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Proposed Rules

There are no proposed rules under consideration at this time. Any Final Rules may be accessed below.

Final Gathering Rule


The National Park Service is establishing a management framework to allow the gathering and removal of plants or plant parts by enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribes for traditional purposes.

Read the Final Rule Here...

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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Flexibility Threshold Analysis: Regulation to Revise Certain Sections of 36 CFR Parts 1 and 2 to Address “Gathering of Plants or Plant Parts by Federally Recognized Tribes for Traditional Purposes.”

This report is currently unavailable; the final EO 12866 analysis will be available when the final regulation is published.

Read the DRAFT FINAL here