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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1669
April 22-26, 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 April 22-26, 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.


APRIL 22, 2013

1. 78 FR 23708, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 229, [Docket No. 121024581-3333-01] RIN 0648-BC71, List of Fisheries for 2013, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

2. 78 FR 23746, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC218, Marine Mammals; File No. 17298, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.  

3. 78 FR 23746, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC496, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Russian River Estuary Management Activities, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.  

4. 78 FR 23769, 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], Notice of Final Issuance on the Adoption of Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Program Policies and Procedures, ACTION: Issuance of Final Policy Directive.  

5. 78 FR 23778, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2012-N235; FF06R06000 134 FXRS1265066CCP0], Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford, KS; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

6. 78 FR 23780, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2013-0061; FXES11120200000F2-112-FF02ENEH00], Draft Environmental Assessment and Proposed Renewal and Amendment to the Barton Springs Pool Habitat Conservation Plan, City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.  

7. 78 FR 23782, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [AAK3003300/A0H901010/134A2100DD], Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Appointed Counsel in Involuntary Indian Child Custody Proceedings in State Courts, ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.  

8. 78 FR 23782, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVB00000 L71220000 GN0000 LVTFF1201640 241A; NVN-088878; NVN-091878; NVN-091879; 13-08807; MO# 4500049370; TAS:14X8069], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gibellini Mine Project, Eureka and White Pine Counties, NV, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

9. 78 FR 23783, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-CACO-12710; PPNECACOS0, PPMPSD1Z.YM0000], Notice of May 13, 2013, Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, ACTION: Meeting Notice.  

10. 78 FR 23784, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  


APRIL 23, 2013

11. 78 FR 23908, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC632, Marine Mammals; File No. 14809, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.  

12. 78 FR 23909, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA713, Endangered Species; Permit No. 16507-01, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit modification.  

13. 78 FR 23910, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC172, Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Construction at Orcas Island and Friday Harbor Ferry Terminals, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization.  

14. 78 FR 23920, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy, Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent To Prepare the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Joint Military Training Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice.  

15. 78 FR 23947, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N092; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

16. 78 FR 23948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N017; FXES11130600000-134-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Black-Footed Ferret Draft Recovery Plan, ACTION: Notice of document availability for review and comment.  

17. 78 FR 23949, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2012-N282; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Carlton Pond Waterfowl Production Area, Penobscot, Kennebec, and Waldo Counties, ME; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

18. 78 FR 23951, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY922000-L13200000-EL0000], Powder River Regional Coal Team Activities: Notice of Public Meeting in Casper, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

19. 78 FR 23951, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMA00000.L12200000.DF0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Albuquerque District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

20. 78 FR 23952, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000-L14200000-BJ0000-LXSITRST0000], Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey; Mississippi and Minnesota.  

21. 78 FR 23952, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L14200000-BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

22. 78 FR 23952, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [13X LLIDB00200 LF2200000.JS0000 LFESG1UM0000], Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Lands in Elmore County, ID, ACTION: Notice of temporary closure.  

23. 78 FR 23953, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [N32-1852-7940-200-00-0-0, 2800000], Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage, California, ACTION: Notice to reopen public comment period for the scoping process.  

24. 78 FR 23984, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2012-0017; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AX72, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod), Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  

25. 78 FR 24008, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2013-0012; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ54, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod), Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  


APRIL 24, 2013

26. 78 FR 24061, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 25 CFR Part 547, RIN 3141-AA27, Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment, ACTION: Final rule.  

27. 78 FR 24161, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC533, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Navy Training Conducted at the Silver Strand Training Complex, San Diego Bay, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.  

28. 78 FR 24188, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. IC12-18-000], Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-500 and FERC-505); Comment Request, ACTION: Comment request.  

29. 78 FR 24212, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Tribal Management Grant Program.  

30. 78 FR 24228, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2013-N061; FF06R06000 134 FXRS1265066CCP0], Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Lake Andes, SD; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

31. 78 FR 24229, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [134A2100DD.AAK4004601.A0N5A2020], Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Grazing Permits, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.  

32. 78 FR 24230, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY920000.L14300000.FR0000; WYW-81394], Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Sweetwater County, WY, ACTION: Notice.  

33. 78 FR 24231, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORM070.L63100000.EU0000.13XL1116AF; OR-67105;HAG13-0126], Notice of Realty Action: Proposed Direct Sale of Public Land in Josephine County, Oregon, ACTION: Notice of realty action.  

34. 78 FR 24232, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKR-DENA-11706; PPAKAKROZ4, PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000], Record of Decision for the Denali Park Road Final Vehicle Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Denali National Park and Preserve, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

35. 78 FR 24232, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-12729; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,  

36. 78 FR 24292, 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 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries.  


APRIL 25, 2013

37. 78 FR 24360, 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-XC631, Fisheries Off West Coast States; Modifications of the West Coast Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries; Inseason Actions #1 and #2, ACTION: Modification of fishing seasons and landing and possession limits; request for comments.  

38. 78 FR 24382, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC636, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Applications for four new scientific research permits, six permit modifications, and five research permit renewals.  

39. 78 FR 24432, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2013-N090; 40120-1112-0000-F2], Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits, ACTION: Notice.  

40. 78 FR 24433, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY910000 L16100000 XX0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

41. 78 FR 24433, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC01000 L10100000.XZ0000 LXSIOVHD0000], Notice of Public Meeting of the Central California Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.  

42. 78 FR 24434, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12562; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], 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, Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde, CO; Correction, ACTION: Notice; correction.  

43. 78 FR 24435, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [MMAA104000], Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (WPA) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 233 (WPA Sale 233), ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of WPA Sale 233,  

44. 78 FR 24472, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0100; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ21, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog and the Northern Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, and Threatened Status for the Yosemite Toad, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

45. 78 FR 24516, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY07, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sierra Nevada Yellow-Legged Frog, the Northern Distinct Population Segment of the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog, and the Yosemite Toad, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

46. 78 FR 24604, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0044; 450 003 0115], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions for Foreign Species; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions, Part V, ACTION: Notice of review.  

47. 78 FR 24634, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 7 CFR Parts 319 and 340, [Docket No. APHIS-2008-0011] RIN 0579-AD75, Restructuring of Regulations on the Importation of Plants for Planting, Part VI, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


APRIL 26, 2013

48. 78 FR 24701, 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. 130213133-3133-01] RIN 0648-XC508, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Great Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: 90-day petition finding, request for information, and initiation of status review.

49. 78 FR 24716, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Information Collection: Disposal of Mineral Materials, ACTION: Notice; Request for Comment.

50. 78 FR 24717, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Crescent Ranger District; Deschutes National Forest; Klamath County, Oregon; Marsh Project Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

51. 78 FR 24718, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Lolo Insect & Disease Project, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

52. 78 FR 24731, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC494, Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to an Exploration Drilling Program in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska, ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of an incidental take authorization application.

53. 78 FR 24734, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA), Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Infantry Platoon Battle Course at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, ACTION: Notice of availability.

54. 78 FR 24767, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, [Docket No. ONRR-2012-0003; DS63600000 DR2PS0000.PX8000 134D0102R2], Notice of Request for Nominees for the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of request for nominees.

55. 78 FR 24767, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-ES-2013-N066; FXFR13370700000-134-FF07CAMM00], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Announcement of Active 5-Year Status Review of the Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter, ACTION: Announcement of active review; request for information.

56. 78 FR 24768, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2013-N094; FXES11130300000F3-234-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments.

57. 78 FR 24770, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVS00530 L13300000.EP0000 241A; 13-08807; MO# 4500048244; TAS: 14X1109], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Proposed Sloan Hills Competitive Mineral Material Sales, Clark County, NV, ACTION: Notice of availability.

58. 78 FR 24771, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, [LLWY920000/51010000.ER0000/LVRWK09K0990/241A; WYW-174598; IDI-35849], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Gateway West 230/345/500-kV Transmission Line Project in Idaho and Wyoming and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments, ACTION: Notice of availability.

59. 78 FR 24774, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTC02000-L14300000.ET0000; MTM 102716], Public Land Order No. 7813; Withdrawal Modification and Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction; Montana, ACTION: Public Land Order.

60. 78 FR 24774, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-12813; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,    

61. 78 FR 24794, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Proposed Presque Isle Bypass in Aroostook County, Maine, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.

62. 78 FR 24892, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS), [Public Notice 8301], Office of the Chief of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees From Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2011, Part III.