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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1597
December 5-9, 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 December 5-9, 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.


DECEMBER 5, 2011

1. 76 FR 75858, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2010-0041; MO 92210-0-0008] RIN 1018-AV97, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 6-Month Extension of Final Determination for the Proposed Listing of the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard as Endangered, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

2. 76 FR 75860, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, RIN 0596-AC77, National Forest System Invasive Species Management Policy, ACTION: Notice of issuance of final directive.

3. 76 FR 75894, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID No. BSEE-2011-0002; OMB Control Number 1010-0050], Information Collection Activities: Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-day Notice.

4. 76 FR 75897, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2011-N247; FXES11130200000F5-123-FF02ENEH00], Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.

5. 76 FR 75898, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-EA-2011-N246; FF09X60000-FVWF979209000005D-XXX], Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, ACTION: Notice of Teleconference.

6. 76 FR 75899, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Bureau of Indian Education, Announcement of Vacancy on the Osage Tribal Education Committee, ACTION: Notice.

7. 76 FR 75899, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-9915, AA-9916, AA-9921, AA-9936, AA-9937, AA-9965; LLAK-965000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.

8. 76 FR 75899, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-6654-G; LLAK964000-L14100000-KC0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.

9. 76 FR 75900, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY-920000-L14300000-ET0000; WYW 28908], Notice of Application for Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.

10. 76 FR 75900, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR-936000-L14300000-ET0000; HAG-11-0301; OROR-47267], Notice of Application for Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon, ACTION: Notice.

11. 76 FR 75901, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Kingman Museum, Inc. Battle Creek, MI, ACTION: Notice.

12. 76 FR 75902, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

13. 76 FR 75905, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

14. 76 FR 75906, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

15. 76 FR 75907, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

16. 76 FR 75908, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, ACTION: Notice.

17. 76 FR 75909, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.


DECEMBER 6, 2011

18. 76 FR 76037, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) Office of the Attorney General, 28 CFR Part 50, [Docket No. OAG 142; AG Order No. 3314-2011] RIN 1105-AB38, Office of the Attorney General; Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction in Certain Areas of Indian Country, ACTION: Final rule.

19. 76 FR 76104, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 904, [SATS No. AR-039-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2011-0016], Arkansas Regulatory Program and Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period on proposed amendment.

20. 76 FR 76109, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 906, [SATS No. CO-040-FOR, Docket ID: OSM-2011-0002], Colorado Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening and extension of public comment period on proposed amendment.

21. 76 FR 76111, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 926, [SATS No. MT-034-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2011-0018], Montana Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.

22. 76 FR 76120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, Establishment of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching, ACTION: Notice and Call for Nominations.

23. 76 FR 76152, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13623-001], City of Raleigh; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

24. 76 FR 76174, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket BOEM-2011-0095], Request for Information on the State of the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry--Auction Format Information Request (AFIR), ACTION: Request for information.

25. 76 FR 76177, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Geological Survey, [USGS-GX12RN000DSA200], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028-0048).

26. 76 FR 76178, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L14200000-BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.

27. 76 FR 76178, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNM940000. L1420000.BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of filing of Plats of Survey.

28. 76 FR 76179, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA 942000 L57000000 BX0000], Filing of Plats of Survey: California, ACTION: Notice.

29. 76 FR 76179, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLID100000-L10200000-MJ0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.

30. 76 FR 76179, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTB070000-L14300000.ET0000; MTM 73404], Public Land Order No. 7785; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6912; Montana, ACTION: Public Land Order.

31. 76 FR 76180, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTL06000.L14300000.ET0000; MTM 78802], Notice of Realty Action: Termination of Segregation, Opening of Public Lands; Montana, ACTION: Notice of realty action.

32. 76 FR 76180, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Suisun Marsh Habitat Management, Preservation and Restoration Plan, California, ACTION: Notice of availability.


DECEMBER 7, 2011

33. 76 FR 76337, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0097; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX41, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Lost River Sucker and Shortnose Sucker, ACTION: Proposed rule; reproposal.

34. 76 FR 76386, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA852, Endangered and Threatened Species; 5-Year Reviews for 4 Distinct Population Segments of Steelhead in California, ACTION: Notice of availability of 5-year reviews.

35. 76 FR 76432, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2011-N200;10120-1112-0000-F2], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Meteorological Towers, Lanai, HI, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


DECEMBER 8, 2011

36. 76 FR 76603, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Executive Order 13592 of December 2, 2011, Title 3-- The President Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order as follows.

37. 76 FR 76612, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), 30 CFR Parts 1206, 1210, 1218, 1220, 1227, 1228, and 1243, [Docket No. ONRR 2011-0016] RIN 1012-AA07, Amendments to OMB Control Numbers and Certain Forms, ACTION: Direct final rule.

38. 76 FR 76634, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), 30 CFR Chapter XII, [Docket No. ONRR-2011-0007], Establishment of the Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, ACTION: Notice.

39. 76 FR 76646, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R08-OAR-2011-0870; FRL-9501-4], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.

40. 76 FR 76689, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District, NM, Mount Taylor Combined Exploratory Drilling, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

41. 76 FR 76705, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14066-001], Inside Passage Electric Cooperative; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

42. 76 FR 76707, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-6-000], El Paso Natural Gas Company: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Willcox Lateral 2013 Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

43. 76 FR 76716, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9502-3; EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0141 and EPA-HQ-2011-0150], Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of a Vessel, ACTION: Notice of draft permit issuances and notice of public hearing.

44. 76 FR 76745, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-R-2011-N209; 30136-1265-0000-S3], DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Harrison and Pottawattamie Counties, IA; and Washington County, NE; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

45. 76 FR 76746, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), [Docket No. ONRR-2011-0021], Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection.

46. 76 FR 76757, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), [Docket No. ONRR-2011-0002], States' Decisions on Participating in Accounting and Auditing Relief for Federal Oil and Gas Marginal Properties, ACTION: Notice.


DECEMBER 9, 2011

47. 76 FR 76949, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [File No. 14534] RIN 0648-XR52, Marine Mammals, Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

48. 76 FR 76950, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA848, Endangered Species; File No. 16134, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

49. 76 FR 76950, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA861, Marine Mammals; File No. 16473, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

50. 76 FR 76987, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0031; FXES11130900000C6-123-FF09E32000; DOC Docket No. 110131072-1277-01] RIN 1018-AX49; 0648-BA78, Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase "Significant Portion of Its Range" in the Endangered Species Act's Definitions of "Endangered Species" and "Threatened Species", ACTION: Notice of draft policy; request for public comments.

51. 76 FR 77006, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-N257; FXGO16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit; Correction, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

52. 76 FR 77008, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT930000-12-L18200000-XX0000], Notice of Administrative Boundary Change for Bureau of Land Management Offices in Montana To Eliminate the County Split of Lewis and Clark County.

53. 76 FR 77008, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO230.11100000.PH0000], Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statements and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements To Incorporate Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures Into Land Use Plans and Land Management Plans, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

54. 76 FR 77012, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ and Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ.