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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1718
March 31-April 4, 2014

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 March 31-April 4, 2014. 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.


MARCH 31, 2013

1. 79 FR 17863, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Part 950, [SATS No: WY-044-FOR; Docket ID: OSM-2013-0001; S1D1SSS08011000SX066A00067F144S180110; S2D2SSS08011000SX066A00033F14XS501520], Wyoming Regulatory Program, ACTION: Final rule; approval of amendment with certain exceptions.

2. 79 FR 17948, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget   Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), 30 CFR Part 519 30 CFR Part 1219, [Docket ID: ONRR-2011-0024; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 145D0102R2] RIN 1012-AA11, Allocation and Disbursement of Royalties, Rentals, and Bonuses--Oil and Gas, Offshore, ACTION: Proposed rule.

3. 79 FR 17993, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R7-ES-2012-0093; 4500030113], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Alexander Archipelago Wolf as Threatened or Endangered, ACTION: Notice of petition finding and initiation of status review.

4. 79 FR 18004, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, Re-Establishment of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching, ACTION: Notice and Call for Nominations.

5. 79 FR 18013, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD187, Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish, ACTION: Correction.

6. 79 FR 18053, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-FAC-2014-N038; FXFR133609ANS09-FF09F14000-134], Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.

7. 79 FR 18054, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [134D0102DRDS5B800000DR.5B811.IA000913DLB000000.000000], Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

8. 79 FR 18055, 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 Home-Living Programs and School Closure and Consolidation, ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

9. 79 FR 18055, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLAK910000-L14100000.PP0000-LXSIARAC0000], Notice of Public Meeting; BLM-Alaska Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

10. 79 FR 18056, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15256; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, ACTION: Notice.

11. 79 FR 18057, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15255; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, ACTION: Notice.

12. 79 FR 18058, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15212; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC, ACTION: Notice.

13. 79 FR 18059, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15182; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA, ACTION: Notice.

14. 79 FR 18060, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15214; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Inventory Completion: Ball State University Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN, ACTION: Notice.

15. 79 FR 18061, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15257; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, ACTION: Notice.

16. 79 FR 18062, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15213; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC, ACTION: Notice.

17. 79 FR 18063, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15181; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Oakland Museum of California, ACTION: Notice.

18. 79 FR 18064, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15187; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, ACTION: Notice.

19. 79 FR 18069, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs, ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).

20. 79 FR 18073, Notices, NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC), [Docket Nos. 50-277 and 50-278; NRC-2013-0232], Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3, ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance.


APRIL 1, 2013

21. 79 FR 18183, Rules and Regulations, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 52, [EPA-R06-OAR-2014-0191; FRL-9908-27 - Region 6], Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the Minor New Source Review (NSR) State Implementation Plan (SIP); Types of Standard Permits, State Pollution Control Project Standard Permit and Control Methods for the Permitting of Grandfathered and Electing Electric Generating Facilities, ACTION: Direct final rule.  

22. 79 FR 18190, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0099; FXES11130900000-145-FF09E42000] RIN 1018-AY44, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Island Night Lizard From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, ACTION: Final rule.  

23. 79 FR 18282, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Ocean Service (NOS)   Office of National Marine Sanctuaries   National Marine Protected Areas Center, Requesting Nominations for the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice and request for nominations and notice of public meeting.  

24. 79 FR 18307, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R3-ES-2014-N054; FXES11130300000F3-145-FF03E00000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications, ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments.  

25. 79 FR 18309, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLWO320000 L13300000.PO0000], Renewal of Approved Information Collection, ACTION: 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments.  

26. 79 FR 18310, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-PCE-14914; PPWOPCADD0, PPMPSPDIT.Y00000], Notice of Availability of Draft Director's Order #46 Concerning National Park Service Policies and Procedures Governing Its Wild and Scenic Rivers Program, ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.  


APRIL 2, 2014

27. 79 FR 18444, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSRME), 30 CFR Parts 723, 724, 845, and 846, RIN 1029-AC67 [Docket ID: OSM-2013-0003; S1D1S SS08011000 SX066A00067F 134S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX066A00 33F 13XS501520], Civil Monetary Penalties, ACTION: Final rule.  

28. 79 FR 18478, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Parts 25 and 32, [Docket No. FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074; FXRS12650900000-134-FF09R20000] RIN 1018-AZ87, 2013-2014 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations, ACTION: Final rule.  

29. 79 FR 18494, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 131, [EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0596; FRL-9908-18-OW] RIN 2040-AF50, Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters; Withdrawal, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

30. 79 FR 18518, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), [Docket No. 0810061318-4050-02] RIN 0648 -XL10, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Species Act Listing Determination for Southeast Alaska Pacific Herring, ACTION: Notice of a listing determination; availability of status review report.

31. 79 FR 18526, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC325, Endangered Species; File No. 15809, ACTION: Issuance of permit.  

32. 79 FR 18526, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XC632, Marine Mammals; File No. 14809, ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit.  

33. 79 FR 18527, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XX47, Marine Mammals; File No. 14097, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.  

34. 79 FR 18529, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XB094, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Sturgeon Research in the Gulf of Mexico, ACTION: Notice; withdrawal of a request for incidental take authorization.  

35. 79 FR 18541, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 2179-043], Merced Irrigation District, ACTION: Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions.    

36. 79 FR 18545, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Western Area Power Administration, Office of General Counsel; Agency Information Collection Extension, ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.  

37. 79 FR 18546, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0233; FRL-9908-77], Office of Pesticide Programs; Notice of Public Meeting, ACTION: Notice.  

38. 79 FR 18573, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)   Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, [Docket No. FR-5782-N-01], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting for the Crystal Beach Wastewater Collection System, Galveston County, Texas, ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS and to conduct Public Scoping Meeting.  

39. 79 FR 18575, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-HQ-IA-2014-N057; FXIA16710900000-145-FF09A30000], Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit, ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit.  

40. 79 FR 18576, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCON04000 L16100000.DP000], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Previously Issued Oil and Gas Leases in the White River National Forest; Silt, Colorado, ACTION: Notice of intent.  

41. 79 FR 18578, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLMTL00000.L10200000.PG0000], Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.  

42. 79 FR 18578, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [Docket No. BOEM-2014-0010; MMAA104000], Environmental Assessment for Potential Interim Policy Lease Issuance and Site Assessment Activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Georgia, ACTION: Notice of the Availability of an Environmental Assessment.  


APRIL 3, 2014

43. 79 FR 18658, Proposed Rules, MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD (MSPB), 5 CFR Part 1201, Practices and Procedures, ACTION: Proposed rule.  

44. 79 FR 18684, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [FRL-9909-06-Region 10], Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permit for Groundwater Remediation Discharge Facilities in Idaho (Permit Number IDG911000), ACTION: Notice of proposed reissuance of NPDES General Permit and request for public comment.  

45. 79 FR 18694, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [14XLLAZ910000.L12100000.XP0000LXSS150A00006100.241A], State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meetings, ACTION: Notice of Public Meetings.  

46. 79 FR 18694, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-PWR-PWRO-14919; PPPWPWROP0/PX.P0118032i.00.1], Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement for General Management Plan, Devils Postpile National Monument, Mono and Madera Counties, California, ACTION: Notice of Termination of Environmental Impact Statement.  

47. 79 FR 18695, 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 for 1029-0067; Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice and request for comments.  

48. 79 FR 18757, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)   Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee. ACTION: Notice.  


APRIL 4, 2014

49. 79 FR 18827, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 300, [Docket No. 131213999-4281-02] RIN 0648-BD82, Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan, ACTION: Final rule.

50. 79 FR 18834, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 50 CFR Part 648, [Docket No. 130903775-4276-02] RIN 0648-BD65, Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Specifications and Management Measures, ACTION: Final rule.

51. 79 FR 18869, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R5-ES-2013-0097; 4500030114] RIN 1018-AY17, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Status for the Rufa Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa), ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period; public hearings announcement.

52. 79 FR 18878, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Lolo National Forest; Shoshone County, ID and Mineral County, MT; Lookout Pass Ski Area Expansion Third-Party Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

53. 79 FR 18890, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XA341, Marine Mammals; File No. 15324, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application.

54. 79 FR 18901, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket No. CP14-87-000], Southeast Supply Header, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed SESH Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues.    

55. 79 FR 18903, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Docket Nos. CP13-73-000; CP13-74-000], Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC, ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sierrita Pipeline Project.

56. 79 FR 18906, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 2485-063], FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, ACTION: Notice of Dispute Resolution Panel Meeting and Technical Conference.    

57. 79 FR 18927, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2014-N043; FF08E00000-FXES11120800000-145], Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the California Red-Legged Frog, Sonoma County, California, ACTION: Notice of availability; receipt of permit application, proposed habitat conservation plan; request for comment.

58. 79 FR 18929, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-IMR-GRCA-0014472; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000, 13XP103905], Environmental Impact Statement for a Bison Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

59. 79 FR 18930, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), [MMAA104000], Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sales, Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sales 246 and 248, ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and an Announcement of Scoping Meetings and Comment Period for Proposed Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Western Planning Area Lease Sales 246 and 248.