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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BF66 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: National Wildlife Refuge System; Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations, 2022-23 

This proposed rule would make additions and revisions to station-specific regulations and expand hunting and sport fishing opportunities for the 2022-23 hunting and sport fishing season. This action is part of an annual update for the national wildlife refuge system and the national fish hatchery system that ensures adequate public notice of openings and changes. These changes and openings enhance conservation stewardship and outdoor recreation and improve the management of game species and their habitat. The FWS operates hunting and sport fishing programs on refuges to implement Congressional directives to facilitate compatible priority wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities. Although hatcheries are not part of the national wildlife refuge system, by regulation, the administrative provisions of refuge regulations are applied to national fish hatchery areas.

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: 50 CFR 32    50 CFR 71   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    16 U.S.C. 664    16 U.S.C. 668dd to 668ee    16 U.S.C. 715i   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/09/2022  87 FR 35136   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/08/2022 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Katherine Harrigan
Sportsmen's Access Coordinator
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Branch of Conservation Policy and Planning, National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Phone:703 358-2440