FSM 7700 and 7710 E-bikes #ORMS-2619

Advancements in e-bike technology, tremendous growth in the popularity of this recreational activity, and rapidly increasing opportunities for e-bike use on other federal lands have prompted federal agencies such as the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service to examine current authority, regulations, and policy governing the use of e-bikes. Federal land management agencies are considering options for facilitating and expanding access for e-bikes use. The Forest Service is currently requesting public input on proposed updates to directives that clarify how e-bikes are managed on national forests whereby creating an e-bike definition and by adopting the three classes of e-bikes for designation as motor vehicles. These directive updates provide needed guidance to field units under existing Travel Management Rule definitions, and establish criteria to designate roads, trails and areas for e-bikes use.

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. 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.

We have included both the full directives, showing significant changes in yellow highlight, and a summary document of the changes for each directive. We are seeking comment only on the changes to the directives and not on the full text of the directives.

*Please note: the links in the Federal Register Notice were inadvertently switched between the reading room and the public comment form. If you are trying to reach the public comment form, please click here: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?project=ORMS-2619


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 James, Jesse  10/26/2020485[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Teitelbaum, Martha  10/26/2020218[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Newell, Fairell  10/26/2020451[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Morine, Patricia  10/26/2020380[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Sigler, Paul  10/26/2020197[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Ray, Tyler American Hiking Society10/26/2020151372[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Zuck, Joshua  10/26/2020174[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 McGonigle, Teresa  10/26/2020585[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Nichols, Melissa  10/26/2020553[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Setterholm, Laurie  10/26/202085[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 O'Bryan, Steve  10/26/2020293[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Millbrooke, Anne  10/26/202016633688[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Mielke, Art  10/26/2020897[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Brontvain, Pablo  10/26/20202364[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Heiken, Doug Oregon Wild10/26/2020892[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Calvert, Debra  10/26/2020262[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Christiano, Linda  10/26/202097[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Demoz, Abuna  10/26/20202346[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Fawley, Rebecca  10/26/2020380[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Merrill, LeAnna  10/26/2020365[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Rasmussen, Christine  10/26/20202280[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Romaine, Carolynn  10/26/2020520[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Ogden, Joel  10/26/202065[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Sinclair, Justine  10/26/20202367[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
 Amato, Paul  10/26/20202358[id:3567]Other (E-bikes) (Total Letters: 8705)
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