2440 Page 1 of 2 FOREST SERVICE MANUAL SOUTHWESTERN REGION (REGION 3) ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO FSM 2400 – TIMBER MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2440 – DESIGNING, CRUISING, SCALING, AND ACCOUNTABILITY Supplement No.: r3_2400-2004-1 Effective Date: October 27, 2004 Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. Approved: Abel M. Camarena for Regional Forester Date Approved: September 27, 2004 Posting Instructions: Supplements are numbered consecutively by title and calendar year. Post by document; remove the entire document and replace it with this supplement. Retain this transmittal as the first page(s) of this document. The last supplement to this title was 2400-20022 to 2430. New Document 2440 Superseded Document(s) by Issuance Number and Effective Date None (This supplement replaces one that was accidentally deleted.) 2 Pages Digest: In order by code, summarize the main additions, revisions, or removal of direction incorporated in this amendment. 2440.3 - The direction included in this chapter has been developed through the coordinated efforts of Regions 1,2, 3, and 4. This coordination was initiated by the leadership of each Region under the concept of shared services. All four Regions must concur on future changes to this direction. R3 SUPPLEMENT 2400-2004-1 EFFECTIVE DATE: October 27, 2004 DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. 2440 Page 2 of 2 FSM 2400 - TIMBER MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2440 –DESIGNING, CRUISING, SCALING, AND ACCOUNTABILITY 2442 - TIMBER CRUISING 2442.04b - Forest Supervisor The Regional Forester retains responsibility and authority for training and certifying Check Cruisers. In addition to the general responsibilities described in the parent text, it is the Forest Supervisor's responsibility to provide or maintain sufficient access to Certified Check Cruisers, who are assigned duties that include: 1. Performing required inspections, providing associated documentation, maintaining a certification roster, and forwarding summary information to the Regional Forester. 2. Providing and/or assisting with Qualified Cruiser training and assisting with advanced cruising sessions. 3. Maintaining training or certification test-plots within their area of responsibility. 4. Participating in special projects associated with maintaining the quality of the tree measurement program, such as gathering data for monitoring volume equations, testing and evaluating new measurement techniques and equipment, and trouble shooting cruising problems. When appropriate, consider sharing services between units, and combining check cruising and check scaling duties into measurement specialist positions. 2443 - SCALING TIMBER SALE PRODUCTS AFTER FELLING 2443.04c - Forest Supervisor In addition to responsibilities in parent text, Forest Supervisors shall: 4. Assure there are sufficient certified scalers and check scalers to accomplish fall-buckand-scale defect studies, to complete remaining scaled sales, and to provide for special situations that require log scaling. 5. Maintain records documenting scaler performance on certification items such as training, testing, mill visits, and check-scales. Forward a summary to the Regional Office.