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Deadline to Comment on Forest Service’s DEIS on Old Growth – Amendments to Forest Plans

September 19 @ 9:50 pm - 9:59 pm

The United States Department of Agriculture has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Amendments to Land Management Plans to Address Old-growth Forests Across the National Forest System. The Forest Service’s proposed old-growth amendment amends over 120 land management plans through one analysis and decision. The proposed amendment is intended to provide a consistent management framework to conserve and steward old-growth forests in response to rapidly changing climate conditions and other threats (e.g. wildfire, insect and disease).  

The draft environmental impact statement and supporting documentation is available online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=65356 

Comments on the DEIS will be accepted for 90-days, starting the day after the publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) for the DEIS in the Federal Register. The NOA published in the Federal Register is the exclusive means for calculating this 90-day comment period. You should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.   

Comments may be submitted online through the Comment Analysis and Response Application (CARA) (preferred) or hardcopy.  

As the CARA webform and hardcopy are the two platforms for accepting comments, comments submittedoutside these methods will not be prioritized for consideration and response; however, they will be included in the project record. 

We assume the time-of-day deadline is e-mailed by 9:59 MT, or 11:59 EST, as the deadline is usually the time zone of address, which is in DC, but this needs to be verified.

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
9:50 pm - 9:59 pm