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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.
Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sale 233 and Central Planning Area (CPA) Lease Sale 231, Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: 2012-27519
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM has prepared a Draft Supplemental EIS for oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled in 2013 and 2014 in the WPA and CPA offshore the States of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This Draft Supplemental EIS updates the environmental and socioeconomic analyses for proposed WPA Lease Sale 233 and proposed CPA Lease Sale 231, which was completed in July 2012, as part of the 2012-2017 Multisale EIS. The 2012-2017 Multisale EIS covers planning areas in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: Western Planning Area Lease Sales 229, 233, 238, 246, and 248; and Central Planning Area Lease Sales 227, 231, 235, 241, and 247.
Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules on Public Land in Water Canyon, Humboldt County, NV
Document Number: 2012-27402
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing supplementary rules relating to camping, the discharge of firearms, and the use of motor vehicles, to protect public safety and resources on public land within the Water Canyon Recreation Area. These proposed supplementary rules would include limitations and restrictions included within the decisions of the Water Canyon Recreation Area Management Plan, Environmental Assessment (EA), Decision Record, and Cooperative Management Agreement approved August 15, 1997, and the Water Canyon Implementation Plan Amendment EA signed August 2005.
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting; Provisional Agenda; Announcement of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27385
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), will attend the sixteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP16) in Bangkok, Thailand, during March 3 to15, 2013. Currently, the United States is developing its negotiating positions on proposed resolutions, decisions, and amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), as well as other agenda items that have been submitted by other Party countries, the permanent CITES committees, and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP16. With this notice we announce the provisional agenda for CoP16, solicit your comments on the items on the provisional agenda, and announce a public meeting to discuss the items on the provisional agenda.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey; Mississippi
Document Number: 2012-27347
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Termination of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program; Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Translocation of Southern Sea Otters
Document Number: 2012-27310
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Translocation of Southern Sea Otters (final SEIS). The final SEIS evaluates options for continuing, revising, or terminating the southern sea otter translocation program, which was initiated in 1987. The purpose of the program was to achieve a primary recovery action for the southern sea otter: to create an established population at San Nicolas Island sufficient to repopulate other areas of the range should a catastrophic event affect the mainland population. The document describes the proposed action and alternatives under consideration and discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of each of the alternatives.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey; Maine
Document Number: 2012-27351
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
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-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Performance Review Board Appointments
Document Number: 2012-27316
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior
This notice provides the names of individuals who have been appointed to serve as members of the Department of the Interior SES Performance Review Board.
Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sealed-Bid Sale of Public Land in Clark County, NV
Document Number: 2012-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes to offer by competitive sealed-bid sale, one parcel of public land totaling approximately 12.5 acres in the Las Vegas Valley at not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV) of $520,000. The parcel will be offered pursuant to the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 (SNPLMA), Public Law 105-263, as amended. The sale will be subject to the applicable provisions of Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1713, and BLM land sale conveyance regulations at 43 CFR part 2710. If not sold, the parcel described in this notice may be identified for sale at a later date without further legal notice. Publication of this notice temporarily segregates the identified public lands to the extent that they will not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, for up to 2 years while.
Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Mesa County, CO
Document Number: 2012-27296
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure is in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office, Grand Junction, Colorado.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revisions to the Regulations for Impact Analyses of Critical Habitat
Document Number: 2012-27248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
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''), announce the reopening of the public comment period on our August 24, 2012, proposed rule 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). We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties additional time to review and comment on our proposed rule. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-27060
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
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 that the information collection request for its General provisions has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
Record of Decision for the Oil and Gas Management Plan, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River
Document Number: 2012-27167
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Oil and Gas Management Plan (Plan) for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River. On September 5, 2012, the Southeast Regional Director, approved the ROD for the plan. The ROD identifies Alternative C (Comprehensive Implementation of 9B Regulations, a New Management Framework for Plugging and Reclamation, and Establishment of Special Management Areas) as the NPS's selected action.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-27165
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of November 15, 2012, Meeting for Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27164
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the November 15, 2012, meeting of the Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Advisory Commission.
Texas Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2012-27086
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-06
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 Texas regulatory program (Texas program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposes revisions to its regulations regarding: definitions; review of permit applications; criteria for permit approval or denial; commission review of outstanding permits; challenge of ownership or control and applicant/ violator system procedures; identification of interests and compliance information; mining in previously mined areas; conditions of permits; revegetation standards; cessation orders; alternative enforcement; application approval and notice; permit revisions; permit renewals; transfer, assignment or sale of permit rights; and requirements for new permits for persons succeeding to rights granted under a permit. Texas intends to revise its program to be no less effective than the Federal regulations and improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Texas program and this 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.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Draft Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review
Document Number: 2012-27080
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Framework Agreement for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have prepared a Phase II Draft Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (DERP/ER) describing and proposing two additional early restoration projects intended to continue the process of restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on or about April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the DERP/ER and to seek written comments on the proposed restoration alternative presented in the DERP/ER.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2012-27064
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
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 dates indicated.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2012-27056
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
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 plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of a New System of Records
Document Number: 2012-26997
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Interior is issuing a public notice of its intent to create the Department of the Interior system of records titled, ``Donations Program Files.'' This system will assist the Department of the Interior in managing the Donations Program and facilitating the acceptance and solicitation of donations of money, real property, personal property, services, or other gifts by members of the public and organizations. This newly established system will be included in the Department of the Interior's inventory of Privacy Act records systems.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2012-26969
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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 dates indicated.
Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington
Document Number: 2012-26967
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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 State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2012-26943
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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, 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.
Migratory Bird Permits; Delegating Falconry Permitting Authority to Seven States
Document Number: 2012-26941
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The States of Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and North Dakota have requested that we delegate permitting for falconry to the State, as provided under our regulations. We have reviewed regulations and supporting materials provided by these States, and have concluded that their regulations comply with the Federal regulations. We change the falconry regulations accordingly.
Public Land Order No. 7805; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6952; WA
Document Number: 2012-26913
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the duration of the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6952 as corrected by Public Land Order No. 6962, for an additional 20-year period. The extension is necessary to continue protection of the tree improvement and forest research activities of the Peony, Pole Pick, and Frank Burge Seed Orchards, Washington, which would otherwise expire on November 11, 2012.
Final Environmental Impact Statement, Narrows Project, Sanpete County, Utah
Document Number: 2012-26912
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
We, the Bureau of Reclamation, announce the availability of the final environmental impact statement on the Narrows Project, a non- Federal dam and reservoir proposed by the Sanpete Water Conservancy District on Gooseberry Creek in Sanpete County, Utah.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council; Meetings
Document Number: 2012-26891
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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, 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 Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2012-26166
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Environmental Assessment for Potential Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Massachusetts
Document Number: 2012-26905
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) considering the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts and socioeconomic effects of issuing renewable energy leases and subsequent site characterization activities (geophysical, geotechnical, archaeological, and biological surveys needed to develop specific project proposals, which will be subject to subsequent environmental review, on those leases) in an identified Wind Energy Area (WEA) on the OCS offshore Massachusetts (MA). This EA also considers the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts associated with the approval of site assessment activities (including the installation and operation of meteorological towers and buoys) on the leases that may be issued. This EA does not consider issues related to possible later project development. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the EA for review and to solicit public comments on the EA. BOEM will conduct public information meetings on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Boston and New Bedford, Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, and Thursday, November 15, 2012, on Nantucket, in Massachusetts to explain the proposed activities and provide additional opportunities for public input on the EA. Details on the meeting locations and times, as well as the EA, can be found online at http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/Smart-from-the-S tart/ Index.aspx.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-26820
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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) Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council (MAC) will meet as indicated below.
Minor Boundary Revision at Minidoka National Historic Site
Document Number: 2012-26810
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of Minidoka National Historic Site is modified to include 88.51 acres of land identified as Tract 01-107, tax parcels numbered RP08S19E2300A and RP08S19E329001A. A conservation easement interest in the land will be donated to the United States. The land is located in Jerome County, Idaho, immediately adjacent to the current western boundary of Minidoka National Historic Site. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 194/114484 dated May 2012. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Columbia Cascades Land Resources Program Center, 168 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington 98104, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-26796
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cal Works Bldg., 2895 S 4th St, El Centro, CA 92243. There also will be a field trip on Friday, November 30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on BLM-administered lands. Field trip details will be posted on the DAC Web page, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/ en/info/rac/dac.html, when finalized. Agenda topics for the Saturday meeting will include a focus on cultural resource management, as well as updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District manager, five field office managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items will be posted on the DAC Web page listed above.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-26771
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the New Mexico State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-26736
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we will submit to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements for respondents to submit proposals and fulfill assistance reporting requirements for research in earthquake hazard assessments and earthquake occurrence under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-124, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et. seq. To submit a proposal, three standard OMB forms and a project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. This collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2013. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these forms.
Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Payments in Lieu of Taxes
Document Number: 2012-26732
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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 Budget, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior (DOI), announces that it has submitted a request for proposed extension of an information collection required by the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act (PILT) to the Office of Management and Budget and requests public comments on this submission.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; OR
Document Number: 2012-26700
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget proposes to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6963 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6963 withdrew 257.60 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws, to protect the natural values of the Florence Sand Dunes (FSD). This notice also amends the land description and acreage in PLO No. 6963 and gives an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.
Osage Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2012-26624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
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.
Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lake Andes, SD; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-26482
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that our draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and environmental assessment (EA) for the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex), which includes Lake Andes NWR (National Wildlife Refuge), Karl E. Mundt NWR, and Lake Andes Wetland Management District, is available for public review and comment. The draft CCP/EA describes how the Service intends to manage these units for the next 15 years.
Notice of Continuation of Concession Contract
Document Number: 2012-26466
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the terms of the listed concession contract, the National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposed to continue the concession contract listed below for a period not-to- exceed 1 year from the date of contract expiration.
Importation, Exportation, and Transportation of Wildlife; User Fee Exemption Program for Low-Risk Importations and Exportations
Document Number: 2012-26504
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The Service is changing the inspection fees required for imports and exports of wildlife by certain licensed businesses. Our regulations set forth the fees that are required to be paid at the time of inspection of imports and exports of wildlife. In 2009, we implemented a new user fee system intended to recover the costs of the compliance portion of the wildlife inspection program. Since that time, we have been made aware that we may have placed an undue economic burden on businesses that exclusively trade in small volumes of low- value, non-Federally protected wildlife parts and products. To address this issue, the Service is implementing a program that exempts certain businesses from the designated port base inspection fees as an interim measure while the Service reassesses its current user fee system.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Planning Area (WPA) Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 229
Document Number: 2012-26396
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, BOEM will open and publicly announce bids received for the blocks offered in the Western Planning Area (WPA) Sale 229, in accordance with provisions of the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA) (43 U.S.C. 1331-1356, as amended) and the regulations issued thereunder (30 CFR part 556). The Final Notice of Sale (NOS) 229 Package (Final NOS Package) contains information essential to potential bidders, and bidders are charged with the knowledge of the documents contained in that package. The Final NOS Package may be obtained from BOEM, as provided below.
Public Land Order No. 7804; Partial Revocation of a Secretarial Order Dated December 4, 1909; ID
Document Number: 2012-26352
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order partially revokes a withdrawal created by a Secretarial Order insofar as it affects 78.69 acres of National Forest System land withdrawn on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation for the Payette Boise Reclamation Project within the Boise National Forest. This order also opens the land to disposition under the Small Tracts Act.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Restoration Design Energy Project and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments, AZ
Document Number: 2012-26350
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality and the Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations implementing NEPA, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona State Office has prepared Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendments and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Restoration Design Energy Project (RDEP) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-26326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation
Document Number: 2012-26323
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee must be a traditional Indian religious leader. Nominations must include the following information: 1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must explain that he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader. 2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 3. A nomination must include the following information: a. The nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address; and b. The nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation
Document Number: 2012-26320
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and national scientific organizations. Nominations must include the following information: 1. The nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized on behalf of the identified national museum or scientific organization. 2. A nomination must include the following information: a. The nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address; and b. the nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Correction
Document Number: 2012-26319
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum's Laboratory of Human Osteology has corrected an inventory of human remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 13, 2011. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals in that inventory. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. 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: 2012-26316
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum's Laboratory of Human Osteology 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 of Anthropology. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.