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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1641
October 8-12, 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 October 8-12, 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.


OCTOBER 8, 2012

Federal Holiday


OCTOBER 9, 2012

1. 77 FR 61281, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 80, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0223; FRL 9733-3], Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard and Diesel Sulfur Programs, ACTION: Direct final rule.  

2. 77 FR 61308, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 55, [OAR-2004-0091; FRL-9737-7], Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations; Consistency Update for California, ACTION: Proposed rule--Consistency Update.  

3. 77 FR 61313, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 80, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0223; FRL 9733-4 ], Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard and Diesel Sulfur Programs, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

4. 77 FR 61375, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2010-0045; FXES11130900000C2-123-FF09E32000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on Petitions To List the Mexican Gray Wolf as an Endangered Subspecies or Distinct Population Segment With Critical Habitat, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.  

5. 77 FR 61426, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2012-N171; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, American Samoa; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; announcement of meetings; request for comments.  

6. 77 FR 61427, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK927000 L54200000 FR0000 LVDIL110470; AA-92408], Notice of Application for a Recordable Disclaimer of Interest for Lands Underlying the Kisaralik River System, Alaska, ACTION: Notice.  

7. 77 FR 61428, 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.  

8. 77 FR 61428, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-STSP-11397; PPNESTSP00], Notice of Meeting for Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Meeting.  

9. 77 FR 61478, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0345, FRL-9727-1], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Hawaii; Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  


OCTOBER 10, 2012

10. 77 FR 61559, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 223 and 224, [Docket No. 1206013326-2490-01] RIN 0648-XA984, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List Nassau Grouper as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding, request for information. 

11. 77 FR 61562, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 635, [Docket No. 120706221-2481-01] RIN 0648-XC106, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2013 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

12. 77 FR 61570, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Helena National Forest; Montana; Blackfoot Travel Plan EIS, ACTION: Corrected Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Blackfoot Travel Plan. The original notice was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 (FR Doc. 2010-27353, page 66718-66719) and a corrected notice was published on November 26, 2010 (FR Doc. 2010-29772, page 72784-72785).  

13. 77 FR 61573, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC281, Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for Kemp's Ridley, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, and Hawksbill Sea Turtles, ACTION: Notice of initiation of 5-year review; request for information.  

14. 77 FR 61575, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA969, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Abalone Research on San Nicolas Island, CA, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

15. 77 FR 61584, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13755-001], FFP Missouri 12, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.    

16. 77 FR 61585, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 2531-067], FPL Energy Maine Hydro 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.     

17. 77 FR 61605, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9739-7], Notice of Proposed NPDES General Permit; Final NPDES General Permit for New and Existing Sources and New Dischargers in the Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Category for the Western Portion of the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico (GMG290000), ACTION: Notice.  

18. 77 FR 61623, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior   National Business Center   Federal Consulting Group, Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: 1090-0007, American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Government Customer Satisfaction Surveys, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

19. 77 FR 61624, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2012-N078; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, MD; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

20. 77 FR 61626, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-EA-2012-N234; FF09X60000-FVWF97920900000-XXX], Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

21. 77 FR 61627, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N242: FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

22. 77 FR 61630, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW159617], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW159617, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

23. 77 FR 61630, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW159206], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW159206, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

24. 77 FR 61630, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW145566], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW145566, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

25. 77 FR 61631, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WY-923-1310-FI; WYW145583], Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease WYW145583, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

26. 77 FR 61631, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-10631; 9475-0764-422], Final Environmental Impact Statement for Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Chelan County, WA, ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.  

27. 77 FR 61632, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-10630; 9530-1000-SZM], Final Environmental Impact Statement for Cattle Point Road Relocation, San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan County, Washington, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Cattle Point Road Relocation, San Juan Island National Historical Park.  

28. 77 FR 61633, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [OMB Control Number 1010-0176], Information Collection: Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf; Proposed Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-day notice.  

29. 77 FR 61642, Notices, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA), [Notice 12-079], National Environmental Policy Act; Sounding Rockets Program; Poker Flat Research Range, ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the NASA Sounding Rockets Program (SRP) at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR), Alaska.  

30. 77 FR 61654, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA.  

31. 77 FR 61664, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2011-0050; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AW92, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Species Status for the Alabama Pearlshell, Round Ebonyshell, Southern Kidneyshell, and Choctaw Bean, and Threatened Species Status for the Tapered Pigtoe, Narrow Pigtoe, Southern Sandshell, and Fuzzy Pigtoe, and Designation of Critical Habitat, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  


OCTOBER 11, 2012

32. 77 FR 61721, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, 33 CFR Part 334, Atlantic Ocean off Wallops Island and Chincoteague Inlet, VA; Danger Zone, ACTION: Final rule.

33. 77 FR 61728, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 120424023-1023-01] RIN 0648-XC223, Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #15 through #21, ACTION: Modification of fishing seasons and landing and possession limits; request for comments.  

34. 77 FR 61745, 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: Issuance of permit.  

35. 77 FR 61746, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy, Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Military Relocation (2012 Roadmap Adjustments) and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice.  

36. 77 FR 61748, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Environmental Management, Annual Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

37. 77 FR 61761, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Administration for Children and Families   Administration for Native Americans, [CFDA Number: 93.612], Announcement of the Award of a Single-Source Grant to the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in Mesa, AZ, ACTION: Announcement of the award of a single-source grant to Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) in Mesa, AZ, to support activities promoting Responsible Fatherhood in Native American communities.  

38. 77 FR 61778, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community--Liquor Ordinance To Allow for On-Sale Liquor Transactions, ACTION: Notice.  

39. 77 FR 61780, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Preparation of the 2013 American Indian Population and Labor Force Report, ACTION: Notice of Informational Sessions and Tribal Consultation Sessions.  

40. 77 FR 61781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMP0000 L13110000.XH0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Pecos District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.  

41. 77 FR 61781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11258; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; Correction, ACTION: Notice; correction.  

42. 77 FR 61782, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11269; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, WA, ACTION: Notice.  

43. 77 FR 61783, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11268; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.    

44. 77 FR 61783, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11231; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.   

45. 77 FR 61784, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

46. 77 FR 61822, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Texas, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.  

47. 77 FR 61836, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0076; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY08, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for Cape Sable Thoroughwort, Florida Semaphore Cactus, and Aboriginal Prickly-Apple, and Designation of Critical Habitat for Cape Sable Thoroughwort, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

48. 77 FR 61938, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R1-ES-2012-0080; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY18, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly and Streaked Horned Lark and Designation of Critical Habitat, Part IV, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


OCTOBER 12, 2012

49. 77 FR 62235, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9005-5], Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability.   

50. 77 FR 62247, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), [Docket No. USCG-2011-1106], Dynamic Positioning Operations Guidance for Vessels Other Than Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Operating on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, ACTION: Notice of Recommended Interim Voluntary Guidance.  

51. 77 FR 62253, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX12NM00COM0000], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of extension of a currently approved information collection, 1028-0094, Energy Cooperatives to Support the National Coal Resources Data System.  

52. 77 FR 62254, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LL WO31000.L13100000.PB0000.24 1E], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.  

53. 77 FR 62255, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO35000.L14300000.ES0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.  

54. 77 FR 62256, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVB01000 L51100000.GN0000.LVEMF12CF010 241A; NVN-082096; NVN-084632; NVN-091272; 12-08807; MO# 4500039779; TAS: 14X5017], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mount Hope Project, Eureka County, NE, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

55. 77 FR 62257, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NER-CACO-10593: 2310-0081-422], Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Herring River Restoration Project, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

56. 77 FR 62258, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-FLNI-11426; 4140-SZD], Notice of November 3, 2012, Meeting for Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting notice.  

57. 77 FR 62258, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice To Reopen and Extend the Scoping Comment Period for the Environmental Impact Statement for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project, ACTION: Reopening and extension of the scoping comment period.  

58. 77 FR 62266, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0083], Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mines; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (Pertains to Surface Coal Mines), ACTION: Request for public comments.  

59. 77 FR 62269, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [NRC-2012-0235], Draft Tribal Protocol Manual and Scoping for Proposed Policy Statement, ACTION: Request for comments.  

60. 77 FR 62413, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Proclamation 8884 of October 8, 2012, Title 3-- The President Establishment of the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument By the President of the United States of America, Part V, A Proclamation.