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Tehachapi Uplands Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan; Kern County, CA; Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2012-26169
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability for public review of a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Tehachapi Uplands Multiple Species habitat Conservation Plan (TU MSHCP), and Implementing Agreement (IA), related to an application by Tejon Ranchcorp (Tejon or applicant) for an Incidental Take Permit (ITP or permit) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (Act). The final documents reflect changes made to the 2011 Supplemental Draft EIS and TU MSHCP/IA resulting from comments received during the 90-day public comment period. Responses to comments from the 2011 comment period are included in the EIS. This notice provides an opportunity for the public to review the final documents and responses to comments. The proposed 50-year ITP would authorize incidental take of 27 species associated with plan-wide activities and limited development activities on portions of Tejon Ranch.
Proposed Information Collection; Alaska Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest Household Survey
Document Number: 2012-26262
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew approval for the information collection (IC) 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 IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013. 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.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Wolf-Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program
Document Number: 2012-26261
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. 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.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Bald Eagle Post-delisting Monitoring
Document Number: 2012-26260
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2012. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Randall County, TX; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-26083
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
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 an environmental assessment (EA) for the Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge, NWR), located approximately 30 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas, for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/EA describes our proposal for managing the refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales
Document Number: 2012-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 556.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any of the other following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding period November 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013. This List of Restricted Joint Bidders will cover the period November 1, 2012 thru April 30, 2013, and replace the prior list published on April 26, 2012; which covered the period of May 1, 2012, to October 31, 2012.
Notice of Utah's Recreation Resource Advisory Council Conference Call Meeting
Document Number: 2012-26063
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the Utah Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RecRAC) will host a conference call meeting regarding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office's proposed changes to the recreational permitting system for Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, a Possible Land Use Plan Amendment, and a Public Lands Segregation for the Proposed Soda Mountain Solar Project, CA
Document Number: 2012-26046
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
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), together with San Bernardino County, intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which may include an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, for the Soda Mountain Solar Project (Project). By this notice, the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues related to the EIS/Plan Amendment (PA).
Information Collection Activities: Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-25971
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are notifying the public that we have submitted to OMB an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR part 203, Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Minor Boundary Revision at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Document Number: 2012-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
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 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is modified to include an additional 13.75 acres of land identified as Tract 11-109. The tract, also known as the Model Airplane Field, is located on the west side of Moccasin Bend Road in Hamilton County, Tennessee, across the Tennessee River from downtown Chattanooga. Three sides of the property are contiguous to the current boundary of the park. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 301/ 112,683 dated February 2012. 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 30303, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Filing of Plats of Survey: California
Document Number: 2012-25950
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The plats of survey of lands described below are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management California State Office, Sacramento, California, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, Liberty County, TX; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-25942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. 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 (EA) for the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage this Refuge for the next 15 years.
Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans
Document Number: 2012-25933
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The following Water Management Plans are available for review: Orange Vale Water District City of Folsom Santa Clara Water Valley Water District El Dorado Irrigation District Lower Tule River Irrigation District City of Roseville East Bay Municipal Utility District Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District Fair Oaks Water District Pixley Irrigation District Porterville Irrigation District To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have each developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the Plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation's preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy is invited at this time.
Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform
Document Number: 2012-25916
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary is announcing that the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission) will hold a public webinar meeting on November 7, 2012. The objectives of the meeting are to attend to Commission operations as needed and report on outreach activities, review and discuss revised draft documents to-date and take public comments on the drafts, and review and discuss agenda for December 6-7, 2012 public Commission meeting. The Secretarial Commission's charter requires the Commission to provide well-reasoned and factually-based recommendations for potential improvements to the existing management and administration of the trust administration system. The Commission is committed to early public engagement and welcomes your participation in these important meetings.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico
Document Number: 2012-25900
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
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.
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Washington and Yamhill Counties, OR, Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-25676
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
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 and environmental assessment (Draft CCP/EA) for the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/ EA describes our proposal for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Temporary Closure of Public Lands in Custer County, ID
Document Number: 2012-25854
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure to motorized travel and human entry is in effect on public lands administered by the Challis Field Office, Idaho Falls District, Bureau of Land Management.
Land Acquisitions: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Document Number: 2012-25811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) accepted the transfer of approximately 163.48 acres from the Director, Real Property Division, Atlanta Regional Office, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), without reimbursement, to be held in trust for the benefit and use of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Choctaw Reservation, Mississippi (Tribe). This notice announces that the Secretary took the approximately 162.48 acres into trust for the Tribe on the dates set forth in this notice.
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment and Notice of Public Hearing for the Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., Federal Coal Lease Application, COC-74813
Document Number: 2012-25781
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal coal management regulations, the Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., Federal Coal Lease-By-Application (LBA) Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for public review and comment. The United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the EA, Fair Market Value (FMV), and Maximum Economic Recovery (MER) of the coal resources for Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., COC-74813.
State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25779
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
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), Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix, Arizona, as indicated below.
Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2012-25776
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified.
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Document Number: 2012-25730
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-25729
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241), the trail consists of ``a series of water routes extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. This meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register via email at Christine_Lucero@nps.gov or telephone: (757) 258-8914. For those wishing to make comments, please provide a written summary of your comments prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Official for the Advisory Council is John Maounis, Superintendent, Captain John Smith National Historic Trail, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
Notice of Availability of the Draft West Eugene Wetlands Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Oregon
Document Number: 2012-25624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
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) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Revision of Critical Habitat for the Comal Springs Dryopid Beetle, Comal Springs Riffle Beetle, and Peck's Cave Amphipod
Document Number: 2012-25578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to revise designation of critical habitat for the Comal Springs dryopid beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis), Comal Springs riffle beetle (Heterelmis comalensis), and Peck's cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In total, approximately 169 acres (68 hectares) are being proposed for revised critical habitat. The proposed revision of critical habitat is located in Comal and Hays Counties, Texas.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-25705
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
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 November 19, 2012.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-25627
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
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 that enables the BLM to monitor compliance with timber export restrictions. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0058 to this information collection.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2012-25610
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
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.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notification of a Public Meeting for the East Fork Elk Winter Range; WY
Document Number: 2012-25594
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
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. 6960, as corrected by PLO No. 6980, for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6960 withdrew 10,535.30 acres of public mineral estate from location or entry under the United States mining laws, to protect the East Fork Elk Winter Range and elk natural feeding grounds in Fremont County. This notice gives an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed withdrawal extension and announces the date, time, and location of a public meeting.
Notice of Intent To Amend the Cascade Resource Management Plan (RMP) and the Kuna and Bruneau Management Framework Plans (MFP) for the Bruneau, Four Rivers Field Offices in Idaho and the Associated Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-25593
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Office, Boise, Idaho, intends to prepare Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Management Framework Plan (MFP) amendments with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Bruneau and Four Rivers Field Offices and by this notice announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.. The amendments would clarify the subset of lands, designated as eligible or potentially eligible for disposal, that meet FLPMA's Section 203 sale criteria. The BLM Boise District Office will also analyze approximately 1,600 acres of public land, currently identified as Category I (retention), for reclassification as suitable for sale under FLPMA Section 203, exchange or Recreation and Public Purpose patent. This reclassification could result in a net benefit to BLM programs and aid in blocking up State and Federal management units. The BLM will apply Section 203 criteria to determine whether the parcels will be considered eligible for disposal through sale or through exchange or Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act conveyance or leases.
Notice of Proposed Withdrawal of Public Land for the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir Modification Project Recreation Site and Opportunity for a Public Meeting; WY
Document Number: 2012-25592
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Reclamation (BR) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy, Management and Budget to withdraw 32.56 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, and entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, for protection of recreational facilities constructed in connection with the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir Modification Project near Cody, Wyoming. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the application and to request a public meeting.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2012-25573
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
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.
Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects
Document Number: 2012-25477
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) owns or has an interest in irrigation projects located on or associated with various Indian reservations throughout the United States. We are required to establish irrigation assessment rates to recover the costs to administer, operate, maintain, and rehabilitate these projects. We request your comments on the proposed rate adjustments.
Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line, Appalachian National Scenic Trail; Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River
Document Number: 2012-25457
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Northeast Regional Director, National Park Service (NPS), signed a Record of Decision (ROD) on October 1, 2012, granting construction and right-of-way permits to PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (applicant) for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to pass through the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River. The ROD is based on the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) which was released for a 30-day no action period beginning on September 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2012. The ROD describes the selected alternative; other alternatives considered; the basis for the decision to grant the permit requested by the applicant; and mitigation measures. The ROD is not the final agency action for those elements of the decision that require the issuance of a permit or additional ROW. Final agency action to implement the decision will occur when a permit and ROWs incorporating these terms are completed and issued to the applicant.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing 15 Species on Hawaii Island as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 3 Species
Document Number: 2012-24550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list 15 species on the Hawaiian island of Hawaii as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), and to designate critical habitat for 1 of these species. For the remaining 14 species that we are proposing to list in this rule, we find that critical habitat is not determinable at this time. We also propose to designate critical habitat for two plant species that were listed as endangered species in 1986 and 1994. The proposed critical habitat designation totals 18,766 acres (ac) (7,597 hectares (ha)), and includes both occupied and unoccupied habitat. Approximately 55 percent of the area being proposed as critical habitat is already designated as critical habitat for 42 plants and the Blackburn's sphinx moth (Manduca blackburni). In addition, we propose a taxonomic change for one endangered plant species.
Notice of Meeting, National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-25415
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will meet at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule
Document Number: 2012-25402
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona
Document Number: 2012-25385
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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 Availability of the Record of Decision for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project and Approved Visual Resource Management Plan Amendment for Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, Carbon County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-25384
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project and Approved Plan Amendment to the Rawlins Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Visual Resource Management (VRM), the applicable plan for the project site and the surrounding areas located in the Rawlins Field Office. The Secretary of the Interior signed the ROD on October 9, 2012, which constitutes the final decision of the Department.
Huron Wetland Management District, Madison Wetland Management District, and Sand Lake Wetland Management District, SD; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2012-25337
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. 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 (EA) involving Huron, Madison, and Sand Lake Wetland Management Districts (Districts). In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage these three Districts for the next 15 years.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-25290
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) is notifying the public that we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an information collection request (ICR) to renew approval of the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1210 and 1212. There are three forms associated with this information collection. This notice also provides the public with a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Cumberland Darter, Rush Darter, Yellowcheek Darter, Chucky Madtom, and Laurel Dace
Document Number: 2012-24468
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate critical habitat for the Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae), rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), yellowcheek darter (Etheostoma moorei), Chucky madtom (Noturus crypticus), and laurel dace (Chrosomus saylori) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In total, approximately 86 river kilometers (rkm) (54 river miles (rmi)) are being designated as critical habitat for the Cumberland darter, 44 rkm (27 rmi) and 12 hectares (ha) (29 acres (ac)) for the rush darter, 164 rkm (102 rmi) for the yellowcheek darter, 32 rkm (20 rmi) for the Chucky madtom, and 42 rkm (26 rmi) for the laurel dace. The effect of this regulation is to conserve the five species' habitat under the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Neosho Mucket, Threatened Status for the Rabbitsfoot, and Designation of Critical Habitat for Both Species
Document Number: 2012-24151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to list the Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana), a freshwater mussel, as endangered and rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica), a freshwater mussel, as threatened under the Endangered Species Act; and propose to designate critical habitat for both species. This rule fulfills our obligation under a settlement agreement. The effect of this regulation is to conserve the Neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot and their habitats under the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Primax Properties, LLC, Lake County, FL
Document Number: 2012-25299
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Primax Properties, LLC (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP). The applicant requests a 5-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request public comment on the permit application (TE83714A-0) and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low- effect screening form, which are also available for review.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; South Dakota
Document Number: 2012-25297
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
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 November 14, 2012.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana
Document Number: 2012-25296
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
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 November 14, 2012.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Proposed Silver State Solar South Project in Clark County Near Primm, NV
Document Number: 2012-25288
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for the proposed Silver State Solar South Project located on public lands east of Primm, Nevada, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-25287
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from applicants for a land patent under the Color-of-Title Act. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0029.