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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1599
December 19-23, 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 19-23, 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 19, 2011

1. 76 FR 78601, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0102; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Western Glacier Stonefly as Endangered With Critical Habitat, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

2. 76 FR 78631, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-18-000], Questar Pipeline Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Mainline 103 Extension Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

3. 76 FR 78636, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP11-481-000], Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Alden Gas Storage Field Expansion Project and Request for Comments On Environmental Issues.

4. 76 FR 78638, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-11-000], Elba Express Company, L.L.C; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Coldwater Compressor Station Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.

5. 76 FR 78684, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Grant Program To Assess, Evaluate and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources, ACTION: Solicitation of proposals.

6. 76 FR 78691, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY910000 L16100000 XX0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

7. 76 FR 78691, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORV00000.L10200000.DD0000; HAG 12-0056], Notice of Public Meeting, John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

8. 76 FR 78692, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAN00000.L18200000.XZ0000], Notice of Public Meeting: Northeast California Resource Advisory Council Wild Horse and Burro Management Subcommittee, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

9. 76 FR 78692, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

10. 76 FR 78717, 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 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

DECEMBER 20, 2011

11. 76 FR 78890, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA873, Endangered Species; File No. 15566, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for a permit modification.

12. 76 FR 78890, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA874, Marine Mammals; File No. 15240, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

13. 76 FR 78891, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [Docket No. 111205720-1718-01] RIN 0648-XA740, Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata) Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding.

14. 76 FR 78898, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [Docket No. 111205721-1719-01] RIN 0648-XA741, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petition To List the Barndoor Skate, Winter Skate and Smooth Skate Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding.

15. 76 FR 78916, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Western Area Power Administration, Rice Solar Energy Project Record of Decision (DOE/EIS-0439), ACTION: Record of Decision.

16. 76 FR 78938, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Carpinteria Offshore Field Redevelopment Project--Developmental Drilling Into the Carpinteria Offshore Field Oil and Gas Reserves, California State Waters, From Federal Platform Hogan, ACTION: Notice of intent.

17. 76 FR 78939, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2011-N229; 1265-0000-10137-S3], James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Honolulu County, HI; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.

18. 76 FR 78940, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2011-N090; FXRS12650100000S3-123-FF01R06000], Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge, Blaine, Cassia, Minidoka, and Power Counties, ID; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

19. 76 FR 78942, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2011-N243; FF08E00000-FXES11120800000F2-112], Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan for the City of San Diego, CA, ACTION: Notice of intent and announcement of a public meeting; request for comments.

20. 76 FR 78944, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Geological Survey, Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

DECEMBER 21, 2011

21. 76 FR 79410, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA830, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Wharf Construction Project, Part V, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.

22. 76 FR 79064, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 21 CFR Part 558, [Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0003], New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Monensin, ACTION: Final rule.

23. 76 FR 79122, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 100804324-1265-02] RIN 0648-BB65, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments, ACTION: Final rule; inseason adjustments to biennial groundfish management measures; request for comments.

24. 76 FR 79157, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA877, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; St. George Reef Light Station Restoration and Maintenance at Northwest Seal Rock, Del Norte County, CA, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental take authorization; request for comments.

25. 76 FR 79205, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule, ACTION: Notice of meetings.

26. 76 FR 79206, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0023], Commercial Renewable Energy Transmission on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Mid-Atlantic States, Notice of Proposed Grant Area and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) in the Area of the Atlantic Wind Connection Proposal, ACTION: Provide Public Notice of an Unsolicited Application for a Transmission Right-of-Way Grant Supporting Renewable Energy, Request for Submission of Indications of Competitive Interest, and Request for Public Comment.

27. 76 FR 79209, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2011-N226; FXHC-1113-0000-05D], Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for the Shasta Crayfish in Cassel, Shasta County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of application.

28. 76 FR 79211, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK910000, L13100000.DB0000, LXSINSSI0000], Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative--Science Technical Advisory Panel, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

29. 76 FR 79211, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR-936000-L14300000-ET0000; HAG-12-0002; OR-47552], Notice of Application for Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon, ACTION: Notice.

30. 76 FR 79212, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRSS-1211-9104; 9865-PZS], Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection for Community Harvest Assessments for Alaskan National Parks and Preserves, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

31. 76 FR 79213, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection, ACTION: Notice and request for comments for 1029-0040.

DECEMBER 22, 2011

32. 76 FR 79565, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 537, RIN 3141-AA46, Management Contracts--Background Investigations, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

33. 76 FR 79567, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Parts 556 and 558, RIN 3141-AA15, Tribal Background Investigations and Licensing, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

34. 76 FR 79579, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R05-OAR-2010-0523; FRL-9610-5], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Illinois; Redesignation of the Illinois Portion of the St. Louis, MO-IL Area to Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard, ACTION: Proposed rule.

35. 76 FR 79593, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R05-OAR-2011-0468; FRL-9610-4], Approval, and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Ohio Portion of the Huntington-Ashland Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual Standard for Fine Particulate Matter, ACTION: Proposed rule.

36. 76 FR 79620, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 111207737-1735-01] RIN 0648-XA711, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Proposed 2012 and 2013 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

37. 76 FR 79704, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID No. BSEE-2011-0005; OMB Control Number 1014-NEW], Information Collection Activities: Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-day Notice.

38. 76 FR 79707, 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.

39. 76 FR 79707, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDT000000.L11200000.DD0000.241A.00], Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho, ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.

40. 76 FR 79707, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDC00000.L11200000.MR0000.241A.0; 4500030921], Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

41. 76 FR 79708, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-1108-8862; 2031-A038-409], Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA, ACTION: Notice of Extended Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Statement/General Management Plan, Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

DECEMBER 23, 2011

42. 76 FR 80310, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 950, [SATS No. WY-041-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2011-0020], Wyoming Regulatory Program. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.

43. 76 FR 80343, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA891, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting. ACTION: Council to convene public meeting.

44. 76 FR 80347, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Applications for New Awards; Indian Education--Demonstration Grants for Indian Children. ACTION: Notice.

45. 76 FR 80351, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Application for New Awards; Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies. ACTION: Notice.

46. 76 FR 80367, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9000-6], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.

47. 76 FR 80384, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-N268; FXGO16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

48. 76 FR 80385, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2011-N240; FF08ESMF00-FXES11120800000F2-123], Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Maricopa Sun Solar Complex Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan, Kern County, CA. ACTION: Notice of intent; announcement of public scoping meetings; request for comments.

49. 76 FR 80387, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Law and Order on Indian Reservations--Marriage & Dissolution Applications; Request for Comments. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

50. 76 FR 80388, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLID9570000.LL14200000.BJ0000], IDAHO: Filing of Plats of Survey. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys.

51. 76 FR 80388, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT. ACTION: Notice.

52. 76 FR 80389, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT. ACTION: Notice.

53. 76 FR 80390, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT. ACTION: Notice.

54. 76 FR 80391, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT. ACTION: Notice.

55. 76 FR 80392, 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.

56. 76 FR 80393, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. ACTION: Notice.

57. 76 FR 80394, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Alaska State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage, AK. ACTION: Notice.

58. 76 FR 80395, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN. ACTION: Notice.

59. 76 FR 80398, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN. ACTION: Notice.

60. 76 FR 80399, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN. ACTION: Notice.

61. 76 FR 80400, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN. ACTION: Notice.

62. 76 FR 80401, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO; Correction. ACTION: Notice; correction.

63. 76 FR 80446, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Montana. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

64. 76 FR 80554, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 98, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0512; FRL-9501-9] RIN 2060-AR09, Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Technical Revisions to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, Part IV. ACTION: Final rule.

65. 76 FR 80598, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0058; FRL-9503-6] RIN 2060-AR13, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters, Part V. ACTION: Proposed rule; Reconsideration of final rule.