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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1602
January 9-13, 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 9-13, 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 9, 2012

1. 77 FR 1019, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), 30 CFR Part 585, [Docket ID: BOEM-2010-0045] RIN 1010-AD79, Renewable Energy Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf--Acquire a Lease Non-competitively; Correction, ACTION: Correcting amendments.

2. 77 FR 1061, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric dministration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA881, Endangered Species; File Nos. 16229 and 16548, ACTION: Issuance of permits.

3. 77 FR 1062, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA900, Endangered Species; File No. 16146, ACTION: Issuance of permit.

4. 77 FR 1078, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-R-2011-N239; FXRS12650800000S3-112-FF08R00000], San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties, CA; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact, ACTION: Notice of availability.

5. 77 FR 1079, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLID9310000.L10200000.EE0000.LXSSD0010000], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement To Address Grazing Permit Renewals in the Jump Creek, Succor Creek, and Cow Creek Watersheds in the Owyhee Field Office of the Boise District, ID, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

6. 77 FR 1080, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNML00000 L51100000.GN0000.LVEMG11CG230], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Copper Flat Mine Plan of Operations, Sierra County, NM, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

7. 77 FR 1081, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVS00560.L58530000.ES0000.241A; N-84625; 12-08807; MO# 4500025699; TAS: 14X5232], Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Subsequent Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Land in Clark County, NV, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.

8. 77 FR 1082, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC069 L1711.0000 AL.0000 025B], Call for Nominations for the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council, California, ACTION: Notice.

9. 77 FR 1130, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 51, 60, 61, and 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0114; FRL-9501-3] RIN 2060-AQ01, Revisions to Test Methods and Testing Regulations, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.

10. 77 FR 1268, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0435; FRL-9507-8] RIN 2060-AR02, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group IV Polymers and Resins; Pesticide Active Ingredient Production; and Polyether Polyols Production, Part IV, ACTION: Proposed rule.

11. 77 FR 1360, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42 CFR Part 37, [Docket No. CDC-2011-0013; NIOSH-225] RIN 0920-AA21, Specifications for Medical Examinations of Underground Coal Miners, Part VI, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


JANUARY 10, 2012

12. 77 FR 1430, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), 30 CFR Part 920, [SATS No. MD-056-FOR; Docket ID: OSM 2010-0008], Maryland Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of the comment period.

13. 77 FR 1434, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 98, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0028; FRL-9614-9] RIN 2060-AQ70, Proposed Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements Under the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, ACTION: Proposed rule.

14. 77 FR 1498, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2011-N265; FF08E00000-FXES11120800000F2-123-F2], Draft Environmental Assessment and Proposed Single-Species Habitat Conservation Plan for the Proposed Shiloh IV Wind Plant Project, Solano County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability: draft environmental assessment and proposed habitat conservation plan; request for comment.

15. 77 FR 1500, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2011-N218; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge, Poquoson, VA, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments.

16. 77 FR 1501, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-MB-2011-N256; FXMB12310100000P2-123-FF01M01000], Special Purpose Permit Application; Draft Environmental Assessment; Hawaii-Based Shallow-Set Longline Fishery, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

17. 77 FR 1503, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2011-N221; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge, Plymouth, MA, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments.

18. 77 FR 1551, 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 and other Federal agencies.

19. 77 FR 1551, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Transit Administration, Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Bottineau Transitway Project From Minneapolis to Maple Grove in Hennepin County, MN, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS).


JANUARY 11, 2012

20. 77 FR 1668, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [Docket No. 111205722-1793-01] RIN 0648-XA851, Endangered and Threatened Species; 90-Day Finding on Petition To Delist the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit of Coho Salmon Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding.

21. 77 FR 1669, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA778, Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan for the Southern California Steelhead Distinct Population Segment, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

22. 77 FR 1671, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA925, Endangered Species; File No. 16194, ACTION: Issuance of permit.

23. 77 FR 1674, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-28-000], Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed MPP Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

24. 77 FR 1716, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2011-N219; BAC-4311-K9-S3], James River National Wildlife Refuge, Prince George County, VA, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments.

25. 77 FR 1717, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2011-N258; FXHC113003000005B-123-FF03E00000], Notice of Availability; Draft Springfield Plateau Regional Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments.

26. 77 FR 1718, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-MB-2011-N272; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2], Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

27. 77 FR 1719, 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.

28. 77 FR 1719, 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.

29. 77 FR 1719, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA 942000 L57000000 BX0000], Filing of Plats of Survey: California, ACTION: Notice.

30. 77 FR 1720, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNML00000 L12200000.DF0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

31. 77 FR 1720, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NCR-ROCR-0911-7945; 2310-0052-422], Final Environmental Impact Statement for the White-Tailed Deer Management Plan, Rock Creek Park, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

32. 77 FR 1721, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [1700-SZM], Notice of February 6, 2012, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting Notice.

33. 77 FR 1721, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NER-HPPC-9204; 1843-PAGR-409], Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Federal Advisory Commission Meetings, ACTION: Notice of meetings.

34. 77 FR 1722, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-1212-9138; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.

35. 77 FR 1723, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NCR-POHE-0911-7946; 3991-0101-SZS], Notice of Availability, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, ACTION: Notice of Availability of a "Foundation for Planning, Administration, Management and Interpretation of Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Segments and for Coordination among Trail Segment Management Partners."

36. 77 FR 1723, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), Proposed Concession Contract for Shenandoah National Park--Alternative Formula for Calculating Leasehold Surrender Interest, ACTION: Notice.


JANUARY 12, 2012

37. 77 FR 1900, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0105; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Humboldt Marten as Endangered or Threatened, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

38. 77 FR 1923, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [ Project No. 13771-001, Project No. 13763-001 et al.], Solia 8 Hydroelectric, LLC, FFP Missouri 13, LLC, et al.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

39. 77 FR 1924, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [ Project Nos. P-13235-002 and P-13355-001], Middlebury Electric, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

40. 77 FR 1924, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13762-001; Project No. 13753-001], FFP Missouri 15, LLC; FFP Missouri 16, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

41. 77 FR 1947, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0068], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

42. 77 FR 1948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMF00000 L13110000.XH0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Farmington District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

43. 77 FR 1948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [8896-SZM], Notice of January 23, 2012, Meeting for Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting notice.

44. 77 FR 1900, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0105; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Humboldt Marten as Endangered or Threatened, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

45. 77 FR 1920, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration, Second Amended Notice of Intent To Modify the Scope of the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Additional Public Scoping, ACTION: Amended Notice of Intent.

46. 77 FR 1923, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13771-001, Project No. 13763-001 et al.], Solia 8 Hydroelectric, LLC, FFP Missouri 13, LLC, et al.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.

47. 77 FR 1947, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0068], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

48. 77 FR 1948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMF00000 L13110000.XH0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Farmington District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

49. 77 FR 1948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [8896-SZM], Notice of January 23, 2012, Meeting for Kalaupapa Federal Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting notice.


JANUARY 13, 2012

50. 77 FR 2037, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA928, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice of decision and availability of decision documents for ESA section 10(a)(1)(A) research/enhancement permit 16578.

51. 77 FR 2039, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA930, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory committees.

52. 77 FR 2040, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA627, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals: Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Navy Training Exercises in Three East Coast Range Complexes, ACTION: Notice; issuance of three modified Letters of Authorization.

53. 77 FR 2055, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. P-13010-003], Mississippi 8 Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests.

54. 77 FR 2079, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

55. 77 FR 2080, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

56. 77 FR 2081, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

57. 77 FR 2082, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

58. 77 FR 2083, 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. 77 FR 2084, 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. 77 FR 2085, 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. 77 FR 2096, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [NRC-2010-0143], Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed International Isotopes Fluorine Extraction Process and Depleted Uranium Deconversion Plant in Lea County, NM, ACTION: Draft environmental impact statement; request for comment.

62. 77 FR 2120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Environmental Impact Statement for New Orleans Rail Gateway (NORG), Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, LA, ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

63. 77 FR 2123, 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.