[The Regulatory Plan and 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 fall 2010 and spring 2011. The 
Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 require 
publication of the agenda.

ADDRESS:  Unless otherwise indicated, all Agency Contacts are located 
at the Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You should direct all comments and 
inquiries about these rules to the appropriate Agency Contact. You 
should direct general comments relating to the agenda to the Office of 
Executive Secretariat, Department of the Interior, at the address above 
or at 202-208-3181.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With this publication, the Department 
satisfies the requirement of Executive Order 12866 that the Department 
publish an agenda of rules that we have issued or expect to issue and 
of currently effective rules that we have scheduled for review.

    Simultaneously, the Department meets the requirement of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) to publish an 
agenda in April and October of each year identifying rules that 
will have significant economic effects on a substantial number of 
small entities. We have specifically identified in the agenda rules 
that will have such effects.

    This edition of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions includes The Regulatory Plan, which appears in 
both the online Unified Agenda and in part II of today's Federal 
Register. The Department's Statement of Regulatory Priorities is 
included in the plan.

 John A. Strylowski,

Federal Register Liaison Officer.

                          United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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390         National Wildlife Refuge System; Oil and Gas Regulations..............................    1018-AX36
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                           United States Fish and Wildlife Service--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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391         Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision of Regulations That Establish     1018-AX19
            Exemptions for Certain Antelope Species...............................................
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               Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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392         Revised Requirements for Well Plugging and Platform Decommissioning...................    1010-AD61
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
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390.  NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM; OIL AND GAS 
REGULATIONS

Legal Authority: 16 USC 668dd-ee; 42 USC 7401 et seq; 16 USC 1131 to 
1136; 40 CFR 51.300 to 51.309

Abstract: We propose regulations that ensure that all operators 
conducting oil or gas operations within a National Wildlife Refuge 
System unit do so in a manner as to prevent or minimize damage to 
National Wildlife Refuge System resources, visitor values, and 
management objectives. FWS does not intend these regulations to result 
in a taking of a property Interest, but rather to impose reasonable 
controls on operations that affect federally owned or controlled lands 
and/or waters.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Deb Rocque, Chief, Branch of Natural Resources and 
Conservation Planning, Department of the Interior, United States Fish 
and

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Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703 358-2106
Email: deb--rocque@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AX36
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                      Completed Actions
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
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391. ENDANGERED AND THREATENED WILDLIFE AND PLANTS; REVISION OF 
REGULATIONS THAT ESTABLISH EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN ANTELOPE SPECIES

Legal Authority: 16 USC 1531 et seq

Abstract: We are publishing a final rule to repeal section (h) from 50 
CFR 17.21. This final rule is in response to a judicial decision that 
50 CFR 17.21(h) was promulgated in contradiction to the Endangered 
Species Act.

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Withdrawn                       08/12/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Timothy Jon Van Norman
Phone: 703 358-2350
Fax: 703 358-2281
Email: tim--vannorman@fws.gov

RIN: 1018-AX19
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Department of the Interior (DOI)                    Proposed Rule Stage
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEM)
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392. REVISED REQUIREMENTS FOR WELL PLUGGING AND PLATFORM DECOMMISSIONING

Legal Authority: 31 USC 9701; 43 USC 1334

Abstract: This rule would establish timely submission requirements for 
decommissioning and abandonment plans, and establish deadlines for 
decommissioning permits. The rule would also implement timeframes and 
clarify requirements for plugging and abandonment of idle wells and 
decommissioning idle facilities.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            02/00/11
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: William Hauser, Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, 381 Elden Street, 
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 703 787-1613
Fax: 703 787-1546
Email: william.hauser@boemre.gov

RIN: 1010-AD61
[FR Doc. 2010-30449 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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