JoinContact UsClubsEventsHome
  DNR Request for Comments
 
Home
About MnUSA
Join Us
Clubs
Events
News
Minnesota News
DNR News Release - 12.1.16
DNR News Release 11.22.16
2017 Veterans Appreciation Ride
Polaris News Release 10.9.16
Taconite Trail 30th Anniversary
Snowmobile Trails Officially Open Dec 1
ACSA Announces 2015 Dealer of the Year
Trail Planning in MnUSA Region 9
DNR News Release 2.12.15
DNR News Release 2.9.15
Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week
DNR News Release 12.1.14
DNR News Release 11.13.14
DNR Request for Comments
Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week
Northland 300
Snow Blast!
Cuyuna State Trail Planning
Snowmobile Forum for West Metro Trails
MnUSA Region 1 Meets in Fertile, MN
Northland 300 Celebrates 25 years
MnUSA Member & Racer at State Fair
Matthew Lourey State Trail
ALS Snowmobile Ride
Northland 300 Ride
Snowmobile Clubs Host Trail Stops
Ramstad / North Shore Trail
Jeff Mausolf
Arctic Cat Celebrates 50 Years
Northland 300 Ride
DNR News Release 12.16.10
Parks & Trail Legacy Plan Released
No Snowmobiling on the Dakota Rail Trail This Winter
2010 CRT Awards
ISHOF 2010 Inductees
Parks & Trails Legacy Plan
Upper Mississippi Forest Lands Protected Forever
Health of Recreation
Snowmobile Trail Pass Required
Snowmobile Trail Funding
Snowmobilers Pay Their Own Way
National News
Trails
Business Members
Legislation
Safety
Resources
Classified Ads
Contact Us
Trail Reports
Minnesota Snowmobiling
MnUSA Store
05/2017 - May
MnUSA 2018 Winter Rendezvous
MnUSA 2017 Summer Event


 

DNR Request for Comments
DNR Requests Comments on Possible Amendments to Recreation Rules on State Land


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
 
          Division of Parks and Trails
 
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
 
Possible Amendments to Rules Governing Use of State Parks, State Recreation Areas,
State Waysides, State Trails, and Recreational Use of Forest Lands, Minnesota Rules, Parts 6100.0100 to 6100.4300; Revisor's ID Number 03941
 
            Subject of Rules. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources requests comments on the subject matter of amendments to rules governing use of state parks, state recreation areas, state waysides, state trails, and forest lands.
 
The department is considering amendments to Minnesota Rules, parts 6100.0100 to
6100.4300 in order to:
            1) address emerging recreational activities, technologies, and federal requirements;
            2) update and correct obsolete provisions;
            3) integrate the rules governing state trails (parts 6100.3000 to 6100.4300) with the rules governing state parks, forest lands, and state recreation areas (parts 6100.0100 to 6100.2400);
            4) provide common definitions and provisions for state trails, state parks, forest lands, and state recreation areas;
            5) provide for different management for each type of unit, consistent with the purposes described in the Outdoor Recreation Act of 1975, as amended (Chapter 86A). The current rules have identical provisions for state parks and state recreation areas; and
            6) address additional issues and topics within the scope of parts 6100.0100 to 6100.4300 that arise during the rulemaking process.
 
The department will combine two on-going rulemaking efforts. The department published a request for comments on amendments to parts 6100.3000 to 6100.4300 in 2006, and a request for comments on amendments to parts 6100.0100 to 6100.2400 in 2009. The department has not initiated rule adoption proceedings for either rule. The department believes the combined rulemaking will be more efficient, and easier for the affected public to understand.
 
Rule amendments may affect special events, organized public activities, noise restrictions, alcoholic beverage restrictions, hours of operation, registration and campsite use provisions, seasonal leases, mobility devices, collecting, target shooting, dog field trialing, hunting and hunting stands, wildlife feeding, animal-drawn contrivances, pet-related provisions, and motor vehicle use. The rulemaking may address additional issues and topics within the scope of parts
6100.0100 to 6100.4300 that arise during the rulemaking process.
 
            Persons Affected. Rule amendments would likely affect individuals and groups of people that use state parks, state trails, state recreation areas and waysides, and forest lands for recreational purposes including trail users, campers, hunters, anglers, and others. Individuals and organizations that use these lands for special events and commercial purposes may be affected, including timber harvesters, outfitters, recreation providers, media, and educational institutions.
 
            Statutory Authority. Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.06 authorizes the department to adopt rules relating to the units of the outdoor recreation system within its jurisdiction to provide for administration of the units as specified in section 86A.05 and the laws relating to each type of unit. Additional relevant authority is found in sections 16A.1283, 84.03, 84.029, 84.083, 84.0835, 84.15, 84.86, 84.773, 85.012, 85.013, 85.015, 85.04, 85.052, 85.053, 85.054, 85.20, 86A.05, 86A.07, 86A.09, 89.031, 89.19, 89.20, 89.21, 89.22, and 89.71.
 
            Public Comment. Interested parties may submit comments or information on the scope and content of the rule amendments in writing until 4:30 p.m. on July 25, 2014. The department does not contemplate appointing an advisory committee to provide advice on the possible rules.
 
            How to Submit Comments and Contact the DNR about the Rulemaking. , questions, requests to receive a copy of the draft rule when proposed, and requests for more information on the rulemaking should be directed to: Rebecca Wooden at Department of Natural
Resources, Division of Parks and Trails, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4039,
phone: 651-259-5584, FAX: 651-297-1157, and email: recreationrules.dnr@state.mn.us.
 
            Rules Drafts. The department has not yet prepared a draft of the possible rules amendments, but summary information is available on the department website at:
 
            Alternative Format. Upon request, this Request for Comments can be made available in an alternative format, such as large print, Braille, or cassette tape. To make such a request, please contact the agency contact person at the address or telephone number listed above.
 
            NOTE: received in response to this notice will not necessarily be included in the formal rulemaking record submitted to the Administrative Law Judge if and when a proceeding to adopt rules is started. The agency is required to submit to the judge only those written comments received in response to the rules after they are proposed. If you submit comments during the development of the rules and you want to ensure that the Administrative Law Judge reviews the comments, you should resubmit the comments after the rules are formally proposed.
 
Dated: May 6, 2014
 
/s/ Tom Landwehr, Commissioner
Department of Natural Resources
 


Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association
7040 Lakeland Avenue N., Suite 212, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428, United States
Phone: 763-577-0185     Fax: 763-577-0186
© 2017 Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association