Update on planning rule development — Nov 2010
We’ve been getting a number of inquiries as to when folks should expect to see the proposed planning rule published. As you know, we’ve been working hard to develop a science-based proposed rule that reflects the breadth of input gathered through more than 26,000 comments on the Notice of Intent, over 40 public meetings, and ongoing Tribal consultation. We had previously estimated the proposed rule and accompanying draft environmental impact statement would be ready for publication in December. However, now we estimate the publication will occur later this winter. The exact publication date will be announced as soon as possible through this blog, on our listserv, and on the planning rule website at http://fs.usda.gov/planningrule. We look forward to publishing the proposed rule and anticipate your feedback.