Department of the Interior November 13, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of the Desert Harvest Solar Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, Riverside County, CA and the Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2012-27627
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
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 California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Desert Harvest Solar Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meeting for the Proposed 20-Year Extension of the 2005 Mendota Pool Exchange Agreements, California
Document Number: 2012-27556
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation proposes to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 20- year extension (March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2034) of the existing 2005 Mendota Pool 10-year Exchange Agreements. The Mendota Pool 10-year Exchange Agreements that are currently in place span the years 2005 to 2014, and an extension of the agreements is necessary for Mendota Pool Group farmers to continue this exchange after 2014. The proposed extension would allow Mendota Pool Group farmers in the Mendota Pool area to continue to pump up to 26,250 acre-feet per year of groundwater of suitable quality into the Mendota Pool for exchange of up to 25,000 acre-feet per year Central Valley Project water delivered to the San Luis Canal for use by Mendota Pool Group farmers in the San Luis Canal service area of San Luis Water District and Westlands Water District when the existing agreements expire.
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama
Document Number: 2012-27526
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Bibb County, Alabama. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Native-American tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process.
Notice of Public Meeting Cancellation: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-27523
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council is cancelled.
Notice of Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Application To Withdraw Tribal Funds From Trust Status
Document Number: 2012-27521
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior, is announcing its intention to request renewal approval for the collection of information for Application to Withdraw Tribal Funds from Trust Status, OMB Control Number 1035-0003 . This collection request has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Restoration Design Energy Project and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments, Arizona; Correction
Document Number: 2012-27513
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice corrects acreages and information referenced in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of a notice that published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 26, 2012 (77 FR 65401). The correct acreages were presented and analyzed in the final Environmental Impact Statement. On page 65402, column 1, line 59 of the notice, which reads, ``approximately 298,400 acres of,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``approximately 266,100 acres of.'' On page 65402, column 2, line 7 of the notice, which reads, ``approximately 213,500 acres of BLM-,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``approximately 185,700 acres of BLM-.'' On page 65402, column 2, line 11 of the notice, which reads, ``by identifying approximately 106,800,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``by identifying approximately 82,500.'' On page 65402, column 2, line 17 of the notice, which reads, ``for 298,400 acres of potential REDAs to,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``for 266,100 acres of potential REDAs to.'' On page 65402, column 2, line 23 of the notice, which reads, ``adjustments by identifying about 25,500,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``adjustments by identifying about 21,700.'' On page 65402, column 2, line 32, which reads, ``Alternative 6 identifies about 222,800,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``Alternative 6 identifies about 192,100.'' On page 65402, column 2, line 59 of the notice, which reads, ``Alternative 6, with 222,800 acres of,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``Alternative 6, with 192,100 acres of.'' On page 65403, column 1, line 17 of the notice, which reads, ``defining the REDAs and general,'' is hereby corrected to read, ``defining the REDAs and the SEZ and general.''
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-27482
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-27405
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the BLM in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing their availability. Under the Proposed Plan, approximately 676,967 acres would be open for application for future leasing and development of oil shale, and approximately 129,567 acres would be open for potential tar sands leasing and development.