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FOREST SERVICE MANUAL
NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST
FSM 2700 - SPECIAL USES MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER - ZERO CODE
Supplement No.: r2_nnf_2700-2005-1
Effective Date: December 1, 2005
Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
Approved: DONALD J. BRIGHT Date Approved: 11/22/2005
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
r2_nnf_2700-2004-2 to FSM 2720.
New Document 2700_zero_code 2 Pages
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Issuance Number and (Supplement r2_nnf_2700-2004-1)
2704.23 - Defines district ranger delegation of authority for issuance and approval of special uses
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DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
FSM 2700 - SPECIAL USES MANAGMENT
CHAPTER - ZERO CODE
2704 - RESPONSIBILITY
2704.3 - Delegation of Authority for Issuance and Approval of Special Uses
2704.34 - District Ranger
Authority to administer permits, term permits, leases or easements issued by the Regional
Forester or Forest Supervisor is delegated to District Rangers. Delegation includes the
designation "Forest Officer in Charge" as referred to in permits and the responsibility to conduct
periodic inspections and submitting recommendations concerning re-issuance, termination or
corrective action for noncompliance.
Authority for approving special use permits with terms of five years or less is delegated to the
District Ranger. Permits with terms of more than one year and up to five years should be
reviewed by the respective Forest Special Uses Staff for Recreation and non-Recreation Special
Authority for approving special use permits, with terms of more than five years, remains with the
Forest Supervisor. All special use permits under Forest Supervisor authority will be reviewed by
the Forest Special Uses Staff prior to issuance.
District Rangers will not substitute short term permits for longer term permits in order to
expedite the signing of permits, unless approved by the Forest Supervisor. Consult FSH
2709.11-2004.3 for recommended or maximum lengths of term associated with specific uses.
District Rangers are authorized to issue outfitter and guide permits that will terminate in ten
years or less. Reference FSH 2709.11 Chapter 41.53j – Permit Terms and Conditions and
Regional Office direction for qualifying outfitting & guide permit holders.
District Rangers may approve annual operating plans under outfitting and guide and concession
special use authorizations.
Copies of all permits and amendments approved by the District Ranger will be sent to the Forest
Appropriate NEPA decision documentation is delegated to the Line Officer corresponding with
the appropriate Special Use Permit authorization delegation of authority. (I.E. District Rangers
can sign Decision Memos & Decision Notices for Special Use permits within their delegation of