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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1612
March 19-23, 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 19-23, 2012. If you have any questions or wish to receive full-text copies of any of the items on this list, please contact the Department of 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 19, 2012

1. 77 FR 15973, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 110211137-2141-02] RIN 0648-BA87, Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fisheries; Swordfish Retention Limits, ACTION: Final rule.  

2. 77 FR 15997, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB083, Endangered Species; File No. 15672, ACTION: Issuance of permit.  

3. 77 FR 16023, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13806-001], 5440 Hydro, Inc.: Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process,     

4. 77 FR 16051, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, [FF09D00000-123-FXGO1664091HCC05d], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Call for nominations.  

5. 77 FR 16052, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, [Docket ID No. BSEE-2011-0002; OMB Control Number 1014-0016], Information Collection Activities: Pipelines and Pipeline Rights-of-Way; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day Notice.  

6. 77 FR 16057, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2012-N026; FXES11130100000F5-123-FF01E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

7. 77 FR 16058, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2011-N180; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, Pacific County, WA; Record of Decision for Final Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

8. 77 FR 16059, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-R-2011-N273; FXRS12650700000U4-123-FF07R06000], Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Izembek National Wildlife Refuge Land Exchange/Road Corridor, Cold Bay, AL, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments; announcement of public meetings.  

9. 77 FR 16062, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Advisory Board for Exceptional Children, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

10. 77 FR 16063, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO2600000 L10600000 XQ0000], Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting, ACTION: Notice.  

11. 77 FR 16064, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0312-9725; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,     

12. 77 FR 16120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA), Tribal Consultations, ACTION: Notice of Tribal Consultation.  


MARCH 20, 2012

13. 77 FR 16131, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Executive Order 13602 of March 15, 2012 Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities , Title 3-- The President Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities.    

14. 77 FR 16211, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS)   Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Availability of Seats for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice and request for applications.  

15. 77 FR 16250, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (OASPIH), [Docket No. FR-5610-N-06], Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Training and Technical Assistance Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.  

16. 77 FR 16252, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N054; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

17. 77 FR 16254, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N064; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

18. 77 FR 16255, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N068; 40120-1112-0000-F2], Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits, ACTION: Notice.  

19. 77 FR 16256, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-FHC-2012-N037: 94140-1341-0000-N5], Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

20. 77 FR 16256, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-11785; LLAK-965000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

21. 77 FR 16257, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVS00000 L12200000.PM0000 LXSS006F0000 261A; 12-08807; MO# 4500032858; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meetings: Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

22. 77 FR 16257, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORV00000.L10200000.DD0000; HAG 12-0117], Notice of Public Meeting, John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

23. 77 FR 16258, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Notice of Public Scoping Meetings on an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Gulf of Mexico Eastern Planning Area Oil and Gas Lease Sales 225 and 226, ACTION: Notice of public scoping meetings and request for comments.  

24. 77 FR 16259, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0059, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

25. 77 FR 16260, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029-0035, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

26. 77 FR 16278, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-247 and 50-286; NRC-2008-0672], License Renewal Application for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. ACTION: License renewal application; intent to prepare supplement to final SEIS.  

27. 77 FR 16317, Notices, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water, ACTION: Notice.  

28. 77 FR 16324, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2010-0085;4500030114] RIN 1018-AX12, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Chiricahua Leopard Frog, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  


MARCH 21, 2012

29. 77 FR 16512, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2011-0096; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX38, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and announcement of public hearing.  

30. 77 FR 16519, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Housing Service (RHS), Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for Fiscal Year 2011 and Fiscal Year 2012, ACTION: Notice.  

31. 77 FR 16538, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB085, Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for the North Atlantic Right Whale and the North Pacific Right Whale, ACTION: Notice of initiation of 5-year reviews; request for information.  

32. 77 FR 16553, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2012-N053; FXES11130200000F5-123-FF02ENEH00], Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.  

33. 77 FR 16554, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N057: 40120-1112-0000-F2], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Applications for Incidental Take Permits; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Sarasota County, FL, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.  

34. 77 FR 16556, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-R-2012-N230; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, Boundary County, ID; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

35. 77 FR 16558, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NER-HPPC-0206-9480; 4350-HAMP-409], General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

36. 77 FR 16558, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Charter Renewal, ACTION: Notice of renewal.  


MARCH 22, 2012

37. 77 FR 16651, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012, Title 3-- The President National Defense Resources Preparedness.     

38. 77 FR 16712, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2011-0034; FXES11130900000C3-123-FF09E32000] RIN 1018-AX79, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of American Burying Beetle in Southwestern Missouri, ACTION: Final rule.  

39. 77 FR 16718, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 217, [Docket No. 100217098-2125-02] RIN 0648-AY64, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School Training Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, ACTION: Final rule.  

40. 77 FR 16740, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 300, [Docket No. 120106033-2163-02] RIN 0648-BB68, Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan, ACTION: Final rule.  

41. 77 FR 16828, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Don Pedro Hydroelectric Project Project No. 2299-075], Turlock Irrigation District, & Modesto Irrigation District; Notice of Dispute Resolution Process Schedule, Panel, Technical Conference, and Modified Filing Times for Panel Recommendations and Dispute Determination.     

42. 77 FR 16850, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development   Office of the Inspector General, [Docket No. FR-5627-N-02], Notice of Reclassification of One Investigative Field Office to Regional Office: Denver, CO, ACTION: Notice of reorganization: the reclassification of the Denver, Colorado field office of investigation as a regional office of investigation.  

43. 77 FR 16853, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N013; FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Reed Motors, Inc. Lake County, FL, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.  

44. 77 FR 16854, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2011-N196; BAC-4311-K9-S3], John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties, PA; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

45. 77 FR 16856, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMP0000 L13110000.XH0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

46. 77 FR 16856, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK910000-L13100000.PP0000-L.X.SS.052L0000], Notice of Public Meeting, BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

47. 77 FR 16857, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2410-OYC], Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services, ACTION: Public notice.  

48. 77 FR 16857, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKR-DENA-0312-9811; 9832-0246-703], Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council; Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council within the Alaska Region.  

49. 77 FR 16858, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-DPOL-0312-9771; 0004-SYP], Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

50. 77 FR 16862, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.     

51. 77 FR 16862, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Proposed Information Collection Request; Training, Training Plans, and Records, ACTION: Request for comments.  

52. 77 FR 16863, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Mine Mapping and Records of Opening, Closing, and Reopening of Mines (Formerly, Record of Mine Closures, Opening & Reopening of Mines), ACTION: Request for public comments.  

53. 77 FR 16865, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Occupational Noise Exposure, ACTION: Request for public comments.  


MARCH 23, 2012

54. 77 FR 17007, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Kootenai National Forest, Cabinet Ranger District, Montana Pilgrim Timber Sale Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.   

55. 77 FR 17036, 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 Bogue Banks Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Feasibility Study, in Carteret County, NC, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

56. 77 FR 17037, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA)--Louisiana, Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

57. 77 FR 17044, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   Office of Postsecondary Education, Applications for New Awards; Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), ACTION: Notice.  

58. 77 FR 17091, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Trust Land Consolidation Draft Plan, ACTION: Notice of Availability, Comment Period Reopening.  

59. 77 FR 17091, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD08000. L51010000. ER0000. LVRWB09B2660 CACA-49138], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Environmental Impact Report and the Draft California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment for the Calnev Pipe Line Expansion Project, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

60. 77 FR 17092, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY-957400-12-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCMK1G04596], Filing of Plats of Survey, Nebraska, ACTION: Notice.  

61. 77 FR 17092, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNM940000. L1420000.BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of filing of Plats of Survey.  

62. 77 FR 17093, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDI00000-L10200000-MJ0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.  

63. 77 FR 17098, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification, ACTION: Request for public comments.  

64. 77 FR 17254, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), 33 CFR Part 151 46 CFR Part 162, [Docket No. USCG-2001-10486] RIN 1625-AA32, Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters, Part V, ACTION: Final rule.