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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1632
August 6-10, 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 August 6-10, 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.


AUGUST 6, 2012

1. 77 FR 46730, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC120, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan 2013-2017, ACTION: Notice of availability of Strategic Plan; request for comments.  

2. 77 FR 46767, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate   Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0025], Plantings Associated with Eligible Facilities (RP9524.5), ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

3. 77 FR 46768, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Moapa Solar Energy Center on the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Clark County NV, ACTION: Notice.  

4. 77 FR 46769, 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.  

5. 77 FR 46770, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the Upper Columbia River Site, Washington, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

6. 77 FR 46790, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Environmental Impact Statement: Dane County, WI, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.  

7. 77 FR 46912, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R05-OAR-2010-0954; FRL-9709-1], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Michigan; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


AUGUST 7, 2012

8. 77 FR 46952, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R05-OAR-2012-0059; FRL-9694-9], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Wisconsin; Regional Haze, ACTION: Final rule.  

9. 77 FR 46964, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 272, [EPA-R06-2012-0471; FRL-9701-7], Oklahoma: Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program, ACTION: Direct final rule.  

10. 77 FR 46985, 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 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Revise Boundaries; Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings.  

11. 77 FR 47003, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0041; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Two Spring Mountains Dark Blue Butterflies and Morand's Checkerspot Butterfly as Endangered or Threatened, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.  

12. 77 FR 47011, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0003;FXES111309F2130D2-123-FF09E22000] RIN 1018-AY42, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassifying the Straight-Horned Markhor With Special Rule, ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month finding.  

13. 77 FR 47043, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC062, Draft 2012 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

14. 77 FR 47045, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB158, Marine Mammals; File No. 16580, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.  

15. 77 FR 47052, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF12-11-000], El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Sasabe Lateral Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.     

16. 77 FR 47058, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-30-000], Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Northeast Supply Link Project.     

17. 77 FR 47063, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. AD12-2-000], Notice of Availability of Draft Revisions; Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan; Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures; Request for Comments.     

18. 77 FR 47089, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Land Acquisitions; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma, ACTION: Notice of final agency determination.  

19. 77 FR 47089, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC09000, 16100000.DQ; CACA 051408], Public Land Order No. 7795; Withdrawal of Public Lands, Clear Creek Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern; California, ACTION: Public Land Order.  

20. 77 FR 47090, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUTC03.14300000.EU0000; UTU-87604 et al.], Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Competitive Sale of Public Lands in Washington County, UT, ACTION: Notice.  

21. 77 FR 47091, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR932000.L102000000.PH0000], Notice of Re-Establishment of the Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees, ACTION: Notice.  

22. 77 FR 47092, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0068], Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest for Proposed Right-of-Way Grant Area.  

23. 77 FR 47095, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Park System Resource Protection Act.     


AUGUST 8, 2012

24. 77 FR 47303, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 635, [Docket No. 110208116-2233-02] RIN 0648-BA75, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Electronic Dealer Reporting Requirements, ACTION: Final rule.  

25. 77 FR 47337, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, 36 CFR Part 218, RIN 0596-AD07, Project-Level Predecisional Administrative Review Process, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

26. 77 FR 47352, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0047; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Graptopetalum bartramii (Bartram Stonecrop) and Pectis imberbis (Beardless Chinch Weed) as Endangered or Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.  

27. 77 FR 47380, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9713-5], Final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges From the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category to Coastal Waters in Texas (TXG330000), ACTION: Notice of NPDES General Permit Renewal.  

28. 77 FR 47399, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, [Funding Announcement Number HHS-2012-IHS-TSGP-0001], Funding Opportunity: Tribal Self-Governance Program; Planning Cooperative Agreement.     

29. 77 FR 47405, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, [Funding Announcement Number HHS-2012-IHS-TSGN-0001], Funding Opportunity: Tribal Self-Governance Program; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement.
 
30. 77 FR 47432, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

31. 77 FR 47432, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N168; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application[s], ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

32. 77 FR 47433, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2012-N125; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, Chesterfield County, VA; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

33. 77 FR 47435, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2012-N166; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Sussex County, DE; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability; reopening of comment period.  

34. 77 FR 47435, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0257], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.  

35. 77 FR 47436, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTB07900 09 L10100000 PH0000 LXAMANMS0000], Western Montana Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

36. 77 FR 47436, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW164744], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW164744, WY, ACTION: Notice.  

37. 77 FR 47436, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW174758], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW174758, WY, ACTION: Notice.  

38. 77 FR 47437, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW164512], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW164512, WY, ACTION: Notice.  

39. 77 FR 47437, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Notice to Extend the Public Comment Period for the Draft Report Assessing Rural Water Activities and Related Programs, ACTION: Notice of extension.  


AUGUST 9, 2012

40. 77 FR 47513, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 502, Definition of Enforcement Action, ACTION: Final rule.  

41. 77 FR 47514, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 537, Management Contracts--Background Investigations, ACTION: Final rule.  

42. 77 FR 47516, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 571, RIN 3141-AA49, Issuance of Investigation Completion Letters, ACTION: Final rule.  

43. 77 FR 47517, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 573, Enforcement Actions, ACTION: Final rule.  

44. 77 FR 47528, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 37 CFR Part 6, [Docket No. PTO-T-2012-0027] RIN 0651-AC80, International Trademark Classification Changes, ACTION: Final rule.  

45. 77 FR 47558, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 8 CFR Part 235 , [Docket No. USCBP-2012-0030] RIN 1651-AA95, Extension of Border Zone in the State of New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.  

46. 77 FR 47583, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0057; 4500030114], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Desert Massasauga as Endangered or Threatened and To Designate Critical Habitat, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.  

47. 77 FR 47587, 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; 4500030113] 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, ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.  

48. 77 FR 47603, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC031, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction and Race Event Activities for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco Bay, CA, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

49. 77 FR 47657, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-R-2012-N130; FXRS12610200000S3-123-FF02R06000], Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Comanche County, OK; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

50. 77 FR 47658, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-R-2012-N142; FXRS12610200000S3-123-FF02R06000], Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Austin and Colorado Counties, TX; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

51. 77 FR 47661, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORE05000.L63320000.AL0000.HAG-11-0172], Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Within the Lower Lake Creek Special Recreation Management Area, Eugene District, OR, ACTION: Notice of proposed supplementary rules.  

52. 77 FR 47665, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [UTW0000000-LR14300000-ET0000; UTU-65685], Public Land Order No. 7794; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6941; Utah, ACTION: Public Land Order.  


AUGUST 10, 2012

53. 77 FR 47826, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA), Inland Waterways Users Board; Request for Nominations, ACTION: Notice.

54. 77 FR 47827, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Kissimmee Basin Modified Water Control Plan, Okeechobee, Highlands, Polk, Osceola and Orange Counties, FL, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

55. 77 FR 47828, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Amended Notice of Intent To Prepare the Hawai'i Clean Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Amended Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS).

56. 77 FR 47839, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9004-4], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.    

57. 77 FR 47862, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, National Environmental Policy Act: Implementing Procedures; Addition to Categorical Exclusions for Bureau of Indian Affairs, ACTION: Notice of Final National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures.

58. 77 FR 47864, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC); Notice of Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

59. 77 FR 47864, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-WSR-2012-N196; FVWF941009000007B-XXX-FF09W11000; FVWF51100900000-XXX-FF09W11000], Proposed Information Collection; Application and Performance Reporting for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Grants and Cooperative Agreements, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

60. 77 FR 47866, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N191; FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Applications for Two Incidental Take Permits; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plans; Reed Motors, Inc. and Clermont Land Development, LLC, Lake County, FL, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.

61. 77 FR 47867, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX12BA02EEW0200], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of an extension of currently approved information collection.

62. 77 FR 47868, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the Bureau of Indian Affairs, ACTION: Notice.

63. 77 FR 47873, 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.

64. 77 FR 47874, 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 47874, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-10874; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.   

66. 77 FR 47875, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-10550; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places Request for Comments on Identifying, Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties and Native American Landscapes, ACTION: Request for comments.

67. 77 FR 47876, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0049], Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statements: Potential Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Decision Regarding Approval of Construction and Operations Plan on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Maine, ACTION: Notice.

68. 77 FR 47877, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0003], Potential Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Maine; Request for Interest, ACTION: Public Notice of an Unsolicited Request for a Commercial OCS Wind Lease, Request for Interest, and Request for Public Comment.