USDA Forest Service seeks public comment on improving management of mineral, oil and gas resources


Last updated 9/20/2018 at 10:34pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service published advance notices announcing its plan to revise two parts of the agency’s locatable mineral regulations. The Forest Service seeks public comment on its work to improve outdated and inefficient regulations for locatable minerals and oil and gas resources on national forest lands.

“This is one of many efforts that our agency is undertaking to focus on our priority of regulatory reform,” interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen said. “Our goal is to make our processes as simple and efficient as possi...

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