FOREST SERVICE HANDBOOK BAKER CITY, OR FSM 2700 – SPECIAL USES MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2710 – SPECIAL USES AUTHORIZATIONS Supplement No.: 2700-2011-01 Effective Date: April 22, 2011 Duration: Effective until superseded or removed Approved: MONICA J. SCHWALBACH Forest Supervisor Date Approved: 04/22/2011 Posting Instructions: Supplements are numbered consecutively by Handbook number and calendar year. Post by document name. Remove entire document and replace with this supplement. Retain this transmittal as the first page of this document. New Document(s): 2710 3 Superseded Document(s): 2700-2010-01 3 Digest: 2710.33 Updates authority delegated to District Rangers. W-W Amendment FSM-2710-2011-01 EFFECTIVE DATE: April 22, 2011 DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. 2710-2011-01 Page 2 of 3 FSM 2700 – SPECIAL USES MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2710 SPECIAL USES AUTHORIZATION 2710.33 – Authority Delegated to District Rangers. The parent text under this designation directs that the Forest supervisors may redelegate to district rangers the authority to issue certain special-use authorizations, as provided in FSM 2710.34. The following special-use designations are hereby delegated to District Rangers. 2710.34 - District Ranger On the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, District Rangers have the delegated authority to issue special-use authorizations for the following types of uses or situations 1. Uses of a short-term nature (occupancy not to exceed 5 years). 2. Standardized authorizations for: a. Uses approved in the National Forest System land and resource management plan, including recreation residence authorizations where a determination has been made to continue that use. (Whitman and LaGrande District Rangers) b. Communications uses on a designated site with an approved communications site plan. c. Ten-year permits for outfitting and guiding. Multiple Districts and/or Forests A lead Ranger District shall be assigned by the Supervisor’s Office for all short-term permits (ie. Recreation events) and Outfitter and Guide permits that cover multiple ranger districts. Permits covering multiple National Forests shall be coordinated between the Forests and a lead Forest will be assigned to issue and administer the permit. Administration of Forest Supervisor’s Permits W-W Amendment FSM-2710-2011-01 EFFECTIVE DATE: April 22, 2011 DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. 2710-2011-01 Page 3 of 3 FSM 2700 – SPECIAL USES MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2710 SPECIAL USES AUTHORIZATION Although delegation of the following permits cannot be redelegated to District Rangers, Lead District Rangers, as indicated the following table, are hereby authorized to conduct daily administration activities such as: on-site permit inspections; follow-up inspections meetings and correspondence; and resolution of minor concerns within the Annual Operating Plan and permit. Administration and permit activities such as: approval of permits; approval of permit modifications; billings; meetings and letters of suspension, opportunity to take corrective actions or termination; review and approval of the Annual Operating Plans, and all meetings and review of project proposals within, or in addition to, the permit will be coordinated with the Supervisor’s Office Customer Service Staff Officer, and approved by the Forest Supervisor. Permit Name Lead District Ranger Wallowa Lake Tram Eagle Cap Wallowa County Campground Concession, Hells Canyon NRA Copper Creek Lodge Anthony Lake Ski Area, Whitman Anthony Lake and Union Creek Campground Concessions All non-recreation special use permits not covered under FSM 2710.34 above. (a) Lead Ranger District (a) Prior to Forest Supervisor’s approval, all permits shall be reviewed by a Lead Permit Reviewer to be assigned by the Customer Service Staff Officer.