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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1606
February 6-10, 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 February 6-10, 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.


FEBRUARY 6, 2012


1. 77 FR 5714, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 29, [Docket No. FWS-R9-NWRS-2011-0108; FVRS84510900000U2-12X-FF09R50000] RIN 1018-AU89, Change of Addresses for Regional Offices, Addition of One New Address, and Correction of Names of House and Senate Committees We Must Notify, ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

2. 77 FR 5740, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 942, [SATS NO. TN-001-FOR; OSM 2011-0010], Tennessee Abandoned Mine Land Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on program amendment.

3. 77 FR 5751, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 600, [Docket No. 120118050-2049-01] RIN 0648-BB49, Marine Recreational Fisheries of the United States; National Saltwater Angler Registry and State Exemption Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

4. 77 FR 5755, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Request for Proposals: 2012 Hazardous Fuels Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program, ACTION: Request for proposals.

5. 77 FR 5775, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA979, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings and hearings.

6. 77 FR 5819, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, National Geospatial Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of Renewal.

7. 77 FR 5819, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0097], Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts--Call for Information and Nominations, ACTION: Call for Information and Nominations.

8. 77 FR 5830, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2011-0116], Commercial Wind Leasing and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment.

9. 77 FR 5832, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO350000.L14300000.FR0000.24-1A], Conveyance of Federally-Owned Mineral Interests; Renewal of OMB Control Number, ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

10. 77 FR 5833, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WO-300-1310-PP-OSHL], Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

11. 77 FR 5836, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0085], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

12. 77 FR 5836, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Kingman Museum, Inc. Battle Creek, MI, ACTION: Notice.

13. 77 FR 5837, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO, ACTION: Notice.

14. 77 FR 5838, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

15. 77 FR 5839, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO, ACTION: Notice.

16. 77 FR 5840, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Notice of Inventory Completion: Kingman Museum, Incorporated, Battle Creek, MI; Correction, ACTION: Notice; correction.

17. 77 FR 5841, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, ACTION: Notice.

18. 77 FR 5842, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN, ACTION: Notice.

19. 77 FR 5843, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0112-9326; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,    

20. 77 FR 5880, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224, RIN 0648-XJ00 [Docket No. 100903414-1762-02], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened and Endangered Status for Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Northeast Region, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.

21. 77 FR 5914, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 224, [Docket No. 090219208-1762-02] RIN 0648-XN50, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Listing Determinations for Two Distinct Population Segments of Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) in the Southeast, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.


FEBRUARY 7, 2012


22. 77 FR 6065, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Economic Survey, ACTION: Notice.

23. 77 FR 6065, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XT57, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, February to March, 2012, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization (ITA).

24. 77 FR 6096, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Applications for New Awards; Indian Education--Professional Development Grants Program, ACTION: Notice.

25. 77 FR 6138, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0031; FXES11130900000C6-123--FF09E32000; DOC Docket No. 110131072-1277-01] RIN 1018-AX49; 0648-BA78, Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase "Significant Portion of Its Range" in the Endangered Species Act's Definitions of "Endangered Species" and "Threatened Species", ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.

26. 77 FR 6139, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N029; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

27. 77 FR 6141, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNV952000 L14200000.BJ0000 241A; 12-08807; MO# 4500031675; TAS: 14X1109], Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada, ACTION: Notice.

28. 77 FR 6141, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUT980300-L10400000-PH0000-24-1A], Notice of Utah's Resource Advisory Council Meeting, ACTION: Notice.

29. 77 FR 6141, 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.

30. 77 FR 6171, 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. 326, and other Federal agencies.


FEBRUARY 8, 2012


31. 77 FR 6531, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), [Doc. No. AMS-FV-11-0089], Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill (SCBGP-FB), ACTION: Notice.

32. 77 FR 6548, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA), Environmental Impact Statement for the Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives at Fort Bliss, TX, ACTION: Notice of intent.

33. 77 FR 6552, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13954-001], Mahoning Hydropower, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.    

34. 77 FR 6555, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13272-002], Alaska Village Electric Cooperative; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications.    

35. 77 FR 6579, 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.

36. 77 FR 6579, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Vendor Outreach Workshop for Small Information Technology (IT) Businesses in the National Capitol Region of the United States, ACTION: Notice.

37. 77 FR 6580, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [USGS-GX12LR000F60100], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Industrial Minerals Surveys (40 Forms), ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (1028-0062).

38. 77 FR 6580, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of Audio Conference.

39. 77 FR 6581, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2310-0070-422], Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plan, Yellowstone National Park.

40. 77 FR 6581, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS)   Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee, [NPS-SER-BICY-1220-9207; 5120-SZM], Meetings of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of meetings.

41. 77 FR 6628, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0600; FRL-9626-7] RIN 2060-AQ60, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks; and Steel Pickling-HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants, Part II, ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking.


FEBRUARY 9, 2012


42. 77 FR 6673, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (OASPIH), 24 CFR Part 954, [Doc. No. FR-5568-F-01] RIN 2577-AC87, Removal of the Indian HOME Investment Partnerships Program Regulation, ACTION: Final rule.

43. 77 FR 6682, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 216, [Docket No. 110781394-2048-02] RIN 0648-BB09, Marine Mammals; Subsistence Taking of Northern Fur Seals; Harvest Estimates, ACTION: Final estimates of annual fur seal subsistence needs.

44. 77 FR 6727, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R05-OAR-2009-0730; FRL-9629-2], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Wisconsin; Redesignation of the Milwaukee-Racine and Sheboygan Areas to Attainment for 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard, ACTION: Proposed rule.

45. 77 FR 6743, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R05-OAR-2009-0666; FRL-9629-3], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Illinois; Ozone, ACTION: Proposed rule.

46. 77 FR 6778, 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.

47. 77 FR 6786, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS), U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Public Meeting and Public Comment, ACTION: Notice of public meeting, Notice of public comment.

48. 77 FR 6787, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy, Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Live-Fire Training Range Complex on Guam To Support the Guam Military Relocation, ACTION: Notice.

49. 77 FR 6793, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-39-000], D'Lo Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the PROPOSED D'LO Gas Storage Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Onsite Environmental Review,    

50. 77 FR 6815, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2012-N028; FXES11130200000F5-112-FF02ENEH00], Emergency Exemption; Issuance of Emergency Permit To Salvage Houston Toads Affected by a Wildfire in Bastrop County, TX, ACTION: Notice of issuance of endangered species emergency permit.

51. 77 FR 6816, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N035; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

52. 77 FR 6819, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK920000-L14100000-BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Alaska, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey.

53. 77 FR 6820, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRSS-0211-9466; 2340-N003-NYS], Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Creating Stewardship Through Biodiversity Discovery in National Parks, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


FEBRUARY 10, 2012


54. 77 FR 7134, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA907, Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

55. 77 FR 7172, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-R-2011-N179; XRS12610200000S3-123-FFO2R06000], Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, Sequoyah, Muskogee, and Haskell Counties, OK; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

56. 77 FR 7174, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-FHC-2012-N030; FVHC98130406900Y4-XXX-FF04G01000], Correction Notice for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments; correction.

57. 77 FR 7175, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2011-N0011; FXES11130200000F5-123-FF02ENEH00], Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.

58. 77 FR 7176, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2011-N222; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Rockingham County, NH, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. ,

59. 77 FR 7178, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO230.11100000.PH0000], Notice of Correction to Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statements and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements To Incorporate Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures Into Land Use Plans and Land Management Plans, ACTION: Notice of Correction.

60. 77 FR 7179, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA 53257, LLCAD06800 L17110000 FD0000], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Land Exchange Between the Bureau of Land Management and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Riverside County, CA, ACTION: Notice of intent.

61. 77 FR 7180, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA 942000 L57000000 BX0000], Filing of Plats of Survey: California, ACTION: Notice.

62. 77 FR 7180, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON03000 L12320000.AL0000], Notice of Correction to Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Mesa County, CO Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, ACTION: Notice of correction.

63. 77 FR 7180, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting, ACTION: Notice.

64. 77 FR 7246, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, [Docket No. FR-5601-N-06], Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless, Part II, ACTION: Notice.

65. 77 FR 7282, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 10 CFR Part 431, [Docket Number EERE-2010-BT-STD-0048] RIN 1904-AC04, Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers, Part III, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting.