May 5, 2017
Today, DOI put out a press release announcing the imminent opening of a public comment period on national monument designations under the Antiquities Act and a list of the monuments singled out of review under Executive Order 13792. There will be a Federal Register notice officially opening the public comment period. Written comments relating to the Bears Ears National Monument must be submitted within 15 days of publication of that notice. Written comments relating to all other designations subject to Executive Order 13792 must be submitted within 60 days of that date.
Also released today is the announcement, “Secretary Zinke, Utah Officials Launch Listening Tour of Utah Monuments,” that in two days they will visit two national monuments. On Sunday, May 7, 2017 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will visit Utah and launch a four-day listening tour regarding the Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, both of which are under review under President Trump’s Executive Order 13792, issued April 26, 2017.