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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1608
February 20-24, 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 20-24, 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 20, 2012

Federal Holiday


FEBRUARY 21, 2012

1. 77 FR 9852, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), 36 CFR Part 7, RIN 1024-AD88, Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Cape Cod National Seashore, ACTION: Final rule.

2. 77 FR 9884, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R9-IA-2011-0093; 96300-1671-0000-P5] RIN 1018-AX96, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Publishing Notice of Receipt of Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration Applications, ACTION: Proposed rule.

3. 77 FR 9896, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application and Reports for Scientific Research and Enhancement Permits Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Notice.

4. 77 FR 9958, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2011-N195; FXES11150400000F4-123-FF04E00000], Spring Pygmy Sunfish Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Receipt of Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit; Beaverdam Springs, Limestone County, AL, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

5. 77 FR 9959, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA 50123, LLCA920000 L1310000 FI0000], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease CACA 50123, California, ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease.

6. 77 FR 9960, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-1103-8840; 2051-P580-579], Final Environmental Impact Statement for Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California.

7. 77 FR 9960, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0112-9383; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.    

8. 77 FR 9961, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKR-WRST; 9865-NZM], Notice of Availability, ACTION: Notice of availability.

9. 77 FR 9962, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [OMB Number 1010-0072], Information Collection; Prospecting for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur on the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day notice.

10. 77 FR 9964, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Availability of the Reclamation National Environmental Policy Act Handbook, ACTION: Notice.

11. 77 FR 10184, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, RIN 0710-AA71, Reissuance of Nationwide Permits, Part III, ACTION: Final notice.


FEBRUARY 22, 2012

12. 77 FR 10451, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Chapter I, [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0135; FRL-9339-5], Fishing Tackle Containing Lead; Disposition of Petition Filed Pursuant to TSCA Section 21, ACTION: Petition, reasons for Agency response.

13. 77 FR 10472, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest, Mountaintop Ranger District, California, Mitsubishi South Quarry Expansion Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

14. 77 FR 10491, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13254-002], City of Aspen; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.    

15. 77 FR 10504, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13272-003], Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications; Alaska Village Electric Cooperative.    

16. 77 FR 10542, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), [Docket No. USCG-2011-1178], Revision of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

17. 77 FR 10543, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, [FF09D00000-123-FXGO1664091HCC05d], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Charter, ACTION: Notice of renewal.

18. 77 FR 10544, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [USGS-GX12LR000F60100], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Nonferrous Metals Surveys (30 Forms), ACTION: Notice of a revision of a currently approved information collection (1028-0053).

19. 77 FR 10545, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana--Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance, ACTION: Notice.

20. 77 FR 10547, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas--First Amended Beer and Liquor Tax Ordinance, ACTION: Notice.

21. 77 FR 10551, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation--Amendment to Liquor Code, ACTION: Notice.

22. 77 FR 10553, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake)--Amendment to Liquor Beverage Control Ordinance, ACTION: Notice.

23. 77 FR 10554, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO35000.L14300000.FR0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.

24. 77 FR 10555, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0094], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

25. 77 FR 10555, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVS00000 L12200000.PM0000 LXSS006F0000 261A; 12-08807; MO# 4500032205; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

26. 77 FR 10599, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), [FHWA Docket No. FHWA-2012-0005], Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program; Caltrans Audit Report, ACTION: Notice; request for comment.


FEBRUARY 23, 2012

27. 77 FR 10707, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), 33 CFR Part 147, [Docket No. USCG-2012-0024] RIN 1625-AA00, Safety Zone; NOBLE DIS-COVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska, ACTION: Notice of pro-posed rulemaking.

28. 77 FR 10711, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), 33 CFR Part 147, [Docket No. USCG-2011-1143] RIN 1625-AA00, Safety Zone; KULLUK, Outer Continental Shelf Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), Beaufort Sea, AK, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

29. 77 FR 10723, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Sea Grant Advisory Board, ACTION: Notice of solicitation for nominations for potential National Sea Grant Advisory Board members and notice of public meeting.

30. 77 FR 10724, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB027, Endangered Species; File No. 16253, ACTION: Issuance of permit.

31. 77 FR 10732, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Fossil Energy, [FE Docket No. 11-162-LNG], Cameron LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Domestically Produced Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for 20 Years, ACTION: Notice of application.

32. 77 FR 10766, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-FHC-2012-N039; FXFR1334088TWG0W4-123-FF08EACT00], Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

33. 77 FR 10767, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Rate Adjustments for Indian Irrigation Projects, ACTION: Notice of rate adjustments.

34. 77 FR 10771, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0212-9442; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.  

35. 77 FR 10774, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.    

36. 77 FR 10810, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2010-0072; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX17, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status and Designations of Critical Habitat for Spikedace and Loach Minnow, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.


FEBRUARY 24, 2012

37. 77 FR 11022, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R10-OAR-2011-0367, FRL-9636-9], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Alaska; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.

38. 77 FR 11039, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 98, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0028; FRL-9637-2] RIN 2060-AQ70, Proposed Confidentiality Determinations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category, and Amendments to Table A-7, of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, ACTION: Proposed rule.

39. 77 FR 11060, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2010-004; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AV97, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard, ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability and reopening of comment period.

40. 77 FR 11067, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA912, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; U.S. Navy Training in the Hawaii Range Complex, ACTION: Notice of issuance of a Letter of Authorization.

41. 77 FR 11084, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Cambria Water Supply Project, San Luis Obispo County, CA, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

42. 77 FR 11085, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Installation of a Terminal Groin Structure at Lockwood Folly Inlet and to Conduct Supplemental Beach Nourishment Along the Eastern Oceanfront Shoreline of Holden Beach, in Brunswick County, NC, ACTION: Notice of intent.

43. 77 FR 11086, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Revised Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Brunswick County Beaches, NC, Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

44. 77 FR 11111, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9637-5], Assessment of Potential Large-Scale Mining on the Bristol Bay Watershed of Alaska: Nomination of Peer Reviewers, ACTION: Call for nominations.

45. 77 FR 11151, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, [Docket No. ONRR-2012-002], Notice Seeking Comment on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, ACTION: Notice.

46. 77 FR 11152, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVCO0000.L16100000.DO0000.LXSS155F0000; 12-08807; MO# 4500030996; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Revision to the Carson City District Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

47. 77 FR 11154, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAKF02000.16100000.MR0000.L.X.S.S.094L0000], Notice of Availability for the Eastern Interior Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

48. 77 FR 11155, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO922000-L13100000-FI0000; COC73670], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease COC73670, ACTION: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease.

49. 77 FR 11155, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM, ACTION: Notice of intent.