Author Topic: Revision of Land Management Plan for the Francis Marion National Forest, SC  (Read 1888 times)

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ACTION: Notice of Intent To Revise the Land and Resource Management
Plan and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the
Francis Marion National Forest (Francis Marion).


SUMMARY: As directed by the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), the
U.S. Forest Service is preparing the Francis Marion's revised land
management plan (forest plan) and will also prepare an EIS) for this
revised forest plan. This notice briefly describes the nature of the
decision to be made, a proposed action based on the preliminary
identified need to change the existing plan and information concerning
public participation. It also provides estimated dates for filing the
EIS and the name and address of the responsible agency official and the
individuals who can provide additional information. Finally, this
notice identifies the applicable planning rule that will be used for
completing this plan revision. The revised forest plan will supersede
the existing forest plan that was approved by the Regional Forester in
December 1995. The existing forest plan will remain in effect until the
revised forest plan takes effect.

DATES: Comments concerning the proposed action provided in this notice
will be most useful in the development of the draft revised forest plan
and EIS if received June 16, 2014. The agency expects to release a
draft revised forest plan and draft EIS for formal comment by February
1, 2015 and a final revised forest plan and final EIS by April 30,

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted on-line at or sent via email to: or via facsimile to
(803) 561-4004. Electronic comments should include ``FM Plan Revision''
in the subject line. Written comments may be sent or delivered to:
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Attn: FM Plan Revision,
4931 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Planning Team Leader Mary Morrison,
Planning Staff Officer Michelle Burnett or Public Affairs Specialist
Tammy Terrell Robinson, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests at
(803) 561-4000. Information on this revision is also available on the
Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests' Web site at Individuals who use
telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339. Please call 8 a.m.-
noon and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, except on
federal holidays.


A. Lead and Cooperating Agencies

    The U.S. Forest Service is the lead agency on revision of the
forest plan.

B. Name and Address of the Responsible Official

    The responsible official who will approve the Record of Decision is
Forest Supervisor John Richard ``Rick'' Lint, Francis Marion and Sumter
National Forests, 4931 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212.

C. Nature of the Decision To Be Made

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