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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1624
June 11-15, 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 June 11-15, 2012. If you have any questions or wish to receive full-text copies of any of the items on this list, please contact 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.


JUNE 11, 2012

1. 77 FR 34186, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Natural Resources and Environment   Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 7 CFR Part 614, [Docket No. NRCS-2011-0017] RIN 0578-AA59, Appeal Procedures, ACTION: Final rule.

2. 77 FR 34194, Rules and Regulations, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), 10 CFR Parts 71 and 73, RIN 3150-AG41 [NRC-1999-0005], Advance Notification to Native American Tribes of Transportation of Certain Types of Nuclear Waste, ACTION: Final rule.

3. 77 FR 34229, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 271, [EPA-R10-RCRA-2011-0973; FRL-9684-6], Idaho: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program; Revision, ACTION: Final rule.

4. 77 FR 34334, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 665, [Docket No. 120416010-2119-01] RIN 0648-BB84, Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries; Revised Limits on Sea Turtle Interactions in the Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

5. 77 FR 34349, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC058, Endangered Species; File No. 16803, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

6. 77 FR 34349, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC065, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice; re-opening of public comment period.

7. 77 FR 34350, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC066, November 2010 Biological Opinion on the Effects of the Alaska Groundfish Fisheries on Steller Sea Lions and Other Endangered Species; Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for presentations.

8. 77 FR 34400, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [USGS-GX12WC00Com0001], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, ACTION: Notice; request for comments for a new information collection.

9. 77 FR 34401, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCME1R03155], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.

10. 77 FR 34401, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA942000 L57000000 BX0000], Filing of Plats of Survey: California, ACTION: Notice.

11. 77 FR 34402, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L14200000-BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.

12. 77 FR 34402, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCME1R03155], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.

13. 77 FR 34402, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES003420.L13200000.EL0000; WVES-50556; WVES-50560], Notice of Availability of the Final Land Use Analysis and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the East Lynn Lake Coal Lease by Applications WVES-50556 and WVES-50560, Wayne County, West Virginia, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

14. 77 FR 34404, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0512-10390; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.  

15. 77 FR 34405, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Environmental Documents Prepared for Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region, ACTION: Notice of the availability of environmental documents prepared for OCS mineral proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.

16. 77 FR 34411, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [NRC-2011-0022], Branch Technical Position on Concentration Averaging and Encapsulation, ACTION: Draft Branch Technical Position; request for comment.

17. 77 FR 34455, Notices, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water, ACTION: Notice.

18. 77 FR 34456, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Newberg Dundee Bypass Project Project: Yamhill and Washington County, OR, ACTION: Notice of Limitations on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA.

19. 77 FR 34464, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2011-0098; MO 92210-0-0009] RIN 1018-AX14, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing 38 Species on Molokai, Lanai, and Maui as Endangered and Designating Critical Habitat on Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Kahoolawe for 135 Species, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.


JUNE 12, 2012

20. 77 FR 34801, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R05-OAR-2010-0037; FRL-9683-5], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Minnesota; Regional Haze, ACTION: Final rule.  

21. 77 FR 34888, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 917, [KY-255-FOR; OSM-2012-0004], Kentucky Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing.  

22. 77 FR 34890, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 936, [SATS No. OK-034-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2012-0008], Oklahoma Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.  

23. 77 FR 34892, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 944, [SATS No. [UT-048-FOR]; Docket ID [OSM-2012-0011 ]], Utah Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.  

24. 77 FR 34894, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 950, [SATS No WY-041-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2011-0020], Wyoming Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.  

25. 77 FR 34931, 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; Meeting Regarding Regulations for the 2012-13 Hunting Season, ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of meeting date change.  

26. 77 FR 34973, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Solicitation for Comments on the Proposed Realignment of the Division of Workforce Development From the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development to the Office of the Deputy Director--Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, ACTION: Notice.  

27. 77 FR 34975, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Seminole Nation of Oklahoma--Alcohol Control and Enforcement Ordinance, ACTION: Notice.  

28. 77 FR 34981, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians--Liquor Control Ordinance, ACTION: Notice.  

29. 77 FR 34983, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNM940000. L1420000.BJ0000], Notice of Filing, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

30. 77 FR 34984, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10345; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

31. 77 FR 34985, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10363; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, ACTION: Notice.  

32. 77 FR 34986, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10397; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning, MT, ACTION: Notice.  

33. 77 FR 34986, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10376; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, MT, ACTION: Notice.  

34. 77 FR 34987, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10346; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, ACTION: Notice.  

35. 77 FR 34988, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10360; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

36. 77 FR 34989, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10362; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, ACTION: Notice.  

37. 77 FR 34991, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10375; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Correction, ACTION: Notice; correction.  

38. 77 FR 34991, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10347; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: University of California, Santa Barbara, Repository of Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections, Santa Barbara, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

39. 77 FR 34997, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKRO-DENA-10403; 9924-PYS], Notice of June 30, 2012, Meeting for Denali National Park Subsistence Resource Commission, ACTION: Meeting notice.  

40. 77 FR 35058, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Office of the Secretary of Labor, Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Pilot Surveys of Employee Voice in the Coal Mining Industry, ACTION: Notice.  

41. 77 FR 35118, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2010-0024; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AW89, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Dusky Gopher Frog (Previously Mississippi Gopher Frog), Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  


JUNE 13, 2012

42. 77 FR 35245, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), 7 CFR Part 1700, RIN 0572-AC23, Substantially Underserved Trust Areas (SUTA), ACTION: Final rule.  

43. 77 FR 35287, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R03-OAR-2011-0091, EPA-R03-OAR-2011-0584; FRL-9685-2], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Virginia; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan, ACTION: Final rule.  

44. 77 FR 35323, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, 36 CFR Part 220, RIN 0596-AD01, National Environmental Policy Act: Categorical Exclusions for Soil and Water Restoration Activities, ACTION: Notice of proposed rule; request for public comment.   

45. 77 FR 35367, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14343-000], Silt Water Conservancy District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions.   

46. 77 FR 35369, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14342-000], Silt Water Conservancy District; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions.    

47. 77 FR 35420, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule, ACTION: Notice of Meetings.  

48. 77 FR 35420, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO35000.L14300000.FR0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments.  

49. 77 FR 35421, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO35000.L14300000.ES0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004-0012, ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments.  

50. 77 FR 35422, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY-957400-12-L14200000-BJ0000], Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

51. 77 FR 35423, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCS42800800], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

52. 77 FR 35423, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCS42800800], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

53. 77 FR 35423, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA-051552, LLCAD0700 L51010000 FX0000 LVRWB10B3980], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ocotillo Express LLC's Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility and Associated California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Imperial County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

54. 77 FR 35424, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-0512-10399; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.   

55. 77 FR 35482, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 36 CFR Part 242 50 CFR Part 100, [Docket No. FWS-R7-SM-2010-0066; FXFR13350700640L6-123-FF07J00000] RIN 1018-AX33, Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--2012-13 and 2013-14 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations, Part II Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  

56. 77 FR 35542, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 9 CFR Parts 55 and 81, [Docket No. 00-108-8] RIN 0579-AB35, Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose, Part III, ACTION: Interim final rule and request for comments.  


JUNE 14, 2012

57. 77 FR 35657, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA626, Marine Mammals; File Nos. 16163, 16160, and 15569, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits.  

58. 77 FR 35663, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, ACTION: Notice.  

59. 77 FR 35671, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Western Area Power Administration, Conformed Power Marketing Criteria or Regulations for the Boulder Canyon Project, ACTION: Conformance of power marketing criteria in accordance with the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011.  


JUNE 15, 2012

60. 77 FR 35997, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX12LC00BM3FD00], Agency Information Collection Activities: Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028-0079).  

61. 77 FR 35998, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-10974, AA-12556, AA-12577; LLAK-965000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

62. 77 FR 35998, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14864-A and F-14864-A2; LLAK965000-L14100000-KC0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

63. 77 FR 35999, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZP02000.L16100000.DQ0000.LXSS089A0000.241A], Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Sonoran and Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

64. 77 FR 36000, 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.  

65. 77 FR 36001, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities and Related Programs, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

66. 77 FR 36015, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-247-LR and 50-286-LR; ASLBP No. 07-858-03-LR-BD01], Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3); Notice of Hearing (Application for License Renewal).   

67. 77 FR 36032, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS), [Public Notice 7924], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and To Conduct Scoping and To Initiate Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Proposed TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Proposed To Extend From Phillips, MT (the Border Crossing) to Steele City, NE, ACTION: Notice.  

68. 77 FR 36044, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R06-OAR-2009-0050; FRL-9683-9], Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; New Mexico; Regional Haze Rule Requirements for Mandatory Class I Areas, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.