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

Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2012-4631
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Federal Consulting Group within the Department of the Interior is soliciting comments concerning the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Modification of Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, Manatee County, FL
Document Number: 2012-4624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (applicant), for modification to Incidental Take Permit TE236128-0. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (applicant), requests a 41-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (ITP; TE236128-1). We request public comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-4611
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
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 March 29, 2012.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-4609
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
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 March 29, 2012.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Yakima River Basin, Water Enhancement Project, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties, WA
Document Number: 2012-4506
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), the joint lead agency, is notifying the public that they have prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and have made it available to the public for review.
Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-4565
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
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, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Aspinall Unit Operations Final Environmental Impact Statement, Wayne N. Aspinall Unit, Colorado River Storage Project, Gunnison River, Colorado
Document Number: 2012-4558
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), the Federal agency responsible for operation of the Aspinall Unit, announces the availability of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on proposed Aspinall Unit operations, Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Colorado.
National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform
Document Number: 2012-4554
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary published a document in the Federal Register of February 3, 2012, announcing the first meeting of the National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission). This notice corrects the times and address of the first meeting and extends the RSVP date to February 29, 2012.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2012-4542
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Fowler Museum at UCLA, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Fowler Museum at UCLA.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM, and Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-4533
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest and the Field Museum of Natural History have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: History Colorado, Denver, CO
Document Number: 2012-4531
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
History Colorado (formerly the Colorado Historical Society) has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is insufficient evidence to reasonably establish cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact History Colorado. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2012-4524
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Bishop Museum 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 Bishop Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Document Number: 2012-4523
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The American Museum of Natural History, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and that repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the American Museum of Natural History.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2012-4519
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
The USDA Forest Service, Coconino NF, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA
Document Number: 2012-4517
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Central Washington University Department of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary object in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary object and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object may contact the Central Washington University Department of Anthropology. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2012-4515
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Grand Rapids Public Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA, and the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 2012-4514
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The United States Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History have completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2012-4510
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA, and the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 2012-4507
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The United States Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the items in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2012-4505
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 2012-4444
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
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), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below.
Agency Information Collection: Comment Request AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior
Document Number: 2012-4442
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an extension of a currently approved information collection for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP)EDMAP and STATEMAP. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this Information Collection (IC). The existing IC is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012.
Draft Policy on Consultation With Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporations
Document Number: 2012-4393
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior is requesting comments on its draft policy on consultation with Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act corporations.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-4387
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Extension of Visitor Services-Mount Rainier National Park
Document Number: 2012-4372
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Under the terms of the existing concession contract, the National Park Service intends to request an extension of visitor services in Mount Rainier National Park for a period not to exceed one year from the expiration date of the current contract.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard
Document Number: 2012-4348
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our December 14, 2010, proposed endangered status for the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We also announce the availability of a signed conservation agreement for the dunes sagebrush lizard in Texas. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule, the new conservation agreement, and a previously completed conservation agreement for the dunes sagebrush lizard in New Mexico. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC73670
Document Number: 2012-4322
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease COC73670 from Hannon & Associates Inc., for lands in Huerfano County, Colorado. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice Seeking Comment on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Document Number: 2012-4316
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior (Department) requests comments and suggestions from affected parties and the interested public prior to convening a multi-stakeholder group tasked to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This notice solicits comments and suggestions for review by a third party neutral facilitator for possible stakeholders who should be considered for inclusion in the multi-stakeholder group. Getting feedback upfront and involving all affected stakeholders in the EITI process are the hallmarks of good government and smart business practice. Additionally, this notice seeks comments for the facilitator on effective and productive processes for convening the multi-stakeholder group. Finally, this notice seeks comments and suggestions for the facilitator for effective collaboration by the multi-stakeholder group in order to implement EITI. The Department will announce any public listening sessions in a future Federal Register notice.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM
Document Number: 2012-4293
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System. Reclamation will serve as the lead Federal agency. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, County of Santa Fe, and the Pueblos of Namb[eacute], Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque will be invited to participate as cooperating agencies for the EIS. Other entities will be considered as necessary during the EIS process. The proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will divert, treat, and distribute potable water to the Pueblo and non-Pueblo residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Regional Water System will consist of surface water diversion and water treatment facilities at San Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande and storage tanks, transmission and distribution pipelines, and aquifer storage and recovery well fields that will supply up to 4,000 acre-feet of water annually to customers within the Pojoaque Basin.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Revision to the Carson City District Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada
Document Number: 2012-4198
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District (CCD), Carson City, Nevada, intends to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Carson City District, and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The BLM will also seek nominations for Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and information on lands that may possess wilderness characteristics. The RMP will replace the existing Carson City Field Office Consolidated RMP (2001).
Notice of Availability for the Eastern Interior Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
Document Number: 2012-4039
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern Interior Planning Area (Alaska), and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation-Amendment to Liquor Code
Document Number: 2012-4131
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendments to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Liquor Code. The Code regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation. The land is located on trust land and this Code allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla's Reservation. This Code will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-4100
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
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 applicants for a desert land entry for agricultural purposes. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004- 0004 to this information collection.
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake)-Amendment to Liquor Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2012-4053
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendments to the Match-E-Be-Nash- She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians' Liquor Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi tribal lands. The lands are located in Indian Country and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas-First Amended Beer and Liquor Tax Ordinance
Document Number: 2012-4052
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the amendment to the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas' Beer and Liquor Tax Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas' Reservation. The land is trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas' Reservation. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue, the strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Nonferrous Metals Surveys (30 Forms)
Document Number: 2012-4038
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) for the revision of the currently approved paperwork requirements for the Nonferrous Metals Surveys. This collection consists of 30 forms. The revision includes adding the following form: USGS Form 9-4128-A; and removing the following forms: USGS Form 9-4054-M and USGS Form 9-4061- A. This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on the nature of this collection which is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2012.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2012-4032
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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.
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana-Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance
Document Number: 2012-4029
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Coushatta Tribe's Indian country. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within its reservation and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services.
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Charter
Document Number: 2012-4028
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), following consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture have renewed the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council) charter for 2 years.
Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2012-4026
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
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) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Ely and Las Vegas, Nevada. The meetings are open to the public.
Availability of the Reclamation National Environmental Policy Act Handbook
Document Number: 2012-3963
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is announcing the availability of its updated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Handbook. This handbook is intended for use as guidance by Reclamation's NEPA practitioners. It provides a quick reference for existing laws, regulations, policies, and other guidance. It is a guidance document, and as such, does not create or alter any policy or otherwise implement any law and should not be cited as a source of authority. Reclamation is announcing the availability of its NEPA Handbook to assure transparency of its efforts to the public.
Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2012-3962
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Act of Sept 28, 1976, 16 U.S.C. 1901, and in accordance with the provisions of 36 CFR 9.17, Randy Elliott has filed a proposed plan of operations to conduct mining operations on lands embracing Mineral Survey No. 923, patented mineral property within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Public Availability: This plan of operations is available for inspection during normal business hours at the following locations: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and PreserveHeadquarters, Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway, Post Office Box 439, Copper Center, Alaska 99573. National Park Service, Alaska Regional OfficeNatural Resources Division, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-3959
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the extension of the historic streetcar F-line from Fisherman's Wharf to the Fort Mason Center, in San Francisco, California.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Cape Cod National Seashore
Document Number: 2012-3950
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is amending special regulations for Cape Cod National Seashore that authorize hunting to allow for a spring season hunt for Eastern Wild Turkey. The Final Rule implements the Record of Decision for the Cape Cod National Seashore Hunting Program Environmental Impact Statement of August 2007.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 50123, California
Document Number: 2012-3897
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease CACA 50123 from West Coast Land Service. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from November 1, 2010, the date of termination.
Spring Pygmy Sunfish Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Receipt of Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit; Beaverdam Springs, Limestone County, AL
Document Number: 2012-3880
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Mr. Banks Sewell of Belle Mina Farm Ltd. (applicant) for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application includes a proposed candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA), between the applicant, the Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama, and the Service for the spring pygmy sunfish. The CCAA would be implemented at the BeaverdamMoss Creek/Spring Complex within Limestone County, Alabama. We have made a preliminary determination that the proposed CCAA and permit application are eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The basis for this preliminary determination is contained in a draft environmental action statement (EAS). We are accepting comments on the permit application, the proposed CCAA, and the draft EAS.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Publishing Notice of Receipt of Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration Applications
Document Number: 2012-3878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to amend the regulations that implement the Endangered Species Act (Act) by establishing public notice and comment procedures for applications to conduct certain otherwise prohibited activities under the Act that are authorized under the Captive Bred Wildlife (CBW) regulations. This action would add procedural requirements to the processing of applications for registration under the CBW regulations. Notices of receipt of each application would be published in the Federal Register, and the Service would accept public comment on each application for 30 days. If the registration were granted, the Service would publish certain findings in the Federal Register. In addition, for persons meeting the criteria for registering under the CBW Program, each registration could remain effective for 5 years.