[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 155 (Wednesday, August 12, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 48280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19717]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

36 CFR Part 2

[NPS-WASO-AILO-15846; PCU00RP14.R50000, PPWOCRADI0]
RIN 1024-AD84


Gathering of Certain Plants or Plant Parts by Federally 
Recognized Indian Tribes for Traditional Purposes--Reopening of Public 
Comment Period

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; Reopening of Public Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service is reopening the public comment 
period for the proposed rule to amend its regulations to authorize 
agreements between the National Park Service and federally recognized 
Indian tribes to allow the gathering and removal of plants or plant 
parts by designated tribal members for traditional purposes. Reopening 
the comment period for 45 days will allow more time for the public to 
review the proposal and submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on April 20, 
2015 (80 FR 21674), is reopened. Comments must be received by 11:59 
p.m. EST on September 28, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: National Park Service, Joe Watkins, Office of Tribal 
Relations and American Cultures, 1201 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 
20005.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the words ``National 
Park Service'' or ``NPS'' and must include the Regulation Identifier 
Number 1024-AD84 for this rulemaking.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Park Service, Joe Watkins, 
Office of Tribal Relations and American Cultures, 1201 Eye Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20005, 202-354-2126, joe_watkins@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 20, 2015, the National Park Service 
(NPS) published in the Federal Register (80 FR 21674) a proposed rule 
to amend its regulations authorize agreements between the NPS and 
federally recognized Indian tribes to allow the gathering and removal 
of plants or plant parts by designated tribal members for traditional 
purposes. The 90-day public comment period for this proposal closed on 
July 20, 2015. In order to give the public additional time to review 
and comment on the proposal, we are reopening the public comment period 
from August 12, 2015 through September 28, 2015. If you already 
commented on the proposed rule you do not have to resubmit your 
comments.
    To view comments received through the Federal eRulemaking portal, 
go to http://www.regulations.gov/ and enter 1024-AD84 in the search 
box. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: August 5, 2015.
Michael Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2015-19717 Filed 8-11-15; 8:45 am]
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