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Extension of Comment Period Commercial Filming in Wilderness
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:16:47 am »
Extension of Comment Period for the Proposed Directive on
Commercial Filming in Wilderness, Special Uses Administration

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of proposed directive; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Forest Service published a notice in the Federal Register
on September 4, 2014, initiating a 60-day comment period on the
Proposed Directive for Commercial Filming in Wilderness; Special Uses,
Forest Service Handbook 2709.11, Chapter 40. The closing date of the
original notice is scheduled for November 3, 2014. The Agency is
extending the comment period for an additional 30 days from the
previous closing date.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 3, 2014 .

ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically by following the instructions
at the federal eRulemaking portal at or
submit comments via fax to 703-605-5131 or 703-605-5106. Please
identify faxed comments by including ``Commercial Filming in
Wilderness'' on the cover sheet or first page. Comments may also be
submitted via mail to Commercial Filming in Wilderness, USDA, Forest
Service, Attn: Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers (WWSR), 201 14th
Street SW., Mailstop Code: 1124, Washington, DC 20250-1124.
    Email comments may be sent to: If
comments are submitted electronically, duplicate comments should not be
sent by mail. Hand-delivered comments will not be accepted and receipt
of comments cannot be confirmed. Please restrict comments to issues
pertinent to the proposed directive, explain the reasons for any
recommended changes, and, where possible, reference the specific
section and wording being addressed.
    All comments, including names and addresses when provided, will be
placed in the record and be made available for public inspection and
copying. The public may inspect the comments received at the USDA
Forest Service Headquarters, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 201 14th
Street SW., Washington, DC, in the Office of the Director, WWSR, 5th
Floor South, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to
call ahead at 202-644-4862 to facilitate entry to the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elwood York, WWSR, at 202-649-1727.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD)
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forest Service proposed directive on
Commercial Filming in Wilderness was drafted in a good faith effort to
ensure the fullest protection of America's wild places.
To ensure that
all members of the public who have an interest in wilderness access
have the opportunity to be heard, we are extending the comment period
on the proposed directive to December 3, 2014. In the coming weeks the
Forest Service will be setting up public meetings to answer questions
from the public, including journalists and members of wilderness
groups. These meetings are intended to gather further feedback on the
proposal and to help us shape the final directive.

    Dated: September 25, 2014.
Gregory C. Smith,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest Systems.
[FR Doc. 2014-23303 Filed 9-30-14; 8:45 am]

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