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Special Uses–Directives

Directives, Drafts and Proposed Rules

Right-of-Way (ROW)

36 CFR 251.50 Land Uses; Special Uses Requiring an Authorization
  • Final Rule (PDF) Effective August 12, 2004
    This final rule clarifies requirements regarding the issuance of special use authorizations for activities involving National Forest System roads and trails.

Categorical Exclusions
  • Federal Register, July 6, 2004 (PDF)
    This amendment creates two new categorical exclusions for the amendment to or replacement of special use authorizations involving administrative changes when no changes are proposed to the authorized facilities and no increase in the intensity or scope of the authorized activities are proposed.


Forest Service Manual

Forest Service Handbook

Proposed National Environmental Policy Act Documentation Needed for Certain Special Use Authorizations

Cost Recovery
  • Page under construction

Ski Fee


R-5, Recreation Residence Draft Direction

Streamline Regs 36 CFR 251

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