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FHP & Aviation Policy


…aviation, agriculture, pest and environmental management policies providing direction and safety.

IMPORTANT: see Aviation Planning for
additional planning-related aviation policy


Safety Policy is one of four “pillars” providing the foundation to Safety Management Systems, a structured management approach for controlling risk in Interagency Fire and Aviation Management operations. The purpose of federal aviation policy is to provide for our safety, as an example: pilot and aircraft carding requirements. For additional safety management guidance see Aviation Risk Management.

Following are select links to policy documents pertaining to safety and FHP programs in general: United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Forest Service Manuals and Handbooks. Questions on policy interpretation should be directed to responsible officials and subject area specialists such as FHP directors, region/area unit aviation officers, FHP aviation safety manager, state and regional aviation managers, contracting officers, etc. as appropriate.

Aviation and Safety Manuals & Handbooks
Link
FSM
5700 Aviation Management (All Issuances)
FSH
5709.16 Flight Operations Handbook
FSH
6709.11 Health & Safety Code Handbook
Forest Pest Management Manual & Handbook
Link
FSM
3400 Forest Pest Management (Service Wide Issuances)
FSH
3409.11 Forest Pest Management Handbook (Service Wide Issuances)
Environmental, Pesticide Use Management Manual & Handbook
Link
FSM
2100 Environmental Management (All Issuances)
FSH
2109.14 Pesticide Use Management and Coordination (Service Wide Issuances)
United States Code
Link
Title 7 - Agriculture
Code of Federal Regulations
Link
Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space (Volumes 1-5)
Part 91 – General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 135 – Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft
Part 137 – Agricultural Aircraft Operations