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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1607
February 13-17, 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 13-17, 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 13, 2012

1. 77 FR 7517, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), 7 CFR Part 4279, RIN 0570-AA87, Definitions and Abbreviations, ACTION: Direct final rule.

2. 77 FR 7531, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R08-OAR-2011-0100; FRL-9495-9], Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Montana; Revisions to the Administrative Rules of Montana--Air Quality, Subchapter 7, Exclusion for De Minimis Changes, ACTION: Final rule.

3. 77 FR 7546, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), 7 CFR Part 4279, RIN 0570-AA87, Definitions and Abbreviations, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

4. 77 FR 7568, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Fossil Energy, [FE Docket No. 11-161-LNG], Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Domestically Produced Liquefied Natural Gas to Non Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period, ACTION: Notice of application.

5. 77 FR 7575, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. AD12-7-000], Southwestern Gas Storage Technical Conference; Notice of Revised Agenda and Transcript Availability.    

6. 77 FR 7599, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N031; 40120-1112-0000-F2], Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits, ACTION: Notice.

7. 77 FR 7600, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZ910000.L14300000.DB0000.LXSS058A0000], Notice of Segregation of Public Lands in the State of Arizona for the Restoration Design Energy Project--Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone in Yuma County, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

8. 77 FR 7601, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA-051552, LLCAD07000 L51010000 FX0000 LVRWB10B3980], Notice of Segregation of Public Lands for the Pattern Energy Group Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project, Imperial County, CA, ACTION: Notice.

9. 77 FR 7601, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Notification of Minor Boundary Revision at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, ACTION: Notification of Park Boundary Revision.


FEBRUARY 14, 2012

10. 77 FR 8095, Rules and Regulations, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, 18 CFR Part 806, Review and Approval of Projects, ACTION: Final rule.

11. 77 FR 8144, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 943, [SATS Nos. TX-061-FOR; TX-062-FOR; TX-063-FOR; Docket No. OSM-2011-0007], Texas Regulatory Program, ACTION: Final rule; approval of amendment.

12. 77 FR 8185, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 935, [SATS No. OH-252-FOR; Docket ID OSM 2011-0003], Ohio Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on the proposed amendment.

13. 77 FR 8214, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board, ACTION: Notice of intent to re-establish the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board and call for nominations.

14. 77 FR 8275, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CO200-LLCOF00000-L16520000-XX0000], Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

15. 77 FR 8326, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications, ACTION: List of Applications Delayed More than 180 Days.

16. 77 FR 8450, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2010-0091; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX11, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Nine Bexar County, TX, Invertebrates, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.

17. 77 FR 8576, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544; FRL-9628-8] RIN 2060-AQ40, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Secondary Aluminum Production, Part V, ACTION: Proposed rule.

18. 77 FR 8632, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2010-0019; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AV96, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for the Rayed Bean and Snuffbox Mussels Throughout Their Ranges, Part VI, ACTION: Final rule.


FEBRUARY 15, 2012


19. 77 FR 8801, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Request for Applications: The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program, ACTION: Request for applications.

20. 77 FR 8810, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB007, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

21. 77 FR 8811, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA941, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; St. George Reef Light Station Restoration and Maintenance at Northwest Seal Rock, Del Norte County, CA, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization.

22. 77 FR 8848, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Application for New Awards; Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program, ACTION: Notice.

23. 77 FR 8855, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9632-2], Final Reissuance of the NPDES General Permit for Facilities Related to Oil and Gas Extraction in the Territorial Seas of Texas, ACTION: Notice of Final NPDES General Permit.

24. 77 FR 8890, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-R-2011-N261; FXRS12650400000-123-FF04R02000], Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, KY; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

25. 77 FR 8892, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [FWS-R6-R-2011-N211; FXRS1265066CCP0S2-123-FF06R06000], Detailed Planning To Consider Additional Land Protection on the Missouri River From Fort Randall Dam to Sioux City, IA; National Environmental Policy Act Documents, ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

26. 77 FR 8894, 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.

27. 77 FR 8894, 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.

28. 77 FR 8895, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [NMP010 L14300000.ET0000; NMNM 120333], Public Land Order No. 7788; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land for the Red Cloud Campground; New Mexico, ACTION: Public Land Order.

29. 77 FR 8895, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-0926-8514; 8360-C19D-454], Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas Wilderness Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilderness Management Plan for the Jimbilnan, Pinto Valley, Black Canyon, Eldorado, Ireteba Peaks, Nellis Wash, Spirit Mountain, and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada.

30. 77 FR 8896, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0036, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

31. 77 FR 8903, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket No. 50-400, NRC-2012-0034], Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact; Carolina Power and Light Company Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, ACTION: Notice of availability.


FEBRUARY 16, 2012

32. 77 FR 9177, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing -- Federal Housing Commissioner, 24 CFR Part 203, [Docket No. FR-5461-F-02] RIN 2502-AJ01, Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Suspension of Section 238(c) Single-Family Mortgage Insurance in Military Impacted Areas, ACTION: Final rule.

33. 77 FR 9179, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Parts 524, 539, 577, 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, and 585, RIN 3141-AA47, Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission, ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

34. 77 FR 9200, 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.

35. 77 FR 9211, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB008, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

36. 77 FR 9216, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Native American Career and Technical Education Program; Proposed Waivers and Extension of the Project Period; CFDA Number 84.101A, ACTION: Notice.

37. 77 FR 9222, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13739-001], Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLII, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process,    

38. 77 FR 9260, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2011-N212; FF06R06000-FXRS1265066CCP0S2-123], Establishment of Dakota Grassland Conservation Area, North Dakota and South Dakota, ACTION: Notice.

39. 77 FR 9261, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, Submission of Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Reinstatement, ACTION: Notice.

40. 77 FR 9264, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

41. 77 FR 9265, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

42. 77 FR 9268, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.

43. 77 FR 9304, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 60 and 63, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0234; EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0044, FRL-9611-4] RIN 2060-AP52; RIN 2060-AR31, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired Electric Utility, Industrial-Commercial-Institutional, and Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.


FEBRUARY 17, 2012

44. 77 FR 9532, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 81, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0572; FRL-9624-3] RIN-2060-AR06, Air Quality Designations for the 2010 Primary Nitrogen Dioxide (NO[2]) National Ambient Air Quality Standards, ACTION: Final rule.

45. 77 FR 9618, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0001; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Thermophilic Ostracod as Endangered or Threatened, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding.

46. 77 FR 9621, 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 9627, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [File No. 17086] RIN 0648-XB005, Marine Mammals, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

48. 77 FR 9628, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB011, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice of a public meeting.

49. 77 FR 9634, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Public Scoping Meetings and Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Glades Reservoir, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

50. 77 FR 9635, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in Cooperation With the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the Improvement of a 27.3 Mile Segment of US Highway 64 in Tyrrell and Dare Counties, NC, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

51. 77 FR 9637, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Process for Requesting a Variance From Vegetation Standards for Levees and Floodwalls; Additional Filings, ACTION: Notice.

52. 77 FR 9652, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9001-6], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.    

53. 77 FR 9687, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N040; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

54. 77 FR 9690, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-R-2011-N198; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Corvallis, OR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.

55. 77 FR 9692, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2011-N228;1265-0000-10137-S3], Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and Kakahai a National Wildlife Refuge, Maui County, HI; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plans and Findings of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessments, ACTION: Notice of availability.

56. 77 FR 9693, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2011-N212; FF06R06000-FXRS1265066CCP0S2-123], Establishment of Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area, Kansas, ACTION: Notice.

57. 77 FR 9694, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZ910000.L14300000.DB0000.LXSS058A0000], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Restoration Design Energy Project and Land Use Plan Amendments, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

58. 77 FR 9696, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT-06000-01-L10200000-PG0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

59. 77 FR 9696, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO922000-L13100000-FI0000; COC30486], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC30486, ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease.

60. 77 FR 9696, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO922000-L13100000-FI0000; COC68134], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC68134, ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease.

61. 77 FR 9697, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW151749], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW151749, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.

62. 77 FR 9697, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NCR-CATO-0911-8221; 3201-241a-726], Notification of Boundary Revision, ACTION: Notification of boundary revision.

63. 77 FR 9697, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Notice of Continuation of Concession Contract, ACTION: Public notice.

64. 77 FR 9698, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services, ACTION: Public notice.

65. 77 FR 9698, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts, ACTION: Public notice.

66. 77 FR 9699, 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-third notice of meeting.