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Lolo National Forest Building 24
United States Department of Agriculture
Forest Service
Fort Missoula, Missoula, Mt 59804

File Code: 6150 Route To: 5300
Date: March 15, 1999 Subject:

1999 National Rainbow
Family Gathering
To: Chief

The Rainbow Family of Living Light is planning their annual gathering on Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania, R-9. Organizers of this event anticipate approximately 25,000 people will attend. The Forest Service has assembled a National Incident team, comprised of employees throughout the service, to manage this large gathering' As in previous years, I would like this Incident declared an emergency in order to waive pay limitations and enact other applicable provisions for Forest Service employees to include pay periods 11, 12, 13 and 14. In addition, I anticipate employees from the Department of Interior, BLM to participate and would also like to obtain the same approval for them.

If you would like further information, please contact me at 406/329-3858 or bfox/rl, lolo.

/s/ William C. Fox

Incident Commander
USDA Forest Service