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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1671
May 6-10, 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 May 6-10, 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.


MAY 6, 2013

1. 78 FR 26277, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 120814338-2711-02] RIN 0648-BD14, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments, ACTION: Final rule; inseason adjustments to biennial groundfish management measures.  

2. 78 FR 26302, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY21, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule, ACTION: Proposed rule; revision and reopening of comment period.  

3. 78 FR 26308, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2012-0053; Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2013-0020; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AY11; 1018-AZ39, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Status for Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle and Designation of Critical Habitat, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the comment period.  

4. 78 FR 26319, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), [Docket No.: 130501428-3428-01], Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Proposal of Future Early Restoration Projects and Environmental Reviews, ACTION: Notice.  

5. 78 FR 26323, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC078, Endangered Species; File No. 17183, ACTION: Issuance of permit.  

6. 78 FR 26350, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-125-000], Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Giles County Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Environmental Site Review.     

7. 78 FR 26352, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-96-000], Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, ACTION: Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Southeast Market Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.     

8. 78 FR 26354, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket Nos. CP13-132-000; CP13-36-000], Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Northeast Connector Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.     

9. 78 FR 26357, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 2307-064], Alaska Electric Light & Power Company, ACTION: Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.     

10. 78 FR 26383, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Central Utah Project Completion Act Office, [A1R-17549897-100-00-0-0, CUPCA00], Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Increase in Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Activities Associated With the Wasatch County Water Efficiency Project, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

11. 78 FR 26384, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N099; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

12. 78 FR 26384, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, ACTION: Notice.  

13. 78 FR 26389, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON00000 L10200000 DF0000.LXSS080C0000], Notice of Public Meeting Location Change, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting,  

14. 78 FR 26390, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR936000.L14300000.ET0000 FUND: 13XL1109AF; HAG-13-0101; OR-67640], Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Oregon, ACTION: Notice.  

15. 78 FR 26391, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-12867; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.    


MAY 7, 2013

16. 78 FR 26485, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Development   Rural Housing Service (RHS), 7 CFR Part 3575, RIN 0575-AC92, Community Programs Guaranteed Loans, ACTION: Final rule.  

17. 78 FR 26526, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, [Docket No. 130114034-3422-02] RIN 0648-BC93, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Biennial Specifications and Management Measures for the 2013 Tribal and non-Tribal Fisheries for Pacific Whiting.

18. 78 FR 26581, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2012-0065; FWS-R3-ES-2013-0016; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY16; 1018-AZ41, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Grotto Sculpin, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.  

19. 78 FR 26586, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 217, [Docket No. 120820371-3366-01] RIN 0648-BC46, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Precision Strike Weapon and Air-to-Surface Gunnery Training and Testing Operations at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

20. 78 FR 26607, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. 120907427-3403-01] RIN 0648-BC51, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Reef Fish Management Measures, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

21. 78 FR 26652, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000 .L1420], Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey; Mississippi, ACTION: Notice.  

22. 78 FR 26653, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12739; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], ACTION: Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Funerary Objects in the Possession of Big Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service, Ochopee, FL; Correction.     

23. 78 FR 26663, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-352 and 50-353; NRC-2011-0166], Exelon Generation Company, LLC, License Renewal of Nuclear Plants and Public Meetings for the License Renewal of Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2, ACTION: Draft environmental impact statement; comment request.  


MAY 8, 2013

24. 78 FR 26751, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC645, Taking of Threatened or Endangered Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Issuance of Permit, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

25. 78 FR 26768, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 2520-072], Great Lakes Hydro America, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping, ACTION: Request for Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests.     

26. 78 FR 26781, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans Tribal Consultation; Notice of Meeting, ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation.  

27. 78 FR 26801, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5B711.IA000813], Indian Gaming, ACTION: Notice of Approved Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact.  

28. 78 FR 26802, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5B711.IA000813], Land Acquisitions; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, ACTION: Notice of Final Agency Determination.  

29. 78 FR 26804, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNM940000. L1420000.BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.  

30. 78 FR 26804, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCOS0600-L12200000-DU0000], Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Travel Management on Public Lands in Gunnison, Montrose, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties, CO.    ACTION: Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules.  

31. 78 FR 26807, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-12638; PPPWGOGAY0 PPMPSAS1Z.YP0000], Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project, Fort Funston, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco County, CA, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.  

32. 78 FR 26936, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 158 and 161, [EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0110; FRL-8886-5] RIN 2070-AD30, Data Requirements for Antimicrobial Pesticides, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  


MAY 9, 2013

33. 78 FR 27048, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 9 and 721, [EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0100 FRL-9384-8] RIN 2070-AB27, Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances, ACTION: Direct Final Rule.  
34. 78 FR 27078, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 43 CFR Part 10, [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11600; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.550000] RIN 1024-AD99, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Regulations, ACTION: Final rule.  

35. 78 FR 27132, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), 36 CFR Part 7, [NPS-CURE-10079; 122PPIMCURES1-PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] RIN 1024-AD76, Special Regulations of the National Park Service, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Snowmobiles and Off-Road Motor Vehicles, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

36. 78 FR 27170, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0031; FWS-R4-ES-2013-0007; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AX73; 1018-AZ30, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Neosho Mucket, Threatened Status for the Rabbitsfoot, and Designation of Critical Habitat for Both Species, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.  

37. 78 FR 27187, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Green Sturgeon Endangered Species Act Take Exceptions and Exemptions, ACTION: Notice.  

38. 78 FR 27196, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Modification of Permit Application and Intent for Additional Public Scoping for an Environmental Impact Statement for the Port of Gulfport Expansion Project, Harrison County, Mississippi (Department of the Army Permit Number SAM-2009-1768-DMY), ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

39. 78 FR 27249, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2013-N103; FXES11130800000-134-FF08E00000], Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment.  

40. 78 FR 27253, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N110; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

41. 78 FR 27255, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N111; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.  

42. 78 FR 27255, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD01000 L12200000.AL 0000], ACTION: Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council.     

43. 78 FR 27255, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, Quarterly Status Report of Water Service, Repayment, and Other Water-Related Contract Actions, ACTION: Notice.  

44. 78 FR 27284, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program, ACTION: Notice of Funding Availability: Solicitation of Grant Applications for FY 2013 Tribal Transit Program Funds; and Responses to the November 9, 2012 Solicitation of Comments.


MAY 10, 2013

45. 78 FR 27370, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Energy Information Administration (EIA), Proposed Change to Data Protection, ACTION: Notice and Request for Review and Comment.  

46. 78 FR 27375, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9811-2], Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program: Recent Posting to the Applicability Determination Index (ADI) Database System of Agency Applicability Determinations, Alternative Monitoring Decisions, and Regulatory Interpretations, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

47. 78 FR 27416, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Notice of Availability of the Final Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Border Activities and Technical Corrections to the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Border Activities, ACTION: Notice of availability.

48. 78 FR 27419, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [13XE1700DX EEEE600000 EX1SF0000.DSA000], Final Safety Culture Policy Statement, ACTION: Notice.  

49. 78 FR 27421, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2013-N106; FXES1112040000-134-FF04EF2000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Polk County, FL, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information.  

50. 78 FR 27422, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), MMAA104000, 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.  

51. 78 FR 27423, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [MMAA104000], Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Geological and Geophysical Exploration Activities in the Gulf of Mexico, ACTION: Notice of Intent; Notice of Scoping Meetings; and Request for Scoping Comments.  

52. 78 FR 27430, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [MMAA104000], Notice on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sales, ACTION: List of restricted joint bidders.  

53. 78 FR 27470, Notices, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION, Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water, ACTION: Notice.  

54. 78 FR 27473, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project in New York, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).