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« on: February 27, 2013, 02:06:04 am »

National Forest System Land Management Planning Directives

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of agency proposed directives; request for
comment.

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SUMMARY: The Forest Service has issued proposed directives to Forest
Service Handbook (FSH 1909.12) and Manual (FSM 1920) establishing
procedures and responsibilities for implementing the
National Forest System (NFS) land management planning regulation.
Issuance of these proposed directives will provide consistent overall
guidance to Forest Service Line Officers and Agency employees in
developing, amending, or revising land management plans for units of
the NFS. Public comment is invited and will be considered in developing
the final directives.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments concerning the proposed directives through
one of the following methods:
    1. Public participation portal: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?Project=30641[/url]. Comments may also be
provided through the Federal rulemaking portal:http://www.regulations.gov[/url].
    2. Facsimile: Fax to: 503.224.1851. Please identify your comments
by including ``RIN 0596-AD06'' or ``planning directives'' on the cover
sheet or the first page.
    3. U.S. Postal Service: The mailing address is: USDA Forest Service
Planning Directives Comments, P.O. Box 40088, Portland, OR 97240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annie Eberhart Goode, Planning
Specialist, Ecosystem Management Coordination Staff, 202-205-1056 or
703-605-4478.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forest Service has issued proposed
directives to Forest Service Handbook (FSH 1909.12) and Manual (FSM
1920) establishing procedures and responsibilities for implementing the
National Forest System (NFS) land management planning regulation set
out at 36 CFR part 219. This promulgated rule was published in the
Federal Register on April 9, 2012 (77 FR 21161).

Public Participation

    Please note that the Forest Service will not be able to receive
hand-delivered comments. In addition, please note that all comments,
including names and addresses when provided, will be placed in the
record and available for public inspection and copying. The Agency
cannot confirm receipt of comments. Individuals wishing to inspect
comments should call Jody Sutton at 801-517-1020 to schedule an
appointment.
    These proposed directives are a revision of Forest Service Handbook
(FSH) 1919.12 and Forest Service Manual (FSM) 1920. Copies of the
proposed directives are available on the World Wide Web/Internet at
http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/planningrule/directives. Copies may be
obtained by contacting one of the following Regional Offices:

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            Region                  Phone No.             Address
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Northern Region--R1...........       406-329-3511  Street Address: 200
                                                    E. Broadway,
                                                    Missoula, MT 59802.
                                .................  Mailing address: P.O.
                                                    Box 7669, Missoula,
                                                    MT 59807-7669.
Rocky Mountain Region--R2.....       303-275-5350  Street Address: 740
                                                    Simms St., Golden,
                                                    CO 80401.
                                                   Mailing address: P.O.
                                                    Box 25127, Lakewood,
                                                    CO 80225-0127.
Southwestern Region--R3.......       505-842-3292  333 Broadway SE.,
                                                    Albuquerque, NM
                                                    87102.
Intermountain Region--R4......       801-625-5605  324 25th Street,
                                                    Ogden, UT 84401.
Pacific Southwest Region--R5..       707-562-8737  1323 Club Drive,
                                                    Vallejo, CA 94592.
Pacific Northwest Region--R6..       503-808-2468  Street Address: 333
                                                    SW. First Avenue,
                                                    Portland, Oregon
                                                    97204.
                                                   Mailing address: P.O.
                                                    Box 3623, Portland,
                                                    OR 97208-3623.
Southern Region--R8...........       404-347-4095  1720 Peachtree Rd.
                                                    NW., Atlanta, GA
                                                    30309.
Eastern Region--R9............       414-297-3600  626 East Wisconsin
                                                    Ave. Milwaukee, WI
                                                    53202.
Alaska Region--R10............       907-586-8806  P.O. Box 21628,
                                                    Juneau, AK 99802-
                                                    1628.
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    Readers are encouraged to obtain a copy of the proposed directives
to formulate their comments and provide input for the development of
the final planning directives.

Background .... for the full notice go to
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-27/html/2013-04470.htm
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