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

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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for Four Subspecies of Island Fox
Document Number: 2012-22657
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of our Draft Recovery Plan for Four Subspecies of Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Each of the four subspecies, San Miguel Island fox (Urocyon littoralis littoralis), Santa Rosa Island fox (U. l. santarosae), Santa Cruz Island fox (U. l. santacruzae), and Santa Catalina Island fox (U. l. catalinae), is endemic to the Channel Island off southern California for which it is named. We request review and comment on our plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. We will also accept any new information on the species' status throughout its range.
Draft Shoreline Restoration Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Document Number: 2012-22557
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C., Section 4332(2)(c), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Draft Shoreline Restoration Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
Document Number: 2012-22391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System; Mammoth Cave National Park, Bicycle Routes
Document Number: 2012-22438
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule designates four bicycle routes within Mammoth Cave National Park to address the interest and demand of the visiting public for bicycling opportunities without compromising the National Park Service's mandate ``to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life'' in the park. This rule will implement portions of the park's Comprehensive Trail Management Plan and satisfy the requirement of National Park Service general regulations that a special regulation be promulgated to allow off-road bicycle use on routes outside of developed areas. This rule allows bicycle use on a new Connector Trail in the vicinity of Maple Springs; a new Big Hollow Trail in the hilly country of the park north of the Green River; the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail; and the White Oak Trail.
White River National Wildlife Refuge, AR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-22416
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment for White River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Desha, Monroe, Phillips, and Arkansas Counties, AR. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-22407
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Minor Boundary Revision at Virgin Islands National Park
Document Number: 2012-22406
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 4601- 9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park is modified to include an additional 3.57 acres of unimproved land identified as Tract 03-157, which will then be donated to the United States. The land is located at Estate Haulover on the east end of the Island of St. John, immediately adjacent to the current boundary of the Virgin Islands National Park. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 161/92,009A dated March 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Southeast Region Land Resources Program Center, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30301, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Final Determination Against Acknowledgment of the Brothertown Indian Nation
Document Number: 2012-22380
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Department of the Interior (Department) gives notice that the Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs (AS-IA) declines to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Brothertown Indian Nation as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. This notice is based on a determination that the petitioner does not satisfy criterion 83.7(g) in the applicable regulations and, therefore, the Department lacks the authority to extend acknowledgment as an Indian tribe to the petitioner.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Jemez Mountains Salamander and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-21882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-12
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Jemez Mountains salamander as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act); and propose to designate critical habitat for the species. In total, approximately 90,789 acres (36,741 hectares) are being proposed for designation as critical habitat in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico.
Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2012-22373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22367
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
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 Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below.
Tribal Listening Sessions on Sacred Sites on Federal Lands
Document Number: 2012-22355
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs will conduct a listening session with Indian tribes to obtain oral and written comments concerning sacred sites located on Federal lands. This session in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the sixth in a series of listening sessions held since the beginning of August.
2012-2013 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations
Document Number: 2012-22099
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service adds one refuge to the list of areas open for hunting and/or sport fishing, closes one refuge to hunt activities, closes one hunt opportunity at one refuge, and increases the hunting activities available at 16 other refuges, along with pertinent refuge-specific regulations on other refuges that pertain to migratory game bird hunting, upland game hunting, big game hunting, and sport fishing for the 2012-2013 season.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Status for Texas Golden Gladecress and Neches River Rose-mallow and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-22061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list two Texas plants, Leavenworthia texana (Texas golden gladecress) as an endangered species and Hibiscus dasycalyx (Neches River rose-mallow) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) and propose to designate critical habitat for both species. These are proposed regulations, and if finalized the effect of these regulations will be to conserve the species and protect their habitat under the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Revised Critical Habitat for the Allium munzii
Document Number: 2012-22033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
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 the April 17, 2012, proposed revised designations of critical habitat for Allium munzii (Munz's onion) and Atriplex coronata var. notatior (San Jacinto Valley crownscale) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis (DEA) of the proposed designations of critical habitat for A. munzii and A. c. var. notatior and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed revised designations, the associated DEA, and the amended required determinations section. Finally, we correct some errors regarding the elevations of habitat necessary for conservation of A. munzii. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Arkansas Regulatory Program and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan
Document Number: 2012-22233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Arkansas regulatory program (Arkansas program) and the Arkansas abandoned mine land reclamation plan (Arkansas plan) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Arkansas proposes to revise substantial portions of its regulatory program and abandoned mine land reclamation plan, make grammatical changes, correct punctuation, revise dates, and delete and add citations. The proposed amendment consists of substantive changes to Arkansas's regulations regarding: Subchapter AGeneral; Subchapter FAreas Unsuitable for Mining; Subchapter GSurface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations Permits and Coal Exploration Procedures Systems; Subchapter JBond and Insurance Requirements for Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations; Subchapter KState Program Performance Standards; Subchapter LState Program Inspection and Enforcement Procedures; Subchapter MTraining Programs for Blasters and Members of Blasting Crews, and Certification Programs for Blasters; and Subchapter R Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation. This document provides the times and locations that the Arkansas program, Arkansas plan, and this proposed amendment are available for your review; the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment; and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Eastern Lassen County, California, and Western Washoe County, Nevada
Document Number: 2012-22222
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that BLM-managed public lands in the area affected by the Rush Fire in eastern Lassen County, California, and western Washoe County, Nevada, are closed to public access because of dangers posed by the Rush Fire. Exempted from this closure are personnel and vehicles involved with fire suppression and resource protection and State, local and Federal officials involved with enforcement. This closure is necessary to protect public health and safety.
Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: 2012-22220
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing an application under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act to convey the federally owned mineral interests of 111.33 acres located in Maricopa County, Arizona, to the surface owner, Gavilan Peak Estates, LLC. Upon publication of this notice, the BLM is temporarily segregating the federally owned mineral interests in the land covered by the application from all forms of appropriation under the mining and mineral leasing laws for up to 2 years while the BLM processes the application.
Minerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees
Document Number: 2012-22217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This final rule amends the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mineral resources regulations to update some fees that cover the BLM's cost of processing certain documents relating to its minerals programs and some filing fees for mineral-related documents. These updated fees include those for actions such as lease renewals and mineral patent adjudications.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Scoping Meetings for Continued Operation of the Paradox Valley Unit, Montrose County, CO
Document Number: 2012-22176
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Bureau of Reclamation intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to identify and evaluate brine disposal alternatives to replace or supplement the existing Brine Injection Well No. 1 which has a projected remaining useful life of three to five years under current operations.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Gray Wolf in Wyoming From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of the Wyoming Wolf Population's Status as an Experimental Population
Document Number: 2012-21988
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The best scientific and commercial data available indicate that gray wolves (Canis lupus) in Wyoming are recovered and are no longer in need of protection as part of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Therefore, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), remove the gray wolf in Wyoming from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Wyoming's gray wolf population is stable, threats are sufficiently minimized, and a post-delisting monitoring and management framework has been developed. Therefore, this final rule returns management for this species to the appropriate State, Tribal, or Federal agencies; management in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges will continue to be guided by existing authorizing and management legislation and regulations. Finally, this action makes obsolete and removes the Yellowstone Experimental Population Area established in 1994 to facilitate reintroductions.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-22096
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2012-22070
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of the described lands were officially filed in the Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix, Arizona, on the dates indicated.
Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-22068
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
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), Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW179119, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-22026
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
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 Ellwood Exploration, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW179119 for land in Niobraba 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 WYW164771, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-22013
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
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 Source Energy, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW164771 for land in Park 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 Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Development for the White River Field Office in Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties, CO
Document Number: 2012-21939
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
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) Amendment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the White River Field Office (WRFO) and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-21936
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
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 Proposed Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA), and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland
Document Number: 2012-21955
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to 102 (2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS), Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland. As soon as practicable, the NPS will begin to implement the preferred alternative as contained in the Final GMP/EIS issued by the NPS on March 23, 2012, and summarized in the Record of Decision. Copies of the Record of Decision may be obtained from the contact listed below or online at the park's Web site (http:// www.nps.gov/hamp) or the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site (http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hamp).
Temporary Concession Contract for the Operation of Lodging, Food and Beverage and Retail Services in Canyon de Chelly National Mounument
Document Number: 2012-21937
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service intends to award a temporary concession contract to a qualified person for the conduct of certain visitor services within Canyon de Chelly National Mounument for a term not to exceed 3 years. The visitor services include lodging, food and beverage and retail.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease OKNM 119314, Oklahoma
Document Number: 2012-21934
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease OKNM 119314 from the lessee Jones Energy, Ltd., for lands in Woodward County, Oklahoma. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Minor Boundary Revision at Big Thicket National Preserve
Document Number: 2012-21925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Act of October 11, 1974 (Pub. L. 93- 439, 88 Stat. 1245), the boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve is modified to include 9 tracts of lands listed as follows: Tract 119-07, 123.07 acres; Tract 219-12, 6.45 acres; Tract 219- 13, 177.28 acres; Tract 221-15, 8.51 acres; Tract 221-16, 4.29 acres; Tract 224-16, 648.01 acres; Tract 225-20, 41.40 acres; Tract 227-04, 52.74 acres; and Tract 230-01, 1,141.87 acres; for a total of 2,203.62 acres. These lands are located in Hardin County, Polk County, and Tyler County, Texas, immediately adjacent to the existing boundary of Big Thicket National Preserve. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 175/106,913A dated August, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Intermountain Region Land Resources Program Center, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80225-0287 and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2012-13 Early Season
Document Number: 2012-21969
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This rule prescribes special early-season migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. This rule responds to tribal requests for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) recognition of tribal authority to regulate hunting under established guidelines. This rule allows the establishment of season bag limits and, thus, harvest, at levels compatible with populations and habitat conditions.
Alabama Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2012-21864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Alabama regulatory program (Alabama program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Alabama proposes revisions to its Program regarding revegetation success guidelines. Alabama intends to revise its program to improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Alabama program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Utah Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2012-21857
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Utah regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Utah program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Utah proposes revisions and additions of rules pertaining to ownership and control. Utah intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations. This document gives the times and locations that the Utah program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2012-21834
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
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, the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Dafter Parcel, as an Addition to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Document Number: 2012-21825
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 110.06 acres, more or less, to be added to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan.
Longworth Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail, Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Document Number: 2012-21823
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Scott and Rita Longworth for a 10-year incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The application addresses the potential for ``take'' of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail that is likely to occur incidental to the construction, maintenance, and occupation of a single-family residence on a legally created single-family zoned parcel in the unincorporated community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. The applicants would implement a conservation program to minimize and mitigate project activities that are likely to result in take of the Morro shoulderband snail as described in their plan. We invite comments from the public on the application, which includes the Longworth Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail. This proposed action has been determined to be eligible for a Categorical Exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA).
Proclaiming Certain Lands, Sugar Parcel Lands, as an Addition to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Document Number: 2012-21822
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 80.00 acres, more or less, to be added to the Bay Mills Indian Reservation for the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan.
Public Land Order No. 7796; Partial Withdrawal Revocation and Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction, Kirtland Air Force Base; New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-21800
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 995 insofar as it affects approximately 82.81 acres of public land reserved for military purposes on behalf of the United States Department of the Air Force for the portion now containing the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. The land is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was withdrawn. This order also transfers administrative jurisdiction to the Department of Energy to allow for a subsequent conveyance of the land in accordance with the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2012-21793
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
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 and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout as an Endangered or Threatened Species
Document Number: 2012-21745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a 90-day finding on a petition to list the Eagle Lake rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Based on our review, we find that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the Eagle Lake rainbow trout may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this notice, we are initiating a review of the status of the subspecies to determine if listing the Eagle Lake rainbow trout is warranted. To ensure that this status review is comprehensive, we are requesting scientific and commercial data and other information regarding this subspecies. Based on the status review, we will issue a 12-month finding on the petition, which will address whether the petitioned action is warranted, as provided in section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Franciscan Manzanita
Document Number: 2012-21744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 318 acres (129 hectares) are being proposed for designation as critical habitat. The proposed critical habitat is located in San Francisco County and City, California.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for Arctostaphylos franciscana
Document Number: 2012-21742
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), determine that Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan manzanita) meets the definition of an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This final rule implements the Federal protections provided by the Act for this species. We are simultaneously publishing a proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana in a separate Federal Register notice.
Call for Nominations for the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council, California
Document Number: 2012-21669
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting nominations from the public to fill three positions on the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council (MAC). MAC members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2012-21829
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the opening of an additional comment period on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2012-21828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule would implement an amended Record of Decision for the 2011 Winter Use Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and would govern winter visitation and certain recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park for the 2012-2013 winter season. The rule proposes to retain, for one additional year, the regulation and management framework that have been in place for the past three winter seasons (2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012). Specifically, the rule would retain provisions that require most recreational snowmobiles operating in the park to meet certain National Park Service air and sound emissions requirements; require snowmobiles and snowcoaches in Yellowstone to be accompanied by a commercial guide; set daily entry limits on the numbers of snowmobiles (up to 318) and snowcoaches (up to 78) that may enter the park; and prohibit traveling off designated oversnow routes.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; California
Document Number: 2012-21673
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget proposes to withdraw, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), approximately 6,737.42 acres of public lands from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect natural resources and recreation values associated with the congressionally designated Auburn Reservoir Site and Recreation Area. This notice temporarily segregates the land for up to 2 years from mining while various studies and analyses are made to support a final decision on the withdrawal application.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Modification and Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction; Montana
Document Number: 2012-21672
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget proposes to modify Public Land Order (PLO) No. 1843, on behalf of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to transfer administrative jurisdiction of 5.16 acres of National Forest System (NFS) land from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to the BLM. The BLM would be the primary agency with responsibility and liability for the uses and activities on the land.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0025
Document Number: 2012-21670
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information under the General Mining Law. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0025 to this information collection.