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December 9, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey is extending the public comment period on a draft revised list of critical minerals until January 10, 2022.  

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted by January 10, 2022.   

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments:  

  • Online at http://www.regulations.gov by entering “DOI-2021-0013” in the Search bar and clicking “Search” 
  • Or by mail to Draft List of Critical Minerals, MS-102, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20192.   

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Mosley, (703) 648-6312, jmosley@usgs.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Mr. Mosley during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with this individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.  

For more information, see the previous announcement: https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-seeks-public-comment-draft-list-50-minerals-deemed-critical-us-0