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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1646
November 12-16, 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 November 12-16, 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.


NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Federal Holiday


NOVEMBER 13, 2012

1. 77 FR 67631, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC348, Endangered Species; File Nos. 17367 and 17364, ACTION: Notice; receipt of applications.  

2. 77 FR 67633, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC349, North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

3. 77 FR 67657, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service (IHS) Sharing What Works--Best Practice, Promising Practice, and Local Effort (BPPPLE) Form, ACTION: Notice.  

4. 77 FR 67660, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-R-2012-N211; FXRS12650400000S3-123-FF04R02000], Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment; request for comments.  

5. 77 FR 67661, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZ910000.L13400000.DT0000.LXSS058A0000], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Restoration Design Energy Project and Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendments, Arizona; Correction, ACTION: Correction.  

6. 77 FR 67662, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD06000 L51010000.FX0000.LVRWB12B4920 CACA 49491], Notice of Availability of the Desert Harvest Solar Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, Riverside County, CA and the Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, ACTION: Notice.  

7. 77 FR 67663, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO320000 L13100000 PP0000 LXSIOSHL0000], Notice of Availability of the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments for Allocation of Oil Shale and Tar Sands Resources on Lands Administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

8. 77 FR 67664, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAN01000.L10200000.XZ0000], Notice of Public Meeting Cancellation: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

9. 77 FR 67665, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11529; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.     

10. 77 FR 67665, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meeting for the Proposed 20-Year Extension of the 2005 Mendota Pool Exchange Agreements, California, ACTION: Notice of intent and scoping meeting.  

11. 77 FR 67666, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST), Notice of Proposed Renewal of Information Collection: Application To Withdraw Tribal Funds From Trust Status, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  


NOVEMBER 14, 2012

12. 77 FR 67784, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R5-ES-2012-0054; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Heller Cave Springtail as Endangered or Threatened, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.  

13. 77 FR 67794, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC341, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Applications for six new scientific research permits, one permit modification, and one permit renewal.  

14. 77 FR 67796, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC342, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice of receipt of a permit application; request for comments.  

15. 77 FR 67796, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC343, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Issuance of a scientific research permit, and notice of availability for final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact.  

16. 77 FR 67797, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC139, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Bird Mitigation Research in the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

17. 77 FR 67813, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Southwestern Power Administration, Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate, ACTION: Notice of Rate Order Approving an Extension of Power Rate on an Interim Basis.  

18. 77 FR 67827, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Meeting of the Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

19. 77 FR 67828, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2012-N243; FXES11130100000F5-123-FF01E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

20. 77 FR 67829, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2012-N183; FF06R06000-FXRS1266066CCP0S3-123], Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge, MT; Availability of Record of Decision for the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

21. 77 FR 67830, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2012-N231; FF06R06000-FXRS1265066CCP0-123], Establishment of Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area, Colorado and New Mexico, ACTION: Notice.  

22. 77 FR 67831, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, Announcement of National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Meeting.  

23. 77 FR 67832, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORB00000.L10200000.PH0000.L.X.SS.036H0000.13XL1109AF; HAG13-0042], Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council; Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

24. 77 FR 67862, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Aberdeen Regional Airport in Aberdeen, South Dakota, ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Final EA and FONSI/ROD.  

25. 77 FR 67974, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 120814338-2338-01] RIN 0648-BC35, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2013-2014 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  


NOVEMBER 15, 2012

26. 77 FR 68076, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0174; FRL-9752-1], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1997 Annual PM[2.5] Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

27. 77 FR 68087, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R04-OAR-2012-0327; FRL-9751-9], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; South Carolina; Redesignation of the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina 1997 8-Hour Ozone Moderate Nonattainment Area to Attainment, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

28. 77 FR 68107, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC153, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys on the South Farallon Islands, CA, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

29. 77 FR 68118, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13314-001], Corral Creek South Hydro, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications.    

30. 77 FR 68144, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID BSEE-2012-0018; OMB Control Number 1014-0002], Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-day Notice.  

31. 77 FR 68146, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDB00100 L17110000.PH0000 4500043075], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment To Amend Bureau of Land Management, Boise District, Land Use Plans To Clarify Lands Eligible for Disposal; Correction, ACTION: Correction.  

32. 77 FR 68146, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-SERO-SAJU-11286; 5331-0901-630], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Paseo del Morro National Recreational Trail Extension, San Juan National Historic Site, San Juan, Puerto Rico, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

33. 77 FR 68147, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Western Planning Area (WPA), Oil and Gas Lease Sale 229, ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Record of Decision (ROD) for WPA Lease Sale 229 in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2012-2017 Western Planning Area Lease Sales 229, 233, 238, 246, and 248, and Central Planning Area Lease Sales 227, 231, 235, 241, and 247 Final Environmental Impact Statement (Multisale FEIS).  

34. 77 FR 68148, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Permanent Regulatory Program Requirements--Standards for Certification of Blasters, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

35. 77 FR 68197, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Indiana, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), DoD.  


NOVEMBER 16, 2012

36. 77 FR 68679, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), 7 CFR Part 3434, RIN 0524-AA39, Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU), ACTION: Final rule.

37. 77 FR 68705, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), 7 CFR Part 1739, RIN 0572-AC30, Community Connect Broadband Grant Program, ACTION: Proposed rule.

38. 77 FR 68723, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 648, [Docket No. 121009528-2601-01] RIN 0648-XC287, Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2013-2014 Summer Flounder, 2013-2014 Scup, and 2013 Black Sea Bass Specifications; 2013 Research Set-Aside Projects, ACTION: Proposed specifications; request for comments.

39. 77 FR 68748, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Feasibility Report for the Cano Martin Pena Ecosystem Restoration, San Juan, PR, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

40. 77 FR 68749, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environment Impact Statement for the Proposed Prado Basin, California Feasibility Study, City of Corona, Riverside County, CA, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

41. 77 FR 68763, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-3-000], Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Rose Lake Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.    

42. 77 FR 68771, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPP-2012-0873; FRL-9369-6], Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice.

43. 77 FR 68790, Notices, ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION, Program Comment Issued for Streamlining Section 106 Review for Actions Affecting Post-1945 Concrete and Steel Bridges, ACTION: Program Comment issued for streamlining Section 106 review for undertakings affecting post-1945 concrete and steel bridges.

44. 77 FR 68803, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, [Docket No. FR-5670-N-01], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the HOPE SF Development at Sunnydale and Velasco Public Housing Developments, San Francisco, CA, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS and to Conduct Public Scoping Meeting.

45. 77 FR 68805, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, [Docket No. FR-5601-N-45], Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless, ACTION: Notice.

46. 77 FR 68809, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N273; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

47. 77 FR 68812, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Gaming; Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on Trust Lands, ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

48. 77 FR 68813, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD07000 L12200000 PA0000], Notice of Closure of Airport Mesa/Carizzo Creek Shooting Area in Eastern San Diego County, CA, ACTION: Notice.

49. 77 FR 68813, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC07000 L13100000 EI0000 LXSIGEOT0000], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability.

50. 77 FR 68814, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWYR05000.L51100000.GN0000.LVEMK10CW370-WYW-140590], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Gas Hills In Situ Recovery Uranium Project, Fremont and Natrona Counties, WY, ACTION: Notice.

51. 77 FR 68816, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [L51010000.FX0000.LVRWA11A2990.LLAZP02000.XXX; AZA35079], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sun Valley to Morgan 500/230kV Transmission Line Project (Formerly Called TS-5 to TS-9), Arizona, and the Draft Bradshaw-Harquahala Resource Management Plan Amendment and Notice of Public Hearings, ACTION: Notice.

52. 77 FR 68817, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000-13XL1165AF: HAG13-0048], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

53. 77 FR 68817, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-MWR-CR-11394; PPMWUGRR00.PPMRSCR1Y.CU0000], 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

54. 77 FR 68818, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11613; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office, Oak Ridge, TN, ACTION: Notice.

55. 77 FR 68819, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11493; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Russellville, AR, ACTION: Notice.

56. 77 FR 68821, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11492; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Russellville, AR, ACTION: Notice.

57. 77 FR 68822, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11491: 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests, Russellville, AR, ACTION: Notice.

58. 77 FR 68824, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11514; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Tongass National Forest, Juneau, AK, and the University of Alaska, Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK, ACTION: Notice.

59. 77 FR 68825, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11439; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, National Park Service, Coolidge, AZ; Correction, ACTION: Notice; correction.

60. 77 FR 68826, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11440; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, Tucson, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

61. 77 FR 68826, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-SERO-NCPTT-11571; PPWOCRADS2,PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Meeting Preservation Technology and Training Board, ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

62. 77 FR 68827, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11614;2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM, ACTION: Notice.

63. 77 FR 68892, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 42 CFR Parts 410, 414, 415, 421, 423, 425, 486, and 495, [CMS-1590-FC] RIN 0938-AR11, Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013, Part II, ACTION: Final rule with comment period.