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DOI/NPS RIN: 1024-AE55 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Gulf Islands National Seashore; Personal Watercraft 

This final rule amends special regulations for Gulf Islands National Seashore that govern the use of personal watercraft (PWC) within the National Seashore in Mississippi and Florida. NPS regulations only allow for the operation of PWCs in park areas where authorized by special regulation. This final rule is informed  by civic engagement and public participation that occurred throughout the park planning process. 

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 7.12   
Legal Authority: 54 U.S.C. 100751   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/15/2021  86 FR 3903   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/16/2021 
Final Rule  05/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Darrell Echols
Superintendent, Gulf Island National Seashore
Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway,
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Phone:850 934-2613