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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN
THE FOREST SERVICE
AND THE
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION


  1. PURPOSE
  2. The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding between the Forest Service (hereinafter referred to as FS) and the Federal Highway Administration (hereinafter referred to as FHWA) is to prescribe the elements of the Highway Safety Program Standards applicable to the FS and the implementation responsibilities and requirements of the FS.

  3. BACKGROUND
  4. 23 CFR 1230.3 provides as follows:

    Under 23 CFR 1230.4, the FS is required to review its activities, in cooperation with FHWA and NHTSA, to determine which are covered by the highway safety program standards.

  5. APPLICABILITY
  6. (a) It is understood and agreed by and between the FS and the FHWA that, except as provided in subparagraph (b) of this paragraph, all of the requirements of highway safety program standards 9, 12, 13, and 14, administered by the FHWA, are applicable to all FS roads open to public travel.

    (b) It is understood and agreed by and between the FS and the FHWA that the following elements of the standards administered by the FHWA are not relevant to the activities of the FS and, therefore, are not applicable to the FS:

    Standard Paragraph Subject
    12 1B Safe traffic environment for
    pedestrians in residential areas
    12 IC Roadway lighting
    12 ID Standards for pavement design
    with high skid resistance qualities
    12 IE Resurfacing of roads with low
    skid resistance
    12 IJ5 Design features which project people at playgrounds, schoolyards, and commercial areas
    12 IK1 Signs at freeway interchanges
    12 IK3 Freeway access and egress for emergency areas
    14 IIB Land use planning in new and redevelopment areas
    14 IID Environmental illumination
    14 V Program for protection of children walking to and
    from school, entering and leaving school buses, and in neighboorhood play


  7. REQUIREMENTS
  8. (a) Under 23 CFR 1230.4, the FS will

    (b) In addition to the requirements of subparagraph (a) of this paragraph, the FS will submit the following to FHWA for review and approval:

    (c) The FS will establish a close working relationship with State, county, and community traffic engineering offices which are involved with highways within or bordering the National Forests.

  9. EXECUTION AND EFFECTIVE DATE
  10. This Memorandum of Understanding is executed on behalf of the FS by the Chief of the Forest Service, and on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration by the Federal Highway Administrator, and it is effective immediately.

    Date:

    Date: 30 Sept. 1975 Date: 14 Oct. 1975
       

    Original signed by:
    Chief, Forest Service

    Original signed by:
    Administrator,
    Federal Highway Administration

     


AMENDMENT No. 1
Amends 10-14-1975 Safety Agreement

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE FOREST SERVICE
AND THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

2.   BACKGROUND


AMENDMENT No. 2 Amends 10-15-75 Safety Agreement

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN THE
FOREST SERVICE
AND THE
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

  1. PURPOSE. Add the following after the first paragraph:
  2. This Memorandum of Understanding between the Forest Service and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) includes the requirements of the Title 23, United States Code, section 151 (23 U.S.C. 151), which define the National Bridge Inspection Standards (hereinafter referred to as NBIS), prescribed in Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 650, Subpart C, sections 650.301 through 650.311 (23 CFR Part 650, Subpart C, 650.301-650.311) that are applicable to the Forest Service and the implementation responsibilities and requirements assigned to the Forest Service.

  3. BACKGROUND. Add the following after the last paragraph:
  4. The Forest Service and the FHWA agree that while forest development roads are not public roads per se, many are "open to public travel" as that phrase is generally understood. The Forest Service agrees to identify those bridges on forest development roads that are "open to public travel" as those bridges subject to the NBIS. The Forest Service will report the prescribed inventory data for these bridges to the States.

    For Forest Service bridge inspection purposes, bridges on forest development roads "open to public travel" are those with a maintenance level of 3, 4, or 5; or a traffic service level of A, B, or C.

  5. APPLICABILITY. Add the following after paragraph (b):

  6. REQUIREMENTS. Add the following after paragraph (c):
  7. (d) Under 23 U.S.C. 151, 23 CFR 650.301. et seq. and this amendment the Forest Service agrees to:

    (e) The Forest Service will establish a close working relationship with the State bridge engineering unit responsible for collection of the Forest Service National Bridge Inventory data.

  8. EXECUTION AND EFFECTIVE DATE. Add the following paragraphs:
  9. This second amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding will become effective on the date of the last signature; and provisions of the NBIS standards to Forest Service bridge inspection programs will be implemented March 1, 1992. The Forest Service will commence reporting NBIS inventory data to the State Bridge Engineers for approximately 50 percent of Forest Service bridges subject to the NBIS in March 1993 and the remainder in March 1994.

    Either party to this Memorandum of Understanding including subsequent amendments, may terminate participation upon written notice to the other party one hundred and twenty (120) days in advance of the effective date of termination. This Memorandum of Understanding and amendments, may be revised or amended at any time by mutual consent of both parties and shall be reviewed every five (5) years by both parties.

    Date: Nov 16, 1982 Date: (None)
       

    Original signed by:
    Chief, Forest Service

     

     

    Original signed by:
    Administrator,
    Federal Highway Administration

     



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