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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1615
April 9-13, 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 April 9-13, 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.


APRIL 9, 2012

1. 77 FR 21084, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB156, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Receipt of application for renewal of a scientific research and enhancement permit.

2. 77 FR 21098, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9656-7], Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) Located in Idaho, ACTION: Notice of availability of final NPDES general permit.

3. 77 FR 21106, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES 934 0000 L1310 0000 FI0000], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases LAES 052403 and LAES 052404, Louisiana, ACTION: Notice.

4. 77 FR 21106, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT922200-12-L13100000-FI0000-P; NDM95190], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 95190, North Dakota, ACTION: Notice.

5. 77 FR 21143, Notices, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water, ACTION: Notice.

6. 77 FR 21162, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, 36 CFR Part 219, RIN 0596-AD02, National Forest System Land Management Planning, Part II, ACTION: Final rule and record of decision.


APRIL 10, 2012

7. 77 FR 21453, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R08-OAR-2005-CO-0003, FRL-9616-7], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Colorado; Revisions to New Source Review Rules, ACTION: Final rule.

8. 77 FR 21522, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Tahoe National Forest, CA; Calpeco 625 and 650 Electrical Line Upgrade Project EIS/EIS/EIR, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a joint environmental impact statement/report.

9. 77 FR 21539, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB094, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Sturgeon Research in the Gulf of Mexico, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for letter of authorization; request for comments and information.

10. 77 FR 21540, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA967, Whaling Provisions; Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Quotas, ACTION: Notice; notification of quota for bowhead whales.

11. 77 FR 21554, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14241-000], Alaska Energy Authority; Notice of Extension of Time To File Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and To Identify Issues and Associated Study Requests.

12. 77 FR 21568, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pregraduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs.

13. 77 FR 21581, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Kootenai Tribe of Idaho: Chapter 11--Alcohol Control Act, ACTION: Notice.

14. 77 FR 21584, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCOF00000 L19900000.XZ0000], Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

15. 77 FR 21584, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCOF00000 L16520000.XX0000], Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

16. 77 FR 21594, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-269, 50-270, and 50-28; NRC-2012-0088], Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3.

17. 77 FR 21619, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Open a Public Scoping Period, and Conduct a Public Scoping Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS, Open a Public Scoping Period, and Conduct a Public Scoping Meeting.


APRIL 11, 2012

18. 77 FR 21721, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, California, Whisky Ecosystem Restoration Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

19. 77 FR 21748, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   International Trade Administration (ITA), Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Israel, ACTION: Notice.

20. 77 FR 21750, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB155, Endangered Species; File Nos. 16549 and 17095, ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications.

21. 77 FR 21751, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB152, Endangered Species; File No. 16645, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

22. 77 FR 21753, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA898, Endangered Species; File Nos. 13599 and 1614, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modifications.

23. 77 FR 21754, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA713, Endangered Species; File Nos. 16526, 16323, 16436, 16422, 16438, 16431, 16507, 16547, 16375, 16442, 16482, and 16508, ACTION: Issuance of permits.

24. 77 FR 21758, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14154-001], Notice of Application Accepted for Filing With The Commission, Intent To Waive Scoping, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions, and Establishing an Expedited Schedule for Processing; William Arkoosh.

25. 77 FR 21793, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (OASPIH), [Docket No. FR-5610-N-05], Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Loan Guarantee for Indian Housing, ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

26. 77 FR 21797, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-R-2011-N253: FXRS12650800000S3-112-FF08R00000], Hopper Mountain, Bitter Creek, and Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuges, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Tulare Counties, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments: draft comprehensive conservation plan/environmental assessment.

27. 77 FR 21798, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-0087; 96300-1671-0000 FY12-R4], Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting: Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices, ACTION: Notice.

28. 77 FR 21802, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14839-A, F-14839-A2; LLAK965000-L14100000-KC0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

29. 77 FR 21802, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-9349; LLAK-965000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

30. 77 FR 21803, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO921000-L51100000-GA0000-LVEMC09CC005, COC-70615], Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, Colorado, ACTION: Notice.

31. 77 FR 21803, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY93000 L16100000.DU0000], Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the Rawlins Field Office and Associated Environmental Assessment, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

32. 77 FR 21805, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLID9570000.LL14200000.BJ0000], Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys.

33. 77 FR 21805, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON03400 L17110000.AL0000], Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Mesa County, CO (Ruby-Horsethief Stretch of the Colorado River) Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, ACTION: Notice.

34. 77 FR 21806, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK910000 L13100000.DB0000 LXSINSSI0000], Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative--Science Technical Advisory Panel, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

35. 77 FR 21807, 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.


APRIL 12, 2012

36. 77 FR 21878, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS)  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 15 CFR Part 922, Revisions of Boundaries for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve; Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice of intent to revise boundaries; intent to prepare environmental impact statement; scoping meetings.

37. 77 FR 21896, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R09-OAR-2011-0130, FRL-9658-5], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Nevada; Regional Haze State and Federal Implementation Plans; BART Determination for Reid Gardner Generating Station, ACTION: Proposed rule.

38. 77 FR 21920, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0003; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Eastern or Southern Rocky Mountain Population of the Boreal Toad as an Endangered or Threatened Distinct Population Segment, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

39. 77 FR 21936, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2010-0043; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AV49, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing 23 Species on Oahu as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat for 124 Species, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

40. 77 FR 21946, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 229, [Docket No. 110202088-2183-01] RIN 0648-BA34, Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Bottlenose Dolphin Take Reduction Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

41. 77 FR 21971, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Applications and Reports for Registration as a Tanner or Agent, ACTION: Notice.

42. 77 FR 21977, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13305-002], Whitestone Power and Communications; Notice Concluding Pre-Filing Process and Approving Process Plan and Schedule.

43. 77 FR 21992, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Applicant Background Survey, ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

44. 77 FR 21993, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N027; FXES11130400000C2-123-FF04E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Alabama Sturgeon, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.

45. 77 FR 21994, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK930000 L16100000.DS0000.12XL], Notice of Correction to Notice of Availability of the Draft Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and Announcement of Public Subsistence-Related Hearings, ACTION: Notice of correction.

46. 77 FR 22003, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.


APRIL 13, 2012

47. 77 FR 22225, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 260 and 261, [EPA-HQ-RCRA-2008-0808; FRL 9658-3] RIN-2050-AE78, Regulation of Oil-Bearing Hazardous Secondary Materials From the Petroleum Refining Industry Processed in a Gasification System To Produce Synthesis Gas; Final Determination To Deny Administrative Petition, ACTION: Final rule; final determination to deny administrative petition.

48. 77 FR 22267, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Parts 13 and 22, [Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2011-0054: FF09M21200-123-FXMB123209EAGL0L2] RIN 1018-AX91, Eagle Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting, ACTION: Proposed rule.

49. 77 FR 22278, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 22, [Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2011-0094: 91200-1231-9BPP] RIN 1018-AY30, Eagle Permits; Revisions to Regulations Governing Take Necessary To Protect Interests in Particular Localities, ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.

50. 77 FR 22343, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0412-9961; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions

51. 77 FR 22362, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket No. 70-0398; NRC-2012-0091], Exemption Requests for Special Nuclear Material License SNM-362, Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD, ACTION: Availability of environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact.

52. 77 FR 22392, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 60, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0660; FRL-9654-7] RIN 2060-AQ91, Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.