Coordination: More than just a 12-letter word
Chris Daley, Mt Democrat, June 18, 2012Deep within a forest of acronyms and departmental jargon, there is a set of regulations that mandates protocols under which the United States Forest Service and other federal agencies must deal with local governments.
Known as "Coordination," the laws outline under what circumstances and in what manner the forest service, for example, must consider local entities and issues when planning construction or other projects on federal land that may impact other jurisdictions.
Along with the acronyms comes a caveat that certain requirements are governed under the auspices of the Secretary of the Interior while others are within the purview of the Secretary of Agriculture. The "Federal Acts Requiring Coordination with Local Governments" runs the gamut of issues and concerns from fish and wildlife and water quality through recreation and ...