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Winter Use Proposed Rule Released for Public Comment
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307-739-3393
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Winter Use Proposed Rule Released For Public Comment
A proposed rule concerning winter use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is now out for public review and comment.
The rulemaking process is in addition to, but is separate from, the public review and comment period on the Winter Use Plans Environmental Assessment (EA) which was released for public review and comment on Monday, November 3.
The proposed rule was published today in the Federal Register, and is open for a 15-day public review and comment period through November 20, 2008. The proposed rule and an electronic form to submit written comments is available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. You can find the proposed rule by searching the “Documents Open For Public Comment” and selecting the National Park Service as the agency. Written comments may be submitted through this web site, in person, or by mail. Comments will not be accepted by phone, fax, or e-mail. All public comments on the proposed rule must be received or postmarked by midnight, Eastern Time, November 20, 2008.
Both the proposed rule and the EA are available on CD or in hard copy by writing the National Park Service, Management Assistant’s Office, P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190. Document requests may also be made by sending an e-mail to e-mail us; by calling 307-344-2019 during normal business hours; or by sending a request by fax to 307-344-2025.
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Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.