Transporting Bows and Crossbows Across National Park System Units, 8959-8961 [2018-04247]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2018 / Proposed Rules V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice. Documents mentioned in this NPRM as being available in the docket, and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety; Navigation (water); Waterways; Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233; 33 CFR 1.05– 1. 2. Add § 100.T07–1076 to read as follows: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS ■ § 100.T07–1076 Special Local Regulation; Miami Grand Prix of the Seas; Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. (a) Location: The following regulated areas are established as a SLR in Biscayne Bay; Virginia Key; Miami, FL. Coordinates listed are based on North American Datum 1983. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 (1) Safety Zone: All waters of a Biscayne Bay encompassed within the following points. Starting at Point 1 in position 25°45′12″ N, 080°11′01″ W; thence north along the Intracoastal Waterway to Point 2 in position 25°45′31″ N, 080°11′02″ W; thence southeast to Point 3 at the Marine Stadium northern jetty in position 25°46′06″ N, 080°10′22″ W; thence southeast along the Marine Stadium basin shoreline to Point 4 in position 25°44′21″ N, 080°09′45″ W; thence northwest along Marine Stadium basin shoreline to starting point. No persons/ vessels, except participating vessels, may enter, transit, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone. (2) No Anchor Zone: All waters of Biscayne Bay extending approximately 650 yards southwest, northwest and northeast from the perimeter of the portion of the safety zone that extends beyond the Miami Marine Stadium basin. No vessels may anchor within the no anchor zone. (b) Definition. (1) The term ‘‘designated representative’’ means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, and other officers operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, State, and Local officers designated by or assisting the COTP Miami in the enforcement of the regulated areas. (2) The term ‘‘Patrol Commander’’ means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by the respective Coast Guard Sector Commander to enforce these regulations. (3) The term ‘‘spectators’’ means all persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels. (c) Regulations. (1) All nonparticipant vessels or persons are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP or a designated representative. (2) Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area may contact the COTP Miami by telephone at (305) 535–4472 or a designated representative via VHF–FM radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization is granted, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP Miami or a designated representative. (3) The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated area through Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF– FM channel 16 or by on-scene designated representatives. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 8959 (d) Enforcement Period: This rule will be enforced daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on April 20, 2018 through April 22, 2018. Dated: February 16, 2018. Megan M. Dean, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Miami. [FR Doc. 2018–04298 Filed 3–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 36 CFR Part 2 [NPS–WASO–24836; PPWOVPADU0/P PMPRLE1Y.Y00000] RIN 1024–AE44 Transporting Bows and Crossbows Across National Park System Units National Park Service, Interior. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service proposes to allow individuals to carry or possess a bow or crossbow within the National Park System when accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park area when other means of access are otherwise impracticable or impossible. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule and the notice of determination must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024–AE44, by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or hand deliver to: NPS Regulations Program Office; 1849 C Street NW, MS–2472, Washington, DC 20240. • Instructions: Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or in any way other than those specified above. All submissions received must include the words ‘‘National Park Service’’ or ‘‘NPS’’ and must include the docket number or RIN (1024–AE44) for this rulemaking. Comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. • Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Calhoun, NPS Regulations Program, E:\FR\FM\02MRP1.SGM 02MRP1 Jay 8960 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2018 / Proposed Rules 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Phone: (202) 513–7112. Email: waso_regulations@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background National Park Service (NPS) regulations at 36 CFR 2.4(b)(3) allow bows and crossbows that are not ready for immediate use to be possessed by individuals in NPS-administered areas within a mechanical mode of conveyance. This provides regulatory relief for transient individuals passing through park areas in vehicles and other forms of mechanical transport. This proposed rule would extend this relief to individuals transporting bows and crossbows on foot or horseback when accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park area when other means of access are otherwise impracticable or impossible. Possessing bows and crossbows in this manner would be subject to applicable state laws and would not be allowed if the individual is otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a bow or crossbow. This rule would recognize and address the difficulties faced by some individuals attempting to access private property or other lands and waters adjacent to NPS-administered areas. In some cases, the use of mechanical transport to access these adjacent lands and waters is impracticable. As a result, individuals must traverse NPS areas on foot or horseback to reach these lands and waters but under existing regulations cannot do so with bows and crossbows without first obtaining a permit from the park Superintendent. This rule would remove the permit requirement in order to carry or possess bows or crossbows for this purpose. This rule would not change the regulations in 36 CFR part 2 governing the use of a bow or crossbow in park areas. Compliance With Other Laws, Executive Orders and Department Policy daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563) Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget will review all significant rules. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has determined that this rule is not significant. Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of Executive Order 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation’s regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. The NPS has developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements. Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (Executive Order 13771) This rule is an E.O. 13771 deregulatory action because, once finalized, it would impose less than zero costs by removing a regulatory permit requirement that imposes unnecessary costs upon individuals seeking to safely access remote lands and waters. The costs associated with the requirement to obtain a permit before transporting a bow or crossbow across NPS lands or waters outside of a mechanical conveyance would be eliminated. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule will not have a significant economic effect on a substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). This certification is based on information contained in the economic analyses found in the report entitled ‘‘Benefit-Cost and Regulatory Flexibility Analyses: Cost-Benefit and Regulatory Flexibility Analyses: Transporting Bows and Crossbows Across National Park System Units’’ that is available to the public upon request. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. This rule: (a) Does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. (b) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or geographic regions. (c) Does not have significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Unfunded Mandates Reform Act This rule does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per year. The rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, local or tribal governments or the private sector. It addresses public use of national park lands, and imposes no requirements on other agencies or governments. A statement containing the information required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is not required. Takings (Executive Order 12630) This rule does not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have takings implications under Executive Order 12630. A takings implication assessment is not required. Federalism (Executive Order 13132) Under the criteria in section 1 of Executive Order 13132, the rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism summary impact statement. This proposed rule only affects use of federally-administered lands and waters. It has no outside effects on other areas. A Federalism summary impact statement is not required. Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988) This rule complies with the requirements of Executive Order 12988. This rule: (a) Meets the criteria of section 3(a) requiring that all regulations be reviewed to eliminate errors and ambiguity and be written to minimize litigation; and (b) Meets the criteria of section 3(b)(2) requiring that all regulations be written in clear language and contain clear legal standards. Consultation With Indian Tribes (Executive Order 13175 and Department Policy) The Department of the Interior strives to strengthen its government-togovernment relationship with Indian Tribes through a commitment to consultation with Indian Tribes and recognition of their right to selfgovernance and tribal sovereignty. The NPS has evaluated this rule under the criteria in Executive Order 13175 and under the Department’s tribal consultation policy and has determined that tribal consultation is not required because the rule will have no substantial direct effect on federally recognized Indian tribes. E:\FR\FM\02MRP1.SGM 02MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 42 / Friday, March 2, 2018 / Proposed Rules Paperwork Reduction Act This rule does not contain information collection requirements, and a submission to the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act is not required. The NPS may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Environmental Policy Act This rule does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A detailed statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required because the NPS intends to categorically exclude this rule under 516 DM 12.5(A)(10). This rule will modify existing NPS regulations in a manner that does not increase public use to the extent of compromising the nature and character of the National Park System or causing physical damage to it. The rule will not conflict with adjacent ownerships or lands uses, or cause a nuisance to adjacent owners or occupants. We have also determined that the rule does not involve any of the extraordinary circumstances listed in 43 CFR 46.215 that would require further analysis under NEPA. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Effects on the Energy Supply (Executive Order 13211) This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition in Executive Order 13211. A Statement of Energy Effects in not required. Clarity of This Rule The NPS is required by Executive Orders 12866 (section 1(b)(12)) and 12988 (section 3(b)(1)(B)), and 13563 (section 1(a)), and by the Presidential Memorandum of June 1, 1998, to write all rules in plain language. This means that each rule the NPS publishes must: (a) Be logically organized; (b) Use the active voice to address readers directly; (c) Use common, everyday words and clear language rather than jargon; (d) Be divided into short sections and sentences; and (e) Use lists and tables wherever possible. If you feel that the NPS has not met these requirements, send the NPS comments by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. To better help the NPS revise the rule, your comments should be as specific as possible. For example, you should identify the numbers of the sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Mar 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 sentences are too long, the sections where you feel lists or tables would be useful, etc. Public Participation It is the policy of the Department of the Interior, whenever practicable, to afford the public an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process. Accordingly, interested persons may submit written comments regarding this proposed rule by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the NPS in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the NPS cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 7 National parks, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, the National Park Service proposes to amend 36 CFR part 2 as set forth below: PART 2—RESOURCE PROTECTION, PUBLIC USE AND RECREATION 1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 54 U.S.C. 100101, 100751, 320102. 2. Amend § 2.4 as follows: a. Redesignate paragraph (b)(3) as paragraph (b)(3)(i). ■ b. Add paragraph (b)(3)(ii). ■ c. Revise paragraph (e) introductory text. The addition and revision to read as follows: ■ ■ § 2.4 Weapons, traps and nets. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) * * * (ii) An individual may carry or possess an unloaded bow or crossbow when accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park area when other means of access are otherwise impracticable or impossible if: (A) The individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the bow or crossbow; and (B) The possession of the bow or crossbow is in compliance with the law of the State in which the park area is located. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 8961 (e) The superintendent may issue a permit to carry or possess a weapon that is not otherwise authorized, a trap, or a net under the following circumstances: * * * * * Jason Larrabee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 2018–04247 Filed 3–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EJ–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2009–0436; FRL–9974– 69—Region 1] Air Plan Approval; Rhode Island; Enhanced Motor Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program; Reopening of Comment Period Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of the public comment period. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reopening the public comment period for the proposed approval of Rhode Island’s enhanced motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2017. Written comments on the proposed rule were to be submitted to EPA on or before December 14, 2017. The purpose of this document is to reopen the comment period for an additional 30 days. This extension of the comment period is provided to allow the public additional time to provide comment on the November 14, 2017 proposed rule. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R01– OAR–2009–0436 at www.regulations. gov, or via email to garcia.ariel@ epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, the EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. 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[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8959-8961]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-04247]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

36 CFR Part 2

[NPS-WASO-24836; PPWOVPADU0/PPMPRLE1Y.Y00000]
RIN 1024-AE44


Transporting Bows and Crossbows Across National Park System Units

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service proposes to allow individuals to 
carry or possess a bow or crossbow within the National Park System when 
accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park 
area when other means of access are otherwise impracticable or 
impossible.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule and the notice of determination 
must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 1, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulation Identifier 
Number (RIN) 1024-AE44, by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail or hand deliver to: NPS Regulations Program Office; 
1849 C Street NW, MS-2472, Washington, DC 20240.
     Instructions: Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, 
or in any way other than those specified above. All submissions 
received must include the words ``National Park Service'' or ``NPS'' 
and must include the docket number or RIN (1024-AE44) for this 
rulemaking. Comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
     Docket: For access to the docket to read background 
documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Calhoun, NPS Regulations Program,

[[Page 8960]]

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Phone: (202) 513-7112. Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    National Park Service (NPS) regulations at 36 CFR 2.4(b)(3) allow 
bows and crossbows that are not ready for immediate use to be possessed 
by individuals in NPS-administered areas within a mechanical mode of 
conveyance. This provides regulatory relief for transient individuals 
passing through park areas in vehicles and other forms of mechanical 
transport. This proposed rule would extend this relief to individuals 
transporting bows and crossbows on foot or horseback when accessing 
otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a park area when 
other means of access are otherwise impracticable or impossible. 
Possessing bows and crossbows in this manner would be subject to 
applicable state laws and would not be allowed if the individual is 
otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a bow or crossbow.
    This rule would recognize and address the difficulties faced by 
some individuals attempting to access private property or other lands 
and waters adjacent to NPS-administered areas. In some cases, the use 
of mechanical transport to access these adjacent lands and waters is 
impracticable. As a result, individuals must traverse NPS areas on foot 
or horseback to reach these lands and waters but under existing 
regulations cannot do so with bows and crossbows without first 
obtaining a permit from the park Superintendent. This rule would remove 
the permit requirement in order to carry or possess bows or crossbows 
for this purpose. This rule would not change the regulations in 36 CFR 
part 2 governing the use of a bow or crossbow in park areas.

Compliance With Other Laws, Executive Orders and Department Policy

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

    Executive Order 12866 provides that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget will review 
all significant rules. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
has determined that this rule is not significant.
    Executive Order 13563 reaffirms the principles of Executive Order 
12866 while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system 
to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, 
most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory 
ends. The executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory 
approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of 
choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, 
and consistent with regulatory objectives. Executive Order 13563 
emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available 
science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public 
participation and an open exchange of ideas. The NPS has developed this 
rule in a manner consistent with these requirements.

Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs (Executive Order 
13771)

    This rule is an E.O. 13771 deregulatory action because, once 
finalized, it would impose less than zero costs by removing a 
regulatory permit requirement that imposes unnecessary costs upon 
individuals seeking to safely access remote lands and waters. The costs 
associated with the requirement to obtain a permit before transporting 
a bow or crossbow across NPS lands or waters outside of a mechanical 
conveyance would be eliminated.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule will not have a significant economic effect on a 
substantial number of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). This certification is based on information 
contained in the economic analyses found in the report entitled 
``Benefit-Cost and Regulatory Flexibility Analyses: Cost-Benefit and 
Regulatory Flexibility Analyses:
    Transporting Bows and Crossbows Across National Park System Units'' 
that is available to the public upon request.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. This rule:
    (a) Does not have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million 
or more.
    (b) Will not cause a major increase in costs or prices for 
consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
agencies, or geographic regions.
    (c) Does not have significant adverse effects on competition, 
employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or the ability of 
U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    This rule does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or 
tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per 
year. The rule does not have a significant or unique effect on State, 
local or tribal governments or the private sector. It addresses public 
use of national park lands, and imposes no requirements on other 
agencies or governments. A statement containing the information 
required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is 
not required.

Takings (Executive Order 12630)

    This rule does not effect a taking of private property or otherwise 
have takings implications under Executive Order 12630. A takings 
implication assessment is not required.

Federalism (Executive Order 13132)

    Under the criteria in section 1 of Executive Order 13132, the rule 
does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the 
preparation of a Federalism summary impact statement. This proposed 
rule only affects use of federally-administered lands and waters. It 
has no outside effects on other areas. A Federalism summary impact 
statement is not required.

Civil Justice Reform (Executive Order 12988)

    This rule complies with the requirements of Executive Order 12988. 
This rule:
    (a) Meets the criteria of section 3(a) requiring that all 
regulations be reviewed to eliminate errors and ambiguity and be 
written to minimize litigation; and
    (b) Meets the criteria of section 3(b)(2) requiring that all 
regulations be written in clear language and contain clear legal 
standards.

Consultation With Indian Tribes (Executive Order 13175 and Department 
Policy)

    The Department of the Interior strives to strengthen its 
government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes through a 
commitment to consultation with Indian Tribes and recognition of their 
right to self-governance and tribal sovereignty. The NPS has evaluated 
this rule under the criteria in Executive Order 13175 and under the 
Department's tribal consultation policy and has determined that tribal 
consultation is not required because the rule will have no substantial 
direct effect on federally recognized Indian tribes.

[[Page 8961]]

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not contain information collection requirements, and 
a submission to the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act is not required. The NPS may not conduct or sponsor and 
you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

National Environmental Policy Act

    This rule does not constitute a major Federal action significantly 
affecting the quality of the human environment. A detailed statement 
under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not 
required because the NPS intends to categorically exclude this rule 
under 516 DM 12.5(A)(10). This rule will modify existing NPS 
regulations in a manner that does not increase public use to the extent 
of compromising the nature and character of the National Park System or 
causing physical damage to it. The rule will not conflict with adjacent 
ownerships or lands uses, or cause a nuisance to adjacent owners or 
occupants. We have also determined that the rule does not involve any 
of the extraordinary circumstances listed in 43 CFR 46.215 that would 
require further analysis under NEPA.

Effects on the Energy Supply (Executive Order 13211)

    This rule is not a significant energy action under the definition 
in Executive Order 13211. A Statement of Energy Effects in not 
required.

Clarity of This Rule

    The NPS is required by Executive Orders 12866 (section 1(b)(12)) 
and 12988 (section 3(b)(1)(B)), and 13563 (section 1(a)), and by the 
Presidential Memorandum of June 1, 1998, to write all rules in plain 
language. This means that each rule the NPS publishes must:
    (a) Be logically organized;
    (b) Use the active voice to address readers directly;
    (c) Use common, everyday words and clear language rather than 
jargon;
    (d) Be divided into short sections and sentences; and
    (e) Use lists and tables wherever possible.
    If you feel that the NPS has not met these requirements, send the 
NPS comments by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. To 
better help the NPS revise the rule, your comments should be as 
specific as possible. For example, you should identify the numbers of 
the sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or 
sentences are too long, the sections where you feel lists or tables 
would be useful, etc.

Public Participation

    It is the policy of the Department of the Interior, whenever 
practicable, to afford the public an opportunity to participate in the 
rulemaking process. Accordingly, interested persons may submit written 
comments regarding this proposed rule by one of the methods listed in 
the ADDRESSES section of this document.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask the NPS in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, the NPS cannot guarantee that it will 
be able to do so.

List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 7

    National parks, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    In consideration of the foregoing, the National Park Service 
proposes to amend 36 CFR part 2 as set forth below:

PART 2--RESOURCE PROTECTION, PUBLIC USE AND RECREATION

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1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  54 U.S.C. 100101, 100751, 320102.

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2. Amend Sec.  2.4 as follows:
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a. Redesignate paragraph (b)(3) as paragraph (b)(3)(i).
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b. Add paragraph (b)(3)(ii).
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c. Revise paragraph (e) introductory text.
    The addition and revision to read as follows:


Sec.  2.4  Weapons, traps and nets.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (ii) An individual may carry or possess an unloaded bow or crossbow 
when accessing otherwise inaccessible lands or waters contiguous to a 
park area when other means of access are otherwise impracticable or 
impossible if:
    (A) The individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from 
possessing the bow or crossbow; and
    (B) The possession of the bow or crossbow is in compliance with the 
law of the State in which the park area is located.
    (e) The superintendent may issue a permit to carry or possess a 
weapon that is not otherwise authorized, a trap, or a net under the 
following circumstances:
* * * * *

Jason Larrabee,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, 
Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and 
Wildlife and Parks.
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