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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1702
December 9-13, 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 December 9-13, 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.


DECEMBER 9, 2013

1. 78 FR 73704, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Parts 13 and 22, [Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2011-0054; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018-AX91, Eagle Permits; Changes in the Regulations Governing Eagle Permitting, ACTION: Final rule.

2. 78 FR 73726, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 224, [Docket No. 110819518-3833-02] RIN 0648-BB20, Endangered Fish and Wildlife; Final Rule To Remove the Sunset Provision of the Final Rule Implementing Vessel Speed Restrictions To Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales, ACTION: Final rule.

3. 78 FR 73769, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81, [EPA-R03-OAR-2013-0498; FRL-9903-76-Region 3], Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Approval of the Redesignation Requests of the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Nonattainment Area for the 1997 and 2006 Fine Particulate Matter Standards, ACTION: Proposed rule.

4. 78 FR 73794, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 217, [Docket No. 130820738-3738-01] RIN 0648-BD62, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Air Force Launches, Aircraft and Helicopter Operations, and Harbor Activities Related To Launch Vehicles From Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

5. 78 FR 73877, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N277; FXIA16710900000P5-123-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

6. 78 FR 73880, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX14EE000101800], Proposal To Withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7, ACTION: Notice of request for comments on proposal to withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7.  

7. 78 FR 73881, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-14519; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.     

8. 78 FR 73882, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2013-0065] [MMAA104000], Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest, Offshore Virginia, ACTION: Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) for a Proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Wind Energy Research Lease Offshore Virginia.  

9. 78 FR 73928, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Development   Rural Housing Service (RHS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)    Rural Business-Cooperative Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Farm Service Agency (FSA), 7 CFR Part 1980 7 CFR Part 3555, RIN 0575-AC18, Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, Part II, ACTION: Interim final rule.  


DECEMBER 10, 2013

10. 78 FR 74046, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS)   Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 15 CFR Part 922, [Docket No. 130813710-3710-01] RIN 0648-BD60, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Regulations and Management Plan, ACTION: Proposed rule.

11. 78 FR 74079, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 679, [Docket No. 130925836-3836-01] RIN 0648-XC895, Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Proposed 2014 and 2015 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish, ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.

12. 78 FR 74116, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD019, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Notice of receipt and request for comment.

13. 78 FR 74159, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N197; FXES11110600000 FUND 145], Programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for Least Chub Receipt of Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit, ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of application.

14. 78 FR 74160, 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.


DECEMBER 11, 2013

15. 78 FR 75306, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY21, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a Threatened Species With a Special Rule, ACTION: Proposed rule; revision and reopening of comment period.

16. 78 FR 75313, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0116; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To Reclassify Eriodictyon altissimum as Threatened, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.

17. 78 FR 75321, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 92, [Docket No. FWS-R7-MB-2013-0109; FF09M21200-123-FXMB1231099BPP0L2] RIN 1018-BA02, Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Harvest Regulations for Migratory Birds in Alaska During the 2014 Season, ACTION: Proposed rule.

18. 78 FR 75332, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; California Central Valley Angler Survey, ACTION: Notice.

19. 78 FR 75365, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT   Office of the Chief Information Officer, [Docket No. FR-5683-C-103], 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs, ACTION: Correction Notice.

20. 78 FR 75369, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2013-N240; FXES11130200000-145-FF02ENEH00], Endangered and Threatened Species Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications; request for public comment.


DECEMBER 12, 2013

21. 78 FR 75488, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 217, [Docket No. 100217096-1059-02] RIN 0648-AY63, Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation of Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities in the U.S. Beaufort Sea, ACTION: Final rule.  

22. 78 FR 75557, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. PF13-11-000], CE FLNG, LLC, CE Pipeline, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned CE FLNG Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.     

23. 78 FR 75559, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 1510-017], Kaukauna Utilities, ACTION: Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process.     

24. 78 FR 75577, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNML003100 L14300000.ES0000; NMNM 128496], Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Lease and Conveyance of Public Land, Dona Ana County, NM, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.  

25. 78 FR 75578, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWYD04000, L14300000, EU0000, WYW167726], Notice of Realty Action; Notice of Segregation and Proposed (Non-Competitive) Direct Sale of Public Land, Sweetwater County, WY, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.  

26. 78 FR 75844, 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. 101027534-3999-02] RIN 0648-BA37, Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan for Guided Sport and Commercial Fisheries in Alaska, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  


DECEMBER 13, 2013

27. 78 FR 75913, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, ACTION: Record of Decision.  

28. 78 FR 75919, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9012-5], Environmental Impact Statements, ACTION: Notice of Availability.     

29. 78 FR 75923, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS).     

30. 78 FR 75924, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).     

31. 78 FR 75939, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, RIN 0648-XD003 [FWS-R8-ES-2013-N252], Bay Delta Habitat Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan, Sacramento, CA; Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, Receipt of Applications, and Announcement of Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

32. 78 FR 75942, 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 for 1029-0114, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

33. 78 FR 75962, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 10 CFR Part 431, [Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-TP-0043] RIN 1904-AC89, Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Electric Motors, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.