Department of the Interior January 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of the Joint Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2012-2003
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Southwest RAC, and Front Range RAC will meet as indicated below.
Golden Eagles; Programmatic Take Permit Application; Draft Environmental Assessment; West Butte Wind Project, Crook and Deschutes Counties, OR
Document Number: 2012-1999
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are extending the public comment period on a draft environmental assessment (DEA) for an application for the programmatic take of golden eagles. The DEA evaluates alternatives for the application we have received from West Butte Wind Power, LLC, for programmatic permit for the take of golden eagles. If issued, the permit would be the first programmatic permit issued under our new permitting regulations under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA). We announced receipt of the application and the availability of the DEA in our January 3, 2012, Federal Register notice, which also opened the 30-day public comment period. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them, because we have already incorporated them in the public records and will fully consider them in our final decision.
Review and Submittal of a Tribe's Facility License Information
Document Number: 2012-1915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is proposing revisions to its regulations that would provide for an expedited review of a tribe's facility license information and streamline the submittal of information relating to a proposed facility license. The proposed rule also provides for tribes to submit a certification attesting that the gaming operation is being conducted in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety. Further, the proposed rule requires a facility license to be submitted before the opening of any new place, facility, or location on Indian lands where class II or III gaming will occur. Likewise, a tribe must notify the Chair if a facility license is terminated, expires, or if a gaming place, facility, or location closes or reopens, unless the closure is seasonal or temporary.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2012-1767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to add a new subchapter to its regulations to create a clear process for appeal proceedings before the Commission. It would, among other things, define certain terms, set forth the burden of proof and standard of review, explain what information a Commission decision will contain, and what happens if the Commission does not issue a majority decision, and provide that an appeal of the Chair's decision does not stay the effect of that decision. The proposed regulations set forth rules for motion practice in appeals before the Commission, addresses how an entity other than a tribe would request to participate on a limited basis in ordinance appeals, how parties file motions to intervene, to supplement the record, and for reconsideration, and how to file motions before the presiding official. Additionally, the proposed regulation sets forth more specific rules for different types of appeals. Rules for appeals of ordinance disapprovals, management contract approvals and disapprovals, appeals before a presiding official, and appeals before the Commission on written submission only each receive somewhat different treatment.
Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2012-1763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend the NIGC's self-regulation regulations to tailor the self-regulating qualifying criteria to a tribe's regulation of class II gaming activity and more clearly define and streamline the self-regulation certification process. By tailoring the self-regulating qualifying criteria to the capabilities of a tribe's regulatory body, and by clarifying and streamlining the certification process, more tribes may become self-regulating.
New Mexico Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2012-1956
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are approving an amendment to the New Mexico regulatory program (the ``New Mexico program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). New Mexico proposed non-substantive editorial revisions to its rules; substantive revisions and additions to rules concerning ownership and control; and substantive revisions to one rule about retention of sedimentation ponds. New Mexico revised its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and to clarify ambiguities.
Information Collection Activities: Assessment Tools for Park-Based Youth Education and Employment Experience Programs
Document Number: 2012-1925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
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. This collection will consist of 9 separate survey instruments. 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reissuance of Interim Special Rule for the Polar Bear
Document Number: 2012-1914
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On November 18, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Court) issued an order in regard to Misc. No. 08- 764 (EGS) MDL Docket No. 1993 IN RE: POLAR BEAR ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT LISTING AND Sec. 4(d) RULE LITIGATION, vacating and remanding to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the December 16, 2008, final special rule for the polar bear (73 FR 76249). The Court further ordered that in its place the interim final special rule for the polar bear published on May 15, 2008 (73 FR 28306), shall remain in effect until superseded by the new special rule for the polar bear to be published in the Federal Register. This rule complies with that order and provides final notice of the reinstatement of the May 15, 2008, interim final special rule for the polar bear.
Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho
Document Number: 2012-1909
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
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) Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2012-1902
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (EWRAC) will meet as indicated below.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
Document Number: 2012-1901
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council).
Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-1877
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Denali 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 this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is 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. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 date and location 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. Denali National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Denali National Park SRC will meet at the Nord Haven Lodge, Mile 249.5 Parks Highway, Healy, Alaska, (907) 683-4500, on Thursday, February 23, 2012. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. Should a quorum of members not be available on Thursday, February 23, 2012, the commission will meet at the Nord Haven Lodge on Saturday, February 25, 2012. This meeting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. For Further Information on the Denali National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Philip Hooge, Assistant Superintendent, or Amy Craver, Subsistence Manager at (907) 683-2294 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Denali National Park SRC membership contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 9, Denali Park, AK 99755, (907) 683- 2294, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/dena/ contacts.htm.
Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-1876
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Cape Krusenstern National Monument 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 this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is 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. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 date and location 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. Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC will meet at the National Park Service Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, 171 Third Avenue in Kotzebue, Alaska, (907) 442-3890, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information On the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC Meeting Contact: Frank Hays, Superintendent or Willie Goodwin, Subsistence Community Liaison, at (907) 442-3890 or Ken Adkisson, Subsistence Manager at (907) 443-2522 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC membership contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752, (907) 442-3890, or visit the park Web site at: http:// www.nps.gov/cakr/contacts.htm.
Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-1875
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Lake Clark 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 this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is 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. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 date and location 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 National Park Service Visitor's Center, Port Alsworth, Alaska, (907) 781-2218, on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information On the Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Joel Hard, Superintendent, at (907) 644-3626 or Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager, at (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 at 240 W. 5th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501, (907) 644-3626, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/lacl/contacts.htm.
Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-1872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The November 15, 2011, meeting of the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, previously announced in the Federal Register Volume 76, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 19, 2011), was canceled due to a lack of quorum caused by inclement Arctic weather conditions. The NPS has rescheduled this meeting to occur on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, in Kotzebue, Alaska. The Kobuk Valley 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 this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is 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. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 date and location 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. Kobuk Valley National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Kobuk Valley National Park SRC will meet at the National Park Service Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, 171 Third Avenue in Kotzebue, Alaska, (907) 442-3890, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information On the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Frank Hays, Superintendent, or Willie Goodwin, Subsistence Community Liaison, at (907) 442-3890 or Ken Adkisson, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 443-2522 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644-3603. If you are interested in applying for Kobuk Valley National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at P.O. Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752, (907) 442-3890, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/kova/ contacts.htm.
Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-1860
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Aniakchak National Monument 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 this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is 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. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 date and location 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. Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Aniakchak National Monument SRC will meet at the Chignik Lake Community Hall in Chignik Lake, Alaska, (907) 442-3890, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information on the Aniakchak National Monument SRC Meeting Contact: Ralph Moore, Superintendent at (907) 246-3305 or Mary McBurney, Subsistence Manager at (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 at P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613, (907) 246-3305, or visit the park Web site at: http:// www.nps.gov/ania/contacts.htm.
Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program
Document Number: 2012-1857
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
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 this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is 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. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 date and location 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. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet at the Slana Community Hall (4 Mile Road, north of the junction with the Nabesna Road), on Monday, February 27, 2012. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. On February 28, 2012, the commission will reconvene and meet from 9 a.m. until business is completed. For Further Information On the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Rick Obernesser, Superintendent or Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Manager at (907) 822-5234 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 at P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573 (907) 822-5234, or visit the park Web site at: http:// www.nps.gov/wrst/contacts.htm.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-1854
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 216/222 in the Central Planning Area (CPA) in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2012-1819
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM announces the availability of the proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for proposed Sale 216/222 in the CPA. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 556.29(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 NOS. The proposed NOS sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rentals.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-1813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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 February 27, 2012.
Migratory Bird Permits; Double-Crested Cormorant Management in the United States
Document Number: 2012-1807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, extend the comment period for public comments to guide the preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Assessment on the development of revised regulations governing the management of double- crested cormorants. Under current regulations, cormorant damage management activities are conducted annually at the local level by individuals or agencies operating under USFWS depredation permits, the existing Aquaculture Depredation Order, or the existing Public Resource Depredation Order. The depredation orders are scheduled to expire on June 30, 2014. Our analysis will update the 2003 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS): Double-crested cormorant management in the United States (USFWS 2003). If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them, because we have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in our final decision.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Hycroft Mine Expansion, Humboldt and Pershing Counties, NV
Document Number: 2012-1458
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-27
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) Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, Winnemucca, Nevada has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hycroft Mine Expansion and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2012-1703
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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 Shageluk, Alaska, and are located in:
Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Mesa County, CO Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: 2012-1683
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Grand Junction Field Office is proposing to begin collecting fees in August of 2012 for overnight camping at the North Fruita Desert Campground within the North Fruita Desert Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA), North of Fruita, within Mesa County, Colorado. The North Fruita Desert was designated as an SRMA by the BLM in the North Fruita Desert Management Plan (August 2004).
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Scientific Committee (SC); Announcement of Plenary Session
Document Number: 2012-1638
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The OCS Scientific Committee will meet at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Reston, Virginia. The meeting will serve as a venue to introduce the newest members of the committee to the Environmental Studies Program (ESP) and meet Headquarters and Regional staff.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-1630
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will meet in formal session on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Primm Valley Resort, 31900 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Primm, NV 89019. There will be a field trip on Friday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on BLM-administered lands. Field trip details will be posted on the DAC Web page, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/info/rac/dac.html, when finalized. Agenda topics for the Saturday meeting will include updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District manager, five field office managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items will be posted on the DAC Web page listed above.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-1601
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR concerns the paperwork requirements for the National Land Remote Sensing Education, Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA) and describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. As required by the PRA, 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 ICR. This Information Collection is scheduled to expire on February 29, 2012.
Product Valuation
Document Number: 2012-1572
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0025
Document Number: 2012-1541
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information regarding the maintenance of State programs, and procedures for substituting Federal enforcement of State programs and withdrawing approval of State programs.
Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-1505
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the February 4, 2012, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils
Document Number: 2012-1460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. The BLM will accept public nominations for 45 days after the publication of this notice.
Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming and Nebraska
Document Number: 2012-1453
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2012-1452
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
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 a.m., on the dates specified.
Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-1296
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that certain coal resources in the South Porcupine Coal Tract described below in Campbell County, Wyoming, will be offered for competitive lease by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended.
21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-1343
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
We, the Department of the Interior, announce a public meeting of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee (Committee) to discuss the outcomes and objectives of the Committee.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mourning Dove Call Count Survey
Document Number: 2012-1323
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges
Document Number: 2012-1322
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Proposed Information Collection; Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2012-1320
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. 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. This IC is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012. 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.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey
Document Number: 2012-1319
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Endangered Species Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2012-1305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
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 Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2012-1303
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Renewal and Revision of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-1297
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from individuals, small businesses, and large corporations who wish to assign record title or transfer operating rights in a lease for oil and gas or geothermal resources. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0034 to this information collection.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the `I'iwi as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2012-1043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-24
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 `i'iwi (Vestiaria coccinea) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial information indicating that listing the `i'iwi 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 `i'iwi as endangered or threatened 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.
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Cape Hatteras National Seashore-Off-Road Vehicle Management
Document Number: 2012-1250
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule designates off-road vehicle (ORV) routes and authorizes limited ORV use within Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) in a manner that will protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, provide a variety of safe visitor experiences, and minimize conflicts among various users. Under National Park Service (NPS) general regulations, the operation of motor vehicles off of roads within areas of the National Park System is prohibited unless authorized by special regulation.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2012-1189
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-23
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 for recovery permits to conduct enhancement of survival activities with endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.
Injurious Wildlife Species; Listing Three Python Species and One Anaconda Species as Injurious Reptiles
Document Number: 2012-1155
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is amending its regulations under the Lacey Act to add Python molurus (which includes Burmese python Python molurus bivittatus and Indian python Python molurus molurus), Northern African python (Python sebae), Southern African python (Python natalensis), and yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) to the list of injurious reptiles. By this action, the importation into the United States and interstate transportation between States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or possession of the United States of any live animal, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of these four constrictor snakes is prohibited, except by permit for zoological, education, medical, or scientific purposes (in accordance with permit regulation) or by Federal agencies without a permit solely for their own use. The best available information indicates that this action is necessary to protect the interests of human beings, agriculture, wildlife, and wildlife resources from the purposeful or accidental introduction and subsequent establishment of these large nonnative constrictor snake populations into ecosystems of the United States.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-1151
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Segregation for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2012-940
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. Publication of this notice also serves to segregate the identified lands from appropriation under the public land laws for a period of 2 years, including location under the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing Act or the Materials Act, subject to valid existing rights.
Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on Oncor Electric Delivery Company's Habitat Conservation Plan for 100 Texas Counties
Document Number: 2012-830
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, make available the final environmental impact statement (EIS), and final record of decision under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 analyzing the impacts of the issuance of an incidental take permit for implementation of the final Oncor Electric Delivery LLC's Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Our decision is to issue a 30-year incidental take permit to Oncor for implementation of the preferred alternative (described below), which authorizes incidental take of animal species and impacts to plant species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Oncor has agreed to implement avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures to offset impacts to these species, as described in their HCP.
National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy
Document Number: 2012-1179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, Department of Commerce) and other Federal, State, and tribal partners, announce that we are seeking public comments and input regarding the draft National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (Strategy). The purpose of the Strategy will be to inspire and enable natural resource professionals and other decision makers to take action to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants, and ecosystem functions, as well as the human uses and values these natural systems provide, in a changing climate. In addition to this request for written comments, several public workshops will be conducted in order to provide additional opportunities for public involvement and discussion of the draft. The draft Strategy is available at the following link: http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov/public-review-draft .php.