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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1611,
March 12-16, 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 March 12-16, 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.


MARCH 12, 2012

1. 77 FR 14473, Rules and Regulations, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT   Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), 40 CFR Parts 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1505, 1506, 1507, and 1508, Final Guidance on Improving the Process for Preparing Efficient and Timely Environmental Reviews Under the National Environmental Policy Act, ACTION: Notice of availability, final guidance.  

2. 77 FR 14482, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 10 CFR Part 438, RIN 1904-AB98, Petroleum Reduction and Alternative Fuel Consumption Requirements for Federal Fleets, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.  

3. 77 FR 14507, Notices, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT   Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Revision to Guidance, "Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting", ACTION: Notice of Availability, Draft Revised Guidance, "Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting".  

4. 77 FR 14561, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of meeting.
 
5. 77 FR 14561, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Tribal Consultation Sessions--Administrative Organizational Assessment Draft Report, Organizational Streamlining of BIA and BIE, and BIE Topics, ACTION: Notice.  

6. 77 FR 14562, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-FHC-2012-N045; FXFR13340500000L4-123-FF05F24400], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Horseshoe Crab Tagging Program, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

7. 77 FR 14564, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-MB-2012-N0059; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

8. 77 FR 14565, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-R-2012-N046; FXRS126307000004A-FF07R08000], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Alaska Guide Service Evaluation, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

9. 77 FR 14566, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [USGS-GX12RN000DSA200], Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request on Extension of Existing Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of extension of an existing information collection (1028-0048).
 
10. 77 FR 14567, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUT030000-L17110000-PH0000-24-1A], Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice.  

11. 77 FR 14567, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains, Cross Plains, Wisconsin, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

12. 77 FR 14568, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-0105-9223; 9082-P704-409], Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed General Management Plan, Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito and Monterey Counties, CA, ACTION: Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement.  

13. 77 FR 14584, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals, ACTION: Monthly Notice of PFC Approvals and Disapprovals. In January 2012, there were four applications approved. This notice also includes information on two other applications, one approved in June 2011 and one approved in December 2011, inadvertently left off the June 2011 and December 2011 notices, respectively. Additionally, two approved amendments to previously approved applications are listed.  

14. 77 FR 14586, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement; Kittitas County, WA, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  


MARCH 13, 2012

15. 77 FR 14726, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Consolidated Farm Service Agency (CFSA) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), Information Collection Request; Economic Assessment of Conservation Reserve Program Lands for Hunting, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

16. 77 FR 14727, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Tongass National Forest Wrangell Ranger District; Alaska; Wrangell Island Project Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Corrected Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.  

17. 77 FR 14734, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB058, Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan for PacifiCorp Klamath Hydroelectric Project Interim Operations, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

18. 77 FR 14735, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB078, New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice; public meeting.  

19. 77 FR 14736, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB034, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Pile Placement for Fishermen's Offshore Wind Farm, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.  

20. 77 FR 14744, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA961, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey in the South-Eastern Pacific Ocean, May, 2012, ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments.  

21. 77 FR 14828, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKR-GAAR-0228-9686: 9924-PYS], Notice of Public Meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region's Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program.    

22. 77 FR 14828, 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.  

23. 77 FR 14855, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Launch and Reentry of SpaceShipTwo Reusable Suborbital Rockets at the Mojave Air and Space Port, ACTION: Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment.  

24. 77 FR 14857, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.  

25. 77 FR 14862, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [NV 126-NBK; FRL-9634-9], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Nevada; Revised Format for Materials Incorporated by Reference, Part II, ACTION: Final rule; notice of administrative change.  

26. 77 FR 14914, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2010-0050; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AV93, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status for the Sheepnose and Spectaclecase Mussels Throughout Their Range, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  


MARCH 14, 2012

27. 77 FR 15019, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Parts 13, 17, and 23, [Docket No. FWS-R9-IA-2010-0083; 96300-1671-0000-R4] RIN 1018-AW82, Revision of Regulations Implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Updates Following the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES; Correction, ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.  

28. 77 FR 15026, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, Privacy Act of 1974; Farm Records File (Automated) System of Records, ACTION: Notice of revision to Privacy Act system of records.  

29. 77 FR 15043, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Request for Tribal Consultation on the Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) Native American Business Enterprise Center (NABEC) Program; Notice of Public Webinars, ACTION: Meeting Notice.  

30. 77 FR 15045, 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; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

31. 77 FR 15087, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Installation of a Terminal Groin Structure at the Western End of South Beach, Bald Head Island, in Close Proximity to the Federal Wilmington Harbor Channel of the Cape Fear River (Brunswick County, NC), ACTION: Notice of intent.  

32. 77 FR 15088, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Public Scoping Meeting and Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Baryonyx Corporation, Inc.'s Proposed Wind Farm, Offshore, Willacy and Cameron Counties, TX, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

33. 77 FR 15118, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, [Docket ID No. BSEE-2011-0005; OMB Number 1014-NEW], Information Collection Activities: Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf for Minerals Other Than Oil, Gas, and Sulphur; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day Notice.
 
34. 77 FR 15121, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-R-2011-N262; FXRS12650400000S3-123-FF04R02000], Final Land Protection Plan and Final Environmental Assessment for Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

35. 77 FR 15122, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone-- Ordinance Pursuant to United States Code, Legalizing and Regulating the Introduction, Possession, Use and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages, ACTION: Notice.  


MARCH 15, 2012

36. 77 FR 15310, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Transit Administration DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 23 CFR Part 771, [Docket No. FTA-2011-0056] RIN 2132-AB03, Environmental Impact and Related Procedures, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.  

37. 77 FR 15352, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Parts 13, 17, and 402, [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0099: FXES11150900000A2123] RIN 1018-AY29, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Expanding Incentives for Voluntary Conservation Actions Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.  

38. 77 FR 15382, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee; Notice of Renewal, ACTION: Notice of Renewal.  

39. 77 FR 15383, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N070; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

40. 77 FR 15386, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-EA-2012-N055; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of teleconference.  

41. 77 FR 15387, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY922000-L13200000-EL0000, WYW180710], Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW180710, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

42. 77 FR 15388, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZ956000.L14200000.BJ0000.241A], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey; Arizona.  

43. 77 FR 15388, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDT000000.L11200000.DD0000.241A.00], Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

44. 77 FR 15389, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

45. 77 FR 15450, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for the Chicago, Illinois, to Omaha, Nebraska, Regional Passenger Rail System, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  

46. 77 FR 15455, 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.  


MARCH 16, 2012

47. 77 FR 15617, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2010-0079; FXES11130900000C3-123-FF09E30000] RIN 1018-AX27, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishing a Manatee Refuge in Kings Bay, Citrus County, FL, ACTION: Final rule.

48. 77 FR 15701, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 600 and 635, [Docket No. 080603729-8750-01] RIN 0648-AW83, Highly Migratory Species; 2006 Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 4, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

49. 77 FR 15719, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB080, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

50. 77 FR 15720, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB092, New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

51. 77 FR 15722, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB050, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Russian River Estuary Management Activities, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.

52. 77 FR 15746, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 2179-043], Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments.    

53. 77 FR 15750, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9002-1], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.    

54. 77 FR 15794, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed KRoad Moapa Solar Generation Facility, Clark County, NV, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

55. 77 FR 15795, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUTG01100-12-L13110000-EJ0000], Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gasco Energy Inc. Uinta Basin Natural Gas Development Project, Uintah County, UT, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

56. 77 FR 15796, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0112], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

57. 77 FR 15796, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

58. 77 FR 15798, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, ACTION: Notice.

59. 77 FR 15798, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, ACTION: Notice.

60. 77 FR 15799, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, ACTION: Notice.

61. 77 FR 15800, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southwest Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM, ACTION: Notice.

62. 77 FR 15801, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA, ACTION: Notice.

63. 77 FR 15802, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2253-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA, ACTION: Notice.

64. 77 FR 15804, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Employment and Training Administration Program Year (PY) 2012 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Allotments; PY 2012 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2012 Workforce Information Grants, ACTION: Notice.

65. 77 FR 15809, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs; Solicitation for Grant Applications and Announcement of Competition Waivers for Program Years 2012 and 2013.