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Winter Use Proposed Rule Released for Public Comment

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Date: November 5, 2008
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307-739-3393

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Al Nash / Stacy Vallie
(307) 344-2015

Grand Teton National Park
P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012
Jackie Skaggs
(307) 739-3393
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2008     08-090

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YELLOWSTONE/GRAND TETON NEWS RELEASE
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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?

Upper Geyser Basin Hydrothermal Features on a Winter Day.

Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.