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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1600
December 26-30, 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 26-30, 2011. If you have any questions or wish to receive full-text copies of any of the items on this list, please contact 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 26, 2011

Federal Holiday


DECEMBER 27, 2011

1. 76 FR 81011, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Light Rail Project in Washington, ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies.

2. 76 FR 81328, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0544; FRL-9609-8] RIN 2060-AQ41, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Pulp and Paper Industry, Part VIII, ACTION: Proposed rule.

3. 76 FR 80846, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 502, RIN 3141-AA43, Definition of Enforcement Action, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

4. 76 FR 80847, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 573, RIN 3141-AA50, Enforcement Actions, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

5. 76 FR 80875, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest: California; Environmental Impact Statement for the Removal of the Noxious Weed Tamarisk on the Los Padres National Forest, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

6. 76 FR 80890, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA898, Endangered Species; File Nos. 13599 and 1614, ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications for permit modifications.

7. 76 FR 80891, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA408, Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Cape Wind's High Resolution Survey in Nantucket Sound, MA, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.

8. 76 FR 80910, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Department of the Navy, Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Military Training Activities at the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman, OR, and Notice of Request for Public Scoping Comments, ACTION: Notice.

9. 76 FR 80935, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0224; FRL-9509-6], Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Calciners and Dryers in Mineral Industries (Renewal), ACTION: Notice.

10. 76 FR 80937, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OW-2008-0517; FRL-9611-7] RIN 2040-AF06, Notice of Final 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan; Re-Opening Public Comment Period, ACTION: Notice; Re-opening Public Comment Period.

11. 76 FR 80960, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2011-N260; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

12. 76 FR 80961, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNV912000.L10100000.PH0000.LXSS006F; 12-08807; MO# 4500031060; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

13. 76 FR 80961, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [L51010000.FX0000.LVRWA09A2400.LLAZP02000;AZA34187], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Sonoran Solar Energy Project, Arizona, ACTION: Notice of availability.

14. 76 FR 80962, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA 49698, LLCAD07000, L51010000.FX0000, LVRWB10B3810], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Tule Wind, LLC's Tule Wind Project, San Diego County, CA, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

15. 76 FR 80963, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1211-9044; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.


DECEMBER 28, 2011

16. 76 FR 81521, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Vendor Outreach Workshop for Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Small Businesses, ACTION: Notice.

17. 76 FR 81521, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Information Collection for Native Employment Training Grant (NET Grant) Program; Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection.

18. 76 FR 81523, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO600000.12X.L18200000.XH0000], Proposed Information Collection; Federal Advisory Committee Background Information Nomination Form, ACTION: 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments.

19. 76 FR 81524, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-40206, F-40207; LLAK965000-L14100000-KC0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.

20. 76 FR 81524, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [MTM 41264], Public Land Order No. 7786; Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated October 8, 1907; Montana, ACTION: Public Land Order.

21. 76 FR 81525, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [UTW0000000-LR14300000-ET0000; UTU-65685], Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Notification of a Public Meeting; Utah, ACTION: Notice.

22. 76 FR 81525, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZP02000.L54100000.FR0000.LVCLA10A5180.241A; AZA 35501], Notice of Realty Action: Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Pinal County, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

23. 76 FR 81526, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNM932000.L1430000 ES0000; OKNM-119333], Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Land, Comanche County, Oklahoma, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.

24. 76 FR 81527, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Indian Gaming Commission, Notice of Tribal Consultations; Schedule Update, ACTION: Notice of tribal consultations; schedule update.

25. 76 FR 81541, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Policy, Request for Comments Under E.O. 12898, ACTION: Notice.

26. 76 FR 81666, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2011-0029; FXES11130900000C6-123-FF09E32000] RIN 1018-AX57, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revising the Listing of the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) in the Western Great Lakes, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.

27. 76 FR 81728, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R06-OAR-2010-0190; FRL-9608-4], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Oklahoma; Federal Implementation Plan for Interstate Transport of Pollution Affecting Visibility and Best Available Retrofit Technology Determinations, Part IV, ACTION: Final rule.

28. 76 FR 81762, Rules and Regulations, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC), 17 CFR Parts 229, 239 and 249, [Release Nos. 33-9286; 34-66019; File No. S7-41-10] RIN 3235-AK83, Mine Safety Disclosure, Part V, ACTION: Final rule.


DECEMBER 29, 2011

29. 76 FR 81839, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 300, [EPA-R04-SFUND-2011-0574; FRL-9612-5], National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Hipps Road Landfill Superfund Site, ACTION: Direct final rule.

30. 76 FR 81851, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 101206604-1758-02] RIN 0648-BA55, Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 16 to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan, ACTION: Final rule.

31. 76 FR 81873, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 101126521-0640-02] RIN 0648-XA901, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2012 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Atka Mackerel Total Allowable Catch Amount, ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment; request for comments.

32. 76 FR 81875, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 101126521-0640-02] RIN 0648-XA903, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2012 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amount, ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment; request for comments.

33. 76 FR 81876, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 101126521-0640-02] RIN 0648-XA906, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2012 Bering Sea Pollock Total Allowable Catch Amount, ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment; request for comments.

34. 76 FR 81906, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 43 CFR Part 2800, [WO-300-1430-PQ] RIN 1004-AE24, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding a Competitive Process for Leasing Public Lands for Solar and Wind Energy Development, ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.

35. 76 FR 81911, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule, ACTION: Notice of intent to establish an advisory committee and call for nominations.

36. 76 FR 81926, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP11-512-000], National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line N 2012 Expansion Project.

37. 76 FR 81929, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 199-205], South Carolina Public Service Authority; Notice of Workshop for Santee Cooper Hydroelectric Project.

38. 76 FR 81948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) Food and Drug Administration (FDA), [Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0345], Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Experimental Study on Consumer Responses to Nutrition Facts Labels With Various Footnote Formats and Declaration of Amount of Added Sugars, ACTION: Notice.

39. 76 FR 81957, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) United States Coast Guard (USCG), [Docket No. USCG-2011-1106], Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Guidance Policy, ACTION: Notice of availability, request for comments and public meeting.

40. 76 FR 81959, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-EA-2011-N271; 97600-9792-0000-5D], Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

41. 76 FR 81960, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Geological Survey, [Account number: GX.12.LH00.0A000.UR], Agency Information Collections Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of a proposed new information collection and request for comments.

42. 76 FR 81961, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON06000-L16100000-DP0000], Notice of Resource Advisory Council Meetings for the Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

43. 76 FR 81962, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCOS05000-L10100000. PH0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

44. 76 FR 81962, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAN00000.L18200000.XZ0000], Notice of Public Meeting: Joint Session of Northeast California Resource Advisory Council and Northwest California Resource Advisory Council, and Individual Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

45. 76 FR 81962, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-0927-8529; 9082-S612-409], Final Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, WA, ACTION: Notice of availability.

46. 76 FR 81965, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [1730-SZM], Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission; Cape Cod National Seashore, South Wellfleet, MA, ACTION: Two Hundred Eighty-Second Notice of Meeting.


DECEMBER 30, 2011

47. 76 FR 82117, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Employment Standards Administration (ESA) Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 20 CFR Part 701, RIN 1240-AA02, Regulations Implementing the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act: Recreational Vessels, ACTION: Final rule.

48. 76 FR 82152, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 180, [EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0283; FRL-9330-1], Cyhalofop-butyl; Pesticide Tolerances, ACTION: Final rule.

49. 76 FR 82183, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. 110831547-1736-02] RIN 0648-BB26, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 for the South Atlantic Region, ACTION: Final rule.

50. 76 FR 82219, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 51 and 52, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0729; FRL-9614-7] RIN 2060-AR05, Regional Haze: Revisions to Provisions Governing Alternatives to Source-Specific Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Determinations, Limited SIP Disapprovals, and Federal Implementation Plans, ACTION: Proposed rule.

51. 76 FR 82275, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA885, Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean, ACTION: Notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement; request for comments.

52. 76 FR 82277, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nomination of Existing Marine Protected Areas to the National System of Marine Protected Areas, ACTION: Public notice and opportunity for comment on the list of nominations received from federal, state, territorial and tribal marine protected area programs to join the National System of Marine Protected Areas.

53. 76 FR 82316, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, [Docket No. USCBP-2011-0025], Final Determination Regarding Petition To Reconcile Inconsistent Customs Decisions Concerning the Tariff Classification of CN-9 Solution, ACTION: Notice of final determination regarding petition to reconcile inconsistent customs decisions.

54. 76 FR 82319, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Western Planning Area (WPA) and Central Planning Area (CPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sales for 2012-2017, ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Public Meetings.

55. 76 FR 82320, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), Extension of Public Scoping Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Adoption of a Long-term Experimental and Management Plan for the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam, ACTION: Notice of extension.

56. 76 FR 82404, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. 100120037-1626-02] RIN 0648-AY55, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Amendments to the Queen Conch and Reef Fish Fishery Management Plans of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.

57. 76 FR 82414, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. 101217620-1788-03] RIN 0648-BA62, Amendments to the Reef Fish, Spiny Lobster, Queen Conch and Coral and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates Fishery Management Plans of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Part IV, ACTION: Final rule.