Letter to Scott Addison 5/11/95

Washington, D.C. 20250

Mr. Scott C. Addison
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038

Dear Mr. Addison,

Thank you for your April 12, 1995, letter concerning the pending rule governing noncommercial group use of National Forest System (NFS) lands.

The Forest Service has a statutory obligation to manage the occupancy and use on NFS lands and to protect forest resources. The proposed new rule will reinstate the long-standing principle that a permit is required for noncommercial group use of NFS lands. The final rule provides due process safeguards as established by First Amendment case law. The proposed rule has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance.

Thank you again for writing. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best personal regards.


James R. Lyons
Under Secretary
Natural Resources and Environment

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