Subdivision 1. Rulemaking authority.
The commissioner may prescribe rules governing the
use of forest lands under the authority of the commissioner and state forest roads, or any parts
thereof, by the public and governing the exercise by holders of leases or permits on forest lands
and state forest roads of all their rights under the leases or permits.
Subd. 2. Rulemaking exemption.
Designations of forest trails and changes to the
designations by the commissioner shall be by written order published in the State Register.
Designations and changes to designations are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter
14 and section
does not apply. Before designating or changing a designation of forest
trails, the commissioner shall hold a public meeting in the county where the largest portion of the
forest lands are located to provide information to and receive comment from the public regarding
the proposed trail designation or change in designation. Sixty days before the public meeting,
notice of the proposed forest trail designation or change in designation shall be published in the
legal newspapers that serve the counties in which the lands are located, in a statewide Department
of Natural Resources news release, and in the State Register.
History: (6513-8) 1931 c 263 s 8; 1961 c 223 s 12; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1988 c 462 s 4; 1988 c
686 art 4 s 3; 2004 c 221 s 32; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 71