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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1601
January 2-6, 2012

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 January 2-6, 2012. 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.


JANUARY 2, 2012

Federal Holiday


JANUARY 3, 2012

1. 77 FR 19, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R02-OAR-2011-0607; FRL-9611-2], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of New Jersey; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, ACTION: Final rule.

2. 77 FR 45, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0103; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Sierra Nevada Red Fox as Endangered or Threatened, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

3. 77 FR 73, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), [Docket No. NRCS-2011-0025], Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative and Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program, ACTION: Notice of request for proposals through the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI).

4. 77 FR 87, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA872, Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Marine Corps Training Exercises at Air Station Cherry Point, ACTION: Notice; issuance of incidental harassment authorization.

5. 77 FR 96, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) Department of the Army (DA) United States Army Corps of Engineers, Revision to the Notice for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Regarding Public Conference Calls Scheduled for January 10 and February 8, 2012, ACTION: Notice.

6. 77 FR 101, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14322-000], Corbett Water District; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

7. 77 FR 103, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13679-002], JD Products, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests.

8. 77 FR 129, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-MB-2011-N245; FXMB12320100000P2-123-FF01M01000], Golden Eagles; Programmatic Take Permit Application; Draft Environmental Assessment; West Butte Wind Project, Crook and Deschutes Counties, OR, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

9. 77 FR 130, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMP02000 L51100000.GE0000.LVEMG11CG200], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Intercontinental Potash Corporation (ICP) (USA) Ochoa Mine Project, Lea County, NM, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

10. 77 FR 131, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTB07900 09 L10100000 PH0000 LXAMANMS0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Western Montana Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

11. 77 FR 131, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-DPOL-1211-9076; 0004-SYP], Charter Renewal for the National Park System Advisory Board, ACTION: Charter Renewal.

12. 77 FR 132, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Lincoln Home National Historic Site, ACTION: Notice of Availability.


JANUARY 4, 2012

13. 77 FR 260, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, Forest Resource Coordinating Committee, ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.

14. 77 FR 268, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA914, Marine Mammals; File No. 16998, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

15. 77 FR 268, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA888, Marine Mammals; File No. 15682, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.

16. 77 FR 277, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP11-72-00], Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, L.P; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project.

17. 77 FR 298, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-N275; FXGO16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

18. 77 FR 300, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-N274; FXGO16790000-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

19. 77 FR 321, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), [FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2011-0125], Section 4(f) Policy Paper, ACTION: Notice; Request for comments.


JANUARY 5, 2012

20. 77 FR 431, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R9-IA-2010-0056; FF09A30000 123 FXGO16710900000R4] RIN 1018-AX29, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Regulation That Excludes U.S. Captive-Bred Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle From Certain Prohibitions, ACTION: Final rule.

21. 77 FR 438, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 101126522-0640-02] RIN 0648-XA917, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Inseason Adjustment to the 2012 Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific Cod Total Allowable Catch Amounts, ACTION: Temporary rule; inseason adjustment; request for comments.

22. 77 FR 474, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA892, 2012 Annual Determination for Sea Turtle Observer Requirement, ACTION: Notice.

23. 77 FR 476, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA907, Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

24. 77 FR 514, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNV05600.L14300000.EU0000.LVTFF1000770.241A00; N-76649; 12-08807; TAS: 14X5232], Correction for Conveyance of Public Lands for Recreation and Public Purposes in Clark County, NV, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.

25. 77 FR 514, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [OR-65891, L51010000 ER0000 LVRWH09H0560 LLORB00000], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the North Steens 230 Kilovolt Transmission Line, Harney County, OR, ACTION: Notice of availability.

26. 77 FR 515, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1211-9092; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.

27. 77 FR 516, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), Notice of Lodging of Proposed Natural Resource Damages Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

28. 77 FR 666, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2010-0089; 4500030115; 1113F116] RIN 1018-AT56, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Two Distinct Population Segments of Broad-Snouted Caiman as Endangered or Threatened and a Special Rule, Part IV, ACTION: Proposed rule.


JANUARY 6, 2012

29. 77 FR 775, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

30. 77 FR 802, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Environmental Documents Prepared for Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, ACTION: Notice of the availability of environmental documents prepared for OCS mineral proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.

31. 77 FR 810, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.

32. 77 FR 812, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.

33. 77 FR 813, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-335 and 50-389; NRC-2011-0302], Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level: Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2, ACTION: Draft environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; opportunity to comment.

34. 77 FR 842, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 218, [Docket No. 110808485-1534-01] RIN 0648-BB14, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy Operations of Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

35. 77 FR 896, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), 45 CFR Parts 1355 and 1356, RIN 0970-AC41, Tribal Child Welfare, Part III, ACTION: Interim final rule.