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     FOREST SERVICE HANDBOOK

    NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS (WO)

    WASHINGTON, DC

    FSH 2709.11 - SPECIAL USES HANDBOOK

    CHAPTER 40 - SPECIAL USES ADMINISTRATION

Amendment No.: 2709.11-2012-1

Effective Date: December 13, 2012

Duration: This amendment is effective until superseded or removed.

Approved: JAMES M. PEÑA Date Approved: 12/07/2012

     Associate Deputy Chief, NFS

    Posting Instructions: Amendments are numbered consecutively by handbook number and calendar year. Post by document; remove the entire document and replace it with this amendment. Retain this transmittal as the first page(s) of this document. The last amendment to

    this handbook was 2709.11-2011-7 to FSH 2709.11_70.

    2709.11_40 32 Pages New Document

    2709.11_40 30 Pages Superseded Document(s) by

    (Amendment 2709.11-2011-6, 08/04/2011) Issuance Number and

    Effective Date

Digest:

    40.61 - Establishes reporting procedures for when an Authorized Officer is notified by a holder of a special use authorization of an incident or allegation of child abuse or neglect associated

    with an authorized use and occupancy of National Forest System lands.

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    Table of Contents

    40.1 - Authority [Reserved] .....................................................................................................4 40.2 - Objectives [Reserved] ...................................................................................................4 40.3 - Policy [Reserved] ..........................................................................................................4 40.4 - Responsibility [Reserved]..............................................................................................4 40.5 - Definitions [Reserved] ..................................................................................................4 40.6 - Inspections ....................................................................................................................4 40.61 - Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect .....................................................................4 40.7 - Authorization Amendments [Reserved] .........................................................................4 40.8 - Authorization Reissuance [Reserved] ............................................................................4 40.81 - Renewal Upon Expiration [Reserved] ......................................................................4 40.82 - Change in Ownership [Reserved] .............................................................................5 40.83 - Relocation of Uses [Reserved] .................................................................................5 40.9 - Suspension, Termination, and Revocation [Reserved] ...................................................5 40.91 - Suspension [Reserved] .............................................................................................5 40.92 - Termination and Nonrenewal [Reserved] .................................................................5 40.92a - Disposition of Improvements [Reserved] ...............................................................5 40.93 - Revocation [Reserved] .............................................................................................5 40.93a - Term Permits [Reserved] .......................................................................................5 40.93b - Permits [Reserved] ................................................................................................5 41 - RECREATION SPECIAL USES [Reserved] ........................................................... 5 42 - AGRICULTURE [RESERVED] ................................................................................ 5 42.1 - Crops [Reserved] ...........................................................................................................5 42.15 - Livestock Area [Reserved].......................................................................................5 42.15a - Rental Fees [Reserved] ..........................................................................................5 43 - COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC INFORMATION [RESERVED] ................................... 5 43.2 - Religious Facilities [Reserved] ......................................................................................5 43.21 - Cemeteries [Reserved] .............................................................................................5 43.4 - Sanitary Systems [Reserved] .........................................................................................5 43.42 - Liquid Waste Disposal [Reserved] ...........................................................................5 44 - FEASIBILITY, RESEARCH, TRAINING, CULTURAL RESOURCES, AND

    HISTORICAL ........................................................................................................ 5 44.11 - Preliminary Assessments and Site Inspections at FUDS ...........................................5 44.11a - Authorities and Agreements ...................................................................................6 44.11b - Objective ...............................................................................................................7 44.11c - Background ...........................................................................................................7 44.11d - Access to NFS Lands for Preliminary Assessments and Site Inspections .............. 15 44.11e - Dispute Resolution ............................................................................................... 24 44.4 - Cultural Resources and Treasure Trove Uses [Reserved] ............................................. 24 45 - INDUSTRY ............................................................................................................. 24 45.5 - Arts ............................................................................................................................. 24

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    45.51 - Still Photography ................................................................................................... 26 45.51a - Permit Requirements ............................................................................................ 26 45.51b - Evaluation of Proposals ....................................................................................... 26 45.51c - Land Use Fees ..................................................................................................... 27 45.52 - Commercial Filming .............................................................................................. 27 45.52a - Permit Requirements ............................................................................................ 27 45.52b - Evaluation of Proposals ....................................................................................... 27 45.52c - Land Use Fees ..................................................................................................... 27 45.6 - Mineral Exploration .................................................................................................... 27 45.61 - Geological and Geophysical Exploration ............................................................... 28 45.62 - Mineral Material Sale [Reserved] .......................................................................... 28 46 - ENERGY GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION .................................................. 28 46.1 - Facilities That Qualify for Financing Under the Rural Electrification Act .................... 28 46.2 - Wind Energy Facilities ................................................................................................ 28 47 - TRANSPORTATION [RESERVED] ....................................................................... 29 48 - COMMUNICATIONS ............................................................................................. 29 48.2 - Telephone and Telegraph ............................................................................................ 29 48.21 - Telephone and Telegraph Line ............................................................................... 29 48.22 - Telephone Line Eligible for Financing Pursuant to the Rural Electrification Act

    (REA) .................................................................................................................... 29 48.23 - Fiber Optic Cable .................................................................................................. 29 48.23a - Use Code ............................................................................................................. 29 48.23b - Definitions ........................................................................................................... 29 48.23c - Administration of Authorizations for Fiber Optic Cable ....................................... 30 48.3 - Other Communications Facilities [Reserved] ............................................................... 32 48.31 - Other Wire-line Communications Improvement [Reserved] ................................... 32 48.32 - Other Communications Improvements Eligible for Financing Pursuant to the REA

     .............................................................................................................................. 32 49 - WATER (NON-POWER-GENERATING) [RESERVED] ........................................ 32 49.2 - Impoundment [Reserved] ............................................................................................ 32 49.22 - Dam and Reservoirs [Reserved] ............................................................................. 32

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40.1 - Authority [Reserved]

    40.2 - Objectives [Reserved]

    40.3 - Policy [Reserved]

    40.4 - Responsibility [Reserved]

    40.5 - Definitions [Reserved]

    40.6 - Inspections

    40.61 - Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

    If an Authorized Officer is notified by a holder of a special use authorization of an incident or allegation of child abuse or neglect associated with the authorized use and occupancy, the Authorized Officer shall:

    1. Verify that the holder has contacted the local law enforcement and/or social services

    agency with the authority to take emergency action to protect children who are abused or

    neglected regarding the incident or allegation; and

    2. Place a memorandum in the holder’s case file stating:

    a. The date the Authorized Officer was notified by the holder of the incident or

    allegation,

    b. The date the incident occurred or the allegation was made, and

    c. Whether the appropriate local authorities were notified of the incident or allegation.

    The information recorded in the memorandum may be subject to non-disclosure under the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a.

    40.7 - Authorization Amendments [Reserved]

    40.8 - Authorization Reissuance [Reserved]

    40.81 - Renewal Upon Expiration [Reserved]

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    40.82 - Change in Ownership [Reserved] 40.83 - Relocation of Uses [Reserved]

    40.9 - Suspension, Termination, and Revocation [Reserved] 40.91 - Suspension [Reserved]

    40.92 - Termination and Nonrenewal [Reserved] 40.92a - Disposition of Improvements [Reserved] 40.93 - Revocation [Reserved]

    40.93a - Term Permits [Reserved]

    40.93b - Permits [Reserved]

    41 - RECREATION SPECIAL USES [RESERVED] 42 - AGRICULTURE [RESERVED]

    42.1 - Crops [Reserved]

    42.15 - Livestock Area [Reserved]

    42.15a - Rental Fees [Reserved]

    43 - COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC INFORMATION [RESERVED] 43.2 - Religious Facilities [Reserved] 43.21 - Cemeteries [Reserved]

    43.4 - Sanitary Systems [Reserved]

    43.42 - Liquid Waste Disposal [Reserved] 44 - FEASIBILITY, RESEARCH, TRAINING, CULTURAL RESOURCES, AND

    HISTORICAL

    44.11 - Preliminary Assessments and Site Inspections at FUDS

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    44.11a - Authorities and Agreements

    1. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. ? 9601 et seq.). This act authorizes the President to respond to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances and/or pollutants or contaminants which may present an imminent and substantial danger to public health or welfare, and to take action as necessary to protect the public health or welfare or the environment. 2. Executive Order 12580, as amended by Executive Order 13016. This Executive order

    designates the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a natural resource trustee and delegates some of the President’s response and enforcement authorities under sections

    104 and 106 of CERCLA to USDA with respect to certain releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances on or from lands under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of USDA or which may affect resources under the trusteeship of USDA.

    3. The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), 40 CFR Part 300. This regulation sets forth procedures to be followed by Federal agencies in responding to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants on or from lands under their control.

    4. Defense Environmental Restoration Act (DERA), 10 U.S.C. ? 2701 et seq. This act

    established the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) and requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to carry out response actions consistent with CERCLA with respect to releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants from facilities or sites that were under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense and that were owned by, leased to, or otherwise possessed by the United States at the time of actions leading to contamination by hazardous substances, including formerly used defense sites (FUDS) that are under the jurisdiction of USDA.

    5. 7 CFR 2.20(a)(7) and 7 CFR 2.60(a)(39). These regulations delegate many CERCLA

    authorities from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment and from the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment to the Chief of the Forest Service with respect to land, facilities, and natural resources under Forest Service control.

    6. 36 CFR Part 251, Subpart B. These regulations set forth the necessary procedures,

    processes, and requirements related to the use and occupancy of NFS lands by any individuals or entities.

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    7. Forest Service Manual 2164.04c. Delegates CERCLA-related authorities from the

    Chief of the Forest Service to Regional Foresters (effective November 10, 1994).

    8. Statement of Principles for Collaborative Decision Making for Cleanup of Formerly

    Used Defense Sites on Federal Lands. This document has been negotiated and signed by

    the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and USDA, and is

    included as exhibit 01(sec. 44.11c). It sets forth agreements in principle between the

    agencies regarding how coordination should take place with respect to response action at

    FUDS, including identification, screening, and prioritization; land use planning and

    response action selection; remedy operation and maintenance; post-response site control;

    site close-out; and dispute resolution.

    44.11b - Objective

    To have the formerly used defense sites (FUDS) on National Forest System (NFS) lands investigated for the presence of hazardous or explosive materials resulting from past Department of Defense (DOD) use of the sites; and to coordinate with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to facilitate the necessary preliminary assessment (PA) or site inspection (SI) on NFS lands.

    44.11c - Background

    1. The Defense Environmental Restoration Act (DERA), 10 U.S.C. ? 2701 et seq,

    established the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), and requires DOD

    to carry out response actions consistent with CERCLA with respect to releases of

    hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants from facilities or sites that were under

    the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense and that were owned by, leased to, or

    otherwise possessed by the United States at the time of actions leading to contamination

    by hazardous substances, including FUDS that are under the jurisdiction of USDA.

    2. The fiscal year 2007 National Defense Authorization Act, (Public Law 109-364, 109th

    Congress, Oct. 17, 2006), requires the DOD, Corps to complete Pas for military

    munitions at all FUDS by September 30, 2007, and to conduct Sis for military munitions

    at all FUDS no later than September 30, 2010.

    3. There are over 200 FUDS on National Forest System (NFS) lands. Many of these

    FUDS are in need of assessment for potential contamination with hazardous, toxic, or

    radiological waste (HTRW) or for unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, or

    munitions constituents (hereafter “military munitions”).

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    4. Once a FUDS is identified, the Corps has responsibility under the DERA for inspecting the site and for conducting any necessary response pursuant to DERP and CERCLA to address HTRW or military munitions resulting from DOD activities. 5. The Forest Service has its own response authorities under CERCLA, Executive Order 12580, and the NCP with respect to releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants on or from lands under its control.

    6. The Forest Service and the Corps should coordinate in order to exercise their respective authorities under CERCLA, Executive Order 12580, and the NCP at FUDS on NFS lands.

    7. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is inapplicable to CERCLA response activities conducted by Federal agencies.

    8. In conducting response activities to FUDS, the Corps has agreed to follow the Statement of Principles for Collaborative Decision Making for Cleanup of Formerly Used Defense Sites on Federal Lands (Statement of Principles), signed by Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, attached as exhibit 01of this section. The Statement of Principles addresses coordination among Federal agencies with respect to response actions at FUDS.

    9. This direction pertains only to performance of non-intrusive preliminary assessments (PAs) and site inspections (SIs) at FUDS on NFS lands, and not to any further response activities that may be necessary on NFS lands.

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    44.11c - Exhibit 01

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    44.11c Exhibit 01--Continued

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