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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1626
June 25-29, 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 25-29, 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 25, 2012

1. 77 FR 37867, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 226, [Docket No. 110207102-2084-02] RIN 0648-BA81, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Rulemaking To Revise Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals, ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of 6-month extension of the deadline for a final critical habitat determination.  

2. 77 FR 37877, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC059, Endangered Species; File No. 17022, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.  

3. 77 FR 37878, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA626, Marine Mammals; File No. 16163, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.  

4. 77 FR 37886, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Air Force (USAF) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy United States Marine Corps (USMC), Notice of Public Meetings for the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Arizona, ACTION: Notice.  

5. 77 FR 37917, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2012-N091; FXES11150200000F4-123-FF02ENEH00], Draft Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances and Draft Environmental Assessment; Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment.  

6. 77 FR 37919, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000-L19100000-Bk0000], Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey, ACTION: Notice.  

7. 77 FR 37926, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.  

8. 77 FR 37962, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 174, 179, and 180, [Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0018 (HM-216B)] RIN 2137-AE55, Hazardous Materials: Incorporating Rail Special Permits Into the Hazardous Materials Regulations, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  


JUNE 26, 2012

9. 77 FR 38023, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 43 CFR Part 3160, [WO-300-L13100000.FJ0000] RIN 1004-AE26, Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands, ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.  

10. 77 FR 38030, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 300 and 635, [Docket No. 120510051-2156-01] RIN 0648-BC16, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Lifting Trade Restrictive Measures, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

11. 77 FR 38076, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NCR-GWMP-1202-9483: 3310-0250-471], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Boat-House Facility for Non-Motorized Boats, George Washington Memorial Parkway, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

12. 77 FR 38078, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-CONC-10245; 2410-OYC], Notice of Extension of Concession Contract, ACTION: Notice.  

13. 77 FR 38078, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-OIA-WASO-10326:0050-673], U.S. Nominations to the World Heritage List: San Antonio Franciscan Missions, ACTION: Second Notice.  

14. 77 FR 38087, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Office of the Secretary of Labor, Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Noise Exposure, ACTION: Notice.  


JUNE 27, 2012

15. 77 FR 38277, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Water Power Program, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

16. 77 FR 38317, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-EA-2012-N150; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of teleconference.  

17. 77 FR 38318, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of annual meeting: Audio Conference.  

18. 77 FR 38319, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information, ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI).  

19. 77 FR 38319, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.24 1E], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments.  

20. 77 FR 38320, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCME1R05174], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

21. 77 FR 38321, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCME1R04777], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Montana, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

22. 77 FR 38321, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L19100000-BJ0000-LRCME1G04810], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; South Dakota, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

23. 77 FR 38323, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.  

24. 77 FR 38375, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Taos Regional Airport Layout Plan Improvements, Taos, NM, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.  

25. 77 FR 38377, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, CA, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

JUNE 28, 2012

26. 77 FR 38585, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC070, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Exempted Fishing Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments.

27. 77 FR 38587, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC010, Marine Mammals; File No. 14325.

28. 77 FR 38587, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC068, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Harbor Activities Related to the Delta IV/Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental take authorization; request for comments.

29. 77 FR 38614, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF12-2-000], Northwest Pipeline, GP; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Kalama Lateral Pipeline Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.

30. 77 FR 38616, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-461-000], Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2012 Greenspring Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

31. 77 FR 38640, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Cooperative Agreements for the Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes Under the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Program.

32. 77 FR 38652, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N156; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

33. 77 FR 38653, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2012-N157; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

34. 77 FR 38667, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.


JUNE 29, 2012

35. 77 FR 38718, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), 33 CFR Part 147, [Docket No. USCG-2012-0024] RIN 1625-AA00, Safety Zone; NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi and/or Beaufort Seas, AK, ACTION: Temporary final rule.

36. 77 FR 38762, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R3-ES-2012-N103; FX3ES11130300000D2-123-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of Seven Listed Species, ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.

37. 77 FR 38774, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB160, Marine Mammals; File No. 16193, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

38. 77 FR 38779, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Mather Specific Plan Project, Sacramento County, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK-2002-561, ACTION: Notice of availability.

39. 77 FR 38781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice.

40. 77 FR 38793, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-469-000], Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed A-Line Abandonment Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues

41. 77 FR 38801, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9003-7], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability

42. 77 FR 38819, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2012-0036; FXES11120300000F2-123-FF03E15000], Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit, Buckeye Wind Power Project, Champaign County, OH, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

43. 77 FR 38821, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's Proposed Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project in the City of Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

44. 77 FR 38822, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [NVN-089176 & NVN-091072 LLNVS00560 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWF1103400], Notice of Availability: Record of Decision for KRoad Moapa Solar Facility, ACTION: Notice of availability.

45. 77 FR 38823, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [CACA-052537, LLCAD05000, L51010000.FX0000, LVRWB11B4520], Notice of Availability of the Alta East Wind Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Kern County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability.

46. 77 FR 38824, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [COF000-LLCOF00000-L19900000-XZ0000], Notice of Meeting, Front Range Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

47. 77 FR 38824, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [2310-0070-422], Winter Use Plan, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Yellowstone National Park, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Winter Use Plan, Yellowstone National Park.

48. 77 FR 38834, Notices, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, ACTION: Notice of permit applications received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978.

49. 77 FR 38890, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 50, 51, 52, 53, and 58, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0492; FRL-9682-9] RIN 2060-AO47, National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.