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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1650
December 10-14, 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 December 10-14, 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.


DECEMBER 10, 2012

1. 77 FR 73432, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of Shore-Based and Boat-Based Non-Commercial Fishing on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, ACTION: Notice.  

2. 77 FR 73434, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC374, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Seismic Survey in Cook Inlet, AK, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.  

3. 77 FR 73494, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N278: FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

4. 77 FR 73495, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N292; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  


DECEMBER 11, 2012

5. 77 FR 73560, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0386; FRL- 9761-5], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

6. 77 FR 73575, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R03-OAR-2012-0368; FRL-9761-6], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Redesignation of the West Virginia Portion of the Wheeling, WV-OH 1997 Annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Nonattainment Area to Attainment and Approval of the Associated Maintenance Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

7. 77 FR 73647, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-501-000], Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed I-595 Replacement Project.    

8. 77 FR 73653, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 7910-006], Milburnie Hydro Inc., ACTION: Notice of Termination of Exemption by Implied Surrender and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and Motions To Intervene.    

9. 77 FR 73673, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000-13XL1165AF: HAG13-0072], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.  

10. 77 FR 73673, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

11. 77 FR 73674, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

12. 77 FR 73740, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2011-0097; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AX41, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Lost River Sucker and Shortnose Sucker, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  

13. 77 FR 73770, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R1-ES-2012-0088; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ17, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher and Designation of Critical Habitat, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

14. 77 FR 73828, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071: 4500030113] RIN 1018-AV21, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species, Part IV, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


DECEMBER 12, 2012

15. 77 FR 73919, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), 36 CFR Part 7, [NPS-YELL-11802; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000] RIN 1024-AE10, Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Yellowstone National Park, ACTION: Final rule.  

16. 77 FR 73965, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 926, [SATS No: MT-033-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2011-0012], Montana Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.  

17. 77 FR 73966, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 944, [SATS No. UT-049-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2012-0015], Utah Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening and extension of public comment period on proposed amendment.  

18. 77 FR 73975, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Information Collection: National Visitor Use Monitoring, ACTION: Notice; request for comment.  

19. 77 FR 73976, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Crooked River Valley Rehabilitation Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.  

20. 77 FR 73989, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC362, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Seabird and Pinniped Research Activities in Central California, 2012-2013, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

21. 77 FR 73996, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Notice of Availability for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating From Radiological Areas, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

22. 77 FR 74006, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0902; FRL-9371-9], Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Recycling Plastics From Shredder Residue, ACTION: Request for public comment.  

23. 77 FR 74025, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria--Liquor Control Statute, ACTION: Notice.  

24. 77 FR 74027, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-IMR-YELL-11838; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000], Winter Use Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement Amended Record of Decision, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of Availability of Amended Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Winter Use Plan, Yellowstone National Park.  


DECEMBER 13, 2012

25. 77 FR 74167, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Farm Service Agency (FSA), Information Collection Request: Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

26. 77 FR 74168, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Information Collection: Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History, ACTION: Notice; request for comment.  

27. 77 FR 74202, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N295; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Application, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

28. 77 FR 74203, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-FHC-2012-N266; FXFR1334088TWG0W4-123-FF08EACT00], Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

29. 77 FR 74203, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLID100000.L11200000.PH0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.  

30. 77 FR 74204, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-MWR-INDU-10718; PPMWMWROW2/PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final White-Tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

31. 77 FR 74204, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0088], Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina--Call for Information and Nominations (Call), ACTION: Call for Information and Nominations for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf, Offshore North Carolina.  

32. 77 FR 74213, 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.  

33. 77 FR 74218, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0090], Commercial Wind Leasing and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore North Carolina, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment.  


DECEMBER 14, 2012

34. 77 FR 74341, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Executive Order 13632 of December 7, 2012, Title 3-- The President Establishing the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.     

35. 77 FR 74456, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Natural Resources and Environment   Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), [Docket No. NRCS-2012-0004], Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment.  

36. 77 FR 74470, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Donlin Gold Project, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

37. 77 FR 74473, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0880; FRL-9338-5], Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information, ACTION: Notice.  

38. 77 FR 74498, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-MB-2012-N285; FF09M21200-234-FXMB1232099BPP0], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Depredation Orders for Double-Crested Cormorants, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

39. 77 FR 74499, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-SM-2012-N286; FXFR13350700640-134-FF07J00000], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

40. 77 FR 74500, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2012-N226; FF08ESMF00-FXES11120800000-134], Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan for Western Butte County, CA: Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent; notice of public scoping meeting; request for comments.  

41. 77 FR 74504, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2012-N204; FF08E00000-FXES11120800000F2-123-F2], Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the State-Route 99/Cartmill Avenue Interchange Improvements Project, City of Tulare, Tulare County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment.  

42. 77 FR 74506, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N298; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

43. 77 FR 74507, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2012-N297; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.  

44. 77 FR 74507, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAKA01000.L16100000.DQ0000.LXSS086L0000], Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment, Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan--Haines Planning Area, Alaska, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

45. 77 FR 74510, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11779; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.     

46. 77 FR 74511, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11746: 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.     

47. 77 FR 74512, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0074], Interim Policy Leasing for Renewable Energy Data Collection Facility on the Outer Continental Shelf off the Coast of Georgia, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment.