Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern California, 11649-11650 [2018-05342]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules representation cases filed on or after that date. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD RIN 3142–AA12 33 CFR Part 165 II. Information Requested [Docket Number USCG–2017–0338] As discussed in the original published request for comment, the Coast Guard seeks comments and information for agency consideration and to inform any future establishment of RNAs that would create bar closure conditions as well as regulate vessel bar transits during hazardous bar conditions for all recreational, commercial fishing, and passenger vessels. The Coast Guard requests and encourages open discussion and candid feedback on the possibility of establishing RNAs for Crescent City, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay harbor bar entrances. The following considerations warrant special attention: • Weather and sea conditions at the bars that the maritime community considers a risk to safe navigation for recreational vessels, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and deep draft vessel; • The economic impact of bar closures and restrictions on the maritime community; and • Preferred methods of notification for bar restrictions and closures. BILLING CODE P National Labor Relations Board. Request for information; extension of time to submit responses. ACTION: The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) published a Request for Information in the Federal Register of December 14, 2017, seeking information from the public regarding the representation election regulations (the Election Regulations), with a specific focus on amendments to the Board’s representation case procedures adopted by the Board’s final rule published on December 15, 2014 (the Election Rule or Rule). On January 29, 2018, the Board extended the response deadline to March 19, 2018. The Board has decided to grant an additional 30 days to file responses to the request for information. DATES: Responses to the request for information published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2017 (82 FR 58783) and extended January 29, 2018 (83 FR 4011) must be received by the Board on or before April 18, 2018. No late responses will be accepted. Responses are limited to 25 pages. ADDRESSES: Electronic responses may be submitted by going to www.nlrb.gov and following the link to submit responses to this request for information. The Board encourages electronic filing. If you do not have the ability to submit your response electronically, responses may be submitted by mail to: Roxanne Rothschild, Deputy Executive Secretary, National Labor Relations Board, 1015 Half Street SE, Washington, DC 20570. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any assistance, please contact Gary Shinners at (202) 273–3737 or Roxanne Rothschild at (202) 273–2971. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 15, 2014, the Board published the Election Rule, which amended the Board’s prior Election Regulations. 79 FR 74308 (2014). The Election Rule was adopted after public comment periods in which tens of thousands of public comments were received. The Rule was approved by a three-member Board majority, with two Board members expressing dissenting views. The amendments adopted by the final rule became effective on April 14, 2015, and have been applicable to all SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Coast Guard [FR Doc. 2018–05156 Filed 3–15–18; 8:45 am] Representation—Case Procedures AGENCY: Entrances Along the Coast of Northern California’’ at 83 FR 5592. The comment period ended on March 12, 2018. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the original request for comments and has decided to re-open the comment period to provide additional opportunity for informed public comment. The Coast Guard will consider any comments that are received by the agency after the original March 12th closing date, but before the publication of this notice reopening the comment period. Dated: March 9, 2018. Roxanne Rothschild, Deputy Executive Secretary. 29 CFR Parts 101 and 102 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Mar 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 11649 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern California Coast Guard, DHS. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that published on February 8, 2018. The comment period ended on March 12, 2018. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the original request for comments and has decided to reopen the comment period to provide additional opportunity for informed public comment. DATES: The comment period for the request for comments published at 83 FR 5592 has been reopened. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before March 30, 2018. SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0338, as published at 83 FR 5592 on February 8, 2018, using the Federal portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. ADDRESSES: If you have questions about this notice, call or email Lieutenant Colleen Ryan, Coast Guard District Eleven, Waterways Management; telephone 510–437–5984, email Colleen.M.Ryan@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Background and Purpose On February 8, 2018, we published a request for comments entitled, ‘‘Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 III. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal 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. In your submission, please include the docket number for this notice of inquiry and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. 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. All public comments will be available in our online docket at http:// E:\FR\FM\16MRP1.SGM 16MRP1 11650 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2018 / Proposed Rules www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Dated: March 12, 2018. James B. Pruett, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–05342 Filed 3–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P • Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Lee Terzis, NPS Denver Service Center Transportation Division, 1155 E Pearl St., Monticello, FL 32344. Phone (850) 997–9972. Email: lee_terzis@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Background National Park Service Pea Ridge National Military Park (the park), established in 1956 and opened to the public in 1963, preserves and commemorates the site of the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces maintain physical and political control of the State of Missouri. Administered by the National Park Service (NPS), the 4,300-acre battlefield is situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains 10 miles north of Rogers, Arkansas, just off of U.S. Highway 62. The park is divided into two sections: The main portion of the park is located north of U.S. Highway 62 and encompasses a majority of the historic battleground. The main portion consists of a dedicated series of soft surface trails for equestrians and pedestrians, as well as the tour road, which bicyclists share with vehicle users. The second, smaller portion is located to the south of U.S. Highway 62 along the bluffs of Little Sugar Creek and contains the Federal Trenches of the Union troops. This noncontiguous section is currently accessible from a small parking lot along Sugar Creek Road, which intersects with U.S. Highway 62, with a trail leading to the trenches. The park contains a portion of the northern route of the Trail of Tears that is one of the few places the Trail of Tears passes through Arkansas. Eleven Cherokee Removal contingents used this route from 1837 to 1839. Through the park, the Trail of Tears generally followed the route of Telegraph Road, which is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. 36 CFR Part 7 [NPS–PERI–24759; PPMWPERIS0 PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] RIN 1024–AE41 Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park System, Pea Ridge National Military Park; Bicycles National Park Service, Interior. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service proposes to promulgate special regulations for Pea Ridge National Military Park to allow bicycle use on two proposed multi-use trails located within the park. One trail will be approximately 0.55 miles in length and the other will be approximately 1.17 miles in length. Both trails will require trail construction activities to accommodate bicycles and are therefore considered new trails that will be opened to bicycles. National Park Service regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate new trails for bicycle use off park roads and outside developed areas. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024–AE41, by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or hand deliver to: Pea Ridge National Military Park, 15930 U.S. Hwy. 62 East, Garfield, AR 72732, Attention: Superintendent. • 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–AE41) for this rulemaking. Comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Mar 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 Road and Trail System in the Park The park contains an existing road and trail system (including the Federal Trenches trail) that provides pedestrians, hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians with interpretive and recreational opportunities. This system consists of a total of 32 miles of trail, including 7.6 miles of asphalt trail, 13.9 miles of off-road hiking trail, and 10.8 miles of horse trail. Bicycles are allowed on roads but not on trails within the park. The area surrounding the park— including local communities such as PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Pea Ridge, Garfield, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and Fayetteville—has experienced dynamic population growth in recent years. Increased visitation to the park has created a need to improve the existing road and trail system to better accommodate travel through the park by various methods (e.g., automobile, pedestrian, equestrian, bicycle). In addition to enhancing interpretive and recreational opportunities, an improved road and trail system will generate operational efficiencies. There are opportunities to combine trails or locate trails adjacent to other trail types or facilities (e.g., water, restrooms, phones) to maximize the efficiency of performing park maintenance. By removing duplicative trails and infrastructure, the NPS can reduce overall maintenance costs. Trail Plan/Environmental Assessment In November 2017, the NPS published the Pea Ridge National Military Park Trail Master Plan/Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA evaluates two action alternatives that are designed to improve visitor access to the park’s historical and interpretive sites while avoiding or minimizing impacts to these sites by consolidating and restructuring the existing trail network. These alternatives also seek to improve multimodal trail connections within the park while linking to a regional trail network outside of the park. Under both action alternatives, the NPS would expand and enhance opportunities for pedestrian trail interpretation, construct additional trailheads, modify trail loops for simplicity and interpretive value, construct additional ADA-accessible trails, install signage for the Trail of Tears, improve multi-use trails, and improve equestrian trails to avoid erosion-prone areas. These actions will meet the increasing recreational needs of the area while protecting the cultural and natural resources within the park. The EA identifies one of the action alternatives as the NPS preferred alternative. This alternative would allow bicycle use on two proposed multi-use trails that would require trail construction activities. The first would be a 0.55-mile trail from U.S. Highway 62 to the visitor center. The second would be a 1.17-mile trail from Arkansas Highway 72 to the Sugar Creek Greenway on the western edge of the park. Bicycles would also be allowed on Ford Road, which is closed to motor vehicle use by the public, but open to motor vehicle use for administrative purposes. Bicycles would also be allowed on segments of the Tour Road, which is paved and open to motor vehicle use by the public. E:\FR\FM\16MRP1.SGM 16MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 52 (Friday, March 16, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 11649-11650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05342]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket Number USCG-2017-0338]


Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of 
Northern California

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the 
request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated 
Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, 
Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that published on February 8, 
2018. The comment period ended on March 12, 2018. The Coast Guard did 
not receive any comments on the original request for comments and has 
decided to re-open the comment period to provide additional opportunity 
for informed public comment.

DATES: The comment period for the request for comments published at 83 
FR 5592 has been reopened. Comments and related material must reach the 
Coast Guard on or before March 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2017-0338, as published at 83 FR 5592 on February 8, 2018, using the 
Federal portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public 
Participation and Request for portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section below for instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice, call or email Lieutenant Colleen Ryan, Coast Guard District 
Eleven, Waterways Management; telephone 510-437-5984, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Purpose

    On February 8, 2018, we published a request for comments entitled, 
``Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of 
Northern California'' at 83 FR 5592. The comment period ended on March 
12, 2018. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the original 
request for comments and has decided to re-open the comment period to 
provide additional opportunity for informed public comment. The Coast 
Guard will consider any comments that are received by the agency after 
the original March 12th closing date, but before the publication of 
this notice reopening the comment period.

II. Information Requested

    As discussed in the original published request for comment, the 
Coast Guard seeks comments and information for agency consideration and 
to inform any future establishment of RNAs that would create bar 
closure conditions as well as regulate vessel bar transits during 
hazardous bar conditions for all recreational, commercial fishing, and 
passenger vessels. The Coast Guard requests and encourages open 
discussion and candid feedback on the possibility of establishing RNAs 
for Crescent City, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay harbor bar 
entrances. The following considerations warrant special attention:
     Weather and sea conditions at the bars that the maritime 
community considers a risk to safe navigation for recreational vessels, 
passenger vessels, fishing vessels and deep draft vessel;
     The economic impact of bar closures and restrictions on 
the maritime community; and
     Preferred methods of notification for bar restrictions and 
closures.

III. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal 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. In your submission, please include the docket number for 
this notice of inquiry and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    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.
    All public comments will be available in our online docket at 
http://

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www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions.

    Dated: March 12, 2018.
James B. Pruett,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard 
District.
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