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tbeckman
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:48am
Dear Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson: We are writing to express our strong support for the “Good Neighbor Authority” (Section 8304) of H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. Good Neighbor Authority allows the Forest Service to delegate to State Foresters implementation of certain forestry projects on federal lands after NEPA is completed. It is modeled upon similar authority that Congress granted to Colorado and Utah, where it has been successfully...
tbeckman
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:00am
Dear Senator Wyden and Senator Murkowski, We are writing to express our support for S.327, the Good Neighbor Forestry Act. The diverse organizations signing this letter believe the successful model of cooperation that has been used in Colorado and Utah should be expanded to allow states and state foresters to provide forestry services on National Forest System and BLM lands. Tighter budgets and fewer forest management projects are exacerbating problems of forest health, and hurting businesses...
gosullivan
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:10pm
November 15, 2012 Hans Joachim Droste, Ph. D. Policy and Standards Director FSC International Center Charles-de-Gualle Strasse 5 53113 Bonn, Germany Subject: FSC ADVICE 20-007-17 Evaluation of Nurseries in the Management Unit (Draft 0-1) Dear Mr. Joachim Droste: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of all 50 state forestry agencies, the eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. State Foresters have a...
tbeckman
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:52pm
Last week the Chair of the Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC), Jason Grabosky of Rutgers University, gave a briefing on the Council’s 2012 recommendations to the Secretary.  Attending from REE  were Undersecretary Woteki and Deputy Undersecretary Bartuska, NRE Undersecretary Blazer, Deputy Chief Reaves, and NIFA Assistant Director Frank Boteler.  FRAC is a statutory advisory committee that advises the Secretary of Agriculture on regional and national forestry and natural resource...
gosullivan
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 3:13pm
July 25, 2012 Dear Chairman Mica and Ranking Member Rahall: We are writing to thank you for scheduling a markup of H.R. 2541, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act, and to express our support for committee approval of this important bipartisan legislation that will protect jobs, natural resources and recreational opportunities on federal, state, local, tribal and private forestlands. We commend Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (RWash.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) for advancing this...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 4:08pm
January 31, 2011 Rebecca A. BechAssociate Deputy AdministratorPlant Protection and QuarantineAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service Dear Rebecca, Our groups have come together with many others under the auspices of the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases. The Continental Dialogue is a collaboration of diverse interests aimed at addressing the threat of non-native insects and diseases on America's forests. The undersigned groups appreciate this opportunity to...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:23am
Re: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial,and Institutional Boilers; Proposed Rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 31896 (June 4, 2010) To Whom It May Concern: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments inresponse to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed National Emission Standards forHazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0790). NASF seeks todiscuss,...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 11:35am
Re: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Proposed Rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32006 (June 4, 2010); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0058 To Whom It May Concern: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources. NASF offers...
Anonymous (not verified)
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 12:00am
August 15, 2006 Robin HeardActing DirectorEasement Program DivisionNatural Resources Conservation ServiceP.O. Box 2890Washington, DC 20013-2890 RE: Healthy Forests Reserve Program interim final rule Dear Ms. Heard: On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters, I am writing to provide comment on the interim final rule for the Healthy Forests Reserve program (Title V of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act), published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2006. NASF is a non-profit...