[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
[Page 10088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03794]



Forest Service

Forest Inventory and Analysis RPA Assessment Review Tables

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comment.


SUMMARY: The Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested 
individuals and organizations on the draft tables for the 2012 
Resources Planning Act (RPA) Update of the Forest Resources of the 
United States. These tables will be the basis for analysis of status 
and trends in the nation's forests and includes data for 1953, 1977, 
1987, 1997, 2007, and 2012.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before April 25, 2014 
to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will 
be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: The draft review tables are available in *.pdf format at 
http://fia.fs.fed.us. Comments concerning this notice should be 
addressed to Dr. Richard Guldin, Director, Quantitative Sciences 
Staff--Forest Service, Mail Stop 1119, Washington, DC 20090-6090. 
Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 703-605-5131 or by 
email to bsmith12@fs.fed.us.
    The public may inspect comments received at 1400 Independence Ave 
SW., Washington, DC 20250, between regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. 
and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors are encouraged to call 
ahead to 703- 605-4177 to facilitate entry to the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: W. Brad Smith, Quantitative Sciences 
Staff by phone at 703-605-4177 or by email to bsmith12@fs.fed.us. 
Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 twenty-four 
hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through its Research organization, the 
Forest Service conducts continuous Statewide inventories of the 
Nation's forest resources to ascertain trends in the extent, condition, 
ownership, quantity, and quality of the forest resources in compliance 
with Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 (16 
U.S.C. 1600, 1641-1648). This information is collected by the Forest 
Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program and forest statistics and 
subsequent analyses are released as State, Regional, and National 
reports and are based on data collected at sample locations on all land 
ownerships across the United States. Every 5 years, the FIA program 
compiles a summary of this data into standard tables as part of the RPA 
Assessment' Forest Resources of the United States report.

    Dated: February 18, 2014.
Carlos Rodriguez-Franco,
Acting Deputy Chief, Research and Development.
[FR Doc. 2014-03794 Filed 2-21-14; 8:45 am]