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USDA/FS RIN: 0596-AD50 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Law Enforcement; Orders; Enforcement of Public Health and Safety Measures 


The Forest Service regulation needs to be revised to provide the authority to impose temporary health and safety restrictions and prohibitions in areas designated by special order in support of the Executive Order 13991: Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing and to address other immediate public health and safety concerns as they may arise. The United States Department of Agriculture (the Department) is issuing a proposed rule that would authorize the Forest Service to enforce measures such as mask-wearing and physical distancing on National Forest System lands as needed to protect public health or safety.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 261   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 551   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2022 
Final Rule  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nathan Morris
Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 205-0833