About rules and how to comment
Congress passes the laws that govern the United States. It also gives the BLM and other Federal agencies authority to help put those laws into effect by creating and enforcing regulations through rulemaking.
A proposed rule is the official document that tells the public how the BLM would implement a law. The proposal is published in the Federal Register so members of the public can comment on it. The BLM considers the comments we receive before we issue a final rule. This final rule is also published in the Federal Register. Final rules have the force and effect of law.
You may submit comments on proposed regulations at Regulations.gov. Other ways to submit your comments and the deadline to submit them can be found in the proposed rule.