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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1661
February 25-March 1, 2013


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 February 25-March 1, 2013. 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@ios.doi.gov, or in person or by mail at 1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151, Washington, DC 20240.


FEBRUARY 25, 2013

1. 78 FR 12676, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), 30 CFR Parts 585 and 590, [Docket ID: BOEM-2012-0077] RIN 1010-AD77, Timing Requirements for the Submission of a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or General Activities Plan (GAP) for a Renewable Energy Project on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), ACTION: Proposed rule.  

2. 78 FR 12702, 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-XT12, Endangered and Threatened Species; Proposed Rule To List 66 Reef-Building Coral Species; Proposed Reclassification of Elkhorn Acropora palmata and Staghorn Acropora cervicornis Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Extension of Public Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing, ACTION: Extension of public comment period; notice of public hearing.  

3. 78 FR 12714, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest, New Meadows Ranger District, Idaho; Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.  

4. 78 FR 12720, 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; issuance of incidental take authorization.  

5. 78 FR 12772, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID BSEE-2012-0015; OMB Number 1014-0019], Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Production Requirements; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day Notice.  

6. 78 FR 12776, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2012-N301; FXES11130200000-134-FF02ENEH00], Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.  

7. 78 FR 12777, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N042; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

8. 78 FR 12780, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N040; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.  

9. 78 FR 12780, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX.13.GG00.99600.00], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, ACTION: Notice of an extension of an information collection (1028-0051), Annual Announcement of Availability of Funds.  

10. 78 FR 12781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZG03000.L16100000.DQ0000. LXSS085A0000.241A.00], Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan, Arizona, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

11. 78 FR 12782, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0120, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

12. 78 FR 12783, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments for 1029-0057, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  


FEBRUARY 26, 2013

13. 78 FR 12955, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), 34 CFR Chapter IV, [Docket ID ED-2012-OVAE-0053] [Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.101A.], Final Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria--Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), ACTION: Final requirements, definitions, and selection criteria.

14. 78 FR 13002, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 938, [PA-162-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2012-0022], Pennsylvania Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing.

15. 78 FR 13004, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 950, [SATS No. WY-045-FOR; Docket ID OSM-2013-0002], Wyoming Regulatory Program, ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment.

16. 78 FR 13028, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC460, Whaling Provisions; Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Quotas, ACTION: Notice; notification of quota for bowhead whales.

17. 78 FR 13030, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION   Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Applications for New Awards; Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), ACTION: Notice.

18. 78 FR 13062, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Administration for Children and Families   Administration for Native Americans, [CFDA numbers 93.581, 93.587, 93.612], Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures, ACTION: Notice for public comment.

19. 78 FR 13079, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES003420.L14300000.EU0000; MIES-056498], Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land in Marquette County, Michigan, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.

20. 78 FR 13080, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK930000.L16100000.LXSINPRA0000.DT0000], Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

21. 78 FR 13081, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-SERO-EVER-12017; PPSESEROC3, PMP00UP05.YP0000], Draft Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Everglades National Park, Florida, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

22. 78 FR 13082, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement, Upper Truckee River and Marsh Restoration Project, El Dorado County, California, ACTION: Notice of availability and notice of public hearings.

23. 78 FR 13089, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.

24. 78 FR 13097, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [NRC-2013-0038], Electric Power Research Institute; Seismic Evaluation Guidance, ACTION: Endorsement letter; issuance.


FEBRUARY 27, 2013

25. 78 FR 13286, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 7 CFR Part 340, [Docket No. APHIS-2006-0124] RIN 0579-AC08, Sharing Certain Business Information Regarding the Introduction of Genetically Engineered Organisms With State and Tribal Government Agencies, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

26. 78 FR 13309, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), [Docket No. APHIS-2012-0030], ArborGen Inc.; Availability of Petition, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Freeze Tolerant Eucalyptus Lines, and Notice of Virtual Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice.  

27. 78 FR 13315, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest; Wyoming; Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

28. 78 FR 13330, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Fossil Energy, [FE Docket No. 12-184-LNG], Pangea LNG (North America) Holdings, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period, ACTION: Notice of application.  

29. 78 FR 13372, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

30. 78 FR 13373, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO200000.13X.L1010.LXSICLMT0000.PH], Notice of Availability of the Colorado Plateau Rapid Ecoregional Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

31. 78 FR 13374, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVS00000 L12200000.PM0000 LXSS006F0000 261A; 12-08807; MO# 4500034358; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meetings: Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

32. 78 FR 13374, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNV912000 L10100000.PH0000 LXSS0006F0000; 12-08807; MO#4500048585; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Public Meetings: Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

33. 78 FR 13375, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-BSAD-CONC-12056; 133 PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000, PPWOBSADC0], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Submission of Offers in Response to Concession Opportunities, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

34. 78 FR 13376, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NER-HPPC-11732; PPWONRADE2 PMP00EI05], Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Shenandoah National Park, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

35. 78 FR 13376, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-11436; PXP0137227A001], Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cottonwood Cove and Katherine Landing Development Concept Plans, Clark County, NV, and Mohave County, AZ, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

36. 78 FR 13377, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-12225; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

37. 78 FR 13378, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-12172; 2200-3200-665], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.  

38. 78 FR 13379, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKR-WRST-11805; PPAKWRSTS3, PPMRSNR1Z.NU0000], Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Proposed Mining Plan of Operations, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

39. 78 FR 13395, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Notice of Availability of Draft Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810 Subsistence Evaluation.   ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.  


FEBRUARY 28, 2013

40. 78 FR 13609, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Transit Administration (FTA), 23 CFR Part 771 49 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. FHWA-2012-0007] FHWA RIN 2125-AF48 FTA RIN 2132-AB05, Environmental Impact and Related Procedures, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).  

41. 78 FR 13614, 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. 121204680-3387-01] RIN 0648-XC387, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Humphead Wrasse as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Notice of 90-day petition finding, request for information.  

42. 78 FR 13618, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest; California; Elk Late-Successional Reserve Enhancement Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.  

43. 78 FR 13621, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest; California; Omya Sentinel and Butterfield Quarry Expansion Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and environmental impact report.  

44. 78 FR 13642, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC518, Endangered Species; File No. 17506, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.  

45. 78 FR 13643, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Delta Wetlands Project in San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties, CA, Corps Permit Application Number SPK-1901-09804, ACTION: Notice of Intent.   

46. 78 FR 13660, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 9821-102], Trafalgar Power Inc., ACTION: Notice of Teleconference To Discuss Agency Requests To Reopen License To Require Fish Passage and Protection Measures.    

47. 78 FR 13692, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-R-2012-N154; FXRS12650400000S3-123-FF04R02000], Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge, KY; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan/Land Protection Plan, and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

48. 78 FR 13694, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-IA-2011-0087; FF09A30000 FXIA16710900000 134], Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Sixteenth Regular Meeting; Tentative U.S. Negotiating Positions for Agenda Items and Species Proposals Submitted by Foreign Governments and the CITES Secretariat, ACTION: Notice.  

49. 78 FR 13695, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORW00000 L102000000.ML0000 13XL1109AF.HAG13-0121], Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

50. 78 FR 13695, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [OMB Number 1010-0176], Information Collection: Renewable Energy and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf; Submitted for OMB Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day notice.  

51. 78 FR 13748, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Environmental Impact Statement for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, Los Angeles, California, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  


MARCH 1, 2013

52. 78 FR 13771, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, 7 CFR Part 7, RIN 0560-AG90, Selection and Functions of Farm Service Agency State and County Committees, ACTION: Final rule.  

53. 78 FR 13776, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), 7 CFR Part 205, [Document Number AMS-NOP-11-0002; NOP-11-02], National Organic Program: Notice of Policies Addressing Kelp, Seeds and Planting Stock, Livestock Feed, and Responding to Pesticide Residue Testing, ACTION: Notice of availability of final guidance.  

54. 78 FR 13863, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC521, Marine Mammals; File No. 16632, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.  

55. 78 FR 13886, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [USGS-GX13LR000F60100], Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Production Estimate (2 Forms), ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028-0065).  

56. 78 FR 13887, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12278; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, WA, ACTION: Notice.  

57. 78 FR 13888, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12263; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, ACTION: Notice.  

58. 78 FR 13889, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12124; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, ACTION: Notice.  

59. 78 FR 13890, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12277; 2200-1100-665], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA, ACTION: Notice.