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USDA/FS RIN: 0596-AC61 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Processing Applications for Wind Energy Development on National Forest System Lands (Forest Service Manual 2720) 
Abstract: The Forest Service is seeking comment on proposed policy that would govern the review and processing of applications for wind energy development on National Forest System land. This policy would address the internal agency process and responsibilities for: (1) Reviewing proposed wind energy plans of development, site plans, and operation plans; (2) issuing special use authorizations for site testing and monitoring (met towers); (3) issuing special use authorizations for wind energy development in accordance with existing Forest Service regulations pertaining to special land uses set out at 36 CFR 251.54; as well as (4) determining the level of environmental analysis required for individual wind energy projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Council of Environmental Quality regulations, and existing Forest Service environmental policy and procedures. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: PL 109-58    EO 13212    16 USC 472    16 USC 4601(6a(c))    7 USC 1011(f)    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Proposed Directive  09/24/2007  72 FR 54233   
Comment Period End  11/23/2007    
Comment Period Extended  11/27/2007  72 FR 66130   
Comment Period End  01/23/2008    
Notice of Final Directive  06/00/2010    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lorrie Parker
Regulatory Analyst
Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
ATTN: ORMS, D&R Branch, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0003
Phone:202 205-6560
Fax:202 260-6539

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