Federal Register

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for notices, proposed rules and final rules of Federal agencies.  The Bureau of Land Management uses the Federal Register to announce and explain our plans to solve problems and accomplish goals, and to give the public an opportunity to comment on the actions we propose.  We encourage citizens to make their voices heard on the issues that are important to them.

View recent notices and rules for comment in the Federal Register feed below.  Find more opportunities to comment on regulations.gov.

About Federal Register Notices and How to Comment

About notices and how to comment

The BLM publishes notices in the Federal Register to inform the public about proposed actions and decisions that affect public lands, such as public meetings, plans to develop environmental impact statements, and public land closures.  A notice that is open for comment will specify a deadline and methods for submitting comments.

About Rules and How to Comment

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.