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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1603
January 16-20, 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 16-20, 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 16, 2012

Federal Holiday


JANUARY 17, 2012


1. 77 FR 2243, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2010-0070; MO92210-0-0009] RIN 1018-AX10, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat and Taxonomic Revision for the Pacific Coast Population of the Western Snowy Plover.  ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

2. 77 FR 2254, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2010-0024; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AW89, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Mississippi Gopher Frog.  ACTION: Revised proposed rule; reopening of comment period and announcement of public hearing.

3. 77 FR 2268, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Dairyland Power Cooperative: CapX 2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse Transmission Line Project.  ACTION: Notice of intent to extend public comment period for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

4. 77 FR 2292, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9618-6], Request for Nominations for Peer Reviewers for the Draft Research Report Entitled, "Investigation of Ground Water Contamination Near Pavillion, WY ".  ACTION: Notice.

5. 77 FR 2311, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2011-N278; FXES11130300000F3-123-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications.  ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

6. 77 FR 2314, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N006; FXGO16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit.  ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

7. 77 FR 2315, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWYD01000.L13110000.EJ0000.LXSI 016K0000], Call for Nominations for the Pinedale Anticline Working Group, Wyoming.  ACTION: Notice.

8. 77 FR 2316, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT921000-12-L13200000-EL0000-P; MTM 97988], Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Montana.  ACTION: Notice.

9. 77 FR 2317, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZ910000.L14300000.ET0000.LXSIURAM0000 241A; AZA-35138], Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Northern Arizona Proposed Withdrawal.  ACTION: Notice of Availability.

10. 77 FR 2317, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council.  ACTION: Notice of meeting.

11. 77 FR 2318, 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.


JANUARY 18, 2012

12. 77 FR 2508, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Powers Ranger District, Coos County, OR; Eden Ridge Timber Sales, ACTION: Corrected Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Eden Ridge Timber Sales. The original notice was published on April 26, 2010.

13. 77 FR 2512, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [File No. 16599] RIN 0648-XA905, Marine Mammals ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

14. 77 FR 2519, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Southwestern Power Administration, Integrated System Power Rates ACTION: Notice of Rate Order.

15. 77 FR 2550, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). 

16. 77 FR 2563, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZ91000.L14300000.ET0000.LXSIURAM0000, AZA 35138], Public Land Order No. 7787; Withdrawal of Public and National Forest System Lands in the Grand Canyon Watershed; Arizona,  .  ACTION: Public Land Order.


JANUARY 19, 2012

17. 77 FR 2701, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA916, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Pile Placement for ORPC Maine's Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Pilot Project,    ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.

18. 77 FR 2732, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Tribal Consultation; Notice of Meeting,    ACTION: Notice of Tribal Consultation.

19. 77 FR 2744, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, [Docket No. FR-5415-FA-35], Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Innovation Fund Program for Fiscal Year 2010,    ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

20. 77 FR 2753, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2010-N252; FXES11130100000C2-123-FF01E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Plan for Hawaiian Waterbirds, Second Revision,    ACTION: Notice of document availability.

21. 77 FR 2754, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-R-2011-N241; FXRS12650400000S3-123-FF04R02000], Establishment of Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area,    ACTION: Notice.

22. 77 FR 2755, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000 L14200000.BK0000], Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey; Alabama and Minnesota,    ACTION: Notice.

23. 77 FR 2755, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD00000 L19900000.AL0000], Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council,    ACTION: Notice.

24. 77 FR 2756, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0112-9197-2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,   

25. 77 FR 2757, 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.

26. 77 FR 2760, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Mining Voice in the Workplace Survey; Comment Request,    ACTION: Notice.


JANUARY 20, 2012

27. 77 FR 2943, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2011-0042; MO 92210-0-0009] RIN 1018-AV86, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Chupadera Springsnail (Pyrgulopsis chupaderae) and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat,    ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

28. 77 FR 2960, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA847, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Exempted Fishing Permit,    ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments.

29. 77 FR 2968, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-33-000], Caledonia Energy Partners, L.L.C.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Caledonia Delta Pressure--DP33 Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues,   

30. 77 FR 2970, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 12478-003], Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Company, LLC, Montana; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment,   

31. 77 FR 2970, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-31-000],  Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Elba BOG Compressor Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues; Southern LNG Company, L.L.C.   

32. 77 FR 2991, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sale for the 2007-2012 5-Year OCS Program,    ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

33. 77 FR 2992, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2009-N231; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Adams and Grant Counties, WA; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment,    ACTION: Notice of availability.

34. 77 FR 2993, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2011-N254; FXES11120200000F2-112-FF02ENEH00], Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on Oncor Electric Delivery Company's Habitat Conservation Plan for 100 Texas Counties,    ACTION: Notice of availability.

35. 77 FR 2996, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-SATD-2011-N263; FXSC142009000009A-123-FF09S0000], National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy,    ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments; announcement of public workshops.

36. 77 FR 2998, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14866-A; LLAK965000-L14100000-KC0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection,    ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.

37. 77 FR 2999, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVSO3100 L51010000 ER0000 LVRWF09F8740.241A; 12-08807; MO# 4500027523; TAS: 14X5017], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Segregation for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV,    ACTION: Notice of availability.

38. 77 FR 3000, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDB00100 LF1000000.HT0000 LXSS024D0000 4500031313], Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior,    ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

39. 77 FR 3030, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee,    ACTION: Notice.