Department of the Interior February 1, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a General Conservation Plan for the American Burying Beetle for Pipelines and Well Field Development in Oklahoma and Texas
Document Number: 2013-02256
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we intend to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the impacts of, and alternatives to, the proposed General Conservation Plan (GCP) for incidental take of the federally listed American burying beetle (ABB) resulting from activities associated with construction, maintenance, operation, and repair of oil and gas pipelines, and related well field activities. Individual oil and gas companies would apply for an Endangered Species Act 10(a)(1)(B) permit and agree to implement the approved GCP. A GCP is a conservation plan suitable for the needs of a local area where the NEPA requirements and permit issuance criteria are met. After approval of the GCP, individuals apply for a permit for incidental take associated with activities covered in the GCP and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the GCP. We notice these permit applications and request comments from the public.
Boundary Revision of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Document Number: 2013-02177
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 3(f)(2)(B) of the Act of November 29, 1999 (Pub. L. 106-115, 113 Stat. 1540-1543), the boundary of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota is modified to include two parcels containing approximately 28.65 acres of unimproved land more specifically identified below. The property is owned by the United States of America and presently administered by the United States Forest Service. Through a General Management Plan dated July 2, 2009, the National Park Service determined that these parcels are the appropriate location for a visitor facility and administrative site. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 406/80,011A, dated January 14, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Midwest Region Land Resources Program Center, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102; National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240; and at the Office for the Superintendent, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, 21208 SD Hwy. 240, Philip, South Dakota 57567. The legal descriptions of the two land parcels being included within Minuteman Missile National Historic Site are as follows: All that certain parcel of land situated in Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 18 East, and Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 19 East, of the Black Hills Meridian, Jackson County, South Dakota, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 19 East; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 1619.93 feet along the West section line of said Section 30 to the point of beginning; thence S87[deg]58'04''E, 1189.70 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 466.70 feet; thence N87[deg]58'04''W, 466.70 feet; thence N2[deg]01'56''E, 366.70 feet; thence N87[deg]58'04''W, 723.00 feet to a point on the section line between Sections 25 and 30, being 1719.93 feet south of the northeast corner of Section 25; thence N87[deg]58'04''W, 33.00 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 350.07 feet; thence N88[deg]05'47''W, 67.00 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 570.00 feet to a point on the quarter section line; thence N88[deg]05'47''W, 558.00 feet along said quarter section line; thence N2[deg]01'56''E, 1334.45 feet; thence S88[deg]05'47''E, 625.00 feet; thence S2[deg]01'56''W, 314.38 feet; thence S87[deg]58'04''E, 33.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said Parcel contains 25.00 acres more or less. ALSO All that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 2 South, Range 18 East, of the Black Hills Meridian, in Jackson County, South Dakota, described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Section 15; thence S88[deg]54'52''E, along the north line of said NW \1/4\ of the NW \1/4\ of Section 15, a distance of 292.60 feet; thence S01[deg]01'56''W a distance of 542.90 feet; thence N88[deg]54'52''W a distance of 292.60 feet to the west line of said NW \1/4\ of the NW \1/ 4\; thence N01[deg]01'56''E, along said west line, a distance of 542.90 feet to the point of beginning. Said Parcel contains 3.65 acres more or less.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2013-02174
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
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.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA
Document Number: 2013-02158
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Spokane Tribe of Indians (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the City of Airway Heights (City), Spokane County, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of the Air force (Air Force) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Spokane Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of Airway Heights, Spokane County, Washington, and that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
Document Number: 2013-01997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates (final plan/EIS) at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The final plan/EIS will provide a park-wide framework to systematically guide non-native ungulate management activities in a manner that supports long-term ecosystem protection, supports natural ecosystem recovery and provides desirable conditions for active ecosystem restoration, and supports protection and preservation of cultural resources.