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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1681
July 15-19, 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 July 15-19, 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.


JULY 15, 2013

1. 78 FR 42042, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC486, Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Marine Corps Training Exercises at Air Station Cherry Point, ACTION: Notice; issuance of incidental harassment authorization.

2. 78 FR 42062, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-477-000], Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed Smithfield III Expansion Project.

3. 78 FR 42104, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-EA-2013-N136; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC05D-134], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of teleconference.

4. 78 FR 42104, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [124A2100RM.AADD003200.A087C222.999900.AR.DED.97C22214.001], Advisory Board for Exceptional Children, ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

5. 78 FR 42151, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project in New York and New Jersey, ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA and Other Federal Agencies.


JULY 16, 2013

6. 78 FR 42508, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC289, Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment on the Effects of Issuing an Incidental Take Permit No. 16230 to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for the Continued Operation of the North Carolina Inshore Gillnet Fishery, ACTION: Notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment; request for comments.

7. 78 FR 42516, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-502-000], Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wright Interconnect Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.    

8. 78 FR 42538, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID: BSEE-2013-0003; OMB Control Number 1014-0006; 13XE1700DX EX1SF0000.DAQ000 EEEE500000], Information Collection Activities: Sulphur Operations, Proposed Collection; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-Day notice.

9. 78 FR 42539, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N148; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Species; Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

10. 78 FR 42541, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N143; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

11. 78 FR 42542, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5A211.IA000413], Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Federal Acknowledgment of Tribes, ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

12. 78 FR 42543, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14900-A2; LLAK940000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.

13. 78 FR 42543, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON06000 L1610000.DP0000], Call for Nominations for the Rio Grande Natural Area Commission, Colorado, ACTION: Notice.  

14. 78 FR 42544, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sale, Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sales 238, 246, and 248 MMAA104000, ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

15. 78 FR 42654, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 229, [Docket No. 130201095-3095-01] RIN 0648-BC90, Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulations, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.


JULY 17, 2013

16. 78 FR 42702, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2012-0087; FXES11130900000C3-123-FF09E30000] RIN 1018-AY45, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Topeka Shiner (Notropis topeka) in Northern Missouri, ACTION: Final rule.

17. 78 FR 42750, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Gallatin County Resource Advisory Committee, ACTION: Notice; solicitation of nominees.

18. 78 FR 42755, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC760, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings, ACTION: Notice; public hearings.

19. 78 FR 42756, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA122, Marine Mammals; File No. 14330, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

20. 78 FR 42764, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Southeastern Power Administration, Cumberland System, ACTION: Notice of rate extension.

21. 78 FR 42788, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, American Indians Into Nursing, ACTION: Notice of Competitive Grant Applications for American Indians Into Nursing Program.

22. 78 FR 42798, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY922000-L13200000-EL0000, WYW182164], Notice of Invitation To Participate; Coal Exploration License Application WYW182164, WY, ACTION: Notice.

23. 78 FR 42798, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON00000 L10200000.DF0000 LXSS080C0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council Meeting, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

24. 78 FR 42799, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCO956000 L14200000.BJ0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado.

25. 78 FR 42799, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [X30-0594-0913-700-00-0-0, 4073000], Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Meetings, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


JULY 18, 2013

26. 78 FR 42875, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 372, [EPA-HQ-OEI-2011-0979; FRL-9825-8] RIN 2025-AA36, Community Right-to-Know; Adoption of 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting,  ACTION: Direct final rule.  

27. 78 FR 42910, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 372, [EPA-HQ-OEI-2011-0979; FRL-9825-9] RIN 2025-AA36, Community Right-to-Know; Adoption of 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting,  ACTION: Proposed rule

28. 78 FR 42918, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0103; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AY71, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta),  ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; announcement of public hearing; and availability of draft economic analysis.  

29. 78 FR 42970, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAKA01000.L16100000.DO0000.LXSILBSW0000], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area, Alaska and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

30. 78 FR 42972, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORP04000 L12320000.EA0000.LVRDOR090000.HAG12-0255], Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on the John Day River, Oregon, ACTION: Notice.  

31. 78 FR 42977, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.  

32. 78 FR 42997, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee,  ACTION: Notice.  

33. 78 FR 43006, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 226, [Docket No. 130513467-3467-01] RIN 0648-BD27, Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northwest Atlantic Ocean Loggerhead Sea Turtle Distinct Population Segment (DPS) and Determination Regarding Critical Habitat for the North Pacific Ocean Loggerhead DPS, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  


JULY 19, 2013

34. 78 FR 43061, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 950, [SATS No: WY-043-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2012-0020; S1D1SSS08011000SXDO66A0067F134S180110; S2D2SSS08011000SX066A00033F13XS501520], Wyoming Regulatory Program, ACTION: Final rule.

35. 78 FR 43066, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 600, [Docket No. 0808041047-3587-03] RIN 0648-AW62, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; National Standard 2--Scientific Information, ACTION: Final rule.

36. 78 FR 43096, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R01-OAR-2013-0020; FRL-9834-7], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; Redesignation of Connecticut Portion of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Nonattainment Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Standards for Fine Particulate Matter, ACTION: Proposed rule.

37. 78 FR 43122, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket Nos. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0100; FWS-R8-ES-2012-0074; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ21; RIN 1018-AY07, 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, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the public comment period.

38. 78 FR 43123, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket Nos. FWS-R6-ES-2011-0111; FWS-R6-ES-2012-0108: 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ20; RIN 1018-AX71, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 6-Month Extension of Final Determinations on the Proposed Endangered Status and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Gunnison Sage-Grouse, ACTION: Proposed rules; Reopening of the Comment Period.

39. 78 FR 43145, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC767, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice of availability.

40. 78 FR 43148, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC646, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Wharf Construction Project,  ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.

41. 78 FR 43165, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC647, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to a Barge Mooring Project, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.

42. 78 FR 43193, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Combined Notice of Filings #1.  

43. 78 FR 43223, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAZP02000.L51010000.ER0000.LVRWA12A2350.XXX; AZA-34177], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Sonoran Valley Parkway, Maricopa County, AZ, ACTION: Notice of availability.

44. 78 FR 43224, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [L51010000.FX0000.LVRWA11A2990. LLAZP02000.XXX; AZA35079], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sun Valley to Morgan Transmission Line Project (Formerly Called TS-5 to TS-9) and the Proposed Bradshaw-Harquahala Resource Management Plan Amendment, AZ, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

45. 78 FR 43225, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUT980300-L11200000-PH0000-24-1A], Utah Resource Advisory Council Meeting/Conference Call, ACTION: Notice of Meeting/Conference Call.

46. 78 FR 43226, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-IMR-GLAC-12985; PPIMGLAC00, PANFHAT44.YP0000], Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Glacier National Park, Montana, ACTION: Notice of intent.

47. 78 FR 43747, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Memorandum of July 15, 2013, Title 3-- The President Expanding National Service Through Partnerships to Advance Government Priorities Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, Part V.