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DOI/FWS RIN: 1018-BC96 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska--Applicability and Scope; Tongass National Forest Submerged Lands 

At the direction of the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, the Federal Subsistence Board identified additional existing public lands available to rural Alaskans that are subject to the subsistence priority defined in title VIII of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). The Federal Subsistence Management Program provides a preference for take of fish and wildlife resources for subsistence uses on Federal public lands and waters in Alaska. The plaintiffs in Peratrovich et al. v. United States and the State of Alaska raised the question of which marine waters in the Tongass National Forest, if any, are subject to the jurisdiction of the Program. The U.S. District Court for Alaska, in its October 17, 2011, order, enjoined the United States to promptly initiate regulatory proceedings to implement the subsistence provisions in title VIII of ANILCA with respect to submerged public lands within Tongass National Forest and directed entry of judgment. This final rule will complete this regulatory proceeding. 

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 242    50 CFR 100   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3    16 U.S.C. 472    16 U.S.C. 551    16 U.S.C. 668dd    16 U.S.C. 3101 to 3126    18 U.S.C. 3551 to 3586    43 U.S.C. 1733   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/12/2022  87 FR 29061   
NPRM Correction  06/06/2022  87 FR 34228   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/10/2022 
Final Action  11/00/2023 
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 1018-BB22  Related Agencies: Joint: USDA/FS; 
Agency Contact:
Theo Matuskowitz
Regulations Specialist, Office of Subsistence Management
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
1011 East Tudor Road, MS 121,
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone:907 786-3867
Fax:907 786-3898