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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BD78 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Streamlining FWS Permitting of Rights-of-Way 

This proposed rule would streamline our regulations for permitting of rights-of-way (ROWs) for infrastructure by aligning U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) processes more closely with those of other Department of the Interior bureaus, consistent with applicable law and to the extent practicable.  This includes implementation of pre-application consultation and use of a standard application form to expedite the processing and review of requests for ROWs. The rule also would provide FWS with additional flexibility to determine the fair market value (FMV) of ROWs across FWS-managed lands, consequently reducing the time and cost necessary to determine the ROW FMV, and subsequently reducing an applicant’s time and cost to obtain an ROW permit.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 29   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 668dd to 668ee    30 U.S.C. 185    43 U.S.C. 1701 to 1785    E.O. 13783    E.O. 13821   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2019 
Final Action  11/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 1018-BA72 
Agency Contact:
A. Eric Alvarez
Chief, Division of Realty, Budget, Performance, and Workforce
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Phone:703 358-2410
Fax:703 358-2248