By Janice M. Schneider and Taiga Takahashi

On June 5, 2013, the U.S. Forest Service released its final rule amending the post-decisional administrative review process governing the occupancy or use of National Forest System lands and resources. The rule revises procedures for holders of and certain applicants for authorization to occupy and use National Forest System lands, such as special use permits and rights-of-way.[1] This rule was intended to simplify the appeal process, shorten the appeal period, and reduce