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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1703
December 16-20, 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 16-20, 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 16, 2013

1. 78 FR 76077, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 648 and 697, [Docket No. 130319263-3823-02] RIN 0648-BD09, Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Final Rule To Allow Northeast Multispecies Sector Vessels Access to Year-Round Closed Areas, ACTION: Interim final rule.

2. 78 FR 76140, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Extension of Public Comment Period for the Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Extension of the public comment period.

3. 78 FR 76169, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2013-N097; BAC-4311-K9-S3], Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, MD; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact, ACTION: Notice of availability.

4. 78 FR 76171, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2013-N283; FXIA16710900000-145-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.

5. 78 FR 76173, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2013-N272; FXES11130300000F3-145-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments.

6. 78 FR 76174, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-9014-A, AA-9014-A2; LLAK940000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

7. 78 FR 76175, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORP000000.102000000.DF0000.14X. HAG14-0015], Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day--Snake Resource Advisory Council: Cancellation, ACTION: Notice; cancellation.

8. 78 FR 76175, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLORP000000.102000000.DF0000.14X. HAG14-0029], Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

9. 78 FR 76176, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT926000-L13100000-EI0000], Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; North Dakota, ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey.

10. 78 FR 76176, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-MWR-CUVA-13380; PPMWMWROW2/PPMPSAS1Y.YP0000], Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, ACTION: Notice of availability.

11. 78 FR 76189, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Route 460 Location Study, Prince George County to Suffolk, Virginia, ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.


DECEMBER 17, 2013

12. 78 FR 76288, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Dam Safety Modification Study Report for the Cherry Creek Project, Arapahoe County, Colorado, ACTION: Notice of intent.

13. 78 FR 76313, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FW-R2-ES-2013-N286; FRES480102200B0-XXX-FF02ENEH00], Proposed Information Collection; Survey of Residents' Attitudes on Jaguar Conservation, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

14. 78 FR 76313, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-DMA-2013-N288; FXIA16710900000-145-FF09A30000], Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Management Authority, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

15. 78 FR 76315, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2013-N248; FRES480102200B0-XXX-FF02ENEH00], Proposed Information Collection; Survey of Rancher Knowledge and Attitudes About Jaguar Habitat Conservation in Southern Arizona, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

16. 78 FR 76316, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-ES-2013-N285; FF09E00000-134-FXES11120900000], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Native Endangered and Threatened Species, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

17. 78 FR 76317, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-R-2013-N271; FXRS12610800000V2-134-FF08RSRC00], Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project, CA; Record of Decision, ACTION: Notice of availability.

18. 78 FR 76318, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-10555, AA-10575, AA-10601; LLAK-944000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selections, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.

19. 78 FR 76318, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNM004410.L16100000. DO0000.LXSSG0690000], Notice of Intent To Extend the Public Scoping Period for the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas Resource Management Plan and Call for Coal Information, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

20. 78 FR 76319, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMT921000-12-L13200000-EL0000-P; MTM 106757], Notice of Invitation--Coal Exploration License Application MTM 106757, Montana, ACTION: Notice.

21. 78 FR 76319, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCA942000 L57000000.BX0000], Filing of Plats of Survey: California, ACTION: Notice.

22. 78 FR 76328, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket No. 70-7018; NRC-2008-0369], Application for Renewal of Special Nuclear Material License SNM-2014 From Tennessee Valley Authority for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2, Spring City, Tennessee, ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact, notice of availability.


DECEMBER 18, 2013

23. 78 FR 76638, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N256; FXES11130600000D2-123-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

24. 78 FR 76639, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N268; FF06E24000-XXX-FRES48010660150], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Draft Oil and Gas Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken; Draft Environmental Assessment, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

25. 78 FR 76641, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO300000.L14300000.xx0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments.

26. 78 FR 76642, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [WYW 72580], Public Land Order No. 7822; Partial Revocation of Secretarial Order Dated May 2, 1919; Wyoming, ACTION: Public Land Order.

27. 78 FR 76643, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2013-0002; MMAA104000], Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 3 (ATLW3) Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Maryland--Proposed Sale Notice, ACTION: Proposed Sale Notice for Commercial Leasing for Wind Power on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Maryland.


DECEMBER 19, 2013

21. 78 FR 76721, Rules and Regulations, FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (FDIC), 12 CFR Parts 344 and 390, RIN 3064-AE06, Removal of Transferred OTS Regulations Regarding Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for Securities Transactions Effected by State Savings Associations and Other Amendments, ACTION: Final rule.  

22. 78 FR 76795, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0127; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Coleman's Coralroot as an Endangered or Threatened Species, ACTION: Notice of 12-month petition finding.  

23. 78 FR 76829, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [R08-WR-2013-0007; FRL-9904-28-Region-8], Approval of Application Submitted by Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Northern Arapaho Tribe for Treatment in a Similar Manner as a State Under the Clean Air Act, ACTION: Notice of final action.  

24. 78 FR 76834, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Administration for Children and Families   Administration for Native Americans, [CFDA Numbers: 93.581, 93.587, 93.612], Request for Public Comment on the Proposed Adoption of Administration for Native Americans Program Policies and Procedures, ACTION: Notice for Public Comment.  

25. 78 FR 76852, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNML00000 L16100000.DS0000], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplement to the Tri-County Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, New Mexico, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

26. 78 FR 76854, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWYP070000; L14300000.EU0000; WYW-168342], Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Sheridan County, WY, ACTION: Notice of realty action.  

27. 78 FR 76855, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWYP070000; L14300000.EU0000; WYW-168374], Notice of Realty Action: Non-Competitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Campbell County, WY, ACTION: Notice of realty action.  

28. 78 FR 76855, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-SERO-FOPU-13991; PX.P0072916D.OO.1], Record of Decision for the General Management Plan/Wilderness Study, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

29. 78 FR 76904, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 13590-001], Lockhart Power Company, Inc.; Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment, Part II.


DECEMBER 20, 2013

1. 78 FR 76995, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket Nos. FWS-R1-ES-2012-0017; FWS-R1-ES-2013-0012; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AX72; 1018-AZ54, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Eriogonum codium (Umtanum Desert Buckwheat) and Physaria douglasii subsp. tuplashensis (White Bluffs Bladderpod) and Designation of Critical Habitat, ACTION: Final rule; revision.  

2. 78 FR 77009, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Rural Utilities Service (RUS), 7 CFR Part 1784, RIN 0572-AC28, Section 306D Water Systems for Rural and Native Villages in Alaska, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

5. 78 FR 77087, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket Nos. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072 and FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY10 and RIN 1018-AZ70, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sage-Grouse With Special Rule and Designation of Critical Habitat, ACTION: Proposed rules; extension of comment periods.  

6. 78 FR 77089, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 665, [Docket No. 131028907-3999-01] RIN 0648-XC954, Pacific Island Fisheries; 2014 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures, ACTION: Proposed specification; request for comments.  

8. 78 FR 77108, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Middle Mississippi River Regulating Works Project, Missouri and Illinois, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

9. 78 FR 77121, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9012-6], Environmental Impact Statements, ACTION: Notice of Availability.     

10. 78 FR 77122, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)   Region 10, [FRL-9904-37-Region-10], Proposed Modification of a General NPDES Permit for Small Suction Dredging--Permit Number IDG-37-0000, ACTION: Proposed modification of a general permit.  

11. 78 FR 77151, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Secretary of the Interior, [1541D0102DMDS64600000DLSN00000.000000DX6460114], Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Appointments, ACTION: Notice.  

12. 78 FR 77152, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R1-ES-2013-N261;FXES11130100000-145-FF01E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

13. 78 FR 77153, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R2-ES-2013-N187; FXES11120200000F2-134-FF02ENEH00], Environmental Action Statement Screening Form and Proposed Amendment to the Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Lesser Prairie Chicken, Oklahoma, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.  

14. 78 FR 77155, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [134D0102DRDS5B800000DR.5B811.IA000913DLB000000.000000], Grant Program To Assess, Evaluate, and Promote Development of Tribal Energy and Mineral Resources, ACTION: Solicitation of Proposals.  

15. 78 FR 77161, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [134D0102DRDS5B800000DR.5B811.IA000913DLB000000.000000], Grant Program To Build Tribal Energy Development Capacity, ACTION: Solicitation of Proposals.  

16. 78 FR 77165, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLUTG01100-14-L13100000-EJ0000], Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Monument Butte Area Oil and Gas Development Project, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, UT, ACTION: Notice of availability.  

18. 78 FR 77194, Notices, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC), [File No. 500-1],  In the Matter of the Enlightened Gourmet, Inc. Eternal Image, Inc. NMT Medical, Inc. and Wits Basin Precious Minerals, Inc., ACTION: Order of Suspension of Trading.     

19. 78 FR 77198, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California, ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by the FHWA.  

20. 78 FR 77290, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2012-0067; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AY63, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Arctostaphylos franciscana (Franciscan Manzanita), Part IV, ACTION: Final rule.