Department of the Interior August 22, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Filing of Plats; Colorado.
Document Number: 2012-20688
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plat listed below and afford all affected parties a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plat will be available for viewing at http:// www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Information Collection: Southern Alaska Sharing Network and Subsistence Study; Proposed Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-20590
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) pertains to conducting a survey in Alaska, ``Southern Alaska Sharing Network and Subsistence Study.''
Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf-Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2012-20090
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
This Final Rule implements certain safety measures recommended in the report entitled, ``Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf.'' To implement the appropriate recommendations in the Safety Measures Report and DWH JIT report, BSEE is amending drilling, well-completion, well-workover, and decommissioning regulations related to well-control, including: subsea and surface blowout preventers, well casing and cementing, secondary intervention, unplanned disconnects, recordkeeping, and well plugging.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for Four Central Texas Salamanders and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-19659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Austin blind salamander, Jollyville Plateau salamander, Georgetown salamander, and Salado salamander as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and propose to designate critical habitat for the species. In total, we propose to designate approximately 5,983 acres (2,440 hectares) as critical habitat for the four species. The proposed critical habitat is located in Travis, Williamson, and Bell Counties, Texas.