[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 9, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 39272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15614]



National Park Service

36 CFR Part 2

Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 27

RIN 1024-AD70

General Regulations for Areas Administered by the National Park 
Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service

AGENCIES: Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service, 

ACTION: Notice of re-opening of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, through the National Park 
Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, announces the re-opening of 
the comment period on the proposed rule concerning the possession and 
transportation of firearms in national park areas and national wildlife 
refuges. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on 
April 30, 2008 (73 FR 23388).

DATES: We must receive your comments by August 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, by any of the following methods:

--Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
--Mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: 1024-AD70; Division of Policy 
and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. 
Fairfax Drive, Suite 222; Arlington, VA 22203.
--Hand-deliver: 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 222, Arlington, VA 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Lawyer, (202) 208-3181, [email protected].



    The comment period on our proposed rule governing firearms on lands 
managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and Fish and Wildlife 
Service (FWS) closed on June 30, 2008. The Department of Interior has 
received a number of written requests to extend the public comment 
period for this proposed rule. We have given consideration to these 
requests and believe it is appropriate to provide an additional 30 day 
period for comment on the proposed regulation. We are therefore re-
opening the comment period for an additional 30 days.

Public Comments

    If you have already commented on the rule you do not have to resend 
your comment. We will consider it when we prepare the final rule. We 
will also consider any comments received between the close of the 
comment period on June 30 and the re-opening of this comment period.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: July 3, 2008.
Lyle Laverty,
Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
 [FR Doc. E8-15614 Filed 7-8-08; 8:45 am]