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USDA/FS RIN: 0596-AC77 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Invasive Species Management  
Abstract: The goal of the USDA Forest Service invasive species program is to reduce, minimize, or eliminate the potential for introduction, establishment, spread, and impact of invasive species across all landscapes and ownerships. The Department of Agriculture's national invasive species program allows the Forest Service to take action against invasive species threats, yet no specific invasive species management policy has been developed to provide the broad guidance necessary for Agency activities addressing aquatic and terrestrial invasive species impacting the National Forest System lands or other areas of jurisdiction. The objective of this proposed action is to develop a Forest Service Manual chapter for invasive species management, and an accompanying Forest Service Handbook to provide a solid foundation on which to build a more effective invasive species program and meet the defined program goal. This policy will support both departmental and Agency-specific strategic plan goals and objectives for invasive species management. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 USC 4321    EO 13112   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  06/03/2011  76 FR 32135   
Final Rule  12/05/2011  76 FR 75860   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
LaRenda C King
Assistant Director, Directives and Regulations
Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
ATTN: ORMS, D&R Branch, 1400 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20250-0003
Phone:202 205-6560
Email: larendacking@fs.fed.us