The public comment period for the proposed rule for how the USDA Forest Service complies with the National Environmental Policy Act has been extended.
The proposed rule will help the Forest Service make timelier decisions based on high quality, science-based analysis. This will improve our ability to get work on the ground while meeting our environmental stewardship responsibilities. It will also make it easier to maintain roads, trails, campgrounds and other facilities that our visitors use to enjoy their national forests and grasslands.
Because of the importance of hearing public input, the comment period is being extended by 14 days to allow more time for the public to review and provide feedback.
The proposed rule was published June 13, 2019 for a 60-day comment period. With the 14-day extension, the public comment now ends on August 26, 2019.
More information on the proposed rule and how to comment is available at https://www.fs.fed.us/emc/nepa/revisions/index.shtml.
Comments may be submitted through www.regulations.gov by searching docket number FS-2019-0010. Comments can also be submitted by mail to NEPA Services Group, care of Amy Barker, USDA Forest Service, 125 South State Street, Suite 1705, Salt Lake City, UT 84138; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.