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

Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0024
Document Number: 2013-28644
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 its intention to request renewed approval for the collection of information for the Procedures and Criteria for Approval or Disapproval of State Program Submissions.
Notice of Realty Action: Direct Sale of Public Land in Graham County, AZ
Document Number: 2013-28617
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Safford Field Office (SFO), is considering a noncompetitive direct sale of approximately 15 acres of public land in Graham County, Arizona, to Gilligan and Blanca Bowman (proponents) for not less than the appraised fair market value (FMV).
Meeting Announcement: North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Document Number: 2013-28585
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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.
Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28509
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) will meet on December 11, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held via web conference and teleconference. The NGAC, which is composed of representatives from governmental, private sector, non-profit, and academic organizations, has been established to advise the Chair of the Federal Geographic Data Committee on management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16. Topics to be addressed at the meeting include:
Notice of Availability of the Draft Joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment for the Proposed Soda Mountain Solar Project, San Bernardino County, CA
Document Number: 2013-28506
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 Draft Joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment for the Soda Mountain Solar Project (Project), San Bernardino County, California, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Riverside County, California
Document Number: 2013-28444
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 City of San Jacinto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' (Tribe) proposed fee-to-trust acquisition and hotel/casino project to be located in Riverside County, California. This notice also announces that the FEIS is now available for public review.
Utah Resource Advisory Council/Recreation Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call
Document Number: 2013-28470
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC)/Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) will host a meeting/conference call.
Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call
Document Number: 2013-28465
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will host a meeting/conference call.
Gateway West Project Subcommittee of the Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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) Gateway West Project Subcommittee of the Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold meetings as indicated below.
Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform
Document Number: 2013-28440
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior is renewing the Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform.
Notice to Terminate the Environmental Impact Statement on a Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve General Management Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2013-28367
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating the Wilderness Study and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a General Management Plan Amendment (GMPA) for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. The NPS published a notice of intent to prepare an EIS on a GMPA/Wilderness Study EIS for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in the Federal Register (75 FR 4413) on January 27, 2010. Public scoping occurred in the spring of 2010, a preliminary alternatives newsletter was distributed to the public in the fall of 2010, and a Wilderness Study newsletter was sent to the public in the winter of 2011. One of the key areas of focus for the EIS was a Wilderness Study for lands in the preserve that are presently identified as eligible but that have not been proposed for wilderness designation. Under the enabling legislation, Section 201 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), Congress provided for a right-of-way across the Kobuk Unit of the preserve for access to an adjacent mining district (ANILCA Section 201(4)(b)-(e)). In 2011, the State of Alaska, at the request of a project proponent, began preliminary field studies in preparation for the application for a right-of-way. If a complete application is received, the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Transportation will jointly agree on the route for issuance of a right-of-way, after completion of an environmental and economic analysis prepared in lieu of an EIS which would otherwise be required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Funding by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to study the feasibility of a road has accelerated the schedule for potentially filing a right-of-way application. Due to the possibility that a right-of-way application may be filed, the NPS decided to defer the Wilderness Study and complete the GMPA with an environmental assessment. The GMPA will include a wilderness stewardship plan and update the GMP to reflect current planning standards, including zoning, capacity, and desired conditions for management. The alternatives under consideration in the GMPA do not include any new facilities or substantial staffing changes, and are not expected to have significant impacts on the human environment.
Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking; Rescheduled Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28329
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking (Council). This meeting is being rescheduled from October 21, 2013.
Notice of Availability of the Oregon Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-28295
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
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 Oregon Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan (LUP) Amendments and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Oregon Sub-Region and, by this notice, is announcing the opening of the comment period.
Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey
Document Number: 2013-28292
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-28291
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L.93-320) (Act) to receive reports and advise Federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below. The meeting of the Council is open to the public.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of Status Review of Arctic Grayling in the Upper Missouri River System
Document Number: 2013-28171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), announce the initiation of a status review of the Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) upper Missouri River system distinct population segment (DPS). We conduct status reviews to determine whether the entity meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Act. Following this status review, we will issue a proposed listing rule or a not warranted finding for the Arctic grayling upper Missouri River system DPS. Through this document, we encourage all interested parties to provide us information regarding the Arctic grayling in the upper Missouri River basin.
Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform
Document Number: 2013-28236
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary
The Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform (the Commission) will hold a public webinar meeting on December 10, 2013. Because of delays from the Federal government shutdown, the Commission report and recommendations will be discussed and voted on during the December 10 public webinar, and time will be allowed to take public comments.
Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-28215
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
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. 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. The purpose of a meeting via teleconference, in lieu of physical travel, on Thursday, December 12, 2013 is to convene the full Advisory Committee to discuss consideration, modification and adoption of an ISAC position paper on utilizing harvest incentives to control invasive species. Members of the public are welcome to participate by accessing the teleconference. Those in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area may visit the NISC headquarters, where the teleconference will be accessed in the conference room (see address below.) Call-in number and access code will be provided upon request by calling 202-208-5978.
Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-28201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Place, 3500 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501. The Council will conduct an open work planning meeting on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No field trip is scheduled for this meeting agenda. Meeting details will be posted on the DAC Web page, http:// www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html, when finalized. Agenda topics for the Saturday meeting will include updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District manager, five field office managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items will be posted on the DAC Web page listed above.
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge; West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment; Correction
Document Number: 2013-28187
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On October 22, 2013, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We provided this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Native American Tribes, and the public of our intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. However, we made an error in the end date we gave for public comments. This notice corrects that date error.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-28172
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status and Designation of Critical Habitat for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod); Delay of Effective Dates
Document Number: 2013-28146
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This document delays for an additional 4 weeks the effective date of two rules to conserve Eriogonum codium (Umtanum desert buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs bladderpod). Both rules had an effective date of November 22, 2013. We are taking this action to allow time for us to address additional public comments received on the rules.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pan Mine Project, White Pine County, NV
Document Number: 2013-28123
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance 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) Egan Field Office, Ely, Nevada, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pan Mine Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Notice of Meeting, Committee for the Preservation of the White House
Document Number: 2013-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
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 1-16) that a meeting of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House will be held at the White House at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit
Document Number: 2013-27976
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
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 applications to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. With some exceptions, Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
Document Number: 2013-27391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
In this Candidate Notice of Review (CNOR), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), present an updated list of plant and animal species native to the United States that we regard as candidates for or have proposed for addition to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. Identification of candidate species can assist environmental planning efforts by providing advance notice of potential listings, allowing landowners and resource managers to alleviate threats and thereby possibly remove the need to list species as endangered or threatened. Even if we subsequently list a candidate species, the early notice provided here could result in more options for species management and recovery by prompting candidate conservation measures to alleviate threats to the species. The CNOR summarizes the status and threats that we evaluated in order to determine that species qualify as candidates and to assign a listing priority number (LPN) to each species or to determine that species should be removed from candidate status. Additional material that we relied on is available in the Species Assessment and Listing Priority Assignment Forms (species assessment forms) for each candidate species. Overall, this CNOR recognizes no new candidates, changes the LPN for three candidates, and removes three species from candidate status. Combined with other decisions for individual species that were published separately from this CNOR in the past year, the current number of species that are candidates for listing is 146. This document also includes our findings on resubmitted petitions and describes our progress in revising the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists) during the period October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. We request additional status information that may be available for the 146 candidate species identified in this CNOR.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Ruby Pipeline Project in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2013-28030
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ruby Pipeline Project (Project) and by this notice is announcing their availability.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-27931
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information from those who wish to participate in the exploration, development, production, and utilization of geothermal resources on BLM-managed public lands, and on lands managed by other Federal agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004-0132.
Notice of Public Meeting, Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico
Document Number: 2013-27922
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Temporary Closure to Recreational and Target Shooting on Public Lands at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, CO
Document Number: 2013-27848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Notice is hereby given that a temporary closure to Recreational Shooting is in effect on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gunnison Field Office.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-27841
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:
Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Assessment for the San Luis Resource Area, CO
Document Number: 2013-27835
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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) San Luis Valley Field Office prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) with an associated Environmental Assessment (EA) for the San Luis Resource Area and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period.
Filing of Plats of Survey; NV
Document Number: 2013-27821
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
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; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Jemez Mountains Salamander
Document Number: 2013-27736
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, designate critical habitat for the Jemez Mountains salamander (Plethodon neomexicanus) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act), as amended. In total, we are designating as critical habitat for this species approximately 90,716 acres (36,711 hectares) in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico. The effect of this regulation is to conserve the Jemez Mountains salamander's habitat under the Act.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2013-27720
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Review of the Vicuña in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Document Number: 2013-27584
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are initiating a 5-year review under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of the vicu[ntilde]a. A 5-year review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting submission of information that has become available since the last review of the species.
Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27565
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
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 1-16, and Part 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, that a meeting of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m. on December 17, 2013, in Washington, DC. The meeting will continue beginning at 9:00 a.m. on December 18, 2013.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-27581
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information from participants in the oil and gas leasing program within the National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPRA). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0196 to this information collection.
Renewal of Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-27579
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites public comments on, and plans to request approval to continue, the collection of information on the purchases of crude helium by Federal helium suppliers from the BLM and the amount of refined helium supplied by them to Federal agencies and their contractors. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has assigned control number 1004-0179 to this information collection.
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan, Biscayne National Park, Florida
Document Number: 2013-27578
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(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 a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan (Supplemental Draft EIS) for Biscayne National Park (Park), Florida. The Supplemental Draft EIS describes and analyzes two new alternatives that have been developed since the 2011 release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ General Management Plan (Draft EIS). A new NPS preferred alternative has been proposed that incorporates various management prescriptions to ensure protection and enjoyment of the Park's resources, while providing access for visitors.
Information Collection Activities: Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27532
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns a renewal to the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 Part 291, Open and Nondiscriminatory Access to Oil and Gas Pipelines Under the OCS Lands Act.
Information Collection Activities: General; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-27531
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of the Interior
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is inviting comments on a collection of information that we will resubmit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The resubmission of this information collection request (ICR) is necessary to include a form that we developed to clarify and facilitate submission of certain voluntary paperwork requirements in the regulations under Subpart A, General. The new form is BSEE-0011 and entails no additional information collection burden to that already approved by OMB for the Subpart A regulations.
Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission
Document Number: 2013-27500
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
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.
Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group; Public Meeting and Teleconference
Document Number: 2013-27499
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting and teleconference meeting of the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG).
Draft Long Range Transportation Plan for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands in the Midwest Region
Document Number: 2013-27433
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft long range transportation plan for public review and comment. The Draft Long Range Transportation Plan outlines a strategy for improving and maintaining transportation assets that provide access to Service-managed lands in the Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) over the next 20 years.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Stateline Solar Farm and Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2013-27416
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
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 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Stateline Solar Farm Project (SSFP) and by this notice is announcing its availability.
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, Orange County, CA; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2013-27405
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). In the CCP, we describe how we will manage the Refuge for the next 15 years.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer of Property and Subsequent Development of a Resort/Hotel and Ancillary Facilities in the City of Taunton, Massachusetts and Tribal Government Facilities in the Town of Mashpee, Massachusetts by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Document Number: 2013-27374
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs as lead agency, with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, serving as a cooperating agency, intends to file a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the Tribe's application for the conveyance into trust of title to lands located in Mashpee and Taunton, Massachusetts, for the benefit of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. This notice also announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that public hearings will be held to receive comments on the DEIS.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Alaska OCS Region, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 237 (Lease Sale 237)
Document Number: 2013-27308
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
This Notice informs readers that BOEM is extending the deadline for submitting responses to the Call for Information and Nominations (``Call'') for Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 237. The Call was initially published as docket number 2013-23670 and amended docket number 2013-24053 with a November 18, 2013 comment deadline. Pursuant to this Notice, all responses to the Call must now be received no later than December 3, 2013. The Call is the initial step in the pre-lease process for Oil and Gas Lease Sale 237 in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area, tentatively scheduled to be held in 2016, as included in the OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2012-2017. The purpose of the Call is to obtain nominations and information on oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development that might result from an OCS oil and gas lease sale for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Technical Corrections for Kirtland's Warbler
Document Number: 2013-27297
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the revised taxonomy of Dendroica kirtlandii (Kirtland's warbler) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). We are revising the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to reflect the scientifically accepted taxonomy and nomenclature of this species. We revise the scientific name of the species as follows: Setophaga kirtlandii (= D. kirtlandii).