[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 8, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-31498]



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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 
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 fall 2012 and spring 2013. 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 and regulatory Affairs, 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.
    This edition of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions includes The Regulatory Plan, which appears in 
both the online Unified Agenda and in part II of the Federal Register 
that includes the Unified Agenda. The Department's Statement of 
Regulatory Priorities is included in the Plan.

Mark Lawyer,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.

         United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Prerule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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326.......................  National Wildlife Refuge           1018-AX36
                             System; Oil and Gas
                             Regulations.
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                 National Park Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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327.......................  Winter Use--Yellowstone            1024-AE10
                             National Park.
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          Bureau of Ocean Energy Management--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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328.......................  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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329.......................  Stream Protection Rule....         1029-AC63
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

Prerule Stage

326. 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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ANPRM...............................   01/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Scott Covington, Refuge Energy Program Coordinator, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
National Wildlife Refuge System, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 
VA 22203, Phone: 703 358-2427, Email: scott_covington@fws.gov.
    Paul Steblein, Refuge Program Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Suite 670, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: 703 358-2678, Fax: 703 
358-1929, Email: paul_steblein@fws.gov.

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    RIN: 1018-AX36

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

National Park Service (NPS)

Final Rule Stage

327. Winter Use--Yellowstone National Park

    Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1; 16 U.S.C. 3; 16 U.S.C. 9a
    Abstract: The park has managed winter use with an interim rule that 
only authorized snowmobile and snowcoach use through the end of the 
2011-2012 winter season. This new rule would extend the interim 
regulations for one more year in order to allow the National Park 
Service time to develop a long-term regulation.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Action........................   12/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Russ Wilson, Chief Regulations and Special Park 
Uses, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20240, Phone: 202 208-4206, Email: russ_wilson@nps.gov.
    RIN: 1024-AE10

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Completed Actions

328. 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.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   10/18/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Amy White, Phone: 703 787-1665, Fax: 703 787-1555, 
Email: amy.white@bsee.gov.
    RIN: 1010-AD61

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)

Proposed Rule Stage

329. 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................................   04/00/13
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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, 
Email: drice@osmre.gov.
    RIN: 1029-AC63

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