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Notice of February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, Meetings for Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-31430
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the dates of the February 22; May 17; August 23; and November 8, 2013, meetings of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko- Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission.
2013 Meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-31427
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, 10), notice is hereby given of the meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee for 2013.
Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31416
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2012-31402
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-31370
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Subsistence Management Program for Public Lands in Alaska; Rural Determination Process
Document Number: 2012-31359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Federal subsistence regulations require that the rural or nonrural status of communities or areas be reviewed every 10 years. In 2009, the Secretary of the Interior initiated a review of the Federal Subsistence Management Program. An ensuing directive was for the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) to review its process for determining the rural and nonrural status of communities. As a result, the Board has initiated a review of the rural determination process and is requesting comments from the public. These comments will be used by the Board, coordinating with the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, to assist in making decisions regarding the scope and nature of possible changes to improve the rural determination process.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2012-31117
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
This rule revises the regulations that the Department of the Interior (the ``Department'') follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''). The revisions clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the Department and procedures that the Department follows in responding to requests from the public. The revisions also incorporate clarifications and updates resulting from changes to the FOIA and case law. Finally, the revisions include current cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees and increase the amount of information that members of the public may receive from the Department without being charged processing fees.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex County, DE; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-31365
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability for review of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental impact statement (EIS) for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The CCP/EIS describes how we propose to manage the refuge for the next 15 years.
Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2012-31329
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will meet as indicated below.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Electric Service Data for the Operation of Power Projects and Systems
Document Number: 2012-31307
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR 175, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0021. This information collection expires December 31, 2012.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery for the Operation of Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2012-31306
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal of the collection of information for Water Request, 25 CFR 171, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0141. This information collection expires December 31, 2012.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2012-31181
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2012-31180
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Approval of the Amended Tribal-State Compact between the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation and State of South Dakota
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2012-31177
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Approval of the Amendment to the Amended and Restated Tribal-State Compact for Regulation of Class III Gaming between the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the State of Oregon, Amendment I.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2012-31176
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the State of Montana and the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 and COC-67232 for the West Elk Mine Near Somerset, CO
Document Number: 2012-31146
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the West Elk Mine lease modifications underlying National Forest System (NFS) lands included in the Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 and COC-67232 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Notice of Availability of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-31145
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, is issuing the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS).
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project Right-of-Way, NV
Document Number: 2012-31144
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project Right-of-Way (ROW). The Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior approved the ROD on December 19, 2012, which constitutes the final decision of the Department of the Interior and makes the decision effective immediately.
Notice of Proposed Class II Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Utah
Document Number: 2012-31080
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act, Quinex Energy Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease UTU88055 for lands in Uintah County, Utah, and paid all required rentals and royalties accruing from March 1, 2012, the date of termination.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Recovery Plan for Kendall Warm Springs Dace
Document Number: 2012-31011
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces the availability of a draft revised recovery plan for the Kendall Warm Springs dace (Rhinichthys osculus thermalis). This species is federally listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The Service solicits review and comment from the public on this draft revised plan.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2012-30927
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for the Gulf Coast Jaguarundi
Document Number: 2012-30914
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of our draft recovery plan for the Gulf Coast jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi cacomitli) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This species historically occurred in southern Texas in the United States and is currently known to occur in eastern Mexico as far south as Veracruz. We request review and comment on our plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. We will also accept any new information on the status of the Gulf Coast jaguarundi throughout its range to assist in finalizing the recovery plan.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease LAES 056461, LA
Document Number: 2012-30860
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, Chesapeake Louisiana, LP, filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease numbered LAES 056461 for lands in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Petitioner has paid all required rentals and royalties accruing from December 1, 2011, the date of termination.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease OKNM 110359, OK
Document Number: 2012-30857
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease OKNM 110359 from the lessee Chesapeake Exploration LLC, for lands in Canadian County, Oklahoma. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 126063, NM
Document Number: 2012-30856
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NMNM 126063 from the lessee Nadel & Gussman Permian LLC, for lands in Eddy County, New Mexico. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Availability of a Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed McCoy Solar Energy Project, CA
Document Number: 2012-30855
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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 proposed California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) plan amendment and final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project (project)a photovoltaic solar electricity generation projectand by this notice is announcing its availability.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Continental U.S. Breeding Population of the Wood Stork From Endangered to Threatened
Document Number: 2012-30731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or USFWS), propose to reclassify the continental United States (U.S.) breeding population of wood stork from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We find that the best available scientific and commercial data indicate that the endangered designation no longer correctly reflects the current status of the continental U.S. breeding population of the wood stork due to a substantial improvement in the species' overall status. This proposed rule also constitutes our 12-month finding on the petition to reclassify the species.
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Harney County, OR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-30852
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan and environmental impact statement (CCP/EIS) for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). In the final CCP/EIS, we describe alternatives, including our preferred alternative, for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate the Use of Three New Herbicides on Public Lands in 17 Western States
Document Number: 2012-30838
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Washington, DC, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the use of aminopyralid, fluroxypyr, and rimsulfuron herbicides as part of the its vegetation treatment programs on public lands in 17 Western States. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order #77-10 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Benefits Sharing
Document Number: 2012-30830
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to adopt a Director's Order setting forth policies and procedures that guide NPS practices to implement benefits sharing in accordance with the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998 (16 U.S.C. 5935(d)) that authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to enter into negotiations with the research community and private industry for equitable, efficient benefits-sharing arrangements. Benefits sharing occurs when NPS receives monetary or other benefits from a discovery or invention with a commercial application resulting from research originating under an NPS Scientific Research and Collecting Permit, or other permit or authorization.
Research Lease for Renewable Energy on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Virginia, Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI)
Document Number: 2012-30829
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The purpose of this public notice is to: (1) Describe the proposal submitted to BOEM by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Mines Minerals and Energy (DMME) to acquire an OCS lease for wind energy research activities; (2) solicit public input regarding the proposal, its potential environmental consequences, and the use of the area in which the proposed project would be located; and (3) solicit indications of competitive interest for a research lease in the area identified by DMME for activities that would support future, potential commercial wind development. On June 1, 2012, BOEM received an unsolicited request for a research lease from DMME. The objective of DMME is to obtain a lease under 30 CFR 585.238 for renewable energy research activities, including the siting of two meteorological and ocean monitoring platforms for pre-and post-construction collection of resource data, including wind velocities, water levels, waves, and bird and bat activities, to support the future production of renewable energy within and around the Wind Energy Area (WEA) offshore Virginia, identified by BOEM. This RFCI is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act, as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR Part 585.
Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho
Document Number: 2012-30763
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-30758
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Nomination Period Extension for the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council, CA
Document Number: 2012-30757
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is extending the period that it will accept nominations from the public to fill three positions on the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council (MAC) to December 31, 2012. MAC members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, AK; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project
Document Number: 2012-30756
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project is available for public review and comment. The EIS was prepared pursuant to the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA); the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Refuge Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (Refuge Improvement Act); and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). It describes five alternatives for accessing the subsurface natural gas estate owned by Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), and provides analysis of the effects of those alternatives. The Service does not have a preferred alternative.
Notice of Temporary Closures on Public Lands in Owyhee County, ID
Document Number: 2012-30751
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that the Con Shea closures are in effect on public lands administered by the Owyhee Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA-BLM). Two roads will be closed to motorized vehicle traffic due to hazardous road conditions. One area closure will be designated and closed to all uses due to special resource concerns as a result of impacts from wildfire.
Establishment of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Carrizo Plain National Monument in Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA
Document Number: 2012-30732
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The California State Director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing interim final supplementary rules and requests public comments. These interim final supplementary rules will become effective immediately upon their publication in the Federal Register and will apply to public lands within the Carrizo Plain National Monument in Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, California (Monument). The BLM has determined that these interim final supplementary rules are necessary to promote the health and sustainability of the Carrizo Plain National Monument, while reducing the risks to the Monument's ecosystem that, if left unchecked, could cause undue ecological degradation. These rules are in accordance with the Approved Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision (RMP/ROD) for the Monument.
Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC); Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior
OESC will meet at the Department of the Interior's South Interior Building in Washington, DC.
Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement: Request for Public Comments
Document Number: 2012-30670
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is issuing this Draft Statement of Policy to announce its expectation that individuals and organizations performing or overseeing activities regulated by BSEE establish and maintain a positive safety culture commensurate with the significance of their activities and the nature and complexity of their organizations and functions. The BSEE defines safety culture as the core values and behaviors resulting from a collective commitment by leaders and individuals to emphasize safety, over competing goals, to ensure protection of people and the environment. This draft policy statement would apply to all lessees, the owners or holders of operating rights, designated operators or agents of the lessee(s), pipeline right-of-way holders, State lessees granted a right-of-use and easement, and contractors. The BSEE is requesting comments on the Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement and associated questions.
Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-30668
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act Land 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.
Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV
Document Number: 2012-30667
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), the Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC, the Northeastern Great Basin RAC, and the Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period will be available.
Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Document Number: 2012-30622
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Cobell Class Action Settlement Agreement established a Trust Land Consolidation Fund to be used for acquiring fractional interests in trust and restricted fee lands. Based on tribal consultation in the spring and summer of 2011, the Department issued a draft plan dated January 2012. The Department has developed this Initial Implementation Plan for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations incorporating input received through subsequent consultations and public input. This notice announces consultation with Indian tribes on the Initial Implementation Plan and the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Maine
Document Number: 2012-30624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This notice provides BOEM's determination that there is no competitive interest in the area requested by Statoil North America (Statoil NA) for a commercial wind lease as described in the Notice of Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Maine, Request for Interest (RFI), that BOEM published on August 10, 2012, (77 FR 47877). The RFI described Statoil NA's application for a commercial lease for a four-turbine wind energy project on the OCS off the coast of Maine, and provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments about the proposal.
Notice of Closure, Target Shooting Public Safety Closure on the Lake Mountains in Utah County, UT
Document Number: 2012-30571
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), pursuant to their regulations, has closed approximately 900 acres of public land on the Lake Mountains in Utah County, Utah, to recreational target shooting to protect public safety. This closure does not restrict other public activities or access to the Lake Mountains area.
List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act
Document Number: 2012-30561
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national park system where an operator has requested authority to provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 amended various provisions of NPATMA. One provision exempted national park units with 50 or fewer annual flights from the provisions of NPATMA and requires FAA and NPS to jointly publish a list of exempt parks. This notice includes an initial list of parks that are exempt from the provisions of the NPATMA.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Delist the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou
Document Number: 2012-30554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
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 delist the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants as determined under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial information indicating that delisting this population of the woodland caribou subspecies may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we initiate a review of the status of the subspecies to determine if delisting the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding the status of the woodland caribou subspecies (Rangifer tarandus caribou), the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou, the mountain ecotype of the woodland caribou, and other possible woodland caribou distinct population segment configurations. 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; Termination of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program
Document Number: 2012-30486
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are removing 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. Removal of the regulations terminates the program. We analyzed the environmental consequences of this action, and alternatives to it, in a final supplemental environmental impact statement (final SEIS), which we made available to the public on November 9, 2012. This Federal Register document records our decision to select the preferred alternative, Alternative 3C.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Draft Black-Footed Ferret Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-30470
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from the Black-footed Ferret Recovery Implementation Coordinator for an enhancement of survival permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The application includes a draft programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement (Agreement) to reintroduce the federally endangered black-footed ferret on properties of voluntary participants across the species' range to further recovery of this species. Pursuant to the ESA and the National Environmental Policy Act, we announce the availability of the draft Agreement and draft environmental assessment (EA) for review and comment by the public and Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2012-30537
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Southern Oregon Historical Society, Medford, OR; Correction
Document Number: 2012-30464
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Southern Oregon Historical Society has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on August 24, 2012. This notice corrects the list of tribes consulted and the tribes eligible to receive disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects listed in the earlier notice. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.