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USDA/FS RIN: 0596-AD41 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Small Tracts--Category 4 and 5 Conveyance  

This final rule implements an amendment to the Small Tracts Act (STA) made by section 8621 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The rule authorizes the sale, exchange, or interchange of parcels of 40 acres or less and parcels of 10 acres or less not eligible for conveyance. The STA revisions provide the Forest Service with more options for resolving conflicts with private landowners that do not involve the resources, extended time, and expense of formal legal action. The STA revisions will also allow the Forest Service to convey parcels that are physically isolated, inaccessible, or no longer possess National Forest System characteristics.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 254, subpart C     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 521   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/26/2020  85 CFR 11041   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/27/2020 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
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:
Edwina Howard-Agu
Regulatory Analyst
Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0003
Phone:202 205-1419