Red Devil, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-21769
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
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 Calista Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). The lands are located south west of Mountain Village, Alaska, and contain 9.04 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-21764
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
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 Doyon, Limited The decision approves conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in the lands described below pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq). The lands are in the vicinity of Anvik, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification and Conveyance of Public Land in Mesa County, CO
Document Number: 2011-21759
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Grand Junction Field Office examined approximately 80 acres of public land in Mesa County, Colorado and found the land suitable for classification for sale under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP). Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa State College) proposes to use the land for construction and operation of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy and Mesa County Regional Public Safety Training Facility (RPSTF).
North American Waterfowl Management Plan
Document Number: 2011-21719
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft North American Waterfowl Management Plan Revision (draft Plan Revision) for public review. We request review and comment on the draft Plan Revision from local, State, and Federal agencies; nongovernment conservation organizations; and the public. The draft Plan Revision, which was developed in close consultation with the waterfowl management community, provides a framework for waterfowl management in the 21st century.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae
Document Number: 2011-21442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise designated critical habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley milk-vetch) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, we are proposing approximately 25,704 acres (10,402 hectares) as critical habitat for this taxon in Riverside County, California.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2011-21652
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
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.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2011-21650
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
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 law requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Kawailoa Wind Energy Generation Facility, Oahu, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2011-21614
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Kawailoa Wind Power LLC (applicant), a subsidiary of First Wind LLC, for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The applicant is requesting a 20-year ITP pursuant to the ESA to authorize take of six speciesfour endangered birds, one threatened bird, and one endangered mammal (collectively these six species are hereafter referred to as the ``Covered Species''). The permit application includes a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) describing the applicant's actions and the measures the applicant will implement to minimize, mitigate, and monitor incidental take of the Covered Species, the ITP application also includes a draft Implementing Agreement (IA). The Service also announces the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that has been prepared in response to the permit application in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Service is making the permit application package and draft EA available for public review and comment.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-21613
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-21588
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Information Collection Activity: Prospecting for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf, Revision of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-21573
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), BOEMRE is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under, Prospecting for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf (OMB No. 1010-0072), and in particular, we are revising BOEMRE Form 0134 to adapt to new advances in technology (digital options) and clarifying requirements for environmental compliance.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases NDM 94247, NDM 94249, and NDM 94263
Document Number: 2011-21568
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Pride Energy Company timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas leases NDM 94247, NDM 94249, and NDM 94263, Billings County, ND. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties, $10 per acre and 16\2/3\ percent respectively. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice. The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31 (d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to: The original terms and conditions of the lease; The increased rental of $10 per acre; and The increased royalty of 16\2/3\ percent.
Final Environmental Impact Statement on Nabesna Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
Document Number: 2011-21566
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C) the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on Off-Road Vehicle Management in the Nabesna District of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The FEIS evaluates the environmental impacts of a preferred alternative and four action alternatives for management of off-road vehicles in the Nabesna District. The purpose is to consider opportunities for appropriate and reasonable access to wilderness and backcountry recreational activities, which also accommodates subsistence and access to inholdings; while protecting scenic quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and other park resource values. A no action alternative is also evaluated. This notice officially begins the 30-day waiting period before the Record of Decision can be issued.
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-21565
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
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 Captain John Smith Chesapeake 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 ``a series of water routes extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. 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, Captain John Smith National Historic Trail, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Sheep Mountain Uranium Project, Fremont County, WY
Document Number: 2011-21563
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended (FLPMA), and in response to a proposal filed by Titan Uranium USA, Inc. (Titan), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Lander Field Office, Wyoming, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments regarding issues and resource information for the proposed Sheep Mountain Uranium Project (the Project) in Fremont County, Wyoming. The Project is a conventional uranium exploration and development project employing open pit and underground mining methods and using heap leach methods for uranium recovery.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment for the Castle Rocks and Cedar Fields Areas, Burley Field Office, ID
Document Number: 2011-21560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
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) Burley Field Office, Burley, Idaho intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cassia and Monument RMPs to consider closing BLM-managed lands to certain activities to protect cultural and historic properties, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-21549
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Education (BIE) is requesting comments on renewal of OMB approval to collect information for the BIE Adult Education Program. The information collection is currently authorized by OMB Control number 1076-0120, which expires December 31, 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Nonferrous Metals Surveys (30 Forms)
Document Number: 2011-21479
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection request (IC) described below. This collection consists of 30 forms. The revision includes adding the following forms: USGS Form 9-4054-M and USGS Form 9-4061-A; and removing the following form: USGS Form 4128-A. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2012.
Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the Madison Cave Isopod From Dominion Virginia Power; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Number: 2011-21425
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or ``we'') announces the availability of an application for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) and a proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan (LEHCP) from Dominion Virginia Power for public review and comment. We received the permit application from Dominion Virginia Power for incidental take of the Madison Cave isopod during construction of a new natural gas-fired combined-cycle power station in Warren County, Virginia, extending over the next 9 years, until 2020. Our preliminary determination is that the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) qualifies as a low-effect plan under NEPA. To make this determination, we used our LEHCP Screening Form/Environmental Action Statement (EAS), which is also available for review. We provide this notice to (1) seek public comments on the proposed HCP and application; (2) seek public comments on our preliminary determination that the HCP qualifies as a low-effect plan and is therefore eligible for a categorical exclusion under NEPA; and (3) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to issue an ITP.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 218 in the Western Planning Area (WPA) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)
Document Number: 2011-21384
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE announces the availability of the proposed NOS for proposed Sale 218 in the WPA. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides the affected states the opportunity to review the proposed Notice. The proposed Notice sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.