[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 63 (Friday, April 1, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 18821-18822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07370]



National Park Service

36 CFR Part 7

[NPS-GOGA-19691; PX.XGOGA1604.00.1]
RIN 1024-AE16

Special Regulations, Areas of the National Park Service, Golden 
Gate National Recreation Area, Dog Management--Extension of Public 
Comment Period and Corrections

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period; corrections.


SUMMARY: The National Park Service is extending the public comment 
period for the proposed rule to amend its special regulations for 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area regarding dog walking. Reopening 
the comment period for 30 days will allow more time for the public to 
review the proposal and submit comments. This document also corrects 
Table 4 to Sec.  7.97 in the proposed rule by removing the designation 
of Ocean Beach as a Voice and Sight Control Area for walking four to 
six dogs that was included by an administrative error. The proposed 
rule also contained a typographical error in the email address for 
persons to contact the NPS for further information. The correct email 
address is [email protected].

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule that published on 
February 24, 2016 (81 FR 9139), is extended. Comments must be received 
by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulation Identifier 
Number (RIN) 1024-AE16, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments after searching for RIN 1024-
     Mail or hand deliver to: General Superintendent, Golden 
Gate National Recreation Area, Attn: Dog Management Proposed Rule, Fort 
Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and (RIN) 1024-AE16 for this rulemaking. Comments received will be 
posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. If you commented on the Draft Dog Management 
Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (draft Plan/SEIS), 
your comment has been considered in drafting the proposed rule. 

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submitted during this comment period should focus on this proposed 
rule, not the draft Plan/SEIS. For example, the National Park Service 
invites comments on the definitions contained in the proposed rule and 
the clarity of the descriptions of areas open to dog walking; the rules 
and restrictions that apply to dog walking and to Voice and Sight 
Control areas; the rules and restrictions that apply to the permitting 
program for walking four to six dogs; and whether commercial dog 
walking should be allowed under the proposed rule. Comments on the 
draft Plan/SEIS will be considered untimely because the comment period 
on the draft Plan/SEIS has closed. Comments will not be accepted by 
fax, email, or in any way other than those specified above, and bulk 
comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of 
others will not be considered. Organizations should direct their 
members to submit comments individually using one of the methods 
described above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 
Attn: Public Affairs Office (Alexandra Picavet), Fort Mason, Building 
201, San Francisco, CA, 94123. Phone: (415) 561-4728. Email: 
[email protected].


Extension of Public Comment Period

    On February 24, 2014, the National Park Service (NPS) published in 
the Federal Register (81 FR 9139) a proposed rule to amend its special 
regulations for Golden Gate National Recreation Area regarding dog 
walking. The 60-day public comment period for this proposal would have 
closed on April 25, 2016. In order to give the public additional time 
to review and comment on the proposal, we are extending the public 
comment period through May 25, 2016. 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-AE16 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. Please 
note that submissions merely stating support for or opposition to the 
action under consideration without providing supporting information, 
although noted, will not be considered in making a determination. 
Please make your comments as specific as possible and explain the basis 
for them.

Correction to Table 4

    In the proposed rule on page 9150, make the following correction in 
Table 4 to Sec.  7.97--Voice and Sight Control or On-Leash Dog Walking: 
Four to Six Dogs: Remove and reserve paragraph (E). This correction 
removes the designation of Ocean Beach as a Voice and Sight Control 
Area for walking four to six dogs, which was never intended to be 
designated this way and was included in Table 4 by an administrative 

Correction of Email Address

    In the proposed rule, on page 9140 in the first column, in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, correct the email address for 
interested parties to contact the NPS from ``[email protected]'' to 
``[email protected]''.

    Dated: March 23, 2016.
Michael Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2016-07370 Filed 3-31-16; 8:45 am]