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DOI/OS RIN: 1093-AA16 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Paleontological Resource Protection 

The proposed rule would address the management, collection, and curation of palentological resources on or from Federal lands administered by the Department of the Interior using scientific principles and expertise, including collection in accordance with permits; curation in an approved repository; and maintenance of confidentiality of specific locality data.  The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act authorizes civil and criminal penalties for illegal collecting, damaging, otherwise altering or defacing, or selling paleontological resources, and the proposed rule further details the processes related to the civil penalties, including hearing requests and appeals of the violation of the amount of the civil penalties. 

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 47   
Legal Authority: 123 Stat. 991    123 Stat.1172 to 1177    16 U.S.C. 470AAA   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1004-AE13 
Agency Contact:
Julia Brunner
Policy and Regulatory Specialist
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
7333 West Jefferson Avenue,
Lakewood, CO 80235
Phone:303 969-2012