Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service
The Forest Service is issuing an interim directive to guide its employees in revised procedures for Burned Area Emergency Response. The interim directive provides direction and guidance specific to assessing, planning and implementing post-fire emergency response actions on National Forest System (NFS) lands to ensure consistent and adequate analyses for evaluating post-fire risks and determining appropriate and cost-effective response actions. This interim directive supersedes the existing directive located at FSM 2523. Public comment is invited and will be considered during development of the final directive.
Forest Resource Coordinating Committee
The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee will meet via teleconference every month on the following dates within 2013: June 20, July 18, August 15, and September 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (eastern time). The committee is authorized under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246). The purpose of the committee is to coordinate non-industrial private forestry activities within the Department of Agriculture and with the private sector. The goal of these meetings is to share information and help guide the committee to make recommendations with regard to landscape scale conservation and related USDA programs.
National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule
The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule will meet in Salt Lake/West Valley City, Utah via webinar/conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463). The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Rule and to continue deliberations on formulating advice to the Secretary on the Proposed Land Management Planning Directives. The meeting is also open to the public.