Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period--Proposed Directives
for Forest Service Land Management Planning
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of reopening of public comment period.
SUMMARY: The Forest Service is reopening the public comment period for
the proposed directive regarding land management planning for an
additional 15 days. The original notice called for comments to be
submitted by April 29, 2013.
DATES: Comments must be received, in writing, on or before May 24,
ADDRESSES: Submit comments concerning the proposed directives through
one of the following methods:
1. Public participation portal: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?Project=30641
. Comments may also be
provided through the Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
2. Facsimile: Fax to: 503.224.1851. Please identify your comments
by including ``RIN 0596-AD06'' or ``planning directives'' on the cover
sheet or the first page.
3. U.S. Postal Service: The mailing address is: USDA Forest Service
Planning Directives Comments, P.O. Box 40088, Portland, OR 97240.
All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are
placed in the record and are available for public inspection and
copying. The Agency cannot confirm receipt of comments. Individual
wishing to inspect comments should call Jody Sutton at 801.517.1020 to
schedule an appointment.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annie Eberhart Goode, (202) 205-1056,
Planning Specialist, Ecosystem Management Coordination.
Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD)
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-839
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forest Service has proposed Land
Management Planning Directives for inclusion in the Forest Service
Handbook (FSH 1909.12) and Manual (FSM 1920) establishing procedures
and responsibilities for implementing the National Forest System (NFS)
land management planning regulation published in the Federal Register
on April 9, 2012 (77 FR 21162) and set out at 36 CFR part 219. To
provide the public the opportunity to review and comment on these
proposed directives, the Agency initiated a 60-day comment period which
closed on April 29, 2013. The Agency has decided to reopen the comment
period for an additional 15 days to provide an opportunity to gather
additional public input to inform the final Land Management Planning
Dated: May 2, 2013.
Thomas L. Tidwell,
Chief, U.S. Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-10998 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]
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