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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1675
June 3-7, 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 June 3-7, 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.


JUNE 3, 2013

1. 78 FR 32996, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 665,  Docket No. 110819515-3444-02  RIN 0648-BA98, Western Pacific Fisheries; Fishing in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments, ACTION: Final rule.  

2. 78 FR 33020, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 648,  Docket No. 100203070-3463-01  RIN 0648-AY47, Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Amendment 5, ACTION: Proposed rule, request for comments.  

3. 78 FR 33045, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Office of the Secretary of Agriculture,  0503-AA51 , Revocation of Statement of Policy on Public Participation in Rule Making, ACTION: Proposed revocation of Statement of Policy; request for comments.  

4. 78 FR 33049, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Natural Resources and Environment   Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Green River/Tusher Diversion Dam Rehabilitation Project, Emery/Grand County, UT, ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.  

5. 78 FR 33070, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC709, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

6. 78 FR 33071, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA833, Marine Mammals; File No. 10018, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment.  

7. 78 FR 33101, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM),  LLNV912000 L10100000.PH0000 LXSS0006F0000 241A; 12-08807; MO# 4500051236;-TAS:14X1109, ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings: Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

8. 78 FR 33101, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM),  CACA-052537, LLCAD05000, L51010000.LVRWB11B4520.FX0000, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Alta East Wind Project, Kern County, California, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

9. 78 FR 33102, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM),  LLWO620000.L18200000.XH0000, Third Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils, ACTION: Notice.  

10. 78 FR 33103, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM),  LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A, Call For Nominations and Comments for the 2013 National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Oil and Gas Lease Sale, ACTION: Notice.  


JUNE 4, 2013

11. 78 FR 33240, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 300, [Docket No. 120814337-3488-02] RIN 0648-BC44, International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; Fishing Restrictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, ACTION: Final rule.  

12. 78 FR 33243, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 15 CFR Part 902 50 CFR Parts 300 and 679, [Docket No. 120223143-3489-02] RIN 0648-BB94, Amendment 94 to the Gulf of Alaska Fishery Management Plan and Regulatory Amendments for Community Quota Entities, ACTION: Final rule.  

13. 78 FR 33266, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 49, [EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0076; FRL-9818-8] RIN 2060-AR25, Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

14. 78 FR 33282, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R6-ES-2013-0068] RIN 1018-AY56, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of Critical Habitat for Salt Creek Tiger Beetle, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

15. 78 FR 33300, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 224, [Docket No. 101004485-3501-02] RIN 0648-XZ50, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding and Proposed Endangered Listing of Five Species of Sawfish Under the Endangered Species Act, ACTION: Proposed rule; 12-month petition finding; request for comments.  

16. 78 FR 33331, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), [Docket Number: 120530127-2127-02], Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy for the U.S. Department of Commerce, ACTION: Notice of Final Policy Statement.

17. 78 FR 33356, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Permit Application and Reports for Permits (Formerly Known as Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument), ACTION: Notice.

18. 78 FR 33357, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC561, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Conducting Maritime Strike Operations by Eglin Air Force Base in the Gulf of Mexico, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.

19. 78 FR 33369, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC389, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey in the Gulf of Mexico, April to May 2013, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an Incidental Take Authorization (ITA).

20. 78 FR 33401, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF13-10-000], CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Central Arkansas Pipeline Enhancement Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

21. 78 FR 33403, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF13-5-000], Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Leidy Southeast Expansion Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings.

22. 78 FR 33431, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI), [FWS-R4-FHC-2013-N108; FVHC98130406900-XXX-FF04G01000], Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for a Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Early Restoration Project Types, and To Conduct Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice of Intent to conduct scoping.

23. 78 FR 33432, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

24. 78 FR 33433, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2013-N048; 12560-0000-10137 S3], Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Bear Lake County, ID, and Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area, Franklin and Bannock Counties, ID; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact, ACTION: Notice of availability.

25. 78 FR 33435, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Gaming, ACTION: Notice of Approved Tribal-State Class III Gaming Amendments.

26. 78 FR 33435, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZP02000.L54100000.FR0000.LVCLA09A5130.241A; AZA-34655], Notice of Realty Action: Application for Conveyance of Federally Owned Mineral Interests in Pima County, AZ, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.

27. 78 FR 33436, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Indian Gaming Commission, 2013 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees, ACTION: Notice.

28. 78 FR 33436, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-GATE-13189; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000], Notice of 2013 Meeting Schedule for Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting Location Change.


JUNE 5, 2013


29. 78 FR 33705, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, 36 CFR Parts 212, 214, 215, 222, 228, 241, 251, 254, and 292, RIN 0596-AB45, Postdecisional Administrative Review Process for Occupancy or Use of National Forest System Lands and Resources, ACTION: Final rule.  

30. 78 FR 33790, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2012-0077; 4500030115], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Findings on Petitions To Delist U.S. Captive Populations of the Scimitar-horned Oryx, Dama Gazelle, and Addax, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition findings.  

31. 78 FR 33811, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC624, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Low-Energy Marine Geophysical Survey in the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean, September to October 2013, ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments.  

32. 78 FR 33856, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-EA-2013-N126; FF09X60000-FVWF97920900000-XXX], Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, ACTION: Notice of teleconference.  

33. 78 FR 33857, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R9-HQ-2013-N125; 91100-3740-GRNT 7C], Meeting Announcements: North American Wetlands Conservation Council; Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Advisory Group, ACTION: Notice of meetings.  

34. 78 FR 33858, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO3200000-L19900000.PP0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments.  

35. 78 FR 33859, 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; Correction, ACTION: Notice of Intent; Notice of Scoping Meetings; and Request for Scoping Comments; Correction.  

36. 78 FR 33898, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2013-0014; MMAA104000], Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 2 (ATLW2) Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts--Final Sale Notice, Part II, ACTION: Final Sale Notice for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  

37. 78 FR 33908, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2013-0008; MMAA104000], Commercial Wind Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Part II, ACTION: Notice of the Availability of a revised Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact. 


JUNE 6, 2013


38. 78 FR 34024, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 224, [Docket No 1108195182318-01] RIN 0648-BB20, Endangered Fish and Wildlife; Proposed Rule To Eliminate the Expiration Date Contained in the Final Rule To Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

39. 78 FR 34031, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, RIN 0596-AC73, Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service, ACTION: Notice of interim directive; request for public comment.  

40. 78 FR 34039, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC684, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permit, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

41. 78 FR 34047, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC497, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Activities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments.  

42. 78 FR 34069, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC461, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Marine Geophysical Survey in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, June to July 2013, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an Incidental Take Authorization (ITA).  

43. 78 FR 34093, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9821-7; Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-ORD-2013-0189], An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska, ACTION: Notice of extension of public comment period.  

44. 78 FR 34115, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), [Docket No. USCG-2013-0461], National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice of teleconference meeting.  

45. 78 FR 34118, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N131; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

46. 78 FR 34120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N130; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.  

47. 78 FR 34120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12934; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Dallas Water Utilities, Dallas, TX, ACTION: Notice.  

48. 78 FR 34123, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12963; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

49. 78 FR 34124, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12994; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan Department of Transportation, Van Wagoner Building, Lansing, MI, ACTION: Notice.  

50. 78 FR 34125, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13011; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, ACTION: Notice.  

51. 78 FR 34127, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12964; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio, CA, ACTION: Notice.  

52. 78 FR 34128, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13012; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, ACTION: Notice.  

53. 78 FR 34129, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13042; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology, Ann Arbor, MI, ACTION: Notice.  

54. 78 FR 34130, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13041; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, ACTION: Notice.  

55. 78 FR 34131, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13010; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Durango, CO, ACTION: Notice.  


JUNE 7, 2013

56. 78 FR 34266, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, 48 CFR Parts 1401, 1452, and 1480, RIN 1090-AB03, Acquisition Regulations; Buy Indian Act; Procedures for Contracting, ACTION: Final rule.  

57. 78 FR 34309, 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. NOAA-NMFS-2012-0236] RIN 0648-XC365, Endangered and Threatened Species; Extension of Public Comment Period Soliciting Information about Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake, Alaska, ACTION: Extension of public comment period.  

58. 78 FR 34347, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC431, Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan for the North Pacific Right Whale, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

59. 78 FR 34374, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. AD12-2-000], Notice of Availability of Final Revisions to the Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan and Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures.    

60. 78 FR 34402, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2013-N102; FXES11120300000F2-134-FF03E15000], Final Environmental Impact Statement, Habitat Conservation Plan, and Implementing Agreement, NiSource Inc. ACTION: Notice of availability.  

61. 78 FR 34403, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZC02000.L51010000.FX0000.LVRWA09A2590; AZA34666], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Quartzsite Solar Energy Project, AZ, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

62. 78 FR 34404, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-13097; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.    

63. 78 FR 34432, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 423, [EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0819. FRL-9801-6; EPA-HQ-RCRA-2013-0209] RIN 2040-AF14, Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.