Department of Agriculture June 13, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-12485
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
Document Number: 2019-12195
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) is proposing revisions to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The Agency proposes these revisions to increase efficiency in its environmental analysis while meeting NEPA's requirements and fully honoring its environmental stewardship responsibilities. The proposed rule would contribute to increasing the pace and scale of work accomplished on the ground and would help the Agency achieve its mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Public input has informed the development of the proposed rule, including through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Agency is now requesting public comment on the revisions in the proposed rule. The Agency will carefully consider all public comments in preparing the final rule.