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

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Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2013-03670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On September 21, 2012, the National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') published a final rule amending its technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment, and the rule became effective on October 22, 2012. This document proposes an amendment to the regulatory text of the final rule to harmonize the charitable gaming exemptions in the Technical Standards and the Class II Minimum Internal Control Standards of NIGC regulations.
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2013-03669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to amend its minimum internal control standards for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to add standards for the drop and count and surveillance of kiosks.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule for the Polar Bear Under Section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act
Document Number: 2013-03136
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), amends it regulations which implement the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), to create a special rule under authority of section 4(d) of the ESA that provides measures that are necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), while also including appropriate prohibitions from section 9(a)(1) of the ESA.
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.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2013-03614
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes an extension of the gaming compact between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the State of South Dakota.
Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Habitat Conservation Plan for Incidental Take of 11 Species (8 Federally Listed) in 8 Texas Counties
Document Number: 2013-03431
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, make available the final environmental impact statement (EIS) and record of decision analyzing the impacts of the issuance of an incidental take permit for implementation of the final Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (EARIP) Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Our decision is to issue a 15-year incidental take permit to the EARIP for implementation of the preferred alternative (described below), which authorizes incidental take of animal species and impacts to plant species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The EARIP has agreed to implement avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures to offset impacts to these species, as described in their HCP.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
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 to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Document Number: 2013-03166
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). This meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements.
List of Allottees or Heirs Determined To Receive Monetary Compensation Under the White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act of 1985, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-03457
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pursuant to Section 8(c) of the White Earth Land Settlement Act of 1985 (the Act), Public Law 99-264 (100 Stat. 61), as amended this notice lists individuals whose whereabouts are unknown. Therefore as described in the Act undeliverable monetary compensation payments which have been determined to fall within the scope of sections 4(a), 4(b), or 5(c) of the Act are being published.
Notice of Public Meeting: Concessions Management Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-03455
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the 26th meeting of the Concessions Management Advisory Board (the Board) will be held as indicated below.
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-03440
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Huna Totem Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Sealaska Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Huna Totem Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Hoonah, Alaska, and are located in:
Alaska Native Claims Selection
Document Number: 2013-03439
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Chugach Alaska Corporation. The decision will approve conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq). The lands are located south of Tatitlek, Alaska, and contain 65.05 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times for four consecutive weeks in the Anchorage Daily News.
Notice of Meetings, Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-03425
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-14
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), Dominguez- Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council (Council) will meet as indicated below.
Wyoming Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03365
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are issuing a final decision on an amendment to the Wyoming regulatory program (the ``Wyoming program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Our decision approves in part and disapproves in part the amendment. Wyoming proposes revisions and additions to rules concerning noncoal mine waste, valid existing rights, and individual civil penalties. Wyoming revised its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations and SMCRA, clarify ambiguities, and improve operational efficiency.
Montana Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03065
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are issuing a final decision on an amendment to the Montana regulatory program (the Montana program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). We are not approving the amendment. Montana proposes changes to the Montana Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act (MSUMRA) that differentiate between coal beneficiation and coal preparation plants. Montana revised its program to clarify ambiguities and improve operational efficiency.
Indian Gaming
Document Number: 2013-03326
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the Approval of the Class III Tribal- State Gaming Compact between the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and the State of Montana.
Notice of Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands in Colorado: Public Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office, Arkansas River Travel Management Area in Chaffee, Custer, and Fremont Counties
Document Number: 2013-03299
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing supplementary rules to regulate conduct on public lands within the Arkansas River Travel Management Area (ARTMA) in Chaffee, Custer, and Fremont Counties, Colorado. These supplementary rules address decisions found in the Arkansas River Travel Management Plan (ARTMP). Travel management actions and changes to the off-highway vehicle (OHV) designations were detailed and analyzed in an Environmental Assessment (EA). The Royal Gorge Field Office (RGFO) signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on December 18, 2007. The BLM issued two Decision Records following the ARTMP EA: one on April 29, 2008, to amend OHV designations identified in the EA, and a second on May 21, 2008, to implement the travel management actions identified in the EA. The rules were published in the Federal Register as a proposal on July 23, 2010 and public comment was solicited. The Decision Records included revising travel regulations for the area including bicycle use, identifying shooting restrictions, and limiting an area to a certain vehicle type. These travel regulations are designed to provide for public health and safety and to protect natural resources within the ARTMA.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2013-03288
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Martin County, FL
Document Number: 2013-03287
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). SP Behavioral, LLC (the applicant) requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant anticipates taking about 2.99 acres of foraging, breeding, and sheltering habitat used by the Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay), Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon courais cooperii) (indigo snake), and gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), incidental to land preparation and for the construction of the Sandy Pines Residential Treatment Center Addition in Martin County, Florida. The applicant's HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the covered species.
Proposed Information Collection; Electronic Duck Stamp Program
Document Number: 2013-03286
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
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 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. 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Captive Wildlife Safety Act
Document Number: 2013-03283
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
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 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 August 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 Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Ukiah Field Office in Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino, Glenn, Colusa, Napa, Marin, Yolo and Solano Counties, CA
Document Number: 2013-03282
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ukiah Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is establishing final supplementary rules. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) identified and thoroughly analyzed the effects of land use limitations and restrictions, and specified that supplementary rules would be required for resource protection and visitor safety. Upon publication, these final supplementary rules will supersede the interim final supplementary rules that apply to public lands within the Ukiah Field Office's jurisdiction. The BLM has determined that these final supplementary rules are necessary to enhance visitor safety, protect natural resources, improve recreation opportunities, and protect public health. These rules do not impose or implement any land use limitations and restrictions other than those included within the Ukiah RMP.
Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife
Document Number: 2013-03280
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-13
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 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.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus
Document Number: 2013-03109
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), designate critical habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley milk-vetch) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. In total, approximately 9,603 acres (3,886 hectares) in the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County, California, fall within the boundaries of this critical habitat designation.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Jemez Mountains Salamander
Document Number: 2013-03111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
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 the September 12, 2012, proposed endangered status for the Jemez Mountains salamander and proposed designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We also announce the availability of a draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment of the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Jemez Mountains salamander, and an amended required determinations section of the proposal. We are proposing minor amendments to the proposed critical habitat units based on updated mapping data. In addition, we are proposing minor changes to clarify the primary constituent elements. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule, the associated draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment, the amended required determinations section, and the proposed changes to the primary constituent elements and critical habitat units described in this document. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule.
Utah Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2013-03054
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are approving an amendment to the Utah regulatory program (the ``Utah program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Utah proposed revisions to and additions of rules pertaining to Valid Existing Rights (VER). Utah revised its program to be consistent with the corresponding Federal regulations.
Tennessee Abandoned Mine Land Program
Document Number: 2013-03053
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
We are approving an amendment to the Tennessee Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Plan (AML Plan). A 2006 amendment to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act), authorized reinstitution of the Tennessee AML program as a minimum funded program state following the suspension of the AML Plan and program after Tennessee's regulatory program was withdrawn in 1984. Pursuant to the authority granted under the Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA), Section 59-8-324(m), Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), has revised the AML Plan to reflect statutory, regulatory, policy, procedural, and organizational changes that have occurred since 1984.
Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2013-03062
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC). Comprised of 31 nonfederal invasive species experts and stakeholders from across the nation, the purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council, as authorized by Executive Order 13112, on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause. The Council is co-chaired by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Secretary of Commerce. The duty of the Council is to provide national leadership regarding invasive species issues. Purpose of Meeting: The meeting will be held on March 7-8, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia, and will focus on the changing approaches to invasive species. The purpose of the meeting is to convene the full ISAC and consider strategies and methodologies for implementing performance elements outlined in the 2008-2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan. The meeting agenda is now available on the NISC Web site, www.invasivespecies .gov. Supplemental materials will be uploaded to the site on or before Friday, February 22, 2013. The full committee meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2013 and Friday, February 8, 2013 is open to the public. An orientation session will be held on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 for the 14 new ISAC members appointed by Secretary Ken Salazar on January 22, 2013. Note: There will be no committee business conducted during the orientation session, which is closed to the public.
Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2013-03050
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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.
Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2013-03048
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice announces the annual meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council. The agenda includes a presentation by Sally Snowman, 70th keeper of Boston Light, the election of officers, and a park update. Date/Time: March 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). Location: WilmerHale, 60 State Street, 26th floor, Boston, MA 02109.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) General Submission, Exhibitor, Annual Review, and Amendment Forms
Document Number: 2013-03046
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
We (National Park Service) have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. This collection will consist of four forms (General Submission, Exhibitor, Annual Review, and Amendment Forms) used by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (NPS IACUC/the Committee) to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), its regulations (AWAR), and the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) principles for projects involving the use of animals in research, teaching, and/or exhibition. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as a part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other federal agencies to comment on this ICR. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to, a collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey, North Carolina
Document Number: 2013-03041
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
On Thursday, January 3, 2013, there was published in the Federal Register, Volume 78, Number 318, on pages 318 through 319 a notice entitled ``Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey''. In said notice were plats of survey representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Qualla Indian Boundary, lands held in trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Swain County, in the State of North Carolina. This was accepted December 19, 2012. The official filing of the plat is hereby stayed, pending consideration of all protests.
Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2013-03040
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.
Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 227
Document Number: 2013-03039
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BOEM has prepared a ROD for oil and gas CPA Lease Sale 227 scheduled for March 20, 2013. CPA Lease Sale 227 is the first CPA lease sale in the 2012-2017 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The proposed lease sale is in the Gulf of Mexico's CPA off the States of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. In making its decision, BOEM considered alternatives to the proposed action and the potential impacts as presented in the Multisale FEIS and all comments received throughout the NEPA process. The Multisale FEIS evaluated the environmental and socioeconomic impacts for CPA Lease Sale 227.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Florida Power Corporation, Progress Energy Florida Inc., Lake County, FL
Document Number: 2013-03038
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Florida Power Corporation, Progress Energy Florida Inc. (applicant), for an incidental take permit (ITP). The applicant requests a 20-year ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We request public comment on the permit application (TE93592A-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.
Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-02983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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 (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits.
Notice of February 28, 2013, Teleconference Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-02967
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
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, that the National Park System Advisory Board will conduct a teleconference meeting on February 28, 2013. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person in Washington, DC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-02959
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information requests that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. OMB formerly approved this information collection request (ICR) under OMB Control Number 1010-0120. On March 6, 2011, OMB approved a new series number for ONRR and renumbered our ICRs. This ICR pertains to royalty and production reporting on solid minerals and geothermal leases on Federal and Indian lands. This ICR covers the paperwork requirements in the regulations under title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218. The title of this ICR is ``30 CFR Parts 1202, 1206, 1210, 1212, 1217, and 1218, Solid Minerals and Geothermal Resources.'' There are three forms associated with this information collection.
Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge; Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, and Sequoyah Counties, OK; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2013-02976
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
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 (Draft CCP) and an environmental assessment (EA) for Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), which is located within the approved acquisition area of Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, and Sequoyah Counties of Oklahoma, for public review and comment. The Draft CCP/EA describes our proposal for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years.