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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1617
April 23-27, 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 23-27, 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.


APRIL 23, 2012

1. 77 FR 24151, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 648, [Docket No. 120412408-2408-01] RIN 0648-XA795, Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; Final 2012 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications, ACTION: Final rule.  

2. 77 FR 24161, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 635, RIN 0648-BC09, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, ACTION: Notice of intent (NOI) to hold public scoping meetings and to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (EIS); request for comments.  

3. 77 FR 24176, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest; Wyoming; Long Term Special Use Authorization for Wyoming Game and Fish Commission To Use National Forest System Land for Their Winter Elk Management Programs, ACTION: Notice of intent to supplement an environmental impact statement.  

4. 77 FR 24193, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF12-6-000], Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Line MB Loop Extension Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.     

5. 77 FR 24196, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13272-003], Alaska Village Electric Cooperative; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications.     

6. 77 FR 24216, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2012-N090; FXES11130100000F5-123-FF01E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

7. 77 FR 24217, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14854-A; LLAK965000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

8. 77 FR 24217, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14879-A, F-14879-A2; LLAK962000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

9. 77 FR 24218, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14849-A, F-14849-A2; LLAK965 000-L14100000-KC0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

10. 77 FR 24218, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNV952000 L14200000.BJ0000 241A; 12-08807; MO# 4500033715; TAS: 14X1109], Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada, ACTION: Notice.  

11. 77 FR 24219, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY9210000. L143000000.EU0000, WYW167526], Notice of Realty Action; Notice of Segregation and Proposed Sale of Public Lands, Sweetwater County, WY, ACTION: Notice of realty action.  

12. 77 FR 24220, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY9210000, L54100000.FR0000, WYW180014], Notice of Segregation and Possible Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests Application; Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

13. 77 FR 24220, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission, ACTION: Notice of meeting.   

14. 77 FR 24255, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Colorado, ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies.  


APRIL 24, 2012

15. 77 FR 24465, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC005, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

16. 77 FR 24466, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB169, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Applications for eight new scientific research permits, four research permit renewals, and three permit modifications.  

17. 77 FR 24469, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB168, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Receipt of two applications for scientific research and enhancement permits.  

18. 77 FR 24471, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB132, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Russian River Estuary Management Activities, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

19. 77 FR 24505, Notices, ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION, ACHP Quarterly Business Meeting, ACTION: Notice.  

20. 77 FR 24510, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N097; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

21. 77 FR 24513, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L14200000-BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  


APRIL 25, 2012

22. 77 FR 24577, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Proclamation 8802 of April 20, 2012, Title 3-- The President Earth Day, 2012 By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation.  

23. 77 FR 24579, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Proclamation 8803 of April 20, 2012, Title 3-- The President Establishment of the Fort Ord National Monument  By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation.  

24. 77 FR 24661, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 934, [SATS No. ND-053-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2012-0006], North Dakota Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.  

25. 77 FR 24673, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests; Colorado; Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 & COC-67232, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.  

26. 77 FR 24686, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

27. 77 FR 24686, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA714, Endangered Species; File No. 15634, ACTION: Issuance of permit.  

28. 77 FR 24730, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, Submission of Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Reinstatement, ACTION: Notice.  

29. 77 FR 24734, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-MWR-INDU-0312-8330; 6065-4000-409], Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

30. 77 FR 24734, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0011], Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Program Leasing for Marine Hydrokinetic Technology Testing Offshore Florida, ACTION: Notice of the Availability of an Environmental Assessment.  

31. 77 FR 24735, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of renewal and request for comments.  

32. 77 FR 24736, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of renewal and request for comments.  

33. 77 FR 24737, 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.  

34. 77 FR 24737, 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.  

35. 77 FR 24794, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R02-OAR-2012-0296, FRL-9663-9], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of New York; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan and Federal Implementation Plan, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


APRIL 26, 2012

36. 77 FR 24845, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R08-OAR-2011-0870; FRL-9658-9], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; South Dakota; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, ACTION: Final rule.

37. 77 FR 24885, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 49 CFR Parts 105, 171, 172, 173, 177, 178, and 180, [Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0138 (HM-218G)] RIN 2137-AE78, Hazardous Materials; Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR), ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

38. 77 FR 24908, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0016; 4500030114], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Aliciella formosa (Aztec gilia) as Endangered or Threatened With Critical Habitat, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding.

39. 77 FR 24915, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0030; FXES11130900000C6-123-FF09E30000; 92220-1113-0000-C6] RIN 1018-AW02, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revising the Proposed Special Rule for the Utah Prairie Dog, ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of public comment period and notice of document availability.

40. 77 FR 24974, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

41. 77 FR 24975, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2011-N276; FXES11130600000C2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Recovery Plan for the Utah Prairie Dog, ACTION: Notice of document availability.

42. 77 FR 24975, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Indian Reservation Roads; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

43. 77 FR 24976, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wheatgrass Ridge Wind Project, Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho, ACTION: Notice of cancellation.

44. 77 FR 24976, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA, ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period.

45. 77 FR 24976, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.24 1E], Renewal of Information Collection, ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.

46. 77 FR 24978, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000 L14200000.BJ0000], Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey; Mississippi, ACTION: Notice.

47. 77 FR 24978, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUT92000 L13100000 FI0000 25-7A], Notice of Proposed Class II Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Utah, ACTION: Notice of Proposed Class II Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Utah.

48. 77 FR 24978, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY920000-L14300000-FR0000; WYW-165149], Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Washakie County, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.

49. 77 FR 24979, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [7148-NZY], Plan of Operations, Environmental Assessment, Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Plan of Operations and Environmental Assessment for a 30-day public review.

50. 77 FR 24980, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the South Unit of Badlands National Park, South Dakota, ACTION: Notice of availability.

51. 77 FR 24980, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales, ACTION: List of restricted joint bidders.

52. 77 FR 24980, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Record of Decision for Authorizing the Use of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Sand Resources in the Martin County, Florida Hurricane Storm Damage Reduction Project, ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Record of Decision.

53. 77 FR 25010, Notices, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water, ACTION: Notice.


APRIL 27, 2012

54. 77 FR 25060, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS)   Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 15 CFR Part 922, [Docket No. 100222109-2171-02] RIN 0648-AY35, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Regulations, ACTION: Final rule; Public availability of final management plan and environmental assessment.

55. 77 FR 25097, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 648, [Docket No. 120208116-2416-03] RIN 0648-BB83, Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; 2012-2013 Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Specifications, ACTION: Final rule.

56. 77 FR 25112, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R8-ES-2012-N073; FF0800000-FXES11130800000C4-123], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Reviews of Species in California and Nevada, ACTION: Notice of 5-year reviews.

57. 77 FR 25116, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 640, RIN 0648-BB44, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Amendment 11, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

58. 77 FR 25128, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Amended Land Management Plans for the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests, California, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement.

59. 77 FR 25129, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Environmental Impact Statement for Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the Continued Operation of the Winchester Canyon Gun Club; Los Padres National Forest, California, ACTION: Reissuance of a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS).

60. 77 FR 25151, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Availability for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed San Acacia to Bosque del Apache Project, Socorro County, NM, ACTION: Notice of availability.

61. 77 FR 25165, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9002-7], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.    

62. 77 FR 25166, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-R01-OW-2012-0201; FRL-9666-5], EPA--New England Region I; Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Receipt of Petition, ACTION: Notice--Receipt of petition.

63. 77 FR 25191, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-EA-2012-N100; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of teleconference.

64. 77 FR 25192, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N096: FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Application for Approval of a Cooperative Breeding Program, ACTION: Notice of receipt of application for approval; request for comment.

65. 77 FR 25193, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX12GB009PAMR00], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information Collection (1028-0089), Mineral Resources Program's (MRP) Mineral Resource External Research Program (MRERP).

66. 77 FR 25193, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWYD03000 L51100000.GN0000.LVEMK10CW580-WYW-166318], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lost Creek Uranium In Situ Recovery Project, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

67. 77 FR 25195, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDC00000.L10100000.JZ0000.241A0; 4500033580], Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting; Idaho, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

68. 77 FR 25195, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0412-10077; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,    

69. 77 FR 25205, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Roof Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines, ACTION: Request for public comments.