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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1598
December 12-16, 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 12-16, 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 12, 2011

1. 76 FR 77131, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), 36 CFR Part 7, RIN 1024-AD92, Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park, ACTION: Final rule.

2. 76 FR 77162, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) Office of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (OSHUD), 24 CFR Parts 50, 55, and 58, [Docket No. FR-5423-P-01] RIN 2501-AD51, Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands, ACTION: Proposed rule.

3. 76 FR 77244, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Renewal of Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1040-0001, DOI Programmatic Clearance for Customer Satisfaction Surveys, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

4. 76 FR 77245, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-R-2011-N186; FXRS12610200000S3-123-FF02R06000], Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Austin and Colorado Counties, TX; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

5. 76 FR 77246, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2010-N243; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge and Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer, Wahkiakum County, WA, and Clatsop and Columbia Counties, OR; Record of Decision for Final Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability.

6. 76 FR 77249, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), Winter Use Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of availability of a Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Winter Use Plan, Yellowstone National Park.

7. 76 FR 77249, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1111-8950; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.

8. 76 FR 77300, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Alaska Federal Lands Long Range Transportation Plan, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

9. 76 FR 77301, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Wisconsin, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

10. 76 FR 77309, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications, ACTION: List of applications delayed more than 180 days.


DECEMBER 13, 2011

11. 76 FR 77388, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 300, [EPA-HQ-SFUND-1999-0013; FRL-9503-9], National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Hiteman Leather Superfund Site, ACTION: Direct final rule.

12. 76 FR 77415, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 110908575-1687-03] RIN 0648-BB27, Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2012 Specifications and Management Measures and Secretarial Amendment 1, ACTION: Final rule.

13. 76 FR 77465, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 223, [Docket No. 101126591-1705-02] RIN 0648-XZ58, Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Distinct Population Segments of the Bearded Seal, ACTION: Proposed rule; 6-month extension of the deadline for a final listing determination.

14. 76 FR 77466, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 223, [Docket No. 101126590-1705-02] RIN 0648-XZ59, Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Threatened Status for Subspecies of the Ringed Seal, ACTION: Proposed rule; 6-month extension of the deadline for a final listing determination.

15. 76 FR 77467, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224, RIN 0648-XA768, Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of Status Review for Ribbon Seal, ACTION: Initiation of status review and solicitation of information.

16. 76 FR 77490, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA860, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Receipt of application for scientific research permit 16608 and request for comment.

17. 76 FR 77492, Notices, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Draft Guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act, ACTION: Notice of availability, draft guidance on improving the process for preparing efficient and timely environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act.

18. 76 FR 77502, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Department of the Army (DA) United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement Regarding the Wolfpen Knob Development Company's Proposed Mason Dixon Mining Complex, a Deep Coal Mine, Located 1.3 Miles Northwest of Wadestown, in the Battelle District of Monongalia County, WV, ACTION: Notice of intent.

19. 76 FR 77549, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Colorado River Indian Tribes--Amendment to Health & Safety Code, Article 2. Liquor, ACTION: Notice.

20. 76 FR 77549, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Lummi Nation--Title 20--Code of Laws--Liquor Code, ACTION: Notice.

21. 76 FR 77550, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.24 1E], Extension of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0162, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

22. 76 FR 77551, 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.

23. 76 FR 77552, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [COF000-LLCOF00000-L19900000-XZ0000], Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

24. 76 FR 77552, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [4400-SZM], Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission, ACTION: Notice of two meetings to be held on April 19, 2012 and September 6, 2012.

25. 76 FR 77583, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS), [Public Notice 7728], Vantage Pipeline US LP; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and To Initiate Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Proposed Vantage Pipeline Project.

26. 76 FR 77587, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA.


DECEMBER 14, 2011

27. 76 FR 77757, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 110627357-1409-01] RIN 0648-BB24, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Chinook Salmon Bycatch Management in the Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fishery; Amendment 93, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

28. 76 FR 77779, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Availability of Seats for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice and request for applications.

29. 76 FR 77780, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA867, Endangered Species; File No. 10022, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modification.

30. 76 FR 77781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA603, Endangered Species; File No. 15802, ACTION: Notice; requested change to permit application.

31. 76 FR 77782, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XZ66, Marine Mammals; File No. 781-1824, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.

32. 76 FR 77782, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XT57, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, February to March 2012, ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments.

33. 76 FR 77814, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-15-000], Cameron LNG, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed BOG Liquefaction Project, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

34. 76 FR 77817, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9327-8], Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Renewal of Several Currently Approved Collections; Comment Request, ACTION: Notice.

35. 76 FR 77823, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0218; FRL-9501-2], Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Metallic Mineral Processing Plants (Renewal), ACTION: Notice.

36. 76 FR 77842, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing Office of Native American Programs, [Docket No. FR-5500-FA-04], Announcement of Funding Awards; Indian Community Development Block Grant Program; Fiscal Year 2011, ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

37. 76 FR 77846, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000-L19100000-BK0000-LCRMM0M04561], Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; Wisconsin.

38. 76 FR 77846, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.


DECEMBER 15, 2011

39. 76 FR 78016, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-FHC-2011-N255;FVHC98130406900Y4-XXX-FF04G01000], Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

40. 76 FR 78018, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Adult Education Program; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

41. 76 FR 78019, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

42. 76 FR 78020, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0049], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

43. 76 FR 78021, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA 51022, LLCAD06000 L51010000 ER0000 LVRWB10B3780], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Rice Solar Energy, LLC, Rice Solar Energy Project (RSEP) and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, California, ACTION: Notice of availability.

44. 76 FR 78021, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [9919-726-252Z], Description of Boundary Addition, Noatak National Preserve, ACTION: Notice of boundary addition description.

45. 76 FR 78022, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [9919-726-252Z], Revised Descriptions of Park, Preserve and Wilderness Boundaries, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, ACTION: Notice of Revised Boundary Descriptions.

46. 76 FR 78033, 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; Correction, ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection.


DECEMBER 16, 2011

47. 76 FR 78194, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R04-OAR-2009-0783-201034, FRL-9507-9], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Commonwealth of Kentucky; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.

48. 76 FR 78234, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Campbell County, WY; Mackey Road Relocation, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

49. 76 FR 78235, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Dairyland Power Cooperative: CapX 2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse Transmission Line Project, ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Hearings.

50. 76 FR 78242, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA866, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Application for a research permit renewal.

51. 76 FR 78243, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA853, Notice of Availability for General Conservation Plans and Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Assessments, ACTION: Notice of Availability of General Conservation Plans; and Notice of Intent To prepare Environmental Assessments; announcement of a public scoping meeting; request for comments.

52. 76 FR 78252, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9000-5], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.

53. 76 FR 78294, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, [Docket No. FR-5477-N-50], Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless, ACTION: Notice.

54. 76 FR 78308, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-N264; FXGO16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

55. 76 FR 78309, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2011-N091; 1265-0000-10137-SC], Hawaiian and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Wilderness Review and Legislative Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

56. 76 FR 78311, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1111-8976; [2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.

57. 76 FR 78312, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review, ACTION: Notice.

58. 76 FR 78314, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

59. 76 FR 78332, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327.