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Federal Register Items of Interest to the Department of the Interior




Issue No. 1719
April 7-11, 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 April 7-11, 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.


APRIL 7, 2013


1. 79 FR 19037, Proposed Rules, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), 40 CFR Part 300, [EPA-HQ-SFUND-2003-0009; FRL-9908-79-Region 10], National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Deletion of the Harbor Oil Superfund Site, ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of intent.  

2. 79 FR 19063, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), [Project No. 12721-006], Pepperell Hydro Company, LLC, ACTION: Notice of Application Accepted for Filing With the Commission, Intent To Waive Scoping, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions, and Establishing an Expedited Schedule for Processing.   

3. 79 FR 19065, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Western Area Power Administration, Transmission Infrastructure Program, ACTION: Notice of revised program and request for project proposals.  

4. 79 FR 19112, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), [Docket ID BSEE-2013-0013; OMB Control Number 1014-0011; 14XE1700DX EEEE500000 EX1SF0000.DAQ000], Information Collection Activities: Platforms and Structures; Submitted for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request, ACTION: 30-day Notice.  

5. 79 FR 19117, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R8-ES-2014-N055; FXES11120000-145-FF08ECAR00], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; San Bernardino County, CA, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

6. 79 FR 19118, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R6-ES-2014-N059; FF06E24000-145-FXES11150600000], Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit Application; Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse at the Kettle Creek Ranch in El Paso County, Colorado, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

7. 79 FR 19120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-14710; PXXVPAD0517.00.1], Change of Jurisdiction--National Park Service Units within the State of South Carolina, ACTION: Notice of Concurrent Jurisdiction.  

8. 79 FR 19120, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-15227; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting, ACTION: Notice of meeting.  

9. 79 FR 19121, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-NERO-CAJO-15216; PPNECAJO00 PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000], Notice of Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council, ACTION: Notice of Meeting.  

10. 79 FR 19122, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-15335; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.   

11. 79 FR 19252, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD165, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Buccaneer Energy Drilling Activities in Upper Cook Inlet, 2014, Part III, ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments.  


APRIL 8, 2013

12. 79 FR 19307, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2013-0014; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ32, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse, ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.  

13. 79 FR 19314, Proposed Rules, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R8-ES-2013-0072 and FWS-R8-ES-2013-0042; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY10; 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; reopening of the comment periods.  

14. 79 FR 19316, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), [Docket No. APHIS-2014-0009], National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Reestablishment, ACTION: Notice of reestablishment.  

15. 79 FR 19352, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5A211.IA000413], Contract Support Costs, ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation; extension of comment deadline.  

16. 79 FR 19353, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs   Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), [DR.5B711.IA000814], Indian Gaming, ACTION: Notice of approved Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact.  

17. 79 FR 19353, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [F-14926-A; LLAK940000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selection, ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance.  

18. 79 FR 19353, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [AA-11774-B, AA-11774-D, AA-11774-E, AA-11774-G, AA-11774-L, AA-11774-M, AA-11774-N, AA-11774-P, AA-11776-B, AA-11776-G, AA-11776-H, AA-11777-A, AA-11777-B, LLAK-944000-L14100000-HY0000-P], Alaska Native Claims Selections, ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance.  

19. 79 FR 19354, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-OIA-14775; PIN00IO14.XI0000], Submission of U.S. Nomination to the World Heritage List, ACTION: Notice.  

20. 79 FR 19355, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15142; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000], Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation, ACTION: Notice of nomination solicitation.  

21. 79 FR 19386, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0116], Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Examinations and Testing of Electrical Equipment, Including Examination, Testing, and Maintenance of High Voltage Longwalls, ACTION: Request for public comments.  

22. 79 FR 19389, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0015], Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, ACTION: Request for public comments.  

23. 79 FR 19390, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), [OMB Control No. 1219-0127], Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Certification and Qualification To Examine, Test, and Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties, ACTION: Request for public comments.  

24. 79 FR 19391, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, ACTION: Notice.  

25. 79 FR 19454, Rules and Regulations, 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, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  


APRIL 9, 2014


26. 79 FR 19578, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD224, Marine Mammals; File No. 18537, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.  

27. 79 FR 19579, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XV92, Marine Mammals; File No. 14610, ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.  

28. 79 FR 19626, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)   Indian Health Service, Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority.    

29. 79 FR 19638, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R7-R-2013-N257; FF07R05000 FVRS84510700000 14X], Minor Boundary Adjustment; Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, ACTION: Notice.  

30. 79 FR 19639, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Geological Survey, [GX14LR000F60100], Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments, ACTION: Notice of an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection (1028-0068).  

31. 79 FR 19639, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Reclamation, [14XR0680A1, RX-RP336900-0019100, RR01115000], Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Charter Renewal, ACTION: Notice.  

32. 79 FR 19712, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R1-ES-2013-0021; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ37, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Mazama Pocket Gophers, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  

33. 79 FR 19760, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [FWS-R1-ES-2012-0088; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AZ17, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Species Status for the Olympia Pocket Gopher, Roy Prairie Pocket Gopher, Tenino Pocket Gopher, and Yelm Pocket Gopher, With Special Rule, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.


APRIL 10, 2014

34. 79 FR 19805, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 7 CFR Parts 319, 322, and 360, [Docket No. APHIS-2011-0085] RIN 0579-AD76, Consolidation of Permit Procedures; Denial and Revocation of Permits, ACTION: Final rule.  

35. 79 FR 19860, 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.  

36. 79 FR 19866, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee, ACTION: Solicitation of Nominees.  

37. 79 FR 19920, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), [FWS-R5-R-2013-N265; BAC-4311-K9], Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, MA; Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.  

38. 79 FR 19974, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY21, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Threatened Status for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.  

39. 79 FR 20074, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0071: 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY21, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Special Rule for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, Part III, ACTION: Final rule.  


APRIL 11, 2014


40. 79 FR 20107, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), 50 CFR Part 17, [Docket No. FWS-R2-ES-2012-0035; 4500030113] RIN 1018-AY22, Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Threatened Species Status for the Georgetown Salamander and Salado Salamander Throughout Their Ranges; Final Rule; Correction, ACTION: Correcting amendments.

41. 79 FR 20165, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Office of Tribal Relations, Office of Tribal Relations; Council for Native American Farming and Ranching, ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

42. 79 FR 20165, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)   Forest Service, 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Partnership Opportunity, ACTION: Notice of Interest to Participate in the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps.

43. 79 FR 20172, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XZ21, Notice of Availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Actions, ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; Request for Comments.

44. 79 FR 20175, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD087, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; St. George Reef Light Station Restoration and Maintenance at Northwest Seal Rock, Del Norte County, California, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.

45. 79 FR 20180, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC)   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), RIN 0648-XD110, Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Russian River Estuary Management Activities, ACTION: Notice; issuance of an incidental harassment authorization.

46. 79 FR 20197, Notices, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), [ER-FRL-9014-4], Environmental Impact Statements, ACTION: Notice of Availability.  

47. 79 FR 20224, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM) DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)   Western Area Power Administration, [LLNM930000 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWG14G0790 14XL5017AP], Notice of Availability of the Proposed Southline Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment, New Mexico and Arizona, ACTION: Notice of availability.

48. 79 FR 20227, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   Bureau of Land Management (BLM), [LLCAD07000; L16100000.DU0000; 14XL1109AF], Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and an Associated Land Use Plan Amendment To Close the Airport Mesa Target Shooting Area, Imperial, CA, ACTION: Notice of Intent.

49. 79 FR 20228, Notices, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)   National Park Service (NPS), [NPS-WASO-NRNHL-15399; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000], National Register of Historic Places, ACTION: Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions.    

50. 79 FR 20316, Rules and Regulations, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)   Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926, [Docket No. OSHA-S215-2006-0063] RIN 1218-AB67, Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment, Part II, ACTION: Final rule.