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, including commenters names and contact information will become a part of the public record for this effort. Comments, including anonymous comments, are accepted at any time. However comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. 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. Interested members of the public should review the provided information to determine if any administrative review process applies and the eligibility requirements for that process.

Submitting Comments

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

Michael Migliori
National Level
mmigliori@fs.fed.us