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DOI/BLM RIN: 1004-AE69 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: ●Right-of-Way Maintenance Regarding Power Lines and Wildfire Risk  

This rule will comply with legislated requirements (codified at 43 U.S.C. 1772) introduced under the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2018 to address fire risk from and to powerline rights-of-way (ROWs) on public lands and national forests. The rule will codify the legislated agency requirements regarding review and approval of a utilities maintenance plans, liability limitations, and definitions of hazard trees and emergency conditions.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 43 CFR 2800   
Legal Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1772   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    03/23/2020 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/00/2020 
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 
Agency Contact:
Kathy Lawson
Acting Division Chief, Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
20 M Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:202 912-7333