NPS Negotiated Rulemaking

National Park Service Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

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Comments on Committee Purpose and Process Comments were received on additional factors surrounding the establishment of the Committee. Broadly categorized, these comments addressed: the willingness of members to negotiate and reach consensus, and proposed procedures and guidelines for the Committee.

Response
Committee members are required to negotiate in good faith, including considering others’ perspectives and approaching negotiations with an open mind. Every proposed Committee
member has agreed to do this. Also, to police itself, the Committee will adopt ground rules to enhance its ability to negotiate and reach consensus. Finally, the NPS Designated Federal Official for the Committee has the authority to ecommend to the Secretary that amember who is not negotiating in good faith be removed from the Committee

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