Upcoming public lands regulatory actions

On December 10, 2021, the Biden Administration released the Fall 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is a semi-annual compilation of information concerning regulations and policy under development by federal agencies.  I’ve pulled out the Forest Service and BLM entries below.

This link was provided in this blog post focused primarily on the Endangered Species Act and “the regulated community” (and on undoing Trump administration regulatory changes).  The one individual species proposal that may affect (eastern) national forests concerns the northern long-eared bat, and possible critical habitat designation (it is currently listed as threatened).  It also notes proposed rules by the Council on Environmental Quality revising National Environmental Policy Act implementing regulations (targeting climate change).

USDA/FSProposed Rule StageSpecial Uses–Cost Recovery0596-AD35
USDA/FSProposed Rule StageCommunications Uses–Programmatic Administrative Fee0596-AD44
USDA/FSProposed Rule StageLaw Enforcement; Orders; Enforcement of Public Health and Safety Measures0596-AD50
USDA/FSProposed Rule StageAlaska Roadless Rule Revision0596-AD51
USDA/FSProposed Rule StageChattooga Wild and Scenic River0596-AD52
USDA/FSProposed Rule StageWeeks Act Reviews0596-AD53
USDA/FSFinal Rule StageRange Management–Excess Use/Unauthorized Use0596-AD45
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageRights-of-Way for Communications Including Broadband1004-AE60
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageBonding1004-AE68
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageRights-of-Way, Leasing and Operations for Renewable Energy and Transmission Lines1004-AE78
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageWaste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation1004-AE79
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageRevision of Existing Regulations Pertaining to Fossil Fuel Leases and Leasing Process 43 CFR Parts 3100 and 34001004-AE80
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StagePart 4100-Grazing Administration-Exclusive of Alaska1004-AE82
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageRegulations for the Protection, Management, and Control of Wild Horses and Burros1004-AE83
DOI/BLMProposed Rule StageRegulations Pertaining to Leasing and Operations for Geothermal1004-AE84
DOI/BLMFinal Rule StageMinerals Management: Adjustment of Cost Recovery Fees1004-AE81
DOI/BLMFinal Rule StageOnshore Oil and Gas Operations-Annual Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments1004-AE85

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