Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Forest Management Service Center, 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. A, Fort Collins, CO. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead at (970) 295-5020 and ask for Lathrop Smith to facilitate entry into the building.
Pursuant to the Forest Service Small Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program, developed in cooperation with the Small Business Administration, Forest Service regulations at Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, § 223.84 require Forest Service bid forms to include provisions for small business concerns. The data collected from the bid forms will be used by the Agency to ensure that National Forest System timber will be sold at not less than appraised value, that bidders will meet specific criteria when submitting a bid, and to monitor bidding for evidence of anti-trust violations.
The tax identification number of each bidder is entered into an automated bid monitoring system, which is used to determine if speculative bidding or unlawful bidding practices are occurring and is required to process electronic payments to the purchaser.
Respondents will be bidding on National Forest System timber sales and
The data gathered in this information collection are not available from other sources.
Forms showing changes to the April 2010 versions currently in use can be viewed on the World Wide Web/Internet site at:
Comment is invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes or the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
All comments received in response to this notice, including name and address when provided, will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments also will become a matter of public record.