Department of the Interior February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, KY; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Land Protection Plan, and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2013-04639
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP)/land protection plan (LPP), and finding of no significant impact for the environmental assessment for Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Graves, Marshall, and McCracken Counties, Kentucky. In the final CCP/LPP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years.
Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-04635
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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.
Information Collection: Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
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 notifying the public that we have submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This ICR concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under ``Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf.'' This notice provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of this collection.
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat
Document Number: 2013-04573
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, 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 3-14, 2013. This notice announces the availability of tentative U.S. negotiating positions on amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals), draft resolutions and decisions, and agenda items submitted by other countries and the CITES Secretariat for consideration at CoP16.
Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Shenandoah National Park
Document Number: 2013-04549
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (CWD Management Plan/EIS) for Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Action is needed at this time prevent the establishment of CWD in the white- tailed deer population of Shenandoah National Park and, should the disease become established, to slow the spread of the disease. To ensure that all significant issues are identified and considered, all interested parties are invited to comment on the proposed scope of the project, the purpose, need, and objectives of the plan, and draft alternatives.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Clark County, NV, and Mohave County, AZ
Document Number: 2013-04538
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Draft EIS identifies and analyzes three alternatives, as follows. Alternative 1 Continue Current Management Trends (no action alternative) reflects current management direction and serves as a baseline for comparison with the other alternatives. Existing facilities would be retained with minimal changes. Alternative 2 Implement Previous Planning Proposals would implement previous planning proposals that separate day use and marina facilities, maintain the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. Alternative 3 Enhance Visitor Experience and Park Operations (agency-preferred alternative) would enhance day-use opportunities, upgrade and expand the type of overnight facilities, and provide flood mitigation. The Draft EIS also evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the alternatives, including potential impacts to native plant communities and soils, wildlife, threatened, endangered, and special status species; floodplains; archeological resources; historic structures; cultural landscape; ethnographic resources; visitor use, experience, and safety; park operations; and socioeconomic environment.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities
Document Number: 2013-04537
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) 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 March 31, 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.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Proposed Mining Plan of Operations
Document Number: 2013-04530
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the Act of September 28, 1976, 16 U.S.C. 1902, and in accordance with the provisions of 36 C.F.R. 9.17, notice is hereby given that Thomas and Kathryn Lamal have filed a proposed plan of operations to conduct a mining operation on lands embracing the Shamrock (AA026813) and Tony M (AA026810) unpatented placer claims within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Public Availability: This plan of operations is available for inspection during normal business hours at the following locations:
Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2013-04504
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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) Mojave- Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold three meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2013. The meetings are open to the public.
Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule
Document Number: 2013-04500
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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 Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada
Document Number: 2013-04499
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold two meetings in Nevada in fiscal year 2013. The meetings are open to the public.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-04490
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-04489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), that a teleconference meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. on April 9, 2013, at the following location. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC, or may participate via teleconference.
Notice of Availability of the Colorado Plateau Rapid Ecoregional Assessment
Document Number: 2013-04343
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This notice announces the availability of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) first Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) covering land in four western states. The Colorado Plateau REA includes parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. It has an area of 32,387 square miles and includes all or portions of 16 BLM field offices.
Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan
Document Number: 2013-04406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
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 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) Final Integrated Activity Plan (IAP). The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, signed the ROD on February 21, 2013. The ROD constitutes the final decision of the Department on the plan and is effective immediately.
Wyoming Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-04376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Wyoming program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Wyoming proposes both revisions of and additions to its coal rules and regulations concerning ownership and control, adds a provision concerning variable topsoil depths during reclamation, and addresses four deficiencies that were identified by OSM during the review of a previous program amendment (WY-038-FOR; Docket ID No. OSM- 2009-0012). Wyoming intends to revise its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency. This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming program and 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.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-04373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
OSM announces receipt of a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or the ``Act''). Pennsylvania's proposed amendment consists of the addition of new definitions and revisions to Pennsylvania's regulations on the use of the Coal Refuse Disposal Control Fund (``CRDCF'') and permit and reclamation fees. This document provides the times and locations that the Pennsylvania program and proposed amendment are available for public inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the public hearing procedures if a hearing is requested.
Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land in Marquette County, Michigan
Document Number: 2013-04351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Northeastern States Field Office, proposes to offer for sale a 0.82-acre parcel of public land in Marquette County, Michigan. The sale will be subject to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations. The BLM proposes to conduct the sale using sealed bid modified competitive procedures pursuant to BLM regulations.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Everglades National Park, Florida
Document Number: 2013-04342
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(a)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the General Management Plan (GMP) and East Everglades Wilderness Study (EEWS) for Everglades National Park (park). After it is finalized, the GMP/EEWS will guide the management of the park over the next 20+ years. The last comprehensive planning effort for the Park was completed in 1979. Patterns and types of visitor use have changed, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was approved, and in 1989 the East Everglades Addition of approximately 109,600 acres was added to the park to protect and restore the Northeast Shark River Slough. Recent studies have enhanced the understanding of resources, resource threats, and visitor use in the Park. The GMP will provide updated management direction for the entire park. The EEWS provides a forum for evaluating lands within the East Everglades Addition for possible recommendation to Congress for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement, Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project, El Dorado County, California
Document Number: 2013-04334
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment the draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS/EIS) for the Upper Truckee River Restoration and Marsh Restoration Project (Project). The California Tahoe Conservancy and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the other lead agencies for the Project, made the EIR/EIS/EIS available to the public on February 8, 2013.
Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Requirements; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04297
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 Subpart K, Oil and Gas Production Requirements. This notice also provides the public a second opportunity to comment on the revised paperwork burden of these regulatory requirements.
Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan, Arizona
Document Number: 2013-04259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Ironwood Forest National Monument (IFNM), located in portions of Pima and Pinal counties, northwest of Tucson, Arizona. The IFNM was established by Presidential Proclamation on June 9, 2000, for the protection of the significant cultural, biological, geological, and natural resources. These resources were identified as Monument objects in the Proclamation. The Arizona State Director signed the ROD on February 19, 2013, which constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0120
Document Number: 2013-04249
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 the Nomination and Request for Payment Form for OSM's Technical Training Courses, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB, and assigned control number 1029-0120. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0057
Document Number: 2013-04241
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 Reclamation on Private Land, has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB and assigned control number 1029-0057. This information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost.
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits
Document Number: 2013-04240
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2013-04239
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-04225
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
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 or threatened species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activities. The Act and the National Environmental Policy Act also require that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-04219
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is inviting comments on an information collection request (ICR) that we have sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Information Collection, which is summarized below, describes the nature and the estimated burden of the collection. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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. This collection is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2013.
Timing Requirements for the Submission of a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or General Activities Plan (GAP) for a Renewable Energy Project on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: 2013-03992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This proposed rule would amend the timing requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or General Activities Plan (GAP) pursuant to the regulations governing renewable energy and alternate uses of existing facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Under this proposed rule, all OCS renewable energy leases and grants will have a preliminary term of 12 months in which a lessee or grantee must submit a SAP or a GAP. BOEM is taking this action because the current regulations provide timing requirements for submission of SAPs and GAPs that have proven to be impractical.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilderness Stewardship Plan, Olympic National Park, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason County, WA
Document Number: 2013-04129
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
In accordance with Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190) Olympic National Park is initiating the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process required to inform consideration of alternative strategies for the future management of the Olympic Wilderness. In November 1988, Congress designated about 95% (876,669 acres) of park lands as the Olympic Wilderness. Through this planning process a Wilderness Stewardship Plan (WSP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be developed to provide guidance and direction to meet the requirements of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and 2006 NPS Management Policies, as well as to implement actions identified in the park's 2008 General Management Plan (GMP). This process will include identifying and analyzing a range of alternatives for achieving wilderness stewardship objectives and conducting wilderness eligibility studies for areas identified in the GMP Record of Decision (2008). The WSP will identify standards, conditions, and thresholds to preserve wilderness character, protect cultural and natural resources, and adhere to legally mandated management and preservation requirements.
Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park
Document Number: 2013-04124
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for a Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, located in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee Meetings (FY2013)
Document Number: 2013-04121
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior
This notice announces a schedule of upcoming meetings for the Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee.
Proposed Information Collection; Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance Program
Document Number: 2013-04119
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service, NPS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 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 October 31, 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.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2013-04105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 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.
Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado
Document Number: 2013-04104
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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 official filing of the survey plats listed below. The plats will be available for viewing at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application
Document Number: 2013-04094
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
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.
Jennings Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail, Community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Document Number: 2013-04046
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received an application from Andrew A. Jennings for a 10-year incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The application addresses the potential for ``take'' of the federally endangered Morro shoulderband snail (= banded dune snail; Helminthoglypta walkeriana) that is likely to occur incidental to the construction, maintenance, and occupation of a single-family residence on an existing legal single-family-zoned parcel in the unincorporated community of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California. The applicants would implement a conservation program to minimize and mitigate project activities that are likely to result in take of the Morro shoulderband snail as described in their plan. We invite comments from the public on the application package that includes the Jennings Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Morro Shoulderband Snail. This proposed action has been determined to be eligible for a Categorical Exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA).
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lander Field Office Planning Area, WY
Document Number: 2013-03991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP)/final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Lander, Wyoming, Field Office and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Bicycling
Document Number: 2013-04047
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule designates the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail currently under construction within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a route for bicycle use. The approximately 27-mile-long trail will generally parallel major state highways and offer visitors safe, non-motorized access to the park. National Park Service general regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate new routes for bicycle use outside developed areas or off park roads.
Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2013 Season
Document Number: 2013-03999
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) is establishing migratory bird subsistence harvest regulations in Alaska for the 2013 season. These regulations enable the continuation of customary and traditional subsistence uses of migratory birds in Alaska and prescribe regional information on when and where the harvesting of birds may occur. These regulations were developed under a co-management process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and Alaska Native representatives. The rulemaking is necessary because the regulations governing the subsistence harvest of migratory birds in Alaska are subject to annual review. This rulemaking establishes region-specific regulations that go into effect on April 2, 2013, and expire on August 31, 2013.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region
Document Number: 2013-03994
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM, in accordance with Federal regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs). These documents were prepared during the period October 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, for oil, gas, and mineral-related activities that were proposed in the Gulf of Mexico, and are more specifically described in the Supplementary Information Section of this notice.
Public Land Order No. 7808; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6965; AK
Document Number: 2013-03989
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6965 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to allow the continued protection of the U.S. Forest Service research natural area within the Tongass National Forest, which would otherwise expire on April 14, 2013. The land has been and will remain open to mineral leasing.
Public Land Order No. 7809; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Settler's Grove of Ancient Cedars Botanical and Recreation Area; ID
Document Number: 2013-03987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
This order withdraws 183.46 acres of National Forest System land from location and entry under the United States mining laws for a period of 20 years to protect one of the few remaining stands of old- growth western red cedar trees in the Settler's Grove of Ancient Cedars Botanical and Recreation Area within the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-03960
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
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 our Permanent Regulatory Program RequirementsStandards for Certification of Blasters, has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB and assigned control number 1029-0080. This information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Three Foreign Macaw Species
Document Number: 2013-03880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the reopening of the public comment period on two proposed rules: one to list the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), and one to list the military macaw (Ara militaris) and great green macaw (Ara ambiguus) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Both rules were published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2012. We are reopening the comment periods to allow all interested parties an opportunity to provide additional comments on these proposed rules and to submit information on the status of the species. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-03916
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior published a document in the Federal Register of February 11, 2013, concerning a notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee. The document contained incorrect dates. This document corrects those errors.
Notice of March 12, 2013 Meeting for Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-03864
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the first meeting of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee.
Meeting Notice for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2013-03863
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces a schedule of upcoming meetings for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (NHP) Federal Advisory Commission.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in San Mateo County, CA
Document Number: 2013-03810
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hollister Field Office, proposes to sell two separate parcels of public land totaling approximately 80 acres in San Mateo County, California. The public lands would be sold to the Sempervirens Fund, a California Nonprofit Corporation, for the appraised fair market value. The total appraised value of both parcels is $870,000.
Kentucky Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
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 Kentucky regulatory program (``the Kentucky program'') for surface coal mining and reclamation operations under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Kentucky has revised its bonding regulations to satisfy, in part, the concerns included in a letter from OSM dated May 1, 2012, regarding bonding inadequacies. On May 4, 2012, Kentucky adopted the revisions as emergency regulations to avoid possible loss of its authority to enforce the part of the Kentucky program that pertains to establishment of reclamation bond amounts. Also on May 4, 2012, identical proposed revisions started the normal review process in Kentucky for changes to administrative regulations. On September 28, 2012, the Department for Natural Resources (DNR), which is a part of Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC), submitted to OSM the administrative bonding regulations as proposed amendments to its approved permanent regulatory program.