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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1704
December 23-27, 2013

Below is the weekly list of Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior. This list includes items appearing in the Federal Register during the week of December 23-27, 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 23, 2013

1. 78 FR 77334, Rules and Regulations, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA), 13 CFR Part 121, RIN 3245-AG37, Small Business Size Standards: Construction Final rule.  

2. 78 FR 77397, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, 33 CFR Part 208, Flood Control Regulations, Marshall Ford Dam (Mansfield Dam and Lake Travis), Colorado River, Texas, ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments.  

3. 78 FR 77399, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), 42 CFR Part 600, [CMS-2380-PN], Basic Health Program: Proposed Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2015, ACTION: Proposed methodology.  

4. 78 FR 77417, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Natural Resources and Environment   Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), [Docket No. NRCS-2013-0007], Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell County, Missouri, ACTION: Notice of Intent.  

5. 78 FR 77428, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD008, 2014 Annual Determination for Sea Turtle Observer Requirement, ACTION: Notice.  

6. 78 FR 77430, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC279, Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

7. 78 FR 77433, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC893, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Surveys Along the Oregon and California Coasts Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization, ACTION: request for comments.  

8. 78 FR 77440, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Navy, Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, and To Announce Public Meetings, ACTION: Notice.  

9. 78 FR 77469, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), [Document Identifier: CMS-10510], Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), ACTION: Notice.  

10. 78 FR 77477, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), [Docket No. USCG-2013-1038], Notice of Statute of Limitations on Claims; Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on the Interstate 5 Bridge across the Columbia River, ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review.  

11. 78 FR 77485, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2013-N216; FXES11130600000-145-FF06E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret, ACTION: Notice of document availability.  

12. 78 FR 77486, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010.999900], Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.  

13. 78 FR 77487, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010.999900], Renewal of Agency Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Count, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.  

14. 78 FR 77488, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNML00000 L14300000.FR0000 NMNM 037574], Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Land in Sierra County, NM, ACTION: Notice of Realty Action.  


DECEMBER 24, 2013

15. 78 FR 77574, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), 18 CFR Part 40, [Docket No. RM13-7-000; Order No. 793], Protection System Maintenance Reliability Standard, ACTION: Final rule.

16. 78 FR 77644, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota; Thunder Basin National Grassland, Wyoming; Teckla-Osage-Rapid City Transmission 230 kV Project, ACTION: Corrected Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

17. 78 FR 77659, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD040, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Issuance of a scientific research permit.

18. 78 FR 77699, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-WSR-2013-N292]; [FVWF941009000007B-XXX-FF09W10000; FVWF51100900000-XXX-FF09W10000], Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Application and Performance Reporting for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Grants and Cooperative Agreements, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

19. 78 FR 77704, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX14LR000F60100], Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028-0070).

20. 78 FR 77705, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX14MB00FG3B100], Proposed Agency Information Collection Activity: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Sighting Reporting Form, ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection (1028-0098).

21. 78 FR 77706, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLNVB02000 L71220000.EX0000.LVTFF1201490; N-91038, 14-08807; MO# 4500059743], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gemfield Mine Project, Esmeralda County, NV, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

22. 78 FR 77707, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLOR957000-L63100000-HD0000-14XL1116AF: HAG14-0038], Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/Washington, ACTION: Notice.

23. 78 FR 77708, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-CONC-ABSV-14348; PPWOBSADC0, PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000], Notice of Continuation of Visitor Services, ACTION: Public Notice.

24. 78 FR 77709, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-CONC-14349; PPWOBSADC0, PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000], Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts, ACTION: Public notice.

25. 78 FR 77710, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-14587; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.   

26. 78 FR 77711, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-14541; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.  

27. 78 FR 77796, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)   United States Coast Guard (USCG), 46 CFR Parts 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, [Docket No. USCG-2004-17914] RIN 1625-AA16, Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.

28. 78 FR 78014, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 21 CFR Parts 16 and 121, [Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1425] RIN 0910-AG63, Focused Mitigation Strategies To Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration, Part III, ACTION: Proposed rule.

29. 78 FR 78106, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Parts 216 and 218, [Docket No. 130107014-3969-02] RIN 0648-BC52-X, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; U.S. Navy Training and Testing Activities in the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing Study Area, Part VII, ACTION: Final rule.


DECEMBER 25, 2013

Christmas Day Holiday


DECEMBER 26, 2013

30. 78 FR 78275, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 20, [Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2011-0077; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018-AY59, Migratory Bird Hunting; Revision of Language for Approval of Nontoxic Shot for Use in Waterfowl Hunting, ACTION: Final rule.

31. 78 FR 78321, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0104; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY53, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Status for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

32. 78 FR 78350, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP14-13-000], Houston Pipe Line Company, LP, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 24-Inch Border Crossing Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.

33. 78 FR 78377, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [Docket No. FWS-R9-HQ-2013-0119; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1231099BPP0] RIN 1018-AZ80, Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

34. 78 FR 78377, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5B711.IA000814], Indian Gaming, ACTION: Notice of extension of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact.

35. 78 FR 78378, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14498; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, MT, ACTION: Notice.

36. 78 FR 78379, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14502; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, ACTION: Notice.

37. 78 FR 78380, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14527; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Bowie, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

38. 78 FR 78381, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-PAGR-14486; PPNEPAGR00/PMP00UP05.YP0000, PX.P0156924I], Notice of 2014 Meetings for the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park Advisory Commission, ACTION: Notice of meetings.

39. 78 FR 78382, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-GATE-14426; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000], Notice of January 10, 2014, Meeting of the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee, ACTION: Meeting notice.

40. 78 FR 78390, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.

41. 78 FR 78467, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Open a Public Scoping Period, and Conduct a Public Scoping Meeting, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS, Open a Public Scoping Period, and Conduct a Public Scoping Meeting.


DECEMBER 27, 2013

42. 78 FR 78727, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 180, [EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0286; FRL-9904-30], Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance, ACTION: Final rule.

43. 78 FR 78770, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 622, [Docket No. 130312236-3999-02] RIN 0648-BD05, Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Snapper-Grouper Fishery Off the Southern Atlantic States; Amendment 27, ACTION: Final rule.

44. 78 FR 78822, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC969, Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals--Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts, ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

45. 78 FR 78824, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC784, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project off New York, January 2013 through January 2014, ACTION: Notice; proposed Incidental Harassment Authorization; request for comments.

46. 78 FR 78948, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)   Department of the Army (DA)   United States Army Corps of Engineers, Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Route 460 Location Study From Prince George County to the City of Suffolk, VA, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

47. 78 FR 78976, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-graduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs, ACTION: Notice.

48. 78 FR 79003, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [L61400000.ER0000/LLOR936000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments.

49. 78 FR 79004, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWY9300000 L16100000.DP0000.LXSISGST0000], Notice of Availability of the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of Availability.

50. 78 FR 79005, 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.

51. 78 FR 79005, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-DPOL-14067; PPWODIREP0; PPMPSPD1Y.YM0000], Charter Renewal for the National Park System Advisory Board, ACTION: Charter renewal.

52. 78 FR 79009, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0003], Proposed Information Collection; Radiation Sampling and Exposure Records (Pertains to Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines), ACTION: Request for public comments.

53. 78 FR 79010, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [Docket Number MSHA-2013-0037], Criteria to Certify Coal Mine Rescue Teams, ACTION: Notice.