Forest Service hosts meeting on proposed Colorado Roadless Rule
The last in a series of public meetings for the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
The Forest Service released the revised draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule on April 15. Information on the proposed rule, maps and other details are available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/coroadlessrule.
This public meeting is not a hearing. Rather, the meeting has three basic purposes:
• To increase public understanding about the proposed rule.
• To explain how input gathered from the public was incorporated into the rule.
• To address questions from the public.
While the meetings should help people develop more informed written comments, oral comments will not be taken at the meetings, nor will the Forest Service be recording the meeting for inclusion in the rulemaking record.
As with any rulemaking process, those who wish to provide comments for the record will need to submit them in writing and can do so at the meeting.
The meeting will begin with a presentation that briefly explains the history and content of the proposed rule and draft environmental impact statement, followed by a question and answer session. It also includes time to review maps and have one-on-one discussions with Forest Service staff.
Optional advance registration is online at http://coroadless. eventbrite.com.
The 90-day public comment period ends July 14, 2011. Comments can be viewed online at http://stage-review.icfi.com/ CORoadless.
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