[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2011)]
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[Pages 40082-40085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15491]





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda



Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / 

Unified Agenda



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



Office of the Secretary



25 CFR Ch. I



30 CFR Chs. II and VII



36 CFR Ch. I



43 CFR Subtitle A, Chs. I and II



48 CFR Ch. 14



50 CFR Chs. I and IV




Semiannual Regulatory Agenda



AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.



ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.



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SUMMARY: This notice provides the semiannual agenda of rules scheduled 

for review or development between spring 2011 and fall 2011. The 

Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require 

publication of the agenda.



ADDRESSES: Unless otherwise indicated, all Agency contacts are located 

at the Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 

20240.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You should direct all comments and 

inquiries about these rules to the appropriate Agency Contact. You 

should direct general comments relating to the agenda to the Office of 

Executive Secretariat, Department of the Interior, at the address above 

or at 202-208-3181.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With this publication, the Department 

satisfies the requirement of Executive Order 12866 that the Department 

publish an agenda of rules that we have issued or expect to issue and 

of currently effective rules that we have scheduled for review.

    Simultaneously, the Department meets the requirement of the 

Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) to publish an agenda 

in April and October of each year identifying rules that will have 

significant economic effects on a substantial number of small entities. 

We have specifically identified in the agenda rules that will have such 

effects.



John A. Strylowski,

Federal Register Liaison Officer.



      United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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224.......................  National Wildlife Refuge           1018-AX36

                             System; Oil and Gas

                             Regulations.

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        United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Final Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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225.......................  Injurious Wildlife                 1018-AV68

                             Evaluation; Constrictor

                             Species From Python, Boa,

                             and Eunectes Genera.

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement--Proposed

                               Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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226.......................  Revised Requirements for           1010-AD61

                             Well Plugging and

                             Platform Decommissioning.

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   Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement--Proposed Rule

                                  Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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227.......................  Stream Protection Rule....         1029-AC63

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)



United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



Proposed Rule Stage



224. National Wildlife Refuge System; Oil and Gas Regulations



    Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668dd-ee; 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.; 16 

U.S.C. 1131 to 1136; 40 CFR 51.300 to 51.309

    Abstract: We propose regulations that ensure that all operators 

conducting oil or gas operations within a National Wildlife Refuge 

System unit do so in a manner as to prevent or minimize damage to 

National Wildlife Refuge System resources, visitor values, and 

management objectives. FWS does not intend these regulations to result 

in a taking of a property Interest, but rather to impose reasonable 

controls on operations that affect federally owned or controlled lands 

and/or waters.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   12/00/11

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Deb Rocque, Chief, Branch of Natural Resources and 

Conservation Planning, Department of the Interior, United States Fish 

and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, 

Phone: 703 358-2106, E-mail: deb_rocque@fws.gov.

    RIN: 1018-AX36



DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)



United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



Final Rule Stage



225. Injurious Wildlife Evaluation; Constrictor Species from Python, 

Boa, and Eunectes Genera



    Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. 42

    Abstract: We are reviewing public comments, peer review comments, 

and revised economic analysis from the



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proposed rule in preparation for making a final determination to list 

any of the nine species of large constrictor snakes as injurious 

wildlife under the Lacey Act. The species are: Indian python (including 

Burmese python), reticulated python, Northern African python, Southern 

African python, boa constrictor, yellow anaconda, DeSchauensee's 

anaconda, green anaconda, and Beni anaconda.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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ANPRM...............................   01/31/08  73 FR 5784

ANPRM Comment Period End............   04/30/08

NPRM................................   03/12/10  75 FR 11808

NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/11/10

NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   07/01/10  75 FR 38069

NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/02/10

Final Action........................   06/00/11

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Art Roybal, Senior Fish and Wildlife Biologist, 

Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 

South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, 1339 20th Street, Vero 

Beach, FL 32960, Phone: 772 562-3909, E-mail: art_roybal@fws.gov.

    Susan Jewell, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Department of the 

Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax 

Drive, MS 770, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: 703 358-2416, Fax: 703 358-

2044, E-mail: susan_jewell@fws.gov.

    RIN: 1018-AV68

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)



Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEM)



Proposed Rule Stage



226. Revised Requirements for Well Plugging and Platform 

Decommissioning



    Legal Authority: 31 U.S.C. 9701; 43 U.S.C. 1334

    Abstract: This rule would establish timely submission requirements 

for decommissioning and abandonment plans, and establish deadlines for 

decommissioning permits. The rule would also implement timeframes and 

clarify requirements for plugging and abandonment of idle wells and 

decommissioning idle facilities.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   12/00/11

NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/00/12

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Amy White, Department of the Interior, Bureau of 

Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, 381 Elden Street, 

Herndon, VA 20170, Phone: 703 787-1665, Fax: 703-787-1555, E-mail: 

amy.white@boemre.gov.

    RIN: 1010-AD61

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)



Proposed Rule Stage



227. Stream Protection Rule



    Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.

    Abstract: On August 12, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the 

District of Columbia denied the Government's request that the court 

vacate and remand the Excess Spoil/Stream Buffer Zone rule published on 

December 12, 2008. Therefore, the Department intends to initiate notice 

and comment rulemaking to address issues arising from previous 

rulemakings. The agency also intends to prepare a new environmental 

impact statement.

    Timetable:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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ANPRM...............................   11/30/09  74 FR 62664

ANPRM Comment Period End............   12/30/09

NPRM................................   12/00/11

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Dennis Rice, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 

Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 

Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240, Phone: 202 208-2829, E-

mail: drice@osmre.gov.

    RIN: 1029-AC63



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