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

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Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2012-19430
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
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.
Notice to Extend the Public Comment Period for the Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities and Related Programs
Document Number: 2012-19424
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the public comment period for the Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities to September 10, 2012. The notice to solicit public comments was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2012 (77 FR 36001). The public comment period was originally to end on August 14, 2012.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex County, DE; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-19395
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we are reopening the public comment period for the draft comprehensive conservation plan and draft environmental impact statement (draft CCP/EIS) for Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in Sussex County, Delaware. If you have previously submitted comments, please do not resubmit them. We have already incorporated them in the public record and will fully consider them in the final decision.
Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, Chesterfield County, VA; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-19394
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for Presquile National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for public review and comment. Presquile NWR is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and is administered by staff at Eastern Virginia Rivers NWR Complex. The draft CCP/EA describes two alternatives for managing Presquile NWR for the next 15 years. Alternative B is identified as the Service-preferred alternative. Also available for public review and comment are the draft compatibility determinations, which are included as appendix B in the draft CCP/EA.
Western Montana Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-19386
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
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) Western Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Graptopetalum bartramii
Document Number: 2012-19334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-08
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list Graptopetalum bartramii (Bartram stonecrop) and Pectis imberbis (beardless chinch weed) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing Bartram stonecrop and beardless chinch weed may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we will initiate a review of the status of these species to determine if listing Bartram stonecrop or beardless chinch weed, or both, is warranted. To ensure that our status review is comprehensive, we request scientific and commercial data and other information regarding these 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.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW164512, WY
Document Number: 2012-19261
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
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 from WYNR, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW164512 for land in Big Horn County, Wyoming. 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 WYW174758, WY
Document Number: 2012-19241
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
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 from Hot Springs Resources Ltd. for competitive oil and gas lease WYW174758 for land in Natrona County, Wyoming. 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 WYW164744, WY
Document Number: 2012-19237
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
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 from WYNR, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW164744 for land in Washakie County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Two Spring Mountains Dark Blue Butterflies and Morand's Checkerspot Butterfly as Endangered or Threatened
Document Number: 2012-19332
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 90-day finding on petitions to list the Spring Mountains dark blue butterflies (Euphilotes ancilla purpura and Euphilotes ancilla cryptica) and Morand's checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas anicia morandi) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat. Based on our review, we find that the petition requesting listing of the Morand's checkerspot butterfly does not present substantial information indicating that listing that species may be warranted. In addition, based on our review, we find that the petition requesting listing of the two Spring Mountains dark blue butterflies presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing these species may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we will initiate status reviews of the two Spring Mountains dark blue butterflies to determine whether listing is warranted. To ensure that these status reviews are comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding these two subspecies. Based on these status reviews, 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.
Notice of Re-Establishment of the Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2012-19284
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has re-established the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees.
Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Washington County, UT
Document Number: 2012-19263
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the competitive sale of seven parcels of public lands totaling approximately 271.57 acres in Washington County, Utah, at not less than appraised fair market value. The sale would be subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and BLM regulations.
Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest
Document Number: 2012-19256
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This notice provides BOEM's determination of no competitive interest (DNCI) for the area requested by the Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC, application for a Right-of-Way (ROW) grant for renewable energy purposes on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast of Rhode Island as described in the May 23, 2012, Notice of Proposed Grant Area and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) in the Area of the Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System (BITS) Proposal (77 FR 30551).
Public Land Order No. 7795; Withdrawal of Public Lands, Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern; California
Document Number: 2012-19242
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order withdraws 28,727 acres, more or less, of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years, to minimize impacts to human health, safety, and the environment from hazardous emissions of airborne asbestos fibers within the Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern. In addition, approximately 3,889 acres of non-Federal lands located inside of the boundary of the withdrawal area, if acquired by or returned to the United States, will also be included in the withdrawal. The withdrawal will have no effect on the non-Federal lands until such time as title passes to the United States.
Land Acquisitions; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2012-19205
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 2.03 acres of land into trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma on July 30, 2012.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying the Straight-Horned Markhor With Special Rule
Document Number: 2012-19071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to reclassify the straight-horned markhor (Capra falconeri jerdoni) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. This proposed action is based on a review of the best available scientific and commercial data which indicates that the endangered designation no longer correctly reflects the status of the straight-horned markhor. This proposal constitutes our 12-month finding on the petition to reclassify this subspecies, serves as our 5-year review, and fulfills our obligations under a settlement agreement. We are also proposing a special rule concurrently. The effects of these regulations are to correctly reflect the status of the subspecies and encourage conservation of additional populations of the straight-horned markhor.
Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site, Washington
Document Number: 2012-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, as a natural resource trustee, announces the release of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site. The Injury Assessment Plan describes the activities that constitute the natural resource trustees' (Department of the Interior, State of Washington, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Spokane Tribe of Indians) currently proposed approach to conducting the assessment of natural resources exposed to hazardous substances, including heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls.
Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2012-19096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Moapa Solar Energy Center on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County NV
Document Number: 2012-19078
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and other Federal agencies, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates a solar energy generation center on the Moapa River Indian Reservation. This notice announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify potential issues related to the EIS. It also announces that two public scoping meetings will be held in Nevada this summer to identify potential issues, alternatives, and mitigation to be considered in the EIS. ID30
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Including a Programmatic Agreement, for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, Nevada
Document Number: 2012-19148
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Programmatic Agreement (PA), which is included as an Appendix to the EIS, for the Southern Nevada Water Authority's (SNWA) Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project (SNWA Project), and by this notice is announcing the availability of the Final EIS.
Ohio Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2012-19049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Ohio regulatory program under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Ohio's proposed amendment updates the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) to address issues raised by OSM regarding consistency of Ohio's surface mining program with the final Federal rule relative to Ownership and Control, Permit and Application Information and Transfer, and Assignment or Sale of Permit Rights, which became effective December 3, 2007. The proposed amendment specifically alters the following regulations within the OAC: Definitions; Incorporation by reference; Permit applications, requirements for legal, financial, compliance, and related information; Permit applications, revisions, and renewals, and transfers, assignments, and sales of permit rights; Improvidently issued permits; and Enforcement and Individual civil penalties. By submittal of this proposed amendment, Ohio intends to revise its approved program pursuant to the additional flexibility afforded by the revised Federal regulations and SMCRA, as amended, to ensure Ohio's proposed regulatory provisions are no less effective than the corresponding regulations. This document provides the times and locations that the Ohio program and proposed amendment are available for public inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on this amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Draft Resource Management Plan/General Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, Merced County, California
Document Number: 2012-19021
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation, as the National Environmental Policy Act Federal lead agency, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR), as the California Environmental Quality Act State lead agency, have made available for public review and comment the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Resource Management Plan/ General Plan (RMP/GP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). The Draft RMP/GP EIS/EIR describes and presents the environmental effects of the No Action/No Project Alternative and three Action Alternatives. A public meeting will be held to receive comments from individuals and organizations on the Draft RMP/GP EIS/EIR.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2012-19007
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
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, marine mammals, or both. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibit activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Charlotte County, FL
Document Number: 2012-18985
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Wayne Cimato (applicant) requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 1 acre of Florida scrub-jay habitat in Charlotte County, Florida, for the construction of a single-family residence and associated infrastructure. The applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the scrub-jay.
Adoption and Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment for the Penobscot River Restoration Project
Document Number: 2012-18978
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) hereby gives notice of its intent to adopt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) existing Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) for the Application for Surrender of License of the Veazie, Great Works, and Howland Projects. The FEA, issued on May 18, 2010, evaluates the environmental impacts that would result from the Commission approving the applications for license surrender. The Penobscot River Restoration Project (PRRP) seeks to restore diadromous fish to the Penobscot River and key tributaries in accordance with the Lower Penobscot River Basin Comprehensive Settlement Agreement (Agreement), to which the U.S. Department of the Interior (Department) is a signatory. The Service intends to approve mechanisms to assist with funding the PRRP because it will provide substantial benefits for diadromous fish. Based on the Service's independent evaluation, adoption of the FEA would meet the Department's and the Service's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures and guidelines, as the Service is funding the precise actions, the effects of which have already been analyzed by the Commission. As part of that process, the Service is recirculating the FEA as its final Environmental Assessment in accordance with the Service's adoption requirements.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Lee County, FL
Document Number: 2012-18991
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The City of Cape Coral (applicant) requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 75 acres of Florida scrub-jay habitat in Lee County, Florida, for the construction of a 215-acre multi-use recreational park, several nearby single-family residences, and associated infrastructure. The applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the scrub-jay.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Document Number: 2012-18956
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and have 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe 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 Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Document Number: 2012-18953
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 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 the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2012-18938
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The San Diego Museum of Man 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 San Diego Museum of Man. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2012-18931
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2012-18927
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, in consultation with the Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico, has determined that a collection of cultural items from the Paa-ko Pueblo site meets the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Repatriation to the Pueblo of Santa Ana may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unaffiliated funerary objects may contact the Maxwell Museum.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-18924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke 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 no cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Burke Museum. Disposition of the human remains and the associated funerary object to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Call for Nominations for Advisory Groups, Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2012-18896
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of the Department of the Interior requests public nominations for persons to serve on Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils and the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. Citizens who serve on these groups provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas and management options for a specific National Landscape Conservation System site. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.
Notice of Application for Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon
Document Number: 2012-18895
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The United States Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6986 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6986 withdrew approximately 4,239.95 acres of National Forest System land from the United States mining laws in order to protect the scenic, recreation, and fish/wildlife habitat values in the scenic section of the Illinois Wild and Scenic River between the mouth of Deer Creek and the mouth of Briggs Creek. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6986 will expire on June 30, 2013, unless extended. This notice also gives an opportunity to comment on the application and to request a public meeting.
Tribal Listening Sessions on Sacred Sites on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2012-18891
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs will conduct listening sessions with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning sacred sites located on Federal lands. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for details.
Public Land Order No. 7792; Partial Revocation, Power Site Reserve No. 109; Montana
Document Number: 2012-18888
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes a withdrawal created by an Executive Order insofar as it affects 40 acres of public land withdrawn for protection of water power values by Power Site Reserve No. 109. This order also opens the land to exchange.
Public Land Order No. 7793; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 1535; South Dakota
Document Number: 2012-18885
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 1535 insofar as it affects 14.43 acres of National Forest System land withdrawn for use by the U.S. Forest Service as a roadside zone. This order also opens the land to exchange.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Husky 1-North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine and Reclamation Plan, Caribou County, ID
Document Number: 2012-18883
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Pocatello Field Office, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (FS), Caribou-Targhee National Forest, will jointly prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to determine and analyze the effects of a proposed phosphate mine and reclamation plan on Federal mineral leases held by Nu-West Mining, Inc., in eastern Idaho. The EIS will also consider the effects of increasing the size of existing leases through lease modifications.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-18881
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
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 September 4, 2012.
Call for Nominations for Steens Mountain Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-18879
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
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, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-18855
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
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 September 4, 2012.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cape Lookout National Park Visitor and Community Survey
Document Number: 2012-18848
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
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 be used to survey two subsets of visitor groups and local community members about the values they place on cultural and natural resources of at Cape Lookout National Park (CALO). To comply with 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 IC.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; General Provisions
Document Number: 2012-18810
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-02
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 seek the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to continue the collection of information for our General provisions. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB and assigned clearance number 1029-0094.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revising the Special Rule for the Utah Prairie Dog
Document Number: 2012-18284
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-02
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service/USFWS), revise our special regulations for the conservation of the Utah prairie dog. We are revising our special regulations to provide limits to the allowable take, including limits to where permitted take can occuragricultural lands, properties within 0.8 kilometers (km) (0.5 miles (mi)) of conservation lands, and areas where Utah prairie dogs cause serious human safety hazards or disturb the sanctity of significant human cultural or human burial sites; the amount of take that can be permitted; methods of take that can be permitted; and seasonal limitations on direct lethal take. We are also allowing entities other than the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to permit take. We are also issuing new incidental take exemptions for otherwise legal activities associated with standard agricultural practices. All other provisions of the special rule not relating to these amendments remain unchanged.
Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group; Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Yakima, WA
Document Number: 2012-18743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group, Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, established by the Secretary of the Interior, will hold a public meeting. The Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group is a Federal advisory committee that provides technical advice and counsel to the Secretary of the Interior and Washington State on the structure, implementation, and oversight of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program.
Interior Fire Program Assessment 2012
Document Number: 2012-18723
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Office of Wildland Fire is announcing tribal consultations to discuss the following topics: (1) The Interior Fire Program Assessment 2012; and (2) potential options being considered as a result of the Interior Fire Program Assessment 2012.
Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, California
Document Number: 2012-18722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act, the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have prepared a joint Final Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final PEIS/R), for the implementation of the Stipulation of Settlement in NRDC, et al., v. Rodgers, et al. The Final PEIS/R recommends a proposed action from the alternatives considered in the Draft PEIS/R to achieve the Stipulation of Settlement's restoration and water management goals.
Notice of Filing of Plats
Document Number: 2012-18720
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
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 official filing of the survey plats listed below.