36 CFR 216 Public Notice and Comment for Forest Service Directives #ORMS-1893

Commenting on This Project

36 CFR 216 - Public Notice and Comment for Standards, Criteria, and Guidance Applicable to Forest Service Programs This Final Rule updates the current regulations that establish procedures for public participation in the formulation of standards, criteria, and guidelines applicable to Forest Service programs as required by section 14(a) of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, as amended (FRRRPA). These revisions will provide greater opportunity for public participation in the formulation of such standards, criteria, and guidelines by: (1) expanding and better defining the scope of policies subject to such review; and (2) utilizing technologies for public engagement that were not available at the time of the last amendment to these regulations in 1984.

The Forest Service values public participation. Communications from the public regarding this project, including commenters' names and contact information, will become part of the public record.

When To Comment

Comments, including anonymous comments, will be accepted at any time. However, comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter Eligibility to Participate in Administrative Review

Public Comment Disclaimer

National Forests have the option to post comments for public viewing on this web site via a public reading room. If this project has an active reading room, a link to the "Public Comment Reading Room" will appear on the main project page. Reading rooms allow the public to read or download your letter, including any contact information included in your letter.

The agency may withhold letters that contain proprietary information, sensitive cultural or habitat locations, offensive language, or other sensitive information. All letters, including those not posted, will be considered and included as part of the project record.

Submitting Comments

If you wish to submit a comment, please send it to:

Michael Migliori
National Level

Eligibility to Participate in Administrative Review

Comments, or in some cases other expressions of interest, along with respondent's contact information, submitted during the comment period may be necessary to establish a respondent's eligibility to participate in an administrative review for this proposed action. Interested members of the public should review the proposal's information to determine the applicable administrative review process and the eligibility requirements for that process.

  • The date of the legal notice of opportunity to comment on this proposed action is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period.
  • For proposals to be documented with an Environmental Assessment, the legal notice announcing the comment period appears in the Newspaper of Record.
  • For Draft Environmental Impact Statements, the Notice of Availability announcing the comment period appears in the Federal Register.