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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1698
November 11-15, 2013

Below is the weekly list of Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior. This list includes items appearing in the during the week of November 11-15, 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.


NOVEMBER 11, 2013


Federal Holiday


NOVEMBER 12, 2013

1. 78 FR 67336, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), RIN 0648-XC961 [FWS-R8-ES-2013-N182], Habitat Conservation Plan for the United Water Conservation District, Santa Clara River Watershed, Ventura County, California, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and notice of public scoping meetings.  

2. 78 FR 67338, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS)   Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice of open meeting.  

3. 78 FR 67358, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP13-125-000], Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Giles County Project.     

4. 78 FR 67386, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of Public and Indian Housing, [Docket No. FR-5700-FA-16], Announcement of Funding Awards; Indian Community Development Block Grant Program Fiscal Year 2013, ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.  

5. 78 FR 67389, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N253; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

6. 78 FR 67390, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-ES-2013-0090; 50120-1112-0000-F2], Early Scoping for Proposed Application for Incidental Take Permit and Habitat Conservation Plan; Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, ACTION: Notice of initiation of scoping.  

7. 78 FR 67392, 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.  

8. 78 FR 67392, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO630000.L18200000.XP0000], New Dates for Close of Public Comment and Protest Periods Due to Federal Government Shutdown, ACTION: Notice.  

9. 78 FR 67393, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [G63-0982-9832-100-96-76, 84-55000], Change in Discount Rate for Water Resources Planning, ACTION: Notice of change.  

10. 78 FR 67418, Notices, OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY, National Plan for Civil Earth Observations; Request for Information, ACTION: Notice of Request for Information (RFI).  


NOVEMBER 13, 2013

11. 78 FR 67928, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), 25 CFR Part 151, [K00103 12/13 A3A10; 134D0102DR-DS5A300000 DR.5A311.IA000113, Docket ID: BIA-2013-0005] RIN 1076-AF15, Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions, ACTION: Final rule.  

12. 78 FR 68032, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [Docket No. 1206013325-3912-03] RIN 0648-XA983, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) as an Endangered or Threatened Distinct Population Segment (DPS) in the Gulf of Mexico, ACTION: Status review; notice of finding.  

13. 78 FR 68041, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Health, Safety and Security, Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Energy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 13186, Responsibilities of Federal Agencies to Protect Migratory Birds, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

14. 78 FR 68079, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID BSEE-2013-0004; OMB Number 1014-0004; 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000], Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Well-Completion Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-Day notice.  

15. 78 FR 68082, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID BSEE-2013-0006; OMB Number 1014-0001; 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000], Information Collection Activities: Oil and Gas Well-Workover Operations; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-Day notice.  

16. 78 FR 68085, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-RF-2013-N254: FXRS12630900000-145-FF09R81000], Proposed Information Collection; National Wildlife Refuge Special Use Permit Applications and Reports, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

17. 78 FR 68086, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-MB-201-N255; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1231099BPP0], Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Migratory Birds and Eagles, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

18. 78 FR 68088, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-R-2013-N096; 12560-0000-10137 S3], Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Clallam County, WA; Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

19. 78 FR 68089, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N237; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

20. 78 FR 68089, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRSS-SSD-14447; PPWONRADA0, PPMRSNR1Y.NA0000], Proposed Information Collection; Visibility Valuation Survey, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.  

21. 78 FR 68100, Notices, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES   Institute of Museum Services (IMS), Sunshine Act Meeting of the National Museums and Library Services Board, ACTION: Notice of Meeting.  

22. 78 FR 68135, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Environmental Impact Statement: Los Angeles County, California, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  


NOVEMBER 14, 2013

23. 78 FR 68370, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R3-ES-2013-0114; 30120-1113-0000-C4] RIN 1018-AZ90, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Technical Corrections for Kirtland's Warbler, ACTION: Direct final rule.  

24. 78 FR 68416, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC978, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC); Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice of public meeting of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council).  

25. 78 FR 68419, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC886, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice of open public meeting.  

26. 78 FR 68465, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2013-N199; FXES11120300000F2-234-FF03E00000], NiSource, Inc.; Record of Decision, Habitat Conservation Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, and Permit Issuance, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

27. 78 FR 68466, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY920000 L51010000.ER0000.LVRWK09K0990.13X], BLM Director's Response to the Idaho Governor's Appeal of the BLM Idaho State Director's Governor's Consistency Review Determination, ACTION: Notice.  

28. 78 FR 68467, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLIDT000000.L11200000.DD0000.241A.00], Notice of Public Meetings, Twin Falls District Resource Advisory Council, ID, ACTION: Notice of public meetings.  

29. 78 FR 68467, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY920000/51010000.ER0000/LVRWK09K0990/241A; WYW-174598; IDI-35849], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Gateway West 230/345/500-kV Transmission Line Project and Approved Land Use Plan Amendments in Idaho and Wyoming, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

30. 78 FR 68469, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-13759; PX.PD00421E.00.1], Draft General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement, Channel Islands National Park, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

31. 78 FR 68470, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-14338; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions,     

32. 78 FR 68471, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [MMAA 104000], Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Alaska OCS Region, Chukchi Sea Planning Area, Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 237 (Lease Sale 237), ACTION: Notice of Comment Period Extension for a Call for Information and Nominations.  

33. 78 FR 68471, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), [S1D1SS08011000SX066A00067F134S180110; S2D2SS08011000SX066A00033F13XS501520], Action Subject to Intergovernmental Review, ACTION: Notice.  

34. 78 FR 68660, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2013-0115; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Gunnison's Prairie Dog as an Endangered or Threatened Species, Part III, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.  


NOVEMBER 15, 2013

35. 78 FR 68719, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (OSHUD), 24 CFR Parts 50, 55, and 58, [Docket No. FR-5423-F-02] RIN 2501-AD51, Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands, ACTION: Final rule.

36. 78 FR 68757, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 635, [Docket No. 130426413-3934-02] RIN 0648-BD24, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Vessel Monitoring Systems, ACTION: Final rule.  

37. 78 FR 68783, 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, ACTION: Reopen the record and extend the comment period.  

38. 78 FR 68819, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), RIN 0648-XC726, Final NOAA Procedures for Government-to-Government Consultation With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, ACTION: Notice of Final Handbook.

39. 78 FR 68837, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0453; FRL-9902-82], Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice.

40. 78 FR 68855, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   National Institutes of Health (NIH), Center for Scientific Review, ACTION: Notice of Closed Meetings.    

41. 78 FR 68858, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-R-2012-N115; 81683-1265-0000-S3], Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, Orange County, CA; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact, ACTION: Notice of availability.

42. 78 FR 68859, 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 Fee-to-Trust Transfer of Property and Subsequent Development of a Resort/Hotel and Ancillary Facilities in the City of Taunton, Massachusetts and Tribal Government Facilities in the Town of Mashpee, Massachusetts by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, ACTION: Notice of availability.

43. 78 FR 68860, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD09000, L51010000.LVRWB09B2380.FX0000], Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for the Proposed Stateline Solar Farm and Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment, ACTION: Notice of availability.