Public Submits Nearly 300,000 Comments on the Proposed Rule
Public submits nearly 300,000 comments on the Proposed Rule
The 90-day comment period on the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement closed on May 16, 2011. Comments were received from a wide range of individuals, groups, and organizations, as well as state, county, Tribal, and federal governments. The Forest Service is currently reviewing and analyzing these comments to help develop the final rule and final environmental impact statement. Publication of the final rule is anticipated in late 2011.