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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No.1620
May 14-18, 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 May 14-18, 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.


MAY 14, 2012


1. 77 FR 28347, 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; extension of comment period.  

2. 77 FR 28351, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request--Study of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), ACTION: Notice.  

3. 77 FR 28401, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, [Docket ID No. BSEE-2012-0008; OMB Control Number 1014-0009], Information Collection Activities: Legacy Data Verification Process (LDVP); Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-day notice.  

4. 77 FR 28402, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2012-N087; FXES11130200000F5-123-FF02ENEH00], Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.  


MAY 15, 2012

5. 77 FR 28497, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 120207106-2428-02] RIN 0648-BB85 and 0648-BB27, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures, ACTION: Final rule.  

6. 77 FR 28560, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 640, [Docket No. 110908576-1029-01] RIN 0648-BB44, Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Amendment 11, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

7. 77 FR 28600, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), [Docket Number CDC-2012-0006; NIOSH-255], Draft publication: Coal Dust Explosibility Meter Evaluation and Recommendations for Application, ACTION: Notice of draft publication available for public comment.  

8. 77 FR 28616, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Tribal Consultation Sessions--Department of the Interior Information Technology Infrastructure Consolidation and Reorganization, ACTION: Notice.

9. 77 FR 28617, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A], Call for Nominations and Comments for the 2012 National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale, ACTION: Notice.  

10. 77 FR 28618, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD07000, L51010000.FX0000.LVRWB10B4050], Notice of Availability of the San Diego Gas & Electric Ocotillo Sol Solar Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Imperial County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

11. 77 FR 28619, 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.  

12. 77 FR 28619, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVS00000 L12200000.PM0000 LXSS006F0000 261A; 12-08807; MO# 4500034358; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

13. 77 FR 28620, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0043], Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest for Proposed Right-of-Way Grant Area.  

14. 77 FR 28704, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R1-ES-2012-0017: 4500030113] RIN 1018-AX72, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod) and Designation of Critical Habitat, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


MAY 16, 2012

15. 77 FR 28825, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R08-OAR-2011-0114; FRL-9670-6], Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; State of Utah; Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Mandatory Class I Areas, ACTION: Proposed rule.

16. 77 FR 28846, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0064; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX40. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Astragalus lentiginosus var. coachellae (Coachella Valley Milk-Vetch), ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

17. 77 FR 28855, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC008, Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, ACTION: Notice of Availability; request for comments.

18. 77 FR 28866, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13011-003], Shelbyville Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests.    

19. 77 FR 28873, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14369-000], Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Extension of Time for Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications.    

20. 77 FR 28891, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate   Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012], National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.

21. 77 FR 28895, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-R-2012-N005; FXRS12650800000-123-FF08R0000], Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments: draft comprehensive conservation plan/environmental assessment.

22. 77 FR 28897, 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.

23. 77 FR 29078, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0007; FXES11130900000C5-123-FF09E32000] RIN 1018-AY04, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To Downlist Three San Clemente Island Plant Species; Proposed Rule To Reclassify Two San Clemente Island Plant Species; Taxonomic Correction, Part V, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding and proposed rule.

24. 77 FR 29168, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 9 and 449, [EPA-HQ-OW-2004-0038. FRL-9667-6] RIN 2040-AE69, Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category, Part VII, ACTION: Final rule.


MAY 17, 2012

25. 77 FR 29229, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 272, [EPA-R06-2011-0484 FRL-9652-9a], Oklahoma: Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program, ACTION: Direct final rule.

26. 77 FR 29335, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0886; FRL-9517-4], Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New and Amended Pesticide Registration, ACTION: Notice.

27. 77 FR 29336, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OECA-2011-0253; FRL-9517-2], Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Nonmetallic Mineral Processing (Renewal), ACTION: Notice.

28. 77 FR 29357, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2012-N111; FXES11130300000F3-123-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments.

29. 77 FR 29358, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-R-2012-N084; FF07R06000 FXRS12650700000Z2], Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, AK; Environmental Impact Statement for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

30. 77 FR 29359, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-EA-2012-N115; FF09X60000-FVWF979209000005D-XXX], Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

31. 77 FR 29516, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 20, [Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2012-0005; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2] RIN 1018-AX97, Migratory Bird Hunting; Supplemental Proposals for Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations for the 2012-13 Hunting Season; Notice of Meetings, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule; supplemental.


MAY 18, 2012

32. 77 FR 29537, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Housing Service (RHS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Consolidated Farm Service Agency (CFSA), 7 CFR Part 1942, RIN 0575-AC78, Community Facility Loans, ACTION: Final rule.

33. 77 FR 29553, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. 110831547-2425-03] RIN 0648-BB26, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 2 for the South Atlantic Region; Correction, ACTION: Correcting amendment.  

34. 77 FR 29556, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 0906041011-2432-02] RIN 0648-AX91, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program, ACTION: Final rule.  

35. 77 FR 29593, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC027, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

36. 77 FR 29617, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine Proposed in Levy County, FL, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

37. 77 FR 29618, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, The Release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the Announcement of a Public Hearing for the Figure Eight Island Inlet and Shoreline Management Project, on Figure Eight Island, New Hanover County, NC, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

38. 77 FR 29629, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-96-000], El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Norte Crossing Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.     

39. 77 FR 29636, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9003-1], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.     

40. 77 FR 29637, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0003; FRL-9348-6], SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice.

41. 77 FR 29681, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0512-10255; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.     

42. 77 FR 29682, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf, Central Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 216/222, ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Record of Decision (ROD) on a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 2012 Central Planning Area (CPA) Lease Sale 216/222,  

43. 77 FR 29683, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Consolidated Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area Sale; 216/222, ACTION: Final Notice of Sale.  

44. 77 FR 29697, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket No. 40-3392; NRC-2012-0111], Honeywell Metropolis Works; Grant of Exemption for Honeywell Metropolis Works License, ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact.  

45. 77 FR 29758, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 136, 260, 423, 430, and 435, [EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0192; FRL-9664-6] RIN 2040-AF09, Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; Analysis and Sampling Procedures, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.