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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BC74 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Refuge-Specific Regulations; Public Use; Kenai National Wildlife Refuge 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to amend its refuge-specific regulations on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to allow State-regulated trapping, harvest of brown bears over bait, discharge of firearms along the Kenai and Russian Rivers during certain times of the year in accordance with State law, increased access for the public using bicycles and game carts, and the use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and utility task vehicles on certain lakes when there is adequate snow and ice cover. The purpose of this proposed rule is to align public use regulations on Kenai NWR with State of Alaska regulations, align Service and State management of fish and wildlife to the extent practicable and consistent with Federal law, enhance consistency with harvest regulations on adjacent non-Federal lands and waters, and increase access to Federal lands in furtherance of Secretarial Orders 3347 and 3356.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 36   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 460k et seq.    16 U.S.C. 668dd to 668ee    16 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Regulatory Review  10/02/2017  82 FR 45793   
NPRM  06/11/2020  85 FR 35628   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/10/2020 
Final Action  10/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1018-AX56 
Agency Contact:
Gregory Siekaniec
Regional Director
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
1011 East Tudor Road,
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone:907 786-3542
Fax:907 786-3306