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Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-20960
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, 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 Burke Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the tribe named below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Herrett Center for Arts and Science, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
Document Number: 2012-20959
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Herrett Center for Arts and Science, College of Southern Idaho, 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 object and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object may contact the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, College of Southern Idaho. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Alternatives Process in Hydropower Licensing
Document Number: 2012-20925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior is announcing its intention to request renewal approval for the collection of information for Alternatives Process in Hydropower Licensing. This collection request has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota
Document Number: 2012-20902
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
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 24, 2012.
Notice of Realty Action: Termination of Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classifications and Opening of Lands; Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-20895
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice terminates the existing classifications in their entirety or in part for public lands at three locations that were classified as suitable for lease/disposal under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act. Additionally, this notice opens these public lands to the operation of the public land laws generally, including the 1872 Mining Law. The classification termination and opening order will affect a total of 333.17 acres of public lands within Sublette County, Wyoming.
Notice of Temporary Restriction Order for Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, Boise County, ID
Document Number: 2012-20893
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This serves as notice of a sunset-to-sunrise recreational use restriction of Skinny Dipper Hot Springs is in effect on public lands administered by the Four Rivers Field Office, Bureau of Land Management.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Cameron to Milford-138 kV Transmission Line Project and Possible Amendment to the Cedar Beaver Garfield Antimony Resource Management Plan for the Cedar City Field Office, Cedar City, UT
Document Number: 2012-20892
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance 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) Cedar City Field Office, Cedar City, Utah, intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and possible Resource Management Plan (RMP) amendment and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Southern Oregon Historical Society, Medford, OR
Document Number: 2012-20885
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Southern Oregon Historical Society 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 Southern Oregon Historical Society. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP)
Document Number: 2012-20878
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
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) a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection (IC) for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP has two components: Educational (EDMAP) and State (STATEMAP). This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection which is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2012.
Outer Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Gas Lease Sales, Western Planning Area Lease Sale 233 and Central Planning Area Lease Sale 231
Document Number: 2012-20876
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Pursuant to the regulations implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA, on July 9, 2012, BOEM announced its intent to prepare a Supplemental EIS for proposed Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sale 233 and Central Planning Area (CPA) Lease Sale 231 (WPA/CPA Supplemental EIS) (77 FR 40380). Due to a BOEM email address incorrectly noted in the July 9, 2012, Federal Register notice and out of an abundance of caution to ensure that BOEM receives all scoping comments, BOEM is reopening the scoping comment period.
The Great Lakes Islands National Wildlife Refuges in Michigan and Wisconsin
Document Number: 2012-20847
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
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 the Great Lakes Islands National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) for public review and comment. The group of five national wildlife refuges includes Gravel Island and Green Bay National Wildlife Refuges, Door County, Wisconsin; Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chippewa County, Michigan; Huron National Wildlife Refuge, Marquette County, Michigan; and Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Charlevoix, Arenac, and Alpena Counties, Michigan. In this draft CCP/EA we describe how we propose to manage these refuges for the next 15 years.
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Humboldt County and Washoe County, NV; Lake County, OR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-20843
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan and environmental impact statement (CCP/EIS) for Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). In the final CCP/EIS, we describe how we propose to manage the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pokagon Band Tribal Village Fee-to-Trust Acquisition and Casino Project in the City of South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN
Document Number: 2012-20833
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in cooperation with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Tribe), intends to gather the information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the conveyance into trust of 164.22 acres of land currently held by the Tribe in the City of South Bend, Indiana. The purpose of the proposed action is to help create a tribal land base and to meet the Tribe's economic development needs in Indiana. The Tribe is federally recognized, but does not currently have a federally protected reservation or have land that is held in trust for the Tribe by the United States in the State of Indiana. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives, and content for inclusion in the EIS.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-20815
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revisions to the Regulations for Impact Analyses of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-20438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (collectively referred to as the ``Services'' or ``we''), propose to revise our regulations pertaining to impact analyses conducted for designations of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). These changes are being proposed as directed by the President's February 28, 2012, memorandum, which directed us to take prompt steps to revise our regulations to provide that the economic analysis be completed and made available for public comment at the time of publication of a proposed rule to designate critical habitat.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Beech Ridge Energy
Document Number: 2012-20223
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an application for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) and the associated Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) from Beech Ridge Energy, LLC, as well as the Service's draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for public review and comment. We provide this notice to (1) seek public comments on the proposed HCP; (2) seek public comments on the draft EIS; and (3) advise other Federal and State agencies, affected Tribes, and the public of our intent to prepare a final EIS.
30-Day Extension of Call for Nominations for the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-20793
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
On July 27, 2012, the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) published a request for nominees to be submitted by August 27, 2012. This Federal Register Notice extends the original nomination deadline by 30 days.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2012-20727
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
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 (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, PR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-20724
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
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 Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Boquer[oacute]n, Puerto Rico. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge, PR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-20723
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
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 Laguna Cartagena National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Lajas, Puerto Rico. In the final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
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.
Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Matagorda, and Wharton Counties, TX; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment; Correction
Document Number: 2012-20611
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On August 15, 2012, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, published a notice announcing the availability of a draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and an environmental assessment (EA) for public review and comment. The draft CCP/EA describes our proposal for managing the Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex for the next 15 years. In that notice, we gave an incorrect comment-period end date. We are now republishing the notice with the correct date. If you already submitted a comment, you need not resubmit it.
Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for the Northern Spotted Owl, Skamania, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties, WA, and Hood River and Wasco Counties, OR
Document Number: 2012-20479
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
SDS Company LLC (SDS) and the Broughton Lumber Company (BLC), hereafter referred to as the applicants, have applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The permit application includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) and a draft Implementing Agreement (IA). Pursuant to the Service's responsibility to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the application package also includes a draft Environmental Assessment (EA). The Service invites the public to review and comment on the draft SHA, the draft IA, and draft EA.
Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada
Document Number: 2012-20477
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group
Document Number: 2012-20366
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) affords stakeholders the opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River (California) restoration efforts to the Trinity Management Council (TMC). The TMC interprets and recommends policy, coordinates and reviews management actions, and provides organizational budget oversight. This notice announces a TAMWG meeting, which is open to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2012-20364
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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 application for a permit to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits.
Agency Information Collection Activities: 30-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-20361
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 ICR which is an extension of a currently approved collection of information (OMB 1024-0144). We may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2012-20360
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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) Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council (EWRAC) will meet as indicated below.
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Jasper County, IA
Document Number: 2012-20359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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 Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge, NWR) for public review and comment. In this draft CCP/EA we describe how we propose to manage the refuge for the next 15 years.
60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
Document Number: 2012-20358
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this IC. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Water Delivery and Electric Service Data for the Operation of Irrigation and Power Projects and Systems
Document Number: 2012-20341
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Acting Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for Electrical Service Application, 25 CFR part 175, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0021 and Water Request, 25 CFR part 171, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0141. Both of these information collections expire December 31, 2012.
Special Purpose Permit Application; Hawaii-Based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2012-20327
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of a final environmental assessment (FEA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) in our analysis of permitting actions in response to an application under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, as amended, from the Pacific Islands Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Department of Commerce. NMFS applied for a permit for the incidental take of migratory birds in the operation of the Hawaii-based shallow-set longline fishery, which targets swordfish. After evaluating several alternatives in a draft environmental assessment (DEA), we have determined that issuing a permit will not result in significant impacts to the human environment.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-20299
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Jaguar
Document Number: 2012-19950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to designate critical habitat for the jaguar (Panthera onca) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, we propose to designate as critical habitat approximately 339,220 hectares (838,232 acres) in Pima, Santa Cruz, and Cochise Counties, Arizona, and Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Habitat Conservation Plan for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline's Gulf Coast Project in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2012-20349
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the draft Environmental Assessment and draft Habitat Conservation Plan for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline's (Keystone) Gulf Coast Project in Oklahoma, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Keystone has applied for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act, that would authorize incidental take of the American burying beetle.
Notice of Filing of Plats
Document Number: 2012-20221
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
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 plat listed below. The plat will be available for viewing at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2012-20219
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
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) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lost Creek Uranium In Situ Recovery Project in Sweetwater County, WY
Document Number: 2012-20175
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lost Creek Uranium In Situ Recovery (ISR) Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Status for the Gierisch Mallow and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-20086
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list as endangered the Gierisch mallow and propose critical habitat for the species under the Endangered Species Act. This action is being taken as the result of a court-approved settlement agreement. These are proposed regulations, and if finalized, the effect of these regulations will be to add the species to the List of Endangered or Threatened Plants and to designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations
Document Number: 2012-20078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter Service or we) is proposing to establish the 2012-13 late-season hunting regulations for certain migratory game birds. We annually prescribe frameworks, or outer limits, for dates and times when hunting may occur and the number of birds that may be taken and possessed in late seasons. These frameworks are necessary to allow State selections of seasons and limits and to allow recreational harvest at levels compatible with population and habitat conditions.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-19837
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
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 request approval to continue the collection of information for our petition process for designation of Federal lands as unsuitable for all or certain types of surface coal mining operations and for termination of previous designations. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029-0098.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-19836
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
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 approval to continue the collection of information for the contractor eligibility, and the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Contractor Information form. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029-0119.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2012-20176
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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.
Proclaiming Certain Lands as an Addition to and Becoming a Part of the Laguna Reservation for the Pueblo of Laguna, NM
Document Number: 2012-20145
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 8,353.0683 acres, more or less, as an addition to and becoming a part of the Pueblo of Laguna Indian Reservation for the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico.
Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2012-13 Season
Document Number: 2012-20072
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereinafter, Service or we) proposes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2012-13 migratory bird hunting season.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for Six West Texas Aquatic Invertebrate Species and Designation of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-19829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list as endangered and propose critical habitat for six west Texas aquatic invertebrate species under the Endangered Species Act. These actions are being taken as the result of a court-approved settlement agreement. 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.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; AK
Document Number: 2012-20036
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 7032 for an additional 20-year period. PLO No. 7032 withdrew approximately 2,560 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including location and entry, under the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the archaeological, historical, and cultural resource integrity of the Paleoindian site known as Mesa Site. This notice gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed withdrawal extension and to request a public meeting.