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                           FOREST SERVICE MANUAL
                             PORTLAND, OREGON

                       TITLE 1500 - EXTERNAL RELATIONS

                           R-6 Supplement No. 1500-90-4

                              Effective August 1, 1990

POSTING NOTICE. Supplements to this manual are numbered consecutively.
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Regional Forester
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                        FSM 1500 - EXTERNAL RELATIONS
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                     CHAPTER 1530 - INTERDEPARTMENTAL

1533.21 - Agreement on Managing Land and Water Resources


                       DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                     DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The following guidelines relative to field procedures of the corps of Engineers
(Corps) and the Forest Service deal with project planning, construction, operation,
maintenance, and management of resources of water development projects located
within or partly within the National Forest System. They have been developed and
adopted by Regions 1 and 6 of the Forest Service and the North Pacific Division of
the Corps of Engineers as an aid in assuring uniform implementation of the August
13, 1964, Memorandum of Agreement between the Secretaries of the Army and


       The District Engineer will apprise the Forest Supervisor of the initiation of
       Corps project investigations, and will request comments as appropriate. Close
       working relationship must be continuously maintained as investigations
       develop. The District Engineer will keep the Forest Supervisors advised of
       project development and will obtain advance permission for surveys,
       foundation explorations and other investigations on National Forest lands.


       The views and comment of the Forest Service will be set forth by the Forest
       Service and included in the report of the District Engineer. The Forest
       Supervisor will develop impact survey reports which are subject to approval at
       Regional Forester and Chief's levels of the Forest Service, for use by the
       District Engineer in assessing project development effects on the National
       Forests. These reports will identify effect on National Forest resources and
       administration and define the measures and actions needed for resource
       protection, mitigation, and amelioration. They will describe Forest Service
       plans for facility development, resource management, and land treatment
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   which will contribute to project purposes. They will include the findings and
   conclusions of hydrologic surveys made on tributary National Forest System
   lands. Because the Forest Service also has a responsibility for leadership in
   the field of state and private forestry, the Forest Service will maintain
   communications with the State Forester about the Project and the impact
   survey report will consider project effects on state and private forest lands.

   Forest Service impact survey reports may be appended to the District
   Engineer's project pre-authorization report. In some cases certain elements of
   the report or supplements thereto will, because of time limitations, insufficient
   project design data, or the nature of analyses, be made available at a later
   date. In such instances, the nature of probable concern currently undefinable
   in specific terms, will be described sufficiently to indicate the relevance and
   general magnitude of the problem. These impact survey reports will be
   considered in the development of Project Memoranda of Understanding.


   Individual project Memoranda of Understanding to be forwarded through
   channels for approval will be initiated during the project pre-authorization
   planning processes and completed at the earliest practicable date. Project
   Memoranda of Understanding will include, but will not be limited to
   administration and policy matters such as areas of primary jurisdiction before
   and following interchange, land transfer provisions, liaison arrangements,
   land acquisition, relocations, public relations, and other management
   considerations. They will either include or will provide for ancillary action
   plans including but not limited to plans for timber disposal, fire prevention
   and suppression, recreation program management, occupancy and use rules,
   vector control and aquatic weed control. These ancillary action plans may be
   developed at the District Engineer - Forest Supervisor level but are subject to
   supervisory approval of the next higher authority. The pertinent action plans
   must be completed in time to permit their consideration in formulation of
   contracts without delaying established project schedules.

   Pertinent action plans may also be included at a later date in a Reservoir
   Management or Master Plan which would become a joint project operation,
   maintenance and management plan.

   A.    Real Estate Procedures on Projects Where The Forest Service Has
         Reservoir Area Management Responsibility

         Project land requirements (scope) are planned in accordance with Corps
         policy and criteria as to public access (recreation), freeboard, and other
         project requirements which are developed in accordance with the
         authorization act through the means of Corps Design Memoranda, and
         preliminary and final master plans for management.
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1.   Corps Acquired Lands. Consistent with the purposes of the
     project as authorized by Congress and with the land acquisition
     policy of the Secretary of the Army, the Corps will establish a
     guide-taking line for the individual project. The guide taking line
     will include those lands needed for project purposes including
     recreation and relocations. It will be established by the District
     Engineer after consultation with the Forest Supervisor. In
     Implementation of Article 3 of the 1964 Agreement between the
     Secretaries of Army and Agriculture, the Corps will have sole
     jurisdiction in the vicinity of the dam and other structures as
     determined by the Corps. Normally, if it is not incompatible with
     the project, the Corps will provide for Forest Service access across
     these lands to National Forest lands and to lands where the
     Forest Service has fire protection or other management
     responsibilities. In the remainder of the project area, including
     the lands under the pool, the Corps will recommend to the
     Department of the Army that it transfer jurisdiction under
     authority of Public Law 84-804 (16 USC 505a,b) of the Corps
     acquired lands to the Department of Agriculture for
     administration as National Forest lands by the Forest Service.
     The Corps retains rights of use of these lands necessary for
     operation and maintenance of the water resource project.

2.   National Forest Lands. The Corps will request from the Forest
     Service, in a timely manner, the use of all Forest Service
     administered lands, including Weeks Law Lands and those
     established from the Public Domain which are required for the
     use of the project to insure their availability consistent with the
     project schedules established for survey, exploration, and

     The Corps, after consultation and agreement with the Forest
     Service, will request that the Department of the Interior
     withdraw from entry under general mining laws and public land
     laws, National Forest lands which were established from the
     public domain and which are included within the area required
     for project purposes.

     Reservation of public domain lands for National Forest purposes
     has the effect of closing National Forest lands to public entry
     under the operation of the public land laws (homesteading, etc.)
     but not from mineral entry or operation of the mineral leasing
     laws. A Corps withdrawal is made under authority of EO 10355
     for protection of facilities of the project (including those for
     anticipated recreation needs). It has the added effect of closing
     the National Forest lands to public entry under the mining laws,
     but not from leasing under the mineral leasing laws. Withdrawal
     of National Forest lands from appropriation under the United
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     States mining laws in aid of programs of the Corps is in addition
     to, but does not supersede, the reservation for National Forest
     purposes. These withdrawals do not alter the applicability of
     those public land laws governing the use of the National Forest
     lands under lease, license or permit, or governing the disposal of
     their mineral or vegetative resources other than under the mining
     laws, nor do they alter the jurisdiction of the Secretary of
     Agriculture over the lands for purposes other than construction,
     operation and maintenance of the project works and reservoir.
     After final design, the Corps and the Forest Service will re-
     examine the withdrawn lands and modify the withdrawal as
     necessary to cover those lands needed for project purposes.

     Both before and after interchange, each agency will issue
     outgrants (special use permits, etc.) to third parties only on lands
     under its jurisdiction. Thus the Corps will issue all outgrants to
     third parties in the Corps exclusive-use area; the Forest Service
     will issue outgrants on lands under its jurisdiction except in the
     Corps exclusive-use areas but will coordinate with the Corps on
     any proposal which affects the project.          Each agency will
     coordinate outgrants with the other agency where the interest of
     the other agency may be affected.

3.   State and Private Lands. Where non-Federal lands are involved,
     every effort will be made to coordinate the development and
     management of these lands with the rest of the project.
     Additional cooperative agreements may be necessary and
     desirable in such fields as recreation management and fire

4.   Interchange Of Lands. Pursuant to Public Law 84-804 (16 USC,
     505 a.b.) interchange of lands will be initiated at the earliest
     practical date to meet project objectives of both the Corps and the
     Forest Service. To avoid delays in the interchange of lands, which
     could be caused by final determination of needs for Corps
     relocations or Forest Service recreation development,
     consideration will be given to effecting the transfer by phases or
     stages to permit orderly and timely development of facilities.

     This is important to development by the Forest Service on Corps
     acquired lands because the Forest Service is unable to spend
     National Forest appropriations for improvements on lands that do
     not have National Forest status.

     Each agency will maintain close coordination with the other in
     respect to lands planned for interchange to insure interim actions
     will not adversely affect the program of the agency having
     jurisdiction of the lands after the interchange.
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B.    Real Estate Procedures On Projects Where The Corps Has Reservoir
      Area Management Responsibility

      Where it has been jointly determined that all reservoir functions will be
      administered by the Corps, the Regional Forester will recommend that
      jurisdiction of National Forest lands within a jointly determined project
      boundary which have been determined by the Corps to be necessary for
      accomplishment of Corps programs be interchanged at an early date to
      the Department of the Army for administration by the Corps. Upon
      completion of the interchange action, the lands will cease to be National
      Forest lands and will be administered according to standard operating
      procedures for Corps projects. In the interchange of lands, the Forest
      Service may reserve the right of ingress and egress for carrying out its
      responsibilities on adjacent National Forest Lands as jointly determined
      on a project-by-project basis.

C.    Real Estate Procedures on Projects Where Reservoir Management
      Responsibility Is Divided Between the Corps And The Forest Service.

      In some cases, the Forest Service and Corps may jointly agree that each
      should have responsibility for Management of a portion of the reservoir
      area. Real estate procedures in these cases will normally be in line with
      III A and B of these joint instructions as pertinent for these areas

D.    Project Memorandum of Understanding Exhibit Map

      An exhibit map will be attached to all project Memoranda of
      Understanding. It will show lands to be transferred to the Department
      of Army, lands to be transferred to the Department of Agriculture, and
      areas of primary jurisdiction of each Department.

E. Project Relocation of Forest Service Facilities

      Facilities include, but are not limited to, buildings, roads, bridges, and
      recreation improvements.

      No hard and fast rules can be established for replacement of levels of
      service. Transportation facilities will be replaced to load limitations and
      design criteria required for current traffic plus project-induced traffic.
      Generally such standards will not be less than that of the existing
      facility.  Transportation facility location, design, and construction
      methods will be mutually agreed to by the Forest Service and the Corps.
      The Forest Service will provide the Corps of Engineers with supporting
      data showing the need for such use in appropriation hearings. Forest
      Service personnel will be available, as required, to respond to
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     Congressional or Bureau of the Budget questions not covered by the
     justification statements.

F.   Maintenance

     1.    Road Maintenance. Road Maintenance Agreement(s) between the
           Forest Service and the Corps of Engineers will be made or
           reached as to the proportionate share of road maintenance or
           financing each agency will assume for Forest Service regular or
           cost share agreement system roads which may be used by the
           additional traffic generated by and directly connected with the
           construction of a Corps project.       Time of transfer of road
           maintenance from the Corps to the Forest Service will be covered.
           This will normally be when the Corps notifies the Forest Service
           of road completion and a joint Forest Service - Corps inspection
           shows it to be satisfactory. In unusual situations, transfer of road
           maintenance may be delayed until the roads have been stabilized
           to the satisfaction of both agencies but not later than three years
           after construction.

     2.    Remedial Work. The Forest Service will assume responsibility for
           performing protection and remedial (repair) work, which is
           mutually determined necessary by the Corps and the Forest
           Service, on lands and improvements under Forest Service

G.   Project Fire Prevention and Suppression Plans

     1.    Fire prevention and suppression plans will be prepared and
           reviewed annually.

     2.    On projects or those parts of projects where the Forest Service
           has fire protection responsibility, fire prevention and suppression
           responsibility will remain with the Forest Service.

     3.    Where fire prevention or suppression responsibility is to be
           divided, the Corps may participate only after approval by the
           Chief of Engineers.

H.   Public Relations

     Project Memoranda of Understanding should provide for, or include, a
     joint public relations plan. It would include responsibility for public
     information such as press releases, brochures and similar written
     material, dedication ceremonies, show-me visitations, and signing.

     Project signs are informational signs at key locations (damsites, visitor
     centers, and recreation areas) as shown in the project recreation plan.
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     These signs should give credit to the role each agency plays in the
     overall project complex. Project Memoranda of Understanding should
     contain wording to the effect that signs, information brochures, news
     releases, and visitor center exhibits recognize both the Corps' and the
     Forest Service's responsibilities and functions as they relate to the total
     area complex.

I.   Timber Harvest and Reservoir Clearing

     The variety of conditions influencing merchantable timber harvest will
     require that each project be worked out on an individual basis. Each
     agency has a responsibility within its own right to see that proper value
     is obtained for the merchantable timber within the area to be cleared.
     Where timber harvest in connection with project construction is
     accomplished on the Corps acquired lands under its administration,
     proper credit should revert to the project. Where feasible, and the
     construction schedule permits, the Forest Service will dispose of and
     remove through commercial sale the merchantable timber from
     National Forest lands within the reservoir area, from the road rights-of-
     way and other project related construction sites in advance of Corps
     advertising for land clearing bids.

     Insofar as practicable, schedules which provide adequate time for
     orderly timber harvest will be established by mutual agreement
     between the Corps and the Forest Service. Cutting schedules will be
     coordinated with other landowners in the project area when necessary.
     Where harvesting of merchantable timber on National Forest lands has
     not been completed in accordance with established schedules, or when
     timber is appraised at negative value and there is no advance sale, the
     Corps may cut and deck the timber for later disposal by the Forest
     Service. When decking becomes necessary, merchantable timber shall
     be cut into standard long lengths; shall be free of stumps, limbs and
     other debris, and shall be decked so as to permit later removal. The
     Forest Service will appraise the decked logs by adding to the appraised
     stumpage value the estimated cost of cutting and decking and, if
     possible, sell the logs and transfer to the Corps that portion of the
     timber sale receipts represented by such added costs. Material which
     has been determined to be unmarketable by the Forest Supervisor may
     be made available to the clearing contractor in accordance with
     contracting procedures of the Corps.

     The reservoir flowage line, relocation boundaries, etc., will be marked by
     the Corps for use by the Forest Service in preparing timber sale

     The Forest Supervisor and District Engineer must work closely together
     and must recognize the timing required to meet schedules, the
     administrative procedures and requirements inherent to each agency,
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           and the proper credits to be given each agency. Timely removal of
           merchantable timber is essential. However, every effort should be made
           to avoid situations and/or schedules which have an adverse effect on
           timber sale preparation and administration.

      J.   Drift Removal

           Normally, the initial sweeping of the reservoir and shoreline areas after
           reservoir filling will be performed by the Corps. Responsibility for
           subsequent sweeping should be agreed upon in the project Memoranda
           of Understanding. Generally, the agency having jurisdiction over the
           reservoir area will have the responsibility for subsequent drift removal.

      K.   Liaison

           Except where a definite determination has been made that the Corps
           will have the entire reservoir area management responsibility, the
           Forest Service will provide construction liaison personnel at each Corps
           project which affects National Forest Land. The primary purpose of the
           liaison officer is to assure effective and harmonious coordination as the
           Corps and the Forest Service, working together, endeavor to implement
           planned measures and actions which are mutually agreed to as needed
           for resource protection, mitigation, and amelioration.


      A.   Design Memoranda

           Design memoranda prepared by the Corps in the planning, design and
           construction of various project features, require coordination with and
           may require supporting information from the Forest Supervisor. Those
           which may require supporting information are briefly described in
           chronological sequence as follows:

           1.    Site Selection. Presents sufficient design data and cost estimates
                 to compare alternate damsites and determine final location of the

           2.    Hydrology and Meteorology. Presents basis and results of studies
                 of precipitation and streamflow data that determine design
                 capacities for water control projects including spillways, outlet
                 works, channels, reservoir storage and related features. Where
                 Forest Service studies are completed in time, it will include
                 results of Forest Service hydrologic analyses which identifies the
                 opportunities for modification of runoff through resource
                 management and treatment on tributary National Forest System
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3.   General Design. This is a comprehensive report of all aspects of
     the design of a water resource project. Most subsequent design
     memorandums are feature design memorandums which present
     greater detail or the results of further study on features
     previously covered in the general memorandum.

4.   Preliminary Master Plan (Land Requirements - Public Use).
     Prepared as early as feasible after approval of the General Design
     Memorandum and before the Real Estate Design Memorandum is
     submitted. This plan is limited to the most practicable and
     concise presentation of specific information essential to the
     administration of project land and water resources. It furnishes
     relevant project data, analyzes the various factors influencing
     recreation and related resource use, determines the amount,
     location and probable cost of lands required for public use
     throughout the life of the project and recommends the extent of
     recreation development necessary for both initial and future use.

5.   Real Estate. Includes all pertinent data covering real estate
     requirements for the project and contains a gross estimate of
     value of the lands and improvements to be acquired.

6.   Geology and Materials.           Presents results of subsurface
     explorations and interpretation and evaluation of those results as
     they relate to the design of dams, hydro-electric plants, relocated
     highways and railroads and other structures. Analyses, sources
     and explorations for construction materials for embankments,
     concrete, revetment, etc., are covered.

7.   Relocations.     Presents basis of design and cost estimates,
     establishes legal necessity, and determines compensable interest
     for all relocations of existing facilities as required by the project.

8.   Reservoir Clearing. Presents the plan for reservoir clearing
     including stump removal as required for operation of water
     storage works, recreational purposes, water quality control, fish
     and wildlife, and aesthetics.

9.   Final Master Plan (Public Use Plan). Scope and detail of the plan
     will vary with the nature and operational characteristics of the
     project.   The contents of the plan should include updated
     information contained in the Preliminary Master Plan and
     provision for progressive and orderly husbandry of resources and
     their development.      It should contain precise and specific
     information relative to resource development, administration and
     protection.   Basic and supporting data submitted by other
     agencies are incorporated within the plan to assure a fully
     coordinated document. Since the Master Plan is a Corps of
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           Engineers' requirement, the Corps will take the lead in its
           preparation. Where the Forest Service assumes jurisdiction for
           recreation and related resource administration, the Forest
           Service, with the cooperation of the Corps, will provide the major
           input in the plan. Such data may include, but not necessarily be
           limited to, resource analysis, development of attendance data and
           use estimates, land use classification, area, site and facility
           development plans and cost estimates, resource protection plans,
           aesthetics and environmental protection, public safety and other
           administrative and management considerations.           The final
           Master Plan should be available for use on or before the date
           when the project becomes operational.

     10.   Reservoir Regulation.     Describes the proposed program for
           regulating water storage in the reservoir and establishes criteria
           for water releases for flood control conservation, recreation,
           quality control and other project purposes. Other operating
           procedures not covered in this design memorandum or the Master
           Plan are presented in the Project Operations Manual. This is a
           complete detailed document for operating all equipment and
           facilities of the project and is not issued as a design

     11.   Other Feature Design Memoranda. Other design memoranda
           covering specific features of the project may be of concern to the
           Forest Service.        Matters pertaining to aesthetics and
           beautification usually are not set out in a separate report, but are
           included in the discussion for each project feature of which they
           will be an integral part.

B.   Prospectus and Contracts

     Both the Corps and the Forest Service have a common interest and
     responsibility in the maintenance of aesthetic conditions on the project--
     both in planning and control of construction activities on the project.

     Construction plans and specifications development will require
     continuous close cooperation.      Methods and procedures must be
     developed for implementing planned project and National Forest
     purposes while minimizing cost and damage to Forest resources and
     maximizing potential project onsite benefits.

     Control of the contractors' activities is most important. Wherever
     feasible, construction roads will be located where they can be made a
     part of the Forest Service transportation system and be used for
     administrative or other purposes after project completion.
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           Stipulations controlling the contractors' activities should be included in
           bidding documents as mutually agreed to by the Corps and the Forest
           Service, setting forth the various Forest Service requirements. The
           contractors' bids should be based on full knowledge of, and of compliance
           with, all stipulations.

           Some of the items for which coverage in the contracts should be given
           are: fire prevention and suppression requirements (for example, use of
           contractor personnel and equipment in emergency situations);
           requirements for extraordinary road maintenance from contractor use of
           heavy equipment; revision of road and bridge design loadings;
           maintenance of free and open access on logging roads; maintenance of
           access to trails leading from the reservoir area; protection of forest
           resources; aesthetics; designation of campsites; and storage of explosives
           and flammables. Determination of these requirements should be
           accomplished as early as possible.

           All contacts by Forest Service representatives with Corps' contractors
           will be through the designated Corps' representatives, except for
           situations relating to fire where Forest Service personnel are
           functioning in the capacity of State fire wardens.


     Following project completion, Corps' supervision will normally be assigned to
     the Operations Division of the District Engineer's Office with field supervision
     assigned to Project Engineers.

     A.    Lines of Communication

           Lines of communication will be established between:

           1.     The Forest Supervisor's Office and project operations in the
                  District Engineer's Office.

           2.     The District Ranger and the Project Engineer.

     B.    Inspection--Project and Vicinity

           1.     Joint inspections of the project area by the Forest Supervisor's
                  and District Engineer's Offices will normally be conducted semi-
                  annually unless severe weather conditions or other factors
                  increase the frequency. If there are no problems of mutual
                  concern, inspection frequency may be decreased.

           2.     All inspections involving areas of joint or Forest Service primary
                  responsibility will have representation from both the Forest
                  Supervisor's and District Engineer's Offices, or their designees.
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   C.    Project Protection

         On those projects where the Forest Service assumes responsibility for
         managing the water surface and adjacent lands, all of the maintenance,
         National Forest development, and/or other Forest Service activities
         must consider project protection from physical damage as being of
         paramount importance.

         1.    Protection of project works in reservoir debris removal,
               maintenance of project-replaced access roads in areas of heavy
               construction or critical drainage systems, may require a level of
               performance exceeding requirements necessary to protect natural

         2.    Close working relationships will be established and maintained
               between the District Engineer's Office and the Forest Supervisor's
               Office to assure that Corps' requirements for protection are met.

   D.    Navigation Permits

         In waters classified as navigable waters of the United States, plans by
         the Forest Service, its lessees, licensees and permittees for proposed
         improvements below the line of ordinary high water will be in form
         prescribed in the pamphlet "Permit For Work In Navigable Waters -
         Corps of Engineers - Department of the Army - 1968." Prior approval
         thereof will be required from the Department of the Army in accordance
         with the Rivers and Harbors Act approved March 3, 1899, 33 U.S.C.


   The Forest Service and the Corps of Engineers will each assume the
   responsibility for public safety and the prevention of damage to property on
   land, including the water surface over such land, under their respective
   jurisdictions consistent with applicable laws, regulations, rules, and internal


   Both the Corps and the Forest Service appreciate the magnitude of the job of
   correlating project construction and operation activities with the inherent
   responsibilities of optimum management and utilization of forest resources.
   The primary ingredients to successful operation include effective
   communications and an appreciation of timing as it affects dependent phases
   of the entire operation of each agency. Problem solving depends on free and
   open discussions and close personal cooperation at all levels from Regional and
   Division Offices down to the areas where on-the-ground work is being
   performed. The District Engineer's and the Forest Supervisor's Offices remain
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    the levels where working agreements, such as Memoranda of Understanding,
    should be initiated. Close and continuous liaison, up an down the respective
    levels of authority, will serve to improve lines of communication, lessen the
    time required for individual reviews and approvals, and insure that individual
    agency representatives are fully cognizant of the overall task and the
    controlling schedules.

                            GENERAL ROY S. KELLEY
                            Division Engineer
                            North Pacific Division, Corps of

                            NEAL M. RAHM
                            Regional Forester, Region 1
                            U.S. Forest Service

                            CHAS. A. CONNAUGHTON
                            Regional Forester, Region 6
                            U.S.Forest Service

Dated 26 March 1970
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1533.21 - Agreement on Managing Land and Water Resources


      To set forth requirements and procedures when the Corps of Engineers
      occupies and uses National Forest System lands, within Forest Service
      Regions 1, 4 and 6, for any construction, operation and maintenance of
      communication and hydromet facilities, regardless of size, associated with
      water resource development projects.

For reference, other current agreements are: (1) Memorandum of Agreement of
August 13, 1964, by the Secretaries of the Army and Agriculture "relative to
management of land and water resources at water-development projects of the
Corps of Engineers located within or partly within the National Forest System" and
(2) "Guidelines for Use in Design of Water Resource Projects and Preparation of
Project Memoranda of Understanding" dated March 26, 1970, between the Regional
Foresters of Regions 1 and 6 and the Division Engineer, North Pacific Division,

The Forest Service, through the Regional Foresters, and the Corps of Engineers,
through the North Pacific Division Engineer, agree as follows:


A.    Planning

      The Corps and the Forest Service recognize the importance of planning and
      agree to coordinate their respective planning efforts as follows:

      The Corps and the Forest Service will meet annually or as otherwise agreed to
      exchange long- (8+ years) and short-range (1-7 years) plans of mutual interest.
      The Corps will initiate the annual meeting. Either party may initiate a
      meeting or provide information on new developments as the need arises.

      The Corps will involve the Forest Service on a continuing basis in the various
      planning and analysis processes concerning any new facilities as soon as it is
      anticipated that use of National Forest System land should be considered as
      one of the possible location alternatives; and the Forest Service will engage in
      long-range planning with the Corps to assure that such things as land use
      planning, environmental impact assessment, compliance with the National
      Environmental Policy Act and public involvement are completed and evaluated
      on a coordinated, timely basis.
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B.   Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EAR) and Environmental Impact

     As Federal agencies, the Corps and the Forest Service have a legal mandate
     under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This Act sets forth a
     general environmental policy and several specific requirements for Federal
     agencies. The specific requirements include the following: All agencies of the
     Federal Government shall (1) utilize a systematic, interdisciplinary approach
     which will insure the integrated use of the natural and social sciences and the
     environmental design arts in planning and in decision-making which may
     have an impact on man's environment, (2) insure that presently unquantified
     environmental amenities and values may be given appropriate consideration
     in decision-making along with economic and technical consideration, (3) study,
     develop, and describe appropriate alternatives to recommend courses of action
     in any proposal which involves unresolved conflicts concerning alternative
     uses of available resources, (4) initiate and utilize ecological information in the
     planning and development of resource-oriented projects, (5) prepare a detailed
     statement on major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the
     human environment, and (6) make available such statements to the public.

     In recognition of the above, the Corps and the Forest Service will conduct
     environmental impact assessments and prepare environmental impact
     statements in accordance with their individual procedures.         Where an
     environmental statement is determined not to be required on a new proposal
     or facility affecting the other Agency, the proposing Agency will provide the
     affected Agency with its environmental impact assessment. Where an
     environmental statement is to be prepared, the Agency initiating the proposal
     will take the lead in the statement preparation. The other Agency will actively
     participate in development and review of the statement.

C.   Programming

     This part of the management cycle involves formulating program alternatives
     based upon the results of steps A and B above. These program alternatives
     are then subjected to each Agency's budgeting processes. A key element in the
     programming phase is that it must be preceded by the planning and National
     Environmental Policy Act processes discussed in steps A and B above.

D.   Shared Use

     Occupancy or use of National Forest System lands will be on a nonexclusive
     basis and any proposed structure or facility will be designed and constructed to
     provide for shared joint occupancy when technically feasible and
     environmentally compatible. The objective is to consolidate occupancies or
     uses into fewer and more compatible designed structures or facilities and
     provide capacity for anticipated future needs.
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     The Forest Service may authorize joint use of the structures of facilities by
     others on a shared basis if, after consultation with the Corps, it is determined
     that such use is technically possible and consistent with operational and
     security restraints to provide the maximum needed reliability within the

     An occupant who has been authorized equipment placement on a tower, in a
     shelter, or at a site presently occupied by another agency or group assumes the
     responsibility of corrective action. If his equipment causes interference with
     operation of equipment of occupants whose installations preceded his, he must
     immediately suspend operations until measures have been taken to prevent or
     eliminate such interferences. The occupant who caused the interference will
     pay all costs for investigative and corrective measures.

     Shared use does not include the sharing of electronic transmitting and
     receiving equipment. Payment of an equitable portion of the operation and/or
     maintenance costs of any shared facilities will be made by all occupants. Cost
     sharing will be agreed to before joint occupancy can occur.


A.   Powerlines

     The elements of location and construction of powerlines to serve
     communication and hydromet facilities are covered under Data Site
     Development Plans within this document.

     Although the Corps routinely inspects and maintains its facilities, the Forest
     Service will report any observed or potential facility damage to the Corps.

     Forest Service proposed activities or permitted uses adjacent to Corps facilities
     will be coordinated with the Corps to assure that such activities and uses are
     appropriate in consideration of the safety of the facility and National Forest

B.   Communication and Hydromet Facilities

     The Forest Service will take the lead in seeing that there is coordination of
     requests for communication and hydromet needs to ensure that use of the sites
     is consistent with National Forest land management concepts, values and
     objectives. Also, try to minimize the total number and size of sites occupied for
     the aggregate of these purposes by nonexclusive shared use. To facilitate this
     Forest Service coordination job, the Corps may be requested to seek out and
     enter into exchange of information and proposed long-range plans with other
     potential sharing partners such as law enforcement agencies, highway
     departments, and Federal agencies.
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     The Corps will perform the necessary investigations with regard to radio
     paths, site plat drawings, site dimension requirements and other surveys as
     required in preparatory phases leading to the Data Site Development Plan and
     provide additional data needed by the Forest Service.

     Hydromet Data Management in the Columbia River Basin is covered by a
     separate interagency Memorandum of Understanding between one (1) State
     and eight (8) Federal agencies to which the Corps is a signatory. It is the
     intent of the Forest Service to cooperate with the various signators and
     nonsignators in providing coordinated hydromet facility sites at mutually
     acceptable locations.

     In those cases where the network(s) will encompass more than one Region or
     National Forest, the Forest Service will normally designate a single
     representative to coordinate the overall conceptual uniformity of the proposal.


Road access may be needed for the construction and maintenance of the Corps
communication and hydromet systems. The Forest Service is charged with the
management of National Forest lands and the development of a system of roads to
best serve the various land uses and the general public interest with a stable
coordinated system of roads. This system is developed in full compliance with the
laws, departmental regulations and Executive Orders outlining and governing
operational, environmental and ecological concepts. Joint planning of the roads will
be entered into by the Corps and the Forest Service at an early stage and the
coordinated efforts will be continued throughout the project.

A.   Each National Forest has a basic transportation plan. Permanent roads,
     agreed to by the Forest Service, built to serve any Corps communication and
     hydromet system will be designed to complement the transportation plan
     determined by the land use planning. Required specifications for system roads
     are found in the Forest Service manuals.

     1.    All transportation facilities and appurtenant facilities will be located,
           designed and constructed to be compatible with Forest Service land use
           plans and in accordance with the criteria contained in Forest Service

     2.    Proper recognition will be given to the purpose of the road, period of use,
           land use objectives, prescriptions and constraints, as well as safety and
           economics. Such things as soil characteristics, terrain, potential for soil
           erosion into the water courses, vegetative patterns, fish and wildlife
           values and esthetics will be considered.

B.   Exhibits 1, and 2 define project terminology:

                                     Exhibit 1
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          Exhibit 2

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          Exhibit 1

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          Exhibit 2

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C.   The Data Site Development Plan (discussed in section IV) will, among other
     things, identify the road considerations and timing elements of the proposal.
     All system and temporary roads will be located, designed, constructed and
     maintained in accordance with the requirements contained in Forest Service

     1.    System roads are to be designed to support the loads imposed upon
           them without permanent deformation of the subgrade.

     2.    When the Forest Service and Corps needs are of similar standard, the
           initiating Agency shall construct a subgrade width adequate for both
           needs. When the Forest Service requires a double-lane facility, while
           the Corps needs could be provided by a single-lane roadway, the Corps
           would not be asked to construct to the higher standard without Forest
           Service funds being provided to cover the difference in standards.

     3.    Surfacing design will be performed and the road constructed to correlate
           the available load supporting capacity of the soils during the planned
           season of use with imposed loading generated by the anticipated traffic.

     4.    Roads shall incorporate Forest Service design standards for signing,
           sight distance and turnouts for safety of two-way traffic.

     5.    All roads closed to public access are to be gated and signed in
           accordance with applicable regulations (Manual of Uniform Traffic
           Control Devices). Dual lock system is acceptable means of access.

     6.    Temporary roads constructed by the Corps will be maintained and
           protected by the Corps during the life of the construction after which the
           road will be obliterated and the area restored by the Corps in
           accordance with Forest Service requirements.

     7.    The Data Site Development Plan will identify the responsibility for
           maintenance on roads during and after construction. All maintenance
           attributable to Corps use of the roads shall be funded by the Corps.
           Maintenance work can be arranged as Agency jobs to be performed by
           in-Service crews, or as contract jobs by Corps contractors. The funding,
           and the party to do the works shall be specified in the Data Site
           Development Plan.

D.   Permanent roads may be accepted on the Forest Service system coincident
     with the road completion. Prior to acceptance of the facility onto the Forest
     Service system a joint Corps-Forest Service inspection will be performed to
     assure facility acceptability (location, standards, cleanup, landscaping, slash
     disposal, signing, etc.)

E.   No closures will be effected which serve to deny official Forest Service or Corps
     traffic for emergency or appropriate management purposes.
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F.   Corps facility financing proposals will include identification of and justification
     for cooperative "Forest Road and Trail" (FR&T) financing. Roads which exceed
     Corps requirements may be jointly financed, in which case the roads will be
     built to a standard to serve Corps and Forest Service needs. Otherwise, the
     Corps will build to that standard necessary for its traffic needs which meets
     mutually developed and mutually agreed to environmental requirements and
     is consistent with minimum Forest Service road standards. (See section III, C2
     above for requirements concerning road width.)

G.   The Forest Service is charged with the operational management of the Forest
     Development Road System whereas the Corps has need to use portions of the
     existing system for facility construction and maintenance.

     1.    Portions of the accepted permanent Forest Development Road System
           may be closed to other than Corps traffic for agreed periods of time.
           When such a need is identified, the Corps shall not manage the closure
           without the agreement of the Forest Service. Closure periods will be
           variable according to need. Corps requests will outline the closure
           requested and the controls it or its contractors will provide through the
           proposed periods.

     2.    System roads closed to public use and serving Corps activities will
           normally be operated in a closed road status. When Corps project work
           requires gates or barriers to be left open, access control will be
           maintained by the Corps when requested by the Forest Service.

     3.    Normal administration, inspection and small maintenance vehicle
           traffic operated by either party will be allowed recurrent access without
           special charge for road maintenance work.

H.   Nothing in this Memorandum of Understanding shall be construed to relieve
     the Corps or its contractors or other representatives of responsibility to correct
     or otherwise fully compensate for the correction of any damage caused by
     Corps construction, use or maintenance operations; nor to relieve the Forest
     Service of its correlative responsibility to provide operational management.

I.   "Cooperative Cost Share" Forest Development Roads

     The Forest Service has, in designated areas (agreement areas) where lands are
     partly administered by the Forest Service and partly by private and other
     ownerships, joined in cooperative agreements for planning, constructing,
     reconstructing, improving, maintaining and using an adequate coordinated
     road system.

     In those agreement areas where Corps operations may be involved, it is
     mutually agreed:
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     1.    The Forest Service represents the U.S. Government in all road
           negotiations within an agreement area. The Corps may participate as a
           third party when mutually agreeable in cost-share agreement areas for
           planning, constructing, reconstructing, improving, and maintaining
           specified Forest development access roads as needed or used in the
           construction of Corps communication and hydromet facilities.

     2.    The Corps can participate in joint financing in cost-share agreement
           areas by performance or by depositing funds to the Forest Service.

J.   Permanent roads constructed on rights-of-way acquired by the Corps across
     private or non-Federal lands, which roads are to be transferred to the Forest
     Service for jurisdiction and administration, will be conveyed by an appropriate


When a new specific data site on National Forest System land is agreed to by the
Forest Service, a Data Site Development Plan will be prepared and signed by the
Forest Supervisor(s) and District Engineer or his representative before any
construction is started. The Corps will take the lead in preparing Data Site Plans
unless otherwise agreed.

The Plan will cover the details which are related to the protection, management and
use of National Forest System land, and the development of the site and the access
to it by the Corps.

Once a land use grant has been made to the Corps by the Forest Service, no
substantial reconstruction or relocation of the approved facilities may be authorized
until the Site Plan is amended and approved accordingly. If a second, additional
installation is proposed within an already existing Site Plan area, then a separate
Site Plan will be required for the new proposal.

Examples of the kinds of things to be covered in a Data Site Development Plan are:

     1.    Responsibilities and Coordination

           a.     Designate Forest Service Coordinator having authority and
                  responsibility to act for the Forest Service.

           b.     Designate Corps Coordinator having authority and responsibility
                  to act for the Corps.

           c.     Proposed frequency of coordination meetings.

           d.     The working interrelationships between the various people
                  identified in a and b above.
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     e.    Procedure for handling unforeseen problems that may occur
           during construction.

2.   Financing

     a.    Mutual financing of roads.

     b.    Financing of work performed by one Agency for the other.

3.   Environment

     a.    Highlights of the constraints          identified   in   the   project
           environmental impact assessment.

     b.    Detailed environmental protection, enhancement and restoration
           measures required unless incorporated into the needed designs
           and specifications covering the various project jobs and phases
           (see item 7 below).

4.   Site and Road Rights-of Way

     Land management objectives for the site and road rights-of-way
     following construction.

5.   Fire Management

     a.    Patrol.

     b.    Protection equipment.

     c.    Suppression.

6.   Work Camps

     a.    Authorization.

     b.    Standards.

7.   Designs and Specifications

     a.    Specifications for clearing and construction of facilities.

     b.    All necessary construction specifications and standards relating
           to the management, protection and use of the site.

8.   Scheduling

     a.    Inspections: potential problems; existing problems; acceptance of
           work performed; contract compliance.
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            b.    Planned time periods concerning such things as clearing, slash
                  burning, road construction and use of overland vehicles with the
                  constraints identified pertaining to weather conditions, etc.


The Corps and the Forest Service will work together to achieve a program of
continuing management of data sites and road rights-of way which represents an
optimum blend of Corps objectives and National Forest resource management
objectives. This may be documented for each facility in a jointly prepared data Site
or Right-of Way Management Plan. The Forest Service will take the lead in
preparing the plan unless otherwise agreed.

The Forest Service has the land management responsibility for National Forest
System lands. Consequently, the Corps will carry out its program in a manner
which will protect or enhance the basic Forest resource values. Where additional
output of National Forest resources can be obtained through special management of
the site or rights-of-way, Forest Service will have this responsibility.

A separate Management Plan will be written for each road or utility line rights-of-
way. But when one Management Plan can be written for a group of related or
adjacent data sites, the Plan will provide the general information applicable to all
such data sites.

The Management Plan is to be a detailed working plan, consisting normally of (1)
Title page, (2) Introductory statement outlining background and specific objectives,
(3) Graphic section which identifies planned management and protection practices
by location, and (4) Concise written section which describes practices and

Management decisions must be specific as to responsibilities, restrictions and
timing based on current and foreseeable opportunities to accomplish sound
management on the site and rights-of-way consistent with the Corps needs. Initial
preparation and needed subsequent modifications of Management Plans for existing
and new facilities will be carried out at field levels. The Forest Supervisor will sign
plans for the Forest Service. The District Engineer or his representatives will sign
for the Corps.


The Land Use Grant Instrument is included in this section as Exhibit 3.

When a new data site on National Forest land is agreed to and the Site
Development Plan is approved, and the survey and design completed, the Forest
Supervisor will then issue the Land Use Grant Instrument which authorizes the
Corps to occupy and use the established area for construction, operation and
maintenance of the facility.
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     1.    When it is the intent of the Forest Service to grant occupancy and use of
           National Forest System land to the Corps at a location mutually
           acceptable to the Forest Service and the Corps, both parties will work
           together in order that the facility may be located, designed, constructed
           and maintained to meet the Corps responsibility for communication and
           hydromet facilities consistent with National Forest objectives and these
           laws, regulations and policies applicable to the management of the
           National Forest System.

     2.    Whenever it is determined by the Corps or the Forest Service that
           adverse impacts on forest resources are occurring on National Forest
           System lands and it is shown to result from a Corps project, the Corps
           will take the necessary corrective action soon to eliminate or minimize
           the impacts in accordance with a mutually acceptable plan.

     3.    Each Forest Supervisor will represent the Regional Forester in all
           matters pertaining to this Memorandum of Understanding within his
           Forest and within his normal responsibilities and authorities.

     4.    Each District Engineer will represent the Division Engineer in all
           matters pertaining to this Memorandum of Understanding within his

     5.    This Memorandum of Understanding may be terminated at any time by
           either Agency or amended by mutual consent. Such termination shall in
           no way affect any existing land use grants. Following such termination,
           negotiating will be undertaken for a substitute agreement, if such is

     6.    Upon termination of a Land Use Grant Instrument, or upon
           abandonment of any data site, the Corps will remove within one (1) year
           any improvements that have been erected, unless otherwise agreed
           upon in writing, and will leave the site in a condition acceptable to the
           Forest Service. If determination is jointly made to leave any said
           improvements in place, the Corps, to the extent that is lawfully possible,
           will transfer these improvements to the Forest Service.

     7.    All existing agreements, permits, and easements entered into prior to
           this Memorandum of Understanding remain in effect.


Corps of Engineers:
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/s/                                                 4 Nov 1974
      R.E. McConnell, MG, USA                          Date
       Division Engineer
      North Pacific Division

Forest Service:

/s/                                                 11/15/74
    Theodore Schlapfer                                Date
Regional Forester, R-6

/s/                                                 11/22/74
    Vernon Hamre                                      Date
Regional Forester, R-4

/s/                                                 12/5/74
     Steve Yurich                                     Date
Regional Forester, R-1
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                                     Exhibit 3
                              U.S. FOREST SERVICE

LAND USE PROPOSAL INSTRUMENT                           Date
   Powerline, access road(s), communication and hydromet facilities.

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding dated             between the
Forest Service, acting through the Regional Foresters of Regions 1, 4, and 6 of
Missoula, Montana, Ogden, Utah, and Portland, Oregon, respectively, and the
Corps of Engineers, acting through the Division Engineer, North Pacific Division,
Portland, Oregon, application is made for a Land Use Grant Instrument to
construct, operate, and maintain the following-described facilities:

Section number, location, and name

(Data site drawing enclosed if available at this time.)

                                                              (DE, OR COR)

LAND USE GRANT INSTRUMENT                               Date __________________
     Powerline, access road(s), communication and hydromet facilities

     LUR IDENTITY CODE __________________________________________________
                         Region      Forest      User No.    Case Date

The following special conditions and general information pertain to the
___________________________________________data facility hereby jointly approved:
      (Station Name)

     1.     Location: (Legal description, or name of peak or local landmark)

     2.     Corps Drawing Reference Numbers:
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    3.    Site Development Plan approved jointly on___________________________

    4.    Technical Parameters (Communication or Hydromet Facility) on the
          attached 2700-10 dated:_________________________________________

    5.    Length Powerline: (from Project Plan, miles NF)__________________

    6.    Length Access Road(s): (from Project Plan, miles NF)______________

    7.    Area: (from Project Plan, acres N.F.)______________________________

    8.    A Site and Road Right-of-Way Management Plan will be prepared by
          the Forest Service and approved by the Corps by:___________________

    9.    District Ranger(s) and Corps designee in charge of maintenance and
          right-of-way management planning and execution:

    District Ranger                                    Address

_______________________                      _______________________
_______________________                      _______________________
_______________________                      _______________________
   (Corps designee)


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(Date)            (Signature)          Forest Supervisor


 (Date)       (Signature)       District Engineer
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                          Dated November 4, 1974

                                    Between the


                       Procedural Steps for the Development
                             of Hydromet Data Sites

                        IN FOREST SERVICE REGION - 6


Since both parties to the plan are decentralized organizations having both
administrative and field level personnel involved in data site construction and use,
it is helpful to observe a flow of procedure for efficiency. Both are committed to
cooperation under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding.

The following abbreviations are used:

Div. E - Division Engineer, Corps   ROW - Right-of-Way
DE     - District Engineer, Corps   NF  - National Forest
RF     - Regional Forester, F.S.    DTM - Dept. of Telecommunications,
                                          Management Wash. D.C.
FS     - Forest Supervisor, F.S.
                                    IRAC - Interagency Radio Advis. Committee
DR  - District Ranger, F.S.          Wash., D.C.
COR - Contracting Officer's         FCC - Federal Communications Commission

The steps below are listed to define key responsibilities and contacts. Both parties
can make orderly progress by observing an appropriate sequence.

                                                     BY COMMUNICATE
STEP      ACTION                                    WHOM WITH

           Notification of New Project
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1.   Start preliminary discussions on       DE    FS
     tentative data sites. Purpose: to
     select data sites that will reasonably
     serve the Corps' requirements and
     have least impact on NF resources.
     See SECTION II, B. of the
     Memorandum of Understanding. Sites
     are coordinated through the
     Interagency Hydromet Committee.

2.   During reconnaissance of sites,      DE     FS-DR
     Corps location engineers will
     contact DR and review problems
     that may be encountered on
     ground. Discuss to the extent
     possible required access and
     location of utility services
     suitable to both agencies.

3.   The Corps will file a description DE        FS
     of the data site desired, a LAND
     Forest Service form 2700-10,
     Technical Data Report which has
     been coordinated with other
     agencies. (STEP 1)

           Site Availability-Environmental Studies

4.   The Corps and the Forest Service       DE    FS
     will conduct environmental impact
     assessments according to their
     respective procedures. Where an
     environmental statement is to be
     prepared, instructions in SECTION
     I-B shall apply.

     Site availability, as established   FS      DE
     by these reviews, shall be
     approved by FS.

     The Forest Service is required to    FS     DTM-IRAC
     give notice of site availability
     to DTM-IRAC. This should be done
     using the final confirmed 2700-10
     after coordination. (Step 3)

     The Forest Service is required to    FS     Other Users
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     notify other existing electronic
     users that the Corps has applied
     for the site. The Forest Service
     cannot take responsibility for
     electronic compatibility with
     existing users. The other users
     will speak for themselves in
     their responses to notices sent
     to them, FCC, and DTM-IRAC by the
     Forest Service.

5.   When the site is declared       DE       FS-DR
     available by FS, the Corps will
     take the lead in preparing the
     working at field personnel
     levels. See outline SECTION IV.
     The FS should at this time be
     prepared to confirm decisions
     on details of locations,
     construction designs and
     specifications, and timing

           Engineering Survey and Design

6.   Obtain permission for engineering     DE    FS
     surveys for road construction,
     site grading, and definition of
     timber cutting boundaries on NF

7.   Before entry on NF land for         DE     DR
     purpose of on-the-ground surveys,
     contract will be made with DR. If
     survey is by contract, a
     contractor's representative will
     also be present at meeting. Joint
     inspection of cutting boundaries
     will be made to determine which
     trees must be cut.

     Cutting boundaries, as determined
     in this inspection on the ground,
     will be shown on site maps.

8.   Following the survey, appropiate      DE
     site drawings will be prepared.
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      Drawings will show: precise
      location, improvements, access,
      utility services, adjacent
      facilities, beam paths, timber
      cutting boundaries, and related
      features pertinent to land use

9.    Four copies of the site drawings     DE    FS
      will be mailed to the FS for
      attachment to LAND USE GRANT
      INSTRUMENT. (Exhibit 3)

            Land Use Grant Instrument

10.   When the DATA SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN             FS   DE
      has been completed and agreed to
      by both parties, the Forest
      Service shall endorse the LAND USE
      GRANT INSTRUMENT. (Exhibit 3)
      (SECTION VI)


11.   Corps will confer with DR on the     DE    FS-DR
      terms of and preparation of
      construction contract
      specifications at least 30 days
      before they are advertised for
      bids. FS shall confirm by
      correspondence that specifications   FS    DE
      are satisfactory.

12.   Notify FS by letter when contract    DE     FS-DR
      awards have been made.

13.   Corps contractors or Corps        DE     DR
      construction crews shall contact   (Contractor-or
      DR prior to starting any work. By    COR)
      this time, Corps and DR
      discussions should have covered
      all aspects of the DATA SITE
      DEVELOPMENT PLAN and be complete
      enough to enable DR to approve
      immediate entry to start work. At
      this meeting any final details
      concerning construction and
      maintenance shall be settled.
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14.   Corps representative will keep in     DE      DR
      touch with DR representative so
      that any problems arising on
      clearing and construction can be
      resolved on the ground promptly.

Procedures for Issuing the Land Use Grant Instrument. A land Use Grant
Instrument will be prepared for each Data Site (Section VI - Exhibit 3).

Exhibit 3 is a combined Application-Grant form. The top portion is designated
"Land Use Proposal Instrument". This portion provides a place for the Corps to
apply formally for a new Data Site, and is signed by the District Engineer.

The lower portion of the form is the "Land Use Grant Instrument", which authorizes
and documents the construction of the same site. This part is signed by the Forest
Supervisor and the District Engineer.

The filing of the exhibit 3 form by the Corps as a request for a new site starts the
joint interagency action toward the development of the facility. See Addendum,
coordination steps 1-3, and 10; also Section IV. The Corps will send the form to the
Forest Supervisor with top portion completed. Upon completion of the Data Site
Development Plan, the Forest Supervisor will sign the Land Use Grant Instrument,
(same form previously signed by District Engineer) and deliver it back to the
District Engineer for his signature. The District Engineer will keep the original.
The Forest Supervisor will receive two copies; The Division Engineer and Regional
Forester one copy each.

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