Department of the Interior January 4, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued
Document Number: 2012-31681
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
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 February 28, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
Notice of the Joint Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31679
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
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) Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (RAC), Southwest RAC, and Front Range RAC will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Availability of the Final General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, WI
Document Number: 2012-31678
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/ EIS) for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains in Cross Plains, Wisconsin.
Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore New York, Request for Interest
Document Number: 2012-31654
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The purpose of this public notice is to: (1) Describe the proposal submitted to BOEM by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to acquire an OCS wind lease; (2) solicit public input regarding the proposal, its potential environmental consequences, and the use of the area in which the proposed project would be located; and (3) solicit submissions of indications of competitive interest for a commercial lease for wind energy development on the OCS offshore New York for the area identified in this notice. On September 8, 2011, BOEM received an unsolicited request from NYPA for a commercial wind lease on the OCS offshore New York. NYPA submitted its request on behalf of the ``Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative,'' a public-private entity consisting of NYPA, the Long Island Power Authority, and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. The Collaborative's goal is to develop the proposed project to supply the Long Island and New York City region with renewable energy, consistent with New York State's and the City of New York's renewable energy initiatives. NYPA's proposed project, the ``Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project'', is designed to generate at least 350 megawatts (MW) of electricity from offshore wind resources, with the ability to expand generation capacity to as much as 700 MW. The project would be located approximately 11 nautical miles (nmi) south of Long Beach, New York, in water depths ranging from 60 to 120 feet. NYPA's unsolicited lease request, and an amendment filed on June 20, 2012, can be viewed at: http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy- Program/State-Activities/New-York.aspx. This request for interest is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act, as amended by section 388 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR 585.231(b). Subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act requires that OCS renewable energy leases, easements, and rights- of-way be issued ``on a competitive basis unless the Secretary determines after public notice of a proposed lease, easement, or right- of-way that there is no competitive interest.'' This request for interest provides such public notice for the proposed lease area requested by NYPA and invites the submission of indications of competitive interest. BOEM will consider the responses to this public notice to determine whether competitive interest exists for the area requested by NYPA, as required by 43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3). Parties wishing to obtain a lease for the area requested by NYPA should submit detailed and specific information as described in the section entitled, ``Required Indication of Interest Information.'' This announcement also requests that interested and affected parties comment and provide information about site conditions and multiple uses within the area identified in this notice that would be relevant to the proposed project or its impacts. A detailed description of the proposed lease area can be found in the section of this notice entitled, ``Description of the Area.''
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW172559, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-31610
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Nautilus Oil & Gas Company, LLC, for competitive oil and gas lease WYW172559 for land in Uinta County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Vantage-Pomona Heights 230kV Transmission Line Project in Yakima, Grant, Benton, and Kittitas Counties, WA
Document Number: 2012-31609
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Vantage- Pomona Heights 230kV Transmission Line Project and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW161782, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-31608
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Carpenter & Sons, Inc., for competitive oil and gas lease WYW161782 for land in Carbon County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW172987, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-31607
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Tyler Rockies Exploration, Ltd., for competitive oil and gas lease WYW172987 for lands in Converse and Natrona County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW164452, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-31604
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Hunt Oil Company for competitive oil and gas lease WYW164452 for land in Natrona County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW145615, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-31603
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Meagher O&G Properties, Inc., for competitive oil and gas lease WYW145615 for land in Johnson County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.
Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW164393, Wyoming
Document Number: 2012-31601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Linc Energy (Wyoming), Inc., for competitive oil and gas lease WYW164393 for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.