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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-AX36 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: National Wildlife Refuge System; Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights 

We anticipate publishing regulations that ensure that all operators conducting oil or gas operations within a National Wildlife Refuge System unit do so in a manner that prevents or minimizes damage to National Wildlife Refuge System resources, visitor values, and management objectives. These regulations will not 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.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 51    40 CFR 51    50 CFR 29   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668dd to ee    42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.    16 U.S.C. 1131 to 1136    40 CFR 51.300 to 51.309   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  02/24/2014  79 FR 10080   
ANPRM Comment Period End  04/25/2014 
ANPRM Comment Period Reopened  06/09/2014  79 FR 32903   
ANPRM Comment Period Reopening End  07/09/2014 
NPRM  12/11/2015  80 FR 77200   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/09/2016 
NPRM; Final Environmental Impact Statement  08/22/2016  81 FR 56575   
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Jillian Cohen
Conservation Policy Analyst
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS,
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone:703 358-1764