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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1688
September 2-6, 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 September 2-6, 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.


SEPTEMBER 2, 2013


Federal Holiday


SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

1. 78 FR 54214, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2012-0088; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ17, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing Five Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher From the Candidate List for Endangered and Threatened Species, ACTION: Proposed rule; supplemental information.  

2. 78 FR 54218, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket Nos. FWS-R1-ES-2012-0088; FWS-R1-ES-2013-0021] RIN 1018-AZ17; 1081-AZ37, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 6-Month Extension of Final Determination for the Proposed Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher, ACTION: Proposed rules; reopening of comment period.  

3. 78 FR 54221, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0092; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY77, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition to Downlist Hesperocyparis abramsiana (=Cupressus abramsiana), and Proposed Rule to Reclassify H. abramsiana as Threatened, ACTION: Proposed rule and 12-month petition finding.  

4. 78 FR 54268, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N178; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

5. 78 FR 54268, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTC 00900.L16100000.DP0000], Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.  

6. 78 FR 54269, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-AKR-LACL-DTS-13687; PPAKAKROR4; PPMPRLE1Y.LS0000], Lake Clark National Park Subsistence Resource Commission; Meetings, ACTION: Meeting notice.  

7. 78 FR 54278, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0089], Proposed Information Collection; Safety Defects; Examination, Correction and Records, (Pertains to Metal and Nonmetal (M/NM) Surface and Underground Mines), ACTION: Request for public comments.


SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

8. 78 FR 54416, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (OASPIH), 24 CFR Chapter IX, [Docket No. FR-5650-N-05], Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Announcement of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting of negotiated rulemaking committee.  

9. 78 FR 54417, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), 30 CFR Part 250, [Docket ID: BSEE-2012-0005; 13XE1700DX EX1SF0000.DAQ000 EEEE500000] RIN 1014-AA10, Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf--Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems, Correction.

10. 78 FR 54437, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 402, [Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2011-0080; FXES11120900000-134-FF09E30000] RIN 1018-AX85; 0648-BB81, Interagency Cooperation--Endangered Species Act of 1973, as Amended; Incidental Take Statements, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

11. 78 FR 54478, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N201; FF06E23000-134-FXES11120600000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits; Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Utah Prairie Dog in Iron County, Utah, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

12. 78 FR 54479, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N202; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

13. 78 FR 54481, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N203: FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits, ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits.  

14. 78 FR 54481, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-19328-B; LLAK944000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

15. 78 FR 54482, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLES956000-L14200000-BK0000], Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey, ACTION: Notice of filing of plat of survey; North Carolina, stay lifted.  

16. 78 FR 54482, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [X30059409137000000, 4073000], Charter Renewal, Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, ACTION: Notice.  

17. 78 FR 54518, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 131, [EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0606; FRL-9839-7] RIN 2040-AF 16, Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications, Part II, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

18. 78 FR 54548, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 660, RIN 0648-BD57 [Docket No. 130802674-3749-01], Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Fisheries; California Drift Gillnet Fishery; Sperm Whale Interaction Restriction, Part III, ACTION: Temporary rule; emergency action; request for comments.

19. 78 FR 54553, 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, Part III, ACTION: Notice.  


SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

20. 78 FR 54613, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0056; FXES11130900000C2-134-FF09E32000] RIN 1018-AY46, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Revision to the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf, ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period, and announcement of public hearing.  

21. 78 FR 54614, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073; FXES11130900000C2-134-FF09E32000] RIN 1018-AY00, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) by Listing It as Endangered, ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period, and announcement of public hearings.  

22. 78 FR 54635, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy, Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for EA-18G Growler Airfield Operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings, ACTION: Notice.  

23. 78 FR 54669, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, [XXXD5198NI DS61100000 DNINR0000.000000 DX61104], Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee, ACTION: Meeting notice.  

24. 78 FR 54669, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [AAK6006201 134A2100DD AOR3B3030.999900], Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed RES Americas Moapa Solar Energy Center, Clark County, Nevada, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

25. 78 FR 54670, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5B711.IA000813], Indian Gaming, ACTION: Notice of extension of Tribal--State Class III Gaming Compact.  

26. 78 FR 54670, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [134A2100DDAAK300000/A01500000.000000], Miami Tribe of Oklahoma--Liquor Control Ordinance, ACTION: Notice.  

27. 78 FR 54674, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVL01000. L51100000.GN0000. LVEMF1302520; N91957; MO# 4500053094; TAS: 14X5017], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gold Rock Mine Project, White Pine County, NV, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

28. 78 FR 54675, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUTCO3100.L17110000.EB000], Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Lands in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Washington County, UT, ACTION: Notice.  

29. 78 FR 54676, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [13X.LLAZ956000.L14200000.BJ0000.241A], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona, ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Arizona.  

30. 78 FR 54676, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD070000, L91310000, E10000], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, Imperial County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability.

31. 78 FR 54678, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)   Office of Justice Programs (OJP)   Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), [OJP (OJJDP) Docket No. 1630], Establishment of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of the Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence, ACTION: Notice of establishment of a federal advisory committee.  


SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

32. 78 FR 54747, Presidential Documents, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Proclamation 9011 of August 30, 2013, Title 3-- The President National Wilderness Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation.

33. 78 FR 54801, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY   Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, 31 CFR Part 34, RIN 1505-AC44, Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

34. 78 FR 54863, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   Economics and Statistics Administration   Bureau of the Census, [Docket Number 130814715-3715-01], Bureau of the Census Geographically Updated Population Certification Program (GUPCP), ACTION: Notice of program reinstatement.

35. 78 FR 54871, 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 (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview Shipping Facility Project, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

36. 78 FR 54876, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), [Docket No. PP-371], Amended Notice of Intent To Modify the Scope of the Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Additional Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project, ACTION: Amended notice of intent to modify the scope of the environmental impact statement and conduct additional public scoping meetings; notice of floodplains and wetlands involvement.

37. 78 FR 54886, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF13-15-000], Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Ohio Pipeline Energy Network Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings.    

38. 78 FR 54891, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-R05-OW-2009-0932; FRL-9536-1], Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval: Comment Request; Great Lakes Accountability System (Reinstatement), ACTION: Notice.

39. 78 FR 54905, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-ES-2013-N145; 70120-1337-C4], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni): Availability of Recovery Plan, ACTION: Notice of document availability.

40. 78 FR 54906, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2013-N166: FXES11120800000F2-134-FF08ECAR00], Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Amendment to the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan, Riverside County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability.

41. 78 FR 54908, 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.

42. 78 FR 54909, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVW00000.L16100000.DQ0000. LXSS015F0000 241A; 13-08807; MO# 4500049371; TAS: 14X5017], Notice of Availability of the Proposed Winnemucca District Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, NV, ACTION: Notice of availability.

43. 78 FR 54910, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORB00000.L1109AF13X.L17110000.PH0000.LXSS020H0000; HAG13-0270], Notice of Public Meeting for the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

44. 78 FR 54910, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [A10-1523-2000-229-00-0-1, 3205000], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Public Scoping Meetings for the White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Project, Arizona, ACTION: Notice of intent and public scoping meetings.

45. 78 FR 54947, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), [4910-RY], Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed US 1 Improvements--Rockingham, Richmond County, NC, ACTION: Notice of Limitations on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA, and Other Federal Agencies.