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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1651
December 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 December 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.


DECEMBER 17, 2012

1. 77 FR 74657, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP12-494-000], Gas Transmission Northwest LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Carty Lateral Project.     

2. 77 FR 74659, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPA-2007-0584, FRL-9762-8], Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, ACTION: Notice.  

3. 77 FR 74688, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2012-N182; 20124-1113-0000-C2], Final Recovery Plan, First Revision; Mexican Spotted Owl, ACTION: Notice of document availability.  

4. 77 FR 74689, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Land Acquisitions; Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma, ACTION: Notice of final agency determination.  

5. 77 FR 74690, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO300000.L14300000.xx0000], Notice of Amended Proposed Withdrawal; Partial Termination of Segregative Effect; Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, ACTION: Notice.  

6. 77 FR 74694, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-CACO-11835; PPNECACOS0, PPMPSD1Z.YM0000], Notice of January 14, 2013, Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting notice.  


DECEMBER 18, 2012

7. 77 FR 74825, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Information Collection: Federal and Non-Federal Financial Assistant Instruments, ACTION: Notice; request for comment.

8. 77 FR 74845, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14115-001], AJT Mining Properties, Inc., ACTION: Notice of Surrender of Preliminary Permit.    

9. 77 FR 74864, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-EA-2012-N288; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC0-134], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

10. 77 FR 74865, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVSO3100 L51010000 ER0000 LVRWF12F8740.241A; 13-08807; MO#450004530; TAS: 14X5017], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Clark County, NV, ACTION: Notice of availability.

11. 77 FR 74866, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11793; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State Museum, Albany, NY, ACTION: Notice.

12. 77 FR 74868, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11741; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, ACTION: Notice.

13. 77 FR 74869, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11637; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Southern Oregon Historical Society, Medford, OR; Correction, ACTION: Notice; correction.

14. 77 FR 74870, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11728; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Fort Sill, OK, and Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK, ACTION: Notice.

15. 77 FR 74871, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11730; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, ACTION: Notice.

16. 77 FR 74872, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11742; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, ACTION: Notice.

17. 77 FR 74873, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11463; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Montana, Missoula, MT; Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; and University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, Laramie, WY, ACTION: Notice.

18. 77 FR 74874, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11848; 2200-1100-665], Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting, ACTION: Notice.

19. 77 FR 74874, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-ACAD-11845: 1700-SZM], Notice of February 4, 2013, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting notice.

20. 77 FR 74875, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11687; 2200-1100-665], Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Findings Related to the Identity and Return of Cultural Items in the Possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, ACTION: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Findings.

21. 77 FR 74879, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Office of the Secretary of Labor, Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units in Metal and Nonmetal Underground Gassy Mines, ACTION: Notice.

22. 77 FR 74882, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos.: 50-498 and 50-499; NRC-2010-0375], STP Nuclear Operating Company, South Texas Project, ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft Supplement 48 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants and Public Meetings for the License Renewal of South Texas Project.

23. 77 FR 74924, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 131, [EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0222; FRL-9759-3] RIN 2040-AF21, Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Estuaries, Coastal Waters, and South Florida Inland Flowing Waters, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.

24. 77 FR 74985, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 131, [EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596; FRL#9678-6] RIN 2040-AF39, Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Streams and Downstream Protection Values for Lakes: Remanded Provisions, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.


DECEMBER 19, 2012

25. 77 FR 75091, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2012-0097; FXES11130900000C2-123-FF09E32000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To Delist the Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding and initiation of status review.  

26. 77 FR 75101, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 120813333-2647-01] RIN 0648-BC28, Fisheries Off West Coast States; West Coast Salmon Fisheries; Amendment 17 to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

27. 77 FR 75119, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, North Dakota; Oil and Gas Development Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement.

28. 77 FR 75185, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2012-N190; FF06E16000-123-FXES11130600000D2], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Draft Black-Footed Ferret Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

29. 77 FR 75186, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUTW01100-12200000-AL0000], Notice of Closure, Target Shooting Public Safety Closure on the Lake Mountains in Utah County, UT, ACTION: Notice of Closure.  

30. 77 FR 75187, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0091], Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Maine, ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for Proposed Commercial Wind Lease Offshore Maine.  

31. 77 FR 75254, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act, ACTION: List of Exempt Parks.  

32. 77 FR 75254, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in Illinois, ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by FHWA and other Federal agencies.  

33. 77 FR 75266, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R8-FHC-2011-0046]; [FF09E32000-134-FXES11130900000] RIN 1018-AX51, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Termination of the Southern Sea Otter Translocation Program, Part II, ACTION: Final rule and record of decision.  

34. 77 FR 75350, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2012-0820; FRL-9370-9], Seventy-First Report of the TSCA Interagency Testing Committee to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; Receipt of Report and Request for Comments, Part IV, ACTION: Notice.  

DECEMBER 20, 2012


35. 77 FR 75408, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Expenditure Survey of Wreckfish Fishermen in the U.S. South Atlantic Region, ACTION: Notice.  

36. 77 FR 75429, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9762-3], Notice of Availability of Proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Development and Production Operations off Southern California, ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed NPDES general permit (reissuance).  

37. 77 FR 75442, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, ACTION: Notice of Tribal Consultations.  

38. 77 FR 75443, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID BSEE-2012-0017], Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement: Request for Public Comments, ACTION: Notice.  

39. 77 FR 75444, 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.  

40. 77 FR 75445, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNV912000 L10100000.PH0000 LXSS0006F0000; 13-08807; MO#4500046713; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, NV, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

41. 77 FR 75445, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTL00000.L10200000.PG0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  


DECEMBER 21, 2012


42. 77 FR 75570, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 120330244-2673-02] RIN 0648-BB77, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Salmon, ACTION: Final rule.  

43. 77 FR 75601, 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, Boundary Expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries; Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Consider Expanding Sanctuary Boundaries; Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Meetings.  

44. 77 FR 75611, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 06048-XC401, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice of final determination and discussion of underlying biological analysis.  

45. 77 FR 75622, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Development of a Long-Term Sediment Management Plan of the Mount St. Helens Sediment Retention Structure in the North Fork Toutle River, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

46. 77 FR 75623, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement, ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Potential Floodplain and Wetland Involvement.  

47. 77 FR 75627, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.  

48. 77 FR 75644, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2012-N169; 1265-0000-10137-S3], Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Harney County, OR; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

49. 77 FR 75646, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-R-2012-N233; FF07R06000 FXRS12650700000] 123, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, AK; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Shadura Natural Gas Development Project, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

50. 77 FR 75648, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WO-220-12-1020-JA-VEIS], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement To Evaluate the Use of Three New Herbicides on Public Lands in 17 Western States, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

51. 77 FR 75649, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC069000-L17110000-AL0000], Establishment of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Carrizo Plain National Monument in Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

52. 77 FR 75653, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDT000000.L11200000.DD0000.241A.00], Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, Idaho, ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.  

53. 77 FR 75654, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC069 L1711.0000 AL.0000 025B], Nomination Period Extension for the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

54. 77 FR 75654, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDB00000 LF20000000.JS0000 LFESGXW70000 4500036833], Notice of Temporary Closures on Public Lands in Owyhee County, ID, ACTION: Notice of temporary road closure to motorized vehicle use and temporary area closure to all entry.  

55. 77 FR 75655, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-DPOL-11034; PPWODIREP0/PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000], Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order #77-10 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Benefits Sharing, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.  

56. 77 FR 75655, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-11808; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,     

57. 77 FR 75656, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2012-0079], Research Lease for Renewable Energy on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Virginia, Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI), ACTION: Public Notice of an Unsolicited Request for an OCS Research Lease; Request for Competitive Interest; and Request for Public Comment.  

58. 77 FR 75704, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 51, [EPA-R09-OAR-2012-0904, FRL-9763-2], Partial Approval and Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Arizona; Regional Haze and Visibility Impacts of Transport, Ozone and Fine Particulates, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.