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

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Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended; Notice To Amend an Existing System of Records
Document Number: 2011-23340
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior (DOI) is issuing a public notice of its intent to amend Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Privacy Act system of records, ``Indian Social Services Case FilesInterior, BIA-8'' to change the name of the system to the ``Financial Assistance and Social ServicesCase Management System, Interior/BIA-8,'' and update the categories of individuals and records in the system, the authorities, routine uses, and policies and practices for records storage and disposition. This system is used to provide services to individual Indians who apply for and receive social services and direct assistance from the BIA.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2011-23389
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Affairs Bureau
This notice publishes an approval of the gaming compact between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Meeting of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission
Document Number: 2011-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
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 John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission will conduct a meeting on September 30, 2011. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in The Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square, 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. During this meeting the Commission will convene for the following reasons: 1. Approval of Minutes. 2. Chairman's Report. 3. Executive Director's Report. 4. Financial Budget. 5. Public Input. The Commission was established pursuant to Public Law 99-647. The purpose of the Commission is to assist federal, state and local authorities in the development and implementation of an integrated resource management plan for those lands and waters within the Corridor.
Notice of October 3, 2011, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2011-23361
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: National Park Service, Department of the Interior
This notice sets the date of October 3, 2011, meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission.
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Document and Proposed Plan Amendment for the West Mojave (WEMO) Plan, Motorized Vehicle Access Element, Inyo, Kern and Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, CA
Document Number: 2011-23320
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
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 (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District (CDD) intends to prepare an environmental document to amend the West Mojave (WEMO) area plan. By this Notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2011-23303
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Maine, Hudson Museum, Orono, ME
Document Number: 2011-23293
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Maine, Hudson Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and an associated funerary object, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary object and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object may contact The University of Maine, Hudson Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2011-23290
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Franklin's Bumble Bee as Endangered
Document Number: 2011-23282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Franklin's bumble bee (Bombus franklini) as endangered and to designate critical habitat 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 this species 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 Franklin's bumble bee 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 section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 42 Great Basin and Mojave Desert Springsnails as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2011-23272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list 42 Great Basin and Mojave Desert springsnails as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We addressed 3 of the 42 petitioned species in a 90-day finding dated August 18, 2009, in which we found that substantial scientific or commercial information was presented indicating that listing may be warranted for those 3 species. In this finding, we find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing 7 of the remaining 39 may be warranted. In addition, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing may be warranted for 32 of the remaining 39 species. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating status reviews of these 32 species to determine if listing is warranted. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding these 32 species. Based on the status reviews, we will issue 12-month findings on these 32 species, which will address whether the petitioned actions are warranted, as provided in the Act. If an emergency situation develops for any of the 42 petitioned species that warrants emergency listing, we will act immediately to provide necessary protection.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-Subpart B, Federal Subsistence Board
Document Number: 2011-23243
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This final rule revises the regulations concerning the composition of the Federal Subsistence Board (Board). On October 23, 2009, the Secretary of the Interior announced the initiation of a Departmental review of the Federal Subsistence Management Program in Alaska. The review focused on how the program is meeting the purposes and subsistence provisions of Title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), and how the program is serving rural subsistence users. The review proposed several administrative and regulatory changes to strengthen the program and make it more responsive to rural subsistence users. This rule expands the Federal Subsistence Board by two public members who possess personal knowledge of and direct experience with subsistence uses in rural Alaska. This action will afford additional stakeholder input to the process.
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance for Information Collection: Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2011-23217
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, the Office of Youth in the Great Outdoors invites public comments on an intended request for clearance of information collection.
Notice of filing of plats of survey; AZ
Document Number: 2011-23196
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
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.
Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-23193
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
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) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System; Baldwin and Mobile Counties, AL; Availability of Draft Map and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-23174
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) draft revised map, dated September 22, 2009, for four units in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, Alabama, for public review and comment.
Notice of Public Meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2011-23163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Aniakchak National Monument SRC, and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: These meetings are open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. Each meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. Before including your address, telephone 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. If the meeting dates and locations are changed, a notice will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting date. SRC meeting locations and dates may need to be changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Lake Clark National Park SRC will meet at the Nondalton Community Center, (907) 294-2288 in Nondalton, Alaska on Thursday, September 22, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or as soon as business is completed. For Further Information On the Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Mary Mc Burney, Subsistence Manager, (907) 235-7891 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Lake Clark National Park SRC membership contact the Superintendent, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 236, Anchorage, AK 99501, (907) 644-3626, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/lacl/parkmgmt/index.htm. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC will meet at the Chignik Lake Community Subsistence Hall, (907) 749-2470, in Chignik Lake, Alaska on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or as soon as business is completed. For Further Information On The Aniakchak National Monument Src Meeting Contact: Mary Mc Burney, Subsistence Manager, (907) 235-7891, or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Aniakchak National Monument SRC membership contact the Superintendent, P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613, (907) 246-3305, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/ania/parkmgmt/index.htm. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet at the Northway Tribal Hall, (907) 778-2311, in Northway, Alaska on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. An evening session may be held at the call of the chair. The meeting is scheduled to reconvene on Friday, October 7, 2011, at 9 a.m., at the Tanacross Community Hall, (907) 778-2311, in Tanacross, Alaska. The meeting is scheduled to end at 5 p.m. or as soon as business is completed. For Further Information On the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Manager, (907) 822- 7236, or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC membership contact the Superintendent, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway, PO Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573, (907) 822-5234, or fax (907) 822-7216 or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/wrst/ contacts.htm.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument, Counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo, CA
Document Number: 2011-23162
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accord with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-08), the National Park Service has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the updating the General Management Plan (GMP) for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument. The Draft EIS/GMP evaluates four alternatives for managing Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods, and upon approval the GMP would serve as a blueprint to guide management of these units of the National Park System over the next 15-20 years. Background: Established in 1972 to bring ``parks to the people'', until now Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) has been operating under its first GMP, approved in 1980. During the 30 years since the GMP was approved, GGNRA has doubled in size, visitation now approaches 16 million annually. The management staff has gained a better understanding of the natural and cultural resources of the park and the many recreational uses that occur within the park areas. Muir Woods was declared a national monument in 1908 and is currently managed as part of GGNRA. Public scoping was initiated in the spring of 2006. The Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2006. Five public scoping meetings were held in the area; approximately 300 participants overall provided relevant information which was duly considered in preparing preliminary alternatives. The preliminary alternatives were initially reviewed with the public at meetings held in June, 2008 (over 1,500 substantive comments were collected). Additionally, numerous coordination meetings were conducted with local agencies and partner organizations. An update on the evolving preferred alternative was provided to the public in the summer, 2009. Proposal and Alternatives: As noted, the Draft GMP/EIS describes and analyzes four alternatives. The no-action alternative consists of the existing park management and serves as a basis for comparison in evaluating the other alternatives. Alternative 1, ``Connecting People with the Parks,'' would further the founding idea of ``parks to the people'' and would engage the community and other visitors in the enjoyment, understanding, and stewardship of the park's resources and values. Park management would focus on ways to attract and welcome people, connect people with the resources, and promote understanding, enjoyment, preservation, and health. Alternative 1 is the ``agency-preferred'' alternative for managing most park lands in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties. Alternative 2, ``Preserving and Enjoying Coastal Ecosystems,'' would place an emphasis on preserving, enhancing, and promoting the dynamic and interconnected coastal ecosystems in which marine resources are valued and prominently featured. Recreational and educational opportunities would allow visitors to learn about and enjoy the ocean and bay environments, and gain a better understanding of the region's international significance and history. Alternative 3, ``Focusing on National Treasures,'' would place an emphasis on the park's nationally important natural and cultural resources. The fundamental resources of each showcased site would be managed at the highest level of preservation to protect the resources in perpetuity and to promote appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of those resources. Visitors would have the opportunity to explore locally the wide variety of experiences that are associated with many different types of units of the National Park System. All other resources would be managed to complement the nationally significant resources and associated visitor experiences. Alternative 3 is the ``agency-preferred'' alternative for Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. As presented in the Draft EIS/GMP, Alternative 1 is the ``environmentally preferred'' course of action for lands in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties. Alternative 3 is ``environmentally preferred'' for Muir Woods NM and Alcatraz Island. Comments: Park stakeholders, interested organizations, and the public are encouraged to provide written comments on issues and concerns addressed in the Draft EIS/GMP, suggest refinements in alternatives, and provide information about potential environmental effects and appropriate mitigation measures that would reduce potential impacts. To afford a timely opportunity to obtain information, several public meetings will be hosted (dates and locations of the meetings will be announced on the project Web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ goga, via local and regional press media, and in a mailed announcement to be distributed to the GMP mailing list. All written comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than 60 days after publication of the Environmental Protection Agency's notice of filing in the Federal Registeras soon as this ending date is confirmed it will be announced on the project Web site and via local and regional press media. An electronic version of the Draft EIS/GMP will be available for public review on the project Web site, and a limited number of CDs and printed copies will be made available at park headquarters. Printed or CD copies may also be requested by contacting Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123; telephone (415) 561-4930. Persons wishing to comment on the Draft GMP/EIS may respond by any one of several methods. Comments may be transmitted electronically via the project Web site; or mailed to Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Attention: DGMP/EIS, at the address listed above; or presented in person at public meetings or hand-delivered at the above address. 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. Decision Process: Availability of the Draft EIS/GMP for a 60-day public review will be formally announced through publication of this Notice of Availability, through local and regional news media, via the project Web site, and direct mailing to the project mailing list. Following due consideration of all public and agency comments, a Final EIS/GMP will be prepared. As a delegated EIS the official responsible for approval of the GMP is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Subsequently the official responsible for implementing the new GMP would be the General Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry and River Permitting
Document Number: 2011-23161
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the Information Collection (IC) described below (OMB Control No. 1024-New). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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. We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Shenandoah National Park Angler Survey
Document Number: 2011-23153
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, Shenandoah National Park) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Workshops To Discuss Revisions to Federal and Indian Coal Valuation Regulations: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 2011-23140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces three public workshops to discuss specific issues regarding the existing royalty valuation regulations at 30 CFR parts 1202 and 1206 for coal produced from Federal and Indian leases.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Proposed Rule: Off-Road Vehicle Management-Reopening of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-23127
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We, the National Park Service, are reopening the public comment period for the proposed rule to manage off-road vehicle use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. The additional comment period allows more time for those who may have been affected by Hurricane Irene to submit comments.
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Washoe and Humboldt Counties, NV, and Lake County, OR; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2011-23119
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (Draft CCP) and draft environmental impact statement (Draft EIS) for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) for public review and comment. In these documents, we describe alternatives, including our preferred alternative, for managing the Refuge for 15 years, following approval of the final CCP.
Workshops To Discuss Revisions to Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Valuation Regulations: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 2011-23104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announces three public workshops to discuss specific issues regarding the existing Federal oil and gas royalty valuation regulations at 30 CFR parts 1202 and 1206 for oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore oil and gas leases.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2011-23066
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-23038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on October 4-5, 2011 at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. The meeting will be held in Room 201 Instructional East. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Notice of Availability of the Draft Bakersfield Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, California
Document Number: 2011-22961
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
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 Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Bakersfield Field Office (FO) planning area and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-22948
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Office
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request approval for the collection of information for its Abandoned mine reclamation funds. This collection request has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the Lander Resource Management Plan Revision Project, Lander Field Office, Wyoming
Document Number: 2011-22946
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
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 Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) 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 Lander Field Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of a 90-day comment period.
2011-2012 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Document Number: 2011-22752
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service adds one refuge to the list of areas open for hunting and/or sport fishing and increases the activities available at nine other refuges, along with adopting pertinent refuge-specific regulations on other refuges that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2011-2012 season.
Proposed Establishment of Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area
Document Number: 2011-23051
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to establish a national wildlife refuge and conservation area in Polk, Osceola, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties, in central and south Florida. A draft Land Protection Plan (LPP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the establishment of the proposed refuge and conservation area were prepared with input from Federal, State, and local agencies; Native American tribal nations; various non- governmental organizations; and the public. The EA considers the biological, environmental, and socioeconomic impacts of establishment of the refuge and conservation area and evaluates alternatives. The LPP describes the alternative we propose for the establishment of the refuge and conservation area.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Petition Finding and Proposed Listing of Arctostaphylos franciscana as Endangered
Document Number: 2011-22990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
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 Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita), as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing A. franciscana as an endangered species under the Act is warranted. Accordingly, we herein propose to list A. franciscana as an endangered species pursuant to the Act. This proposed rule, if made final, would extend the Act's protections to this species. We believe that critical habitat is not determinable at this time due to lack of knowledge of what physical and biological features are essential to the conservation of the species, or what other areas outside the site that is currently occupied, may be essential for the conservation of the species. The Service seeks data and comments from the public on this proposed listing rule and whether the designation of critical habitat for the species is prudent and determinable.
Notice of Invitation to Participate; Exploration for Coal in Colorado License Application COC-74895
Document Number: 2011-22951
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
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 Peabody Sage Creek Mining, LLC, on a pro rata cost- sharing basis, in its program for the exploration of coal deposits owned by the United States of America in lands located in Routt County, Colorado.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2011-22941
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
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-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey
Document Number: 2011-22940
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
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 BLMEastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming and Nebraska
Document Number: 2011-22932
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated.
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2011-22904
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
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 (1988)], that a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on November 8, 2011, at the following location. The meeting will continue beginning at 9 a.m. on November 9 and 10, 2011.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Snowy Plover and Reclassify the Wintering Population of Piping Plover
Document Number: 2011-22900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) as endangered or threatened and to reclassify the wintering population of piping plover (Charadrius melodus) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We find that the petition does not present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. This finding is based on our determination that the petition did not identify listable entities. Therefore, we are not initiating a status review for either species in response to this petition. However, we ask the public to submit to us any new information that becomes available concerning the status of, or threats to, the snowy plover or the piping plover or their respective habitats at any time.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2011-22897
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Meetings for the Joint Operations Center Relocation Project, Sacramento County, CA
Document Number: 2011-22787
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Reclamation Bureau
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have made available for public review and comment the joint draft environmental impact statement/ environmental impact report (Draft EIS/EIR) for the Joint Operations Center (JOC) Relocation Project. The proposed new JOC would provide the special needs, essential services, and requisite office space for the combined occupancy of Reclamation, DWR, and the National Weather Service (NWS) that are lacking at the existing Interim JOC on El Camino. Special needs are defined as two control centers, a flood operations center, backup power supplies, primary and backup communication systems, intense computer infrastructure, and physical and cyber security systems. The new JOC also must meet State essential service criteria, described further below.
Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for California Red-legged Frog, California Tiger Salamander, Smith's Blue Butterfly, and Yadon's Piperia at Palo Corona Regional Park, Monterey County, CA
Document Number: 2011-22793
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received, from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (Applicant), an application for an enhancement of survival permit for the federally threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and federally endangered Smith's blue butterfly (Euphilotes enoptes smithi) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This permit application includes a proposed Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) between the Applicant and the Service. The Agreement and permit application are available for public comment.
Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2011-22791
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Public Meeting; Oregon; Correction
Document Number: 2011-22763
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a notice in the Federal Register on August 1, 2011 (76 FR 45848) that contained an incorrect deadline for making public comments and an incorrect location and time for a public meeting.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-22761
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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 Pilot Station, Alaska, and contain 24.99 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-22760
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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 Bethel Native Corporation. 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 Bethel Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Bethel, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2011-22759
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
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 Nunakauiak Yupik Corporation. 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 Nunakauiak Yupik Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Toksook Bay, Alaska, and are located in:
Information Collection Activity: Unitization, Extension of a Collection; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-22651
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under Unitization (OMB Control No. 1010-0068). This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-22626
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Management Bureau
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands.
Commercial Lease of Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2011-22608
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
BOEMRE will use Form 0008 to issue commercial renewable energy leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. In the preamble to the April 29, 2009, Final Rule, ``Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf,'' BOEMRE stated that ``we intend to develop a model lease form through a public process that will invite all interested and affected parties for their input'' (at p. 19729). The bureau has developed the form included in this notice, and welcomes comments over the 30 days following publication of this notice. Following the 30-day comment period, BOEMRE will review all submitted comments, and publish a final version of the form in the Federal Register.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi
Document Number: 2011-22589
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Gulf Islands National Seashore (seashore). Consistent with NPS laws, regulations, and policies and the purpose of the seashore, the DEIS/GMP describes the NPS preferred alternative Alternative 3to guide the management of the seashore over the next 15 to 20 years. The preferred alternative incorporates various management prescriptions to ensure protection, access and enjoyment of the seashore's resources. An up-to-date GMP is needed to address how visitors access and use the seashore and the facilities needed to support those uses, how resources are managed, and how the NPS manages its operations. Recent studies have enhanced the NPS's understanding of resources, resource threats, and visitor use in the seashore.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on Five Petitions To List Seven Species of Hawaiian Yellow-faced Bees as Endangered
Document Number: 2011-22433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on five petitions to list seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees (Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana) as 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 these seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees is warranted. Currently, however, listing these seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees 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 these seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees to our candidate species list. We will develop a proposed rule to list these seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees 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 taxa through our annual Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR).