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tbeckman
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:26am
Dear Chairwoman Stabenow, Senator Cochran, Chairman Lucas, and Ranking Member Peterson: We write to express our support to retain without amendment the Silvicultural Activities provision in the final version of the Farm Bill, H.R. 2642 -- the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, in. The House of Representatives added this provision to the bill by unanimous voice vote. The provision is identical to bipartisan legislation, the Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act (H.R. 2026),...
tbeckman
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 12:33pm
The undersigned organizations represent state agencies charged with implementation of the Clean Water Act, and protection of natural resources, fish, wildlife, forests, floodplains and the environment.  We appreciate the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) effort to prepare the September 2013 draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence.  We are pleased to offer the following shared perspectives.  First,...
gosullivan
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:48pm
Dear Senator Crapo and Senator Wyden: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates your efforts to solidify the role of the longstanding state-based Best Management Practices (BMP) programs for managing nonpoint source discharges from forest roads. NASF’s members include the directors of all state and territorial forestry agencies and the District of Columbia. State Foresters have primary responsibility for administering forestry BMP programs designed to address nonpoint...
gosullivan
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:45pm
Dear Congresswoman Herrera Beutler and Congressman Schrader: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) appreciates your efforts to solidify the role of the longstanding state-based Best Management Practices (BMP) programs for managing nonpoint source discharges from forest roads. NASF’s members include the directors of all state and territorial forestry agencies and the District of Columbia. State Foresters have primary responsibility for administering forestry BMP programs designed to...
tbeckman
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 1:21pm
Dear Mr. Bauer: The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of proposed rulemaking to revise stormwater regulations to specify that a Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is not required for stormwater discharges from logging roads under Phase I of the stormwater program. Our...
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...
gosullivan
Friday, June 22, 2012 - 9:40pm
June 22, 2012 Jeremy Bauer Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mailcode: 2822T 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Attention: Water Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195 Dear Mr. Bauer: The National Association of State Foresters (NASF)1 and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of intent (NOI) to revise stormwater regulations to specify that a Clean...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 5:25pm
The Honorable Lisa JacksonAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Dear Administrator Jackson: Forests play an important role in the health of our environment and our economy-providing clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, forest products, and jobs. As strong advocates for maintaining healthy and sustainable forests and ensuring water quality, members of the undersigned state organizations support laws, regulations, and policies that contribute to that...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 8:44am
The Honorable James L. OberstarUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Oberstar: As the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee prepares to consider legislation regarding reformulation of federal authorities under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Association of State Foresters would like to offer guidance and assistance on this matter. NASF is a non-profit organization composed of the directors of forestry agencies from the fifty states, eight U...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, June 12, 2009 - 8:13am
The Honorable Barbara BoxerChairman, Committee on Environment and Public WorksWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Boxer: Thank you for the opportunity to review and comment on the most recent compromise language for the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787). The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and our members share your commitment to protecting water quality and appreciate your efforts to clarify Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act) jurisdictional issues through...

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