[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of the Interior Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)






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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 April 2003 and October 2003. 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 with regard to these rules to the appropriate agency contact. 
You should direct general comments relating to the agenda to the Office 
of Regulatory Affairs, Department of the Interior, at the address above 
or on 202-208-5257 or 202-208-3071.

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.

Date: April 10, 2003.

 Richard A. Stephan,

Federal Register Liaison Officer.

                   Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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1352        Natural Resource Damage Assessments: Type B Procedures..............................     1090-AA29
1353        Department Hearings and Appeals; Special Rules Applicable to Public Land Hearings        1090-AA68
            and Appeals.........................................................................
1354        Department Hearings and Appeals; Procedures Applicable in Adjudications Before the       1090-AA73
            Hearings Division...................................................................
1355        Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment; Drug-Free Workplace Grant Requirements.....     1090-AA79
1356        Amendment of Authority to Grant Stays of BLM Grazing Decisions......................     1090-AA84
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                     Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1357        Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of the Interior       1090-AA77
            on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, or Age......................
1358        Amendment of Authority To Grant Stays of Grazing Decisions..........................     1090-AA83
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                    Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1359        Records and Testimony; Freedom of Information Act...................................     1090-AA61
1360        Department Hearings and Appeals Procedures; Procedures Applicable in Indian Probate      1090-AA81
            Hearings............................................................................
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                             United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1361        Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program..............................................     1018-AH98
1362        Release of Captive-Reared Mallards..................................................     1018-AI05

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1363        North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grant Administration Policies..............     1018-AI13
1364        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Conservation Education; 50 CFR 17.21.     1018-AI66
1365        Fiscal Year 2004 Private Stewardship Grants Program; Program Implementation.........     1018-AJ01
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                          United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1366        General Provisions and General Permit Procedures--50 CFR Part 13....................     1018-AC57
1367        Seizure and Forfeiture Procedures -- 50 CFR Part 12.................................     1018-AC89
1368        U.S. Proposals for CITES Appendix III; American Eel.................................     1018-AF09
1369        Humane and Healthful Transport of Wild Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, and Amphibians to       1018-AF27
            the United States...................................................................
1370        Importation, Exportation, and Transportation of Wildlife, 50 CFR Part 14............     1018-AF46
1371        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Tibetan Antelope.....................     1018-AF49
1372        Injurious Wildlife; Addition of the Asian Swamp Eel.................................     1018-AF53
1373        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Reclassification of the          1018-AG00
            Straight-Horned Markhor Population of the Torghar Region of Baluchistan, Pakistan,
            From Endangered to Threatened.......................................................
1374        Federal Falconry Standards and Falconry Permitting..................................     1018-AG11
1375        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting the Gulf Coast Distinct         1018-AG40
            Population Segment of the Brown Pelican Population in the Southeastern United States
1376        Wild Bird Conservation Act: Review of Approved List of Captive-Bred Species.........     1018-AG64
1377        Injurious Wildlife -- Addition of Black Carp........................................     1018-AG70
1378        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing of the Miami Blue Butterfly..     1018-AH30
1379        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential           1018-AH44
            Experimental Population for the Boulder Darter and the Spotfin Chub in Shoal Creek,
            Alabama and Tennessee...............................................................
1380        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Removal of the San Marcos Gambusia From the List     1018-AH52
            of Endangered and Threatened Species................................................
1381        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Johnston's Frankenia       1018-AH53
            From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species..................................
1382        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Reclassification of the Gila     1018-AH57
            Trout From Endangered to Threatened.................................................
1383        Endangered and Threatened Plants; Reclassification of the Missouri Bladderpod From       1018-AH59
            Endangered to Threatened............................................................
1384        Export of Live Alligators...........................................................     1018-AH65
1385        Audit Resolution Policy.............................................................     1018-AH69
1386        Eagle Permits: New Definitions, Permits for Incidental Taking of Bald Eagles             1018-AH74
            Necessary To Protect Other Interests in Any Particular Locality.....................
1387        Importation of Exotic Wild Birds Into the United States; Adding Blue-Fronted Amazon      1018-AH89
            Parrots From Argentina's Approved Sustainable Use Management Plan to the Approved
            List of Non-Captive Bred Species....................................................
1388        Marine Mammals: Incidental Take During Specified Activities (Beaufort Sea Polar Bear     1018-AH92
            and Walrus).........................................................................
1389        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revisions to the Regulations              1018-AH93
            Applicable to Permits Issued Under the Endangered Species Act.......................
1390        Civil Procedures; 50 CFR Part 11....................................................     1018-AH97
1391        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Two Australian Parakeets       1018-AI04
            From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species..................................
1392        Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations for Managing Resident Canada Geese Populations..     1018-AI32
1393        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Reclassification of the          1018-AI41
            American Crocodile From Endangered to Threatened....................................
1394        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Southwest Alaskan             1018-AI44
            Distinct Population Segment of the Northern Sea Otter...............................
1395        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI48
            the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl....................................................
1396        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI52
            the Columbia-Klamath Distinct Population Segment of the Bull Trout..................
1397        2003-2004 Refuge Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations.....................     1018-AI63
1398        Migratory Bird Permits; Eiderdown From Iceland......................................     1018-AI64
1399        Import of Polar Bear Trophies From Canada; Finding for the Gulf of Boothia               1018-AI65
            Population..........................................................................
1400        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permits for Foreign Listed Species...     1018-AI67

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1401        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the California Tiger              1018-AI68
            Salamander (Rangewide)..............................................................
1402        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI69
            the Desert Yellowhead...............................................................
1403        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI71
            the San Diego Fairy Shrimp..........................................................
1404        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI72
            the California Gnatcatcher..........................................................
1405        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI73
            11 Mobile River Basin Freshwater Mussels............................................
1406        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI74
            Braun's Rockcress...................................................................
1407        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI76
            Five Appalachian Mussels............................................................
1408        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for a     1018-AI77
            Plant, the Pierson's Milkvetch......................................................
1409        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for a     1018-AI78
            Plant, the Lane Mountain Milkvetch..................................................
1410        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting of a Plant, the Arizona         1018-AI79
            Agave...............................................................................
1411        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Dugong in       1018-AI81
            the Republic of Palau...............................................................
1412        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Scimitar-       1018-AI82
            Horned Oryx, Addax, and Dama Gazelle................................................
1413        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Downlisting the Wood Bison From           1018-AI83
            Endangered to Threatened............................................................
1414        Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements With Assurances;            1018-AI85
            Revisions to the Regulations........................................................
1415        U.S. Proposals for CITES Appendix III; Black Cohosh.................................     1018-AI91
1416        Migratory Bird Permits; Military Readiness Exemption................................     1018-AI92
1417        Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed 2003-2004 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations       1018-AI93
            (Preliminary) With Requests for Indian Tribal Proposals.............................
1418        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Water Howellia             1018-AI94
            (Howellia aquatilus) From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species.............
1419        Endangered Species and Pesticide Regulation.........................................     1018-AI95
1420        Revision of Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations......................................     1018-AI98
1421        Revision of Airborne Hunting Regulations............................................     1018-AI99
1422        Revision of the Regulations Governing the Transport of Eagle Feathers...............     1018-AJ00
1423        Endangered Species Act Counterpart Section 7 Consultation Regulations for                1018-AJ02
            Implementing the National Fire Plan.................................................
1424        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting the Eastern Distinct            1018-AJ03
            Population Segment of the Gray Wolf.................................................
1425        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting of the Western Distinct         1018-AJ04
            Population Segment of the Gray Wolf.................................................
1426        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Cui-ui From       1018-AJ05
            the List of Endangered and Threatened Species and Establishment of a 4(d) Rule......
1427        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Additional Manatee         1018-AJ06
            Protection Areas in Florida.........................................................
1428        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ07
            the Colorado Butterfly Plant........................................................
1429        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Prudency Determination and                1018-AJ08
            Designation of Critical Habitat for Eggert's Sunflower..............................
1430        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ09
            the Fish Slough Milk Vetch..........................................................
1431        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ11
            the Spreading Navarretia and the San Jacinto Valley Crownscale......................
1432        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ12
            the Coastal-Puget Sound, St. Mary-Belly River, and Jarbidge River Population
            Segments of Bull Trout..............................................................
1433        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle..     1018-AJ13
1434        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ15
            the Mexican Spotted Owl.............................................................
1435        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ16
            the California Red-legged Frog......................................................
1436        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Eggert's Sunflower         1018-AJ17
            From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species..................................
1437        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential           1018-AJ18
            Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferret in Wyoming...........................
1438        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Uncompahgre       1018-AJ19
            Fritillary Butterfly From Endangered to Threatened..................................
1439        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of Arctic Russian Population      1018-AJ20
            of Spectacled Eiders From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species;
            Classification of U.S. Popul. as Threatened.........................................
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                            United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1440        List of Migratory Birds.............................................................     1018-AB72
1441        Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).....................     1018-AD87
1442        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Bald Eagle Throughout      1018-AF21
            the Lower 48 States From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species..............
1443        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Douglas County,            1018-AF43
            Oregon, Population of the Columbia White-Tailed Deer From the List of Endangered and
            Threatened Species..................................................................
1444        Importation of Captive-Bred Exotic Birds Into the United States From Breeding            1018-AF44
            Facilities in Other Countries.......................................................
1445        Policy on General Conservation Permits..............................................     1018-AF63
1446        U.S. Proposals for CITES Appendix III; Certain Turtle Species.......................     1018-AF69
1447        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting the Hoover's Wooly-Star         1018-AG41
            From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species..................................
1448        National Wildlife Refuge System; Mission, Goals, and Purposes.......................     1018-AG46
1449        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for Three Coastal        1018-AG88
            California Plants...................................................................
1450        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for 47 Plants in         1018-AH02
            Hawaii..............................................................................
1451        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for Plants of the        1018-AH09
            Northwest Islands, Hawaii...........................................................
1452        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Truckee Barberry From      1018-AH47
            the List of Endangered and Threatened Species.......................................
1453        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Guam Broadbill and         1018-AH50
            Mariana Mallard From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species..................
1454        Addition of the Great White Shark and the Cape Stag Beetle to Appendix III Under         1018-AH66
            CITES...............................................................................
1455        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Reproposed Determinations of Prudency     1018-AH70
            and Proposed Designations of Critical Habitat for Plants From Maui and Kahoolawe,
            Hawaii..............................................................................
1456        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reopening of Comment Period on the        1018-AH73
            Threatened Status of the Sacramento Splittail (Pogonichthys Macrolepidotis).........
1457        Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations Governing Rehabilitation Activities.............     1018-AH87
1458        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AH94
            Blackburn's Sphinx Moth.............................................................
1459        Public Notice for CITES Appendix III Listing of Spanish Cedar and Bigleaf Mahogany       1018-AH99
            by the Government of Peru...........................................................
1460        Migratory Bird Hunting and Permits; Regulations for Managing Harvest of Light Goose      1018-AI07
            Populations.........................................................................
1461        Addition by Indonesia of Ramin to Appendix III Under the Convention on International     1018-AI08
            Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.................................
1462        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Beluga Sturgeon......................     1018-AI11
1463        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Tinian Monarch             1018-AI14
            Flycatcher From the List of Endangered and Threatened Species.......................
1464        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Topeka           1018-AI20
            Shiner..............................................................................
1465        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Ventura          1018-AI21
            Marsh Milkvetch.....................................................................
1466        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for 103 Oahu,            1018-AI24
            Hawaii, Plants......................................................................
1467        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for 6 Guam Species..     1018-AI25
1468        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for Four Fairy           1018-AI26
            Shrimp and 11 Plants in California..................................................
1469        Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations for Managing Double-Crested Cormorant Damages...     1018-AI39
1470        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Mountain Plover With a        1018-AI45
            Special Rule........................................................................
1471        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AI46
            the Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse...................................................
1472        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Slickspot Peppergrass....     1018-AI50
1473        Tribal Wildlife Grants Program Implementation Guidelines for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002..     1018-AI58
1474        Tribal Landowner Incentive Program (T-LIP) Implementation Guidelines for Fiscal Year     1018-AI59
            (FY) 2002...........................................................................
1475        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential           1018-AI60
            Experimental Population of the Black-Footed Ferret in South-Central South Dakota....
1476        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subpart C and Subpart     1018-AI62
            D -- 2003-2004 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations...........................
1477        Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska; Regulations for the Spring and Summer      1018-AI84
            2003 Season.........................................................................
1478        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subparts C and D;         1018-AI89
            2004-2005 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish..................................
1479        Changes in List of Species in Appendices to the Convention on International Trade in     1018-AI90
            Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora..........................................
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                           United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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1480        Migratory Bird Permits: Scientific Collecting Permits...............................     1018-AE63
1481        Implementation of the 1994 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act...........     1018-AE72
1482        Taking of Marine Mammals by Level B Harassment; Issuance of General Authorization        1018-AF26
            for Scientific Research and Permits for Photography, Educational, and Commercial
            Purposes............................................................................
1483        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for Three      1018-AG09
            Plants From the Mariana Islands and Guam............................................
1484        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Endangered Status        1018-AG16
            and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Gila Chub...............................
1485        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for 12 Species of       1018-AG23
            Picture-Wing Flies From the Hawaiian Islands........................................
1486        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing of the Sacramento Mountains       1018-AH40
            Checkerspot Butterfly and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat..................
1487        Interagency Guidance for the Prescription of Fishways Pursuant to Section 18 of the      1018-AH42
            Federal Power Act...................................................................
1488        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Reclassification of the Marianna Fruit Bat on        1018-AH55
            Guam From Endangered to Threatened..................................................
1489        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Dolly Varden as a             1018-AH68
            Threatened Species in Washington Due to Similarity of Appearance to Bull Trout......
1490        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential           1018-AI03
            Experimental Population of Grizzly Bears in the Bitterroot Area of Idaho and
            Montana; Removal of Regulations.....................................................
1491        Corrections to Rights-of-Way Regulations............................................     1018-AI12
1492        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing and Designation of Critical       1018-AI15
            Habitat for Three Snails and One Amphipod...........................................
1493        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing of the Rota Bridled White-Eye     1018-AI16
1494        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing of the San Miguel Island Fox,     1018-AI28
            Santa Rosa Island Fox, Santa Cruz Island Fox, and Santa Catalina Island Fox.........
1495        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subpart C--Nonrural       1018-AI38
            Determinations......................................................................
1496        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Gray Bat From     1018-AI40
            Endangered to Threatened............................................................
1497        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Nonessential Experimental        1018-AI80
            Population of the Northern Aplomado Falcon..........................................
1498        Migratory Bird Permits; Revisions to General Exceptions.............................     1018-AI96
1499        Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations Governing Possession of Migratory Birds for          1018-AI97
            Educational Purposes................................................................
1500        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AJ10
            the Munz's Onion....................................................................
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                           United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1501        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Reclassification of the Gray        1018-AF20
            Wolf in Certain Parts of Its Range..................................................
1502        Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts in Endangered Species Decisionmaking..     1018-AF55
1503        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Designation or Nondesignation       1018-AG71
            of Critical Habitat for 95 Plant Species From the Islands of Kauai and Niihau, HI...
1504        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Purple Amole     1018-AG75
1505        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Keck's           1018-AG93
            Checkermallow.......................................................................
1506        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Baker's          1018-AG96
            Larkspur and the Yellow Larkspur....................................................
1507        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Otay             1018-AH00
            Tarplant............................................................................
1508        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AH01
            Two Cave Invertebrates From Kauai...................................................
1509        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determinations of Whether Designation     1018-AH08
            of Critical Habitat Is Prudent for 20 Plants and Re-Proposed Designations for 32
            Plants From Molokai, Hawaii.........................................................
1510        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determinations of Whether Designation     1018-AH10
            of Critical Habitat Is Prudent for 8 Plants and Reproposed Designations for 18
            Plants From Lanai, Hawaii...........................................................
1511        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for            1018-AH76
            Polygonum Hickmanii (Scotts Valley Polygonum).......................................
1512        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Amendment to Manatee Protection Areas     1018-AH80
            in Florida..........................................................................
1513        Marine Mammals: Incidental Take During Specified Activities (Manatees)..............     1018-AH86
1514        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for       1018-AH91
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1515        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subpart C and Subpart     1018-AI09
            D--2003 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish Regulations........................
1516        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Emergency Listing of the Pygmy Rabbit     1018-AI17
1517        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for the Gulf             1018-AI23
            Sturgeon............................................................................
1518        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Critical Habitat for Five Carbonate       1018-AI27
            Plants in California................................................................
1519        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subpart D;                1018-AI31
            Subsistence Taking of Fish, Customary Trade.........................................
1520        Migratory Bird Hunting; Approval of Tungsten-Iron-Nickel-Tin Shot as Nontoxic for        1018-AI33
            Hunting Waterfowl and Coots.........................................................
1521        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing of Cook's Lomatium and Large-     1018-AI43
            Flowered Woolly Meadowfoam..........................................................
1522        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for 7     1018-AI47
            Invertebrate Species in Bexar County, Texas.........................................
1523        Implementation Guidelines for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 Landowner Incentive Program (Non-    1018-AI55
            Tribal Portion) for States, Territories, and the District of Columbia...............
1524        Fiscal Year 2002 Private Stewardship Grants Program; Program Implementation.........     1018-AI56
1525        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Sonoma County Distinct        1018-AI61
            Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander as Endangered.................
1526        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska.......................     1018-AI88
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                                              United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Discontinued Entries
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  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
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1018-AE17        Revisions to the Federal Aid Administrative Requirements                                       03/06/2003   Withdrawn
1018-AE64        Migratory Bird Permits; Introduction, General Requirements and Exceptions                      03/13/2003   Withdrawn
1018-AF08        Consideration of Listing the Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana) as Injurious, Pursuant to the        03/28/2003   Withdrawn
                 Lacey Act
1018-AF40        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Special Rule for the         03/13/2003   Withdrawn
                 Canada Lynx
1018-AF67        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Delisting the Northern Population of the        11/07/2002   Withdrawn
                 Tidewater Goby
1018-AG56        Migratory Bird Permits; Take of Migratory Birds by Federal Agencies                            03/13/2003   Withdrawn
1018-AH35        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination of Critical Habitat for the       03/06/2003   Withdrawn
                 Scaleshell Mussel
1018-AH49        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Removal of Four Ash Meadow Species From the List of        03/13/2003   Withdrawn
                 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants
1018-AH51        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the Papery Whitlow-         03/13/2003   Withdrawn
                 Wort, Wireweed, and Sandlace From Endangered to Threatened
1018-AH71        Migratory Bird Permits; Regulations Governing Education; 50 CFR 21                             03/06/2003   Withdrawn
1018-AI37        Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska, Subpart C and Subpart D--       03/04/2003   Withdrawn
                 2004 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish Regulations
1018-AI49        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the         03/13/2003   Withdrawn
                 Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
1018-AI51        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard           01/03/2003   Withdrawn
1018-AI54        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential        03/14/2003   Withdrawn
                 Experimental Population for 16 Mussels, 1 Snail, and 5 Fishes in Tennessee
1018-AI70        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the         03/07/2003   Withdrawn
                 Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
1018-AI75        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the         03/07/2003   Withdrawn
                 Cumberland Elktoe
1018-AJ14        Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Contiguous United States            03/18/2003   Withdrawn
                 Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx
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                                   National Park Service--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1527        Big Thicket National Preserve; Personal Watercraft..................................     1024-AC92
1528        Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Personal Watercraft..............................     1024-AC93
1529        Fire Island National Seashore; Personal Watercraft..................................     1024-AC94
1530        Gateway National Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft...............................     1024-AC95
1531        Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft........................     1024-AC96
1532        Lake Meredith Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft..................................     1024-AC97
1533        Chickasaw Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft......................................     1024-AC98
1534        Curecanti Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft......................................     1024-AC99
1535        Amistad Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft........................................     1024-AD00
1536        Lake Roosevelt Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft.................................     1024-AD01
1537        Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; Future Applicability........     1024-AD05
1538        Boating and Water Use Activities....................................................     1024-AD07
1539        Saguaro National Monument Mountain Bike Special Regulations.........................     1024-AD10
1540        Snowmobile Regulations for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and JDR            1024-AD11
            Parkway.............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     National Park Service--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1541        Vehicles and Traffic Safety; Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs......     1024-AC69
1542        Procedures for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs...     1024-AC79
1543        Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Regulations; Civil Penalties.     1024-AC84
1544        Commercial Use Authorizations.......................................................     1024-AC85
1545        Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument; Special Regulations....................     1024-AC89
1546        Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft...........................     1024-AC90
1547        Assateague Island National Seashore; Personal Watercraft............................     1024-AD02
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    National Park Service--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1548        Special Regulations of the National Park System; Religious Ceremonial Collection of      1024-AC86
            Golden Eaglets in Wupatki National Monument.........................................
1549        Golden Gate National Recreation Area; Special Regulations...........................     1024-AD03
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    National Park Service--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1550        Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Personal Watercraft.............................     1024-AC91
1551        Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, John D. Rockefeller Memorial       1024-AD06
            Parkway Winter Use Regulations......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                       National Park Service--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1024-AD08        Disposition of Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains                                         03/01/2003   Withdrawn
1024-AD09        Snowmobile Regulations; Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and John D. Rockefeller     03/01/2003   Withdrawn
                 Memorial Parkway
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                                  Bureau of Indian Affairs--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1552        Indian Electric Power Utilities.....................................................     1076-AD45
1553        Buy Indian Act Regulations..........................................................     1076-AE07
1554        Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans.....................................................     1076-AE24
1555        Leases and Permits on Indian Trust and Restricted Lands.............................     1076-AE36
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                                   Bureau of Indian Affairs--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1556        Irrigation Projects and Systems.....................................................     1076-AD44
1557        Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood..............................................     1076-AD97
1558        Alaska Resupply Operation...........................................................     1076-AE04
1559        Protection of Products of Indian Art and Craftsmanship..............................     1076-AE16
1560        Indian Reservation Roads Program....................................................     1076-AE17
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                                   Bureau of Indian Affairs--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1561        Indian Country Law Enforcement......................................................     1076-AE35
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Bureau of Indian Affairs--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1562        Arrangement With States, Territories, or Other Agencies for Relief of Distress and       1076-AD98
            Social Welfare of Indians...........................................................
1563        Trust Management Reform: Repeal of Outdated Rules...................................     1076-AE20
1564        Technical Amendments to Housing Improvement Program Regulations.....................     1076-AE31
1565        Indian Reservation Roads -- FY 2003 Funds Distribution..............................     1076-AE34
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                                                     Bureau of Indian Affairs--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1076-AD70        Indian Business Development Program                                                            02/11/2003   Withdrawn - No further
                                                                                                                              action scheduled.
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                                Minerals Management Service--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1566        Late and Overpayment Interest.......................................................     1010-AC27
1567        Takes vs. Entitlements Reporting....................................................     1010-AC29
1568        Accounting Relief for Marginal Properties...........................................     1010-AC30
1569        Prepayment of Royalties.............................................................     1010-AC31
1570        Incident Reporting..................................................................     1010-AC57
1571        Royalty Relief Terms................................................................     1010-AC58
1572        Appeals of Minerals Management Service Orders.......................................     1010-AC80
1573        Definition of Control...............................................................     1010-AC88

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1574        Reporting Amendments................................................................     1010-AC90
1575        Rights-of-Use and Easements and Pipeline Rights-of-Way..............................     1010-AC91
1576        Blowout Prevention for Production Tree Coiled Tubing Workover Operations............     1010-AC96
1577        Data Release and Definitions........................................................     1010-AC99
1578        Relief or Reduction in Royalty Rates -- Deep Gas Provisions.........................     1010-AD01
1579        Reduction to Royalty Relief in Special Circumstances................................     1010-AD02
1580        Federal Oil Valuation...............................................................     1010-AD04
1581        Federal Gas Valuation...............................................................     1010-AD05
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                                  Minerals Management Service--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1582        Plans and Information...............................................................     1010-AC47
1583        Proprietary Terms and Data Disclosure...............................................     1010-AC81
1584        Dealing With Sustained Casing Pressure..............................................     1010-AC83
1585        Documents Incorporated by Reference for Offshore Floating Production Facilities.....     1010-AC85
1586        Documents Incorporated by Reference -- API RP 14F and API 510.......................     1010-AC89
1587        Document Incorporated by Reference--API 510--Pressure Vessel Inspection Code:            1010-AC95
            Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration..............................
1588        Valuation of Oil From Indian Leases.................................................     1010-AD00
1589        Fixed Platforms -- Documents Incorporated by Reference..............................     1010-AD03
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                                 Minerals Management Service--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1590        Oil and Gas Drilling Operations.....................................................     1010-AC43
1591        Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf -- Safety Measures     1010-AC75
            and Procedures for Pipeline Modifications and Repairs...............................
1592        Documents Incorporated by Reference -- API Specification 2C.........................     1010-AC82
1593        Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing -- Clarifying Amendments................     1010-AC94
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                                    Minerals Management Service--Discontinued Entries
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1010-AC79        MMS Hearings and Investigations                                                                03/03/2003   Withdrawn - No further
                                                                                                                              action will be taken at
                                                                                                                              this time.
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                    Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1594        Abandoned Coal Refuse Sites--Title I................................................     1029-AB70
1595        Revegetation........................................................................     1029-AC02
1596        Placement of Excess Spoil...........................................................     1029-AC04
1597        Financial Assurances................................................................     1029-AC05
1598        Processing State Program Amendments.................................................     1029-AC06
1599        Ownership and Control Settlement Rule...............................................     1029-AC08
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                     Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1600        Indian Lands........................................................................     1029-AB83
1601        Financing Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation...........................................     1029-AC07
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                     Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1602        Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Notices.............................................     1029-AB99
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                   Bureau of Reclamation--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1603        Public Conduct on Reclamation Lands and Projects....................................     1006-AA45
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                     Bureau of Reclamation--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1604        Public Conduct on Bureau of Reclamation Lands and Projects; Removal of Expiration        1006-AA46
            Date................................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                    Bureau of Reclamation--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1605        Trespass on Reclamation Lands and Facilities........................................     1006-AA44
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                                    Bureau of Reclamation--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1606        Authorization of Law Enforcement Officers at Reclamation Facilities.................     1006-AA42
1607        Acreage Limitation..................................................................     1006-AA43
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                                 Bureau of Land Management--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1608        Sales--Federal Land Policy and Management Act.......................................     1004-AB77
1609        Desert Land Entries.................................................................     1004-AC56
1610        Mineral Patent Applications; Adverse Claims, Protests, and Conflicts................     1004-AD32
1611        Conservation; Helium Leasing........................................................     1004-AD35
1612        Hazardous Materials Compliance......................................................     1004-AD38
1613        Grazing Administration--Exclusive of Alaska.........................................     1004-AD42
1614        Wilderness Management...............................................................     1004-AD54
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                                   Bureau of Land Management--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1615        Rights-of-Way, Principles and Procedures; Rights-of-Way Under the Mineral Leasing        1004-AC74
            Act.................................................................................
1616        Indian Allotments...................................................................     1004-AC77
1617        Location Recording and Maintenance of Mining Claims and Sites.......................     1004-AD31
1618        Permits for Recreation on Public Lands..............................................     1004-AD45
1619        Wilderness Management...............................................................     1004-AD46
1620        Oil and Gas Leasing Operations; Bonding.............................................     1004-AD56
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                                  Bureau of Land Management--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1621        Leases, Permits, and Easements......................................................     1004-AB51
1622        Coalbed Methane Development.........................................................     1004-AC27
1623        Disposal of Reserved Minerals Under the Stock Raising Homestead Act.................     1004-AC59
1624        Cost Recovery; Mineral Filings and Operations.......................................     1004-AC64
1625        Carey Act Grants....................................................................     1004-AC80
1626        Oil and Gas Leasing and Operations..................................................     1004-AC94
1627        Appeals Procedures; Hearings Procedures.............................................     1004-AC99
1628        Supplementary Rules for Public Demonstrations at Grand Staircase-Escalante National      1004-AD40
            Monument............................................................................
1629        Surface Management; Segregated or Withdrawn Lands...................................     1004-AD51
1630        Mining Claims Under the General Mining Laws; Surface Management.....................     1004-AD53
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                                  Bureau of Land Management--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1631        Use Authorizations (Recreation).....................................................     1004-AD25
1632        Coal Management: Noncompetitive Leases; Management Provisions and Limitations.......     1004-AD43
1633        Disclaimers of Interest.............................................................     1004-AD50
1634        Rights-of-Way Under the Mineral Leasing Act; Timing of Approvals....................     1004-AD55
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                                    Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1635        Wild and Scenic Rivers..............................................................     1093-AA08
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_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget (ASPMB)



_______________________________________________________________________




1352. NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS: TYPE B PROCEDURES

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 9651(c)

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CERCLA and the Clean Water Act allow natural resource 
trustees to bring a claim against a potentially responsible party for 
resources that have been injured by a release of a hazardous substance. 
CERCLA requires that natural resource damage assessment regulations be 
promulgated and that the regulations be reviewed, and revised as 
appropriate, every two years. This rulemaking is the biennial review of 
the administrative process for conducting assessments as well as the 
so-called type B procedures for determining injury and damages through 
scientific and economic studies. This rulemaking will also address the 
calculation of lost non-use values of natural resources, in compliance 
with State of Ohio v.

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Department of the Interior, 880 F.2d 432 (D.C. Cir. 1989), which 
ordered the Department to allow for the assessment of all reliably 
calculated values lost as a result of a natural resource injury.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/16/96                    61 FR 37031
ANPRM Comment Period End        09/16/96
NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Frank DeLuise, Assessment Program, Department of the 
Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Room 
4449, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4143

RIN: 1090-AA29
_______________________________________________________________________




1353. DEPARTMENT HEARINGS AND APPEALS; SPECIAL RULES APPLICABLE TO 
PUBLIC LAND HEARINGS AND APPEALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1201

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 4.401(c)(2); 43 CFR 4.403 to 4.408; 43 CFR 4.414; 
43 CFR 4.415; 43 CFR 4.422(c)(2); 43 CFR 4.450-5

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document proposes to amend procedural rules governing 
hearings and appeals in public-lands cases. The amendments are 
necessary to conform the rules to procedural practices contained in 
decisions of the Interior Board of Land Appeals. The amended rules 
would provide parties more complete information and more up-to-date 
procedures than the existing rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Will A. Irwin, Administrative Judge, Department of the 
Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, 
Interior Board of Appeals, 801 N. Quincy Street, Suite 300, Arlington, 
VA 22203
Phone: 703 235-3750

RIN: 1090-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________




1354. DEPARTMENT HEARINGS AND APPEALS; PROCEDURES APPLICABLE IN 
ADJUDICATIONS BEFORE THE HEARINGS DIVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 372; 25 USC 373; 25 USC 373a; 25 USC 373b; 25 
USC 374; 30 USC 1201 et seq; 43 USC 1201; 5 USC 571 to 583

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 15; 30 CFR 301; 43 CFR 1850; 43 CFR 4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would amend regulations governing case 
management and case processing by administrative law judges in OHA 
field offices. The rules are necessary to increase efficiency in case 
processing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Charles E. Breece, Deputy Director, Department of the 
Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, 801 N. 
Quincy Street, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 235-3810

RIN: 1090-AA73
_______________________________________________________________________




1355. NONPROCUREMENT SUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT; DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE GRANT 
REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 31 USC 6101; 41 USC 252a; 41 USC 701 et seq; EO 12549; 
EO 12689; PL 103-355

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 42; 43 CFR 43

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would implement a common Governmentwide 
rule for debarment and suspension and a common Governmentwide rule for 
the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, including several specific 
provisions that apply to the Department of the Interior.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Debra E. Sonderman, Property Management, Department of 
the Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, 
1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-6431

RIN: 1090-AA79
_______________________________________________________________________




1356. [bull] AMENDMENT OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT STAYS OF BLM GRAZING 
DECISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 315a; 43 USC 1201

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 4.21; 43 CFR 4.470; 43 CFR 4.472; 43 CFR 4.476; 43 
CFR 4.477

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Hearings and Appeals is proposing to amend its 
existing regulations to authorize OHA administrative law judges to 
decide petitions for a stay of grazing decisions issued by the Bureau 
of Land Management and requests to place such decisions into immediate 
effect. The proposal is designed to expedite administrative review by 
eliminating an inefficient bifurcation of authority.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Will A. Irwin, Administrative Judge, Department of the 
Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, 
Interior Board of Appeals, 801 N.

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Quincy Street, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 235-3750

RIN: 1090-AA84
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget (ASPMB)



_______________________________________________________________________




1357. NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 
OF THE INTERIOR ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HANDICAP, 
OR AGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d-1; 42 USC 6101 et seq

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed joint rule will incorporate the broadened 
definitions of the terms program and program or activity as contained 
in the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (CRRA). The CRRA broadened 
the definitions of those terms so that all operations of an entity that 
receives Federal financial assistance are covered, not just the 
particular part receiving the Federal assistance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Melvin C. Fowler, Civil Rights Staff Assistant, 
Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management 
and Budget, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-3455

RIN: 1090-AA77
_______________________________________________________________________




1358. AMENDMENT OF AUTHORITY TO GRANT STAYS OF GRAZING DECISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1201; 43 USC 315; 43 USC 315a to 315e; 43 USC 
1181d; 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 4.401; 43 CFR 4.410; 43 CFR 4.416; 43 CFR 4.422; 
43 CFR 4.450-5; 43 CFR 4190; 43 CFR 5003.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend existing regulations governing hearings 
and appeals to simplify proof of service, to codify who has a right of 
appeal, and to expedite review of wildfire management decisions made by 
the Bureau of Land Management. BLM is adding regulations to make its 
wildfire management decisions effective immediately and to expedite 
review of those decisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/16/02                    67 FR 77011
NPRM Comment Period End         02/14/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael H. Schwartz, Group Manager, Regulatory Affairs, 
Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management 
and Budget, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5198
Email: michael--schwartz@blm.gov

RIN: 1090-AA83
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget (ASPMB)



_______________________________________________________________________




1359. RECORDS AND TESTIMONY; FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/21/02                    67 FR 64527
Final Action Effective          11/20/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Alexandra Mallus
Phone: 202 208-5342

RIN: 1090-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________




1360. DEPARTMENT HEARINGS AND APPEALS PROCEDURES; PROCEDURES APPLICABLE 
IN INDIAN PROBATE HEARINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 4

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn Awaiting new policies 
concerning Indian probate.      02/28/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charles E. Breece
Phone: 703 235-3810

RIN: 1090-AA81
BILLING CODE 4310-RK-S

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_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                          Prerule Stage


United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



_______________________________________________________________________




1361. PARTNERS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 16 USC 742(a) to 754

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Portions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manual are 
being revised to update policy on the implementation of the Partners 
for Fish and Wildlife Program. This program provides private landowners 
with cost-sharing and restoration expertise to restore fish and 
wildlife habitat. The program does not acquire lands and is a voluntary 
incentive program. The revisions update policy, incorporate Office of 
Inspector General recommendations, and clarify technical assistance and 
cost-sharing in light of changes in U.S. Department of Agriculture 
conservation programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Availability          05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Hannibal Bolton, Chief, Division of Fish and Wildlife 
Management and Habitat Restoration, Department of the Interior, United 
States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 840, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1718

RIN: 1018-AH98
_______________________________________________________________________




1362. RELEASE OF CAPTIVE-REARED MALLARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703 to 712; 16 USC 742(a) to 742(j)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice announces our intent to resume review of all 
aspects of regulations pertaining to the release and harvest of 
captive-reared mallards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Intent                08/28/01                    66 FR 45274
Notice of Availability          06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI05
_______________________________________________________________________




1363. NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS CONSERVATION ACT GRANT ADMINISTRATION 
POLICIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 4401 et seq

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Grant Administration Policies are being published as an 
interim measure to guide the North American Wetlands Conservation Act 
(NAWCA) grants process and to provide advance notice of rulemaking; the 
Service intends to engage in rulemaking to set out its own regulations 
for NAWCA grants administration that will supersede the Grant 
Administration Policies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: David A Smith, Chief, Division of Bird Habitat 
Conservation, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, MS MBSP 4075, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-1784
Fax: 703 358-2282

RIN: 1018-AI13
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1364. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CONSERVATION 
EDUCATION; 50 CFR 17.21

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17.21(g)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 17.21(g) of title 50 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations addresses education as a valid component of Endangered 
Species Act approved programs. An advanced notice of proposed 
rulemaking will request public input on conservation education 
requirements that will be used in the development of a proposed rule 
that will propose a Service position on conservation education.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Timothy J. Van Norman, Chief, Branch of Permits, 
International, Division of Management Authority, Department of the 
Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 700, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2350
Fax: 703 358-2281
Email: tim--vannorman@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI66
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1365. [bull] FISCAL YEAR 2004 PRIVATE STEWARDSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM; 
PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are soliciting proposals for Federal assistance under the 
Private Stewardship Grants Program (PSGP). This action describes how to 
apply for funding under the PSGP and how we will determine which 
proposals will be funded.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Policy                          11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior,

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United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 North Fairfax 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

Related RIN: Related To 1018-AI56
RIN: 1018-AJ01
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



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1366. GENERAL PROVISIONS AND GENERAL PERMIT PROCEDURES--50 CFR PART 13

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 668a; 16 USC 704; 16 USC 712; 16 USC 742j-1; 16 
USC 1382; 16 USC 1538(d); 16 USC 1539; 16 USC 1540(f); 16 USC 3374; 16 
USC 4901 to 4916; 18 USC 42; 19 USC 1202; 31 USC 9701; EO 11911

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service proposes to amend 50 CFR part 13, which provides 
uniform permit procedures relating to the general administration of 
Service permits, to update the permit application fee schedule. Permit 
fees have not been revised since 1982. This change is necessary in 
order to recover a larger percentage of the cost of processing the 
permits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AC57
_______________________________________________________________________




1367. SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE PROCEDURES -- 50 CFR PART 12

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 3371 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 12

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service proposes to amend regulations in 50 CFR part 12 
that establish procedures relating to property seized and 
administrative forfeiture under various laws enforced by the Service. 
This revision is intended to provide uniform guidance for the bonded 
release, appraisement, administrative proceeding petition for 
remission, and disposal of items subject to forfeiture. Also, these 
revisions are intended to provide for greater consistency of Service 
seizure and forfeiture procedures with those of the U.S. Customs 
Service. In August 2000, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act became 
law. CAFRA mandated many changes to 50 CFR 12 that are incorporated in 
this proposed rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/27/95                    60 FR 58468
Second NPRM                     06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Adams, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 703 358-1949
Fax: 703 358-1947
Email: kevin--adams@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________




1368. U.S. PROPOSALS FOR CITES APPENDIX III; AMERICAN EEL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Listing of native U.S. species in appendix III to CITES for 
more effective monitoring of trade, to ensure that traded specimens are 
legally acquired in their State(s) of origin, and to obtain the 
cooperation of other countries that are parties to CITES, in 
controlling the trade in such specimens.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Marie Maltese, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: marie--maltese@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF09
_______________________________________________________________________




1369. HUMANE AND HEALTHFUL TRANSPORT OF WILD MAMMALS, BIRDS, REPTILES, 
AND AMPHIBIANS TO THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 42; 16 USC 3371 to 3378

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 14

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule contains amendments designed to add 
numerous transport standards to part 14 for reptiles and amphibians. 
Standards have already been promulgated for mammals and birds.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF27

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1370. IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF WILDLIFE, 50 CFR 
PART 14

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 668, 704, 712, 1382, 1538(d) to (f), and 
1540(f); 16 USC 3371 to 3378, 4223 to 4244, and 4901 to 4916; 18 USC 
42; 31 USC 9701

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 14

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule will revise the importation, exportation, 
and transportation regulations pertaining to the movement of all 
wildlife and wildlife products into or out of the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/15/98                    63 FR 38143
NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Adams, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 703 358-1949
Fax: 703 358-1947
Email: kevin--adams@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF46
_______________________________________________________________________




1371. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; TIBETAN ANTELOPE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, 12 month finding.

Abstract: We received a petition to list the Tibetan antelope as 
endangered. We must determine if status review shows that the 
petitioned action is warranted. If so, we will propose endangered 
status for the Tibetan antelope, or chiru (Pantholops hodgsoni). The 
antelope is a wild ungulate native to Tibet, Kashmir, and north-central 
China. It is threatened by illegal trade in its wool, known as 
shahtoosh, which is exceptionally fine. The wool and shawls made from 
it are in great demand on the black market, resulting in the slaughter 
of thousands of these animals annually. The species has experienced 
dramatic declines in recent years despite efforts by range countries to 
control poaching, as well as a prohibition on international commercial 
trade through listing in appendix I of CITES.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          04/25/00                    65 FR 24171
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kurt Johnson, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: kurt--johnson@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF49
_______________________________________________________________________




1372. INJURIOUS WILDLIFE; ADDITION OF THE ASIAN SWAMP EEL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 42

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 16

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will review economic and biologic information on the 17 
species in the swamp eel family, Synbranchidae, for possible addition 
to the list of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Kari Jonell Duncan, Fishery Biologist, Division of 
Environmental Quality, Department of the Interior, United States Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Room 810B, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 
VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2464
Email: kari--duncan@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF53
_______________________________________________________________________




1373. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PROPOSED 
RECLASSIFICATION OF THE STRAIGHT-HORNED MARKHOR POPULATION OF THE 
TORGHAR REGION OF BALUCHISTAN, PAKISTAN, FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, 12 month finding.

Abstract: We received a petition to reclassify a certain population of 
the straight-horned markhor from endangered to threatened. We must 
determine if a status review shows that the petitioned action is 
warranted and if so, we will propose to change the classification of 
the straight-horned markhor population of the Torghar Hills region of 
Baluchistan Province, Pakistan, from endangered to threatened under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973. The markhor is a species of wild goat 
that occurs in small, isolated populations in rugged, arid mountain 
habitats in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and 
Uzbekistan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kurt Johnson, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: kurt--johnson@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG00
_______________________________________________________________________




1374. FEDERAL FALCONRY STANDARDS AND FALCONRY PERMITTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703 to 712

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21.28; 50 CFR 21.29

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will propose changes in the regulations governing the 
practice

[[Page 30440]]

of falconry in the United States. We propose substantial reorganization 
of the current regulations, combining 50 CFR 21.28 and 21.29 and 
reorganizing the topics in those sections. We will add or change some 
provisions in the current regulations. The changes will make it easier 
to understand the requirements for falconry and the procedures for 
obtaining a falconry permit.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG11
_______________________________________________________________________




1375. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DELISTING THE GULF 
COAST DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF THE BROWN PELICAN POPULATION IN THE 
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to remove the Gulf Coast population of the 
brown pelican (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi) from the List of 
Threatened and Endangered Species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AG40
_______________________________________________________________________




1376. WILD BIRD CONSERVATION ACT: REVIEW OF APPROVED LIST OF CAPTIVE-
BRED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 4901 to 4916

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under the Wild Bird Conservation Act, a species may be exempt 
from the prohibitions of the Act if it qualifies for inclusion in an 
approved list. One way for a species to be included is if the species 
occurs in trade only as captive-bred specimens. We intend to seek 
information and consider whether to amend this approved list, which was 
established in 1994.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          05/29/01                    66 FR 29072
NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael Kreger, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: michael--kreger@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG64
_______________________________________________________________________




1377. INJURIOUS WILDLIFE -- ADDITION OF BLACK CARP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 42

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 16

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will review economic and biological information on the 
black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) for possible addition to the list 
of injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/02                    67 FR 49280
NPRM Comment Period To Be 
Reopened                        05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Kari Jonell Duncan, Fishery Biologist, Division of 
Environmental Quality, Department of the Interior, United States Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Room 810B, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, 
VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2464
Email: kari--duncan@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG70
_______________________________________________________________________




1378. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING OF THE 
MIAMI BLUE BUTTERFLY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will complete a 12-month finding regarding whether the 
Miami blue butterfly in Florida should be added to the List of 
Threatened and Endangered Wildlife.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Petition Finding      01/03/02                      67 FR 280
NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH30

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1379. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; ESTABLISHMENT OF A 
NONESSENTIAL EXPERIMENTAL POPULATION FOR THE BOULDER DARTER AND THE 
SPOTFIN CHUB IN SHOAL CREEK, ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose the establishment of nonessential 
experimental populations, the Boulder darter and Spotfin chub, in Shoal 
Creek, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH44
_______________________________________________________________________




1380. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE; REMOVAL OF THE SAN MARCOS 
GAMBUSIA FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We propose to remove the San Marcos gambusia from the List of 
Endangered and Threatened Species. This action is taken on the basis of 
a December 1999 report; the species is apparently extinct.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH52
_______________________________________________________________________




1381. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF THE 
JOHNSTON'S FRANKENIA FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to remove the Johnston's frankenia from 
the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. This action is based on 
new information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH53
_______________________________________________________________________




1382. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PROPOSED 
RECLASSIFICATION OF THE GILA TROUT FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to reclassify the Gila trout from 
endangered to threatened. This action is based on recovery.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH57
_______________________________________________________________________




1383. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED PLANTS; RECLASSIFICATION OF THE MISSOURI 
BLADDERPOD FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to reclassify the Missouri bladderpod from 
endangered to threatened. This action is based on significant progress 
in finding additional populations and protecting and enhancing known 
populations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH59
_______________________________________________________________________




1384. EXPORT OF LIVE ALLIGATORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: EO 13112

[[Page 30442]]

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 13; 50 CFR 17; 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This policy will prohibit the export of live American 
alligators because of invasive species concerns in the countries of 
destination of the animals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH65
_______________________________________________________________________




1385. AUDIT RESOLUTION POLICY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: OMB Circular A-133

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 80; 43 CFR 12

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will publish six USFWS Manual chapters regarding Federal 
Government auditing standards as they pertain to State grantees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Policy                          12/14/01                    66 FR 64845
Policy-Request for Comments     05/00/03
Policy-Final Chapters           09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Kim Galvan, Management Analyst, Division of Federal 
Aid, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS 140, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1851
Email: kim--galvan@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH69
_______________________________________________________________________




1386. EAGLE PERMITS: NEW DEFINITIONS, PERMITS FOR INCIDENTAL TAKING OF 
BALD EAGLES NECESSARY TO PROTECT OTHER INTERESTS IN ANY PARTICULAR 
LOCALITY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 668a

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would allow take of bald eagles under the Eagle 
Protection Act incidental to otherwise lawful activities, in the event 
the species is removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH74
_______________________________________________________________________




1387. IMPORTATION OF EXOTIC WILD BIRDS INTO THE UNITED STATES; ADDING 
BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON PARROTS FROM ARGENTINA'S APPROVED SUSTAINABLE USE 
MANAGEMENT PLAN TO THE APPROVED LIST OF NON-CAPTIVE BRED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 4901 to 4916

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would allow the import into the United States of 
parrots removed from the wild in Argentina under an approved 
sustainable use management plan. This is the first such plan that, if 
approved, would contribute to the goals of the Wild Bird Conservation 
Act to promote the conservation of exotic birds through sustainable 
use.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH89
_______________________________________________________________________




1388. MARINE MAMMALS: INCIDENTAL TAKE DURING SPECIFIED ACTIVITIES 
(BEAUFORT SEA POLAR BEAR AND WALRUS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizes issuance of 
regulations to allow the incidental unintentional take of small numbers 
of marine mammals in activities (other than commercial fishing) in 
specific geographical areas. These regulations would authorize 
incidental take of polar bears and walruses in the Beaufort Sea during 
oil and gas energy activities for 1 year, after current regulations 
expire on March 31, 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Agency Contact: Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, Chief, Division of Federal Program 
Activities, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 400, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2161
Fax: 703 358-1869

RIN: 1018-AH92

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1389. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REVISIONS TO THE 
REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO PERMITS ISSUED UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES 
ACT.

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 13; 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Presently, Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation 
Agreements with Assurances only allow incidental take of species. The 
Service is proposing to clarify the range of activities permittable 
under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act. In addition, 
the Service is proposing to amend the policies to allow for intentional 
take of species in association with Safe Harbor Agreements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH93
_______________________________________________________________________




1390. CIVIL PROCEDURES; 50 CFR PART 11

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 3371 et seq.

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These regulations will contain uniform rules and procedures 
for the assessment of civil penalties in connection with violations of 
certain laws and regulations enforced by the Service.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Adams, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 703 358-1949
Fax: 703 358-1947
Email: kevin--adams@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH97
_______________________________________________________________________




1391. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF TWO 
AUSTRALIAN PARAKEETS FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We propose to reclassify these two species of Australian 
parakeets so that their listing under the Endangered Species Act 
accurately reflects their current status.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Michael Kreger, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: michael--kreger@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI04
_______________________________________________________________________




1392. MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; REGULATIONS FOR MANAGING RESIDENT CANADA 
GEESE POPULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703 to 712; 16 USC 742(a) to 742(j)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish a regulation authorizing State 
wildlife agencies to conduct indirect and/or direct population control 
management activities on resident Canada geese, including the take of 
birds. The intent of this rule is to allow State wildlife management 
agencies sufficient flexibility to deal with problems caused by 
resident Canada geese and to guide and direct Canada goose population 
growth and management activities in the conterminous United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI32
_______________________________________________________________________




1393. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PROPOSED 
RECLASSIFICATION OF THE AMERICAN CROCODILE FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to reclassify the American crocodile from 
endangered to threatened. This action is based on the substantial 
improvement in the species' status and improved understanding of the 
species' biology and management needs. Since its listing in 1975, the 
population of the American crocodile in Florida has more than doubled 
and its distribution has expanded. Land acquisition has also provided 
protection for many important nesting areas.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI41
_______________________________________________________________________




1394. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE 
SOUTHWEST ALASKAN DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF THE NORTHERN SEA OTTER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We may propose listing the southwest Alaskan distinct 
population segment of the Northern sea otter, found mostly in the 
Aleutian Islands and the Alaska peninsula and adjacent waters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI44
_______________________________________________________________________




1395. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE CACTUS FERRUGINOUS PYGMY OWL

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July 13, 2002.

Abstract: We will propose a new designation of critical habitat for the 
Cactus ferruginous pygmy owl distinct population segment found in 
Arizona.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/27/02                    67 FR 71031
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    02/25/03                     68 FR 8730
NPRM Comment Period End         04/25/03
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    04/28/03                    68 FR 22353
NPRM Comment Period End         06/27/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

URL For More Information:
http://arizonaes.fws.gov/cactus.htm

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI48
_______________________________________________________________________




1396. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE COLUMBIA-KLAMATH DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF 
THE BULL TROUT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 1, 2002.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for the Columbia-
Klamath distinct population segment of the Bull trout.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/29/02                    67 FR 71235
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    02/11/03                     68 FR 6863
NPRM Comment Period End         05/12/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Energy Effects:  Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by 
Executive Order 13211.

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI52
_______________________________________________________________________




1397. 2003-2004 REFUGE SPECIFIC HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 16 USC 460; 16 USC 664; 16 USC 668(dd) to 
668(ee); 16 USC 715(i)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We propose to open additional National Wildlife Refuges to 
hunting and/or sport fishing and to provide refuge-specific regulations 
for those activities. This is an annual update for the National 
Wildlife Refuge System that ensures adequate public notice of openings/
changes each fall. We operate hunting/fishing programs on National 
Wildlife Refuges in furtherance of the implementation of the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 directives to facilitate 
compatible priority wildlife-dependant recreational opportunities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

[[Page 30445]]

Agency Contact: Leslie Marler, Management Analyst, National Wildlife 
Refuge System, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 670, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2397

RIN: 1018-AI63
_______________________________________________________________________




1398. MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; EIDERDOWN FROM ICELAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-616; 16 USC 712(2); PL 106-108

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will allow the importation into the United 
States of processed Icelandic eiderdown.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI64
_______________________________________________________________________




1399. IMPORT OF POLAR BEAR TROPHIES FROM CANADA; FINDING FOR THE GULF OF 
BOOTHIA POPULATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 18.30

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule announces proposed findings on the import of polar 
bears (Ursus maritimus) taken in sport hunts from the Canadian Gulf of 
Boothia polar bear population under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI65
_______________________________________________________________________




1400. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PERMITS FOR FOREIGN 
LISTED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will issue a proposed rule to clarify the process used for 
issuing Endangered Species Act permits for foreign listed species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Timothy J. Van Norman, Chief, Branch of Permits, 
International, Division of Management Authority, Department of the 
Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 700, 4401 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2350
Fax: 703 358-2281
Email: tim--vannorman@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI67
_______________________________________________________________________




1401. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE 
CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER (RANGEWIDE)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May 15, 2003.

Abstract: We will propose to list the California tiger salamander 
throughout its range, to include areas where it is not already listed, 
under the Endangered Species Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI68
_______________________________________________________________________




1402. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE DESERT YELLOWHEAD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 8, 2003, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for the Desert 
yellowhead, a threatened plant found in Wyoming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/14/03                    68 FR 12326
NPRM Comment Period End         05/13/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI69

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1403. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE SAN DIEGO FAIRY SHRIMP

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 11, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose designation of critical habitat for the 
endangered San Diego Fairy shrimp, a freshwater crustacean found in 
southern California.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/22/03                    68 FR 19888
NPRM Comment Period End         06/06/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI71
_______________________________________________________________________




1404. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE CALIFORNIA GNATCATCHER

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 11, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose to designate critical habitat for the Coastal 
California gnatcatcher, a threatened bird found in southern California.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/24/03                    68 FR 20228
NPRM Comment Period End         06/23/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI72
_______________________________________________________________________




1405. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR 11 MOBILE RIVER BASIN FRESHWATER MUSSELS

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 17, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose to designate critical habitat, if prudent, 
for three threatened and eight endangered species of Mobile River Basin 
freshwater mussels.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/26/03                    68 FR 14752
NPRM Comment Period End         06/24/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI73
_______________________________________________________________________




1406. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR BRAUN'S ROCKCRESS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May 19, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose designation of critical habitat for Braun's 
rockcress, an endangered plant found in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI74
_______________________________________________________________________




1407. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR FIVE APPALACHIAN MUSSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May 19, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose designation of critical habitat, if prudent, 
for five species of Appalachian bivalves, or freshwater mussels 
(Cumberland elktoe, Cumberland combshell, oyster mussel, rough 
rabbitsfoot, and purple bean).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735

[[Page 30447]]

Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI76
_______________________________________________________________________




1408. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR A PLANT, THE PIERSON'S MILKVETCH

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, July 28, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose designation of critical habitat for Pierson's 
milkvetch, a threatened plant found in California.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI77
_______________________________________________________________________




1409. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR A PLANT, THE LANE MOUNTAIN MILKVETCH

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 15, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will propose designation of critical habitat for the Lane 
Mountain milkvetch, an endangered plant found in California.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI78
_______________________________________________________________________




1410. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DELISTING OF A 
PLANT, THE ARIZONA AGAVE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to remove the Arizona agave (Agave 
arizonica) from the list of threatened and endangered species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI79
_______________________________________________________________________




1411. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; ENDANGERED STATUS 
FOR THE DUGONG IN THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to reopen the comment period on the proposed listing, 
as endangered, of the dugong in the Republic of Palau. The proposed 
rule was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 1993 (58 FR 
41688).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 750, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Fax: 703 358-2276
Email: roddy--gabel@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI81
_______________________________________________________________________




1412. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; ENDANGERED STATUS 
FOR THE SCIMITAR-HORNED ORYX, ADDAX, AND DAMA GAZELLE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to reopen the comment period on the proposed listing 
of the Scimitar-Horned oryx, addax and the Dama gazelle as endangered. 
The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 
1991.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 750, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Fax: 703 358-2276
Email: roddy--gabel@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI82

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1413. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DOWNLISTING THE 
WOOD BISON FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to publish a proposed rule to downlist the Wood bison 
from endangered to threatened. This action is being considered due to 
progress in the recovery of this species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 750, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Fax: 703 358-2276
Email: roddy--gabel@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI83
_______________________________________________________________________




1414. SAFE HARBOR AGREEMENTS AND CANDIDATE CONSERVATION AGREEMENTS WITH 
ASSURANCES; REVISIONS TO THE REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 13.25; 50 CFR 17.22; 50 CFR 17.32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: FWS is proposing to revise the implementing regulations for 
permits issued under Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation 
Agreements With Assurances. These minor regulatory revisions will make 
SHAs and CCAAs easier to understand and implement. After practical 
application of the policy and regulations, we see some inconsistencies 
and a need to refine/define some terminology.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Jody Elizabeth Brown, Biologist, Department of the 
Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 N. 
Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2105
Fax: 703 358-2324
Email: jody--brown@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI85
_______________________________________________________________________




1415. [bull] U.S. PROPOSALS FOR CITES APPENDIX III; BLACK COHOSH

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would list black cohosh in appendix III to CITES, 
for the purposes of more effective monitoring of trade, ensuring that 
traded specimens are legally acquired in their state(s) of origin, and 
obtaining the cooperation of other countries that are parties to CITES 
in controlling the trade in such specimens.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Dr. Patricia De Angelis, Department of the Interior, 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N Fairfax Dr., Arlington, 
VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Fax: 703 358-2276
Email: patricia--deangelis@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI91
_______________________________________________________________________




1416. [bull] MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; MILITARY READINESS EXEMPTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 107-314

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, December 2, 2003.

Abstract: The 2003 Defense Authorization Bill, signed by the President 
on December 2, 2002, requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 
develop and issue within one year regulations that exempt the Armed 
Forces from incidental take of migratory birds during authorized 
military readiness.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Marie Strassburger, Department of the Interior, United 
States Fish and Wildlife Service, MS MBSP-4107, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1813

RIN: 1018-AI92
_______________________________________________________________________




1417. [bull] MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING; PROPOSED 2003-2004 MIGRATORY GAME 
BIRD HUNTING REGULATIONS (PRELIMINARY) WITH REQUESTS FOR INDIAN TRIBAL 
PROPOSALS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703 to 711; 16 USC 712; 16 USC 742(a) to 742(j)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish annual hunting regulations for 
certain migratory game birds for the 2003-2004 hunting season. We 
annually prescribe outside limits (frameworks) within which States may 
select hunting seasons. We also request proposals from Indian tribes 
that wish to establish special migratory bird hunting regulations on 
Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. Migratory game bird 
hunting seasons provide hunting opportunities for recreation and 
sustenance; aid Federal, State, and tribal governments in the 
management of migratory game birds; and permit harvests at levels 
compatible with migratory bird population status and habitat 
conditions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/03                    68 FR 24324

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ronald Kokel, Wildlife Biologist, Division of Migratory 
Bird Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, MS MBSP-4107, 4401 North Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: ronald--kokel@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI93
_______________________________________________________________________




1418. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF 
THE WATER HOWELLIA (HOWELLIA AQUATILUS) FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND 
THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would remove the water howellia (Howellia 
aquatilus), a plant, from the List of Endangered and Threatened 
Species. This action is based on new information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI94
_______________________________________________________________________




1419. [bull] ENDANGERED SPECIES AND PESTICIDE REGULATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This advance notice of proposed rulemaking announces the 
intention of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to 
conduct rulemaking to promulgate ``counterpart regulations'' under the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA) for completing ESA section 7 consultation 
on EPA pesticide registration actions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/24/03                     68 FR 3786
NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Richard E Sayers Jr., Chief, Branch of Consultation and 
HCPs, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, ARLSQ-420, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 703 358-2106
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: rick--sayers@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI95
_______________________________________________________________________




1420. [bull] REVISION OF MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703-712; 16 USC 742 a-j; PL 106-108

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will revise and update a significant portion of the 
regulations governing migratory game bird hunting. This rule will also 
use plain language to clarify these regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Adams, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 703 358-1949
Fax: 703 358-1947
Email: kevin--adams@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI98
_______________________________________________________________________




1421. [bull] REVISION OF AIRBORNE HUNTING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 742 a-l; 85 Stat. 480 as amended; 86 Stat. 905

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 19

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will revise the regulations that implement the Airborne 
Hunting Act to make them more consistent with the provisions of the 
Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Adams, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 703 358-1949
Fax: 703 358-1947
Email: kevin--adams@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI99
_______________________________________________________________________




1422. [bull] REVISION OF THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE TRANSPORT OF 
EAGLE FEATHERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 668a; 16 USC 703-712; 16 USC 1531-1544

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will develop regulations that allow the temporary 
transport of eagle feathers to and from the United States by Indian 
people of Canada and regulations that will streamline the permit 
process that allows transport of eagle feathers to and from Canada and 
Mexico by members of federally recognized Indian tribes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Kevin Adams, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, 
Department

[[Page 30450]]

of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: 703 358-1949
Fax: 703 358-1947
Email: kevin--adams@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ00
_______________________________________________________________________




1423. [bull] ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT COUNTERPART SECTION 7 CONSULTATION 
REGULATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL FIRE PLAN

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 402.02; 50 CFR 418 to 423

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These counterpart regulations will revise the existing 
Endangered Species Act consultation procedures by allowing agencies 
implementing the National Fire Plan to make determinations that 
proposed actions are ``not likely to adversely affect'' threatened or 
endangered species or designated critical without the need to obtain 
written concurrence from the Fish and Wildlife Service or the National 
Marine Fisheries Service. The regulation will streamline the 
consultation process for National Fire Plan projects and is expected to 
achieve the same protections presently afforded to species protected 
under the Endangered Species Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Richard E Sayers Jr., Chief, Branch of Consultation and 
HCPs, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, ARLSQ-420, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 703 358-2106
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: rick--sayers@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ02
_______________________________________________________________________




1424. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DELISTING 
THE EASTERN DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF THE GRAY WOLF

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are planning to remove the eastern Distinct Population 
Segment (DPS) of the gray wolf, consisting of 21 States, from the list 
of Endangered and Threatened Species. The reasons for this action are 
the following: the achievement of all recovery criteria and completion 
of suitable state wolf management plans by Minnesota, Wisconsin, and 
Michigan.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/01/03                    68 FR 15876
NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

Related RIN: Related To 1018-AF20
RIN: 1018-AJ03
_______________________________________________________________________




1425. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DELISTING OF 
THE WESTERN DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF THE GRAY WOLF

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to remove the western Distinct Population Segment 
(DPS) of the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened 
Species. The reason for this action is the following: On the basis of 
estimates compiled in December 2002, we conclude that the wolf 
population has achieved the required third year of its population 
recovery criteria.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           04/01/03                    68 FR 15879
NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

Related RIN: Related To 1018-AF20
RIN: 1018-AJ04
_______________________________________________________________________




1426. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; 
RECLASSIFICATION OF THE CUI-UI FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND 
THREATENED SPECIES AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A 4(D) RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to reclassify the Cui-ui, a fish, from endangered to 
threatened. We also plan a special rule under Section 4(d) of the 
Endangered Species Act to allow for incidental take of the Cui-ui from 
tribal harvesting.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

[[Page 30451]]

Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AJ05
_______________________________________________________________________




1427. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF ADDITIONAL MANATEE PROTECTION AREAS IN FLORIDA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 2003, 1/23/03--stipulated 
court order signed.
Final, Judicial, July 31, 2003.

Abstract: We will propose additional manatee refuge areas and/or 
sanctuaries in the Caloosahatchee River (Lee County), St. Johns River 
(Duval County), Halifax River (Volusia County), and Tomoka River 
(Volusia County) in Florida.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/04/03                    68 FR 16602
NPRM Comment Period End         06/03/03
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

Related RIN: Related To 1018-AH80
RIN: 1018-AJ06
_______________________________________________________________________




1428. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE COLORADO BUTTERFLY PLANT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 30, 2003, Internal deadline to 
meet settlement agreement for final rulemaking.
Final, Judicial, December 30, 2004, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We will designate critical habitat for the Colorado butterfly 
plant. A short-lived perennial, the Colorado butterfly plant is endemic 
to moist soils in mesic or wet meadows of floodplain areas in 
northcentral Colorado, extreme western Nebraska, and southeastern 
Wyoming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ07
_______________________________________________________________________




1429. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PRUDENCY 
DETERMINATION AND DESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR EGGERT'S SUNFLOWER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, December 29, 2003.

Abstract: We will determine the prudency of proposing the designation 
of critical habitat for the Eggert's sunflower. On May 22, 1997, the 
Eggert's sunflower was designated as a threatened species. This species 
is known to occur in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ08
_______________________________________________________________________




1430. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE FISH SLOUGH MILK VETCH

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 15, 2003.

Abstract: We will designate critical habitat for the Fish Slough milk-
vetch. On October 6, 1998, the Fish Slough milk vetch, a plant species 
native to California, was listed as a threatened species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ09
_______________________________________________________________________




1431. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE SPREADING NAVARRETIA AND THE SAN JACINTO 
VALLEY CROWNSCALE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, January 30, 2004.

Abstract: We will designate critical habitat for the spreading 
navarettia and

[[Page 30452]]

San Jacinto Valley crownscale. On October 13, 1998, the spreading 
navarretia, a plant species native to California and Mexico, was listed 
as a threatened species, and the San Jacinto Valley crownscale, a plant 
species endemic to California, was listed as endangered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ11
_______________________________________________________________________




1432. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE COASTAL-PUGET SOUND, ST. MARY-BELLY RIVER, 
AND JARBIDGE RIVER POPULATION SEGMENTS OF BULL TROUT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 1, 2003, Settlement Agreement.

Abstract: We will designate critical habitat for the Coastal-Puget 
Sound, St. Mary-Belly River, and Jarbidge River population segments of 
bull trout. The Coastal-Puget Sound bull trout population segment 
encompasses all Pacific Coast drainages within Washington, including 
Puget Sound. The St. Mary-Belly River bull trout population segment 
occurs in northwest Montana. The Jarbidge River population segment 
occurs in Nevada.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ12
_______________________________________________________________________




1433. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE 
SALT CREEK TIGER BEETLE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 2005, Settlement 
Agreement.

Abstract: We will list the Salt Creek tiger beetle (Cicindela nevadica 
lincolniana) as endangered pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (Act). This subspecies is endemic to eastern Nebraska 
saline wetlands and associated streams in the northern third of 
Lancaster County and southern margin of Saunders County in Nebraska.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ13
_______________________________________________________________________




1434. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 13, 2003, Court order.

Abstract: We will re-propose the designation of critical habitat for 
the Mexican spotted owl. The owl inhabits canyon and montane forest 
habitats across a range that extends from southern Utah and Colorado, 
through Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas, to the mountains of 
central Mexico.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ15
_______________________________________________________________________




1435. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE CALIFORNIA RED-LEGGED FROG

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, March 31, 2004, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We will re-propose the designation of critical habitat for 
the California red-legged frog, a threatened species endemic to 
California and Baja California, Mexico.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203

[[Page 30453]]

Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ16
_______________________________________________________________________




1436. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF 
THE EGGERT'S SUNFLOWER FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED 
SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would remove the Eggert's sunflower from the List 
of Endangered and Threatened Species. This action is based on the 
recent completion of population and distribution studies, the 
commitment of land managers to the protection and management of several 
populations, and the discovery of previously undocumented populations 
throughout the species' range.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AJ17
_______________________________________________________________________




1437. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; 
ESTABLISHMENT OF A NONESSENTIAL EXPERIMENTAL POPULATION OF BLACK-FOOTED 
FERRET IN WYOMING

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish a nonessential experimental 
population of endangered black-footed ferrets in Campbell, Converse, 
Niobrara, and Weston Counties, Wyoming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

Related RIN: Related To 1018-AI60
RIN: 1018-AJ18
_______________________________________________________________________




1438. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; 
RECLASSIFICATION OF THE UNCOMPAHGRE FRITILLARY BUTTERFLY FROM ENDANGERED 
TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would reclassify the Uncompahgre fritillary 
butterfly from endangered to threatened. This action is based on 
achievement of recovery criteria.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AJ19
_______________________________________________________________________




1439. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF 
ARCTIC RUSSIAN POPULATION OF SPECTACLED EIDERS FROM THE LIST OF 
ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES; CLASSIFICATION OF U.S. POPUL. AS 
THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would remove the arctic Russian population of 
spectacled eiders from the List of Endangered and Threatened Species 
and list the U.S. population of spectacled eiders as threatened. This 
action is based on information that the arctic Russian population of 
spectacled eiders no longer meets the regulatory definition of a 
threatened species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AJ20

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Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



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1440. LIST OF MIGRATORY BIRDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 704; 16 USC 712

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 10.13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The List of Migratory Birds found at 50 CFR 10.13 is being 
revised to (1) bring the list into conformity with generally accepted 
taxonomy and nomenclature--English (common) and scientific names, as 
reflected in four published supplements to the 6th (1983) edition of 
the American Ornithologists' Union Checklist of North American Birds; 
and (2) add species that are of regular occurrence in the United States 
that are not included on the current list.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/09/95                    60 FR 24686
Second NPRM                     10/12/01                    66 FR 52281
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AB72
_______________________________________________________________________




1441. CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES (CITES)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This will be a revision to an existing rule that will 
incorporate decisions/interpretations made at nine conferences of the 
Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 
of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/08/00                    65 FR 26663
Correction                      06/29/00                    65 FR 40167
Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AD87
_______________________________________________________________________




1442. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF THE BALD 
EAGLE THROUGHOUT THE LOWER 48 STATES FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND 
THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to make a final determination on the proposal to 
remove the bald eagle from the List of Endangered and Threatened 
Species. This action is based on continued recovery gains and 
increasing population trends.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/06/99                    64 FR 36454
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AF21
_______________________________________________________________________




1443. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF THE 
DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, POPULATION OF THE COLUMBIA WHITE-TAILED DEER 
FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to make a final determination on the re-proposed rule 
to remove the Douglas County, Oregon, population of the Columbia white-
tailed deer from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. This 
action is based on new information indicating a robust population 
growth, and indicating that adequate protections are in place.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/11/99                    64 FR 25263
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    11/03/99                    64 FR 59729
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    12/29/99                    64 FR 72992
Second NPRM                     06/21/02                    67 FR 42217
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AF43
_______________________________________________________________________




1444. IMPORTATION OF CAPTIVE-BRED EXOTIC BIRDS INTO THE UNITED STATES 
FROM BREEDING FACILITIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 4901 to 4916

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 15.41; 50 CFR 15.42

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will establish the information requirements and approval 
criteria for the import of captive-bred wild exotic birds from overseas 
breeding facilities. This rule applies

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primarily to species listed in the appendices to the Convention on 
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 
(CITES), which are otherwise prohibited from import by the Wild Bird 
Conservation Act of 1992. The rule also describes the process for 
handling petitions to approve qualifying facilities, establishes the 
duration of approval, provides for the suspension and revocation of 
approval, and provides for notice of approved facilities in the Federal 
Register.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/94                    59 FR 12784
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 750, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Fax: 703 358-2276
Email: roddy--gabel@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF44
_______________________________________________________________________




1445. POLICY ON GENERAL CONSERVATION PERMITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 1361 et seq; 16 USC 703 et 
seq

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This policy will contain provisions to issue permits to 
qualified organizations to conduct general conservation activities over 
a specified period of time instead of issuing multiple permits for each 
activity.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Proposed Policy       10/28/99                    64 FR 58086
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF63
_______________________________________________________________________




1446. U.S. PROPOSALS FOR CITES APPENDIX III; CERTAIN TURTLE SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would add certain native turtle species to 
Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. If adopted, exports of the species 
would require CITES documentation from the Service to ensure that 
foreign countries accept the shipments. This action is necessary to 
monitor the impact of trade on the species in an effort to maintain 
healthy populations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/26/00                     65 FR 4217
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marie Maltese, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: marie--maltese@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF69
_______________________________________________________________________




1447. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DELISTING THE 
HOOVER'S WOOLY-STAR FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to make a final determination on the proposed rule to 
remove the Hoover's Wooly-Star from the list of Endangered and 
Threatened Plants because of recovery. This action is based on 
information that indicates this plant is more widespread and abundant 
than previously thought, more resilient and less vulnerable to certain 
activities than previously thought, and adequately protected on public 
lands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/06/01                    66 FR 13474
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AG41
_______________________________________________________________________




1448. NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM; MISSION, GOALS, AND PURPOSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 668(dd) to 668(ee)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed policy (FWS Manual) will address the mission, 
goals and purposes of the National Wildlife Refuge System in the 
context of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997. 
This RIN also reflects Wildlife-Dependent Recreation Uses, Appropriate 
Refuge Uses, and Wilderness Stewardship.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Proposed Policy                 01/16/01                     66 FR 3668
Comment Period Extended         03/15/01                    66 FR 15136
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    05/15/01                    66 FR 26879
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    06/21/01                    66 FR 33268
Final Action                    06/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: James W. Kurth, Deputy Chief, National Wildlife Refuge 
System, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS 670 ARLSQ, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 703 358-1744

RIN: 1018-AG46
_______________________________________________________________________




1449. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THREE COASTAL CALIFORNIA PLANTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625 100 Stat 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 30, 2001, Court order.

Abstract: We designate critical habitat for three coastal plants in 
California: LaGraciosa thistle, Lompac Yerba Santa, and Gaviota 
tarplant.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/15/01                    66 FR 57559
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    05/07/02                    67 FR 30641
Final Action for 2 plants       11/07/02                    67 FR 67967
Final Action for 1 plant        11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG88
_______________________________________________________________________




1450. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR 47 PLANTS IN HAWAII

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, April 30, 2002, 145 plants final by 
04/30/02.

Abstract: We propose to determine critical habitat for 47 plants on the 
island of Hawaii. This action is part of litigation involving 245 
Hawaiian plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/28/02                    67 FR 36967
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/26/02                    67 FR 54766
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    09/24/02                    67 FR 59811
NPRM Comment Period Extended    12/18/02                    67 FR 77464
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




1451. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR PLANTS OF THE NORTHWEST ISLANDS, HAWAII

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 30, 2000.
Final, Judicial, November 30, 2001.

Abstract: We will determine critical habitat for 8 plants on the 
Northwest Islands of Hawaii, as a result of litigation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/14/02                    67 FR 34521
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/26/02                    67 FR 54766
NPRM Comment Period Extended    09/12/02                    67 FR 57784
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH09
_______________________________________________________________________




1452. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF THE 
TRUCKEE BARBERRY FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to make a final determination on the proposed rule to 
remove the Truckee barberry from the List of Endangered and Threatened 
Species. This action is based on new information.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/03/02                    67 FR 56254
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH47

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1453. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF THE GUAM 
BROADBILL AND MARIANA MALLARD FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED 
SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to make a final determination on the proposed rule to 
remove the Guam broadbill and the Mariana mallard from the List of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife because of extinction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/25/02                     67 FR 3675
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH50
_______________________________________________________________________




1454. ADDITION OF THE GREAT WHITE SHARK AND THE CAPE STAG BEETLE TO 
APPENDIX III UNDER CITES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action will amend the regulations in 50 CFR part 23 by 
adding the great white shark and the cape stag beetle to appendix III 
under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of 
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH66
_______________________________________________________________________




1455. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS: REPROPOSED 
DETERMINATIONS OF PRUDENCY AND PROPOSED DESIGNATIONS OF CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR PLANTS FROM MAUI AND KAHOOLAWE, HAWAII

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 30, 2000, 100 Hawaii plants.
Final, Judicial, November 30, 2001, 100 Hawaii plants.

Abstract: We will determine critical habitat for approximately 63 
plants from Maui and Kahoolawe, Hawaii.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/18/00                    65 FR 79191
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    02/22/01                    66 FR 11131
Second NPRM                     04/03/02                    67 FR 15855
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/26/02                    67 FR 54764
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    10/02/02                    67 FR 61845
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH70
_______________________________________________________________________




1456. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REOPENING OF 
COMMENT PERIOD ON THE THREATENED STATUS OF THE SACRAMENTO SPLITTAIL 
(POGONICHTHYS MACROLEPIDOTIS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We were ordered by a court to reanalyze the information 
concerning the listing decision for the Sacramento splittail. 
Therefore, we have reopened the comment period for this issue. The 
previous regulatory action that finalized the listing decision for the 
Sacramento splittail was assigned RIN 1018-AC26, and was completed with 
the publication of the final rule designating the Sacramento splittail 
as a threatened species, effective March 10, 1999 (64 FR 5963). Since 
RIN 1018-AC26 has been completed, we are considering the reopening of 
the comment period on this issue to be a new regulatory action, which 
has been assigned this current RIN.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Comment Period Extended         01/12/01                     66 FR 2828
Comment Period Reopened         05/08/01                    66 FR 23181
Comment Period Reopened         08/17/01                    66 FR 43145
Comment Period Reopened         03/21/02                    67 FR 13095
Correction; Comment Period 
Reopened                        04/01/02                    67 FR 15337
Comment Period Reopened         10/31/02                    67 FR 66344
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH73

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1457. MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; REGULATIONS GOVERNING REHABILITATION 
ACTIVITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 712(2)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service will amend the Migratory Bird Permit regulations 
authorizing permits to take, possess, transport, sell, purchase, 
barter, import, and export migratory birds. The Service will establish 
a new section to authorize rehabilitation permits, which currently are 
authorized under 50 CFR 21.27, Special Purpose Permits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/06/01                    66 FR 63349
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH87
_______________________________________________________________________




1458. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR BLACKBURN'S SPHINX MOTH

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 2001, Court order.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for the Blackburn's 
sphinx moth.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/13/02                    67 FR 40633
NPRM Comment Period Extended    08/26/02                    67 FR 54763
NPRM; Public Hearing 
announcement                    10/10/02                    67 FR 63064
NPRM; supplemental information  11/15/02                    67 FR 69179
NPRM Comment Period End         12/30/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH94
_______________________________________________________________________




1459. PUBLIC NOTICE FOR CITES APPENDIX III LISTING OF SPANISH CEDAR AND 
BIGLEAF MAHOGANY BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PERU

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice advises the public that, by unilateral action 
provided for in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Government of Peru has 
listed Spanish cedar and bigleaf mahogany in CITES appendix III. This 
listing invokes certain permitting requirements to assist Peru in 
controlling trade in these species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Pat Ford, Biologist, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: pat--ford@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH99
_______________________________________________________________________




1460. MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING AND PERMITS; REGULATIONS FOR MANAGING 
HARVEST OF LIGHT GOOSE POPULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703 to 712; 16 USC 742(a) to 742(j)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20; 50 CFR 21 subpart E

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule authorizes new methods of take for light goose 
hunting under 50 CFR part 20 and revises subpart E of 50 CFR part 21 
for the management of overabundant light goose populations. It also 
modifies the conservation order that will increase take of such 
populations under the authority of this subpart.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/12/01                    66 FR 52077
NPRM Correction                 11/07/01                    66 FR 56266
NPRM Comment Period Extended    12/10/01                    66 FR 63665
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI07
_______________________________________________________________________




1461. ADDITION BY INDONESIA OF RAMIN TO APPENDIX III UNDER THE 
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA 
AND FLORA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This notice advises the public that, by unilateral action 
provided for in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Government of Indonesia

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has listed the tree species, Ramin, in CITES appendix III. This listing 
invokes certain permitting requirements to assist Indonesia in 
controlling trade in this species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Pat Ford, Biologist, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: pat--ford@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI08
_______________________________________________________________________




1462. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; BELUGA STURGEON

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, Notice of 90-day finding.
We must determine if petitioned action is warranted within 90 days or 
as soon as possible after receipt of petition.

Abstract: Based upon a review of the species in response to a petition, 
we may propose to list the Beluga sturgeon (Huso huso) as endangered. 
This species historically inhabited the Caspian, Black, Azov and 
Adriatic Seas and all rivers flowing into them. The Adriatic Sea 
population has been extirpated, and no wild Beluga sturgeon has been 
found in the Sea of Azov since the mid 1980s. This species has declined 
due to fishing pressure. This species is highly valued for its caviar 
and is subject to both legal and substantial levels of illegal fishing. 
The Beluga sturgeon has also been impacted by dam building and other 
forms of habitat modification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          06/20/02                    67 FR 41918
NPRM                            07/31/02                    67 FR 49657
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    11/06/02                    67 FR 67586
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Marie Maltese, Biologist, Division of Scientific 
Authority, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Email: marie--maltese@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI11
_______________________________________________________________________




1463. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REMOVAL OF THE 
TINIAN MONARCH FLYCATCHER FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED 
SPECIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service is planning to make a final determination on the 
proposed rule to delist the Tinian monarch flycatcher from the list of 
endangered and threatened species, due to apparent increases in 
population numbers and likely improvement of habitat quality. This bird 
occurs on Tinian Island in the Marianas. The proposed rule was 
published in the Federal Register on February 22, 1999, page 8533, 
under RIN 1018-AE40.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/22/99                     64 FR 8533
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

Related RIN: Related To 1018-AE40
RIN: 1018-AI14
_______________________________________________________________________




1464. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE TOPEKA SHINER

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, August 13, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for the fish, the 
Topeka shiner, which occurs in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and 
South Dakota.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/21/02                    67 FR 54261
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI20
_______________________________________________________________________




1465. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE VENTURA MARSH MILKVETCH

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, October 1, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: This rule designates critical habitat for the plant, the 
Ventura Marsh milkvetch, which occurs in California.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/09/02                    67 FR 62926
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    03/20/03                    68 FR 13663
Final Rule                      10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI21
_______________________________________________________________________




1466. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR 103 OAHU, HAWAII, PLANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, April 30, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for 103 Oahu, 
Hawaii, plants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/28/02                    67 FR 37107
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    08/26/02                    67 FR 54766
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    10/10/02                    67 FR 63066
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    12/26/02                    67 FR 78763
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI24
_______________________________________________________________________




1467. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR 6 GUAM SPECIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 1, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for 6 Guam species. 
These include two mammals, the Little Mariana fruit bat and the Mariana 
fruit bat, and four birds, the Guam broadbill, the Mariana crow, the 
Guam Micronesian kingfisher and the Guam bridled white-eye.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/15/02                    67 FR 63737
NPRM Comment Period Extended    12/05/02                    67 FR 72407
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    01/28/03                     68 FR 4159
NPRM Comment Period End         02/18/03
Final Rule                      06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI25
_______________________________________________________________________




1468. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR FOUR FAIRY SHRIMP AND 11 PLANTS IN CALIFORNIA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 30, 2001, Settlement 
agreement.

Abstract: We propose to designate critical habitat for four vernal pool 
crustaceans and 11 vernal pool plants in California. The four vernal 
pool crustaceans are the Conservancy fairy shrimp (Branchinecta 
conservatio), longhorn fairy shrimp (Branchinecta longiantenna), vernal 
pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), and vernal pool tadpole shrimp 
(Lepidurus packardi). The eleven vernal pool plant species are Butte 
County meadowfoam (Limnanthes floccosa ssp. californica), Contra Costa 
goldfields (Lasthenia conjugens), Hoover's spurge (Chamaesyce hooveri), 
succulent (or fleshy) owl's-clover (Castilleja campestris ssp. 
succulenta), Colusa grass (Neostapfia colusana), Greene's tuctoria 
(Tuctoria greenei), hairy Orcutt grass (Orcuttia pilosa), Sacramento 
Orcutt grass (Orcuttia viscida), San Joaquin Valley Orcutt grass 
(Orcuttia inaequalis), slender Orcutt grass (Orcuttia tenuis), and 
Solano grass (Tuctoria mucronata).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/24/02                    67 FR 59883
NPRM; Public Hearings           10/10/02                    67 FR 63067
NPRM Comment Period Extended    11/21/02                    67 FR 70201
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    03/14/03                    68 FR 12336
Final Rule                      08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI26
_______________________________________________________________________




1469. MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; REGULATIONS FOR MANAGING DOUBLE-CRESTED 
CORMORANT DAMAGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 712

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are proposing to establish, in cooperation with State 
wildlife agencies and USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services, a cormorant damage

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management program. This program is designed to provide a biologically 
sound, cost-effective, and flexible method for the control of damages 
associated with cormorants.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/17/03                    68 FR 12653
NPRM Comment Period End         04/16/03
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI39
_______________________________________________________________________




1470. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE 
MOUNTAIN PLOVER WITH A SPECIAL RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 16, 2000.

Abstract: We will amend our proposed listing of the Mountain plover 
based on new information. We will also publish a proposed Special Rule 
under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/16/99                     64 FR 7587
NPRM Comment Period Extended    04/19/99                    64 FR 19108
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    12/05/02                    67 FR 72396
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    02/21/03                     68 FR 8487
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI45
_______________________________________________________________________




1471. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE PREBLE'S MEADOW JUMPING MOUSE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, June 4, 2002.

Abstract: We will propose critical habitat for the Preble's Meadow 
jumping mouse, which is found in Colorado and Wyoming.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/17/02                    67 FR 47153
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    11/21/02                    67 FR 70202
NPRM Comment Period Extended    01/28/03                     68 FR 4160
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI46
_______________________________________________________________________




1472. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE 
SLICKSPOT PEPPERGRASS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Judicial, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We will propose listing the slickspot peppergrass, a plant 
found in Idaho, under the Endangered Species Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/15/02                    67 FR 46441
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    09/25/02                    67 FR 60206
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI50
_______________________________________________________________________




1473. TRIBAL WILDLIFE GRANTS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR 
FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2002

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 107-63

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service is providing draft implementation guidance for 
this program, which derives from the State Wildlife Grant Program. 
Proposed guidelines, ranking criteria, and additional information are 
presented for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Program Implementation 
Guidelines                      12/27/02                    67 FR 79136
Comment Period End              01/27/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Patrick Durham, Native American Liaison, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 3012, 1849 
C Street, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4133

RIN: 1018-AI58

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1474. TRIBAL LANDOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (T-LIP) IMPLEMENTATION 
GUIDELINES FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2002

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 88-578

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service is providing draft implementation guidance for 
the tribal component of the Landowner Incentive Program. Proposed 
guidelines, ranking criteria, and additional information are presented 
for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Program Implementation 
Guidelines                      12/27/02                    67 FR 79131
Comment Period End              01/27/03
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Patrick Durham, Native American Liaison, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 3012, 1849 
C Street, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4133

RIN: 1018-AI59
_______________________________________________________________________




1475. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; ESTABLISHMENT OF A 
NONESSENTIAL EXPERIMENTAL POPULATION OF THE BLACK-FOOTED FERRET IN 
SOUTH-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In cooperation with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Forest 
Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service plans to make a final determination on the proposal to 
reintroduce endangered Black-footed ferrets into south-central South 
Dakota, on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/11/02                    67 FR 57558
NPRM Comment Period End         10/11/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI60
_______________________________________________________________________




1476. SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA, 
SUBPART C AND SUBPART D -- 2003-2004 SUBSISTENCE TAKING OF WILDLIFE 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 3124

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 100; 36 CFR 242

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the regulations for seasons, harvest 
limits, methods and means for the subsistence taking of wildlife during 
the 2003 regulatory year. This rulemaking is necessary because subpart 
D is subject to an annual review cycle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/05/02                    67 FR 50619
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Knauer, Office of Subsistence Management, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907 786-3888

RIN: 1018-AI62
_______________________________________________________________________




1477. MIGRATORY BIRD SUBSISTENCE HARVEST IN ALASKA; REGULATIONS FOR THE 
SPRING AND SUMMER 2003 SEASON

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 703 to 712; 16 USC 742a to 742j

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 92

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is the first of annual regulations that will prescribe 
frameworks for harvest dates, species that can be taken, and methods 
and means for subsistence harvest of migratory birds during the spring 
and summer in Alaska. These regulations were developed under a new 
process involving the Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 
and Alaska Native representatives. A 1916 treaty with Canada 
established a closed season for the taking of migratory birds between 
March 10 and September 1. The governments of Canada, Mexico, and the 
United States recently amended the 1916 treaty and a subsequent 1936 
treaty to provide for the legal subsistence harvest of migratory birds 
and their eggs in Alaska and Canada during the closed season.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/10/03                     68 FR 6697
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Donna Dewhurst, Department of the Interior, United 
States Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 
E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907 786-3499
Email: donna--dewhurst@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI84
_______________________________________________________________________




1478. [bull] SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN 
ALASKA, SUBPARTS C AND D; 2004-2005 SUBSISTENCE TAKING OF FISH AND 
SHELLFISH

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 3124

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 100; 36 CFR 242

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will revise the regulations for seasons, 
harvest

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limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish in 
Alaska for subsistence uses during the 2004 regulatory year. This 
rulemaking is necessary because subpart D of the subsistence management 
regulations is subject to an annual review cycle. In the Fall 2002 
Unified Agenda, this rulemaking appeared under the RIN 1018-AI37, which 
has been withdrawn.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/03                     68 FR 7294
NPRM Comment Period End         03/28/03
Final Action                    02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Knauer, Office of Subsistence Management, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907 786-3888

Related RIN: Previously reported as 1018-AI37
RIN: 1018-AI89
_______________________________________________________________________




1479. [bull] CHANGES IN LIST OF SPECIES IN APPENDICES TO THE CONVENTION 
ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq.; 16 USC 4201; PL 99-625

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We will announce the decisions made by the 12th Meeting of 
the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on 
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 
(CITES) in November 2002 on amendments to appendices I and II, and 
incorporate those decisions into 50 CFR 23.23.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robert Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 750, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1708
Fax: 703 358-2276
Email: roddy--gabel@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI90
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Long-Term Actions


United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



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1480. MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS: SCIENTIFIC COLLECTING PERMITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 712(2)

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the regulations for scientific 
collecting permits to establish criteria for issuance and standard 
conditions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AE63
_______________________________________________________________________




1481. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 1994 AMENDMENTS TO THE MARINE MAMMAL 
PROTECTION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1374

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 104 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act authorizes 
the Director of the Service, acting on behalf of the Secretary of the 
Interior, to issue permits for activities otherwise prohibited by the 
Act. Regulations will be developed for issuance of permits and the 1994 
amendments to the Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AE72
_______________________________________________________________________




1482. TAKING OF MARINE MAMMALS BY LEVEL B HARASSMENT; ISSUANCE OF 
GENERAL AUTHORIZATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PERMITS FOR 
PHOTOGRAPHY, EDUCATIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 103-238; 16 USC 1361 to 1407

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service proposes to issue regulations that would allow us 
to authorize harassment but not injury or death of marine mammals under 
our jurisdiction, for scientific research and for photography for 
educational or commercial purposes. This rule would further implement 
the 1994 Amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Peter Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 700, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2095
Email: peter--thomas@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF26
_______________________________________________________________________




1483. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PROPOSED ENDANGERED 
STATUS FOR THREE PLANTS FROM THE MARIANA ISLANDS AND GUAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 1, 2001.

Abstract: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose 
endangered status pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as 
amended (Act), for three plants (no common names): Nesogenes rotensis, 
Osmoxylon mariannense, and Tabernaemontana rotensis. Nesogenes rotensis 
and O. mariannense are found only on the island of Rota in the U.S. 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Tabernaemontana 
rotensis occurs on both Rota and the United States Territory of Guam.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/01/00                    65 FR 35025
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    10/30/00                    65 FR 64649
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG09
_______________________________________________________________________




1484. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DETERMINATION OF 
ENDANGERED STATUS AND DESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE GILA CHUB

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, Section 4(b)(6)(A) of the Endangered 
Species Act generally requires a final determination within 1 year of 
the proposed listing.

Abstract: We are proposing endangered status and the designation of 
critical habitat for the Gila chub.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/09/02                    67 FR 51947
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG16
_______________________________________________________________________




1485. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; ENDANGERED STATUS 
FOR 12 SPECIES OF PICTURE-WING FLIES FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, Section 4(b)(6)(A) of the Endangered 
Species Act generally requires a final determination within 1 year of 
the proposed listing.

Abstract: We propose endangered status pursuant to the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for 12 species of Hawaiian 
picture-wing flies--Drosophila aglaia, D. differens, D. hemipeza, D. 
heteroneura, D. montgomeryi, D. mulli, D. musaphilia, D. neoclavisetae, 
D. obatai, D. ochrobasis, D. substenoptera, and D. tarphytrichia. These 
species are found on one or more of the following Hawaiian Islands: 
Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii. These 12 species face 
substantial threats from one or more of the following: habitat 
degradation, loss of host plants, biological pest control, and 
predation from alien arthropods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/17/01                     66 FR 3964
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG23
_______________________________________________________________________




1486. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING OF THE 
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS CHECKERSPOT BUTTERFLY AND PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, August 31, 2001, Court order.

Abstract: We will make a final listing determination for the Sacramento 
Mountains checkerspot butterfly as endangered, including a critical 
habitat determination in New Mexico. This will extend the protection of 
the Endangered Species Act to this species.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/06/01                    66 FR 46575
NPRM Comment Period Extended    09/26/01                    66 FR 49158
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

[[Page 30465]]

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH40
_______________________________________________________________________




1487. INTERAGENCY GUIDANCE FOR THE PRESCRIPTION OF FISHWAYS PURSUANT TO 
SECTION 18 OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 791(a) et seq

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This will make publicly available, and describe the intent 
of, internal guidance for us (the Fish and Wildlife Service) and the 
National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the prescription of 
fishways under section 18 of the Federal Power Act, for non-Federal 
hydropower projects licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission. It will also provide clarification of the terms ``fish'' 
and ``fishway.'' The guidance document will be reviewed following a 2-
year trial period, and the information obtained will be used to support 
a final action.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice                          12/22/00                    65 FR 80898
Notice of Availability          12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Dr. Benjamin Tuggle, Chief, Division of Federal Program 
Activities, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 400, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2161
Fax: 703 358-1869

RIN: 1018-AH42
_______________________________________________________________________




1488. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE; RECLASSIFICATION OF THE 
MARIANNA FRUIT BAT ON GUAM FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to reclassify the Marianna fruit bat on Guam from 
endangered to threatened.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH55
_______________________________________________________________________




1489. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE DOLLY 
VARDEN AS A THREATENED SPECIES IN WASHINGTON DUE TO SIMILARITY OF 
APPEARANCE TO BULL TROUT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We propose to list the Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) as 
threatened under the ``Similarity of Appearance'' provision of the 
Endangered Species Act in Washington, due to its similarity of 
appearance to the bull trout.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/09/01                     66 FR 1628
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH68
_______________________________________________________________________




1490. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; ESTABLISHMENT OF A 
NONESSENTIAL EXPERIMENTAL POPULATION OF GRIZZLY BEARS IN THE BITTERROOT 
AREA OF IDAHO AND MONTANA; REMOVAL OF REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service plans to make a final determination on the 
proposal to select the no-action alternative, as analyzed in the 
Bitterroot Final Environmental Impact Statement, as the preferred 
alternative.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/22/01                    66 FR 33620


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI03
_______________________________________________________________________




1491. CORRECTIONS TO RIGHTS-OF-WAY REGULATIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 101-475

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 29

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Service proposes to make revisions to the Rights-of-Way 
General Regulations in 50 CFR 29 subpart B. The revisions will correct 
the address of our Region 5 Office in 50 CFR 29.21-

[[Page 30466]]

2(c)(5). We will also implement section 1 of Public Law 101-475 by 
correcting the names of the House and Senate Committees we must notify 
upon receipt of an application for a right-of-way for an oil and gas 
pipeline that is 24 inches or more in diameter and again before 
granting right-of-way. Finally, the proposed revised regulation will 
delete the reference to a 60-day waiting period after notification of 
our intent to grant the right-of-way. (The waiting period was repealed 
by Congress.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Barbara Ann Wyman, Program Manager, Division of Realty, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Room 622, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1811
Fax: 703 358-2223
Email: barbara--wyman@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI12
_______________________________________________________________________




1492. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING AND 
DESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THREE SNAILS AND ONE AMPHIPOD

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, February 6, 2002, Settlement agreement.

Abstract: We propose to list and designate critical habitat for 
Koster's tyronia, Noel's amphipod, Pecos assiminea and the Roswell 
springsnail in New Mexico and Texas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/12/02                     67 FR 6459
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    05/31/02                    67 FR 38059
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI15
_______________________________________________________________________




1493. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING OF THE ROTA 
BRIDLED WHITE-EYE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat.3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, September 29, 2001, Settlement 
agreement.

Abstract: We propose to list a bird, the Rota bridled white-eye, which 
occurs in the Mariana Islands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/03/01                    66 FR 50383
Final Action                    05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI16
_______________________________________________________________________




1494. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING OF THE SAN 
MIGUEL ISLAND FOX, SANTA ROSA ISLAND FOX, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND FOX, AND 
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND FOX

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1361 to 1407; 16 USC 1531 to 1544; 16 USC 4201 
to 4245; PL 99-625; 100 Stat. 3500

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, November 30, 2001, Settlement 
agreement.

Abstract: We have proposed to list four island fox species, which occur 
on the Channel Islands off California, as endangered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/10/01                    66 FR 63654
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI28
_______________________________________________________________________




1495. SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA, 
SUBPART C--NONRURAL DETERMINATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 3124

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 100; 36 CFR 242

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the rural/nonrural determinations based 
on the new 2000 Federal census data. This review/revision is called for 
in 50 CFR 100.15 and 36 CFR 242.15.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Knauer, Office of Subsistence Management, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907 786-3888

RIN: 1018-AI38

[[Page 30467]]

_______________________________________________________________________




1496. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; RECLASSIFICATION OF 
THE GRAY BAT FROM ENDANGERED TO THREATENED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to propose to reclassify the gray bat from endangered 
to threatened.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI40
_______________________________________________________________________




1497. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PROPOSED 
NONESSENTIAL EXPERIMENTAL POPULATION OF THE NORTHERN APLOMADO FALCON

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We plan to establish a nonessential experimental population 
for the Northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis), to 
facilitate the recovery of this endangered species and to ensure that 
its reintroduction will not impose new restrictions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief, Division of Consultation, 
Habitat Conservation Planning, Recovery and State Grants, Department of 
the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Room 420, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI80
_______________________________________________________________________




1498. [bull] MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; REVISIONS TO GENERAL EXCEPTIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 95-616; 92 Stat 3112 (16 USC 712(2)); PL 106-108

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Under this rule, some public institutions which are now 
exempted from permit requirements would be required to obtain permits 
in order to possess migratory birds. It would create new exemptions for 
State and Federal resource managers and it would establish husbandry 
requirements applicable to exempt facilities.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations, 
Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI96
_______________________________________________________________________




1499. [bull] MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS; REGULATIONS GOVERNING POSSESSION OF 
MIGRATORY BIRDS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 92 Stat 3112 (16 USC 712(2)); PL 95-616; PL 106-108; 
16 USC 668a; 16 USC 703 to 712; ...

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We propose to amend migratory bird permit regulations to 
create a new permit category establishing conditions and criteria for 
obtaining a permit to possess migratory birds, including eagles, for 
educational purposes. Prior to this rule, this activity has been 
authorized by a miscellaneous permit category.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap, Chief, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Room 634, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI97
_______________________________________________________________________




1500. [bull] ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION 
OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE MUNZ'S ONION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Judicial, May 30, 2004.

Abstract: We will designate critical habitat for Munz's onion. On 
October 13, 1998, the Munz's onion, a plant native to California, was 
listed as endangered.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin, Chief, Office of Conservation and 
Classification, Department of the Interior, United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Room 452, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 
22203
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AJ10

[[Page 30468]]

_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)



_______________________________________________________________________




1501. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; FINAL 
RECLASSIFICATION OF THE GRAY WOLF IN CERTAIN PARTS OF ITS RANGE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/01/03                    68 FR 15804
Correction to Final Action      04/09/03                    68 FR 17428

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AF20
_______________________________________________________________________




1502. POLICY FOR EVALUATION OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN ENDANGERED 
SPECIES DECISIONMAKING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/28/03                    68 FR 15100

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AF55
_______________________________________________________________________




1503. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; FINAL DESIGNATION 
OR NONDESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT FOR 95 PLANT SPECIES FROM THE 
ISLANDS OF KAUAI AND NIIHAU, HI

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/27/03                     68 FR 9115

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG71
_______________________________________________________________________




1504. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE PURPLE AMOLE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/24/02                    67 FR 65413
Final Rule Correction           04/24/03                    68 FR 20083

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG75
_______________________________________________________________________




1505. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE KECK'S CHECKERMALLOW

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/18/03                    68 FR 12863

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




1506. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE BAKER'S LARKSPUR AND THE YELLOW LARKSPUR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/18/03                    68 FR 12834

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AG96
_______________________________________________________________________




1507. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE OTAY TARPLANT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/10/02                    67 FR 76029

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH00
_______________________________________________________________________




1508. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR TWO CAVE INVERTEBRATES FROM KAUAI

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/09/03                    68 FR 17430

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




1509. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DETERMINATIONS OF 
WHETHER DESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT IS PRUDENT FOR 20 PLANTS AND RE-
PROPOSED DESIGNATIONS FOR 32 PLANTS FROM MOLOKAI, HAWAII

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

[[Page 30469]]

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/18/03                    68 FR 12981

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




1510. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DETERMINATIONS OF 
WHETHER DESIGNATION OF CRITICAL HABITAT IS PRUDENT FOR 8 PLANTS AND 
REPROPOSED DESIGNATIONS FOR 18 PLANTS FROM LANAI, HAWAII

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/09/03                     68 FR 1219

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH10
_______________________________________________________________________




1511. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; PROPOSED ENDANGERED 
STATUS FOR POLYGONUM HICKMANII (SCOTTS VALLEY POLYGONUM)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/08/03                    68 FR 16970

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH76
_______________________________________________________________________




1512. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; AMENDMENT TO 
MANATEE PROTECTION AREAS IN FLORIDA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      11/08/02                    67 FR 68449

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AH80
_______________________________________________________________________




1513. MARINE MAMMALS: INCIDENTAL TAKE DURING SPECIFIED ACTIVITIES 
(MANATEES)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 18

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/14/02                    67 FR 69077
Notice of Public Hearings       11/29/02                    67 FR 71127
Federal Environmental Impact 
Statement                       04/04/03                    68 FR 16544
Withdrawal; Record of Decision  05/08/03                    68 FR 24700

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Agency Contact: Benjamin Tuggle
Phone: 703 358-2161
Fax: 703 358-1869

RIN: 1018-AH86
_______________________________________________________________________




1514. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE RIO GRANDE SILVERY MINNOW

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/19/03                     68 FR 8087

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AH91
_______________________________________________________________________




1515. SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA, 
SUBPART C AND SUBPART D--2003 SUBSISTENCE TAKING OF FISH AND SHELLFISH 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 100; 36 CFR 242

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/12/03                     68 FR 7275

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Knauer
Phone: 907 786-3888

RIN: 1018-AI09
_______________________________________________________________________




1516. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; EMERGENCY LISTING 
OF THE PYGMY RABBIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/05/03                    68 FR 10388

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Local, Tribal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI17
_______________________________________________________________________




1517. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR THE GULF STURGEON

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/19/03                    68 FR 13370

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI23
_______________________________________________________________________




1518. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; CRITICAL HABITAT 
FOR FIVE CARBONATE PLANTS IN CALIFORNIA

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/24/02                    67 FR 78569

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI27
_______________________________________________________________________




1519. SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN ALASKA, 
SUBPART D; SUBSISTENCE TAKING OF FISH, CUSTOMARY TRADE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 100; 36 CFR 242

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/28/03                    68 FR 22308

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Knauer
Phone: 907 786-3888

RIN: 1018-AI31
_______________________________________________________________________




1520. MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING; APPROVAL OF TUNGSTEN-IRON-NICKEL-TIN SHOT 
AS NONTOXIC FOR HUNTING WATERFOWL AND COOTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 20

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/10/03                     68 FR 1388

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Brian Millsap
Phone: 703 358-1714
Email: brian--millsap@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI33
_______________________________________________________________________




1521. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING OF COOK'S 
LOMATIUM AND LARGE-FLOWERED WOOLLY MEADOWFOAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/07/02                    67 FR 68003

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Energy Effects:  Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by 
Executive Order 13211.

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

Related RIN: Previously reported as 1018-AF84
RIN: 1018-AI43
_______________________________________________________________________




1522. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; DESIGNATION OF 
CRITICAL HABITAT FOR 7 INVERTEBRATE SPECIES IN BEXAR COUNTY, TEXAS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/08/03                    68 FR 17156

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735
Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI47
_______________________________________________________________________




1523. IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2002 LANDOWNER 
INCENTIVE PROGRAM (NON-TRIBAL PORTION) FOR STATES, TERRITORIES, AND THE 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Policy                    10/01/02                    67 FR 61640

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kim Galvan
Phone: 703 358-1851
Email: kim--galvan@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AI55
_______________________________________________________________________




1524. FISCAL YEAR 2002 PRIVATE STEWARDSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM; PROGRAM 
IMPLEMENTATION

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: None

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/19/02                    67 FR 69757

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patrick Leonard
Phone: 703 358-2171

RIN: 1018-AI56
_______________________________________________________________________




1525. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; LISTING THE SONOMA 
COUNTY DISTINCT POPULATION SEGMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER AS 
ENDANGERED

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 17

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/19/03                    68 FR 13498

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Chris Nolin
Phone: 703 358-2171
Fax: 703 358-1735

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Email: chris--nolin@fws.gov

Related RIN: Previously reported as 1018-AH40
RIN: 1018-AI61
_______________________________________________________________________




1526. [bull] SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN 
ALASKA

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 3101 to 3126

CFR Citation: 50 CFR 100; 36 CFR 242

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
are amending the regulations governing subsistence use of wildlife in 
Alaska by clarifying how old a person must be to receive a Federal 
Subsistence Registration Permit or Federal Designated Harvester Permit 
and by removing the requirement that Regional Councils must have an odd 
number of members. These changes are noncontroversial and are designed 
to ensure that the regulations for the Federal Subsistence Management 
Program in Alaska are easy for the public to understand and reflect 
current policies.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/18/03                     68 FR 7734
Direct Final Rule               02/18/03                     68 FR 7703
NPRM Withdrawn                  04/30/03                    68 FR 23091
Direct Final Rule Affirmed      04/30/03                    68 FR 23035

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: William Knauer, Office of Subsistence Management, 
Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 
1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907 786-3888

RIN: 1018-AI88
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


National Park Service (NPS)



_______________________________________________________________________




1527. BIG THICKET NATIONAL PRESERVE; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.85

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC92
_______________________________________________________________________




1528. PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC93
_______________________________________________________________________




1529. FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC94

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_______________________________________________________________________




1530. GATEWAY NATIONAL RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.29

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC95
_______________________________________________________________________




1531. BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.92

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would allow personal watercraft use in 
designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because the 
regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units of 
the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC96
_______________________________________________________________________




1532. LAKE MEREDITH RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.57

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC97
_______________________________________________________________________




1533. CHICKASAW RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC98
_______________________________________________________________________




1534. CURECANTI RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC99
_______________________________________________________________________




1535. AMISTAD RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.79

Legal Deadline: None

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Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in areas 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD00
_______________________________________________________________________




1536. LAKE ROOSEVELT RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.55

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in areas 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD01
_______________________________________________________________________




1537. NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION ACT; FUTURE 
APPLICABILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 3001 et seq

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 10.13

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule relates to one section of the regulations 
that implement the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation 
Act. This section will clarify the applicability of NAGPRA to museums 
and Federal agencies following the statutory deadlines for completion 
of summaries and inventories.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Robbins, Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, 
Department of the Interior, National Park Service, NC340, 1849 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 343-3388
Fax: 202 343-5260
Email: john--robbins@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD05
_______________________________________________________________________




1538. BOATING AND WATER USE ACTIVITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 1a-2(h); 16 USC 3

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 3

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This part was last updated comprehensively in the early 
1980's. This regulation will help to address new and emerging 
technology, clarify some regulations for the benefit of the public and 
enforcement staff, implement changes to reduce safety concerns, and 
make NPS regulations more consistent with State regulations in order to 
reduce confusion with the public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD07
_______________________________________________________________________




1539. [bull] SAGUARO NATIONAL MONUMENT MOUNTAIN BIKE SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule is required to allow mountain bike use on the 
Cactus Forest Trail.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD10
_______________________________________________________________________




1540. [bull] SNOWMOBILE REGULATIONS FOR YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON 
NATIONAL PARKS AND JDR PARKWAY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462k; 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.13; 36 CFR 7.21; 36 CFR 7.22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will implement the Record of Decision for Winter 
Use Management for yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and JDR 
Parkway that was signed in March 2003. The

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rule addresses issues of Best Available Technology (BAT) for 
snowmobiles, requirements for guided groups, adaptive management, and 
other issues addressed in the final SEIs and record of decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD11
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


National Park Service (NPS)



_______________________________________________________________________




1541. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC SAFETY; OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF 
ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462k; 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 4.23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to amend its 
regulations concerning motor vehicle operation under the influence of 
alcohol within units of the NPS. Current NPS regulations prohibit 
operation with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.10 grams or 
more of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.10 grams of alcohol 
per 210 liters of breath. On March 3, 1998, President Clinton directed 
the NPS to promulgate regulations adopting a stricter limit of 0.08 
grams BAC within units of the NPS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/31/03                     68 FR 4975
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC69
_______________________________________________________________________




1542. PROCEDURES FOR STATE, TRIBAL, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT HISTORIC 
PRESERVATION PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 470 et seq

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 61

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPS proposes to establish the requirements and procedures 
by which those Indian tribes that choose to do so can assume State 
Historic Preservation Officer duties with regard to tribal lands and 
become eligible for grants-in-aid to carry out those duties.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/12/02                    67 FR 52532
NPRM Comment Period End         12/10/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Bryan Mitchell, Division, Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, NC330, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 343-9558
Fax: 202 343-3921
Email: bryan--mitchell@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC79
_______________________________________________________________________




1543. NATIVE AMERICAN GRAVES PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION ACT 
REGULATIONS; CIVIL PENALTIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 3001 et seq

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 10

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule relates to one section of the regulations 
that implement the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation 
Act of 1990. This section outlines procedures for assessing civil 
penalties upon museums that fail to comply with applicable provisions 
of the Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              01/13/97                     62 FR 1820
Interim Final Rule Effective    02/12/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/14/97
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Robbins, Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, 
Department of the Interior, National Park Service, NC340, 1849 C Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 343-3388
Fax: 202 343-5260
Email: john--robbins@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC84
_______________________________________________________________________




1544. COMMERCIAL USE AUTHORIZATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-391

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Public Law 105-391 became effective on November 13, 1998. The 
new Act mandates revised procedures for issuing commercial use 
authorizations. Section 417 of Public Law 105-391 requires that the 
Secretary promulgate implementing regulations as soon as practicable 
after the effective date of the Act. Existing regulations

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governing commercial use within National Parks are not adequate to 
administer the provisions of the new statute and must be revised to 
reflect new requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/27/02                    67 FR 70899
NPRM Comment Period End         01/27/03
Final Action                    01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cynthia Orlando, Chief of Concessions, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 565-1211
Fax: 202 565-1224
Email: cindy--orlando@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC85
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1545. VIRGIN ISLANDS CORAL REEF NATIONAL MONUMENT; SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.103; 36 CFR 7.73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This is an interim regulation to implement Presidential 
Proclamation No. 7932, which established the Virgin Islands Coral Reef 
National Monument. This regulation prohibits extractive uses, with some 
exceptions, and anchoring within the monument, and expands the 
boundaries of Buck Island Reef National Monument. The regulation also 
implements Presidential Proclamation No. 7399, which prohibits all 
extractive uses and boat anchoring, except in deep sand areas (all 
other anchoring is subject to permit) at Buck Island. Both 
proclamations require NPS to prepare management plans for each park 
within three years. We are soliciting comments on this interim rule and 
will take them into account in developing the final rule once we have 
completed the general management plans.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/04/03                    68 FR 16432
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________




1546. GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would allow personal watercraft use in 
designated areas of the park. This rulemaking is necessary because the 
regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in units of 
the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/17/03                     68 FR 2466
NPRM Comment Period End         03/18/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC90
_______________________________________________________________________




1547. ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 462(k); 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.65

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would allow personal watercraft use 
in designated areas of the park. The rulemaking is necessary because 
the regulations that currently allow personal watercraft use in areas 
of the National Park System expired on April 22, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/06/02                    67 FR 30339
NPRM Comment Period End         07/05/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall, Regulations Program Manager, Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD02

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1548. SPECIAL REGULATIONS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM; RELIGIOUS 
CEREMONIAL COLLECTION OF GOLDEN EAGLETS IN WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 42 USC 1996; 42 USC 2000bb

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.101

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NPS has preliminarily determined that under certain 
circumstances it is appropriate to allow the Hopi Tribe to collect 
golden eaglets within Wupatki National Monument for religious 
ceremonial purposes. This rule would authorize this activity upon terms 
and conditions sufficient to protect park resources against impairment, 
and consistent with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/22/01                     66 FR 6516
NPRM Comment Period End         03/23/01


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Patricia L. Parker, Chief, American Indian Liaison 
Office, Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C 
Street N.W., Room 3410, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-5475
Fax: 202 273-0870
Email: pat--parker@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC86
_______________________________________________________________________




1549. GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA; SPECIAL REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1; 16 USC 3; 16 USC 9a

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.97

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This advance notice of proposed rulemaking will seek public 
comment on a range of potential management options for addressing 
appropriate pet management within the Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area, consistent with protecting national park resources and assuring 
visitor safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/11/02                     67 FR 1424
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/12/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian O'Neill, Superintendent, Department of the 
Interior, National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 
Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123-0022
Phone: 415 561-4739
Fax: 415 561-4710
Email: brian--o'neill@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD03
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


National Park Service (NPS)



_______________________________________________________________________




1550. LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA; PERSONAL WATERCRAFT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.48

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/09/03                    68 FR 17292
Final Action Effective          04/09/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AC91
_______________________________________________________________________




1551. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, JOHN D. 
ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL PARKWAY WINTER USE REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.13; 36 CFR 7.22

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    11/18/02                    67 FR 69473
Final Action Effective          12/18/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kym A. Hall
Phone: 202 208-4206
Fax: 202 208-4684
Email: kym--hall@nps.gov

RIN: 1024-AD06
BILLING CODE 4310-70-S
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1552. INDIAN ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 25 USC 385

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 175

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule contains procedures governing the operation of BIA-
owned power utilities. BIA is revising this rule to incorporate new 
procedures on billing and collection of government debt. Once these 
changes are made, BIA will publish a new proposed rule for public 
comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/07/96                    61 FR 29040

[[Page 30477]]

NPRM Comment Period End         08/06/96
NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Ross Mooney, Civil Engineer, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Room 4559, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-5480

RIN: 1076-AD45
_______________________________________________________________________




1553. BUY INDIAN ACT REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 25 USC 47; 36 Stat 861; 41 USC 253(c)(5)

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 14 app A

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will regulate the implementation of BIA's 
longstanding policy of contracting with Indian-owned firms on a 
preferential basis and will regulate the determination of eligibility 
and availability of Indian firms to perform a specific requirement for 
products, services, and road construction outside the State of Oklahoma 
and regulate the authority to deviate from the general policy and will 
regulate the determination of eligibility throughout contractual 
performance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Kim Romine, Management, Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2051 Mercator Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703 390-6461
Fax: 703 390-6582

RIN: 1076-AE07
_______________________________________________________________________




1554. TRIBAL REVENUE ALLOCATION PLANS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 25 USC 2; 25 USC 2710; 25 USC 9; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 290

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for reviewing 
tribal plans for allocating revenues from gaming activities. The 
Secretary must determine whether the proposed rule is sufficient to 
promote tribal economic development and fund essential tribal programs, 
benefits, and services. BIA plans to revise the regulations in part 290 
to include additional criteria to assist the Secretary in making this 
determination.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: George Skibine, Director, Indian Gaming Management 
Staff, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS 2070 
MIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 219-4066

RIN: 1076-AE24
_______________________________________________________________________




1555. [bull] LEASES AND PERMITS ON INDIAN TRUST AND RESTRICTED LANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 380; 25 USC 403; 25 USC 403c; 25 USC 415 to 
415d; 25 USC 477; 25 USC 635

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 162

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BIA plans to amend its regulations governing leasing of 
Indian trust and restricted lands by revising subpart A and by adding 
subpart C and D covering residential leases and business leases on 
trust and restricted land.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Kayla Danks, Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, MS 4512 - MIB, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-5954
Fax: 202 219-1065

RIN: 1076-AE36
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1556. IRRIGATION PROJECTS AND SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 25 USC 385

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 171

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BIA is revising this rule to incorporate new procedures on 
billing and collection of Government debt. Once these changes are made, 
BIA will publish a new proposed rule for public comment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/05/96                    61 FR 35167
NPRM Comment Period End         09/03/96
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ross Mooney, Civil Engineer, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Room 4559, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-5480

RIN: 1076-AD44

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1557. CERTIFICATES OF DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 13; 25 USC 9

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will codify procedures for processing certificates 
of degree of Indian blood.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/18/00                    65 FR 20775
NPRM Comment Period Extended    06/20/00                    65 FR 38228
NPRM Comment Period End         07/17/00
NPRM Comment Period Extended    08/16/00
NPRM Comment Period Extended    06/25/01                    66 FR 33654
NPRM Comment Period End         12/31/01
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Duane Bird Bear, Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Tribal Government Services, 1951 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 513-7641
Fax: 202 513-0679

RIN: 1076-AD97
_______________________________________________________________________




1558. ALASKA RESUPPLY OPERATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 25 USC 13; 25 USC 9; 38 Stat. 486; 42 Stat. 208; 5 USC 
301; R.S. 463; R.S. 465

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 142

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule makes technical revisions to reflect terms 
now in common usage, e.g., Regional Director and Traffic Manager. A new 
section refers to the application of Indian preference in hiring 
pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (25 USC 479).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/03/00                    65 FR 47704
NPRM Comment Period End         10/02/00
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Duncan Brown, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Room 7229 MIB, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4582
Fax: 202 219-2100
Email: duncan--l--brown@ios.doi.gov

RIN: 1076-AE04
_______________________________________________________________________




1559. PROTECTION OF PRODUCTS OF INDIAN ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 1159; 25 USC 305 et seq

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes regulations to provide guidance to 
persons who produce, market, or purchase products marketed as Indian 
arts and crafts, as defined under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 
1990, PL 101-644. The proposed regulations further clarify the 
definition of ``Indian product'' by including specific examples of 
``Indian product,'' as well as examples of what is not an ``Indian 
product,'' in the regulations implementing the Indian Arts and Crafts 
Enforcement Act of 2000, Public Law 101-497, an amendment to the Indian 
Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, Public Law 101-644.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/21/01                    66 FR 27915
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Duncan Brown, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Room 7229 MIB, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4582
Fax: 202 219-2100
Email: duncan--l--brown@ios.doi.gov

RIN: 1076-AE16
_______________________________________________________________________




1560. INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 25 USC 2; 25 USC 202; 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This establishes policies and procedures governing the Indian 
Reservation Roads (IRR) Program. It expands transportation activities 
available to tribes and tribal organizations and provides guidance to 
tribes and tribal organizations for planning, designing, constructing, 
and maintaining transportation facilities. This rule also includes a 
funding formula for allocating IRR Program funds based upon the 
relative needs of Indian tribes, and reservation or tribal communities, 
for transportation assistance, and the relative administrative 
capacities of various tribes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/07/02                    67 FR 51328
NPRM Comment Period End         10/07/02
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Agency Contact: LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS 4058 MIB, 1849 
C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4359

RIN: 1076-AE17

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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1561. INDIAN COUNTRY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 25 USC 2; 25 USC 2802

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 12

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BIA plans to amend its regulation governing law enforcement 
in Indian country by revising section 12.4 of subpart A and by adding 
new section 12.24 to subpart C to allow tribal law enforcement 
officials to travel outside Indian country to respond to incidents in 
another area and to transport evidence to and from locations in Indian 
country.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Peter Maybee, Division of Law Enforcement, Department 
of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, MS 4550 - 
MIB, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-5787
Fax: 202 208-6170

RIN: 1076-AE35
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)



_______________________________________________________________________




1562. ARRANGEMENT WITH STATES, TERRITORIES, OR OTHER AGENCIES FOR RELIEF 
OF DISTRESS AND SOCIAL WELFARE OF INDIANS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 21

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/19/02                    67 FR 77677

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry R. Blair
Phone: 202 208-2721

RIN: 1076-AD98
_______________________________________________________________________




1563. TRUST MANAGEMENT REFORM: REPEAL OF OUTDATED RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 112; 25 CFR 116; 25 CFR 121; 25 CFR 123; 25 CFR 
125; 25 CFR 154; 25 CFR 156; 25 CFR 178; 25 CFR 243

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    08/26/02                    67 FR 54733

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Duncan Brown
Phone: 202 208-4582
Fax: 202 219-2100
Email: duncan--l--brown@ios.doi.gov

RIN: 1076-AE20
_______________________________________________________________________




1564. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO HOUSING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM REGULATIONS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 256

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    12/20/02                    67 FR 77919

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: June Henkel
Phone: 202 208-3667

RIN: 1076-AE31
_______________________________________________________________________




1565. [bull] INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS -- FY 2003 FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 202; 25 USC 2; 25 USC 9; 25 USC 301

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 170

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BIA issued this rule so that $25 million of FY 2003 Indian 
Reservation Roads funds could be distributed to projects on or near 
Indian reservations using the relative need formula. This partial 
distribution reflects funds that the Federal Highway Administration has 
allocated to the Department of the Interior and is based on funding 
appropriated by a continuing resolution for the Department of the 
Interior that is in effect until September 30, 2003.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/08/03                     68 FR 1003

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: LeRoy Gishi, Chief, Division of Transportation, 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS 4058 MIB, 1849 
C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4359

RIN: 1076-AE34
BILLING CODE 4310-02-S
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


Minerals Management Service (MMS)



_______________________________________________________________________




1566. LATE AND OVERPAYMENT INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 1001 et seq; 25 USC 1301 et seq; 25 USC 1331 et 
seq; 25 USC 1701 et seq; 25 USC 1735; 25 USC 1801 et seq; 25 USC 181 et 
seq; 25 USC 2101 et seq; 25 USC 351 et seq; 25 USC 3716; 25 USC 3720a; 
25 USC 396 et seq; 25 USC 396a et seq; 25 USC 9701; 5 USC 301 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 206; 30 CFR 218; 30 CFR 230

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule allows MMS to pay interest on Federal onshore and 
offshore oil and gas royalty

[[Page 30480]]

overpayments and makes interest charges more equitable between the 
payor and the recipient. Interest will be paid on overpayments related 
to royalty, rent and estimates resulting from sales of Federal onshore 
and offshore oil and gas production.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC27
_______________________________________________________________________




1567. TAKES VS. ENTITLEMENTS REPORTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1735

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 205

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule addresses reporting and payment requirements for 
production removed and sold from a Federal lease, unit participating 
area, or communitization agreement beginning September 1996.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC29
_______________________________________________________________________




1568. ACCOUNTING RELIEF FOR MARGINAL PROPERTIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1735

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 204

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule allows reporters to seek accounting, reporting, and 
auditing relief for their marginal properties in accordance with 
section 117(c) of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 
1982 as amended by the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and 
Fairness Act of 1996.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/21/99                     64 FR 3360
NPRM Comment Period End         03/22/99
Supplementary NPRM              05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC30
_______________________________________________________________________




1569. PREPAYMENT OF ROYALTIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1735

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 204

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule allows payors to prepay royalty in lieu of monthly 
royalty payments for their marginal properties with approval from the 
affected States. It will establish the criteria used by payors, States, 
and MMS to calculate, report, and monitor royalty prepayments.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC31
_______________________________________________________________________




1570. INCIDENT REPORTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: There continues to be rapid growth in offshore exploration 
and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Since safety is our 
top priority, we must upgrade our accident investigation functions. To 
do this we need accurate and timely information. This rule is the only 
way to require operators, lessees, and permit holders in the Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS) to give us a written report about each OCS 
accident. It will also establish clearer guidelines for accident 
reporting thresholds and timing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC57
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1571. ROYALTY RELIEF TERMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 396 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 203

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the circumstances that discontinue the 
existing royalty relief for end-of-life oil

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and gas leases and also introduces a categorical royalty relief program 
for deep gas drilling on existing shallow water tracts.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC58
_______________________________________________________________________




1572. APPEALS OF MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE ORDERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 242; 30 CFR 290; 43 CFR 4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule streamlines the appeals process to facilitate 
processing appeals within the 33-month deadline required by the Federal 
Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act of 1996 (RSFA). It 
also implements the requirements of OMB Circular A-25, which 
establishes guidelines for Federal agencies to assess fees to cover the 
costs of Government-provided services or benefits beyond those accruing 
to the general public.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Platte Clark, Senior Appeals Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, 4230 MIB, 1849 C Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-2394

RIN: 1010-AC80
_______________________________________________________________________




1573. DEFINITION OF CONTROL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1001 et seq; 30 USC 1701 et seq; 30 USC 181 et 
seq; 30 USC 351 et seq; 31 USC 9701; 43 USC 1301 et seq; 43 USC 1331 et 
seq; 43 USC 1801 et seq; 5 USC 2101 et seq; 5 USC 301 et seq; 5 USC 396 
et seq; 5 USC 396a et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 206

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: MMS is amending the definition of ``control'' in 30 CFR part 
206 based upon the relevance to MMS regulations of the decision 
National Mining Association v. Department of the Interior, 177 F.3rd 1 
(DC Cir., May 28, 1999).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         06/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC88
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1574. REPORTING AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 2107; 25 USC 396; 30 USC 1023; 30 USC 1751(a); 
30 USC 189; 30 USC 190; 30 USC 359; 31 USC 3716; 31 USC 9701; 43 USC 
1334; 43 USC 1801; 44 USC 3506(a); 5 USC 301 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 206; 30 CFR 210; 30 CFR 216; 30 CFR 218

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: MMS is amending its regulations to: (1) update reporting 
instructions; (2) eliminate unnecessary report forms; (3) add approved 
information collections previously omitted; (4) remove the extended due 
date for production reports submitted electronically; (5) require 
production reporting on leases and agreements until all production has 
ceased and all inventory has been disposed of; and (6) eliminate 
certain reporting assessments and electronic reporting options.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC90
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1575. RIGHTS-OF-USE AND EASEMENTS AND PIPELINE RIGHTS-OF-WAY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: MMS is proposing to modify requirements governing rights-of-
use and easement and pipeline rights-of-way in the Outer Continental 
Shelf. These changes will increase rental rates for pipeline rights-of-
way and establish rentals for rights-of-use and easements. The proposed 
rule will also allow MMS to charge additional payment when the right-
of-use and easement or the pipeline right-of-way prevents MMS from 
making the area available to other companies for exploration and 
possible development and production. This change is needed because of 
requests by lessees and pipeline right-of-way holders to use large 
areas outside of the area covered by their lease and pipeline right-of-
way for accessory structures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior,

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Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC91
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1576. BLOWOUT PREVENTION FOR PRODUCTION TREE COILED TUBING WORKOVER 
OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule would upgrade blowout prevention requirements for 
well workover operations conducted using coiled tubing while the well-
head production tree is in place.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC96
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1577. DATA RELEASE AND DEFINITIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250 subpart A

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend 30 CFR part 250 by adding a new 
definition revising the existing definition, clarifying or expanding 
certain requirements, and making administrative changes. We are adding 
a new definition for the term ``production in paying quantities'' to 
enable us to determine how much production qualifies as lease holding 
production. We are specifying the submission of progress reports and 
final reports for suspensions of production and suspensions of 
operations to ensure that the lessee/operator is diligent in pursuing 
performance of their lease. We are adding a new section pertaining to 
notifying MMS on production status. We are reorganizing the forms data 
release table and adding entries for three new forms. We are expanding 
the requirements pertaining to submitting digital data.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC99
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1578. RELIEF OR REDUCTION IN ROYALTY RATES -- DEEP GAS PROVISIONS

Priority: Economically Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 203

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Declines in outer continental shelf production from existing 
fields need to be offset by new sources to keep up with growing demand. 
Very little of the deep gas potential in shallow water areas of the 
Gulf of Mexico has yet been explored. Extensive infrastructure already 
exists in shallow water, unlike in deep water, so new production could 
reach market quickly. Because the most prospective tracts in shallow 
water are already under lease, most of the deep gas potential in 
shallow water may already have been acquired. This rule proposes 
temporary incentives in the form of royalty suspension volumes for deep 
wells (at least 15,000 feet below significant energy action level) on 
existing leases that explore for or produce gas.

Statement of Need: Very little of the deep gas potential in shallow 
water areas of the Gulf of Mexico has yet been explored. Extensive 
infrastructure already exists in shallow water, unlike in deep water, 
so new production could reach market quickly. Because the most 
productive tracts in shallow water are already under lease, most of the 
deep gas potential in shallow water may already have been acquired. 
This rule would accelerate exploration and production of deep gas by 
providing temporary incentives in the form of royalty suspension 
volumes for deep wells on existing leases that explore for or produce 
gas.

Summary of Legal Basis: The OCS Lands Act is the basis for our 
regulations on suspending or lowering royalties on ``producing'' OCS 
leases. The Deep Water Royalty Relief Act, which amended the OCS Lands 
Act, is the basis for regulations to reduce or eliminate royalty on 
``non-producing'' leases in the Gulf of Mexico west of 87 degrees, 30 
minutes West longitude. It gives the Secretary of the Interior this 
authority to (1) promote development or increased production on 
producing and non-producing leases, or (2) encourage production of 
marginal resources on producing and non-producing leases.

Alternatives: There are two alternatives -- providing incentives only 
through the lease sale process, or through an application process. 
Reserving the deep gas incentive only for new leases issued in future 
sales will not encourage exploration and production of much of the deep 
gas potential that underlies existing leases. Many of the best blocks 
have not been through a sale in decades. Also, new leases would be less 
able to use the existing infrastructure than existing leases so 
additional gas production would be delayed. Granting royalty relief on 
a case-by-case basis to existing leases would better protect against 
unnecessary royalty relief but is unlikely to encourage much additional 
production. The unavoidable complexity and delays in a system like we 
use in the discretionary deep water royalty relief program would 
discourage many lessees and delay the desired activity by those that 
would apply.

Risks: The risk of not offering royalty relief provided in this 
rulemaking; action is that some deep gas resources in shallow water 
will not be; developed, at least not during a period when growing 
demand and declines in traditional sources for natural gas will lead to 
volatile prices.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/26/03                    68 FR 14867
NPRM Comment Period End         05/27/03
Final Action                    03/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AD01
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1579. REDUCTION TO ROYALTY RELIEF IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 203

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The recently published final rule 1010-AC71 created a process 
for certain leases (those that are inadequately helped by our formal 
relief systems) to seek special royalty relief. However overly 
restrictive eligibility criteria may exclude some leases that fulfill 
statutory purposes while redundant criteria may include other leases 
that do not fit statutory purposes. This rule will refine the 
eligibility criteria to include marginal discoveries in the shallow 
water part of the Gulf of Mexico that may offer meaningful conservation 
or infrastructure preservation benefits. The revision will also 
disallow a royalty relief request by a lease or project that does not 
promote wider program goals or is only temporarily unable to benefit 
from a formal royalty relief program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AD02
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1580. [bull] FEDERAL OIL VALUATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301 et seq; 25 USC 396 et seq; 25 USC 396a et 
seq; 30 USC 181 et seq; 30 USC 1001 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 206; 30 CFR 210

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the existing rule governing valuation 
for royalty purposes of crude oil produced from Federal leases. These 
changes would refine several technical aspects of this rule relating to 
which published market prices are most appropriate to value crude oil 
not sold at arm's length and what transportation deductions should be 
allowed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AD04
_______________________________________________________________________




1581. [bull] FEDERAL GAS VALUATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 396 et seq; 25 USC 396a et seq; 25 USC 2102 et 
seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 206

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would amend the existing rules governing valuation 
for royalty purposes of natural gas produced from Federal leases. In 
evaluating these rules, MMS has identified several issues that warrant 
further public comment. MMS is therefore proposing these amendments in 
an effort to improve the current rule and to correct some technical 
problems.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, 
Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AD05
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


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1582. PLANS AND INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: MMS requires companies to submit for approval their 
exploration and development plans for activities on the Outer 
Continental Shelf. The companies must submit these plans before they 
can begin any activities, except preliminary activities. This rule 
would rewrite the requirements into clearer language and organize them 
into discrete sections by topic, to make them easier to follow.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/17/02                    67 FR 35372
Comment Period Extended         12/13/02                    67 FR 46616
Final Action                    10/00/03
Final Action Effective          11/00/03

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC47
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1583. PROPRIETARY TERMS AND DATA DISCLOSURE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250; 30 CFR 251

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would modify the proprietary terms for geophysical 
data and information and any of their derivatives that MMS acquires 
under 30 CFR part 251. We propose to change the beginning of the 
proprietary terms from the date of submission to MMS to the date MMS 
issues the permit. The rule would also allow selective disclosure of 
geological and geophysical data and information and allow selective 
disclosure of data and information generated on a lease to persons with 
a direct interest in issues concerning field determination and royalty 
relief eligibility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/17/02                    67 FR 46942
NPRM Comment Period End         09/18/02
Final Action                    07/00/03
Final Action Effective          08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC81
_______________________________________________________________________




1584. DEALING WITH SUSTAINED CASING PRESSURE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends subpart E (Oil and Gas Well- Completion 
Operations) of MMS operating regulations. It describes procedures for 
dealing with sustained casing pressure in oil and gas wells on the 
Outer Continental Shelf. Currently lessees must request a departure 
from MMS regulations to operate a well that has sustained casing 
pressure. When granting a departure, MMS requires that lessees perform 
periodic checks and evaluations to ensure that the pressure is not a 
danger to personnel, equipment, or the environment. This rule will 
codify these procedures and ensure uniform regulatory practices among 
MMS regional offices. The changes will also help ensure that lessees 
will continue to conduct operations in a safe manner.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/09/01                    66 FR 56620
Comment Period Extended 3/9/200201/03/02                      67 FR 275
Final Action                    11/00/03
Final Action Effective          01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC83
_______________________________________________________________________




1585. DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE FOR OFFSHORE FLOATING 
PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are proposing to amend our regulations to better address 
floating offshore platforms that, until now, have not been expressly 
covered. This will require a complete rewrite of subpart I to include 
floating production systems. These systems are variously described as 
column-stabilized units; floating production, storage, and offloading 
facilities; tension-leg platforms; spars; etc. We are also 
incorporating into our regulations a body of industry standards 
pertaining to floating productions systems, and this will save the 
public the costs of developing government standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/01                    66 FR 66851
Comment Period Extended to 3/27/
2002                            02/12/02                     67 FR 6453
Comment Period Extended 5/28/
2002                            03/28/02                    67 FR 14902
Final Action                    11/00/03
Final Action Effective          12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC85
_______________________________________________________________________




1586. DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE -- API RP 14F AND API 510

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will update a document incorporated by reference 
and incorporate by reference a new document. Incorporation by reference 
makes a widely available technical document part of our regulations. 
The updated reference, API RP 14F, is the fourth edition of the 
American Petroleum Institute's (API) ``Recommended Practice for Design 
and Installation of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore 
Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class 1, Division 1, and 
Division 2 Locations.'' The new document, API RP 14 FZ, is titled 
``Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Electrical 
Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for 
Unclassified and Unclassified and Class 1, Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2 
Locations.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/14/03                     68 FR 1808
NPRM Comment Period End         03/17/03
Final Action                    03/00/04
Final Action Effective          04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC89
_______________________________________________________________________




1587. DOCUMENT INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE--API 510--PRESSURE VESSEL 
INSPECTION CODE: MAINTENANCE INSPECTION, RATING, REPAIR, AND ALTERATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes adding a document to be incorporated by 
reference into MMS's regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur 
operations in the outer continental shelf (OCS). This revision will 
ensure that lessees use the best available and safest technologies 
while operating in the OCS. The new document, API 510, is titled 
``Pressure Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and 
Alteration.''

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/27/01                    66 FR 66848
NPRM Comment Period End         02/25/02
Final Action                    10/00/03
Final Action Effective          11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC95
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1588. VALUATION OF OIL FROM INDIAN LEASES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 25 USC 2101 et seq; 25 USC 396 et seq; 25 USC 396a et 
seq; 30 USC 1001 et seq; 30 USC 1701 et seq; 30 USC 351 et seq; 30 USC 
181 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 206

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would modify the regulations that establish royalty 
value for oil produced from Indian leases and create a new form for 
collecting value and differential data. These changes would decrease 
reliance on oil posted prices and make Indian oil royalty valuation 
more consistent with the terms of Indian leases.

Statement of Need: Current oil valuation regulations rely on posted 
prices and prices under arm's-length sales to value oil that is not 
sold at arm's-length. Over time, posted prices have become increasingly 
suspect as a fair measure of market value. This rulemaking would modify 
valuation regulations to place substantial reliance on the higher of 
crude oil spot prices, major portion prices, or gross proceeds, and 
eliminate any direct reliance on posted prices. This rulemaking would 
also add more certainty to valuation of oil produced from Indian 
leases.

Summary of Legal Basis: The primary legal basis for this rulemaking is 
the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, as amended, 
which defines the Secretary of the Interior's (1) authority to 
implement and maintain a royalty management system for oil and gas 
leases on Indian lands, and (2) trust responsibility to administer 
Indian oil and gas resources.

Alternatives: We considered a range of valuation alternatives such as 
making minor adjustments to the current gross proceeds valuation 
method, using futures prices, using index-based prices with fixed 
adjustments for production from specific geographic zones, relying on 
some type of field pricing other than posted prices, and taking oil in-
kind. We chose the higher of the average of the high daily applicable 
spot prices for the month, major portion prices in the field or area, 
or gross proceeds received by the lessee or its affiliate. We chose 
spot prices as one of the three value measures because (1) they 
represent actual trading activity in the market, (2) they mirror New 
York Mercantile Exchange futures prices, and (3) they permit use of an 
index price for the market center nearest the lease for oil most 
similar in quality to that of the lease production.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: We estimate compliance with this 
rulemaking would cost the oil industry approximately $5.4 million the 
first year and $4.9 million each year thereafter. These estimates 
include the up-front computer programming and other administrative 
costs associated with processing the new form. The monetary benefits of 
this rulemaking are an estimated $4.7 million increase in annual 
royalties collected on oil produced from Indian leases. Additional 
benefits include simplification and increased certainty of oil pricing, 
reduced audit efforts, and reduced valuation determinations and 
associated litigation.

Risks: The risk of not modifying current oil valuation regulations is 
that Indian recipients may not receive royalties based on the highest 
price paid or offered for the major portion of oil produced--a common 
requirement in most Indian leases. These modifications ensure that the 
Department fulfills its trust responsibilities for administering Indian 
oil and gas leases under governing mineral leasing laws, treaties, and 
lease terms.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/20/95                    60 FR 65610
NPRM                            02/12/98                     63 FR 7089
NPRM Comment Period Extended    04/09/98
NPRM Comment Period End         05/13/98
Supplementary Proposed Rule     01/05/00                    65 FR 10436
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/19/00
NPRM Comment Period Extended    03/20/00
Final Action                    10/00/03
Final Action Effective          01/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Sharron Gebhardt, Regulatory Specialist, Department of 
the Interior, Minerals Management

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Service, MS 320B2, PO Box 25165, Denver, CO 80225-3211
Phone: 303 231-3211
Fax: 303 231-3385
Email: sharron.gebhardt@mms.gov

Related RIN: Previously reported as 1010-AC24
RIN: 1010-AD00
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1589. [bull] FIXED PLATFORMS -- DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1331 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule updates the incorporation by reference of the 21st 
edition of American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 2A (API RP 
2A). The updated document will replace the 19th and 20th editions of 
API RP 2A. This change was published as a proposed rule under RIN 1010-
AC85 on December 27, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Minerals Management Service, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AD03
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


Minerals Management Service (MMS)



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1590. OIL AND GAS DRILLING OPERATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/20/03                     68 FR 8402
Final Action Effective          03/24/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC43
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1591. OIL AND GAS AND SULPHUR OPERATIONS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF 
-- SAFETY MEASURES AND PROCEDURES FOR PIPELINE MODIFICATIONS AND REPAIRS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn To be addressed in 
another action.                 02/21/03                     68 FR 8480

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC75
_______________________________________________________________________




1592. DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE -- API SPECIFICATION 2C

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 250

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/14/03                     68 FR 7421
Final Action Effective          03/14/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC82
_______________________________________________________________________




1593. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF OIL AND GAS LEASING -- CLARIFYING 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 260

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/12/02                    67 FR 57737
Final Action Effective          10/15/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kumkum Ray
Phone: 703 787-1600
Fax: 703 787-1093
Email: kumkum.ray@mms.gov

RIN: 1010-AC94
BILLING CODE 4310-MR-S
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)



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1594. ABANDONED COAL REFUSE SITES--TITLE I

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 785; 30 CFR 829; 30 CFR 830; 30 CFR 845; 30 CFR 
870

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: OSM intends to propose new rules governing permitting and 
performance standards for the recovery of coal from abandoned coal 
refuse piles. The rules are required to implement section 2503(e) of 
the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Art Abbs, Birmingham Field Office Director, Department 
of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
135 Gemini Circle, Suite 215, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205 290-7282

RIN: 1029-AB70
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1595. REVEGETATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 816

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the topsoil replacement and 
revegetation standards. The revisions will encourage species diversity 
on reclaimed lands, remove a possible impediment to the use of woody 
vegetation in revegetating mined land, and provide similar revegetation 
success standards in both areas of more than 26 inches of precipitation 
and in areas of less than 26 inches of precipitation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jim Fulton, Chief, Denver Field Division, Department of 
the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303 844-1400

RIN: 1029-AC02
_______________________________________________________________________




1596. PLACEMENT OF EXCESS SPOIL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 701; 30 CFR 773; 30 CFR 780; 30 CFR 781; 30 CFR 
785; 30 CFR 816; 30 CFR 817

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will establish permit application requirements and 
review procedures for applications that propose to place excess spoil 
from surface coal mining operations into waters of the United States. 
In addition, it will modify the backfilling and grading regulations to 
minimize the creation of excess spoil and it will revise the 
regulations governing surface coal mining operations within 100 feet of 
a perennial or intermittent stream to more closely track the underlying 
statutory provisions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dave Hartos, Physical Scientist, Department of the 
Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Three 
Parkway Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Phone: 412 937-2902

RIN: 1029-AC04
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1597. FINANCIAL ASSURANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 773; 30 CFR 780; 30 CFR 784; 30 CFR 800

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are considering rulemaking to ensure adequate funding for 
the treatment of unanticipated long-term pollutant discharges including 
acid or toxic mine drainage, that develop as a result of surface mining 
operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           05/17/02                    67 FR 35070
ANPRM Comment Period End        10/15/02                    67 FR 46617
NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Ruth Stokes, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, MS 252 
SIB, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-2611

RIN: 1029-AC05
_______________________________________________________________________




1598. [bull] PROCESSING STATE PROGRAM AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 732

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We are proposing revisions to our regulations governing the 
processing of State Program Amendments to provide additional assurances 
that the amendments are processed in a timely manner. An approved State 
Program Amendment allows a State to regulate surface coal mining 
operations within its borders. The existing regulations require us to 
take over an approved State program when the State fails to amend its 
program in a timely manner. This can be disruptive to the mining 
industry, expensive for the Federal Government, and, in many instances, 
unwarranted by the nature of the outstanding amendment. This rule will 
allow OSM to take action that is more appropriate in situations where 
the outstanding amendment does not impair the integrity of the approved 
State Program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andy DeVito, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, MS 10 
SIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-2701

RIN: 1029-AC06
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1599. [bull] OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL SETTLEMENT RULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 701; 30 CFR 773; 30 CFR 774; 30 CFR 778; 30 CFR 
843; 30 CFR 847

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Mining Association (NMA) challenged the final

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ownership and control rule that we published on December 19, 2000. 
Under the Federal District Court's supervision, we are conducting 
settlement discussions with NMA on 23 issues identified for potential 
litigation. OSM has agreed to publish a proposed rule for public 
comment that addresses the issues agreed to as result of the 
negotiations. In addition, the rule will address transfer, assignments, 
or sale of permit rights and procedures for improvidently issued State 
permits.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Earl Bandy, Department of the Interior, Office of 
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 2679 Regency Road, 
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 303 233-2796

RIN: 1029-AC08
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)



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1600. INDIAN LANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 700; 30 CFR 740; 30 CFR 750

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: OSM regulates mining on Indian lands and the State regulates 
mining on non-Indian lands. OSM proposes to amend its regulations to 
clarify that the definition of ``Indian lands'' at 30 CFR 700.5 
includes individual Indian trust allotments located within an approved 
tribal land consolidation area. The proposed clarification was required 
under the terms of a settlement agreement between the Department of the 
Interior and the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe to settle the tribes' 
challenges to a May 1989 Indian lands rulemaking. OSM has developed a 
preliminary draft rule that specifies that allotted lands would qualify 
as Indian lands for purposes of the Surface Mining Control and 
Reclamation Act when OSM determines, on a case-by-case basis, that the 
allotments are supervised by an Indian tribe.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/19/99                     64 FR 8464
NPRM Comment Period End         06/21/99                    64 FR 18585
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Stephen Sheffield, Chief, Division of Technical 
Support, Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining 
Reclamation and Enforcement, MS 10 SIB, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-2883

RIN: 1029-AB83
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1601. [bull] FINANCING ABANDONED MINE LAND RECLAMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 874

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: We published a final rule in February 1999 that would 
conserve abandoned mine land (AML ) funds by allowing incidental coal 
recovered in AML construction projects to be sold to offset the cost of 
reclamation. This reduced the amount of money needed from the AML fund. 
The rule was challenged in court. The court upheld the rule but 
directed us to clarify what types of expenses could be considered in 
determining what qualifies as a Government-financed AML project. This 
rule will clarify the ambiguity created by the discussion in the 
preamble to the 1999 final rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Danny Lytton, Program Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-2788

RIN: 1029-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)



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1602. ABANDONED MINE LAND RECLAMATION NOTICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 875

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/27/03                     68 FR 9500

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Danny Lytton
Phone: 202 208-2788

RIN: 1029-AB99
BILLING CODE 4310-05-S

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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


Bureau of Reclamation (RB)



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1603. PUBLIC CONDUCT ON RECLAMATION LANDS AND PROJECTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 460 1-31; 43 USC 373b; PL 107-69

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 423

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This proposed rule would establish regulations regarding 
public conduct on Reclamation lands and Reclamation projects, waters, 
and real property subject to the administration of Reclamation or in 
its custody. The rule is necessary to ensure the safety of the public, 
Reclamation employees, dams, facilities, and other resources in our 
jurisdiction. This proposed rule would replace an interim rule that we 
issued on April 17, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary L. Anderson, Policy Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, D-5500, Building 67, PO Box 25007, 
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: 303 445-2891
Fax: 720 544-4131
Email: ganderson@do.usbr.gov

RIN: 1006-AA45
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


Bureau of Reclamation (RB)



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1604. [bull] PUBLIC CONDUCT ON BUREAU OF RECLAMATION LANDS AND PROJECTS; 
REMOVAL OF EXPIRATION DATE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-69; 43 USC 373b; 16 USC 4601-31

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 423

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule removes the expiration date of the existing part 
23, which was published on April 17, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary Anderson, Chief, Reclamation Law Administration 
Branch, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Room D-5640, 
P.O. Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007
Phone: 303 236-1061

RIN: 1006-AA46
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Long-Term Actions


Bureau of Reclamation (RB)



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1605. TRESPASS ON RECLAMATION LANDS AND FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 102-575; PL 107-69

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 423

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes the minimum requirements necessary to 
ensure the safety of the public, Reclamation employees, dams 
facilities, and other resources under our jurisdiction. We are 
developing a comprehensive public conduct rule that will replace this 
rule at a later date. We will use comments received on this rule to aid 
us in drafting a proposed public conduct rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/17/02                    67 FR 19092


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry Todd, Enforcement, Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Reclamation, MS 7645 MIB, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 513-0615
Fax: 202 513-0308

RIN: 1006-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________


Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions


Bureau of Reclamation (RB)



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1606. AUTHORIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AT RECLAMATION 
FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 422

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/04/02                    67 FR 38418

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Larry Todd
Phone: 202 513-0615
Fax: 202 513-0308

RIN: 1006-AA42
_______________________________________________________________________




1607. ACREAGE LIMITATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 426.24

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    03/25/02                    67 FR 13722

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

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Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Richard Rizzi
Phone: 303 445-2400

RIN: 1006-AA43
BILLING CODE 4310-09-S
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage


Bureau of Land Management (BLM)



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1608. SALES--FEDERAL LAND POLICY AND MANAGEMENT ACT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1701; 43 USC 1713

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2710

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend 43 CFR part 2710 to provide for improved 
administration of sales of public land under the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act. It will add a provision to allow the sale of public 
land to State or local government entities for affordable housing. Such 
sales may be for less than fair market value.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ted Hudson, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Room 420, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5042
Fax: 202 653-5287
Email: ted--hudson@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AB77
_______________________________________________________________________




1609. DESERT LAND ENTRIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2520

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will transfer much of the regulation on entries of 
desert land to the BLM Manual if the underlying statute is not repealed 
as no longer practical.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Jeff O. Holdren, Deputy Group Manager, Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C. Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-7779
Fax: 202 452-7708
Email: jeff--holdren@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC56
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1610. MINERAL PATENT APPLICATIONS; ADVERSE CLAIMS, PROTESTS, AND 
CONFLICTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 22 to 54; 43 USC 1201; 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3730; 43 CFR 3740; 43 CFR 3820; 43 CFR 3860; 43 
CFR 3870

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise the filing and administrative 
procedures for mineral patent applications. It will also revise the 
procedures for filing adverse claims or protests against mineral patent 
applications and for mineral-in-character challenges to non-mineral 
land entries.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Roger Haskins, Mining Law Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202 452-0355
Email: roger--haskins@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD32
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1611. CONSERVATION; HELIUM LEASING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1701 et seq; 50 USC 167

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 16; 43 CFR 3196

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will redesignate, amend, and extend the regulations 
on conservation of helium to facilitate administration and 
implementation of provisions in the Helium Privatization Act. The rule 
will move these regulations to 43 CFR subpart 3196 to consolidate 
helium-related regulations in one area for ease in finding and 
complying with them.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/19/00                    65 FR 79325
ANPRM Comment Period End        03/26/01
NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Joseph B. Peterson, Chief, Division of Helium 
Resources, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 
Amarillo Field Office, 801 S. Fillmore, Suite 500, Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: 806 324-2614

RIN: 1004-AD35
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1612. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COMPLIANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1701 et seq

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 1890

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will clarify the respective responsibilities of BLM 
and the holders of various BLM authorizations with regard to releases 
of hazardous materials and other violations of environmental law caused 
by the holder or the holder's operator on public lands.

[[Page 30491]]

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Cynthia Ellis, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 452-5030
Fax: 202 653-5287
Email: cynthia--ellis@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD38
_______________________________________________________________________




1613. GRAZING ADMINISTRATION--EXCLUSIVE OF ALASKA

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 118(d); 43 USC 1701 et seq; 43 USC 1901 et seq; 
43 USC 315 et seq; 7 USC 1012

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 4100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will remove provisions for conservation use of 
grazing privileges. These provisions were determined by the Federal 
Circuit Court to be not consistent with the statutory authority of the 
Secretary of the Interior. The rule will also: (1) provide a full force 
and effect provision for grazing decisions; (2) include standards for 
determining socioeconomic impacts of grazing decisions; (3) include a 
provision allowing permittees to claim ownership of range improvements 
under certain circumstances; (4) address circumstances under which a 
grazing permittee may lose his grazing privileges upon conviction of a 
crime; and (5) extend the permit term from 3 to 5 years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/03/03                     68 FR 9964
NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth M. Visser, Rangeland Management Specialist, 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 314 L Street, 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-7743
Fax: 202 452-7709
Email: kenneth--visser@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD42
_______________________________________________________________________




1614. WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1133; 43 USC 1733; 43 USC 1740; 43 USC 1782

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 6300

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will add provisions on use of timber on mining 
claims and clarify procedures on issuing patents for mining claims.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff Jarvis, Wilderness Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 452-5189
Email: jeff--jarvis@blm.gov

Related RIN: Related To 1004-AB69
RIN: 1004-AD54
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                       Final Rule Stage


Bureau of Land Management (BLM)



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1615. RIGHTS-OF-WAY, PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES; RIGHTS-OF-WAY UNDER THE 
MINERAL LEASING ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2800; 43 CFR 2880

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The rule will amend the regulations governing rights-of-way 
issued under both the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the 
Mineral Leasing Act by revising cost recovery policies and procedures 
and adjusting cost recovery fees to reflect cost increases since the 
current regulations became effective in 1987. The rule will also 
eliminate the automatic exemptions from cost recovery for Federal 
agencies except when they are exempted by law. It will also establish 
policies on paying rent in advance and a financial penalty for paying 
rent late.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/15/99                    64 FR 32106
NPRM Comment Period End         10/13/99
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ron Montagna, Realty Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 260, 1849 C Street N.W., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-7782
Email: ron--montagna@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC74
_______________________________________________________________________




1616. INDIAN ALLOTMENTS

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 25 USC 334; 25 USC 336; 43 USC 1201

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2530

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will convert existing regulations to plain English 
and remove those portions that relate to procedural matters.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/16/96                    61 FR 53887
NPRM Comment Period End         09/13/99                    64 FR 38172
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff O. Holdren, Deputy Group Manager, Department of

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the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C. Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-7779
Fax: 202 452-7708
Email: jeff--holdren@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC77
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1617. LOCATION RECORDING AND MAINTENANCE OF MINING CLAIMS AND SITES

Priority: Other Significant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 30 USC 22 to 54; 43 USC 1201; 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3710; 43 CFR 3730; 43 CFR 3810; 43 CFR 3820; 43 
CFR 3830; 43 CFR 3840; 43 CFR 3850

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the mining claim recordation and annual 
fee collection procedures to conform to the fiscal year 1999 Interior 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. It will also consolidate 
duplicative portions of 43 CFR part 3700 et seq. into 43 CFR part 3800 
et seq., and remove the duplicative portions of these regulations from 
title 43. The interim final rule only implemented the statutory changes 
in the FY 99 Appropriations Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/27/99                    64 FR 47023
Interim Final Rule              08/27/99                    64 FR 47018
NPRM Comment Period End         10/26/99
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roger Haskins, Mining Law Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202 452-0355
Email: roger--haskins@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD31
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1618. PERMITS FOR RECREATION ON PUBLIC LANDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2930

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would add a section on prohibited acts to the 
regulations on campgrounds and other fee areas to facilitate law 
enforcement at these sites. The rule would also change the maximum term 
for a special recreation permit from 5 years to 10 years.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/01/02                    67 FR 61746
Final Action                    07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lee Larson, Recreation Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 452-5168
Email: lee--larson@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD45
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1619. WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 6300

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would add provisions on use of fixed anchors for 
rock climbing in wilderness areas.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Jeff Jarvis, Wilderness Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 452-5189
Email: jeff--jarvis@blm.gov

Related RIN: Related To 1004-AB69, Split From 1004-AD54
RIN: 1004-AD46
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1620. OIL AND GAS LEASING OPERATIONS; BONDING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 189; 30 USC 359; 43 USC 1732; 43 USC 1733; 43 
USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3100; 43 CFR 3104; 43 CFR 3154

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule increases minimum bond amounts for individual lease 
bonds and Statewide bonds. It changes BLM's current policy of 
terminating only the period of liability of bonds. Under the new rule, 
we will cancel bonds after determining that all lease obligations are 
met. Finally, the rule clarifies the responsibilities of record title 
holders and operating rights owners. The final rule is based upon a 
portion of a proposed rule published with the RIN 1004-AC94.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/03/98                    63 FR 66840
NPRM Comment Period End         07/19/99
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ian Senio, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, MS 401, Regulatory Management 
Group (WO-630), MS 401, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5049
Email: ian--senio@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD56

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1621. LEASES, PERMITS, AND EASEMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1732; 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2920

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend the existing regulations to provide for 
improved administration of leases, permits and easements under the 
Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/21/90                    55 FR 48810
NPRM Comment Period End         01/22/91
Second NPRM                     02/09/95                     60 FR 7878
Second NPRM Comment Period End  04/10/95
Final Rule for Minimum Impact 
Land Use Permits Only           06/24/96                    61 FR 32351
Final Rule Effective for Minimum 
Impact Land Use Permits Only    07/24/96
Third NPRM                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff O. Holdren, Deputy Group Manager, Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C. Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-7779
Fax: 202 452-7708
Email: jeff--holdren@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AB51
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1622. COALBED METHANE DEVELOPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13368

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3170

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 24, 1995.

Abstract: The rule will implement section 1339 of the Energy Policy Act 
of 1992. It will prevent conflicts in ownership of coalbed methane from 
impeding development of that resource by requiring pooling of 
development and payment of the proceeds into an escrow account until 
the ownership issue is resolved by a State entity of competent 
jurisdiction. The rule will also allow States to avoid the Federal 
regulations by promulgating their own regulations that substantially 
comply with Federal requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/15/95                    60 FR 47920
NPRM Comment Period End         11/14/95
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: David R. Stewart, Mineral Resources, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 703 440-1728
Email: dave--stewart@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC27
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1623. DISPOSAL OF RESERVED MINERALS UNDER THE STOCK RAISING HOMESTEAD 
ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 299

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3814

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, October 13, 1993.

Abstract: This rule will establish new procedures for mineral 
exploration and development under the General Mining Law of 1872 on 
lands where the surface was patented under the Stock Raising Homestead 
Act of 1916 and the mineral estate remains reserved to the Federal 
Government.

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Roger Haskins, Mining Law Specialist, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Phone: 202 452-0355
Email: roger--haskins@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC59
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1624. COST RECOVERY; MINERAL FILINGS AND OPERATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 1001 et seq; 30 USC 181 et seq; 30 USC 22; 30 
USC 351 to 360; 31 USC 9701; 43 USC 1734; 50 USC app 565

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3100; 43 CFR 3200; 43 CFR 3400; 43 CFR 3500; 43 
CFR 3600; 43 CFR 3700; 43 CFR 3800

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend regulations for user fees for locatable 
minerals, mineral materials, and leasable minerals (solids and fluids) 
to adjust current fees or establish new fees in accordance with title V 
of the Independent Offices Appropriations Act of 1952 (user charges), 
OMB Circular A-25 User Charges and section 304 of the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/15/00                    65 FR 78440
NPRM Comment Period End         02/13/01
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Durga N. Rimal, Geologist, Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-0350
Email: durga--rimal@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC64
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1625. CAREY ACT GRANTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 USC 641 et seq

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2610

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will update these regulations as they are 
inconsistent with present-day management policies. Application of these 
provisions of the Carey Act is rarely feasible due to limited water and 
suitable lands.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/10/96                    61 FR 47725
NPRM Comment Period End         10/10/96
Supplementary NPRM               To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jeff O. Holdren, Deputy Group Manager, Department of

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the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C. Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-7779
Fax: 202 452-7708
Email: jeff--holdren@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC80
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1626. OIL AND GAS LEASING AND OPERATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 181 et seq

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will revise BLM's current Federal oil and gas 
leasing and operations regulations, except those concerning drainage 
(section 3100.2-2), combined hydrocarbon leasing (part 3140) and oil 
and gas leasing in the National Petroleum Reserve--Alaska (part 3130). 
The rule will: (1) Cite industry standards and incorporate them by 
reference rather than repeat those standards in the rule; (2) 
incorporate the requirements of the Onshore Oil and Gas Orders and 
national notices to lessees into the regulations to eliminate overlap 
with current regulations; (3) use performance standards in certain 
places instead of prescriptive requirements to allow more flexibility 
for operators and to protect the environment and Federal royalty 
interests; and (4) eliminate redundancies, clarify procedures and 
regulatory requirements and streamline procedures.

Statement of Need: This rulemaking complies with the requirements of 
the Government Performance and Results Act, the recommendations of the 
National Performance Review, and other initiatives. It will be 
presented in a user-friendly format, presented by process rather than 
by subject matter.

Summary of Legal Basis: The Mineral Leasing Act gives BLM the authority 
to issue and administer the terms of oil and gas leases on Federal 
lands, to conduct inspections of drilling operations and to promulgate 
and enforce regulations pertaining to oil and gas leasing and 
operations. BLM is the only Federal agency with authority to issue 
leases for publicly owned oil and gas resources.

Alternatives: The only alternative to the proposed regulations would be 
to continue to operate under the existing regulations. These 
regulations are not performance-based and are at times ambiguous and 
hard to understand. Further, the important information found in Onshore 
Operating Orders is published separately from the regulations and at 
irregular intervals.

Anticipated Cost and Benefits: BLM anticipates the following benefits: 
(1) More clearly written rules will be better understood by both oil 
and gas lessees and operators and members of the general public; (2) 
performance standards, rather than prescriptive requirements will allow 
lessees and operators and BLM greater flexibility to deal with unique 
geological or engineering circumstances within the standards set by the 
rule; and (3) streamlining and clarifying procedures will result in 
better customer service and decreased time and money for both BLM and 
the user public.

Risks: The public may misunderstand one or more performance standards. 
BLM will publish user guides that explain in detail the standards and 
will provide examples of how operators might meet specific standards.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/03/98                    63 FR 66840
NPRM Comment Period End         07/19/99                    64 FR 29256
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local

Agency Contact: Ian Senio, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, MS 401, Regulatory Management 
Group (WO-630), MS 401, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5049
Email: ian--senio@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC94
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1627. APPEALS PROCEDURES; HEARINGS PROCEDURES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 43 USC 1701; 43 USC 1740

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 1840; 43 CFR 1850

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: BLM proposes to amend its regulations that govern 
administrative review procedures for protests of proposed decisions 
contested appeals of BLM decisions, and hearings on the record. The 
proposed regulations would provide more consistent procedures for 
administrative review of BLM decisions, and would clarify when and how 
BLM decisions go into effect and whether an appeal will stay the 
effectiveness of a BLM decision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/17/96                    61 FR 54120
NPRM Comment Period End         01/17/97                    61 FR 58160
Second NPRM                      To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cynthia Ellis, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street N.W., Washington, DC 
20240
Phone: 202 452-5030
Fax: 202 653-5287
Email: cynthia--ellis@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AC99
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1628. SUPPLEMENTARY RULES FOR PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS AT GRAND STAIRCASE-
ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 43 CFR 8365.1-6

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 8365

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This interim final rule would require a permit for public 
demonstrations at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and 
associated facilities, and establish procedures for obtaining such a 
permit. It would also provide for some locations to be designated as 
open for demonstrations, and others to be closed to protect sensitive 
resources and public health and safety.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/01/00                    65 FR 53516
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/02/00
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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Agency Contact: Ted Hudson, Regulatory Analyst, Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Room 420, 1849 C Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5042
Fax: 202 653-5287
Email: ted--hudson@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD40
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1629. SURFACE MANAGEMENT; SEGREGATED OR WITHDRAWN LANDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1280; 30 USC 22; 30 USC 612; 43 USC 1201; 43 
USC 1732; 43 USC 1733; 43 USC 1740; 43 USC 1781; 43 USC 1782

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3809

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will provide that a mineral examination is not 
required for claims on specific categories of withdrawn lands in Alaska 
before approving plans of operations or allowing notice-level mining to 
begin, but will be discretionary with BLM on those lands. For mining 
claims on lands withdrawn for inclusion in land conservation systems 
like wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, etc., mineral examinations 
will remain mandatory.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael H. Schwartz, Group Manager, Regulatory Affairs, 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street 
N.W., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5198
Email: michael--schwartz@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD51
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1630. MINING CLAIMS UNDER THE GENERAL MINING LAWS; SURFACE MANAGEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1280; 30 USC 22; 30 USC 612; 43 USC 1201; 43 
USC 1732; 43 USC 1733; 43 USC 1740; 43 USC 1781; 43 USC 1782

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3809

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will amend existing regulations by removing certain 
provisions of the regulations and restoring others to those in effect 
on January 19, 2001, intending to prevent unnecessary or undue 
degradation of BLM-administered lands by mining operations authorized 
under the mining laws. The approach BLM will take will balance the 
Nation's need to maintain reliable sources of strategic and industrial 
minerals, while ensuring protection of the environment and natural 
resources on public lands. The rule will make the hardrock mining 
regulations consistent with the recommendations of the National 
Research Council and protect the Federal Government from financial risk 
if operators are unable to perform reclamation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/30/01                    66 FR 54863
NPRM Comment Period End         02/15/02
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    04/12/02                    67 FR 17962
NPRM Comment Period End         05/13/02
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael H. Schwartz, Group Manager, Regulatory Affairs, 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street 
N.W., Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 452-5198
Email: michael--schwartz@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD53
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1631. USE AUTHORIZATIONS (RECREATION)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 8370

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/01/02                    67 FR 61372

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lee Larson
Phone: 202 452-5168
Email: lee--larson@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD25
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1632. COAL MANAGEMENT: NONCOMPETITIVE LEASES; MANAGEMENT PROVISIONS AND 
LIMITATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 3430; 43 CFR 3470

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    10/15/02                    67 FR 63535

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ted Hudson
Phone: 202 452-5042
Fax: 202 653-5287
Email: ted--hudson@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD43
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1633. DISCLAIMERS OF INTEREST

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 1864

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    01/06/03                      68 FR 494

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Jeff O. Holdren
Phone: 202 452-7779
Fax: 202 452-7708

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Email: jeff--holdren@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD50
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1634. RIGHTS-OF-WAY UNDER THE MINERAL LEASING ACT; TIMING OF APPROVALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2882

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/30/02                    67 FR 61274

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Ian Senio
Phone: 202 452-5049
Email: ian--senio@blm.gov

RIN: 1004-AD55
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1635. WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1278

CFR Citation: 43 CFR 39

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would establish uniform standards and procedures by 
which the Department of the Interior, through its agencies that 
administer rivers in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (Bureau 
of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park 
Service), will consider Federal licensing of, or assistance to, water 
resources projects affecting designated Wild and Scenic Rivers or 
congressionally authorized Study Rivers.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/09/98                    63 FR 67834
NPRM Comment Period End         02/08/99
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: John Haubert, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Department of 
the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Room 3230, 1849 C Street N.W., 
Room 3230, Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202 208-4290
Email: john--haubert@nps.gov

RIN: 1093-AA08
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