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« on: August 17, 2007, 11:30:56 am »

NEWS RELEASE
USDA Forest Service
Washington, D.C.

Release No. 0713

Contact:
Press Office
(202) 205-1134

FOREST SERVICE PUBLISHES TWO PROPOSED RULES

WASHINGTON D.C., August 16, 2007 - The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is providing public notice and opportunity for comments on proposed rules for National Forest System land management planning and the Forest Service’s NEPA procedures. Both proposals have 60-day comment periods.

“The proposed rules create better ways for the Forest Service to protect the environment in an efficient and inclusive manner,” said Chief Gail Kimbell. “The first rule improves land management plans by making them more adaptable to changing conditions and the desires of the American people. It ensures that the public continues to be involved in our land management planning processes and the disclosure of our environmental performance continues to be improved.”

The first rulemaking is the result of a March 30, 2007, court order that enjoined the USDA from implementing and using its 2005 planning rule until the public is allowed to comment on it. We have prepared the proposed rule, explanatory text of the rule, and a draft environmental impact statement to meet the court order. The rule, now referred to as the 2007 planning rule, is essentially the same as the enjoined 2005 planning rule. The draft environmental impact statement includes five alternatives. These alternatives are the proposed action (essentially the 2005 rule), the 2000 planning rule, the 1982 planning rule, and two modifications of the 2005 planning rule.

Key elements of the rule include a strengthened science role in land management planning; assurance that the public has access to planning information and is heard throughout the process; an assessment of environmental conditions and trends; and the requirement that proposed desired conditions be sustainable.

The second proposed rule moves the Forest Service’s NEPA implementing procedures from the Forest Service Directive System to the Code of Federal Regulations --- allowing for more public collaboration and responsiveness to new information and ideas. This updates our procedures and makes them consistent with other agencies and reflects guidance from the Council on Environmental Quality.

For more information:
http://www.fs.fed.us/emc/nfma/2007_planning_rule.html
http://www.fs.fed.us/emc
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 11:42:16 am »

I can see where rule 2 is going to be applied,,,,, why couldnt they just make one rule??  They just want to confuse the issue as usual(Do a little sidestep) in order to get what they want or need to satisfy the People who are sue happy
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 10:10:47 pm »

Will United be making an official comment?
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Carla Boucher
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 10:06:16 am »

Yes, we will. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 10:24:16 pm »

U Rock.

Glad you're looking out for us at that level!

My plate is overflowing with just the 'local' stuff.
I can't imagine trying to tackle the Federal level too!

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 09:24:30 am »

No - thank you Pat for all you're doing in MI.  I'm very glad to be able to partner with you.  You're doing an excellent job!

Carla
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 03:56:21 pm »

YES he is!!

THANKS, Pat and Carla!

I don't know how to do the Hoot Man, Carla.
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007, 08:23:05 am »

I don't know how either Doug.  But I get the sentiment.

I'd like the hoot man and the smiley guy that butts his head against the brick wall.   Grin
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