[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 113 (Wednesday, June 12, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35149-35153]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13902]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Parts 2, 10, 13, 15, 21, 29, 80, 84, 85, and 100

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-BPHR-2012-0089; FXGO16600954000-134-FF09B30000]
RIN 1018-AY13


Addresses of Regional Offices

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are updating 
the names and addresses of our regional offices in our regulations at 
title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. We are also making other 
revisions to our regulations, such as updating the names and phone 
numbers of certain other Service offices. We are taking these actions 
to ensure regulated entities and the general public have accurate 
contact information for the Service's offices.

DATES: This rule is effective June 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: This final rule is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-HQ-BPHR-2012-0089.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Brown, 703-358-2179.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2.2 of the regulations in title 50 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provides the names, geographic 
jurisdictions, and addresses of the Service's regional offices. Before 
publication of this rule, the names, geographic jurisdictions, and 
addresses of our regional offices had not been updated since 1998. This 
final rule updates the names and addresses of the regional offices for 
our Regions 1 through 7; removes California and Nevada from the 
geographic jurisdiction of our Region 1; and provides the name, 
geographic jurisdiction (California and Nevada), and address for our 
Region 8.
    This final rule also revises regulations at 50 CFR parts 10, 13, 
21, 29, 84, 85, and 100 that duplicate regional office addresses. To 
increase efficiency, reduce redundancy, and ensure that all information 
is accurate and up-to-date, we are removing duplicate addresses for our 
regional offices throughout our regulations. Instead, we refer the 
reader to 50 CFR 2.2 for the addresses of our regional offices. These 
revisions also include, where applicable, adding updated contact 
information, such as telephone and fax numbers, for Service offices. 
See the Regulation Promulgation section of this rule for the specific 
revisions we are making to these regulations.
    Additionally, this final rule revises regulations at 50 CFR parts 
84 and 85 that included an outdated name of a Service division. To 
provide accurate contact information, we are removing references to the 
``Division of Federal Aid,'' and replacing them with the current name 
of the program: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration. As well, this 
final rule revises regulations at 50 CFR parts 80, 84, and 85 that 
include an outdated name for the Service's Arlington office. We are 
removing references to the ``Washington Office,'' and replacing them 
with the up-to-date name of the office: Headquarters. See the 
Regulation Promulgation section of this rule for the specific revisions 
we are making to these regulations.
    Finally, we are correcting the authority citation for 50 CFR part 
15 and revising, to reduce redundancy and correct sequence, the 
authority citations for 50 CFR parts 10, 21, and 29.
    These actions are administrative in nature. We are providing 
regulated entities and the general public with accurate contact 
information for the Service's offices. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b), rules of 
agency organization, procedure, or practice may be made final without 
previous notice to the public. This is a final rule. In addition, under 
5 U.S.C. 553(d), we may make this rule effective in less than 30 days 
if we have ``good cause'' to do so. The rule provides accurate contact 
information for our offices, and this action will benefit regulated 
entities and the general public. Therefore, we find that we have ``good 
cause'' to make this rule effective immediately.

Required Determinations

Regulatory Planning and Review--Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. The OIRA 
has determined that this rule is not significant.
    Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while 
calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote 
predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most 
innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. 
The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches 
that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for 
the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and 
consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further 
that regulations must be based on the best available science and that 
the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open 
exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent 
with these requirements.

Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.)

    Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., as 
amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act 
(SBREFA) of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121)), whenever an agency is required to 
publish a notice of rulemaking for any proposed or final rule, it must 
prepare and make available for public comment a regulatory flexibility 
analysis that describes the effect of the rule on small entities (that 
is, small businesses, small organizations, and small government 
jurisdictions). However, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required 
if the head of an agency certifies the rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
    SBREFA amended the Regulatory Flexibility Act to require Federal 
agencies to provide the statement of the factual basis for certifying 
that a rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.
    We have examined this rule's potential effects on small entities as 
required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and have determined that 
this action will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. This rule updates the contact 
information for our offices in our regulations in Title 50 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations. We are taking this action to ensure that 
regulated entities and the general public have accurate contact 
information for the Service's offices. This rule will not result in any 
costs or benefits to any entities, large or small.
    Therefore, we certify that, because this rule will not have a 
significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities, 
a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
    This rule is not a major rule under the SBREFA (5 U.S.C. 804(2)). 
It will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities.
    a. This rule does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more. There are no costs to any entities resulting from 
these revisions to the regulations.
    b. This rule will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for 
consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
agencies, or geographic regions. The updating of the Service's contact 
information does not affect costs or prices in any sector of the 
economy.
    c. This rule will not have significant adverse effects on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the 
ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based 
enterprises.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    In accordance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1501 
et seq.), we have determined the following:
    a. This rule will not ``significantly or uniquely'' affect small 
governments in a negative way. A small government agency plan is not 
required.
    b. This rule will not produce a Federal mandate of $100 million or 
greater in any year. It is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

Takings

    Under the criteria outlined in E.O. 12630, this final rule does not 
have significant takings implications. This rule does not contain a 
provision for taking of private property. A takings implication 
assessment is not required.

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Federalism

    This rule does not have sufficient Federalism effects to warrant 
preparation of a federalism summary impact statement under E.O. 13132.

Civil Justice Reform

    In accordance with E.O. 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has 
determined that the rule does not unduly burden the judicial system and 
meets the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not contain any information collection that would 
require approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.). A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 
person is not required to respond to, a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

National Environmental Policy Act

    We evaluated the environmental impacts of the changes to the 
regulations, and determined that this rule does not have any 
environmental impacts.

Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes

    In accordance with the President's memorandum of April 29, 1994, 
``Government-to-Government Relations With Native American Tribal 
Governments'' (59 FR 22951), Executive Order 13175, and 512 DM 2, we 
have evaluated potential effects on Federally recognized Indian Tribes 
and have determined that this rule will not interfere with Tribes' 
ability to manage themselves or their funds. This rule offers Tribes 
and the general public accurate contact information for our offices.

Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

    E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy 
Effects when undertaking certain actions. Because this rule is 
administrative, it is not a significant regulatory action under E.O. 
12866, and it will not significantly affect energy supplies, 
distribution, or use. Therefore, this action is not a significant 
energy action and no Statement of Energy Effects is required.

List of Subjects

50 CFR Part 2

    Organization and functions (Government agencies).

50 CFR Part 10

    Exports, Fish, Imports, Law enforcement, Plants, Transportation, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 13

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Fish, Imports, 
Plants, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation, 
Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 15

    Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 21

    Exports, Hunting, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Transportation, Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 29

    Public lands--mineral resources, Public lands--rights-of-way, 
Wildlife refuges.

50 CFR Part 80

    Fish, Grant programs--natural resources, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Signs and symbols, Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 84

    Coastal zone, Environmental protection, Grant programs--natural 
resources, Intergovernmental relations, Marine resources, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Wildlife.

50 CFR Part 85

    Coastal zone, Grant programs--natural resources, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Sewage disposal, Vessels.

50 CFR Part 100

    Administrative practice and procedure, Alaska, Fish, National 
forests, Public lands, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Wildlife.

Regulation Promulgation

    Accordingly, we amend parts 2, 10, 13, 15, 21, 29, 80, 84, 85, and 
100 of chapter I, title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as set 
forth below:

PART 2--FIELD ORGANIZATION

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1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301.


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2. Revise Sec.  2.2 to read as follows:


Sec.  2.2  Locations of regional offices.

    The geographic jurisdictions and addresses of the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife regional offices are as follows:
    (a) Pacific Regional Office (Region 1--comprising the States of 
Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands; and American Samoa, Guam, and other Pacific 
possessions), Eastside Federal Complex, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, 
Oregon 97232.
    (b) Southwest Regional Office (Region 2--comprising the States of 
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas), 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 
9018 (P.O. Box 1306), Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.
    (c) Midwest Regional Office (Region 3--comprising the States of 
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and 
Wisconsin), 5600 American Boulevard West, Suite 990, Bloomington, 
Minnesota 55437.
    (d) Southeast Regional Office (Region 4--comprising the States of 
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, 
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico; and the Virgin Islands and Caribbean possessions), 1875 
Century Boulevard, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30345.
    (e) Northeast Regional Office (Region 5--comprising the States of 
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, 
and West Virginia; and the District of Columbia), 300 Westgate Center 
Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts 01035.
    (f) Mountain-Prairie Regional Office (Region 6--comprising the 
States of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South 
Dakota, Utah and Wyoming), 134 Union Boulevard (P.O. Box 25486), 
Lakewood, Colorado 80228.
    (g) Alaska Regional Office (Region 7--comprising the State of 
Alaska), 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503.
    (h) Pacific Southwest Regional Office (Region 8--comprising the 
States of California and Nevada), 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2606, 
Sacramento, California 95825.

PART 10--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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3. Revise the authority citation for part 10 to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668a-d, 703-712, 742a-j-l, 1361-1384, 1401-
1407, 1531-1543, 3371-3378; 18 U.S.C. 42; 19 U.S.C. 1202.


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4. Revise Sec.  10.22 to read as follows:


Sec.  10.22  Law enforcement offices.

    (a) Service law enforcement offices are located in Service regional 
offices. Regional office addresses are provided at 50 CFR 2.2. Mail 
should be addressed to ``Special Agent in Charge, Office of Law 
Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service'' at the appropriate

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regional office address. Telephone numbers for Service law enforcement 
offices follow:

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                                                        Law enforcement
                       Region                          office telephone
                                                            number
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1...................................................        503-231-6125
2...................................................        505-248-7889
3...................................................        612-713-5320
4...................................................        404-679-7057
5...................................................        413-253-8274
6...................................................        303-236-7540
7...................................................        907-786-3311
8...................................................        916-414-6660
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    (b) Any foreign country should contact the Service's Headquarters 
Law Enforcement Office at: Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS: LE-3000, Arlington, VA 
22203-3247; Telephone: 703-358-1949.

PART 13--GENERAL PERMIT PROCEDURES

0
5. The authority citation for part 13 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668a, 704, 712, 742j-l, 1374(g), 1382, 
1538(d), 1539, 1540(f), 3374, 4901-4916; 18 U.S.C. 42; 19 U.S.C. 
1202; 31 U.S.C. 9701.


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6. Amend Sec.  13.11 by revising paragraph (b)(5) to read as follows:


Sec.  13.11  Application procedures.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (5) You may obtain applications for bald and golden eagle permits 
(50 CFR part 22) and migratory bird permits (50 CFR part 21), except 
for banding and marking permits, from, and you may submit completed 
applications to, the ``Migratory Bird Permit Program Office'' in the 
Region in which you reside. For addresses of the regional offices, see 
50 CFR 2.2, or go to: http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/mbpermits/Addresses.html.
* * * * *

PART 15--WILD BIRD CONSERVATION ACT

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7. Revise the authority citation for part 15 to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 4901-4916.

PART 21--MIGRATORY BIRD PERMITS

0
8. Revise the authority citation for part 21 to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703-712.


0
9. Amend Sec.  21.29 by revising paragraph (e)(3)(ii)(E) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  21.29  Falconry standards and falconry permitting.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (E) Before you begin any trapping activities, you must inform our 
regional Law Enforcement office of your capture plans. You must notify 
the office in person, in writing, or via facsimile or email at least 3 
business days before you start trapping. You may send an email with 
your trapping plans to lawenforcement@fws.gov, or you may deliver your 
trapping plans in person or by mail to the Law Enforcement office in 
your region at the applicable street address provided at 50 CFR 2.2. 
Telephone and fax numbers are as follows:

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                                                Law
                                            enforcement         Law
                 Region                       office        enforcement
                                             telephone      office fax
                                              number          number
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1.......................................    503-231-6125    503-231-2193
2.......................................    505-248-7889    505-248-7899
3.......................................    612-713-5320    612-713-5283
4.......................................    404-679-7057    404-679-7065
5.......................................    413-253-8274    413-253-8459
6.......................................    303-236-7540    303-236-7901
7.......................................    907-786-3311    907-786-3313
8.......................................    916-414-6660    916-414-6715
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PART 29--LAND USE MANAGEMENT

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10. Revise the authority citation for part 29 to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 2, 33 Stat. 614, as amended, sec. 5, 43 Stat. 
651, secs. 5, 10, 45 Stat. 449, 1224, secs. 4, 2, 48 Stat. 402, as 
amended, 1270, sec. 4, 76 Stat. 645, 80 Stat. 926; 5 U.S.C. 301; 16 
U.S.C. 460k, 664, 668dd, 685, 690d, 715i, 725; 43 U.S.C. 315a.


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11. Amend Sec.  29.21-2 by:
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a. Revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as set forth below; and
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b. By removing paragraph (c).


Sec.  29.21-2  Application procedures.

    (a) * * *
    (1) No special form of application is required. The application 
should state the purpose for which the right-of-way is being requested 
together with the length, width on each side of the centerline, and the 
estimated acreage. Applications, including exhibits, must be filed in 
triplicate with the Regional Director for the region in which the State 
is located. A list of States in each region and the addresses of the 
regional offices are provided at 50 CFR 2.2.
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PART 80--ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, PITTMAN-ROBERTSON WILDLIFE 
RESTORATION AND DINGELL-JOHNSON SPORT FISH RESTORATION ACTS

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12. The authority citation for part 80 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 669-669k; 16 U.S.C. 777-777n, except 777e-1 
and g-1.


Sec.  80.2  [Amended]

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13. Amend Sec.  80.2, in the definition of Regional Director, by 
removing the words ``Washington Office'' and by adding, in their place, 
the word ``Headquarters''.

PART 84--NATIONAL COASTAL WETLANDS CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM

0
14. The authority citation for part 84 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3951-3956.


0
15. Amend Sec.  84.21 by:
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a. Amending paragraph (a)(1) by removing the words ``Service Regional 
Federal Aid Offices''' and by adding, in their place, the words 
``Service Regional Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Offices''';
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b. Amending paragraph (a)(2) by removing the words ``Federal Aid'' and 
by adding, in their place, the words ``Wildlife and Sport Fish 
Restoration'';
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c. Revising paragraph (a)(3) to read as set forth below; and
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d. Amending paragraph (b) by removing the words ``Regional Federal Aid 
Offices'' and by adding, in their place, the words ``Regional Wildlife 
and Sport Fish Restoration Offices''.


Sec.  84.21  How do I apply for a National Coastal Wetlands 
Conservation Grant?

    (a) * * *
    (3) Send your proposal to ``Regional Director (Attention: Wildlife 
and Sport Fish Restoration)'' at the address of the appropriate 
regional office, as provided at 50 CFR 2.2.
* * * * *


Sec.  84.30  [Amended]

0
16. Amend Sec.  84.30:
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a. By amending paragraph (a)(1) by:
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i. Removing the words ``The Regional Federal Aid Offices'' and by 
adding, in their place, the words ``The Regional Wildlife and Sport 
Fish Restoration Offices''; and
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ii. Removing the words ``the Washington Office'' and by adding, in 
their place, the word ``Headquarters''; and
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b. By amending paragraph (b) by removing the words ``Federal Aid

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Office'' in both places that they appear and by adding, in each place, 
the words ``Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Office''.


Sec.  84.48  [Amended]

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17. Amend Sec.  84.48, paragraph (a)(5), by removing the words 
``Federal Aid program'' and by adding, in their place, the words 
``Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program''.


Sec.  84.49  [Amended]

0
18. Amend Sec.  84.49, by removing the words ``the Washington Office'' 
in both places they appear and by adding, in each place, the word 
``Headquarters''.

PART 85--CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM

0
19. The authority citation for part 85 continues to read as follows:


    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 777g(c).


0
20. Amend Sec.  85.21 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  85.21  Application procedures.

    (a) Eligible applicants will submit their proposals to the 
appropriate regional office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Coastal States submitting proposals for both the coastal zone and the 
inland portion of their States must submit two separate proposals. The 
regional office addresses are provided at 50 CFR 2.2. Telephone and fax 
numbers of the regional offices follow:

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                                           Wildlife and
                                            sport fish     Wildlife and
                 Region                     restoration     sport fish
                                             telephone      restoration
                                              number        fax number
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1.......................................    503-231-6128    503-231-6996
2.......................................    505-248-7465    505-248-7471
3.......................................    612-713-5130    612-713-5290
4.......................................    404-679-4159    404-679-4160
5.......................................    413-253-8508    413-253-8487
6.......................................    303-236-4411    303-236-8192
7.......................................    907-786-3545    907-786-3575
8.......................................    916-414-6509    916-978-6155
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Sec.  85.31  [Amended]

0
21. Amend Sec.  85.31 by:
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a. Removing the words ``Division of Federal Aid'' in both places they 
appear and by adding, in each place, the words ``Wildlife and Sport 
Fish Restoration programs''; and
0
b. Removing the words ``Washington Office'' and by adding, in their 
place, the word ``Headquarters''.


Sec.  85.47  [Amended]

0
22. Amend Sec.  85.47 by:
0
a. Removing the number ``80.26'' wherever it appears in paragraph (a), 
(b), (c), and by adding, in each place, the number ``80.99''; and
0
b. Amending paragraph (c) by removing the words ``Federal Aid'' and by 
adding, in their place, the words ``Wildlife and Sport Fish 
Restoration''.

PART 100--SUBSISTENCE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS IN 
ALASKA

0
23. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3, 472, 551, 668dd, 3101-3126; 18 U.S.C. 
3551-3586; 43 U.S.C. 1733.

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24. Amend Sec.  100.22 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  100.22  Subsistence resource regions.

* * * * *
    (b) You may obtain maps delineating the boundaries of subsistence 
resource regions from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Alaska 
Regional Office address provided at 50 CFR 2.2(g).
* * * * *

0
25. Amend Sec.  100.23 by:
0
a. Removing the second sentence of paragraph (a); and
0
b. Adding paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  100.23  Rural determinations.

* * * * *
    (b) You may obtain maps delineating the boundaries of nonrural 
areas from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Alaska Regional 
Office address provided at 50 CFR 2.2(g).

    Dated: May 28, 2013.
Rachel Jacobson,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
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