Receiving Public Testimony during Regional Advisory Council Meetings
(For the Fall 2022 meeting cycle)
The Regional Advisory Councils (Councils) provide a regional forum for the collection and expression of opinions and recommendations on matters related to subsistence taking and uses of fish and wildlife resources on Federal public lands. Members of the public may participate in the Federal regulatory process by providing comments on the Federal proposals, closure reviews, and any other subsistence related issue for that region.
During the Fall 2022 Council meeting cycle, the public can provide written or oral comments to the Council in-person, telephonically, or by email.
Instructions to provide public comments to the Councils:
1) Submit a written comment(s) up until the start of the presentation of each proposal or closure review analyses (check each Council meeting agenda at https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/regions to determine the date). On your written comment you must clearly indicate your name, affiliation (if applicable), and if commenting on a proposal or closure review include the number of that item (see https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/2023-2025-fisheries-proposal-boo...).
You must submit your written comment(s) by one of the following ways:
2) Provide an oral comment(s) to the Council. The Chair will announce the opportunities to provide oral comments. Public comments are after the presentation of each analysis. Time limits may be set to keep the meeting on schedule. Before presenting your comment, state your name, affiliation (if applicable), and proposal or closure review number you would like to comment on.
Comments on non-agenda items are accepted at the start of each day of all Council meetings. The Chair will announce this opportunity daily. Subsistence issues not on the agenda will be evaluated by the Council and brought to the attention of the Board as warranted.