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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1596
November 28-December 2, 2011


Below is the weekly list of Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior. This list includes items appearing in the Federal Register during the week of November 28-December 2, 2011. If you have any questions or wish to receive full-text copies of any of the items on this list, please contact the Department of the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815, e-mail at Library@nbc.gov, or in person or by mail at 1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151, Washington, DC 20240.


NOVEMBER 28, 2011

1. 76 FR 72891, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224, [Docket No. 111025652-1657-01] RIN 0648-XA798, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: 90-day petition finding, request for information, and initiation of status review.

2. 76 FR 72968, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Statement of Findings: Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Settlement Act of 2008, ACTION: Notice.

3. 76 FR 72968, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-N249; 96300-1671-0000-P5], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

4. 76 FR 72969, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Fort Sill Apache Indian Tribe, ACTION: Notice of Reservation Proclamation.

5. 76 FR 72969, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUT980300-L12100000-PH0000-24-1A], Call for Nominations for the Utah Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice.

6. 76 FR 72970, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA 942000 L57000000 BX0000], Filing of Plats of Survey: California, ACTION: Notice.

7. 76 FR 72970, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L98200000-BJ0000-LXCSMT010000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.

8. 76 FR 72971, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCOF03003L12200000.FU0000], Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Alamosa County, CO, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

9. 76 FR 72972, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC09000.L58790000.EU0000.LXSS008B0000; CACA 50168], Notice of Realty Action: Competitive Sale of Public Land in Santa Clara County, CA, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.

10. 76 FR 72972, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0035, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


NOVEMBER 29, 2011

11. 76 FR 73513, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 110207103-1113-01] RIN 0648-AY65, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revisions to Pacific Cod Fishing in the Parallel Fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, ACTION: Final rule.

12. 76 FR 73618, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP11-161-000], Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Northeast Upgrade Project.

13. 76 FR 73655, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Probate Codes, ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

14. 76 FR 73656, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Probate of Indian Estates, ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

15. 76 FR 73657, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14862-A, F-14862-A2; LLAK965000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.

16. 76 FR 73657, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CO200-LLCOF00000-L16520000-XX0000], Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

17. 76 FR 73658, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMA010000 L10200000.EE0000], Reopening the Call for Nominations for the Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice.

18. 76 FR 73658, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN, ACTION: Notice.

19. 76 FR 73660, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA and the Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, ACTION: Notice.

20. 76 FR 73663, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA, ACTION: Notice.

21. 76 FR 73664, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA, ACTION: Notice.

22. 76 FR 73665, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN, ACTION: Notice.

23. 76 FR 73666, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA, ACTION: Notice.

24. 76 FR 73667, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA and the Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA, ACTION: Notice.

25. 76 FR 73670, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology, Ann Arbor, MI, ACTION: Notice.

26. 76 FR 73673, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1111-8856; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.

27. 76 FR 73674, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation, Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning, ACTION: Notice of change.

28. 76 FR 73674, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation, Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, ACTION: Notice.

29. 76 FR 73691, Notices, MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION, [MCC FR 11-12], Notice of Entering Into a Compact With the Republic of Indonesia, ACTION: Notice.

30. 76 FR 73721, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket No. 50-410; NRC-2010-0117], Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, LLC, Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit No. 2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level.

31. 76 FR 73784, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), 25 CFR Part 162, [Docket ID BIA-2011-0001] RIN 1076-AE73, Residential, Business, and Wind and Solar Resource Leases on Indian Land, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.

32. 76 FR 73912, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 229, [Docket No. 110207104-1536-02] RIN 0648-BA76, List of Fisheries for 2012, Part V, ACTION: Final rule.

33. 76 FR 73956, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R01-OAR-2010-1043; A-1-FRL-9496-5], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Regional Haze, Part VI, ACTION: Proposed rule.


NOVEMBER 30, 2011

34. 76 FR 74003, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 635, [Docket No. 090508897-1635-03] RIN 0648-AX85, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Adjustments to the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General and Harpoon Category Regulations, ACTION: Final rule.

35. 76 FR 74018, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2011-0096; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX38, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), ACTION: Proposed rule.

36. 76 FR 74069, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Central Utah Project Completion Act; Finding of No Significant Impact Associated With the Environmental Assessment for Block Notice 1A Heber Sub-Area Agricultural Water to Municipal Industrial Water Conversion, ACTION: Notice of availability.

37. 76 FR 74070, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2011-N246; FXES11130300000F3-123-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Species; Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

38. 76 FR 74072, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2011-N235; 10120-1112-0000-F2], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Kaheawa Pastures Wind Energy Generation Facility, Maui County, HI, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

39. 76 FR 74073, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO956000.L14200000 BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats; Colorado.

40. 76 FR 74074, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation, Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Windy Gap Firming Project, Colorado, ACTION: Notice of availability.


DECEMBER 1, 2011

41. 76 FR 74670, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 15 CFR Part 902 50 CFR Parts 679 and 680, [Docket No. 100107012-1689-03] RIN 0648-AY53, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod Allocations in the Gulf of Alaska; Amendment 83, ACTION: Final rule.

42. 76 FR 74777, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Protected Areas Center External Review, ACTION: Request for public comment.

43. 76 FR 74778, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA850 [File No. 16439], Endangered Species, ACTION: Issuance of permit.

44. 76 FR 74781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP11-523-000], Sawgrass Storage LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Sawgrass Storage Project.

45. 76 FR 74804, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, Reopening the Comment Period for the Klamath Facilities Removal Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report, ACTION: Notice.

46. 76 FR 74805, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-ES-2011-N248; [50120-1112-0000-F2], Draft Environmental Assessment, Incidental Take Plan, and Application for an Incidental Take Permit; Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Statewide Furbearer Trapping Program; Correction, ACTION: Notice of availability; announcement of public meeting.

47. 76 FR 74805, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AKA01300.L14100000.ES0000; AA-092370, and AA-092371], Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Tenakee Springs, AK, ACTION: Notice of realty action.

48. 76 FR 74806, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation, Adjustment of the Amount of an Administrative Costs Assessment, ACTION: Notice.

49. 76 FR 74832, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-247 and 50-286; NRC-2011-0278], Entergy Nuclear Indian Point Unit 2, LLC; Entergy Nuclear Indian Point Unit 3, LLC; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units Nos. 2 and 3; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.

50. 76 FR 74854, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 40 CFR Parts 85, 86, and 600 49 CFR Parts 523, 531, 533, 536, and 537, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0799; FRL-9495-2; NHTSA-2010-0131] RIN 2060-AQ54; RIN 2127-AK79, 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.


DECEMBER 2, 2011

51. 76 FR 75488, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 622 and 640, [Docket No. 100305126-1576-04] RIN 0648-AY72, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Amendment 10, ACTION: Final rule.

52. 76 FR 75492, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 635, [Docket No. 110520295-1659-02] RIN 0648-BA64, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems, ACTION: Final rule.

53. 76 FR 75525, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA808, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Central Pacific Ocean, November, 2011 Through January, 2012, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization.

54. 76 FR 75539, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Department of the Army (DA) United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Everglades Planning Project, Okeechobee, Glades, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, FL, ACTION: Notice of intent.

55. 76 FR 75543, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9000-3], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.

56. 76 FR 75554, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVB01000 L51100000.GN0000.LVEMF09CF010; NVN-082096; NVN-084632; 12-08807; MO#: 4500027396; TAS: 14X5017], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, NV, ACTION: Notice of availability.

57. 76 FR 75556, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMF02000 L16100000.DP0000 LXSS026G0000], Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Taos Field Office, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of availability.

58. 76 FR 75557, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-0928-8539; 9082-H921-409], Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, ACTION: Notice of intent.

59. 76 FR 75558, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-1002-8566; 8826-1016-600], Environmental Impact Statement for Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne Counties, CA, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

60. 76 FR 75559, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NCR-NACA-1111-8771; 3086-SYM], Notice of Meeting, National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

61. 76 FR 75560, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1111-8910; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.

62. 76 FR 75560, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of revisions.