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Federal Register Notices of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1684
August 5-9, 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 August 5-9, 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.


AUGUST 5, 2013


1. 78 FR 47205, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 300, [EPA-HQ-SFUND-2000-0003; FRL 9842-7], National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Direct Deletion of the Imperial Refining Company Superfund Site, ACTION: Direct final rule.

2. 78 FR 47215, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 9 CFR Parts 2 and 3, [Docket No. APHIS-2012-0107], Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations To Prohibit Public Contact With Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates, ACTION: Notice.  

3. 78 FR 47268, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0098; FXES11130900000C2-134-FF09E32000] RIN 1018-AY46, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

4. 78 FR 47277, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [Docket No. 121025586-3654-01] RIN 0648-XC326, Listing Endangered or Threatened Species: 12-Month Finding on a Petition To Delist the Southern Resident Killer Whale, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.

5. 78 FR 47282, 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; issuance of Incidental Take Authorization.

6. 78 FR 47313, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-509-000], DCP Midstream, LP, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Lucerne Residue Pipeline Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.    

7. 78 FR 47408, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA920000.L13100000.PP0000.13X], Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing and Development on Public Lands and Federal Mineral Estate and Potentially Amend the Hollister Resource Management Plan, CA, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

8. 78 FR 47409, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD01000 L12200000.AL 0000], Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council.    

9. 78 FR 47409, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAC01000 L10100000.XZ0000 LXSIOVHD0000], Notice of Public Video Teleconference of the Central California Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

10. 78 FR 47410, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NER-NERO-13240; PPNEGATE00/PMP00UP05.YP0000], General Management Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey and New York, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

11. 78 FR 47480, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), [Docket No. FHWA-2013-0012], Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds, ACTION: Notice of funding availability.

12. 78 FR 47496, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC562, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Seismic Survey in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska, Part II, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental take authorization.


AUGUST 6, 2013

13. 78 FR 47582, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0083; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY55, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Status for the Sharpnose Shiner and Smalleye Shiner, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

14. 78 FR 47590, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2013-0081; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY95, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for Graham's Beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River Beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis), ACTION: Proposed rule.  

15. 78 FR 47612, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0008; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ34, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Sharpnose Shiner and Smalleye Shiner, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

16. 78 FR 47635, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 226, [Docket No. 130404330-3330-01] RIN 0648-BC76, Endangered and Threatened Species; Designation of Critical Habitat for Yelloweye Rockfish, Canary Rockfish and Bocaccio of the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.  

17. 78 FR 47717, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (OSHUD), [Docket No. FR-5720-N-01], The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Overview of Applicability to HUD Programs, ACTION: Notice.  

18. 78 FR 47722, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R4-ES-2013-N162; FXES11130400000C2-134-FF040E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Plan for Alabama Sturgeon, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

19. 78 FR 47723, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTC 00900.L16100000.DP0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.  

20. 78 FR 47723, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [OMB Control Number 1010-0106; MMAA104000], Information Collection: Forms for Oil Spill Financial Responsibility for Offshore Facilities; Proposed Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 60-day notice.  

21. 78 FR 47746, 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.  

22. 78 FR 47746, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [BOEM-2013-0022; MMAA104000], Right-of-Way Grant of Submerged Lands on the Outer Continental Shelf to Support Renewable Energy Development, ACTION: Notice.  

23. 78 FR 47832, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2013-0082; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ61, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Graham's Beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River Beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis), Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.  


AUGUST 7, 2013

24. 78 FR 48035, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), 7 CFR Part 1410, RIN 0560-AH80, Conservation Reserve Program, Re-Enrollment, ACTION: Final rule; Technical Amendment.  

25. 78 FR 48087, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R05-OAR-2012-0564; FRL-9844-2], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Redesignation of the Canton-Massillon Area to Attainment of the 1997 Annual and 2006 24-Hour Standards for Fine Particulate Matter, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

26. 78 FR 48134, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 224, 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, Extension of public comment period.  

27. 78 FR 48155, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 14345-001], Rock River Beach, Inc., ACTION: Notice of Application Accepted for Filing With the Commission; Intent To Waive Scoping; Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests; Ready for Environmental Analysis; and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions.     

28. 78 FR 48183, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-R-2013-N147; FXRS1265066CCP0-134-FF06R06000], Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City, CO; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement; Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, Arvada, CO; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.  

29. 78 FR 48185, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORB00000.L17110000.PH0000.L.X.SS.020H0000; HAG13-0257], Steens Mountain Advisory Council; Public Meeting Date Change, ACTION: Notice of Change in Public Meeting Date.  

30. 78 FR 48185, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [A10-1517-0008-000-00-0-2, 4P10000], Notice of Intent To Contract for Hydroelectric Power Development on the San Juan-Chama Project, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of intent to accept proposals, select lessee, and contract for hydroelectric power development on the San Juan-Chama Project.  

31. 78 FR 48188, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), [S1D1S SS08011000 SX066A000 67F 134S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX066A00 33F 13xs501520], Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

32. 78 FR 48200, Notices, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541), ACTION: Notice of Waste Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95-541.  

33. 78 FR 48201, Notices, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-541), ACTION: Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95-541.  


AUGUST 8, 2013

34. 78 FR 48343, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget   Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), 30 CFR Parts 1202, 1205, and 1210, [Docket No. ONRR-2011-0013; DS63610300 DR2PS0000.CH7000 134D0102R2] RIN 1012-AA02, Reporting and Paying Royalties on Federal Leases, ACTION: Proposed rule.

35. 78 FR 48441, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Proposed Single Source Grant With Native American Lifelines, Inc.

36. 78 FR 48460, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-EA-2013-N154; FF09D00000-FXGO1664091HCC0-134], Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

37. 78 FR 48460, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY922000-L57000000-BX0000; WYW172684], Notice of Competitive Coal Lease Sale, WYW172684, Wyoming, ACTION: Notice.  

38. 78 FR 48592, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 30 CFR Part 75, RIN 1219-AB84, Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines, Part III, ACTION: Limited reopening of the record.  

39. 78 FR 48593, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 30 CFR Parts 7 and 75, RIN 1219-AB79, Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines, Part III, ACTION: Request for information.  


AUGUST 9, 2013

40. 78 FR 48658, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Amendment to the Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan, Missouri River, United States, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

41. 78 FR 48666, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [ Docket No. DI13-6-000], Browns Valley Irrigation District, ACTION: Notice of Declaration of Intention and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and/or Motions To Intervene.

42. 78 FR 48670, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Western Area Power Administration, Boulder Canyon Project, ACTION: Notice of Base Charge and Rates.

43. 78 FR 48711, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N181; [FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

44. 78 FR 48712, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N180; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.

45. 78 FR 48712, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMP02000 L51100000.GE0000.LVEMG11CG200], Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ochoa Mine Project in Lea County, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of availability.

46. 78 FR 48714, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNMP02000 L14300000 ET0000 NMNM-127501/NMNM-83404], Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; New Mexico, ACTION: Notice.

47. 78 FR 48715, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRSS-EQD-13710; PPWONRADN1, PPMRSNR1N.NS0000], Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: NPS Study of Value of Natural Sounds: A Pilot Study, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

48. 78 FR 48716, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [A10-C382-1000-002-00-0-0, 6270000], Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Arkansas Valley Conduit and Long-Term Excess Capacity Master Contract, Fryingpan-Arkansas Project; Bent, Chaffee, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Lake, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties, Colorado, ACTION: Notice of availability.