Department of the Interior February 19, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Alabama Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03776
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are approving an amendment to the Alabama regulatory program (Alabama program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Alabama proposed revisions to its Program regarding revegetation success standards. Alabama intends to revise its program to improve operational efficiency.
Texas Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03775
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are approving an amendment to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposed revisions to its regulations regarding: definitions; responsibilities; identification of interests and compliance information (surface and underground mining); identification of interests; mining in previously mined areas; 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; revegetation standards of success (surface and underground mining); responsibility: general; alternative enforcement; cessation orders; conditions of permit environment; application approval and notice; permit revisions; permit renewals: completed application; transfer, assignment or sale of permit rights: obtaining approval; 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 corresponding Federal regulations, to clarify ambiguities, and to improve operational efficiency.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Alta East Wind Project, Kern County, CA, and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2013-03695
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
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 a Proposed California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alta East Wind Project (Project), and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 2013-03660
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Rochester Museum & Science Center, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items listed meet the definition of sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2013-03655
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Grand Rapids Public Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
Document Number: 2013-03654
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Binghamton University, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that a cultural item meets the definition of sacred object and repatriation to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural item may contact Binghamton University.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-03649
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum) has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Burke Museum. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2013-03632
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Grand Rapids Public Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: National Guard Bureau/A7AN, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD
Document Number: 2013-03631
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a likely cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, MD. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-03629
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Burke Museum acting on behalf of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Springerville, AZ, and the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-03627
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests and the Field Museum of Natural History have completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Pennsylvania Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are reopening the public comment period on the proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania regulatory program (the ``Pennsylvania program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act) published on February 7, 2011. In response to a required program amendment codified in the Federal regulations, Pennsylvania submitted information that it believes demonstrates that sufficient funds exist to guarantee coverage of the full cost of land reclamation at all sites originally permitted and bonded under its now- defunct alternative bonding system. Pennsylvania requested that the program amendment be removed based on the information provided. The comment period is being reopened to incorporate subsequent information that we received from Pennsylvania regarding one permit involving land reclamation obligations. This document gives the times and locations that the Pennsylvania program and this submittal are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.