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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1638
September 17-21, 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 September 17-21, 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.


SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

1. 77 FR 57104, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT   Office of the Chief Information Officer, [Docket No. FR-5603-N-63], Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Loan Guarantees for Indian Housing, ACTION: Notice.  

2. 77 FR 57107, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N221; 40120-1112-0000-F2], Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits, ACTION: Notice.  

3. 77 FR 57107, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2012-N116; 12560-0000-10137 S3], Bandon Marsh, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuges, Coos, Tillamook, and Lincoln Counties, OR; Comprehensive Conservation Plans and Environmental Assessments, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

4. 77 FR 57111, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [USGS-GX12LR000F60100], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement (1 Form), ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028-0060).  

5. 77 FR 57111, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000: HAG12-0299], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.  

6. 77 FR 57112, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11059; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Lawton, OK, ACTION: Notice.  

7. 77 FR 57113, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11058; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grasslands, Fort Collins, CO, ACTION: Notice.  

8. 77 FR 57114, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11180; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.     

9. 77 FR 57156, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Office of the Secretary of Labor, Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines, ACTION: Notice.  

10. 77 FR 57157, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.  

11. 77 FR 57184, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Transit Administration, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Satellite Facility, King and Snohomish Counties, Washington, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.  

12. 77 FR 57188, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Surface Transportation Board, [Docket No. FD 35668], Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and Permian Basin Railways--Continuance in Control Exemption--Rusk, Palestine & Pacific Railroad, LLC.     

13. 77 FR 57188, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Surface Transportation Board, [Docket No. FD 35669], Rusk, Palestine & Pacific Railroad, LLC--Operation Exemption--Texas State Railroad Authority.   


SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

14. 77 FR 57544, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (OASPIH), 24 CFR Part 1000, [Docket No. FR-5650-N-02], Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 1996: Request for Nominations for Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Membership, ACTION: Notice of negotiated rulemaking.  

15. 77 FR 57554, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224, RIN 0648-XT37, Endangered and Threatened Species; Reopening of Public Comment Period on Proposed Endangered Status for the Hawaiian Insular False Killer Whale Distinct Population Segment, ACTION: Reopening of comment period; notice of availability of new information.  

16. 77 FR 57559, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB144, Endangered Species; File No. 13330, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modification.  

17. 77 FR 57572, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), [Docket No. USCG-2008-1088], Notice of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.  

18. 77 FR 57577, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-EA-2012-N217; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-123], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

19. 77 FR 57578, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LNM9300000 L12200000 XX0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.  

20. 77 FR 57579, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC09000 L11500000.JP0000], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Southern Diablo Mountain Range and Central Coast of California and Associated Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice.  

21. 77 FR 57580, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO956000 L14200000.BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats; Colorado,  

22. 77 FR 57580, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY910000 L16100000 XX0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

23. 77 FR 57581, 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.  

24. 77 FR 57581, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of revisions.  

25. 77 FR 57587, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of revisions.  

26. 77 FR 57588, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Agency Information Collection; Proposed Revisions to a Currently Approved Information Collection, ACTION: Notice of revisions.  

27. 77 FR 57648, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2010-0043: 4500030114] RIN 1018-AV49, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 23 Species on Oahu and Designation of Critical Habitat for 124 Species, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  

28. 77 FR 57864, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R08-OAR-2011-0851, FRL 9719-9], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Montana; State Implementation Plan and Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  

29. 77 FR 57922, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0076: 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List 14 Aquatic Mollusks as Endangered or Threatened, Part IV, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.  


SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

30. 77 FR 58022, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 926, [SATS No. MT-034-FOR; Docket ID No. OSM-2011-0018], Montana Regulatory Program, ACTION: Final rule; approval of amendment.  

31. 77 FR 58025, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 943, [SATS No. TX-064-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2012-0005], Texas Regulatory Program, ACTION: Final rule; approval of amendment.  

32. 77 FR 58050, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 32, Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations.    

33. 77 FR 58050, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 32, Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations.    

34. 77 FR 58051, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 32, Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations.    

35. 77 FR 58053, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 917, [SATS No. KY-253-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2009-0014], Kentucky Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; Removal of Required Amendments; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing.

36. 77 FR 58056, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 924, [SATS No. MS-023-FOR; Docket No. OSM-2012-0018], Mississippi Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing.  

37. 77 FR 58084, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2012-0077; 4500030115], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Findings on Petitions To Delist U.S. Captive Populations of the Scimitar-Horned Oryx, Dama Gazelle, and Addax, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition findings and initiation of status review.  

38. 77 FR 58096, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Georgia Transmission Corporation: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and To Hold Public Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment and Hold Public Scoping Meetings.  

39. 77 FR 58122, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-496-000], Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed High Plains 2013 Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.     

40. 77 FR 58147, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review, ACTION: Notice.  

41. 77 FR 58173, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0095], Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (Pertains to Metal and Nonmetal Underground Mines Deemed To Be Gassy, ACTION: Request for public comments.  

42. 77 FR 58256, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC072, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey off the Central Coast of California, November to December, 2012, Part III, ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments.  

43. 77 FR 58297, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Proclamation 8865 of September 14, 2012, Title 3-- The President National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2012 By the President of the United States of America, Part IV, A Proclamation.  


SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

44. 77 FR 58357, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC239, Marine Mammals; File No. 17355, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.  

45. 77 FR 58358, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XX47, Marine Mammals; File No. 14097, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.  

46. 77 FR 58370, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13884-001], Pennamaquan Tidal Power LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process and Scoping; Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests.

47. 77 FR 58373, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF12-8-000], Trunkline LNG Company, LLC; Trunkline LNG Export, LLC; Trunkline Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Lake Charles Liquefaction Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.     

48. 77 FR 58405, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N224; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

49. 77 FR 58406, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N223; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.  

50. 77 FR 58444, Rules and Regulations, 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; Final Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  


SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

51. 77 FR 58473, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 547, RIN 3141-AA27, Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment, ACTION: Final rule.

52. 77 FR 58530, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Installation of a Terminal Groin Structure at Shallotte River Inlet and To Conduct Supplemental Beach Nourishment Along the Eastern Oceanfront Shoreline of Ocean Isle Beach, in Brunswick County, NC, ACTION: Notice of intent.

53. 77 FR 58531, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Gateway Pacific Terminals Bulk Dry Goods Shipping Facility and the Custer Spur Rail Expansion Projects, ACTION: Notice of intent.

54. 77 FR 58533, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO[2] Capture and Sequestration Project, Southeastern TX, ACTION: Notice of availability and public hearings.

55. 77 FR 58567, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, [Docket ID: BSEE-2012-0006; OMB Number 1014-0008], Information Collection Activities: Well Control and Production Safety Training, Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day Notice.

56. 77 FR 58569, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N219; FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Lake County Department of Public Works, Lake County, FL, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.

57. 77 FR 58569, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2012-N219: FXES11130400000EA-123-FF04EF1000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Renewal of Incidental Take Permit #TE151087-0; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan; Michael Richardson, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.

58. 77 FR 58570, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, [LLOR9300000.5100000.ER0000.LVRWH09H03200.HAG12-0267], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Right-of-Way Grant in Oregon and Possible Land Use Plan Amendments, ACTION: Notice.

59. 77 FR 58575, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000-L71300000-BK0000-LVTSM12M1660], Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey, ACTION: Notice.

60. 77 FR 58628, Rules and Regulations, 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; Late Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.

61. 77 FR 58658, Rules and Regulations, 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; Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations on Certain Federal Indian Reservations and Ceded Lands for the 2012-13 Late Season, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.

62. 77 FR 58708, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 543, RIN 3141-AA27, Minimum Internal Control Standards, Part V, ACTION: Final rule.

63. 77 FR 58732, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 92, [Docket No. FWS-R7-MB-2012-0066; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2] RIN 1018-AY70, Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2013 Season, Part VI, ACTION: Proposed rule.